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      ASEM Work Placement Programme (ASEM WPP) Pilot Project – Thailand

Background

ASEM Work Placement Programme (ASEM WPP) Pilot Project 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 pilot project aims to start in 2016 and 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/)

Thailand is participating in the project through the Office of the Higher Education Commission (OHEC), Ministry of Education in cooperation with 6 universities namely

Thailand University Business Network (UBN) Contact:

Office of the Higher Education Commission (OHEC), Ministry of Education    
 328 Si Ayutthaya Road, Ratchathewi, Bangkok 10400
 Email: asem.wpp.thailand@gmail.com
 http://inter.mua.go.th/asem-wpp-thailand/
 Contact person: Ms. Nongnuch Chunbandit, Head, International Cooperation and Networking Development Group;      
                            Ms. Siriporn Wiriyaukradecha, Educational Officer

 

 For Outgoing Interns from Thailand to Europe (Belgium and Germany)

As the pilot project, ASEM WPP in Thailand is now limited to 6 Thai universities’ students that take part in the project (see above). The said students who are interested in the project can contact their universities’ related agencies for the details. Each university will carry on the selection process and subsequently submit 2 candidates to do an internship in Belgium and Germany (one country each) to Office of the Higher Education Commission (OHEC), Ministry of Education for the next process. OHEC will announce the final result after the European side’s process is finished.

Basic qualifications of the candidates:

  • Being an undergraduate (3rd year and above) or master (2nd year) student in 6 participating universities,
  • Having Thai nationality,
  • Obtaining at least 2.5 GPA for undergraduate students and 3.0 GPA for master students,
  • Having good English proficiency (Having knowledge of European languages such as German, Dutch or French is a plus, but not priority)
  • Having the ability of problem solving, adaptation to different social and cultural environments and having public mind,
  • Being able to join the project throughout the whole period,
  • Committing to submit a report showing their internship and intercultural experiences for publicizing and promoting to the next year candidates within 30 days upon completion of the project. (Students submit to their home universities; the universities will subsequently submit to OHEC.)
  • Other qualifications according to their home universities’ needs.

Benefits and their responsibilities:

  • OHEC supports the successful candidates doing their internship in Europe (Belgium and Germany) with a lump-sum payment for the travel expenses in the amount of 50,000 THB via their home universities.
  • The successful candidates are responsible for other expenses such as passport, visa, accident and health insurances, accommodation, meals, travel expenses in the countries etc. (The work places in Europe that accept the interns may support some remuneration, but not a commitment)

Related Documents/Templates:

Application Form (Language Self Assessment Grid) / Samples of Cover Letter and CV

Internship Agreement (on revision)

Internship Certificate (on revision) 

Student Report

Evaluation Form

Questionnaire

Related Information in Belgium:

http://www.ugent.be/en/ghentuniv/internationalisation/programmes/asem.htm

Related Information in Germany:

http://www.hs-karlsruhe.de/studierende/cc/career/auslandspraktikum/asem-wpp.html

http://www.bangkok.diplo.de/Vertretung/bangkok/th/08/00-Visa.html

 

 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

http://www.ugent.be/en/ghentuniv/internationalisation/programmes/asem.htm

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

http://www.hs-karlsruhe.de/studierende/cc/career/auslandspraktikum/asem-wpp.html

Visa procedure for 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.

Useful links:

http://www.mfa.go.th/main/en/services/4908/15405-General-information.html

http://www.mfa.go.th/thailandconnect_english/

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: 06/12/2016)


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