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1. Overview

I. OVERVIEW

          The Doctor of Philosophy Program in Development Administration is a unique interdisciplinary program offered by the Graduate School of Public Administration at NIDA, which emphasizes the commonality of administration, competencies and knowledge that run through all organizations, both large and small. The program is designed to improve the skills of academics, researchers, executives and professionals from public and private agencies and institutions, including educational institutions, government agencies, business and non-government organizations in order for them to better serve their organizations.
The selection and training of future scholars and administrators is a most serious responsibility in our society. How well these tasks are accomplished will be of great importance to the public and to all levels of government. As we move toward convergence of organizational goals within a changing social environment, contemporary administrators will be required to exercise their decision-making power in an increasingly complex and uncertain world. This program is expected to provide graduates with the requisite conceptual, analytical, and affective skills that are relevant to their goals and of significant value to society and to their workplace institution, business, or agency.

          The selection and training of future scholars and administrators is a most serious responsibility in our society. How well these tasks are accomplished will be of great importance to the public and to all levels of government. As we move toward convergence of organizational goals within a changing social environment, contemporary administrators will be required to exercise their decision-making power in an increasingly complex and uncertain world. This program is expected to provide graduates with the requisite conceptual, analytical, and affective skills that are relevant to their goals and of significant value to society and to their workplace institution, business, or agency.

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A BRIEF HISTORY

NIDA’s Graduate School of Public Administration began with the Institute of Public Administration (IPA) of Thammasat University in 1955. NIDA was created as the result of international cooperation between the Royal Thai Government (RTG) and the United States government with Indiana University as the project manager. Early management of the IPA’s MPA program was closely supported by personnel from Indiana University, with fifteen American faculty members taking an active part in academic activities, such as curriculum development, acquisition of library materials, staff development scholarships, teaching, research, and training.

         In 1966, the RTG restructured the IPA and transformed it into NIDA, an independent graduate institute. Since that time the Graduate School of Public Administration has maintained a major role in professional development activities aimed at satisfying the middle level manpower requirements of both the public and private sectors in pursuit of national development goals.

Over the years the Graduate School of Public Administration has expanded to meet the growing demand for professional expertise. In addition to on-going teaching responsibilities, further academic initiatives have resulted in the creation of new education programs, such as the provincial degree programs, which are available at various campuses throughout the country, the Mini Master of Management Program (MMM) a short-term training course available to both the public and private sectors and the Master of Public and Private Management (MPPM), first offered in 1995. The Ph.D. Program in Development Administration which began in 1984 has, since 1993, been an international doctoral program, conducted in English and available to both Thai and foreign students.

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PROGRAM OBJECTIVES

The Graduate School of Public Administration recognizes that administration and management policies must reflect the current issues in each society as well as the changing international environment. These needs and aspirations are expressed on individual, institutional and societal levels. To meet these needs and aspirations, the Graduate School of Public Administration has identified the following objectives:

1.To enhance the body of knowledge in Development Administration, to examine the culture-boundedness of Theories of Development, and to develop concepts of Development Administration that are relevant to indigenous problems and issues.

2.To produce qualified development administration specialists at the graduate level, who will be able to contribute significantly to the development of their societies. The program will be of particular benefit to universities that need to rapidly and effectively upgrade their faculty and to government agencies and departments in developing countries with an express need for highly trained staff in their planning and technical divisions.

3.To support studies that investigate various aspects of the development administration field, such as policy and management and development management.

MAJOR SUBJECTS

1. Organization and Human Resource Governance

2. Public Policy and Development

3. Public Finance and Financial Management

 

INTERNATIONAL ACTIVITIES

The Ph.D. Program in Development Administration offers international academic activities for students to broaden their horizons and to gain comparative knowledge in international development and administration.

1. The Ph.D. Program in Development Administration hosts lectures and seminars given by visiting lecturers from universities abroad on a regular basis.

2. The Program has exchange study agreements with universities in the United States, Germany, Taiwan, the Philippines, Mongolia, Bangladesh, Laos and Vietnam. Through these exchange agreements, students are encouraged to study for the duration of one semester in one of our partner universities. The Program also accepts students from the partner universities to complete studies in the Program.

3. Students are also encouraged to make a short visit and attend conferences and seminars in other countries that deal with subjects taught by the Program and in which they have a research interest.

Partner Universities

Indiana University at Bloomington, U.S.A.

Indiana University Purdue University Indianpolis9IUPU), U.S.A.

Northern Illinois University, U.S.A.

