The Institute adopts the two-semester educational system. One academic year consists of 2 regular semesters. There may be a summer session. The subjects taught are arranged into a course of which quantity corresponds to the number of credits given. Each course is assessed into grades.
Regular program: Every program holds classes in general practice fashion. The assessments for all of the courses enrolled are held collectively once or twice a semester. (Midterm and final examinations)
Special program: Most programs also hold classes in general practice fashion. The assessments for all of the courses enrolled are held collectively once or twice a semester. Except for some programs which are arranged in block courses, the assessments of each course are held separately.
Semesters First semester: August – December
Second semester: January – May
Summer session: June – July
Coursework takes about 3-4 regular semesters and necessarily some summer semesters. There will be a comprehensive examination and/or an oral examination which is subject to each program’s requirements.
A master’s degree graduation may take between 2 – 5 years whereas a doctoral degree graduation may take between 3 – 6 years or as required by the program. Nevertheless, the educational system and semester schedule of some special master’s programs/International programs/English-language programs as well as some doctoral programs may be different from the afore-said. Please acquire information from the specific program’s calendar.
Opening Hours Regular programs Government service hours Monday – Friday 9.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m. Special programs
1. Main campus National Institute of Development Administration, Bangkok After government service hours (Monday – Friday 6.00 p.m.-9.00 p.m.) or (Saturday - Sunday) as required by the program.
2. Regional campuses
School of Public Administration Friday 6.00 p.m. – 9.00 p.m. Saturday 9.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m.
School of Social and Environmental Development Saturday 9.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m. Sunday 9.00 a.m. – 12.00 p.m.
School of Environmental Development Administration Saturday 9.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m. Sunday 9.00 a.m. – 12.00 p.m.
School of Tourism Management Saturday 9.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m. Sunday 9.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m.
Instructions and Institute’s Services
The Institute has an office to support academic and general affairs. For best and most convenient solutions, students are required to contact the office about all academic and enrollment issues.
1.Academic and enrollment issues The Institute has 2 bodies to serve students on academic and students’ enrollment issues namely, the Education Section of the School and Education Service Division.
2. Education Section of the School The Section caters students on:
• Program and courses taken at the school
• Course contents of the School and the concentration studying
• Classes, lectures, examinations, class schedules and examination schedules of the semester
• Written comprehension examinations and oral examinations and thesis writing
• Directives and rules on education