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Question: What are the application requirements for the MA and PhD programs? Is a writing sample required?

Answer: To apply for MA or PhD program you must complete online application OR submit application and required documents in person OR by sending a hard-copy of application and required documents via postal service.

Required documents for MA applicants, please visits http://www.grad.mahidol.ac.th/th/prospective-students/admission-PhD/pdf/admisdoc2559/7702MG00.pdf

Required documents for PhD applicants, please visits http://www.grad.mahidol.ac.th/en/prospective-students/pdf/doc_en/7704DG00.pdf


Question: What is the special qualification for applying PhD by research track?

Answer: The applicant is required to show publication(s) in English in internationally recognized journal(s)/ or international standard publication(s).

Question: What are the requirements for references when applying? Do they need to be academic, professional, or a combination?

Answer: MA and PhD applicants must submit at least one academic reference. The second reference can be academic or professional.


Question: I am in the process of completing a degree and will graduate in time to commence either the MA or PhD program. What documents are required from my current university to apply?

Answer: If you are currently enrolled in a Bachelor's or Master's degree please provide a current transcript including all in progress courses as well as completed courses with final grades. Upon completion of the degree you must provide a final, official transcript and certificate to the Program coordinator.


Question: What is the tuition and other fees required for the MA program? PhD program?

Answer: MA program for international students, total tuition and fees: 169,000 Thai Baht

Thai nationals applying to international programs must pay international program fee, total tuition and fees: 166,400Thai Baht


PhD program for students with MA in Human Rights / Peace Studies / International Human Rights Laws, total tuition and fees: 339,400-539,400 Thai Baht

PhD program for students with MA in other fields, total tuition and fees: 364,600-564,600 Thai Baht

*Research Support Fee can be partially waived for self-fund students.

For further information: http:ihrp.mahidol.ac.th/index.php/en/academic-admissions/tuition-and-fees


Question: What is the deadline for applying to the MA Program? PhD program?

Answer: The application deadline for the MA is March 31, 2016 and PhD is April 30, 2016.


Question: I have an inquiry I am trying to get resolved via email with IHRP program staff, how long do responses typically take?

Answer: You should allow 24-48 hours for email responses.


Question: Can I work full time and be enrolled as a full time student?

Answer: 1. In every course you take (4 courses per term), you must attend 80 % of all the classes in each course. Generally, courses are taught on two days of the week, however, there are many times throughout the term in which lecture make up classes and other academic activities are held.
Please note in Term 2 of each year there is a fieldtrip and because of the traditional Thai New Year holiday in April many courses may have extra classes in January, February, or March.


Question: What do I have to do regarding Visa prior to entering Thailand as a student?

Answer: Please note that all visa matters are handled by the Faculties of Graduate Studies. Please visit the link (Questions about student life): http://www.grad.mahidol.ac.th/en/prospective-students/faqs.php


Question: Who can I contact if I need clarification regarding Visa procedure?

Answer: All matters pertaining to Visa for international students at Mahidol are handled by the Facultiy  of Graduate Studies.  Please direct your questions to

Khun Pawaris: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it OR Khun Lalita: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Question: Where can I find information about student life in Mahidol and about accommodation in Salaya?

Answer: The latest Student Guidebook Year 2015 can be downloaded from the Institute website, under the tab ‘Resources’: http://www.ihrp.mahidol.ac.th/index.php/en

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