University of Hawai at Manoa, U.S.A.

University of Potsdam, Germany

National Chengchi University, Taiwan R.O.C.

University of the Philippines, Diliman, The Philippines

National Academy of Governance, Mongolia

Vietnam National University, University of Social Science and Humanities, Vietnam

National University of Laos, Laos P.D.R.

Hong Bang University International, Vietnam

 

SCHOLARSHIP

I. Available Scholarships

For students who are in need of financial assistance, the following scholarships and awards are available:

Scholarships/Awards Objectives Objectives
Graduate Assistance To provide financial assistance to students who are in need of financial support 2000 Baht per month
Graduate Scholarship To award students with outstanding academic performance 2-year award to 50,000 Baht per year
Student Scholarships To provide financial assistance to foreign and Thai students who are in need of financial support Type 1: 3year scholarship

• Full exemption from tuition and other fees

• Monthly stipend of 10,000 Baht

Type II: 3year scholarship

• Full exemption from tuition

Type III: 3year scholarship

• Partial exemption from tuition

Dissertation Grant To subsidize the expenses of students doing Ph.D. dissertatio Up to 50,000 Baht
Outstanding Student Awards To award graduate students with outstanding academic records  

II. Requirement for Scholarships and Awards:

1. Submission of a formal letter of application and letter of request outlining the reasons why they should receive a scholarship grant to the program director. 

2. Student Scholarship recipients are required to maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.3 for Type I, II, and III scholarships.

3. All scholarship recipients are required to meet special conditions for graduation as 

    outlined in the Call for Application

III. Scholarship Qualifications, Rules and Conditions

A.  Qualification of Recipients

1. Academic Scholarships shall be given to new students both Thai and foreign who study in the various programs of NIDA both in Thai language,English language and International Programs.

1.1 Category 1 scholarship recipients (Full scholarship) and category 2 scholarship recipients.

– Doctoral program students must have academic achievements not less than 2.75 from Bachelor’s degree and not less than 3.25 from Master’s degree.

– Master program students must have not less than 2.50 academic achievements from Bachelor’s degree.

1.2 Category 3 scholarship recipients

– Doctoral program students must have academic achievements not less than 2.50 from Bachelor’s degree and not less than 3.25 from Master’s degree.

2. International relations-promotional scholarships shall be available for all foreign students who are either related to or studying under an MOU.Yet, the scholarships awarding shall be decided at the Dean’s/Director’s meeting or Education’s discretion.

 

B. Amounts of the scholarship’s funding (Academic and International Relations-Promotional Scholarships)

1. Category 1 scholarship recipients (Full scholarship) recipients shall receive:

– Tuition waivers all through the program. However, extra activities fee waiver shall lie at the program’s discretion.

– 10,000 Baht gross personal per month shall be deducted for insurance premium before remitting to foreign students.

2. Category 2 scholarship recipients shall receive tuition all through the program.

3. Category 3 recipients shall receive 50% tuition waivers all through the program

C. Scholarship Recipient Criteria

1. Scholarship (Academic Scholarships) 

Full scholarship recipients or category1 recipient, category 2 and category 3 recipients must receive GPA not less than 3.3 in each semester. If the recipients receive GPA lower than stipulated, the scholarship shall be terminated.

2. International relations-promotional scholarships

Category 1 recipient, category 2 and category 3 recipients must receive GPA not less than 3.00 in each semester. If the recipients receive GPAlower than stipulated, the scholarship shall be terminated.

3. If the recipient takes a leave of absent, the scholarship shall be immediately terminated. If after receiving the scholarship the recipients resigned or the student status terminated, or the recipient cannot complete the program as stipulated in the directives of Education, all the funding paid mustbe repaid to the institute, unless the committee decides otherwise.

4. If the recipient resigns, or the student status terminates, or the recipient cannot complete the program as stipulated in the Directives onEducation, or the recipient ask to cancel the scholarship, all the funding paid must be repaid to the institute, unless the Committee decidesotherwise.

5. In case that the recipient must re-enroll any courses, the recipient shall not receive tuition waiver for the course re-enrolled.

6. In case that the recipient enrolls any course other than required by the program, the tuition waiver shall be granted when the course isrecommended by the thesis/dissertation Advisor.

7. The recipient shall work for the School or the institute for not less than 6 hours a week.

8. The recipient shall not be eligible for any other scholarships of the institute except for the government budget thesis/dissertation publicationgrants.

