Hello there! The UP Diliman Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs’ #OpportunitiesCorner is an update on available scholarships, exchange programs, conferences, workshops, and other skill-enhancing initiatives for UP Diliman students. Here’s for the 5th week of February 2024:

Debate 2 Regulate Future Online Safety Leaders

Debate to Regulate, or D2R, is an innovative program focused on shaping a new generation of future policymakers, lawyers, tech leaders, and other professionals from Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam, equipping them with the tools to be champions of online safety in their respective countries and the region.

The program, delivered by the ASEAN-Australia Strategic Youth Partnership, or AASYP, and the eSafety Commissioner of Australia (eSafety),  will spotlight the importance of a human rights-based approach to online safety regulation and foster a Safety by Design mindset in emerging leaders and future educational and advocacy initiatives.

D2R will focus on building skills, knowledge and awareness through two key program components.

The program will begin with a series of virtual education workshops led by the experts from eSafety, providing foundational knowledge on online safety and our region.

Delegates will then convene for a two-day Model UN-style conference in Bangkok, Thailand, on the 2nd and 3rd of May 2024. As a delegate, you will work in a team of four alongside your fellow country representatives, to produce a resolution on the topic of online safety and human rights-based regulation at the end of the two days.

Successful applicants will be provided with funding to support their participation in the program, designed to cover the full costs of attendance at D2R in Bangkok.


  • A citizen or permanent resident of one of the following countries: Australia, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines, or Vietnam;
  • Aged between 18-29 years old at the time of application;
  • Possess a good command of written and spoken English.

To be considered as a team member:

  • You must be an undergraduate university student at the time of application and cannot have formally graduated before the D2R main event in Bangkok.

To be considered as a team leader:

  • You must have completed an undergraduate university degree at the time of application, and are a current young professional or postgraduate student

D2R is a funded program. Delegates will be provided with funding for return economy airfares, program activities, accommodation, and meals during the in-person program, up to a specified value.

Delegates will be expected to fund their air fares upfront, and will be reimbursed up to a stipulated amount upon successful completion of all program components. More information, including support for delegates who cannot fund their flights up front, will be available provided to successful applicant

For more information, please see the D2R website



AUN-Thailand Summer Camp

AUN-Thailand Summer Camp by CU and MU aims to introduce students to the vibrant landscape of medical tourism in Thailand while aligning with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly Goal 3: Good Health and Well-being. The initiative offers a unique educational opportunity for students to explore and comprehend the intricate interplay between healthcare practices, cultural contexts, and economic considerations in a globalized world.

Under the theme of medical tourism, the program will explore two aspects – Health Promotion Tourism and Health Healing Tourism. Health Promotion Tourism is linked to SDG 3 – Good health and well-being, it encompasses preemptive treatment such as having a balanced diet, consuming organic products, and empowering individuals with knowledge to make healthier choices in their daily lives. Health Healing Tourism comprises various types of treatment for illnesses of both the mind and the body. This includes post-surgery care, dental services, and counselling. This program will give participants a balanced understanding of both types of tourism development and implementation.


  • Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
  • Mahidol University, Thailand

Please contact your global office / international office for internal selection process. All applications must be submitted by the home university, which should include prioritized rankings of applicants from 1st to 3rd.

The program emphasize diversity in the allocation process, with a maximum of 3 students per university and 8 students per country within the allotted quotas. Direct applications from participants will not be accepted by the program.

The usual requirements for aspiring UP Diliman students are the following:

  • Copy of Form 5
  • True Copy of Grades/ Grades from the previous semester

Should there be an additional requirement, the UP Office of International Linkages (System) will communicate it with the student.

For inquiries, kindly send an email to UP OIL: oil@up.edu.ph.

For more information, kindly check the official website of Mahidol University.




Asian Development Bank-Japan Scholarship Program (ADB-JSP)

  • A national of an ADB borrowing member country (applicants from countries that are no longer borrowing from ADB are not eligible for the ADB-JSP Scholarship)
  • A Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent with superior academic record.
  • At least two (2) years of full-time professional working experience (acquired after a university degree) at a time of application.
  • Proficiency in oral and written English communication skills to be able to pursue studies.
  • Not more than 35 years old at the time of application. In exceptional cases, for programs which are appropriate for senior officials and managers, the age limit is 45 years old.
  • In good health.
  • Should agree to return to his/her home county after completion of studies under the Program.
  • Executive Directors, Alternate Directors, management and staff of ADB, consultants, and relatives of the aforementioned are not eligible for the Scholarship.
  • Staff of AIT are not eligible for the Scholarship.
  • Applicants living or working in a country other than his/her home country are not eligible for the scholarships.
  • ADB-JSP does not support applicants who are already enrolled in graduate degree programs.
  • ADB-JSP does not sponsor undergraduate studies, distance learning programs, short-term training, conferences, seminars, thesis writing, and research projects.

B. Selection Criteria

  • Priority to the ranking, or order of merit, proposed by AIT.
  • Applicants with less than two years of work experience will not be selected.
  • Preference to women candidates.
  • Preference to applicants with lesser financial capacity. Family income should be not more than USD 50,000 per year and individual income should not be more than USD 25,000 per year.
  • The Program will, in principle, not support applicants who have previously studied abroad.
  • The Program will, in principle, not support applicants who are pursuing a second MA.
  • Candidates who are applying at Designated Institute (DI) in their own country may not be selected.
  • Diversification of nationality in the overall Program as well as at each DI level will be considered.
  • The Program encourages studies in line with core areas of ADB’s Strategy 2020, which address poverty reduction through infrastructure, environment, regional cooperation and integration, finance sector development, and education. Strategy 2020, ADB’s strategy, sets ADB’s strategic course for its operations to the year 2020.

C. Requirements

  • Copy of Degree Certificate and Transcript of 4 years of undergraduate degree program
  • Have English proficiency score as required by AIT Language Center(IELTS-Academic: 6 (writing and overall) or AIT EET ≥ 6.0, TOEFL ≥ 550).
  • Work certificate provided by the employer.
  • Income statement. If married, please submit the spouse income statement; otherwise, parent income statement
  • ADB-JSP Information sheet

For more information, please see the AIT website

For further inquiries, please send your inquiries to:
Admissions and Scholarships Unit
Asian Institute of Technology