PhD Scholarships for ASEAN Countries, Suranaree University of Technology, Thailand

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The coming year of 2015 marks a very important milestone for all ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) countries in that we shall be integrated to become one single community. The ASEAN Community consists of three pillars: ASEAN Economic Community, ASEAN Political and Security Pillar and ASEAN Socio- Cultural Pillar. Higher education has an important role in supporting the establishment of ASEAN Community and preparing ASEAN people and countries for the regional integration. Knowledge of science, technology and innovation is one of key factors in sustaining economic growth, enhancing community’s well-being and promoting integration in ASEAN. To push forward to build a strong science and technology base for ASEAN as a single integrated economy, and to ensure ASEAN to remain globally competitive, ASEAN member countries have to move up the technology ladder and focus on enhancing their capability for technological innovation in many areas.

Since its establishment, Suranaree University of Technology (SUT) has constantly proved itself to stand in the forefront of higher education institutions in the country and the Asia-Pacific region. With its careful development and fast and steady progress, it has produced numerous outstanding achievements, well recognized by the public both nationally and internationally. Highlights of those concrete achievements include its well-earned status as one among the nine National Research Universities selected by the Royal Thai Government for the year 2010 and its rank in the highest level among research and teaching universities in Thailand conducted by The Office of National Education Standards a Quality Assessment in 2009, which sends SUT to No.1 in the Public University group, and No.2 in All University category. Moreover, SUT’s School of Physics was ranked No. 1 and School of Chemistry “excellence” in 2008, School of Food Technology “excellence” in 2009 and in 2007 it was ranked in the Outstanding Group among science and technology universities, both by Thailand Research Fund. The 2006 ranking by the Office of the Higher Education Commission also ranked SUT in the ‘Outstanding Research” and “Excellent Teaching and Learning” groups due to its remarkable potentials in research and teaching and learning.

To respond to the establishment of ASEAN Community and celebrate the auspicious occasion of His Majesty the King’s 84th birthday anniversary, SUT is delighted to announce the launch of the SUT-PhD Scholarship Program for ASEAN to promote student mobility and PhD degree program development in the region. The future employment in ASEAN will require the graduates to have additional skills apart from their professional skills, such as English and other languages used in ASEAN and the inter-cultural skills. The SUT-PhD Scholarship Program for ASEAN would be one of the solid steps toward greater academic collaboration in ASEAN Community. Nine scholarships will be granted to students or faculty members of higher education institutions in ASEAN countries to further their doctoral degrees study at SUT in the fields of Sciences, Engineering, Agricultural Technology and Social Technology offered by SUT.

Eligible applicants must satisfy the following criteria:

  1. Be national of an ASEAN country (Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, The Philippines, Singapore and Vietnam)
  2. Hold a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a relevant field
  3. Ph.D. scholarship for Bachelor degree holder
    Hold a Bachelor’s degree with GPAX > 3.25 (in 4.00 scale)
    Ph.D. scholarship for Master degree holder
    Hold a Master’s degree with GPAX > 3.50 (in 4.00 scale) with at least one English- written research publication in a standard international journal
  4. Possess proficiency in English
    For English Language Studies program, (TOEFL > 550 or IELTS > 6.0)
    For all other Ph.D. programs, (TOEFL > 500 or IELTS > 5.0)
  5. Be of good health physically and mentally

Applicants for the Scholarship MUST choose to study in the following Ph.D. programs offered by SUT:

Institute of Science
(for more information please contact Prof.Dr.Kritsana Sagarik, Email: or visit website

  • School of Mathematics: Ph.D. (Applied Mathematics)
    Differential Equations, Wavelets
  • School of Biochemistry: Ph.D. (Biochemistry)
    Protein Structure and Function, Carbohydrate Active Enzymes in Plants and Humans
  • School of Chemistry: Ph.D. (Chemistry)
    Physical and Computational Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Materials and Applied Chemistry
  • School of Biology: Ph.D. (Environmental Biology)/ Ph.D. (Biomedical Sciences)/ Ph.D. (Microbiology)
    Environmental Biology, Biomedical Sciences
  • School of Physics: Ph.D. (Physics) and Ph.D. (Applied Physics)
    Quantum Field Theory, High-Energy Physics, Theoretical Physics, Nuclear Physics, Condensed Matter Physics, Accelerator Physics
  • School of Laser Technology and Photonics: Ph.D. (Laser Technology)
    Laser Technology, Optical Information Processing, and Biomedical Optics
  • School of Remote Sensing : Ph.D. (Geoinformatics)
    GIS, MCDA, Geology for Resource Management and Geohazard Study, Environmental Resources (Forest), Remote Sensing, Meteorology, Photogrammetry, Urban and Locational Study

Institute of Engineering
(for more information please contact Asst. Prof. Dr. Pornsiri Jongkol, E-mail: or visit website