 

D. Category 1 Scholarship Recipients (Full scholarship) Conditions (Academic and International Relations-Promotional Scholarships)

1. The recipient who studies at the Master program must study in Plan A (with thesis)

2. The recipient shall be waived only the first comprehensive examination fee.  

3. In case the recipient over-studies the duration of the scholarship funding, the student status maintenance’s fee must be borne by the recipient.

4. Copyright of the thesis/dissertation shall be shared copyright between the recipient and the institute for five years. Afterwards, the copyright shall belong to the recipient. In case that the recipient infringes anyone’s copyright, the recipients shall solely be liable of the infringement.

5. The fees for examination thesis formats/use of the E-THESIS service shall be paid by scholarship holders.

6. Dissertation must be published in an international journal with peer reviews before the publication. Yet, the international journal must meet thecriteria set by the Higher Institution Officials Commission’s (Gor Por Or) or the Royal Jubilee Ph.D. (Kor Por Gor) requirements, exclusive of Proceedings.

7. Thesis must be published in a national journal on TCI database (only journals in Group 1 or Group 2), exclusive of Proceedings.

 

E. Conditions of Students Who Receive a Scholarship Category (Academic and International Relations- Promotional Scholarships) and research articles from dissertations, theses or independent studies or  courses required by the program shall comply with the requirements below:

1. Master’s Degree level: In case scholarship holders choose Plan A (with Thesis)

– Their thesis must at least be or accepted to be published in a  national  journal in the TCI database ( journals in Group 1 or Group 2 only)excluding Proceedings.

2 Master’s Degree level: In case scholarship holders choose Plan B (with Independent Study)

– Their work must be presented in an academic conference where Proceedings are preparedwhere external committees participate in screening (peer-reviews) before publication. It must be a complete research article ( Full paper) that has been published, or 

– Being awarded winner in a competition or in an academic contest which must be the competition or the contest approved by the Dean of the School they attend;, or

– Scholarship holders must present their work in an organization community for development and that such work must be approved by the dean of the faculty they attend. Their the development work  must be recognized by the executives of such organization or community.

3 Doctorate Level Their dissertation must be published or accepted to be published in an international journal where external committees participate in screening(Peer Review) before published. Such international journal shall be in accordance with the croteria specified by the Civil ServiceCommission in Graduate-Study Institutions (Gor Por Aor) or the Royal Golden Ph.D. Programme ( Kor. Por.Gor). The Proceedings are excluded. 

 

F. Category 3 Scholarship Conditions. (Outstanding Category and International Relations Scholarship Category) and research articles from dissertations, theses or independent studies or  courses required by the program shall comply with the requirements below:

1 Master’s Degree level: In case scholarship holders choose Plan A (with Thesis);

-Their thesis must at least be or accepted to be published in a national  journal in the TCI database ( journals in Group 1 or Group 2 only excluding Proceedings. 

2 Master’s Degree level: In case scholarship holders choose Plan B (with Independent Study)

-Their work must be presented in an academic conference where Proceedings are prepared where external committees participate in screening (peer reviews) before published. It must be a complete research article( Full paper) that has been published, or

– Being awarded winner in a competition or in an academic contest which must be the competition or the contest approved by the Dean of the School they attend;, or

– Scholarship holders must present their work in an organization community for development and that such work must be approved by the dean of the faculty they attend. Their the development work  must be recognized by the executives of such organization or community.

– Their work shall be published in any type of format that is reachable.

3 Doctorate Level 

Their dissertation must be published or accepted to be published in an international journal where external committees participate in screening (Peer-review) before published. Such international journal shall be in accordance with the criteria specified by the Civil Service Commission in Graduate-Study Institutions (Gor Por or) or the Royal Golden Ph.D. Programme ( Kor. Por. Gor). The Proceedings are excluded. 

The recipients who are foreign students must purchase health insurance stipulated by the institute, otherwise the scholarship shall be terminated.

G. Duration of the Scholarship

Dating from the opening date of the semester in which the recipient is registered as institute’s student the funding duration are as follows:

1. Master program2 years

2. Doctoral program3 years

3. Master-Doctoral program4 years

2. Study Plan

II. STUDY PLAN

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

A three to four-year study program with a minimum of twenty-seven credit hours of graduate course study, including a written qualifying examination for candidacy followed by thirty-six credit hours of dissertation and a successful oral defense of the student’s doctoral thesis.

1. Basic Courses non-credit

2. Core Courses 9 credits

3. Research Methodology 9 credits

4. Major Subjects 9 credits

5. Dissertation 36 credits

Dissertation Seminar6 credits

Dissertation30 credits

SCHEDULE OF INSTRUCTION

Classes are conducted on weekday evenings from 18:00 – 21:00 according to the following schedules:.

