Applications are now closed for 2017-2018
We have now closed the application process for 2017/18, thank you to those who applied. We will be advertising the 2018/19 scholarships in December 2017, which will then open in January 2018.
If you have any further questions about the application process, please contact Hnin Nwe Nwe Aung: Hnin@prospectburma.org +959 455307376 /+959 774750447 / +9512304405.
If you have received a Prospect Burma scholarship for your current year of study, and would like to apply for ongoing support please complete and return the form below. Please carefully read the guidance notes before submitting your application.
Who can apply?
Prospect Burma runs an annual scholarships competition for Burmese students wishing to study abroad.
Applying for a Prospect Burma scholarship means joining our group of talented scholars and alumni, and making a commitment to helping us tackle Burma’s challenges head on. Our students and alumni are all passionate about the future development of Burma, and their own part in it. Many of our students have gone on to make large contributions not only to their own communities but to the country as a whole.
To be eligible to apply you must be of Burmese origin and:
- Accepted on and/or enrolled in a first degree course at an accredited college or university in South East Asia, Hong Kong, or – if with proof of another scholarship/fee waiver – at a university in any other country;
- Already studying, or accepted for, a Master’s degree course;
- Already studying, or accepted, for a PhD. Please note that PhD Students will be eligible to receive funding for a maximum of four years.
Why should I apply?
Prospect Burma has a long and proud history of supporting Burmese students in their further studies abroad, with a view of building a brighter democratic future for the Country. Since 1989 we have been supporting students like Suan Khai*, who on completion of her Master’s degree returned to Burma to use her expertise to benefit the country.
Suan Khai told us: “Soon after completing my Masters in Public Health, I went back to my native village and a small community-based organization (CBO) was established where I took the role of Programme Coordinator. Currently our CBO is implementing three main programmes: Non-formal Education Programme for marginalized children (40 children aged 6-10 years), Behavioural Change and Development Programme for school children (100 school children of Grade IV from government primary school of the village) and Youth Development Programme where community youths are being empowered by provision of community development training, leadership training, professional development training and youth reading cycle. A mini-library was also set up in the village and we are now planning to develop a community resource centre at the village.”
*Suan Khai is a pseudonym
How do I apply?
For full guidance and to apply for a Prospect Burma scholarship, please see above. Please read all of the guidance carefully before completing your form. If you are unable to use the online application form, please complete and return the PDF version. We encourage electronic applications, please do not submit a PDF unless you are unable to use the electronic form.