Graduate Student Handbook  





Student Responsibilities


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All graduate students admitted to the Faculty must register when they begin their studies. Students must remain continuously registered until the degree is completed, except for periods of time for which the student is away on an approved leave of absence. Failure to register for two consecutive terms may result in the student being required to withdraw.

Students must only register in courses that are part of their programs. If students do register in courses unrelated to their programs, they are still responsible for completing the courses with the required minimum grades for graduate students, or must re-take or make up the course. Graduate students cannot graduate with unresolved failing marks."

Note : Continuous registration includes the summer term.

Exception : Students who are eligible for leaves of absence. They can take time away from their studies by not registering in courses.

  • Requirements for being registered as a student at AMS during your program. Read more >  THA |  ENG
  • Enrollment in the current semester


  • Study Progress Report

    AMS conducts study progress reporting twice per year, within a week after the last day of every semester/classes in May, then again in December. All enrolled graduate students are required to complete a study progress report twice per year, with the approval of the Graduate Program Executive Committee and the Graduate Education Executive Committee and inform the Graduate School to acknowledge that is under the Announcement of the Graduate School, Chiang Mai University No. 24/2017 Subject: Graduate Student Thesis Procedures, signed on July 7, 2012 article 37 (3.7.3).  See how to submit a study pregess report >  THA |  ENG

    The study progress report allows to better monitor the progress of students in their program. It also makes it possible to evaluate the progress made during the last year and to define the objectives for the following year. The information provided in the report ensures that all students are making systematic and consistent progress in their research.

    It’s also an opportunity for the student and the supervisor to meet and to take stock of the research and adjust accordingly. It is important to take advantage of these meetings to review the research goals and agree on the expected progress in the months to come. It is possible that several versions of the progress report are needed before coming to a final version.

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    Degree completion


    It's time to graduate! All your hard work has paid off!


    There are important tasks you have to complete in order to graduate :


  • Having studied courses and fulfilled all the conditions specified in the curriculum.
  • Having received grade point average of all courses at least 3.00 and grade point average of courses in specific field at least 3.00, except program with dissertation or  master’s thesis only.
  • Having passed a foreign language conditions by examination or any other methods  specified by the graduate school.
  • Having passed comprehensive examination, for type 3 and type 4 master’s student and  for the program that has specified.
  • Having passed thesis evaluation examination. The dissertation (doctoral thesis) must be  composed in English language or any other language approved by the graduate school,  as the individual case may be.
  • Thesis result must be published or at least accepted to publish in a journal, media,  printed matter, or registered a petty patent or patent, or in other forms accepted by  the field of study with the approval of the graduate school for each level and/ or type of study.
  • Having qualifications complying with the university regulation on student’s honor and  glory determination to graduate a degree or diploma of the university.
  • Being honest and faithful with morality and ethics, by righteously and legally creation of  work based on facts without any biasing, making up or false data, violating rights, stealing, copying, imitating or repeating (plagiarizing) works of the others.


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    Study Extension


    students who are unable to graduate within the period time of study, may extend their study for one regular semester, but not more than twice in total.


    Study plan

    Study plan as specified in the curriculum of each program as follows :

  • Master's Degree Program, normal study duration study duration is 2 years or equivalent, a maximum of 5 years.
  • Doctoral Degree Program

  • For bachelor's degree graduate enrolling a doctoral degree program, normal study duration in 5 years or equivalent, a maximum of 8 years.
  • For Master's degree graduate enrolling a doctoral degree program, normal study duration in 3 years or equivalent, a maximum of 6 years.

  • Students who are unable to graduate within the period time of study, may extend their study for one regular semester, but not more than twice in total.