August – December ( First Semester)

January – May (Second Semester)

June- July (Summer Session)

FEES

First Year

Registration Fees

1.1 First Semester

– Administrative Fee 4,000 baht

– Technology fee1,000 baht

– Library fee1,000 baht

– Special Activity fee5,000 baht

– Registration fee ( 6 credits)             42,000 baht

Total            53,000 baht

1.2 Second semester

– Administrative Fee 4,000 baht

– Technology fee1,000 baht

– Library fee1,000 baht

– Special Activity fee5,000 baht

– Registration fee ( 6 credits)             42,000 baht

Total           53,000 baht

1.3 Summer Session

– Administrative Fee 2,000 baht

– Registration fee ( 3 credits)                21,000 baht

Total         23,000 baht

Second Year

2. Registration Fees

2.1 First Semester

– Administrative Fee 4,000 baht

– Technology fee1,000 baht

– Library fee1,000 baht

– Special Activity fee5,000 baht

– Registration fee ( 6 credits)             42,000 baht

Total             53,000 baht

2.2 Second semester

– Administrative Fee 4,000 baht

– Technology fee1,000 baht

– Library fee1,000 baht

– Special Activity fee5,000 baht

– Registration fee ( 6 credits)               42,000 baht

Total             53,00 baht

2.3 Summer Session

– Administrative Fee 2,000 baht

– Registration fee ( 6 credits)                42,000 baht

Total               24,000 baht

3. Dissertation (30 credits)           210,000 baht

4. LC 4003 Advanced Integrated and English Language Skills Development*

Thai Student/Foreign              21,000 baht

5. LC 6000 Advanced Reading and Writing in English for Graduate studies*

Thai Student/Foreign                 21,000 baht

3. Course Structure

III. COURSE STRUCTURE

GRADUATE COURSE LISTINGS

 1.Basic Courses non-credits

Basic training courses which may be required by the Committee for students who do not 

achieve a TOEFL score of at least 550 or an IELTS score of at least 6

LC 4003 Advanced Integrated English Language Skills Development 

LC 6000 Advanced Reading and Writing in English for Graduate Studies

2.Core Courses 9 Credits

DA 8000 Development Administration and Globalization 3 credits 

DA 8010 Organization Analysis and Management 3 credits 

DA 8020 Policy Studies 3 credits

3.Research Methodology 9 Credits

DA 8100 Philosophy of the Social Sciences 3 credits 

DA 8110 Quantitative Research Methods I 3 credits 

DA 8120 Quantitative Research Methods II 3 credits 

DA 8130 Qualitative Research Methods 3 credits

4.Area of Specialization 9 Credits

4.1 Development Management 

DA 8300 Modern Management and Organization 3 credits 

DA 8310 Strategic Human Resource Management and Development 3 credits 

DA 8320 Financial Management 3 credits 

4.2 Policy and Management 

DA 8400 Policy Implementation and Evaluation 3 credits 

DA 8410 Fiscal and Monetary Policy Analysis and Management 3 credits 

DA 8420 Development Policy and Globe Governance 3 credits 

5.Dissertation 36 Credits

DA 9900 Dissertation Seminar 6 credits

Dissertation 30 credits

GRADING SYSTEM 

1. The grading system for the courses will be as follows:

A    –    Excellent

A-   –    Very Good

B+  –    Good

B    –     Fairly Good

B-   –    Almost Good

C+  –    Fair

C    –    Almost Fair

C-   –    Poor

D    –    Very Poor

F    –    Failure

W   –   Withdrawal without penalty

WF –   Withdrawal without failure

I     –    Incomplete

AU  –   Audit

2. The grading system for the dissertation will be as follows:

S   –    Satisfactory

U   –    Unsatisfactory

3. Computation of grade point will be as follows:

A equivalent to 4.0

A- equivalent to 3.7

B+ equivalent to 3.3

B equivalent to 3.0

B- equivalent to 2.7

C+ equivalent to 2.3

C equivalent to 2.0

C- equivalent to 1.7

D equivalent to 1.0

F equivalent to 0

W equivalent to 0

            Students are required to have at least a 3.0 G.P.A. in order to graduate.

