- Graduate Diploma Program in Agro-biosystems
- Master of Science in Agricultural Systems
- Master of Science in Horticulture
- Master of Business Administration
- Master of Business Administration in Hospitality and Tourism Management
- Master of Economics Program in International Business Economics
- Master of Science in Health Economics and Health Care Management
- Master of Science Program in Service Innovation
- Master of Arts in Diplomacy and International Studies
- Master of Arts in International Relations
- Master of Science (Science and Technology Education)
- Master of Rural Development Management
- Master of Science in Natural Resource Management
- Diploma Degree in Dermatology and Dermatosurgery
- Master of Nursing Science in Nursing Administration
- Master of Science in Pharmacy Programme
- Master of Science in Tropical Medicine
- Master of Public Health Program
- Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering
- Master of Engineering in Engineering Technology
- Master of Science in Renewable Energy
- Master of Science in Information Technology
ALLOWANCES & EXPENSES
The following costs will be borne by the Royal Thai Government and administered by
the Thailand International Development Cooperation Agency (TICA) :
• A round-trip air ticket*
• A settlement allowance and a monthly living allowance in Thai Baht
• Accommodation for the duration of the awardee’s stay in Thailand
• Tuition and supplementary fees (paid directly to the training institute)
• Life and health insurance**
*An economy class air ticket from an appropriate international airport to Bangkok will be issued to each awardee by a representative of Thai Airways International, or through the National Airline Office in the awardee’s country. A return air ticket will be issued and provided to each awardee before their course ends. Should the awardees buy the air tickets by themselves, without TICA’s special instruction, they are not eligible to reimburse its expenses from the Royal Thai Government.
** Health services relating to pregnancy, mental illness, dental treatment, glasses and any kind of sickness that happened before awardee arrive Thailand are not covered by the health insurance provided by the Royal Thai Government.
All awardees must possess a valid passport.
Prior to departure from their home countries, awardees must apply for a non-immigrant visa “F” from the Royal Thai embassy or consular representative in their respective countries. Those who live in countries where there is no Royal Thai Embassy or consulate may apply for a “Visa on Arrival” at Bangkok International Airport. Students need to check the period of stay stamped in their passport by the immigration officer and inform TICA of the need to arrange for a visa extension at least one month prior to the visa’s expiration date. Students who submit their passports to TICA on short notice, and therefore overstay their visas, will be fined 500 baht for each day overstayed.
AIRPORT MEETING SERVICES
At the Bangkok International Airport, the awardee can take AIRPORT LIMOUSINE to the reserved accommodation. DO NOT TAKE TAXI. This limousine service charge can be reimbursed from TICA. Keep the original receipt for this purpose.
LEAVE OF ABSENCE
Awardees are not permitted to return home during their period of study except in exceptional circumstances. In the event that it is necessary for an awardee to return home temporarily, they must obtain permission from TICA and the institute at which they are studying before they leave. They also need to apply for re-entry visa before departure and are responsible for the fees by themselves. The awardee must cover the cost of their return airfare and should be aware that their monthly allowance will be temporarily suspended during their absence.
Awardees are not permitted to bring any of their family members with them.
It is compulsory for TIPP fellowship recipients to open an account with the Government Savings Bank. At the beginning of each month, TICA will transfer the fellowship recipients’ monthly allowance into their bank account.
All narcotics (marijuana, opium, cocaine, morphine, heroin) obscene literature, pictures or articles.
Importation of firearms and ammunition can be done only after a permit has been obtained from the Royal Thai Police or local Registration Office.
A reasonable amount of clothing for personal use, toiletries, and professional instruments may be brought to Thailand free of duty.
TOBACCO & ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES:
Cigarettes, cigars, or smoking tobacco each or in total must not exceed 250 grams in weight. Cigarettes must not exceed 200 in quantity. One litre each of wine or spirits may be brought in free of duty.
