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   Announcement of Candidates for the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Program in Economics (International Program),  Academic year 1/2020 (Class XVI) (2nd Round)


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   Expected Learning Outcomes


Use economic theory and research methodology to construct economic model and evaluate economic policy.


Engage in lifelong learning and keep up with the economic research frontier.


Excel in academic research and policy analysis.


Maintain research ethics and social responsibility.


Communicate effectively.


Qualification of Applicants:


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

Applicants must hold a Masters Degree in any field from an accredited academic institution.

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

Applicants must hold a bachelor's degree or equivalent from an institution accredited by the following:  the Commission on Higher Education, the Office of the Civil Service Commission or the standard organizations is require or by approval of the Council of the institute and obtain the GPA not less than 3.25 or with outstanding records by approval of the Program Committees.

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

Applicants must hold a Masters Degree in any field from an accredited academic institution. Considerations will be made upon the applicants scholastic records, experiences, and dissertation proposals.


For applicants who graduate from the non-Thai Institute, they may contact directly to the Bureau of Standards and Evaluation at the Commission on Higher Education, Ministry of Education Tel: (66) 0 2354 5500-19 ext. 725, 727 or 728 for 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.  Official transcript(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 score taken for not more than two years)

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

* Internet-based test = 79

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

5.  Copy of personal identity card (if applicable)

6.  Copy of passport (non-Thai applicants)

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

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

9.  Completed application form with application fee 1,000 THB

Application Form  the form here.

English Proficiency:

a. If you got your Masters 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:

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


 For more information about TOEFL please visit:

www.prometric.com or www.ets.org


 For more information about IELTS please contact:

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