Applications open in January - here’s how to prepare:

The following is the checklist for your application:

  • Completed application form (available in January 2019)

  • English language test results (for non-English native speakers and non-English B.A. degree receiver): TOEFL (computer 550, paper 213), IELTS (overall 6.0), or CU-TEP (75)

  • Supporting documents:

    • Curriculum Vitae

    • Letter of Motivation: 600-1000 words, and include the following elements:

      -Describe your most valued experience or accomplishment

      -Describe your research interests, and outline a tentative topic for your thesis/dissertation

      -Describe your career expectations (personal and professional objectives), and explain how the MAIDS-GRID Program at Chulalongkorn University will help you achieve these goals.

    • Writing Sample: The MAIDS-GRID program requires all applicants to submit a sample of their critical or analytical writing. This may be a paper written for an undergraduate course, a published academic or journalistic article, or another appropriate writing sample. Applicants should briefly explain – using a separate document – the context in which the sample was originally written, including information on the nature of the publication in which it appeared, and the date of publication.

      The objective of the sample writing is to assess the applicants’ analytical and writing skills. The ability to write clearly in English – both for native and non-native speakers – is essential to fulfill the written requirements for the MA thesis and PhD Dissertation.

  • 2 Letters of Recommendation:

    Applicants are required to ask two instructors or employers familiar with their work to send sealed letters of recommendation with letterhead and original signatures. Please also provide the following reference form to your referees and ask them to fill it out. A template reference form can be downloaded here.

    Please provide your referees with the above form and ask for a confidential reference to be returned to you in a signed and sealed envelope. Please return the unopened envelope to the MAIDS-GRID Office with the application form. The referee also has the option of sending the reference directly to the MAIDS-GRID Office.

  • Research Proposal (PhD Applicants):

    Applicants should demonstrate their research proposal to the committee on the topic that they would like to further develop to become their dissertation. The PhD Program emphasizes the ability of applicants in mastering their research methods and content so that they can graduate as a professional development specialist.

  • Two photographs

  • Official transcript from the college or university previously attended

  • Photocopy of previous degree(s)

  • Photocopy of ID card (for Thai applicants)

  • Photocopy of passport (for non-Thai students)

  • Photocopy of Bank transfer or cash of non-refundable application fee of 800 THB (MA Program) or 1,000 THB (PhD Program). Applicants outside of Thailand, please pay the fee in one of the two following ways:

    • A Bank Draft of:

      • MA Applicant: 950 THB total (800 THB application fee + 150 THB bank charge)

      • PhD Applicant: 1,150 THB total (1,000 THB application fee + 150 THB bank charge)

    • A SWIFT or Telegraphic Transfer of:

      • MA Applicant: 1,100 THB total (800 THB application fee + 300 THB bank charge)

      • PhD Applicant: 1,300 THB total (1,000 THB application fee + 300 THB bank charge)

Check back in January 2019 to download the Application Form and to learn more about Scholarship Offerings


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M.A. and Ph.D. in International Development Studies (MAIDS-GRID)
Faculty of Political Science, Chulalongkorn University
Henry-Dunant Road, Pathumwan
Bangkok, 10330 Thailand


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