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Doctor of Philosophy (Environment and Resource Studies)

Highlight: Focus on the research, with no courses offered. The program requires students to be modern research experts in environment and resources science, able to learn independently, creatively, morally, have wide vision, can work both independently and with a team, be a leader in environmental science, able to integrate the overall knowledge of the environmental system and produce innovative products for the benefit of sustainable development.

The details are as follows.

  • Overview
  • Announcement
  • Structure
  • Fees & Funding
  • How to apply
  • For Current Student
  • Graduated


In order to meet the needs of the region 's development, the program aims to prepare graduates who are experts in interdisciplinary environmental research, to provide them with an extensive understanding of the complexities of the environment and to promote a broad comprehension of the global environment and the need for on-going environmental learning at all levels of society.

  • This broadly scoped research degree
  • Focuses on environment and resource studies.
  • Emphasizes the interdisciplinary nature of resolving environmental and natural resource management issues within research directions as follow.
  • Will be required to complete in 3 years of full time study.
  • New candidates can apply all year round.
Career Opportunities of the Graduates
1. Environmental science expert at the state, national and regional level
2. Leaders in environmental and natural resources professionals
3. Effective researchers and academic careers (lecturers and teachers)


  1. Applicants who have graduate Master's Degree have to enrol Dissertation 48 credits

Study Process

  1. Criteria for Ph.D. graduation
  2. Ph.D. Dissertation
  3. Step for Graduate

Step of thesis process

 Please download document - pdf file


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 Research Supplies Fee Allocation for Doctor of Philosophy Program in Environment and Resource Studies (International Program)
 A Publication Reward for Doctor of Philosophy Program in Environment and Resource Studies (International Program)
 Living Allowance Scholarship for Foreign Graduate Students at Mahidol University, Academic Year 2021


Descriptions Total
Year 1
Year 2
Year 3
Amount Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 1 Semester 2
Education Services Fee @ 10,000/ year 30,000 5,700 4,300 5,700 4,300 5,700 4,300
Student Activities Fee @ 250/ semester 1,500 250 250 250 250 250 250
Graduate Studies Fee @ 750/ semester 4,500 750 750 750 750 750 750
Internet Service @ 300/semester 1,800 300 300 300 300 300 300
Graduate Tuition Fee 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Research Supplies Fee 300,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000
*Special Equipment @5,000/ semester 30,000 5,000 5,000 5,000 5,000 5,000 5,000
Thesis Registration 72,000 0 0 36,000 36,000 0 0
Qualification Examination(QE) 4,200 4,200 0 0 0 0 0
Sub-Total (Baht) 444,000 66,200 60,600 98,000 96,600 62,000 60,600
Others (for International Students)
Health Insurance
10,500 3,500 0 3,500 0 3,500 0
Total (Baht) 454,500 69,700 60,600 101,500 96,600 65,500 60,600

* Students will be required to register until graduation.

How to apply

Admission Requirements

  •  Applicants must have a Master's degree in and discipline with a GPA of no less than 3.50.
  •  Applicants must submit evidence of scholarly or professional achievements showing satisfactory research preparation to the Programme Committee.
  •  Pass an English Proficiency Examination arranged by the Faculty of Graduate Studies or other institutions certified by the Faculty of Graduate Studies or have a TOEFL Internet-based score of more than 79 (W=23, S=19) or IELTS score of more than 6.0 (W=6.0, S=6.0) or MU GRAD Plus score of more than 90 (W=12, S=12). English score must not exceed 2 years.
  •  Exceptions to the above requirements may be made by the Programme Committee and by the Dean of Faculty of Graduate Studies.
  •  A concept paper of a proposed dissertation research.
  •  An acceptance letter to be an initial advisor from an instructor in Faculty of Environment.

Admission Process

  1. Applicant has to apply and submit application forms and required documents online via Faculty of Graduate Studies' website (http://www.grad.mahidol.ac.th/en/prospective-students/). Those forms and documents are
    Application Form (Downd load : Form A - MS Word, Form A - pdf)
    Background and Proposed Field of Study (Downd load : Form B - MS Word, Form B - pdf)
    Recommendation Forms (directly submitted by at least 2 referees (Downd load : Form C - MS Word,Form C - pdf)
    And other documents as in a checklist (Downd load : Documents checklist for applicants - pdf)
  2. Applicant also has to submit all those forms and documents to the Program via Program Coordinator'™s e-mail with one extra document, which is an Acceptance Letter from an instructor in Faculty of Environment and Resource Studies.
    Recommendation letter of Lecturer to accept PhD student
  3. If all documents have been considered by committees and approved, applicant will be interviewed by presenting a concept paper. In case, applicant is a foreigner, the interview might be conducted via Skype.

Preparing a PhD concept paper

Admission process for Ph.D. program

Our Graduated Students

 Graduated Names List

  1. Dr.Thomas Neal Stewart
  2. Associate Professor Dr.Sansanee Choowaew  
Program committee
  1. Associate Professor Dr. Nathsuda Pumijumnong
  2. Associate Professor Dr. Benjaphorn Prapagdee
  3. Associate Professor Dr. Jaruwan Wongthanate
  4. Assistant Professor Dr. Achara Ussawarujikulchai
  5. Lect.Dr.Noppol Arunrat
  6. Assisstant Professor Dr. Paramita Punwong
Research Direction
  • Environmental Technology
  • Water Resources Management
  • Remediation Technology
  • Energy Management
  • Waste Utilization
  • Environmental Modeling
  • Natural Resources Conservation
  • Environmental Risk Assessment
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Ecosystem Management
  • Human Ecology

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