Admissions

Requirements and Supporting Documentation
Graduate ‘Master’s degree program degree-seeking applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree or equivalent from an accredited university.

Doctoral (PhD) degree-seeking applicants must hold a master’s degree or equivalent from an accredited university in a related field or area.

Applications for graduate programs must include the following:
For applicants currently in their final term of study, please submit an official letter from your school registrar affirming the expected date on which the qualification will be officially conferred.

For Doctoral (PhD) degree-seeking applicants currently in their final semester of a master’s program, please submit an official letter from your thesis supervisor affirming both the expected date of the thesis defense and/or completion of all requirements for the master’s degree and the date on which the degree will be officially conferred.
1. Completed Application Form: Applicants must submit a completed application form, which includes attachment of a passport-sized photograph where indicated in the form instructions.
 
2. Application Fee Payment: Applicants residing within Thailand are required to pay an Application Fee of 900 Baht (payable in Thai currency, cash only) either in person or by an appointed representative at Graduate School located on Mahasarakham University, 1st Floor, Central Science Laboratory Building (SC3) main campus. Please note that applicants residing outside of Thailand are NOT required to pay the 900 Baht application fee at the time of application submission; however, payment of application fee will be required upon applicant’s arrival to the MSU campus to take up residence and begin studies. Link: https://inter.msu.ac.th/upload/entry/files/MSU%20Bank%20Account.pdf

3.Official Transcript(s): Graduate program applicants must submit official university/college transcripts. Please note that photocopies of transcripts are not acceptable and transcripts must include course grades.
4. Proof of Graduation: Applicants must submit proof of graduation by submitting one of the following:
      a) High school or college/university issued graduation diploma/certificate or an official letter (original);
      b) a photocopy of diploma/certificate that has been certified or notarized by school office or public notary;
      c) an official (original) transcript indicating degree received and date of conferral.

5. Proof of English Proficiency: Applicants whose native language is not English must submit an official TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score with their application. This test should be taken not more than five years before the application date. Please note that this requirement is waived for applicants who have obtained a degree from an institution where all their courses were taught in English with English being the official medium of instruction.

6. Letters of Recommendation: All applicants must submit letters of recommendation (THREE for Graduate Program Applicants) from persons familiar with the applicant’s academic work. Additionally,   for graduate student applicants, the letters should also include information regarding the applicant’s capacity for research and writing of a post-graduate program.

Doctoral (PhD) degree-seeking applicants should include one letter of recommendation from their master’s thesis supervisor and submit a copy of your master’s thesis or equivalent research paper with your application. An applicant who does not have a master’s thesis may (optionally) submit research papers that s/he wrote during their master’s candidacy. If the thesis/papers are in a language other than English, a detailed summary in English should be included. The summary should include the main argument and conclusion, research methods and analytical techniques deployed and descriptions of each chapter/section.
7. Statement of Purpose: For Graduate Program Applicants the statement of purpose should also clearly outline the applicant’s proposed dissertation topic, capacity to pursue it and in addition, how the degree fits into the applicant’s future career plans and goals.
8. Proof of Financial Support: All applicants must submit evidence of sufficient financial resources in the form of an official bank statement and/or a letter of financial support. Students receiving a scholarship should provide a letter from the supporting organization showing details of support provided. Self-funding students must provide proof of their ability to support themselves financially for the duration of their study program. Anticipated cost of fees and living expenses for graduate program students would be approximately US$6,500 per year.

9. Proof of Health Insurance: In order to ensure students have access to health care at all times, Mahasarakham University requires all enrolled and exchange students to carry health insurance unless a student can provide evidence of comparable insurance coverage. Students unable to provide such evidence are required to purchase a local health insurance upon your arrival from a Mahasarakham University based insurance company.

** Application documents and any supporting documents printed in languages other than English or Thai are required be translated into English and certified by a school official, an official agency, an embassy or consulate.

      - Applicants can apply via Email by sending a completed application form (with required supporting documents) to admission.gs@msu.ac.th
      - Postal Application Submission: Applicants can apply by printing and mailing a completed application form (with required supporting documents) to the following address:

             Graduate School, Mahasarakham University, 1st Floor, Central Science Laboratory Building (SC3), Khamriang Sub-District, Kantarawichai District, Maha Sarakham 44150 Thailand

       - Walk-In Application: Applicants can apply directly to the Office of Graduate School located on Mahasarakham University, 1st Floor, Central Science Laboratory Building (SC3) main campus Tel. +66 4375 4412