4. Faculty and Staff

IV FACULTY AND STAFF

Faculty

Achakorn Wongpreedee

Ph.D.(Political Science)

Chulalongkorn University

Ph.D. (Area Studies)

Kyoto University

 

Anchana Na Ranong

Ph.D. (Policy Development and Program Evaluation) 

Vanderbilt University

 

Boo-anan Phinaitrup

 Ph.D.(Higher Education)

Loyola University, Chicago

Chandra-nuj Mahakanjana

Ph.D. (Political Scince)

Norther Illinois University

 

Chindalak Vadhanasindhu

Ph.D. (Political Science)

Indiana University

 

Danuvas Sagarik

Ph.D. (Development Administration)

National Institute of Development Administration

 

Dhiyathad Prateeppornarong

Ph.D. (Criminal Justice)

University of Birmingham

 

Juree Vichit-Vadakan

Ph.D.(Anthropology)

University of California, Berkely

 

Kasemsarn Chotchakornpant

Ph.D.9Public Policy Analysis and Administration)

Saint Louis University

 

Montree Socatiyanurak

Ph.D. (Economics)

University of Minnesota

 

Nattha Vinijnaiyapak

Ph.D. (Public Administration)

University of Southern California

 

Nisada Wedchayanon

Ph.D. (Political Science)

Nprthern Illinois University

 

Nuttakrit Powintara

Ph.D. (Political Science)

Claremont Graduate University

 

Pairote Pathranarakul

Ph.D. (Regional and Rural Development Planning)

Asian Institute of Technology

 

Patcharee Siroros

Ph.D. (Political Scince)

The University of Wisconsin-Madison

 

Ploy Suebvises

Ph.D. ( Development Administration)

National Institute of Development administration

 

Ponlapat Buracom

Ph.D. (Political Science)

Northwestern University

 

Prapon Sahapattana

Ph.D. (Criminal Justice)

Sam Houston University

 

Tippawan Lorsuwannarat

Ph.D.(Administrative Studies)

York University

 

Werawat Punnittamai

Ph.D. ( Industrial and Organizational Psychology)

University of Georgia

 

Wiwatchai Atthakor

Ph.D. (Economics)

Indiana University

Guest Professors

 

Nada Chonsum

Ph.D. (Finance)

United States International University

 

Narumon Saardchom

Ph.D. (Risk management and Insurance)

University of Pennsylvania

 

Ora-orn Poocharoen

Ph.D. (Public Administration)

Syracuse University

 

Sombat Thamrongthanyawong

Ph.D. (Development Administration)

National Institute of Development Administration

 

Supamas Trivisvavet

Ph.D. (Public Administration)

University of Southern California

 

Voradej Chandarasorn

Ph.D. (Public Administration)

New York University

International Guest Professors

 

Alex Brillantes Jr., Ph.D

National College of Public Administration and Governance

University of the Philippines, Philippines

 

Andrea K. Molnar, Ph.D.

National College of Public Administration and Governance

University of the Philippines, Philippines

 

Andreas Obser, Ph.D.

Postdam Center for Policy and Management

University of Postdam, Germany

 

Dennis McNamara, Ph.D.

Park Professor of Sociology and Korean Studies

Georgetown University

 

Dieter Wagner, Ph.D.

Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences

University of Postdam, Germany

 

Edward J. Shultz, Ph.D.

School of Pacific and Asian Studies

University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA

 

Evan M. Berman, Ph.D.

School of Government

Victoria University Wellington, New Zealand

 

Harald Fuhr, Ph.D.

Faculty of economics and Social Science

University of Postdam, Germany

 

Heung Suk Choi, Ph.D.

Department of Public Administration

Korea University, South Korea

 

Kenneth Paul Tan, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Vice Dean (Academic Affairs)

National University of Singapore

 

Richard F. Doner, Ph.D.

Department of Political Science

Emory University, USA.

 

Richard Pratt, Ph.D.

Public Administration Program

University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA

 

Thomas Gebhardt, Ph.D.

Postdam Center for Policy and Management

University of Postdam, Germany

 

Werner Jann, Ph.D.

Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences

University of Postdam, Germany

 

Wolfgang Johannes Max Drechsler, Ph.D.

Ragnar Nurkse School of Innovation and governance

Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia

5. Location Contract
    • Graduate School of Public Administration. Navamindradhiraj Buliding 10-11th Floor, 118 Moo3, Serithai Road, Klong-Chan, Bangkapi, Bangkok Thailand 10240 Tel: +662727-3876

6. How to Apply

How To Apply

Application Form

Announcement Year 2018 (1st Semester)
Admissions to the Doctor of Philosophy Program in Governance and Development Graduate School of Public Administration National Institute of Development Administration

Call for Application (Self-financed Applicants)

The National Institute of Development Administration (NIDA) is accepting enrollment applications for the Doctor of Philosophy Program in Governance and Development. Applications are accepted between Now – July 24, 2018 during office hours (8.30-16.30).

