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Update 15-05-2015:Mahidol University and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Scholarship

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Mahidol University and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Scholarship

***EXTENDED DEADLINE: 15 June 2015***

***Scholarships to be filled are currently open for MA candidates

and Nationals from the following countries ONLY:

Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Philippines, and Indonesia***


General Information


The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in collaboration with Mahidol University, is proud to provide full scholarships for citizens from Myanmar and least developed countries in Asia to study in the MA in Human Rights (international program) and Ph.D in Human Rights and Peace Studies (international program) at the Institute of Human Rights and Peace Studies, Mahidol University.


Criteria for Qualified Applicants

MA (Human Rights)

  1. Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree in any field with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.50 or equivalent.
  2. Candidates must have English language proficiency, with an IELTS score of 6.5 or above is required with no band below 6.0.
  3. Candidates must be a Myanmar national or nationals of countries in the least developed countries  in Southeast Asia listed by the World Bank.
  4. Preference will be given to candidates who are attached to a research center or academic institution, or have experience with NGOs, human rights institutions or private human rights/peace entities.
  5. Exceptions to the above qualifications may be made by the Program Committee and the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies.
  6. Special consideration will be given to candidates from minority and marginalized groups.



Application Requirements

Application Forms

Applicants must submit TWO application forms: one form to study in the IHRP graduate program, MA or PhD, and one form for the scholarship.  Scholarship application forms can be submitted either online through the Faculty of Graduate Studies website (see link below) or by post directly to IHRP at:


ATTN: Academic Program Coordinator

Institute of Human Rights and Peace Studies  (IHRP)
Panyaphiphat Building, Mahidol University (Salaya Campus)
Salaya, Phuttamonthon, Nakhon Pathom 73170 THAILAND


Application Documents

Separate from the application materials required for the IHRP graduate programs, scholarship applicants must also submit hardcopies of the following documents by post to:


ATTN: Academic Program Coordinator

Institute of Human Rights and Peace Studies  (IHRP)
Panyaphiphat Building, Mahidol University (Salaya Campus)
Salaya, Phuttamonthon, Nakhon Pathom 73170 THAILAND

MA applicants must submit the following:
- Personal statement
- Academic transcript(s)
- English language test certificate(s)
- Curriculum Vitae
- Concept note of prospective research topic

- Reference Forms sent to IHRP directly from referees


Application Deadline: 15 June 2015


For the Faculty of Graduate Studies online application and other information related to the application process for the past round of scholarships, please visit the following link:

http://www.grad.mahidol.ac.th/grad/evaluation/sch/home.php?main_index=general.php

For more information about the scholarship please visit the following links:

http://www.mahidol.ac.th/mugo/news-events/Norway.html

http://www.emb-norway.or.th/News_and_events/Norway-and-Thailand/News/A-successful-first-year-of-the-Mahidol-scholarship-program-/#.VLN4NYqUdlY

For more information about the scholarship please contact: ihrp, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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Innovative Partnership: IHRP and UN-ACT establish new opportunities for research and university

curriculum on migration and trafficking in persons

On March 19, 2015 Institute of Human Rights and Peace Studies (IHRP) Chair of the Master of Arts Human Rights (International Program) Dr. Coeli Barry met with United Nations Action for Cooperation against Trafficking in Persons (UN-ACT) Regional Research Analyst Sebastian Boll to discuss a new partnership aimed at research and curriculum development in the fields of migration and trafficking in persons within the Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS) and Southeast Asia more broadly.

UN-ACT was established in 2014 to ensure a coordinated approach to more strategically and effectively combat trafficking in persons in the GMS and beyond. The project builds upon the work previously undertaken by the United Nations Inter-Agency Project on Human Trafficking (UNIAP). In realizing their mission UN-ACT works with universities and human rights institutions within the region to support research by PhD students while also providing opportunities to students at the undergraduate and graduate levels to conduct research, attend seminars, and undertake internships in the fields of migration and trafficking in persons.