    Conditions

    Study plan as specified in the curriculum of each program as follows :

  • Extension of study is possible for necessary technical or personal reasons when the Thesis/Independent Study has made sufficient progress. The entire period of study including extension must not exceed the prescribed standards.
  • The extension of study request by the student must be made not less than 30 days  before the last day of the regular semester completing the study period, to be reviewed by the Thesis/Independent Study advisor for a master’s degree student or the main  thesis advisor for a doctoral degree student, through the Program Committee of the  Faculty of Graduate Studies and Committee of Graduate Study in the department for  consideration and then offered to the Graduate School for approval.

  • Extention the period of study

    Extension of study can be requested once per regular semester but not more than twice in total. In a case where a student cannot graduate and wants to extend the period of study, the conditions to be followed are :

  • If the student has already passed the thesis/independent study defense but is still in the process of correcting thesis/independent study following the suggestions of the defense committees, or waiting for notification of journal publication, he/she should enclose the report of the thesis/Independent Study defense result (CMR 54) and the  recommendation letter/ details of presentation papers or letter of acceptance for publication.
  • If the student has already presented or has accepted publication of his/her academic  papers and is following the conditions of the program and regulations but is still  waiting for thesis/independent study defense, he/she must report the thesis defense  schedule, enclose the order of appointment of the thesis/independent study committee  and letter of recommendation for presentation of academic paper (full paper) or letter of recommendation for acceptance for publication.
  • The Master’s degree student (Plan B), who hasn’t presented or published academic  papers (but has passed independent study defense), but is in the process of correcting the Independent Study following the suggestions of the defense committee,  must enclose the report of the thesis/independent study defense result (CMR 54).
    In this case, the student will be allowed to extend his/her studies only one more time.

  • Procedure above must be approved by the thesis/independent study advisor of the Master’s degree student or main thesis advisory of the Doctoral degree student, the Program Committee of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and a t the discretion of the Committee on Graduate Study Section, and then offered to the Graduate School for university approval.

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    Changing Study Program


    Changing Degree Program

    means changing plan and/or type of study program in the same degree program between Plan A and Plan B in the master’s degree program or between Type I and Type II in the doctoral degree program.

  • A student who wishes to change his/her degree program must meet the qualifications stipulated for his/her new degree program as set in the Chiang Mai University Regulations on Graduate Study 2559 B.E. Article 6, Qualifications of study and other qualifications set in a student’s new degree program.

  • Procedures for changing degree programs: A student must submit a request to change his/her degree program, with consent from his/her general advisor or main thesis advisor as appropriate, to the appropriate Graduate Program Administrative Committee and the appropriate Graduate Study Committee for consideration before submitting it to the Graduate School for approval.

  • All courses in which a student enrolled in his/her original program can be transferred and calculated for accumulated grade point average.

  • The changing of a degree program from a regular program or part-time program to an international program or from an international program to a regular program or part-time program must be in accordance with the conditions and at the discretion of the appropriate Graduate Program Administrative Committee, with consent of the appropriate Graduate Study Committee and the approval of the Graduate School. A student is allowed to make such a change only once.

  • The changing of a degree program will be considered complete after the Graduate School has approved the request and a student has paid the fee for changing his/her degree program. In the case of changing from a regular study program to a part-time study program or a part-time study program to a regular study program, the student will receive a new student code number.


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    Changing the field of concentration

    means changing the field of concentration on the same degree program within the same faculty or between faculties. Changing the field of concentration must relate with the course syllabus.

  • A student who wishes to change his/her field of concentration must meet the qualifications as follows:

  • He/she must meet the qualifications stipulated for his/her new field of concentration.

  • He/she must have accumulated a minimum of nine credits from graduate courses in his/her current program with a GPA of at least 2.75.

  • He/she must have accumulated a minimum of six credits from graduate courses in his/her new program with a GPA of at least 3.00.

  • Changing the field of concentration of a graduate student for a thesis program only, must be in accordance with the conditions and at the discretion of the appropriate Graduate Program Administrative Committee for both existing and new major disciplines.


