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  • Locations: Phitsanulok, Thailand
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: UWA applicants only
  • See program description for how to apply
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Duration: 2 weeks Level of Study: Undergraduate
Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: UWA Unit Overseas UWA credit awarded on successful completion: 6 Points
Disciplines Available: Agricultural Science, Environmental Economics, Environmental Science
Program Description:


        International fieldwork in Agriculture and Environmental Science (SCIE2208) Thailand 


Dates:  February 2019 – Field Trip

Program information:
This unit allows you to attend University in Thailand for two weeks, during February 2019 (final dates to be confirmed but likely 2-17 February 2019), at the Naresuan University, Phitsanulok, Northern Thailand, and achieve 6 credit points.

Students will prepare for their international experience in December 2018 (pre-departure meetings and preparation) followed by two weeks at Naresuan University and surrounding regions in February 2019. On their return, students will have 3 weeks to submit their report.

You will investigate how agriculture in a developing country can contribute to its economic development while addressing challenges to protect the environment, conserve natural resources and look after the health of food consumers.

The course includes topic-specific study that is supplemented and contextualised by local Thai staff.  A ‘buddy system’ pairs up Australian with Thai students and all activities are done jointly. Topic-related field trips plus a weekend of cultural activities are included. 

Thai Language: Students will be provided with a pre-departure introduction to Thai culture and a brief introduction to the fundamentals of the Thai language.  When in Thailand the students will have an opportunity to undertake further language training at the Naresuan Language Centre.  This will be a short not for credit course designed to stimulate interest in Thai language and culture. 

Academic Requirements:

To be considered for this scholarship students must:
Be an Australian citizen aged between 18 and 28 years on 1 January 2019.
Be enrolled in a Bachelor's level program during the overseas study period.
You will have already completed 54 points from UWA
You will have already passed either ENVT1104 Environmental Science and Technology or BIOL1131 Plant and Animal Biology.

How can I apply?
If you are interested, please provide a written expression of interest and a current CV addressed to
Applications are NOW open and will close on October 31st. The School of Agriculture and Environment will contact all applicants, within two weeks of the closing date, advising the outcome of the selection process. The Science Student Office will contact successful applicants about enrolment.

Funding Available 
This course is benefiting from the Australian Government initiative, New Colombo Plan, which provides up to 10 grants in 2018 worth AUD$3,000 to each eligible student to cover most of the cost of undertaking the program. 

Students who already received NCP scholarship can apply for overseas travel grant $2,000 and then contribute towards the trip with $1,000 of their own money.

See program description for how to apply