The scholarship awards were announced by Dr Kalyar Kyaing, a professor at the Yangon Institute of Economics in a ceremony held at Nilar Yatu Hall at the Yangon Institute of Economics on December 10.
The Forty students were chosen from a short-list of 100 after conducting oral exams on November 26 and December 3.
The ‘Chiang Mai University and the Yangon Institute of Economics Master of Economics Programme’ will begin on January 5, 2015. Students will be required to take 10 courses to obtain the Master degree.
“Two professors from Chiang Mai University and three professors from Yangon Institute of Economics will deliver lectures. The programme is sponsored by the Bangkok Bank. Chiang Mai University will award the Master degree,” said Dr Kalyar Kyaing.
It is an 18-month programme with coursework to be completed within one year and a thesis to be written within six months.
“The entrance exam was open not only to those who held their first degree in economics but also those who had a degree in other subjects but had a basic knowledge of economics,” said Ma Khine Nyein Tha, who received one of the scholarships and holds a degree in English Language.