(THE PROGRAM IS IN THE PROCESS OF REDESIGN)
Sasin looks for students with outstanding potential for leadership as well as the intellectual ability and strong commitment to a career in research. The selection is based on evidence of outstanding intellectual ability as well as a strong commitment to a career in research. Prepare Your Application When to do it: Begin at least 3 months before you apply. To prepare be sure to complete the following steps:
- Take required tests (GMAT or GRE and TOEFL or IELTS)
- Request required transcripts
- Identify and contact your recommenders
- Write your personal statement
- Read the Admissions FAQ
Online application formClick here to access our application portal (apply.sasin.edu)
TranscriptsBoth undergraduate and graduate study; include all those listed on CV if you have more than two degrees.
Statement of PurposeThe statement of purpose includes, but is not restricted to, your introduction, your motivation, your goals, past achievements, your academic and research interest, your readiness, and how the school would fulfill your goals and ambitions. This is not an exhaustive list. The statement of purpose essay should have 500-1,000 words.
EligibilityApplicants for admission to the Sasin Ph.D. programs must hold at least a four-year bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution or a master’s degree in related fields. For highly qualified students, a master’s degree or work experience is not required for admission.
Academic RecordsUndergraduate and any other collegiate records are examined not only for the overall grade average but also for grade trends and areas of particular scholastic strength. Students applying with an undergraduate degree must have a superior record from a reputable institution.
GMAT/GRESasin accepts either the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Examination (GRE) test scores. While there is no minimum test score, a good performance on one of the standardized tests (GMAT or GRE) is usually required. Students should score in at least the 80th percentile range for the Quantitative part on the tests. Please note that scores over five years old are invalid and not acceptable. The score must be valid (less than 5 years old) and the official report must be submitted. We encourage all applicants to take the test as soon as possible. GMAT can now be taken online 24/7 or at the local test center which has now been opened.
TOEFL/IELTSThe Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is required of applicants whose native language is not English. TOEFL and IELTS scores older than two years are not acceptable. The IELTS examination is managed by the University of Cambridge ESOL Council, the British Council, and IDP Education Australia. See the website at www.ielts.org. Test takers must request that the test results be sent directly to Sasin. There is no institutional code assigned. The IELTS can be substituted for TOEFL. All applicants must arrange to have their TOEFL and GMAT/GRE results reported to Sasin directly by Educational Testing Service (ETS). Sasin’s school code is 9318 and department code is 02. It is suggested that the tests, which are administered throughout the year, be taken early. TOEFL/IELTS Exemption Non-native English-speaking applicants may qualify for an exemption from English proficiency testing if you have: • at least one year of study at an accredited university degree program in English, in a country where English is a primary language, OR • at least four years of study at the secondary school level in English, in a country where English is a primary language. If you believe you meet either of the requirements for a TOEFL/IELTS exemption, please contact us at Admissions@sasin.edu to request an exemption. • The Committee will consider the applicant’s research agenda and its fit within the general research interests of Sasin faculty members.
Letter of RecommendationA letter of recommendation is required. Recommendations from people (not related to the applicant) who are best able to evaluate the applicant’s ability to do scholarly research required by graduate studies are most valuable to the Admissions Committee. You will need at least two letters to proceed further to the interview phase. One of these letters must come from an academic referee. Please use Sasin’s form here.
Work ExperiencePrior working experience is not required to enter the Ph.D. program. Nevertheless, students from previous classes entered the Ph.D. program with at least a few years of working experience.
InterviewApplications will be reviewed thoroughly by the Ph.D. Admissions Committee which is composed of Sasin faculty members. The committee will select qualified students based on evidence of outstanding intellectual ability and a strong commitment to a career in research. This selection will include evaluation of the applicant’s performance on standardized tests; the strength of the recommendation letters; the applicant’s academic record; and his/her research agenda and its fit within the general research interests of Sasin faculty. Following this review, the applicants will be called in for personal interviews. The final decision on the application will be made by the Sasin Ph.D. Admissions Committee.
Timing and Application DeadlineThe application must be completed and submitted to the Ph.D. Admissions Office by March 31 of the year of admission. Each part of the application should be carefully, thoroughly and honestly completed personally by the applicant. While the Admissions Office will attempt to inform applicants if any information is missing, it is up to each applicant to ensure that his/her application is complete. No application will be considered unless it is complete.
From Ph.D. Class of 2011-2018Gender – Male 43% Female 57% Age range – 25-43 Average Age – 29 Previous Degree – MBA 64% Other Master’s 36%
Undergraduate BackgroundEngineering – 50% Economics – 29% Business and Management – 14% Others – 7%
Job placement after graduation (from Ph.D. Class of 2006-2011)Academic institutions – 33% Consulting and Think-tanks – 33% Industry and Own businesses – 33%
How many doctoral students are in your program? As of August 2018, we have 10 current Ph.D. students. We admit on average 4-6 students per year. How long does it take to complete a Ph.D. degree? While the program is designed in such a way that allows students to complete within 4 years. Typically, students take 5-6 years to complete the degree requirements. Do you offer a part-time Ph.D. program or a distance-learning/external program? No, the Ph.D. program requires a full-time commitment. Students must be active and participate in the classes and research activities on campus throughout the whole program. The classes may be offered during the weekday evenings or on Saturday to accommodate the need of students who work during the days. Is financial aid available to students? Yes, both local and international students are eligible for financial aid which generally cover the full or partial tuition fees. All applicants are automatically considered for financial aid without completing any additional document. The decisions on the amount and conditions of financial aid are made by the Ph.D. Admissions Committee, which evaluates each applicant based on their merits and academic potential. During the course of the Ph.D. study, students may also apply for education and/or research scholarships offered by Chulalongkorn University. The eligibility requirements and scholarship conditions differ. Sasin Ph.D. students are eligible to apply for the following scholarships by Chulalongkorn Graduate School. (1) The 100th Anniversary Chulalongkorn University for Doctoral Scholarship (Item#1 in this link) (2) The 90th Anniversary of Chulalongkorn University Scholarship (Item#1 in this link) (3) Overseas Academic Presentation Scholarship Option II for Graduate Student’s and Postdoctoral Fellow’s Publication (Item#5 in this link) When is the application deadline? The application deadline is usually at the end of March of any given year. We admit once a year to begin the program in July. What does Sasin look for in applicants? Sasin’s faculty selects qualified students based on evidence of outstanding intellectual ability and a strong commitment to a career in research. The student’s research agenda, with its fit within the general research interests of the faculty, is evaluated. The strength of the recommendation letters, the academic record at the applicant’s undergraduate /graduate institution, and performance on standardized tests are included in the review. Not Required for Admission We do not require:
proficiency testing if you have:
- A minimum GPA
- A minimum GMAT or GRE score
- Particular fields of undergraduate/graduate study
- A minimum level of work experience
- MBA or other graduate degrees
- at least one year of study at an accredited university degree program in English, in a country where English is a primary language, OR
- at least four years of study at the secondary school level in English, in a country where English is a primary language. If you believe you meet either of the requirements for a TOEFL/IELTS exemption, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to request an exemption.
- Application form (via online system)
- New statement of purpose
- A statement explaining what has changed since your previous aplication (as a separate statement)
- Updated CV or resume
- New transcripts for coursework not submitted with your previous application
- Two new letters of recommendation
- New GMAT or GRE score, if applicable
- New TOEFL or IELTS score, if applicable
- New signed Sasin honor code
- 1,500 Baht application fee