1. Applicant Qualifications

1.1 As a minimum qualification applicants must hold a master’s degree in any field from a university accredited by the Civil Service Commission of the Royal Thai Government.

1.2 Applicants who have graduated from a university outside of Thailand must obtain a Letter of Confirmation on Standard Curriculum for Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s Degree from the Commission on Higher Education at the Ministry of Education. This letter can be obtained by submitting a request along with required documents directly to the Bureau of Standards and Evaluation (8th floor) at the Commission on Higher Education, Ministry of Education: 328 SriAyutthaya Rd., Ratchathewi District, Bangkok 10400; 0-2354-5577, 0-2610-5381-2

1.3 Applicants must be proficient in communicating in English throughout the program. English language proficiency must be attested through official TOEFL (https://www.ets.org/toefl/) or IELTS (https://www.ielts.org/) scores. In addition to official ETS TOEFL scores, NIDA accepts institutional TOEFL ITP scores from 2 institutions only:
1) NIDA Graduate School of Language and Communication
Siam Boromrajakumari Building, 13th Fl.
118 Seri-Thai Rd., Klong Chan, Bangkapi, Bangkok 10240
(Contact Mr. Phanuwat Phumisart at 0-2727-3147 or phanuw.p@nida.ac.th for further information).

2) Institute of International Education (IIE)
6th Floor Maneeya Center North
518/3 Ploenchit Road, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330
(SEAinfo@iie.org, 0-2652-0653)

Applicants may be admitted into the program according to the following plans:

Plan 1: Applicants submit application documents including official test scores that meet the following criteria:

1) TOEFL (paper based) 550 or above
TOEFL (computer based) 213 or above
TOEFL (internet based) 79 or above
IELTS 6.0 or above
2) Test scores must not be older than 2 years at the time of submission.

Students admitted through plan 1 are not subject to additional conditions.

Plan 2: Applicants submit application documents including official test scores that fall into the following criteria:

1) TOEFL (paper based) 530 to 549
TOEFL (computer based) 193 to 212
TOEFL (internet based) 69 to 78
IELTS 5.5 to 5.9
2) Test scores must not be older than 2 years at the time of submission.

Students admitted through plan 2 are required to enroll in no less than 2 additional non-credit English language courses according to NIDA regulations.

Plan 3: Applicants submit application documents including official test scores that do not meet the proficiency levels of plan 1 or plan 2.

Students admitted through plan 3 are required to enroll in no less than 2 additional non-credit English language courses according to NIDA regulations. They are further required to submit official English language proficiency test scores that meet the following criteria prior to the defense of their doctoral dissertation:

1) TOEFL (paper based) 530 or above
TOEFL (computer based) 193 or above
TOEFL (internet based) 69 or above
IELTS 5.5 or above
2) Test scores must not be older than 2 years at the time of submission.

Exception from the need to provide English language proficiency scores are granted in the following cases:

Applicants who have been awarded master’s degrees from international academic institutions where English was the medium of instruction and study. Such master’s degree must not be older than 5 years at the time of registration. In addition, the grade point average for the applicant’s master’s degree must not be below 3.25

Proper documentation of proof is required.

NOTE: Applicants are responsible to check that application forms are complete and make sure that they qualify for admission as announced above. Applicants whose application documents are incomplete or who do not meet the required qualifications will not be considered for admission and may be expelled at any time if found to be in violation of the above qualifications. Any fees paid are non-refundable.

2. Application Procedures

2.1 Applicants can print an application form from the school’s website
http://gspa.nida.ac.th or collect the form from the Office of the Doctor of Philosophy Program in Governance and Development (International) at 10th Floor, Navamindradhiraj Building.

2.2 The application documents must be accompanied by a non-refundable application fee of 1,300 Baht. The application fees can be paid in cash at the Educational Service Division on the 3rd floor of Prince Naradhip Bongsprabandha Building, NIDA, Bangkapi, or via bank transfer to

Bank: Bangkok Bank (SWIFT Code: BKKBTHBK)
Account Name: NIDA. Doctor’s Degree and Part-time Master’s Degree Program
School of Public Administration Saving A/C
Account Number: 9440013895

Applicants using bank transfer are required to attach proof of payment (copy of transfer order) to their application documents. The completed application must be received by the Division during office hours (8:30-16:30 hours) no later than July 24, 2018.

