Application Information

To apply for the MA Human Rights program you must submit all of the application documents (see below) to the Mahidol University Faculty of Graduate Studies (FGS). The documents can be submitted online (through the link below), in person, or by mail. We have 2 rounds of applications each year. The first deadline is at the end of January, and the second at the end of April, and successful applicants will start studying in August. After each round of applications our admissions committee review all of the applicants. We make our decisions based on all of the required documents, so we cannot consider any applications which are incomplete. For some applicants we may request an interview before making our decision. For international applicants these interviews will be conducted via Skype.

As IHRP is part of Mahidol University, all of our applications go through the Faculty of Graduate Studies. For international applicants we have a simple online application process. You can start your application here.



In order to qualify for the MA Human Rights course at IHRP you must meet the following requirements:

  1. Hold a Bachelor’s degree in any field, with a minimum GPA of 2.50 (or equivalent).
  2. Have English Language proficiency, with a TOEFL score of not less than 550 or an IELTS score of at least 6.0. The relevant test must have been taken within the past 2 years.
    1. Note: If you do not have a suitable TOEFL or IELTS score, or if you test was more than 2 years ago, you can take the English Proficiency Test arranged by the Faculty of Graduate Studies at Mahidol University to meet the English Language requirements before your graduation date.



The total cost of the MA Human Rights course is 162,400THB. If you wish to take more time to complete your thesis, then there is an extra fee of 6,600THB to maintain your student status each semester after you complete the main course. There is also a 500THB administrative fee to submit an application to study for any course at Mahidol University.

The total cost of the program breaks down into these parts:


Semester 1

Tuition Fees for Course Work            50,400B (4,200B x 12 credits)

Education Services Fee                     4,000B

Health Insurance                               1,300B

Graduate Studies Fee                       750B

Student Activities Fee                       250B

Internet Fee                                       300B


Semester 2

Tuition Fees for Course Work            50,400B (4,200B x 12 credits)

Education Services Fee                     3,300B

Graduate Studies Fee                       750B

Student Activities Fee                       250B

Internet Fee                                       300B


Semester 3 (Thesis)

Thesis Registration                          50,400B (4,200B x 12 credits)


Total                          162,400B



Application Documents

To apply for the MA Human Rights program you must submit the following documents to (who???) prior to the (when?) deadline. Only complete applications will be considered.

  1. Application Form
  2. Personal Statement (guidelines are in the Application Form)
  3. Academic Certificate from Bachelor’s degree
  4. Academic Transcript from Bachelor’s degree
  5. English Language Test Certificate(s) (if any)
  6. Curriculum Vitae
  7. Reference(s) Form (This should include 2 references, at least one reference must be academic, the other can be academic or professional)



International students from outside ASEAN need a Non-Immigrant Educational (non-Ed) visa. Once you have been accepted to study at IHRP, you will be sent a letter of acceptance and a letter to support your visa application. When you have these documents, you must then apply for the non-Ed visa from the Thai embassy or consulate where you are. It is important to note that you cannot make a first time application for a non-Ed visa from within Thailand. For most students you can do this application from any country other than Thailand, but for students from some countries it is advised to apply from your home country. You must make sure that the visa application is done as soon as you have received your documents from IHRP, as the process can take time.

When you have been accepted to study at IHRP we will send you more detailed information about the process. Most of our students have no problems in applying for visas.



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