FAQs

The Graduate School is to submit the degree approvals on a monthly basis.
    1. Documents needed for thesis oriented programs
      1. A final oral examination result with a unanimous result from the examination committee.
      2. A.n Application for Graduation, and a Submission Form for Thesis Binding (TH 02)
      3. A Publication of Thesis Result Form (TH 04) and a copy of the paper already published, or original acceptance letter for publication accompanied by a copy of the manuscript.

      More than one publication may be necessary in some doctoral programs. Further information is available on The Graduate School website (http://www.grad.ku.ac.th) or the student’s department/program.

      Guideline for Thesis Publication

      1. The name of students’ thesis advisor is to appear in the journal/papers along with the name “Kasetsart University” (As per a resolution of the Board of The Graduate School meeting number 3/2553, on 25 February 2553)
      2. The first name to appear as author in a journal/paper is to be elected by students and lecturers.

 

    1. Documents needed for non-thesis oriented programs
      1. A comprehensive examination result with a unanimous result from the examination committee.
      2. A CD-ROM of the student’s independent study with all pertinent documents for graduation.

Thesis oriented program students are requested to submit the thesis manuscript, and settle the thesis binding and thesis CD compilation fees at the cashier counter, 1st floor, The Graduate School Building. Students are subsequently requested to return a Submission Form for Thesis Binding (TH 02) to the student counter service, and register the students’ names in the graduated student name list.

Non-thesis oriented program students are requested to submit the independent study CD-ROM, and any other relevant documents, to The Graduate School. Students are subsequently requested to sign the graduate student name list of non-thesis program. In each month, The Graduate School is to gather all names to be submitted for the monthly degree approval. The graduate students’ names can be verified at the

    • Counter services of The Graduate School
    • Graduate School website (http://www.grad.ku.ac.th)
    • After the publication of the students’ names in the graduate name list, students can request documents for graduation as follows:
      • Students can obtain a transcript from the Office of the Registrar (Graduation version). Two-inch photos of students, with proper attire (neckties are obligatory for male students), are to be provided by the students.
      • Students can obtain a certification of graduation from The Graduate School by submittal of Transcripts and Certification Letters Request Forms (GS 08), complete with two-inch photograph of students, with proper attire (neckties are obligatory for male students).

 

To learn more about the English Language Examinations, please visit theThe Graduate School’s Examination page: http://grad2.ku.ac.th/en/foreign-language-examination/
Process Timeframe and Condition
1. Registration 1. Within 15 days of the commencement of semester
2. Appointment of Thesis advisory committee 2. Within 4 semesters
3. English Proficiency Examination 3. To be completed in the first semester
4. Qualifying Examination / Comprehensive Examination 4. Master’s degree plan A1 and doctoral degree plan 1 students must take this examination at least 120 days prior to the final oral examinations
5. Submission of Thesis Proposal (if any) 5. Doctoral Degree: within 6 semesters
Master’s Degree: within 4 semesters
6. Final Oral Examination / Comprehensive Examination (for plan B) 6. GPA of GA subject ≥ 3.00
GPA of UA subject (if any) ≥ 2.50
Pass English Proficiency Examination:
Doctoral degree: Thesis proposal must be approved at least 270 days prior to final oral examination
Master’s degree: Thesis proposal must be approved at least 90 days prior to final oral examination
7. Completion of thesis publication or approval of thesis publication 7. Doctoral degree: thesis published in a peer-reviewed journal.
Master’s degree: thesis published in a journal or presented in an academic conference with proceedings
  1. For the non-thesis oriented program, students do not need to register for courses, but are subject to tuition fees, so as to maintain their student status.
  2. For the thesis oriented program, students with completed theses as specified in the program, do not need to register for the thesis but are subject to tuition fees, so as to maintain their student status.
The Graduate school settles a graduation process on a final oral examination date basis, as shown below:
  1. Thesis submittal process

    Within 2 weeks following the final oral examination

    1. Submittal of a thesis manuscript (paperback binding) in the format as suggested by The Graduate School, and complete with a Thesis Review Form (TH 01)
    2. Submittal of a final oral examination result
    3. Submittal of a General Request Form (GS 01) (without signature from advisor) with completed thesis approval form (without the advisory committee’s signatures), accompanied by the following documents for a review of the thesis format: abstract page (student’s signature only is required), request for Thesis Title Change by the Final Oral Examination Committee (TH 03) (where applicable), to The Graduate School.

    Within 3 weeks following the final oral examination

    The following documents need to be obtained from The Graduate School following the completed reviewing process:

    1. A thesis manuscript together with a Thesis Review Form (TH 01)
    2. A Thesis approval form, abstract page, and General Request Form (GS 01)

    Within 4 weeks following the final oral examination

    Submittal of the unbound thesis manuscript, Submission Form for Thesis Binding (TH 02), and other relevant documents, as specified on the TH 02 form for verification. The Graduate School is to stamp the TH 02 form as approved for a publication grant, once all relevant documents as specified above are deemed acceptable.

    Within 5 weeks following the final oral examination

    Payment of the binding and CD compiling fees at the financial counter – 1st floor, The Graduate School building. Registration of the student’s name in the graduated student name list and return of the TH 02 form to the officers at the student counter service.

  2. If the specified date falls on public holidays, the date of the subsequent working day is applicable.
  3. If students fail to complete all processes after 120 days from the final oral examination, the examination results are to be canceled.

 

Does The Graduate School have an online service available for students?

What kinds of requests can students submit online?

  1. Certification of Graduate Student Status
  2. Certification of Graduate Program Completion, Graduation Approval Pending
  3. Certification of Graduation

Can students verify the status of their request online?

