ASEM Work Placement Programme (ASEM WPP) – Thailand
ASEM Work Placement Programme (ASEM WPP) is a project under supervision and cooperation framework of the Asia-Europe Meeting of Ministers for Education (ASEMME). The objective is to establish, promote and sustain the mutual exchange of interns between the regions Europe and Asia on the basis of balance and mutual benefits.
The programme opens for both undergraduate and master students of participating countries to apply for an internship in another region countries (Asia/Europe). There are now 5 participating countries i.e. Belgium (Flemish Community), Brunei Darussalam, Germany, Indonesia, and Thailand.
(Full details available at http://asem-education-secretariat.kemdikbud.go.id/awp/)
ASEM WPP IN THAILAND
During the pilot period (2015-2017), Thailand participates in the programme through the Office of the Higher Education Commission (OHEC), Ministry of Education in cooperation with 6 Thai Higher Education Institutions namely Kasetsart University, Khon Kaen University, King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi, Suranaree University of Technology, Walailak University and Rajamangala University of Technology Thanyaburi.
In the 2nd Phase (2018-2020), the programme will open to all Thai students studying at the Higher Education Institutions under the jurisdiction of OHEC. All qualified students are eligible to apply to the programme. The interested students can contact the related units/persons of their institutions for the details. Each institution will carry on the selection process and subsequently submit the potential candidates to do the internship in Belgium and Germany to OHEC for the final selection.
Thailand Contact point / University Business Network (UBN) :
Office of the Higher Education Commission (OHEC), Ministry of Education
For Outgoing Interns from Thailand to Europe (Belgium and Germany)
Call for Application 2018
In the year 2018, the Office of the Higher Education Commission (OHEC) offers 16 supporting funds for Thai students to do their internships in Belgium and Germany under the umbrella of the ASEM Work Placement Programme.
Basic qualifications of the candidates:
Benefits and their responsibilities:
For Incoming Interns from Europe (Belgium and Germany) to Thailand
The students from Belgium and Germany wishing to take part in the internship are advised to contact the University Business Network (UBN) in their respective countries to file an application for this programme.
Belgium UBN Contact:
Ghent University, Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 25, 9000 Gent, Belgium
Ms. Patricia Burssens, International Relations Office
Email: Patricia.Burssens@UGent.be Tel: +32 (0)9 264 70 13
Germany UBN Contact:
Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences, F 314 Moltkestr. 30, 76133 Karlsruhe,
Martina Link, Career Services
Email: Martina.Link[at]hs-karlsruhe.de Tel. 0721 925-2501 Fax 0721 925-2504
Visa procedure for the internship in Thailand:
The successful candidates are required to apply for the Non-immigrant “ED” visa to Thailand. The participating universities will act as the host and facilitate the interns with required documents for visa application.
Royal Thai Embassy to Belgium and Luxembourg: http://www2.thaiembassy.be/consular-services/visa/
Royal Thai Embassy, Berlin: http://thaiembassy.de/site/index.php/de
Thai Immigration Bureau: http://immigration.go.th/
(Last updated: January 2018)