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      ASEM Work Placement Programme (ASEM WPP)  – Thailand

BACKGROUND

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    
   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)

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.

Before Apply:

  • Consult with your instructors and institutions’ officers who are responsible for the programme
  • Study the guideline/information of the countries you are interested to do an internship at

      Belgium 

      Step to take before departure

      https://www.student.be/en/internships

      http://www.monstage.be/index.php/CurrentLanguage/3

     Germany

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

      List of ZAV-Companies

Basic qualifications of the candidates:

  • Being an undergraduate (3rd year and above) or master (2nd year) student in Thai HEIs,
  • 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 the public mind,
  • Being able to join the programme throughout the whole period,
  • Committing to submit a report showing their internship and intercultural experiences for publicising and promoting to the next year candidates. (Students submit the report to their home institutions within 30 days upon completion of the internship; the institutions subsequently submit to OHEC.)
  • Other qualifications according to their home institutions’ needs.

Benefits and their responsibilities:

  • OHEC supports the successful candidates doing their internships in Europe (Belgium and Germany) with a lump-sum payment in the amount of 60,000 THB via their home institutions.
  • The successful candidates (and/or their home institutions) are responsible for other expenses such as passport, visa, accident and health insurances, accommodation, meals, travel expenses in the countries etc. (The workplaces in Europe that accept the interns may support some remuneration, but not a commitment)

Related Documents/Templates:

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

Internship Agreement.Th 

Assessment.Th

Certificate.Th 

Student Report.Th

 

Related Information:

http://www.vfsglobal.com/belgium/thailand/Thai/index.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:

*** (Information is being updated) ***

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 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.

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: March 2018)


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