FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)
♦ What is SHARE Scholarship?
The SHARE Scholarship is a scholarship programme for intra-ASEAN and ASEAN-EU mobility. The SHARE partner, Nuffic, is implementing this scholarship programme through short-term (one semester) exchange of students with scholarships. Throughout batches 1-5 (2016 – 2019), SHARE has awarded 590 scholarships and with the extension of the SHARE programme until December 2022, this allows for a further total of 300 scholarships to be available to ASEAN students to participate in intra-ASEAN mobility.
ELIGIBILITY AND REQUIREMENTS
♦ Who is eligible to apply?
The SHARE Scholarship is meant for active undergraduate ASEAN students from selected ASEAN Universities that have completed at least 2 semesters at their home university to study for one semester at another selected ASEAN university.
Exchange students can come from all ASEAN countries. Students from ASEAN Member States, except for Brunei Darussalam and Singapore, are eligible for receiving scholarship funds from this program in line with the Development Cooperation Instrument (DCI) Regulation. However, students from Brunei and Singapore can participate in the mobility programme at their own cost.
♦ Can I apply for a SHARE Scholarship in the final year of my undergraduate degree?
Yes, as long as you have not graduated or completed your undergraduate degree from your university, you are still eligible to apply for the Scholarship.
♦ Can I apply for a SHARE Scholarship if I am not living in my home country?
Yes, as long as you are of ASEAN nationality and your current university is a partner of the SHARE Scholarship you can apply for a semester in another selected ASEAN University. However, as the programme also meant to encourage mobility in the region, you should not choose a university from either your home country or from the country of your home university.
♦ I would like to participate in the scholarship, however, I do not have a passport, can I still apply for the scholarship?
One of the application requirements for the SHARE Scholarship, whether done through physical mobility or virtual exchange, is for you to have a valid passport. For the physical mobility scholarship, you will need it to go to your host university and to obtain a visa. For the virtual exchange scholarship, your passport will be used as your valid form of international identification. Therefore, if you do not yet have a passport, you should apply for one before applying for the scholarship.
♦ What are the participating universities of the SHARE Scholarship?
- Cambodia: Royal University of Phnom Penh, University of Cambodia, Phnom Penh International University, National University of Management Cambodia
- Indonesia: Universitas Indonesia, Universitas Diponegoro, Bogor Agricultural University, Bina Nusantara University
- Lao PDR: National University of Laos, Savannakhet University, Souphanouvong University, Champasack University
- Malaysia: Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Taylor’s University Malaysia, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Universiti Malaysia Sabah
- Myanmar: University of Yangon, Mandalay University, Myanmar Maritime University, Yangon University of Economics
- Philippines: University of the Philippines, University of Santo Tomas, De La Salle University, Ateneo de Manila University
- Thailand: Chulalongkorn University, Payap University, King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi, Thammasat University
- Vietnam: Viet Nam National University, Hanoi University of Science and Technology, Ho Chi Minh University of Technology and Education, Hue University
♦ I would like to apply for the scholarship, however, my university is not part of the SHARE participating Universities, can I still apply for the scholarship?
No, only current students from the participating universities can apply.
♦ My university is a participating SHARE University, however, my preferred destination university is not listed/part of the SHARE University, would I still be able to apply for the scholarship?
No, the scholarship is valid for participating SHARE Universities only.
♦ When searching for a course, should I choose something I am interested in or should my choice only relate to my current study/major?
The SHARE scholarship aims to enhance the overall student experience during the mobility phase, and specifically their experience in receiving credits for the course work done abroad and the possibility to use these credits towards their degree in their home university. Hence, the course you take should relate to and support your current field of study.
♦ Do I need to have been accepted onto a course before I apply for a SHARE Scholarship?
Yes, you would need to submit a Letter of Acceptance (LOA) from the host university, stating that you have met the host universities requirements and are allowed to participate in their courses for the next semester.
♦ Can I change the university and course options after I submitted my application for a SHARE Scholarship?
No, you can’t make changes to the university course choices after submitting your application.
♦ Can I apply to more than one university or courses?
Yes, you can apply to as many universities and as many courses you prefer, to ensure higher chance of receiving an LOA. However, please note that only one university can be submitted for the scholarship grant.
♦ How do I apply for the SHARE Scholarship?
You will need to apply through the SHARE Scholarship online application system, available on our website.
♦ Do I need to translate my university transcripts before I upload them to the application form?
Yes, we only accept transcripts in English format. Please bear in mind also that your preferred university may also require a certified translation of your transcript documents when you apply to one of their courses.
♦ Can I submit more than one application?
Yes, you can submit more than one application per semester, however, you can only be selected for one scholarship grant which will be decided by SHARE.
♦ My internet access is limited, can I submit a paper copy of the application form?
No. Applications must be submitted online through the SHARE Online Application System. This system will be used throughout the SHARE selection process. It is recommended for you find alternative internet providers that are available locally.
♦ My internet browser crashes when I try to use the SHARE online application system. If there is no option to submit a paper copy, what do I do?
The online application system is compatible with a number of internet browsers, please try alternatives to submit your application. Paper copies will not be processed.
♦ I am currently participating in another exchange programme arranged by my home university and is scheduled to be back next semester, however, I would like to apply for SHARE and go to the host university once my semester in the current exchange programme is completed. Can I still apply for the scholarship even though I am currently in a different university?
Yes, as long as you are still an active student from your home university (and the university participates in the SHARE Scholarship) you are eligible to apply for the scholarship.
♦ I have already received a scholarship/financial benefit from a separate grant-funded programme for this semester. Can I still apply for SHARE?
No, you can’t apply for the SHARE Scholarship if you are currently receiving or going to receive funding at the same time as the duration of the SHARE Scholarship.
♦ What will the SHARE Scholarship cover?
The SHARE Scholarship covers tuition fees (waived by the universities), a monthly stipend/living allowance, return airfare, health insurance, a one-time settling in allowance, study materials, and visa costs throughout the duration of the programme.
♦ What costs are covered by the student?
The student is responsible for the management of their stipends, which includes all reading materials, printing costs and living expenses. Any excess costs exceeding the maximum provided by the scholarship fund will also be covered by the student.
Should you have further questions regarding the SHARE Scholarship, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org