3. Required Documents

3.1 Completed application form
3.2 Statement of purpose
3.3 Two letters of recommendation
3.4 Curriculum Vitae (CV)
3.5 Two (1 inch) photos
3.6 For foreign applicants: One copy of passport
For Thai applicants: One copy of ID card and one copy of household registration
3.7 Copy of bachelor’s and master’s degree certificates (one for each)
3.8 Copy of bachelor’s and master’s degree transcripts (one for each)
3.9 Copy of proof for a minimum TOEFL or IELTS as specified by NIDA’s
English language proficiency requirements

4. Interview

Applicants will be invited for interviews which will be held on August 1, 2018 at Meeting Room 3, 10th Floor, Navamindradhiraj Building. The interviews will examine applicants’ academic background and competencies as well as other relevant experience as indicated in their enrollment application. For foreign applicants who reside outside Thailand, the admission committee will consider only the application documents.

5. Announcement of Successful Applicants

The names of successful applicants will be announced on August 8, 2018.

 


 

Announcement Year 2018 (1st Semester)
Admissions to the Doctor of Philosophy Program in Governance and Development Graduate School of Public Administration National Institute of Development Administration

Call for Applications (Scholarship Applicants)

The National Institute of Development Administration (NIDA) is accepting enrollment and scholarship applications for the Doctor of Philosophy Program in Governance and Development.

Applications are accepted between Now – July 24, 2018 during office hours (8.30-16.30).

1. Available Scholarships

1.1 Type I: Recipients are completely exempt from tuition and other fees during the scholarship period and receive a monthly stipend of 10,000 Baht.

1.2 Type II: Recipients are completely exempt from tuition fees during the scholarship period.

1.3 Type III: Recipients are exempt from half of the tuition fees during the scholarship period.

All three types of scholarships shall have a duration of 3 years starting from the first day of enrolment as student.

2. Eligibility Requirements for Scholarships and Applicant Qualifications

2.1 As a minimum qualification applicants must hold a master’s degree in any field from a university accredited by the Civil Service Commission of the Royal Thai Government.

2.2 In order to qualify for type I and type II scholarships, applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.75 in their bachelor’s degree and a minimum GPA of 3.25 in their master’s degree.

2.3 Applicants who have graduated from a university outside of Thailand must obtain a Letter of Confirmation on Standard Curriculum for Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s Degree from the Commission on Higher Education at the Ministry of Education. This letter can be obtained by submitting a request along with required documents directly to the Bureau of Standards and Evaluation (8th floor) at the Commission on Higher Education, Ministry of Education: 328 SriAyutthaya Rd., Ratchathewi District, Bangkok 10400; 0-2354-5577, 0-2610-5381-2

2.4 Applicants must be proficient in communicating in English throughout the program. English language proficiency must be attested through official TOEFL (https://www.ets.org/toefl/) or IELTS (https://www.ielts.org/) scores. In addition to official ETS TOEFL scores, NIDA accepts institutional TOEFL ITP scores from 2 institutions only:
1) NIDA Graduate School of Language and Communication
Siam Boromrajakumari Building, 13th Fl.
118 Seri-Thai Rd., Klong Chan, Bangkapi, Bangkok 10240
(Contact Mr. Phanuwat Phumisart at 0-2727-3147 or phanuw.p@nida.ac.th for further information).

2) Institute of International Education (IIE)
6th Floor Maneeya Center North
518/3 Ploenchit Road, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330
(SEAinfo@iie.org, 0-2652-0653)

Applicants may be admitted into the program according to the following plan:

Plan 1: Applicants submit application documents including official test scores that meet the following criteria:

1) TOEFL (paper based) 550 or above
TOEFL (computer based) 213 or above
TOEFL (internet based) 79 or above
IELTS 6.0 or above
2) Test scores must not be older than 2 years at the time of submission.

Students admitted through plan 1 are not subject to additional conditions.

Exceptions from the need to provide English language proficiency scores are granted in the following cases:

Applicants who have been awarded master’s degrees from international academic institutions where English was the medium of instruction and study. Such master’s degree must not be older than 5 years at the time of registration. In addition, the grade point average for the applicant’s master’s degree must not be below 3.25

Proper documentation of proof is required.

NOTE: Applicants are responsible to check that application forms are complete and make sure that they qualify for admission as announced above. Applicants whose application documents are incomplete or who do not meet the required qualifications will not be considered for admission and may be expelled at any time if found to be in violation of the above qualifications. Any fees paid are non-refundable.

