Administration of Admission
The administration of admission is handled by the Admissions and Scholarships Unit. Warnings received regarding spurious records being submitted by candidates seeking admission have led to the practice by AIT of requesting confirmation from the academic institution(s) where the applicant received his/her degree(s) and/or when copies of transcripts/degree certificates have neither been attested nor mailed directly by the institution to AIT. After the closing date, complete applications, which must include an official attested academic transcript, are sent to the Schools for assessment. Once submitted, application materials are not released and cannot be returned to the applicant.
While most students are admitted in August, certain fields of study admit students in January (see the Admissions Calendar). Doctoral students may enter either in January or August.
The Admissions Committee (AC) meets on a regular basis to deliberate on admission requirements & procedures, academic fees & pricing policies, student selection and the availability of scholarships, fellowships and assistantships. The committee is comprised of the Vice President for Academic Affairs (Chair), School Deans, Director of Office Student Affairs, Director of Language Center, ITServ Coordinator and Admissions & Scholarships Unit Coordinator. The schedule of the AC meeting is in the academic calendar of AIT but special meetings are called to discuss vital admissions and application issues.
The scholarship deadline for January Semester is 15 November and 31 March for August Semester. Applicants are responsible for ensuring that all required documents are submitted by the appropriate deadlines. Incomplete application may cause delays in processing. Deadlines that fall on a weekend or a holiday will default to the next working day. Applications for AIT financial assistance received after the admission deadline will be processed for the next intake.
Notification of Application Receipt and Status
Applicants are notified of the receipt of their application and status by email. The email address must be provided in #2 of the application form (Form 1). If an email address is not provided, the applicant is notified by mail through post.
Applicants for admission from Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam are normally interviewed by AIT Faculty members. Whenever possible, interviews for applicants from other countries are also arranged by the respective School(s).
Candidates who were pre-selected for possible admission are interviewed on a date and venue agreed upon by the School(s) concerned.
The interview includes a written test prepared by the School as well as English language test (or using Institutional TOEFL).
The applications of candidates from countries where no interviews are scheduled are forwarded to the Schools within two weeks of the closing date of receiving applications.
Selection and Decision on Admission
Normally, at least 16 weeks before enrollment, all applications, including those of interviewed candidates, are forwarded to the Schools for final selection. The selection results are reported to the Admissions and Scholarships Unit about 14 weeks before entry, via the AIT Admission Action Form. The decisions on and approval of offers of admission are made by the Schools.
Applicants who require early offer of admission as a basis for seeking financial sponsorship from external non-AIT sources must indicate this when applying. In exceptional cases, an offer of admission without AIT financial assistance may be made immediately, but many decisions are deferred until interview results are available.
Applicants who do not meet the minimum qualifications for admission are rejected. However, those applicants who need further English training and/or additional experiences are advised to reapply as soon as they gain additional merits.
For applicants who applied for AIT Financial Assistance, the offers of admission with AIT scholarship are issued based on a competitive ranking of qualified candidates selected by the Schools on the basis of academic qualification, professional background, scholarships availability and conditions set by AIT’s donor-partners.
The Vice President for Academic Affairs may also approve offers of admission for applicants with special qualifications upon the recommendation of School Deans.
Notification and Confirmation of Admission for Qualified Appicants
Notification of the offer of admission is done by email, normally not later than two months before the proposed date of enrollment, provided the application was received at the proper time and provided that e-mail address is given by the applicant. If no e-mail address is provided, notification is sent through post. The FINAL CONFIRMATION OF ADMISSION IS SENT BY POST MAIL ONLY.
The offer of admission may be unconditional or it may specify conditions which must be satisfied before the offer can be confirmed. In such cases, it is the candidate's responsibility to provide promptly the evidence required to show that the conditions of the offer have been fulfilled.
An offer of admission is valid only if the recipient can begin his/her academic program on the enrollment date stated in the offer. Enrollment after the first day of semester and up to the final day for adding and dropping courses (last working day of the second week of semester) is permitted only in special circumstances. Upon receipt of an offer of admission, candidates from outside Thailand must immediately apply for the necessary clearances and travel authorization.
No candidate is permitted to enroll without the confirmation of admission, which consists of a Certificate of Admission and ED Visa Letter (for non-Thai nationals). These documents will only be issued after a candidate has written to accept the offer of admission and has satisfied all conditions attached to the offer. The ED visa letter is required to be presented to the Royal Thai Government (RTG) Embassy or Consulate for approval stamp in passport for travel and study in Thailand. Incoming students from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Mongolia, Pakistan, PR China, Sri Lanka, Vietnam and some African countries have visa restrictions and in place of the ED visa letter, AIT requests the RTG Ministry of Foreign Affairs for approval which takes about 3 weeks; authorization is directly conveyed from the RTG Foreign Ministry to the RTG Embassy or Consulate via diplomatic channel.
A successful applicant must submit a duly completed Certificate of Physical and Mental Fitness from a qualified physician written in English. The medical certificate must include a chest x-ray examination. Any medical handicap as well as all previous serious illnesses or operations must be indicated in the Medical Certificate. It is particularly important that the Institute is informed if such handicap could affect the study at AIT. Those who have made false statements or who have concealed medical information of any kind are liable for payment of related medical expenses.
Anyone who, knowingly or otherwise, makes false statements or presents false evidence of any kind at the time of application, at registration, or at any other time after enrollment are dismissed from the Institute.
Arrival on Campus
Candidates who have been issued a Certificate of Admissions receive letters of welcome and details of the orientation seminar and registration schedule.
All new candidates are required to arrive at AIT on the Orientation Day. Exceptionally, late arrival may be permitted by the School Dean if a candidate provides a good reason in writing but arrival must be on or before the last day of adding/dropping; that is by the last working day of the second week of the semester.
Applicants seeking re-application must inform the Admissions and Scholarships Unit of their continuing interest, by e-mail or by returning the Confirmation on Reapplication Form. Those who wish to reapply within two years after the first application was received do not need to submit a new set of Application Forms. After two years a new set of Application Forms & supporting documents are required.
For each re-application an applicant is required to pay the application processing fee of US$ 20 or Baht 800.
Students who have previously been dismissed from the Institute shall normally not be admitted to a degree program at the same level.