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Student Assistantships

Student assistantship is a great way to maximize your potential by giving yourself the opportunity to get noticed in today’s job market, pursuing your interests in more depth, and broadening your networks.

“Your graduate education is more than what you learn in the classroom — it is also the work experience you gain”. Student assistantship is a unique experience during graduate studies that provides an excellent learning environment, exposing students to what it is like to be in the workforce, while also providing the added benefit of a financial reward.

What is a Student Assistantship?

A Student Assistant is a graduate student who is offered a specific form of academic employment, for which students must apply and be accepted based on academic excellence and faculty referral. Student assistants receive payment based on the tasks they perform for schools, faculty members, or departments/units.

The objective of the student assistantships is to provide opportunities to the students to gain practical field experience, deepen academic understanding, and to develop a valuable network of contacts to look to for references and advice post-graduation.

How to apply for Student Assistantship?

Student assistantships are offered through the schools, departments, administration, and various centers of AIT. Application requirements for student assistantships vary by school and as well as by nature of the task assigned. All Student Assistantship openings will be posted in the Student Assistantship System (SAS) and interested students can apply online. You may also contact your advisor, faculty, and departments for specific academic or research opportunities which will be also posted in the SAS.

Four Categories of Assistantships

Teaching Assistants:

support in teaching laboratory courses or in conducting tutorials and discussion sections including bridging courses and English tutorials.
Required Qualifications: Doctoral and master candidates with GPA of at least 3.50 with teaching background and proficient in English/good communication skills.
Salary Range: Baht-200 to Baht-300 per hour.

Non-instructional Teaching Assistants:

who aid in the instructional functions of the Institute but are not involved in oral instruction or e-teaching.
Required Qualifications: Master’s students with GPA of at least 3.00 or doctoral candidates with GPA of at least 3.50 with the specific skills required for work

Research Assistants:

who assist faculty and staff with research and data collection (e.g. researchers, technical writers, field assistants).
Required Qualifications: (a) Master’s students who are enrolled for thesis with GPA of at least 2.75 or above or doctoral students with GPA of at least 3.50.
Salary Range for category 2 and 3 : Baht-150 to Baht-250 per hour

Staff Assistants:

Staff assistants in the schools and non school units such as: Secretariat of school, offices, library, registry, admissions, career center, housing etc.. A number of students per year will be offered student assistantships during the fall semester admissions cycle.
Required Qualification: Master students with a GPA of at least 3.00 and with the needed administrative skills.
Salary: Baht 7,500 per month for 22 months, working a minimum of 50 hours per month

For further information and other conditions on student assistantship please refer to the Student handbook

Practical Information

Academic Advisor

Before applying for a student assistantship, you are advised to seek your Academic Advisor’s feedback to ensure approval and credit eligibility.

Career Center and Enterprise Engagement Office

For inquiries relating to Student Assistantship postings in the SA system.
careercenter@ait.ac.th