Ph.D. in Computer Science

The rapid emergence of advanced technologies tremendously impacts the world’s economic growth and social development. This challenging environment gives rise to both crucial needs as well as great opportunities for experts in computer science who can unlock the full potential of IT innovations and businesses.

Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science program at the Faculty of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) at Mahidol University delivers graduates with strong investigatory, expository, and practical skills who are competitive, can conduct original research, and excel in industry.
Our comprehensive theoretical and applied courses, offered entirely in English, will enhance your analytical, critical, and creative thinking competencies. We guide you not only through the breadth of knowledge in computer science but also the depth of conception and experience in five specialized research areas :

  • Data and Knowledge Management
  • Intelligent Systems
  • Interactive Multimedia Systems
  • Networks, Systems, and Security
  • Software Engineering

Qualifications

Qualifications for Plan 1.1 (Thesis)

  1. Hold a Master’s degree from an institute accredited by the Office of Higher Education Commission in computer science, computer engineering, or other IT related fields.
  2. Have cumulative GPA not less than 3.5
  3. Hold a Master’s degree with Thesis Plan. And having a number of publications which are not part of Master Thesis work.
  4. Applicants with qualifications other than 1-3 may be considered by the Program Director, the Dean of the ICT Faculty, and the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

Qualifications for Plan 2.1 (Thesis & Courses)

  1. Hold a Master’s degree from an institute accredited by the Office of Higher Education Commission in computer science, computer engineering, or other IT related fields.
  2. Have cumulative GPA not less than 3.0
  3. Applicants with qualifications other than 1-2 may be considered by the Program Director, the Dean of the ICT Faculty, and the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

Information Updated on Dec. 2, 2019

Document Checklist

Document Checklist

  • Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree diploma or equivalent certificates.
  • Official transcripts (English)
  • Thai Citizen identification card or passport
  • Three one-inch photos
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose
  • TOEFL or IELTS score
Optional Document Checklist
  • Resume
  • Publications
  • Certificates of Achievements

Information Updated on Dec. 2, 2019

Admission Schedules

Events Round I
Application Period Dec 1, 2019 – Mar 5, 2020
Announcement of interview candidates Mar 14, 2020
Interview Date Mar 20, 2020
Announcement of admitted students Mar 31, 2020
New Student Check-In Apr 1 – Apr 7, 2020
Semester Starts (1st Semester, Academic Year 2020) Aug 2020
Events Round II
Application Period Mar 6 – May 5, 2020
Announcement of interview candidates May 14, 2020
Interview Date May 15, 2020
Announcement of admitted students May 31, 2020
New Student Check-In Jun 1 – Jun 7, 2020
Semester Starts (1st Semester, Academic Year 2020) Aug 2020
Events Round III
Application Period May 6 – Jul 5, 2020
Announcement of interview candidates Jul 14, 2020
Interview Date Jul 17, 2020
Announcement of admitted students 31 Jul 2020
New Student Check-In Aug 1 – Aug 7, 2020
Semester Starts (1st Semester, Academic Year 2020) Aug 2020
Events Second Semester Round
Application Period Sep 1 – Nov 5, 2020
Announcement of interview candidates Nov 14, 2020
Interview Date Nov 20, 2020
Announcement of admitted students Nov 30, 2020
New Student Check-In Dec 1 – Dec 7, 2020
Semester Starts (2nd Semester, Academic Year 2020) Jan 2021

Information Updated on Nov. 29, 2019

Admission Steps

Admission Steps (for International applicants)

In order to be admitted to the program, applicants must

  • Submit an application form and required documents to the
    Faculty of Graduate Studies
  • Pass the interview examination.
  • Pass the research-intent presentation examination.

Admission Steps (for Thai applicants)

In order to be admitted to the program, applicants must

  • Submit an application form and required documents to the
    Faculty of Graduate Studies or the Faculty of ICT
  • Take and pass the written examination and
  • Pass the interview examination.

Tuition Fees

Academic Year
Education Fee
Expenses (overall program)
International Student
Thai Student
Baht
USD
[1 USD ~ 33 Baht]
Baht
USD
[1 USD ~ 33 Baht]
2562
 Plan 1 (Thesis)
507,300
15,400
415,050
12,600
 Plan 2 (Thesis & Courses)
574,500
17,500
462,000
14,000

Scholarships

Scholarships (for International applicants)

ICT Ph.D. Scholarship
ICT Ph.D. Scholarship’s goal is to encourage the development of computer scientists for Thailand. This scholarship is awarded to an applicant who demonstrates excellent academic qualifications when applying for the Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science program of the Faculty of ICT or has been selected under the discretion of the admission committee of the Faculty of ICT. The scholarship covers tuition fees and monthly allowance for each recipient.

Scholarships (for Thai applicants)

ICT Ph.D. Scholarship

ICT Ph.D. Scholarship’s goal is to encourage the development of computer scientists for Thailand. This scholarship is awarded to an applicant who demonstrates excellent academic qualifications when applying for the Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science program of the Faculty of ICT or has been selected under the discretion of the admission committee of the Faculty of ICT. The scholarship covers tuition fees and monthly allowance for each recipient.

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