  • Procedures for changing the field of concentration: A student must submit a request to change his/her field of concentration, with consent from his/her general advisor or main thesis advisor, as appropriate, through the chairman of the Graduate Program Administrative Committee of the original field of concentration and the chairman of the Graduate Study Committee of the original faculty, to the chairman of the new Graduate Program Administrative Committee and the new faculty for consideration, before submitting to the Graduate School for approval.
  • The changing of the field of concentration will be considered complete after the Graduate School has approved the request and the student has paid the fee for changing his/her field of concentration and received a new student code number.
  • In the case of changing a field of concentration which is not quoted in this article, a student needs to individually submit the request to Chiang Mai University for approval.
  • Transferring equivalent courses and credits is subject to the following conditions:

  • For courses in which a student enrolled in his/her original program which are equivalent to courses in his/her new program, all or some of the credits accumulated for the former courses can be transferred to the new program as the student desires. The courses allowed to be transferred must receive a grade of at least “B” or “S”.

  • If courses in which a student enrolled in his/her original program are not equivalent to courses in his/her new program but have some contents similar or related to that of some courses in the latter, the former courses may be considered for transfer. The Graduate Program Administrative Committee of the new program will be responsible for considering the appropriate courses to be transferred as credits for the new program, and the courses allowed to be transferred must receive a grade of at least “B” or “S”.

  • The student must pay tuition fees in accordance with the regulations of the new program and changing of the field of concentration will be considered complete when the student has paid the fee for changing his/her field of concentration.

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    Transferring


    Transferring Students

    means transferring students wishing to change degree programs in the same fields of concentration or their related fields within Chiang Mai University and/or transferring of students in the same degree programs of the same fields of concentration or their related fields from other institutions to Chiang Mai University.


    Transferring from the master’s to the doctoral degree program in the same or related field of study.


  • A qualified student must currently be enrolled in a master’s degree program, passed the required courses with distinction and have accumulated a minimum of 12 credits with a GPA of at least 3.75, or have his/her research work published in (an) international academic journal(s).

  • Procedure for transferring the degree program: A student must submit a request to transfer his/her degree program, by approval of his/her general advisor or main thesis advisor, as appropriate, to the appropriate Graduate Program Administrative Committee and the appropriate Graduate Study Committee for consideration, before submitting to the Graduate School for approval.

  • Transferring from the master’s degree to the doctoral degree program will be considered completed after the Graduate School has approved the request and a student has paid the fee for transferring his/her degree program and received a new student code number.

  • Transferring courses and credits from master’s degree to doctoral degree programs must be approved by the appropriate Graduate Study Committee and the Graduate School.





  • Transferring from the doctoral to a master’s degree program in the same or related field of study


    A doctoral degree student may transfer to be a master’s degree student if any one of the following occurs:

  • The student fails in his/her defense, or

  • The student fails the Qualifying Examination or Comprehensive Examination required in his/her program, or

  • The student will not complete his/her study within the allotted time.

  • In a case of student transfer which is not quoted in this article, a student needs to individually submit the request to Chiang Mai University for approval.

  • Transferring in this matter, a doctoral degree student with a bachelor’s degree shall be approved to transfer to a master’s degree program, and a doctoral degree student with a master’s degree is able to request transfer to another master’s degree program. The student must complete the graduate conditions set out in the program curriculum with the consent of the appropriate Graduate Program Administrative Committee and the appropriate Graduate Study Committee, and the approval of the Graduate School.




    Transferring Student


  • Transferring from the doctoral degree program to a higher graduate diploma program in the same or related field of study :

  • Transferring from the doctoral degree program to a higher graduate diploma program in the same or related field of study must be approved by the Graduate Program Administrative Committee of both programs and the appropriate Graduate Study Committee, and with the approval of the Graduate School.


  • Transferring from a higher graduate diploma program to the master’s degree program:

  • Before the higher graduate diploma program student can transfer to a master’s degree student, they must be considered for approval by the Graduate Program Administrative Committee of both programs and the appropriate Graduate Study Committee, and with the approval of the Graduate School.