    1. Candidates for the graduate diploma program have to hold a bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
    2. Candidates for the Master’s Degree Program have to hold a bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
    3. Candidates for the Doctoral Degree Program have to hold a bachelor’s degree or equivalent with an outstanding study record, or alternatively, a master’s degree or equivalent.

Candidates have to meet all further qualifications as specified for each individual program. For more information, please refer to The Graduate School Website, “Application” section.

    1. Students who fail to complete their registration within the timeframe specified need to adhere to the following procedure:
      • A General Request form (GS01) for the restoration of graduate student status needs to be submitted (restoration of student status is valid for 1 semester).

 

    1. Students, who have completed the final oral examination but have not submitted thesis manuscript, and are waiting for publication acceptance or comprehensive examination (Plan B) in written/oral examination format, need to adhere to the following procedure:
      • A General Request form (GS01) for the restoration of graduate student status needs to be submitted (restoration of student status is valid for 1 semester).

 

    1. Students who are to complete their studies within 1 year from a request for special reinstatement, but are unable to graduate need to adhere to the following procedure:
      1. A General Request form (GS01) for the first restoration of student status needs to be submitted (restoration of student status is valid for 1 academic year).
      2. A research work schedule with the approval of the thesis advisor needs to be attached.

The approved General Request form for restoration of student status must be complete by:

Regular program students

      1. An approved General Request form, along with the settlement of the restoration fee of 3,000 Baht at student counter service of The Graduate School, needs to be submitted.
      2. The student’s registration needs to be completed.
      3. A copy of the General Request form needs to be provided as a proof.
      4. The original completed General Request form, along with a copy of the registration document, needs to be submitted to The Graduate School.

Special program students

    1. An approved General Request form, along with the settlement of the restoration fee, needs to be submitted to the student’s program.
    2. The student’s registration needs to be completed.
    3. A copy of the General Request form needs to be provided as a proof.
    4. The original completed General Request form, along with a copy of the registration document, needs to be submitted to The Graduate School.

 

Graduate Thesis Research Scholarships:
The Graduate School allocates 15 million baht for students conducting research projects; all projects must result in publication in an international journal.Master’s Degree Students: 100,000 baht/year for 2 years
– International students : 8,000 baht/month for 2 years
Doctoral Degree Students: 100,000 baht/year for 3 or 5 years
– International students : 12,000 baht/month for 3 years

Research Aid Scholarships:
1,000,000 baht is allocated per year for students doing research projects, without a requirement for publication.
* English Thesis Proposal: 20,000 baht

Oral Presentation in International Conference Scholarship:
Funds can be obtained for students giving oral presentations at international conferences.

* 10,000 baht for an international conference held outside Thailand
* Up to 5,000 baht for an international conference held in Thailand

Scholarships for International Publication:
Students can apply for support following the publication of work in international journals.

* 20,000 Baht for each title published

Teacher’s Assistant Scholarship:
students who choose to work as a teacher’s assistant are entitled to apply for funding.

* Master’s Degree Students: 2,000 baht per month
* Doctoral Degree Students: 3,000 baht per month

Further information for students interested in scholarships is available from either the Scholarship Unit, The Graduate School, Tel 0-2942-8445-50 ext. 302, or from The Graduate School website.

Submission Form for Thesis Binding (TH 02) needs to be accompanied by:

    1. Student ID card
    2. Thesis binding and Thesis CD form (to be obtained subsequent to the completion of the thesis format checking process).
    3. General Request Form (GS 01) used in the approval of thesis format checking submittal, with a signature from an officer of The Graduate School.
    4. Thesis Review Form (TH 01) with completed signatures, signed by the student’s advisor.
    5. Publication of Thesis Result Form (TH 04), together with a copy of paper published in a journal, or a copy of paper published in proceedings from a conference:
      • If already published in a journal: attach copies of (1) cover of journal; (2) table of contents; (3) student’s paper.
      • If accepted for publication in journal: attach (1) letter of acceptance from publisher; and (2) student’s paper for publication in journal (student’s paper needs to have passed the pertinent revisions from reviewers/editors, and to have been corrected/amended as per the reviewers/editors recommendations.).
      • If the paper is to be presented in a conference with proceedings: attach (1) proof of attendance for oral presentation in the conference; (2) cover of proceedings books or cover of CD-ROM; (3) table of contents; and (4) a copy of paper published in proceedings.

      Remarks:
      1. This only applies for master’s degree students.
      2. Students must complete the oral presentation in a conference prior to submittal of documents for graduation.

 

  1. Application for Thesis Access Restriction (TH 05) (if applicable), together with 2 copies of the Application for Thesis Access Restriction (TH 05), and a copy of the Thesis Approval Form.
  2. Thesis Approval Form, complete with signatures from the student’s advisory committee, along with its copy.
  3. English abstract complete with the signature from the student’s main advisory committee.
  4. A debt obligation free document from the library of Kasetsart University.
  5. An Application for Graduation form (available for download at http://info.grad.ku.ac.th/endform/index-en.php).
  6. A copy of the Registration Report (KU 2).
  7. A letter of a completion of scholarship obligations issued by the scholarship unit of The Graduate School (applicable only for students who received scholarships from The Graduate School, and have met the thesis publication obligation prior to graduation).
  8. A CD-ROM of the thesis.
  9. Further pertinent media, for instance: film slides, video cassette tapes, programs etc.

If students are waiting for thesis publication acceptance result, the final oral examination result is to remain valid. Nonetheless, students are required to complete the thesis submittal process within 120 days after final oral examination, and accept the settlement of a tuition fee, so as to maintain their student status for each semester.