How To Apply, Costs and Other Useful Information

The School of Mathematics encourages graduates with degrees in mathematics and related fields such as physics or engineering to apply for graduate studies in Applied Mathematics at SUT. Prospective students are strongly advised to visit the School of Mathematics before submitting their applications. In this way they can get to know the University, the program of the School, and receive advice and information from the faculty. Inquiries about graduate studies in the School of Mathematics should contain sufficient information about the applicant's past academic record and experience. Appointments or inquiries should be made with

The Head
School of Mathematics, Institute of Science
Suranaree University of Technology
111 University Avenue, Muang District
Nakhon Ratchasima 30000, Thailand
Tel: (66)(44) 224187, 224188, 224189
Fax: (66)(44) 224185
E-mail: math@math.sut.ac.th

Applications are accepted throughout the year. Most students, however, will begin their studies with the new academic year at the end of May. At all other times, students will only be accepted if they can be placed into the ongoing academic year. The deadline for applications for the new academic year is usually by the beginning of April.

Applicants for the Master's program must have completed or have certification of projected completion of a Bachelor degree in mathematics, physics, engineering, or other related fields. Successful applicants usually possess a GPA in mathematics related subjects of 2.75 or better.

Applicants for the Ph.D. program must have completed or have certification of projected completion of a Bachelor's or Master's degree in Mathematics. Applications are carefully screened with regards to research potential, and successful applicants usually possess a GPA in mathematics related fields of 3.25 or better. Students holding a Bachelor degree with first class Honors (GPA of 3.5 or above) may be directly admitted into the Ph.D. program. Applicants with Bachelor or Master's degrees in fields other than mathematics are usually required to enroll in the M.Sc. program first. A student enrolled in the M.Sc. program and showing exceptional academic performance may be allowed to transfer directly into the Ph.D. program on recommendation by the School.

Applicants from within Thailand will be required to travel to the University for a placement test and an interview on a date specified by the University. The School will carefully review all application it receives, taking into account factors such undergraduate record, test scores, letters of recommendation, quality of institutions attended, professional experience and background in mathematics related disciplines. A statement of purpose, letters of recommendation evaluating the applicant's ability to perform independent research, and standard test scores such as advanced GRE scores are recommended to support an application, particularly in the case of international applicants.

Application forms for applications from within Thailand are available at

Office of Student Admissions
Suranaree University of Technology
111 University Avenue, Muang District
Nakhon Ratchasima 30000, Thailand
Tel: (66)(44) 223014, 223015
Fax: (66)(44) 223010

or

Suranaree University of Technology
Bangkok Office
Payathai Plaza Building, Floor 22, Suite C128/237
Payathai Road, Ratchatevi District, Bangkok 10400
Thailand
Tel: (66)(2) 2165410, 2165493, 2165494
Fax: (66)(2) 2165411

There is a B50.- charge for application forms, and a B300.- nonrefundable application fee for applications from within Thailand.

International Students: In accordance with the university's role as an international institution, the School encourages applications by students from outside of Thailand. Instruction in the program is in the English or the Thai languages, but courses attended by non-Thai speakers will invariably be held in English. All thesis work is to be done in the English language. Applicants therefore may be asked to provide proof of proficiency in the English language.

International applicants are encouraged to contact the University early in order to receive all relevant information on time. Application forms are available at a fee of US $15.- from

Center for International Affairs
Suranaree University of Technology
111 University Avenue, Muang District
Nakhon Ratchasima 30000, Thailand
Tel: (66)(44) 224141, 224142, 224143
Fax: (66)(44) 224140
E-mail: cenintaf@ccs.sut.ac.th

Applications should include copies of all university degrees obtained, transcripts of all postsecondary work, letters of recommendation and a nonrefundable US $35.- application fee in form of a cheque or draft, to be made payable to "Suranaree University of Technology Graduate Program".

Upon receiving their letters of admission, students must obtain a three-month non-immigrant visa from the Thai Embassy or Consulate in their country before entering Thailand. This visa can be extended during their stay in Thailand as necessary.

Auditing and Visiting Students: An auditing student is a student attending some of the graduate courses but who is not registering for credit and is not permitted to sit in the examinations. A visiting student is a student enrolled in a graduate program elsewhere who is attending some of the graduate courses at Suranaree University of Technology for which he will receive credit in his program. In both cases, please contact the School of Mathematics before applying.

Grading System: The grades and grade points assigned in graduate courses are as follows:

A (excellent) 4.00
B+ (very good) 3.50
B (good) 3.00
C (fair) 2.00
F (fail) 0.00

Graduate students must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.00 or better. Failure to do so for two consecutive terms will result in withdrawal from the program.

Fees and Expenses: The 1999-2000 fees for full-time graduate students are as outlined in the following.

The total cost of graduate study at Suranaree University of Technology, including cost of living and books, amounts to approximately B150,000.- per year. The fees and expenses quoted above apply only to the 1999-2000 academic year. Fees must be paid in full at registration time. Late payment may be permitted under special circumstances, but a late payment fee will be charged.

Any student whose tuition fees or dormitory fees have not been paid in full will not be allowed to sit for the final examination, and will be required to withdraw from the University. If any fees or charges are still unpaid at the time when a student enters for the last examination necessary to qualify for the award of a degree/diploma, no report will be made on the result of the examination until the debt has been paid in full. Students will be charged with the cost of making good any excessive or careless breakage (including lost books) for which they may be held responsible.

Students who are candidates for research degrees involving the submission of a thesis will be required to pay the costs of typing and binding the thesis in the required form; an information booklet about the production of theses is available from the School.

Financial Support: The following types of financial support are available:

Graduate students with a grade point average of 3.25 or above may be awarded an SUT Graduate Teaching and Research Assistantship. These awards are usually on a quarter-time basis carrying a working load of ten hours per week. Awards consist of a 50% reduction in tuition fee and a stipend in the range of B10,300.- to B13,750.- per academic term. These assistantships are open to students of all nationalities, but as undergraduate teaching is done in the Thai language, are mostly awarded to Thai speaking students.

Students in the Ph.D. program with outstanding academic performance may apply for the Royal Golden Jubilee Ph.D. Scholarships through their supervisors. Recipients of these scholarships may study abroad for periods of up to one year. Thai citizenship is required.

The National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA) and the Institute for the Promotion of Science and Technology (IPST) both offer scholarships tenable at SUT. The scholarships provide for tuition, books, lodging and living expenses and are open to Thai citizens only. Applications should be sent directly to the above agencies.

Faculty at Thai government universities wishing to upgrade their skills may apply for UDC scholarships through the Ministry of University Affairs. Recipients of this award will be required to return to and work for their institutions after graduation. Scholarships provide for tuition, books, lodging and living expenses.

Health Insurance: While medical costs are substantially lower than in many countries, they may nevertheless be a burden in case of prolonged medical treatment. Students are advised to take out a health insurance as protection in case of emergencies.