  • Transferring from a higher graduate diploma program to the doctoral degree program:

  • Before the higher graduate diploma program student can transfer to a doctoral degree student, they must be considered to for approval by the Graduate Program Administrative Committee of both programs and the appropriate Graduate Study Committee, and with the approval of the Graduate School.


    Transferring credit in items 4.3.2 and 4.3.3 (above) is limited to 40% of the new curriculum study.




    Transferring from other institutions


  • A qualified student must be a graduate student, in the same degree program with the same or related field of study, at the recognized institutions accredited by the Commission on Higher Education, and have a grade point average of at least 3.00.

  • Transferring credits will be subject to the consideration of the Graduate Study Committee of the faculty accepting the student, but may not exceed one-half of the total credits of coursework in the new program. Only credits from graduate courses taken within the last five years, counting from the course enrollment, with a grade of at least “B” or the equivalent or “S”, will be considered and approved by the Graduate Program Administrative Committee and the appropriate Graduate Study Committee accepting the student.

  • In the case where the grade point values of the courses enrolled in (an) other institution(s) are different from those of Chiang Mai University, they must be considered adjustable to the grade point system in accordance with the Chiang Mai University Regulations by the appropriate Graduate Program Administrative Committee and the appropriate Graduate Study Committee.

  • Transferring between thesis-only programs will be subject to the consideration of the Graduate Study Committee accepting the student, but credits transferred may not exceed one-half of the total thesis work credits and the student must have completed at least one-half of the total period of study set by the program accepting the student.

  • Transferring from other institutions will be considered completed after the Graduate School has approved the request and the student has paid the fee for transferring to Chiang Mai University and received a new student code number.

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    Transferring equivalent courses and credits of a new student who has completed the graduate programs or who has been a graduate student, is subject to the following conditions:


  • A student who has completed the graduate programs or who has been a graduate student at Chiang Mai University and is admitted to the new program, can request that courses and credits be transferred from his/her previous study programs if they were taken within five years, counting from the courses’ registration, with the approval of the Graduate Program Administrative Committee of the new degree program and the appropriate Graduate Study Committee.

  • A student, who has completed the graduate programs or who has been a graduate student at other institutions, can request that courses and credits be transferred, subject to the judgment of the faculty accepting the student. The number of credits transferred may not exceed one-half of the total credits of coursework in the new program and the courses must have been taken within the last five years, with the approval of the Graduate Program Administrative Committee and the appropriate Graduate Study Committee.



  • Credit transfer from (an) other institution(s)


  • A Chiang Mai University graduate student, who registered for course(s) in (an)other institution(s) while holding Chiang Mai University student status, may request to transfer his/her credits of the course(s) studied at the other institution(s) to Chiang Mai University, if they are similar or related to the course(s) in the program at Chiang Mai University. Each request must be approved by the Graduate Program Administrative Committee, the appropriate Graduate Study Committee and the Graduate School.

  • Grade point values of the courses enrolled in (an) other institution(s) which will be calculated for the grade point average must be considered adjustable to the grade point system in accordance with the Chiang Mai University Regulations, by approval of the Graduate Program Administrative Committee and the appropriate Graduate Study Committee.



  • The study period, in all cases, will be counted from the date of the first semester that the student registers for the first time for his/her student status.


    In the case of a student transferring from other institutions, registration will be counted from the date of the first semester that the student registers for the first time for his/her student status in the original institution.



    The first two digits of a Chiang Mai University student’s new code number


    denotes the academic year of enrollment as noted in article 7.



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    Regaining Student Status



    Student who has been terminated by the university with the  reason of dishonest, misbehave, acting against morality, codes of ethics or law is not eligible to reenroll in the university.


