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Announcement of Application for Admission the Doctor of  
Philosophy (Ph.D.) Program in Economics
(International Program) Academic year 2021 (Class #17)
Application for Admission Now to June 4th, 2021
(3rd Round)
Online Application


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   ExpectedLearning Outcomes


Useeconomic theory and research methodology to construct economic model andevaluate economic policy.


Engagein lifelong learning and keep up with the economic research frontier.


Excelin academic research and policy analysis.


Maintainresearch ethics and social responsibility.




Qualification of Applicants:


 Plan A (2(2.1)):Research and coursework requirements, a total of 66 credits

Applicants must hold a Masterís Degree in any fieldfrom an accredited academic institution.

  Plan B (2(2.2)): Researchand coursework requirements, a total of 90 credits

Applicants must hold a bachelor's degree or equivalentfrom an institution accredited by the following:  the Commission on Higher Education, theOffice of the Civil Service Commission or the standard organizations is requireor by approval of the Council of the institute and obtain the GPA not less than3.25 or with outstanding records by approval of the Program Committees.

 Plan C (1(1.1)): Researchonly, a total of 48 credits

Applicants must hold a Masterís Degree in any fieldfrom an accredited academic institution. Considerations will be made upon theapplicantsí scholastic records, experiences, and dissertation proposals.


For applicants who graduate from the non-ThaiInstitute, they may contact directly to the Bureau of Standards and Evaluationat the Commission on Higher Education, Ministry of Education Tel: (66) 0 2354 5500-19 ext. 725, 727 or 728for an accredited letter of the institute.

A TOEFL score of at least 550* or an IELTS score of at least 6.0 or as specified by the doctoral Executive Committee, except for applicants who either come from English speaking nations or who graduated from undergraduate or graduate program which used English as the medium of instruction.

    *  Internet-based test = 79

Required Documents:

1.  Officialtranscript(s) of all degree(s)

2. A statement of purpose no longer than two A4 pages

3. Official TOEFL or IELTS test scores* (TOEFL or IELTS scoretaken for not more than two years)

(The minimum TOEFL score is 550 for the paper-and-penciltest or 213 for  the computerbased test. For the IELTS, the minimum score is 6.0 points.)

* Internet-basedtest = 79

4. Three letters of recommendation in sealed envelopes [Download the form here

5.  Copyof personal identity card (if applicable)

6.  Copy of passport (non-Thaiapplicants)

7. Evidence of any change of name (if applicable)

8. Two 1-inch photos taken no more than sixmonths prior to application date

9.  Completed applicationform with application fee 1,000 THB

Application Form  the form here.

English Proficiency:

a. If you got your Masterís not more than five years from university that teaches in English, the English requirement can be waived.

b. You can take TOEFL/ITP (a type of TOEFL) which NIDA also accepts it as standard test.

 For more information about TOEFL/ITP please contact:

ē School of Language and Communication, NIDA Tel: +66 2727 3147.


 For more information about TOEFL please visit:

ē www.prometric.com or www.ets.org


 For more information about IELTS please contact:

ē IDP Education Tel: +66 2638 2396

as they organize the test every month under supervision of IIE. The score of 550 or better is expected. However, if the score is not fully satisfied, a course or two of English here at NIDA will be required on your first semester.


Doctoral Program in Economics,

School of Development Economics,

National Institute of Development Administration,

118 Seri-Thai Road, Klong-Chan, Bangkapi, Bangkok 10240,Thailand.

Tel: +66 2727 3640, 2727 3176 Fax: +66 2375 8842

For Admission Information: phdecon@nida.ac.th