Admission

 

For Undergraduate Study

For Graduate Study

Admission Information for the International Program at Master's & Ph.D. Levels

Admission requirements
Language requirement
The Academic year
Application process
Postgraduate Tuition and Fees
Financial Assistance
Living and Studying at the Faculty of Science

 

For Undergraduate Study

Faculty of Science, Mahidol University, has three channels for accepting students into the Bachelor of Science Program (in Thai) :

1. Acceptance through the standard university entrance examination administered by the Ministry of University Affairs nationwide. The Faculty of Science accepts 250 student through this channel.

2. Acceptance through the examination administered by Mahidol University for students in the provinces for the university’s special program.

Mahidol University administers an entrance examination for students in the provinces of Kanchanaburi, Nakorn Pathom, Ratchaburi, Suphanburi, Nakornsawan, and Amnartcharoen to study in every faculty in the university. Thirty students are accepted through this channel to study in the Faculty of Science.

3. Acceptance through the examination administered by the Faculty of Science. The Faculty of Science administers an entrance examination to select a number of students to study in different departments in the Faculty.

- The Sritrang Thong Project accepts 30 students annually.

- The Development and Promotion of Science and Technology Talent Project (DPST) accepts 9 students annually.

- The Project for the Promotion of Science and Mathematics Talented Teachers (PSMT) accepts 21 students annually.

- The 2-year Continuing Education in Computer Science Program accepts 60 students annually.

More information about undergraduate study can be obtained from

Educational Affair Division
Faculty of Science, Mahidol University
Rama VI Road, Bangkok 10400 THAILAND
Tel: +66 2201-5005, 5050
Fax: +66 2447-7050
Website : http://www.sc.mahidol.ac.th/sced

 

For Graduate Study

The admission is arranged separately through the departments by which each individual course is offered. Further details of departmental admission for those courses, please contact the program director or the department concerned directly.

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Admission Information for the International Program at Master's & Ph.D. Levels

Admission requirements

To qualify for admission to the Faculty of Science, applicants must pass the written or oral examinations arranged by the programs in co-operation with the Faculty of Graduate Studies as well as meet the general requirements of the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Mahidol University and the requirements of the particular program for which the students are applying.

Applicants seeking admission to a Master's Degree program must hold a bachelor's degree with GPA of at least 2.50, and satisfy the department as to their suitability as well as their English proficiency to pursue the graduate program.

To be eligible for admission to a Ph.D. program, applicants should normally have obtained a bachelor's degree or master's degree from a recognised institution with GPA of at least 3.50, and present evidence of satisfactory work at the postgraduate level; and satisfy the department as to their chosen subject of research, as well as their suitability to do the research, and their proficiency in English.

 

Language requirement

All graduate courses are taught in English, therefore, candidate should be proficient in the language. Applicants must demonstrate English proficiency by having a TOEFL score of at least 500, an IELTS score of at least Band 6.0 or their equivalent, or pass the English Proficiency Examination administered by Faculty of Graduate Studies.

 

The Academic year

The academic year of the graduate studies of the Faculty of Science begins in the first week of June and ends in the fourth week of May of the following year. It includes two semesters and one summer session. Normally, the first semester commences in the first week of June and the second semester begins in the first week of November. Each semester had fifteen weeks for scheduled classes. The summer session is scheduled around the last week of March.

 

Application process

Admission to Master's Degree Programs should be submitted to the Admission Section no later than 1st February for admission in the first semester and no later than 1st September for admission in the second semester. Late applications will be considered on an individual basis. Applicants for Doctoral Degree Programs are welcomed on all year round basis.

Items to be submitted with the completed application form:

1. Two recent photographs (attached to the application form)
2. Two official certified academic transcripts of undergraduate studies (and post graduate studies, if any). If official transcripts are in a language other than English, a certified translation into English must be provided.
3. A one-page statement on study plans and career goals.
4. Two letters of recommendation mailed directly to the Admission Section.
5. Other evidence required by each program such as a letter certifying work experience or a photocopy of a professional license.
6. A TOEFL or IELTS score report, as applicable.

Inquiries, requests for application forms, or completed applications should be addressed to:

Head of Admission Section
Faculty of Graduate Studies
Mahidol University
25/25 Phuttamonthon 4 Road
Phuttamonthon District
Nakhon Pathom 73170 THAILAND
Tel : +66 2 441-4125, 0179

Students can also directly contact the director of each program of interest, or the department listed in the table above.

More information can also be obtained from

Medical and Graduate Education Division
Faculty of Science, Mahidol University
Rama VI Road, Rajthewee, Bangkok 10400, THAILAND
Tel. +66 2 201-5835-8 Fax. +66 2 201-5839

Faculty of Graduate Studies, Mahidol University
25/25 Phuttamonthon 4 Road
Phuttamonthon District
Nakhon Pathom 73170 THAILAND
Tel: +66 2441-4125, 2441-0179
Fax: +66 2441-9737
E-mail: deangr@mahidol.ac.th
Website: www.grad.mahidol.ac.th

 

Postgraduate Tuition and Fees

The following information details the cost for most international postgraduate programs at the Faculty of Science.

