No Poverty

End poverty in all its forms everywhere.

Mahidol University demonstrates its commitment to providing access to a quality education through scholarships, especially, to the first child in low-income family, to allow them to achieve a quality education from Mahidol. This to increase their career opportunities, and improve their capacity to support their families financially for a better quality of life. In the academic year 2021, the University provided more than 332 scholarships valued at 16.6 million baht. The scholarships were classified into 2 categories: (1) continuing scholarships for second-year students and above, for whom 48 scholarships were awarded, valued at 50,000 baht per student per academic year; and (2) annual scholarships for all students, for whom 284 scholarships were awarded, valued at 50,000 baht per student per academic year. Other types of scholarships are available to students, such as Educational Support Scholarships to support education, Special Support Grants, and Welfare Scholarships. The University offers lunch funding, affordable dormitories, free tram transport, and comprehensive medical services, which help reduce students’ costs., The University also provides a variety of part-time jobs for students who would like to earn extra income during their spare time, with wages of 40 baht per hour, or 300 baht per day. For the agricultural part, the University recognizes farmers’ financial issues, which can be a cause of poverty. Therefore, various projects have been introduced to assist farmers reduce debt-causing factors, including organizing workshops for SME entrepreneurs in agriculture through new entrepreneurship development projects, Start Up, and Early Stage. This helps increase farmers'''''''' skills in planning, management, and networking activities. The University has organized the “Mahidol Organic Rice Producer Network” to establish the Mahidol Organic Rice Standard to ensure increased consumer confidence in the product. In addition to helping reduce poverty at the University and in the wider community, Mahidol University supports students from Low-Income Countries, for example, being part of the Royal Aid Project - according to the royal initiative of Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn - by providing scholarships to 29 students from the Kingdom of Cambodia to study for Bachelor''''''''s degrees at Mahidol University during the academic year 2018 – 2021.

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