Opportunities discussed in expanding these UN-ACT programs and establishing new projects by partnering with IHRP included:

  • Undergraduate level migration and trafficking in persons curriculum development
  • Original research opportunities for IHRP PhD students supported by UN-ACT through the provision of work space within their offices and access to data sets and trainings in proven research methods in the fields of migration and trafficking in persons
  • Internship opportunities at UN-ACT for IHRP MA and PhD students

The partnership between IHRP and UN-ACT will be further developed and established over the coming months through the assistance of the IHRP Outreach and Recruitment team. Future updates will be provided through the IHRP and UN-ACT websites.



SHAPE-SEA Call for Research Proposals

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SHAPE-SEA is a collaboration of the ASEAN University Network-Human Rights Education (AUN-HRE) and the Southeast Asian Human Rights Studies Network (SEAHRN). It is hosted by the Institute of Human Rights and Peace Studies (IHRP) of Mahidol University, Thailand, and it is funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA).

SHAPE-SEA is inviting you to submit your concept note on your proposed research on or before 24 April 2015-- 17:00 (Bangkok Time). Please email your concept notes to the SHAPE SEA Secretariat at: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Please find attachment for more details.

Research Themes

✦   ASEAN and Human Rights

✦   Business Accountability

✦   Peace and Security

✦   Governance and Justice

✦   Academic Freedom

Research Grants

Small grants: 1-12 months; not exceeding USD 5,000

Medium grants: 1-2 years; not exceeding USD 20,000

Regional grants: 1-2 years; not exceeding USD 60,000

Student Thesis Grants*

Masters: not exceeding USD 3,000

PhD: not exceeding USD 7,000

* Student thesis grants are for a period of one (1) year. The grant will be used to develop part of the thesis research into a peer reviewed paper or for field data-gathering.

Thank you and we look forward to receiving your concept notes!

SHAPE-SEA Secretariat

at the Institute of Human Rights & Peace Studies, Mahidol University

Rm. 308, Panyaphipat Bldg., Faculty of Social Science, Mahidol University, Salaya, Phuttamonthon, Nakhon Pathom, Thailand

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Call for Papers! "Traversing the next ASEAN: Challenges and Prospects in Development, Democratization, Human Rights and Peace"

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4th International Conference on International Relations and Development

(ICIRD 2015)

Mahidol University, Salaya, 9-10 July 2015


Co-organized by: Institute of Human Rights and Peace Studies (IHRP), Mahidol University; Master of Arts in Development Studies Program, Chulalongkorn University; Faculty of Political Science, Thammasat University; and Regional Center for Social Science and Sustainable Development, Chiang Mai University.

Submission Deadline: Call for Panel Proposals and Paper Abstracts – Monday 30 March 2015

For further information: https://sites.google.com/site/icird2015conference/



Inaugural Meeting: Coalition of Social Sciences and Humanities at Mahidol

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February 26, 2014 from 12 noon – 1:30 pm

Room 109, IHRP, Mahidol University


Headed by: Dr. Coeli Barry, Chair- Human Rights M.A International Program, Institute of Human Rights & Peace Studies


The inaugural meeting of the Coalition of Social Sciences and Humanities was attended by faculty of Institute of Human Rights and Peace Studies (IHRP), Mahidol University International College (MUIC), Faculty of Religious Studies, Faculty of Liberal Arts, Research Institute of Languages and Cultures in Asia (RILCA), Program in Innovative Education, and Information and Communication Technology (ICT).


Objectives of the Coalition:

  • to provide a forum for Thai and International teachers and researchers dedicated to strengthening social sciences and humanities at Mahidol University
  • to help build a richer cross-campus research culture
  • to advocate for university policies specifically designed for social science/humanities staff and study programs
  • to identify best practices for competitive, international standard Masters and PhD degree programs

Steps Forward:

  • Build the Coalition of Social Sciences and Humanities through communication and networking within Mahidol
  • Communicate regularly on Social Sciences and Humanities with the University leadership
  • Advocate for focus on progressing Social Sciences and Humanities at Mahidol University
  • Advance Social Science and Humanities research and push research oriented agenda
  • Collaborate with Faculty of Graduate Students to promote student well-being effectively


Next meeting open to Coalition members and interested Mahidol University Social Science and Humanities MA and PhD students: Thursday March 19, 2015 12 (noon) to 1:30 p.m. Room 113 Institute of Human Rights and Peace Studies, Mahidol University, Panyaphiphat Building