Item

1. Education service fee
2. Student activities fee
3. Graduate studies fee
4. Internet account fee
5. Damage fee
6. Health insurance
7. Postgraduate tuition
8. Thesis registration fee
9. Research supplies fee
- Master degree
- Doctoral degree

Payment Requirement

semester
semester
semester
1st semester only
annually
semester
thesis registration

with thesis registration
one time payment
one time payment

Cost(USD*)

98
8
22
9
14
37
257/credit
21/credit

4,286
8,571

- 1 USD = 35 baht

- Note: This information came from the Faculty of Graduate Studies. Costs may be changed without prior notice, and vary according to the exchange rate.

Tuition Fee (in USD) for Ph.D. Programs

Financial Assistance

There is financial assistance for overseas studens which come from both the Faculty and many international agencies collaborating with Mahidol University, including WHO, FAO, UNDP and SEMEO. Research funding is also available from the Thai government.
The Faculty of Science has three types of scholarships available for international students wishing to study in the graduate programs. They are full and partial scholarships.
Institutional Strengthening Program : Scholarships for students who apply for a doctoral training in all preograms are offered. Successful candidates will receive waives of tuition fee (for Faculty of Science's Curriculums only) and receive annual salary of 6,000 baht per month for 1 year.

Teaching Assistant (TA) : The grants will be awarded to graduate students who are studying in the M.Sc. and Ph.D. programs. The candidates will have to do at least 6 hours work a week, including laboratory work, and if with good command of English language, tutoring, and other work related to learning and teaching. Successful candidates will receive a stipend of 6,360 baht for the period of 10 months within one year.

Scholarships for International Ph.D. Students : Scholarship for students who apply for a doctoral training in all programs are offered. Successful candidated who have excellent academic records for the previous degress will receive a stipend of 5,400 baht per month for not over 3 years.

Research Assistant (RA) : A great number of the faculty members are recipients of research grants from the Faculty as well as from other national and international agencies. They are in need of assistants to help carry out their research projects. Overseas candidates can apply for the research assistant position directly within the faculty members.

 

Living and Studying at the Faculty of Science

Travel

Travel in and around Bangkok is quite cheap and easy. Bangkok has an extensive public transportation service that reaches all over the city. With the introduction of Skytrain recently, you can travel into the city conveniently. However, Bangkok is know for its traffic, so you should allow yourself time to get from place to place when you travel.

Visa

Most students coming to study in Thailand should get a non-immigrant visa in their home country before coming. Though most students would find it possible to enter on a tourist visa, the tourist visa is short-term (30 days) and is not generally accepted as a starting point for visa extensions. The non-immigrant visa allows the bearer to stay in Thailand for up to 90 days, and it may be extended. It can be obtained at Thai Consulates or Embassies. The price is usually about US$25, payable in local currency. If you need a letter certifying that you are a student at Mahidol University, one can be provided.

If you are continuing your studies, there should be no difficulties in getting permission to stay in Thailand longer than initially stamped on your passport. The important thing is that you should apply at least one month before your visa is due to expire so that your documents are in order. The application is usually done through your department. In any case, you need to have 4x6 (passport) size photos available in order to renew your visa.

Climate

There are three seasons in Bangkok; the dry season, the rainy season and the cool season. The dry season starts in February and lasts until late April. March and April are the hottest months on the year, with daytime temperatures occasionally passing 40 c. The rainy season lasts from May to October, with October being particularly rainy. You can expect some rain almost everyday during this season. The cool season is from November to January. Temperatures are usually mild, and the weather is dry.

Accommodation

There are an enormous range of styles and standards of accommodation. The type of accommodation that visiting students normally settle for are private apartments with or without air conditioning. But considering the weather in Thailand, it would be more comfortable to take an apartment with air conditioning. Kitchens and Western style cooking facilities are also less common because Bangkok people do not cook at home very much. To eat out in Thailand is both very convenient and very affordable.

 

Rent ranges from : 2,500 to 4,000 baht per month (depending on the location, quality of the rooms and whether air-conditioned or not.)

Living costs

The cost of living in Bangkok is high compared to other parts of Thailand but how much money you will actually spend will depend on your personal lifestyle.

Examples of items that you will have to pay for are;

Accommodation
Utilities (cooking, air conditioning, lighting and water)
Food (depending on diet)
A can of Coke
A plate of rice with curry
A hamburger at McDonald
A carton of milk (200cc) (equivalent to one glass)
A movie ticket
3,500 baht per month
2,000 baht per month
3,000 baht
15 baht
25 baht
30 baht
10 baht
90 baht