    Student who has already graduated or has been terminated by the regulation:

  • Resignation
  • Having rerolled a program for a maximum duration from the first date of first regular semester of enrollment.
  • Study result with grade point average of less than 2.75 when having enrolled every  2 regular semesters.
  • A doctoral student who fails qualifying examination without having the approval to  transfer to a master’s degree program
  • Thesis title and proposal has not been approved after enrollment for a period of time as specified below ;
  • For every type of master’s degree program, 2 academic years.
  • For every type of doctoral degree program, 3 academic years.
  • Having failed comprehensive examination and has been admitted as a student again, is able to transfer the courses and  credits earned within past 5 years from the date of course enrollment.

  • Graduate student who wishes to resume student status after student status has been terminated by the regulation :

  • Resignation
  • Transfer to other university
  • Having not enrolled any course within the time specified by the university without  maintaining the student status within 30 days from first date of regular semester.
  • Having not paid tuition fee within the time specified by the university.

  • may request restoration of his/her student status by submitting a request and supporting statement, along with other documents deemed helpful, to the Graduate School at least 60 days prior to the beginning of the semester in which he/she wishes to resume studying. Regaining Student Status must take place within 365 days of forfeiture of student status.

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    Resigning from Study



  • A student who wishes to resign from being a Graduate Student, must submit a request to resign and reason for resignation, with consent from his/her general advisor for the higher graduate diploma program or general advisor/ thesis advisor/ independent

  • advisor for master’s degree students. (Doctoral degree students must be approved by the Chairperson of the Advisory Committee), the Graduate Program Executive  Committee and the appropriate Graduate Education Executive Committee, and with the  approval of the Graduate School.


    The student must submit a request not later than the last day of the course withdrawal  date, getting grade “W” the following semester according to the academic calendar of  Chiang Mai University.

  • For a student who is late in submitting a request, the Graduate School will not offer it to  Chiang Mai University to consider until Chiang Mai University has announced its new  academic calendar.

  • In the cases of unavoidable or force majeure causes for submitting a request late, the  student must submit a request that follows the steps of the procedure with evidence of  the necessity or force majeure and related documents.


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    Termination of Student Status



    Student status termination may be caused by the following cases

  • Dead
  • Resignation
  • Transfer to other university
  • Lack of one of qualifications or conditions of applicant to enroll as a student
  • Having not enrolled any course within the time specified by the university without  maintaining the student status within 30 days from first date of regular semester.
  • Having rerolled a program for a maximum duration specified from the first date of  first regular semester of enrollment.
  • Study result with grade point average of less than 2.75 when having enrolled every 2  regular semesters.
  • A doctoral student who fails qualifying examination without having the approval to  transfer to a master’s degree program
  • Thesis title and proposal has not been approved after enrollment for a period of time as specified below
  • For every type of master’s degree program, 2 academic years.
  • For every type of doctoral degree program, 3 academic years.
  • Having enrolled for 2 regular semesters without any credit earned, except the program with thesis only.
  • Having failed comprehensive examination as specified in no. 24 of Chiang Mai University Regulation on Graduate Education 2559 B.E.
  • Having not paid tuition fee within the time specified by the university.
  • General and Thesis Advisors



    Each student in graduate diploma, higher graduate diploma and master's degree level shall be assigned a general advisor to advice and take care of study plan for the student, in order to comply with that specified in the program, regulations and any other necessary and appropiate matters.


    For master's degree student, a thesis major advisor shall be assiged for guiding and taking care of doing master's thesis. Thesis advisor may be in the form of advisory committee comprising at least 2 thesis advisors, one is the thesis major advisor.


    For doctoral degree student, a dissertation advisory committee shall be assigned for guiding, planning, and taking cafe of doing dissertation. The dissertation advisory committee comprises at least 3 dissertation advisors, where one is the dissertation major advisor.


    General advisor and thesis major advisor may be a graduate school intructor of specialist instructure who is qualified as specified in no.20 of Chiang Mai University regulation on Graduate Education 2559 B.E.


    Here is the Administrative Order of Appointing the General and Thesis advisory committee.


    Study Grade Group


    Academic Year 1/2018 THA

    Academic Year 2/2018 THA

    Academic Year 1/2019 THA ENG

    Academic Year 2/2019 THA ENG

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