Requirements for the PhD in Social Innovation and Sustainability

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PLAN 1.1 RESEARCH

  1. Hold a Master Degree in Social Innovation and Sustainability, School of Global Studies.
  2. Have a composite GPA of 3.25, or equivalent.
  3. Statement of purpose and area(s) of interest (1 page)
  4. Submit a Research Proposal (English)
  5. Fulfill the English proficiency requirements set by Thammasat University Graduate Studies.
  6. Letters of recommendation from at least 2 persons who are familiar with your work and/or academic performance. Preferably, one reference must be from prior instructor/ institution.

Remark: Applicants not satisfying these requirements will be assessed on a case by case basis.

Plan 2.1 Coursework and Research

  1. Hold a Master Degree in any field of study, or have a minimum 3 years working experience and expertise in related fields of study.
  2. Have a composite GPA of 3.25 or equivalent.
  3. Statement of purpose and area(s) of interest (1 page)
  4. Submit a Research Proposal (English)
  5. Fulfill the English proficiency requirements set by Thammasat University Graduate Studies.
  6. Letters of recommendation from at least 2 persons who are familiar with your work and/or academic performance. Preferably, one reference must be from prior instructor/ institution.      

Remark: Applicants not satisfying these requirements will be assessed on a case by case basis.                     

PLAN 2.2 COURSE WORK AND RESEARCH (BA>PhD)

  1. Hold a Bachelor Degree in any field of study.
  2. Have a composite GPA of 3.50 or a first-class honor.
  3. Statement of purpose and area(s) of interest (1 page)
  4. Submit a Research Proposal (English)
  5. Fulfill the English proficiency requirements set by Thammasat University Graduate Studies.
  6. Letters of recommendation from at least 2 persons who are familiar with your work and/or academic performance. Preferably, one reference must be from prior instructor/ institution

Remark: Applicants not satisfying these requirements will be assessed on a case by case basis.

Requirement Documents

1. Official Undergraduate and/or graduate diploma

2. Official undergraduate and/or graduate Transcript

3. English proficiency test score (one from the list below)

  • TUGET paper-based (550 and up)
  • TU-GET computer-based (79 and up)
  • TOEFL paper-based (550 and up)
  • TOEFL computer-based (79 and up)
  • TOEFL Internet-based (79 and up)
  • TOEFL ITP (550 and up)
  • IELTS (6.5 and up)

4. Identification (Scanned copy of the identification page of your passport or Thai identification card)

5. CV (No more than 2 pages)

6. Personal statement and area(s) of interest (1 page)

Write a short statement of how you became interested in a career in academic research; why you are interested in the PhD program in Social Innovation and Sustainability; and your career goals after graduation. Address in particular how the PhD program may help you advance your goals. (The statement should not exceed 1000 words in length.)

7. Research Statement

Write a short statement of your research interests and potential dissertation research topic(s). While a sophisticated review of the relevant literature is not expected at this time, you are encouraged to present a well-defined topic that demonstrates an up-to-date understanding of the field, a clear research question(s) and possibly a research methodology. In this statement, please also identify a faculty member at the School of Global Studies who may serve as your dissertation advisor. (The statement should not exceed 1000 words in length.)

8. Writing example 

Provide a sample of academic writing in English

9.PAY THE APPLICATION FEE (instructions ON HOW TO PAY is ON the APPLICATION FORM)

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