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Doctoral Dual Degree Program (SIIT-JAIST)
The Sirindhorn International Institute of Technology (SIIT) and Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST) are offering a dual degree doctoral program in area of Service Science which includes various participating fields in Engineering and Technology such as:
Human Life Design, Knowledge Management, Security and Networks, Intelligent Robotics, Entertainment Technology, Energy and Environment, Materials Chemistry, Applied Physics, Bioscience and Biotechnology
Successful applicants will be enrolled as full-time students at SIIT and JAIST for the duration of four years; the 1st and 3rd year will be spent at SIIT while the 2nd and 4th year at JAIST. Full scholarships will be offered automatically for the two years of studying at JAIST. Other scholarships and funding sources are available for the two years at SIIT. For more information, visit the Scholarships/Tuition Fee page.
The program will start in August 2021. This dual doctoral degree is named as followed.
  • From JAIST : Doctor of Philosophy (Knowledge Science) or Doctor of Philosophy (Information Science)
  • From SIIT : Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering and Technology
This dual degree program is co-found by National Electronics and Computer Technology Center (NECTEC), Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST), Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) and Sirindhorn International Institute of Technology (SIIT), Thammasat University. These four parties agree to develop Ph.D. in the area of Service Science.
Research areas are listed here.
Eligible applicants must have successfully completed a master's degree in Engineering or Science or related fields with a very good academic record and/or thesis experience; or must be a current/former master's degree student of SIIT with at least one international journal publication; or must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.50.
Important Dates
Admission schedule for August 2021 (Tentative). It should be noted that, during 22 May - 25 June 2021, there will be a special orientation. All applicants are expected to attend this orientation.
Dates Events
1 March 2021 – 31 May 2021 Application period. (Call for Application) (tentative)
31 May 2021 Applicants submit applications to SIIT.
2 June 2021 Application is submitted to JAIST by SIIT. JAIST will confirm with professors.
9 June 2021 JAIST informs the allowance of professor contact.
9-18 June 2021 Applicants contact professors to get an acceptance letter.
25 June 2021 JAIST informs applicants about the interview process.
28-30 June 2021 List of eligible applicants will be announced.
12-16 July 2021 Applicants will be interviewed.
28-30 July 2021 Result announcement.
Beginning of August 2021 Orientation (at Thailand Science Park).
Interested applicants may inquire about detailed information from the contact persons (listed here), or from the admissions office at SIIT before submitting the application.
The deadline for submission of applications is 31 May 2021.
The list of application documents is shown here.