The Doctor of Philosophy Program in Nursing Science (International Program), Faculty of Nursing at Thammasat University
for the Academic Year 2018

1. Number of admissions: 10 persons
2. Study period:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday Time: 4.30-7.30 PM
Saturday Time: 9.00 AM-4.00 PM
3. Requirements for Undertaking the Program of Study
The requirements for those entering the program of study are based on Thammasat University Regulations on Graduate Studies A.D. 2010/ B.E. 2553, Article 7. They are also based on the Thai Qualifications Framework for Higher Education in Nursing Sciences (TQF. 1) and the following requirements:

3.1 The student must have competed study toward a master’s degree in nursing science or equivalent in a related field, either within Thailand or abroad, from an accredited educational institution with a cumulative grade point average no lower than 3.00 (out of 4.00).
3.2 If the student has completed a master’s degree in another health science, the student must take nursing theory courses and nursing practical courses. If the student has experience in either teaching or clinical work, the student needs to take only the theory courses.
3.3 The student must have conducted research and have had her/his research published in academic journals of international or, at a minimum, national standing.

4. Selection of Candidates for the Program of Study
4.1 Those entering the Program must pass an interview examination.
4.2 The student must have taken one of the following exams: TU-GET, TOEFL iBT, or IELTS. No more than two years shall have lapsed between the time of the test results and the time of the application to the Program.
4.2.1 Applicants must have a TU-GET score no lower than 500 or a TOEFL Internet-based (iBT) score no lower than 61, or an IELTS score no lower than 6.0.
(Not accept TOEFL paper-based score)
4.2.2 If the applicant has an English language test score lower than those stated in article 4.2.1, he or she may be accepted conditionally to the program. These applicants must have a TU-GET score no lower than 400 or a TOEFL Internet-based (iBT) score no lower than 32, or an IELTS score no lower than 4.5. These students that are conditionally admitted then must pass the requirements of article 4.2.1 before graduating from the program.
4.3 A student whose origin is a foreign country where the official language is English shall be exempt from the required submission of English-language test results.
4.4 A student that graduates from an English program less than two years from the time of his/her application to the Program shall be exempt from the required submission of English-language test results.
4.5 Other conditions will be set in accordance with the acceptance announcement for applicants for graduate study at Thammasat University and for the Faculty of Nursing.

5. Application Documents
5.1 A completed application form for the Faculty of Nursing. The blank form can be downloaded at http://www.nurse.tu.ac.th/english
5.2 A grade transcripts of your Master’s degree
5.3 A certified copy of your Registered Nurse license
5.4 A certified copy of your Nursing and Midwifery Council member card
5.5 A certified copy of your Citizen ID card (or a passport for foreign nationals)
5.6 TU-GET, TOEFL iBT, or IELTS test score (no more than two years shall have lapsed between the time of the test results and the time of the application to the Program)
5.7 Research papers and a copy of your master’s thesis published in academic journals of international or, at a minimum, national standing
5.8 Two recent 1.5 inch photographs (color)
5.9 The three original recommendation letters. The blank form can be downloaded at http://www.nurse.tu.ac.th/english (Close up tightly)
6. Application
6.1 Applicants can download all of the application materials at the following website: http://www.nurse.tu.ac.th/english
6.2 The applicant must pay the application fee by transferring the amount of 500 THB to the following:
KTB Bank Public Company Limited, Thammasat – Rangsit Branch
Swift code: KRTHTHBK (for international transfer)
Savings Account No. 475-0-99727-7
Account Name: Ph.D. Program in Nursing Science

6.3 The completed application form, with all of the required documents attached, should be sent to: Ph.D. Program in Nursing Science (International Program), Faculty of Nursing, Thammasat University, Piyachart Building, Khlong Neung Sub-district, Khlong Luang District, Pathum Thani Province 12121 THAILAND or sent a soft copy by scan and attach all forms with 300 dpi photos to the following email address: phd_program@nurse.tu.ac.th and sent original document.

6.4 Admission schedule
Activities Date Place
Application period and submitting the documents From now until
January 20, 2018 http://www.nurse.tu.ac.th/english
Pay for the application fee From application date until
January 20, 2018 KTB Bank Public Company Limited, Thammasat – Rangsit Branch
Savings Account No. 475-0-99727-7
Account Name: Ph.D. Program in Nursing Science
Announcement of applicants that completed the application process February 20, 2018 http://www.nurse.tu.ac.th/english
Date of interview March 20-21, 2018
at 10.00 AM Faculty of Nursing,
10th Fl. Piyachart Bld, Thammasat University, Rangsit Center
Announcement of admitted students April 20, 2018 http://www.nurse.tu.ac.th/english
Confirmation to study April 20-25, 2018 Send email to phd_program@nurse.tu.ac.th or Fax no. 02-5165381
Orientation Inform later Faculty of Nursing,
10th Fl. Piyachart Bld, Thammasat University, Rangsit Center
Registration for new student Inform later Registrar Office
Thammasat University, Rangsit Center
Registration Inform later http://www.reg.tu.ac.th

Open semester University schedule Faculty of Nursing,
Thammasat University, Rangsit Center

7. Registration documents
7.1 A registration form with a 1.5-inch photo attached. The blank form can be downloaded at http://www.nurse.tu.ac.th/english
7.2 Two certified copies of your master’s degree
7.3 Two certified copies of your transcripts
7.4 Two certified copies of a Citizen ID card (or a passport for foreign nationals)
7.5 A doctor’s certificate (within 6 months) indicating that the applicant is healthy both physically and mentally. The student’s health will present no obstacle in pursing the Ph.D. degree.
7.6 A student card form (download at http://www.nurse.tu.ac.th) with a 1.5-inch photo

8. Tuition fees for the whole program
Thai students : 780,000 THB
Foreign students : 1,300,000 THB

Applicantion Form