3. Terms and Conditions for Scholarship Recipients

3.1 Students must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.30 in each semester. If the GPA falls below this minimum in any semester, the scholarship shall be immediately discontinued.

3.2 If the recipient takes leave of absence, the scholarship shall be immediately terminated. After receiving scholarship, if the recipient resigned, or the student status terminates, or the recipients cannot complete the program as stipulated in the Directives on Education, all the funding paid must be repaid to the institute, unless the Committee decides otherwise.

3.3 If the recipient resigned, or the student status terminates, or the recipients cannot complete the program as stipulated in the Directives on Education, or the recipient ask to cancel the scholarship, all the funding paid must be repaid to the Institute, unless the Committee decides otherwise.

3.4 In the event that scholarship recipients have to repeat any course, they shall not be exempt from the tuition fee for such re-enrolled class.

3.5 In the event that scholarship recipients wish to enroll in any course beyond their study plan, they shall be exempt from the tuition fee of such class upon recommendation by their dissertation advisor only.

3.6 Scholarship recipients shall be exempt from the fee for the first time qualifying examination only. Consecutive attempts shall not be exempt.

3.7 When the scholarship period ends, all remaining fees shall be paid by the student.

3.8 Scholarship recipients shall work for the graduate school or the Institute at least 6 hours per week.

3.9 Copyrights in the dissertation shall be jointly owned by the student and the Institute for a period of five years.

3.10 Scholarship recipients who are international students shall abide by the Institute’s health insurance policy. If not, they forfeit their scholarship.

3.11 The doctoral dissertation or parts of it must be published in peer-reviewed academic journals at international level. Conference proceedings are excluded.

4. Application Procedures

4.1 Applicants can print an application form from the school’s website
http://gspa.nida.ac.th or collect the form from the Office of the Doctor of Philosophy Program in Governance and Development (International) at 10th Floor, Navamindradhiraj Building.
4.2 The application documents must be accompanied by a non-refundable application fee of 1,300 Baht. The application fees can be paid in cash at the Educational Service Division on the 3rd floor of Prince Naradhip Bongsprabandha Building, NIDA, Bangkapi, or via bank transfer to

Bank: Bangkok Bank (SWIFT Code: BKKBTHBK)
Account Name: NIDA. Doctor’s Degree and Part-time Master’s Degree Program
School of Public Administration Saving A/C
Account Number: 9440013895

Applicants using bank transfer are required to attach proof of payment (copy of transfer order) to their application documents. The complete application must be received by the Division during office hours (8:30-16:30 hours) no later than July 24, 2018 (walk-in) or by July 17, 2018 (Postdated deadline – Postal stamp by this date).

5. Required Documents

5.1 Completed application form
5.2 Statement of purpose
5.3 Two letters of recommendation
5.4 Curriculum Vitae (CV)

5.5 Two (1 inch) photos
5.6 For foreign applicants: One copy of passport
For Thai applicants: One copy of ID card and one copy of household
Registration
5.7 Copy of bachelor’s and master’s degree certificates (one for each)
5.8 Copy of bachelor’s and master’s degree transcripts (one for each)
5.9 Copy of proof for a minimum TOEFL scores of 550 or IELTS scores of 6

6. Interview

Applicants will be invited for interviews which will be held on August 1, 2018 at Meeting Room 3, 10th Floor, Navamindradhiraj Building. The interviews will examine applicants’ academic background and competencies as well as other relevant experience as indicated in their enrollment application. For foreign applicants who reside outside Thailand, the admission committee will consider only the application documents.

7. Selection Process
Scholarships are awarded to the most qualified applicants only and in accordance with the availability of funds. Selection of applicants is based on the submitted application documents and interviews. Any decisions regarding the awarding of scholarships and admission of students are subject to the discretion of the selection committee. The criteria applied in making these decisions are to be in accordance with official NIDA announcements. Students that have been selected for admission without being offered a scholarship may still register as regular fee paying students.

8. Announcement of Successful Applicants

The names of successful applicants will be announced on August 8, 2018. Applicants that have not been selected will not be notified.

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9. Contact Us

Contact Us

Ph.D. Program in Governance and Development
Graduate School of Public Administration
National Institute of Development Administration
118 Seri Thai Road, Bangkapi, Bangkok 10240, THAILAND
Tel: (662) 374-4977, (662) 727-3877, (662) 727-3862
E-mail: interphd@nida.ac.th