Choosing your studies

Scholarship applications for the 2021/22 academic year closed on 31 January 2021. Applicants selected for interview only will be contacted in May 2021. The next application window is scheduled to open in December 2021.
The information on this page remains visible for future reference only.

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 Public Policy Programme or International Affairs). You will need to have completed an undergraduate degree before 1 September 2021. Apply directly here to the Hertie School to join their programme, alongside your separate application for a Prospect Burma scholarship.

Wilfrid Laurier University in Canada (100% tuition fee waiver). This is for any bachelors programme in any subject offered at the Waterloo campus, although exceptional applications for post-graduate courses may be considered. Applying to study Prospect Burma’s priority subjects (which can be found in on our FAQ page) will more likely be successful. You will need to apply firstly to Prospect Burma (deadline 31 January 2021) and, if shortlisted, then apply to WLU for admittance to their course (deadline 31 May 2021). Find out more.