A reasonable amount of household effects, accompanied by the owner on change of domicile, are also free of duty.
PLANTS & ANIMALS:
Certain species of fruits, vegetables and plants are prohibited. Please contact the Agricultural Regulatory Division Bang Khen, Bangkok.
Tel: (662) 940 6573 ext.109
Thailand’s history and position in the heart of the Indochina Peninsular has made it somewhat of a Southeast Asian cultural, religious and migratory crossroads. Known as Siam until 1939, Thailand has a total area of 513,120 square kms. It borders Myanmar to the north and west, Lao PDR to the north and northeast, Cambodia to the east and Malaysia to the south. The country is divided into 76 provinces and six regions: the mountainous north; the northeast plateau; the central plains; the East Coast; the western mountains and valleys; and the peninsular south. Situated in the central plains region, the Thai capital Bangkok was established in 1782 by King Rama
I. Bangkok has evolved to boast a fascinating mixture of eastern and western cultures, It is a bustling city where the old and the new coexist comfortably and where modern facilities stand alongside traditional charm.
Thailand is governed by a constitutional monarchy with a bicameral parliament. King Bhumibol Adulayadej (Rama IX) is the head of the state.
Throughout its long history, Thailand has welcomed and gently assimilated immigrants. Thailand now has a population of more than 63 million. The people include descendants of ethnic Thais, Chinese, Mons, Khmers, Laotians, Malays, Persians and Indians, a diversity that is reflected in the many different foods, cultures and traditions that happily co-exist in the country today.
Time in Thailand is seven hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+7)
Thailand is proud of its absolute religious freedom. Buddhism is the national religion and practiced by about 95 per cent of the population. Islam, Christianity, Hinduism and Sikhism are among the other main religions also practiced in Thailand.
There are two distinct climates in Thailand: a tropical savanna, which dominates most parts of the country, and a tropical monsoon in the southern regions. Thailand has three diverse seasons: summer (March to May), the rainy season (June to October) and cold season (November to February). Generally speaking, Thailand’s climate is warm and humid year-round, with an average maximum temperature of 33 degrees Celsius and an average minimum of 23 degrees.
The basic unit of currency is the Thai baht. Denominations are: 25 and 50 satang coins (100 satang to 1 baht), 1, 5 and 10 baht coins and 10 (brown), 20 (green), 50 (blue), 100 (red), 500 (purple) and 1000 (grey) baht notes.
Thailand’s official language is Thai, although people in different regions speak their own dialects. English is also widely spoken.
Most Thai people dress in a casual western fashion, but collared shirts and slacks should be worn in class and during formal occasions. Loose fitting, comfortable, cotton clothing is best during the hot humid months.
Most businesses operate five days a week, Government offices are open Monday to Friday from 8.30 am to 4.30 pm, with a 12 am to 1 pm lunch break. Private businesses usually open from 8 am to 5 pm. Most shops are open 12 hours a day, seven days a week, while department stores open from 10 am to 10 pm.
Banks are open weekdays from 8.30 am to 3.30 pm. Automatic Teller Machines (ATMs) are widespread.
Public telephones are operated either by card or coin. Several types of cards are available for use in different telephones. Long-distance calls are 25% cheaper after 9 pm. Rates for calling outside the country are normally considerably higher than for calling domestically. Special booths for making overseas calls are also available on large streets and at some major post offices.
Thailand’s mail service is reliable and efficient. Post offices open Monday to Friday from 8.30 am to 4.30 pm, and from 8.30 am to 12 pm on Saturdays.
Public transport facilities vary from city to city. Bangkok has a wide range of facilities including an extensive bus system, the sky train, the subway train, ferries, taxis and tuk-tuks. Some cities outside Bangkok also have public buses and others are served by private services. Tuk-tuks are also available in most towns and cities.
The electric current is 220 volt AC (50 cycles) throughout the country. There are many types of plugs and sockets in use.