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14:45 - 09/11/2016

Doctor of Philosophy (Taught in English)


For applicant with a master degree:  3 years full time

Admission Requirements


  • Applicant should have Master degrees in line with enrolling majors.
  • Applicants with a master degree in economics, business or management in close fields of the enrolling major will have to learn additional requested modules after accepted.

A research proposal written in English

Two reference letters written by two professors who has academic titles as following: professor, associate professor or doctor of the same major; or

One reference letter written by a professor who has academic titles as following: professor, associate professor or doctor; and One reference letter from the head of the organization where the applicant works.

Those referees should have at least 6 months working with or participate in the same professional activities along with the applicants.

Reference letters should contain remarks on applicants' competency and personality traits such as:

  • Work ethics
  • Professional competency
  • Working methods
  • Research skills
  • Teamwork spirits
  • Strengths and weaknesses of the applicants
  • Prospects for development of expertise

Foreign language requirements for applicants

  • A certificate of foreign language proficiency equivalent to B1 or 3/6 level upwards according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) within 2 years up to the date of application.
  • A Bachelor or Master degree trained abroad.
  • A Bachelor degree in foreign language.

Admission Method

Document Evaluation

Evaluation Process

Steps for evaluating applicants for doctoral program include:

  • Evaluating applicants' documents of learning process at undergraduate and master levels.
  • Evaluating applicants' research proposal: applicants present their research proposal in front of the proposal review subcommittee. Members of the subcommittee will ask questions relevant to the content of the research proposal.
  • Evaluation scores of any scientific papers.

Intake Information

One intake each year

Program Schedule

Full time at campus during working hours

Tuition fees

Tuition is set on an annual basis, the current tuition is USD9,000 for 3 years, USD3,000 for each year)

Degree awarded after graduation

Doctor of Philosophy


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