Q. What scholarships does the CPE program offer?
A. We do have two regular types of scholarships to offer: tuition-fee waving scholarship and DAAD scholarship.
For the tuition-fee waving scholarship, students will be exempted from paying normal tuition fee for the normal period of study (2 years). However, they must pay a special administrative fee (around 4,750 baht) each semester instead.
The DAAD scholarship is supported and financed by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the German Federal Foreign Office. It will covers your tuition fees, travel allowances, and living expenses during the 2-years study period. The students who successfully get this scholarship will spend their first year at TGGS in Thailand and the second year at RWTH Aachen University in Germany.
Q. What are the requirement and selection criteria for tuition-fee waiving scholarships?
A. The tuition-fee waving scholarship is eligible to all students who have their GPA higher than
- 2.50 for applying a partial tuition-fee waving scholarship, and
- 2.75 for applying a full tuition-fee waving scholarship.
We have a limited number of this scholarship, and it will be granted to applicants based on the "First come, first serve" principle. So, if you are interested to apply for this scholarship, please do apply at the earliest possible.
Q. What are the requirement and selection criteria for DAAD scholarships?
A. DAAD scholarship is eligible for the applicants from South East Asian countries (non-Thai). Due to a limited number of the scholarship available, the applicants who wish to apply for this scholarship should have an excellent academic record as well as excellent English skills. The selection process will be conducted by a committee which consists of DAAD and TGGS representatives and the decision will be made based on the academic record and result of telephone interview.
Q. Do you provide any other financial support in addition to the tuition fee scholarship?
A. Lecturers in our program received a number of academic and industrial research grants each year. So, if you are willing to take a specifc research project offered by lecturers, you may be able to receive financial support in some forms e.g. a lump-sum of money, stipend, or registration fee for conference.
Q. Do I have an opportunity to do Internship and Thesis in Germany?
A. Yes, if you are an outstanding student with excellent performance. We usually have one or more students going to Germany each year. For the students obtaining DAAD scholarship, they will spend their second entire year doing student project, internship, and master thesis at RWTH Aachen University.
Recently, we have established research collaboration with TU Graz University in Austria. So, students can also do their thesis at TU Graz as well.
Q. What is industrial oriented-program?
A. Our program has been designed and developed to better meet the industrial needs through practical training in industry (mandatory project-oriented internships and industry-oriented Master thesis). The student taking this program will learn the hands-on knowledge that can be applied to solve the real problems in industries.
Q. Where do I do the internship?
A. At the industries in Thailand or aboard. The program will organize and arrange the places for internship for students based on their interest and suitability. Most companies joining our internship program are located in the eastern past of Thailand in Rayong and Chonbury province.
Q. What degree do I get upon graduation?
A. Students of class 2013 onward will receive M.Eng degree after they graduate.
Q. I have no chemical engineering background. Will you provide fundamental chemical engineering courses for me?
A. No, we do not provide any fundamental courses for students. They must study the fundamental courses by themself. However, we implement a buddy system in which a student with no background in chemical engineering will be paired up with a student with background in chemical engineering to help each other. We found that this system is very helpful and effective for the study of coursework.
Q. I have a low GPA. Will I be able to study?
A. Yes, you can. From our past experience, we found that the students with low GPA, who passed our oral interview, were able to take and pass the courses as good as the other students.
Q. What are the conditions for graduation?
A. In summary, the key conditions for graduation are as follows:
- Complete coursework with GPA at least 3.00 (from 4.00 scale)
- Published part or all of thesis work in at least one academic publication or proceeding
- Obtain TOEFL 525+ in paper-based or equivalents.
Q. Can I really graduate the master program within 2 years?
A. Yes, we had a few numbers of student who could finish the study within 2 years. However, it would require good preparations, well project planning, and dedicated work effort. From our past experiences, most students who could not graduate within 2 years were due to the English requirement.
Q. This master program was co-developed by KMUTNB and RWTH Aachen University. So, will I get the double degrees?
A. No. Although our course follows the successful educational model of RWTH Aachen University, the degree you receive will be awarded by the KMUTNB.