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 International applicants)

  • A candidate must hold the minimum of a bachelor’s degree diploma or its equivalent certificate in the area of computer-related area such as Computer Science, Electrical Engineering and Information Technology. Other areas are acceptable with at least 15 credits of computer-related courses.
  • A candidate must satisfy academic qualifications to be admitted to the Ph.D. in Computer Science program.
  • A candidate must pass the interview examination and research-intent presentation examination.

Qualifications (for Thai applicants)

  • A candidate must hold the minimum of a bachelor’s degree diploma or its equivalent certificate in the area of computer-related area such as Computer Science, Electrical Engineering and Information Technology. Other areas are acceptable with at least 15 credits of computer-related courses.
  • A candidate must satisfy academic qualifications to be admitted to the Ph.D. in Computer Science program.
  • A candidate must pass the interview examination and research-intent presentation examination.

Document Checklist

Document Checklist (for International applicants)

  • 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 or Faculty of Graduate Studies’ English Test Score

Optional Document Checklist

  • Resume
  • Publications
  • Certificates of Achievements

Document Checklist (for Thai applicants)

  • Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree diploma or equivalent certificates.
  • Official transcripts
  • Thai Citizen identification card or passport
  • Three one-inch photos
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose
  • TOEFL or IELTS score or Faculty of Graduate Studies’ English Test Score

Optional Document Checklist

  • Resume
  • Publications
  • Certificates of Achievements

Admission Schedules

  • International Applicants
Events Schedules (1/2019)
Application Period November 15, 2018 – May 31, 2019
Consideration Period during November – June
Interview during November – June
Announcement of Application Result at the end of each month (December – June)
New Student Check-in July 22-26, 2019
Classes begin (Academic Year 2019) August 13, 2019

 

Events Schedules (2/2019)
Application Period June 1, 2019 – September 30, 2019
Consideration Period during June – October
Interview during June – October
Announcement of Application Result at the end of each month (June – November)
New Student Check-in December 16-20, 2019
Classes begin (Academic Year 2019) January 6, 2020

 

  • Thai Applicants
Events Schedules Round I (1/2019)
Application Period November 15, 2018 – January 31, 2019
Consideration Period during November – March
Interview during November – March
Announcement of Application Result March 13, 2019
New Student Check-in March 18-22, 2019
Classes begin (Academic Year 2019) August 13, 2019

 

Events Schedules Round II (1/2019)
Application Period March 1, 2019 – May 17, 2019
Consideration Period during March to June
Interview during March to June
Announcement of Application Result 26 June 2019
New Student Check-in July 1-5, 2019
Classes begin (Academic Year 2019) August 13, 2019

 

Events Schedules (2/2019)
Application Period August 1, 2019 – October 10, 2019
Consideration Period during August to November
Interview during August to November
Announcement of Application Result November 20, 2019
New Student Check-in November 25-29, 2019
Classes begin (Academic Year 2019) January 6, 2020

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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