David Taw Scholarship Announcement 2018

The Norwegian embassy in Yangon, in collaboration with the University of Yangon, is proud to announce the third time grant for the 10 Bachelor’s scholarships to study at the University of Yangon in the fields of history and humanities.


His Majesty, the King Harald V of Norway during his state visit in Myanmar in early December 2014 announced the establishment of Norwegian scholarship fund to provide the opportunity for selected students from different remote states and regions of Myanmar to study history or humanities at the University of Yangon.

On 4 September 2015, the Royal Norwegian embassy and the University of Yangon signed an official agreement regarding cooperation for the David Taw Scholarship Fund Programme 2015-2020. With addendum No. 1 of 27th November 2017, the scholarship period was extended to 2017-2022.

The scholarship fund is named after David Taw, a distinguished graduate of the University of Yangon, who showed an unwavering commitment to peace throughout his life.

Objective of the Scholarship Fund

The objective of the David TawScholarship Fund is to provide opportunities for outstanding undergraduate students of 2015 to 2018 intakes from different remote states and regions of Myanmar who are financially challenged to study history or humanities at the University of Yangon.

Target groups:

Candidates from rural area of Myanmar who are eligible to study at the University of Yangon and who have been admitted first year of studies at December 2018 intakes in the area of history and humanities subjects (History, Anthropology, Archaeology, Geography, Law, Political Science, Philosophy, Psychology, International relations, Literature (Myanmar and English)

Total Scholarship

Bachelor degree program: 10 scholarships for the December 2018 intakes

Award Value

The award shall be in the form of a grant to subsidize the tuition fee and other expenses associated to the study. Each scholarship will be a monthly award of Kyats 135000 for ten months each academic year.

In order to be entitled to the whole scholarship for the bachelor degree, a student must satisfactorily complete the required credits during the four academic years.


The timeframe of the support cover 2018-2021 academic years Bachelor (8 months for fulltime enrollment).

Selection Critera for the potentail candidates

Student Status: The candidates should be admitted for first year of studies at the University of Yangon during December 2018 intakes in the following fields;

  • history
  • humanities

Strong Consideration will be given to

  • Candidates of ethnic minorities who are financially challenged residing in rural area with very good academic records and with poor financial background
  • Qualified female applicants meeting the above crietria and background
  • Persons with disabilities meeting the above crietria and background
  • Students from conflict affected areas


Under this project, qualified first year students enrolled for 2018 December undergraduate intakes will be recruited by an admission committee of the University of Yangon and the Norwegian Embassy.

The decision for admission will solely be upon the admission committee. In addition to the usual application process, on-site recruitment and/or interview may also be conducted, if necessary.

Application and the Closing Date

Application is open from 3 December 2018 and the closing date is 31 December 2018 COB (Close of Business).

How to Apply

Each Applicant will be required to fill up an application form. Electronic Version of the Application forms can be downloaded from the Email and Web based announcements. Hard copies of the application form can be collected from the Training Department of the University of Yangon.

For more information, please contact U Aung Soe, Assistant Registrar of Academic Affairs Department. Office Phone: +95 (1) -534390


The Norwegian Embassy, Office: +95 (1) 513459, 513627, 513715, 513740