Choosing your studies

Why undertake higher education abroad?

Through studying abroad you can: ​

  • Get a world class education and qualifications that will help your career development​
  • ​Learn critical thinking skills
  • Gain experience of other cultures​

When you return you can:​

  • ​Gain important skills that you can take back home to your community​
  • Give back to the building of a better future for Myanmar

How to choose the best course for you

It is very important to think about what course you would like to study as it will shape your future, and determine what careers are available to you. It is for your own benefit and for the success of your PB application to link your interests with your chosen course and career goals. If you apply for a course that does not relate to your future career goals, PB will very likely discount your application. You should think about these different elements:

Your interests – What do you enjoy doing, what experience do you have? Do you do volunteer work that you enjoy?
Your career – What would you like to do in the future? Do you have career aspirations?
Your course – What unites your interests and your career aspirations?

Example 1:

Interests – I am interested in civil society
Career – I would like to be a lawyer
Course – Law

Example 2:

Interests – I am interested in supporting people in my community
Career – I would like to be a social worker
Course – Social Work

Choosing your University

Before you apply for a Prospect Burma scholarship, you must have already applied or be in the process of applying for your University course. When applying to University there are different things to consider: 

  • Tuition fees and costs of living are lower in ASEAN countries than in Western countries.
  • However, many Western Universities offer their own scholarship opportunities which can reduce the costs of study.
  • Every University has its own English Language requirement – make sure you know what this is and whether you can meet it before you apply. This information will be on the University’s website.
  • Some religious Universities will have certain religious requirements, such as attending church services. Make sure you are aware of these and are happy with them before applying to these Universities.
  • PB has agreements with some universities, which can make study cheaper. 

You can study any subject at any university in any country, however you must be able to demonstrate what your future plans are, and how your choice of study area will benefit these plans. We have some partnerships with Universities, which offer a limited amount of fee waiver opportunities, which you may also wish to consider. Please note, securing a place at one of these universities will not guarantee you a Prospect Burma scholarship, the application process will still be the same. Here is the list of universities in partnership with Prospect Burma for tuition fee waiver:
Rangsit University in Thailand (50% tuition fee waiver for all international programmes)​

Asia-Pacific International University in Thailand (50% tuition fee waiver for all international programmes) ​

Thammasat University in Thailand (50% tuition fee waiver for programmes under the Faculty of Public Health)​

Mahidol University in Thailand (50% tuition fee waiver for programmes under the Faculty of Environment and Resource Studies)​​

Hertie School in Berlin, Germany (100% tuition fee waiver for 1 master student studying either their Public Policy Programme or International Affairs Programme)
The Hertie School is an international teaching and research centre of excellence located in vibrant and cosmopolitan Berlin. Exceptional teaching, research, and outreach on international and intersectoral governance challenges are the school’s hallmark. Hertie School’s motto is Understand today. Shape tomorrow. The school attracts a highly talented student body from diverse national and disciplinary backgrounds—united by a desire to make a difference and to bring about a better future. The Hertie School offers them a study environment characterised by close interaction with faculty, lively public debates and engagement with current policy developments. In addition, students have access to the School’s global network that includes the London School of Economics and Political Science, Sciences Po in Paris, Columbia University in New York and many other excellent public policy schools worldwide. As an ambassador of good governance and public stewardship, the Hertie School has become a hub for top scholars and researchers, as well as experts and representatives from the spheres of politics, business and civil society who contribute to events at the school. Hertie School’s students actively contribute to these debates and regularly spearhead their own initiatives to foster the public good. To apply for this scholarship, please apply to the Prospect Burma scholarship as usual, and apply directly to the Hertie School for their programme. Please note, the Hertie School application period closes in May, after the PB January deadline, but do not delay applying to the PB scholarship. For more information on this, please contact the Myanmar office.