  • School of Chemical Engineering: Ph.D. (Chemical Engineering)
    Adsorption, Biomass Conversion, Crystallization, Powder Technology, Bioseparation Renewable Energy, Particle Technology, Modeling of Chemical Process
  • School of Mechanical Engineering: Ph.D. (Mechanical Engineering)
    Adaptive System, Vibration Analysis, System Analysis, Heat Transfer Analysis, Finite Element Analysis, Thermal-Fluid Science, Alternative Energy, Industrial Automation, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning
  • School of Polymer Engineering: Ph.D.(Polymer Engineering)
    Rheology of Multicomponent System, Processing-Crystallization-Property Relationship, Green Composites from Biodegradable Polymers and Natural Fibers/Biofillers, Biopolymers for Electronic and Automotive Industries, Engineered Woods and Green Adhesives for Engineered Woods
  • School of Geotechnology: (Ph.D. Geotechnology)
    Geological Engineering Rock Mechanics
  • School of Telecommunication Engineering: Ph.D. (Telecommunication Engineering)
    Telecommunication Engineering
  • School of Industrial Engineering: Ph.D. (Industrial Engineering)
    Ergonomics, Statistical Analysis, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Healthcare Logistics, Optimization
  • School of Transportation Engineering: Ph.D. (Transportation Engineering)
    Transportation Safety, Transportation Planning and Traffic Engineering
  • School of Electrical Engineering: Ph.D. (Electrical Engineering)
    Computer and Robot Visions, Signal and Image Processing, Electronic Systems, Power and Energy, Control and Automation, Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS), Power Quality Research Unit (PQRU), Power Electronics, Machines, and Control (PeMC)
  • School of Environmental Engineering: Ph.D. (Environmental Engineering)
    Water treatment, Water Quality Management, Wastewater Treatment, Constructed Wetlands, Industrial Waste Management, Adsorption, Air Quality Control and Air Pollution
  • School of Civil Engineering: Ph.D. (Civil Engineering)
    Geotechnical Engineering
  • School of Ceramic Engineering: Ph.D. (Ceramic Engineering)
    Nanomaterials, Ceramic Composites, Structural Ceramics, Piezoelectric Ceramics, Electronic Ceramics, Conventional Ceramics, Glass, Bioceramics, Smartmaterials, Electronic Ceramics, Fuel Cell, Functional Ceramics, Piezoelectric Materrials, Multiferroic Materials

Institute of Agricultural Technology
(for more information please contact Assoc.Prof.Dr. Neung Teaumrung, E-mail: or visit website

  • School of Crop Production Technology: Ph.D. (Crop Science)
    Plant Breeding, Crop Physiology, Postharvest and Seed Technology, Soil and Water Management, Plant Protection
  • School of Animal Production Technology: Ph.D. (Animal Production Technology)
    Monogastric Animal Nutrition, Ruminant Nutrition, Animal Breeding, Animal Physiology, Veterinary Science, Fish Genetic, Cryopreservation of fish spermatozoa
  • School of Food Technology: Ph.D.(Food Technology)
    Food Processing, Food Chemistry, Food Microbiology, Food Engineering, Product Development, Food Carbohydrates, Bioactive Peptides, Starter Cultures in Food, Physico-Chemical Properties of Food, Food Rheology and Emulsion
  • School of Biotechnology :P h.D. (Biotechnology)
    Agricultural and Microbiological Biotechnology, Molecular Biotechnology, Embryo and Stemcells Technology, Industrial and Bio-Engineering, Molecular Biology of Plant-Microbe Interaction Phage Display Technology, Antibody Engineering

Institute of Social Technology
(for more information please contact Assoc.Prof.Dr. Aunchalee Wannaruk, E-mail: or visit website

  • School of Foreign Languages: Ph.D. ( English Languages Studies)
    Pragmatics, Spoken Discourse Analysis, Psychological Factors Affecting Language Learning, Language Learning Strategies

Applicants have to specify the name of their intended school and their area of interest for study. Final decision for scholarship will be made by the selection committee at SUT. Potential applicants will be called for video conference interview by committee of SUT-Ph.D. Scholarship Program for ASEAN.

Scholarship applicants have to prepare all application documents and submit them to the Center for International Affairs, Suranaree University of Technology, Nakhon Ratchasima, THAILAND 30000. Please mark “SUT-Ph.D. Scholarship for ASEAN” at the bottom right corner of the application package. The applicants are recommended to also submit the application form and all required documents electronically (pdf files with size less than 5 MB via e-mail to

The application forms and all required documents (both the original and electronic types) must be received no later than 9 January 2013. Late submission of application or incomplete applications will not be considered.

Successful scholarship candidates will be contacted by late February 2013

SUT- PhD Scholarship Program for ASEAN
c/o Center for International Affairs
Suranaree University of Technology
Nakhon Ratchasima 30000, Thailand
Telephone: +66 4422 4147
Fax: +66 4422 4140

For more information, please visit official website:

Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to ensure the above information is current and correct. However, applicants should contact the appropriate administering body before making an application, as details do change frequently.

2 comments on “PhD Scholarships for ASEAN Countries, Suranaree University of Technology, Thailand

  1. i am from ethiopian university and working in Wollega university as lecturers of the university and i am MSC holder in microbiolgy . but now i am very instrested to study my third degree in Agriculutral microbiology. becasue the todys transformation is more emphasis on agriculture but most of us did’nt not consider the microbiological application the farm area. thus i am very engage to solve these problem in this area,
    plaese if there is any application form, would you send me the format.
    hopefully i will your respponse.

    thank you


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