TGGS, KMUTNB
Bangkok, Thailand

 

Doctoral Qualifying Examination

Step 1:

The student prepares the following TGGS Request Forms:

  1. Application for Doctoral Qualifying Examination (TG05)
  2. Application for Appointment of Doctoral Qualifying Examination Committee (TG06)
  3. A Proposal for a Research Presented to TGGS (TG50)
  4. Doctoral Qualifying Examination Committee Member's Professional Qualification (TG55)

The student and advisor(s) must sign all forms. This should be done within the first three semesters at TGGS.

Step 2: The student must submit the TGGS Request Forms to the Department Office 5 working days in advance.
Step 3: After the documents have been approved by the TGGS Academic Affairs, the student will be informed by the Department Office along with the Qualifying Examination Evaluation form (TG62) and the Appointment of Qualifying Examination Committee (TG63).
Step 4: The student who has passed the qualifying examination will be announced by the TGGS Academic Affairs and he/she can take the Doctoral Thesis Proposal Examination afterward.

 

** Note: If the student fails the Doctoral Qualifying Examination, the student must follows the instruction written in the RED. For further information, please consult the RED.

Doctoral Thesis Process Procedure

Step 1:

The student prepares the following TGGS Request Forms:

  1. Application for Thesis Proposal Examination (TG01)
  2. Application for Appointment of Thesis Advisory Committee (TG02)
  3. A Proposal for a Thesis Presented to TGGS (TG51)
  4. Advisor's Professional Qualification (TG52)

The student and advisor(s) must sign all forms. This should be done within the first academic year at TGGS.

Step 2: The student must submit the TGGS Request Forms to the Department Office 5 working days in advance.
Step 3: After the documents have been approved by the TGGS Academic Affairs, the student will be informed by the Department Office along with the Proposal Examination Evaluation form (TG56), the Approval of Thesis Title and Proposal form (TG57) and the Appointment of Advisory Committee (TG58).
Step 4: The student can take the Doctoral Thesis Proposal Examination as dated in the TG57 form and the Doctoral Thesis Period starts counting as Day 1.
Step 5:

The Doctoral Thesis Progress Examination must be taken at least 90 days after the approval of Doctoral Thesis Title. The student prepares the following TGGS Request Forms:

  1. Application for Thesis Progress Examination (TG03)
  2. Thesis Progress Examination (TG53)

The student and advisor(s) must sign all forms.

Step 6: The student must submit the TGGS Request Forms to the Department Office 5 working days in advance.
Step 7: After the documents have been approved by the TGGS Academic Affairs, the student will be informed by the Department Office along with the Progress Examination Evaluation form (TG60).
Step 8: The student can take the Doctoral Thesis Progress Examination as dated in the TG03 and TG53 forms.
Step 9:

The Doctoral Thesis Defense Examination must be taken at least 120 days after the approval of Doctoral Thesis Title.

  1. Application for Thesis Defense Examination (TG04)
  2. Thesis Defense Examination (TG54)

The student and advisor(s) must sign all forms.

Step 10: The student must submit the TGGS Request Forms to the Department Office 5 working days in advance.
Step 11: After the documents have been approved by the TGGS Academic Affairs, the student will be informed by the Department Office along with the Appointment of Defense Examination Committee (TG59) and the Defense Examination Evaluation form (TG61).
Step 12: The student can take the Doctoral Thesis Defense Examination as dated in the TG04, TG54 and TG59 forms.
Step 13:

The student must submit the Dissertation Book (2 Books (hard copy) and 2 CDs) after the Doctoral Thesis Defense Examination date to the Department Office by the following deadlines:

  1. 30 days: Pass the Doctoral Defense Examination
  2. 60 days: Pass the Doctoral Defense Examination with revision

The student who wishes to restrict access to thesis, please complete and submit the Application for Thesis Access Restriction (TG98) on the same day that submit the thesis to the TGGS Academic Affairs. Afterward, this application will not be considered.

 

** Note: If the student fails the Doctoral Thesis Defense Examination, the student must follows the instruction written in the RED. For further information, please consult the RED.

Doctoral Thesis Process Procedure (Thesis Work at RWTH Aachen University and other universities aboard)

Step 1:

The student prepares the following documents:

  1. International Registration Form from the thesis work university, for example, RWTH Form
  2. TGGS Financial Agreement Form
  3. Invitation Letter from advisor at Universities Aboard
  4. Advisor's Professional Qualification (TG52) for Universities Aboard

The student, thesis advisors (from TGGS and Universities Aboard) and the program coordinator must sign all forms. This should be done within the first academic year at TGGS.

Step 2: The student must submit the documents (stated in Step 1) to the Department Office 5 working days in advance.
Step 3: After the documents have been approved by the TGGS Academic Affairs, the student will be informed by the Department Office.
Step 4: The student must process the Application for Visa, Accommodation and etc. himself/herself.
Step 5:

After the student has completed the Doctoral Thesis and returned to Thailand, the student must submit the following documents to the Department Office:

  1. Thesis Registration document from Universities Aboard
  2. Thesis Evaluation document from Universities Aboard
  3. Thesis Certificate

The grading report must be on either the Thesis Evaluation document or Thesis Certificate.

Step 6:

The student must submit the Doctoral Thesis Book (2 Books (hard copy) and 2 CDs) to the Department Office.

The student who wishes to restrict access to thesis, please complete and submit the Application for Thesis Access Restriction (TG98) on the same day that submit the thesis to the TGGS Academic Affairs. Afterward, this application will not be considered.

According to TGGS Regulations, it is the responsibility of TGGS students to submit the hardcopy of their thesis to TGGS along with the following documents (not scanned but actual signature):

  1. Thesis Registration
  2. Thesis Evaluation
  3. Thesis Certificate

This is not the obligation of RWTH or other universities professor or institute's personal. However, having the electronic of thesis content and these three documents being sent to TGGS supervisor directly from RWTH is recommended procedure additional to the hard copy.

 

** For further information, please consult the RED and Doctoral Study Overall Process Flow.