Eligibility Requirements for each Program
Doctoral Degree Program
To be eligible for admission to the regular Doctoral degree program, an applicant must;
✔ have strong academic records (both undergraduate and graduate) and normally hold a four-year bachelor's degree, and a Master's degree, preferably with a combination of course and thesis work, from an institution of good standing, acceptable to AIT. The minimum GPA requirement for admission to the doctoral program is 3.50 or equivalent at the master's degree level.
✔ submit a brief outline of dissertation research proposal including the required research facilities, if necessary.
✔ receive a written confirmation that a faculty member at AIT is available and willing to supervise.
For the professional Doctoral degree program, in addition to the above-mentioned eligibility requirements, an applicant must;
✔ have at least 5 years of work experience in areas related to the field of study/program at AIT and
✔ be at a level of senior professional/manager/administrator in organization/companies.
Certificate of Advanced Studies Program
The Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) Program offered by AIT has the alternative objectives of qualifying for admission to the doctoral program for applicants with minimum CGPA at the master's degree level of less than 3.50 or equivalent; or undertaking advanced studies combined with research. Other admission requirements are similar to those for the Doctoral Degree Program. Full-time CAS students completing the minimum course credit requirement and attaining a CGPA of at least 3.50 at the end of the second semester are eligible for transfer to the doctoral degree program. Students who are not eligible for transfer to the doctoral degree program are awarded with the Certificate of Advanced Studies. For applicants to the professional Doctoral degree program, initially admitted to the CAS Program, the same eligibility requirements for admission as mentioned in the Doctoral degree program apply.
Master’s Degree Program
To be eligible for admission to the regular master's program, an applicant must;
✔ hold a Bachelor degree (normally from a four-year program), or its equivalent, in an appropriate field of study from an institution of good standing acceptable to AIT.
✔ have undergraduate grades significantly above average; the minimum GPA requirement for admission to the master's program is 2.75 or equivalent at the Bachelor degree level.
✔ be in satisfactory physical and mental health, and have a record of good conduct.
For the professional Master's degree program, in addition to the above-mentioned eligibility requirements, an applicant must;
✔ have at least 3 years of work experience in areas related to the field of study/program at AIT and
✔ be executives in organizations/companies.
The eligibility requirements for the Diploma program are the same as those entering the master's degree program. Candidates with only average undergraduate grades may be admitted to the Diploma Program if they have at least two years of professional experience after completing their Bachelor's degree.
Certificate students need to satisfy the eligibility requirements similar to those entering the master's degree program and have the appropriate background to take selected courses. In exceptional cases, candidates who lack formal academic qualifications but who have extensive and appropriate professional experience may be considered for admission; the discretion in such cases rests with the School Deans.
Candidates coming to AIT for programs or courses of at least one semester are considered as Special students. Candidates under non-degree academic exchange agreements between AIT and their home universities are also enrolled at AIT as Special students.
Fellows of AIT
Individuals whose qualifications are considered acceptable and who have requested to be attached to the Institute to do research are considered for an appointment as `Fellows of AIT'. A Fellow of AIT has the privilege to use Institute research facilities, the library and recreational facilities and may audit courses with the permission of the instructor. To apply, candidates must submit to the relevant School an AIT Application (Form 1), a copy of CV and a research study plan. Fellows of AIT are endorsed by the relevant School Deans and are formally invited to the Institute by the Vice President for Academic Affairs.
✔ A candidate, who has completed a doctoral degree from an institution recognized by AIT, is offered admission as a Post-Doctoral Fellow.
✔ A candidate whose qualifications are equivalent to an AIT master's degree student is considered for admission as a Research Fellow
The Pre-Master's Bridging Program provides an opportunity for AIT candidates from disadvantaged backgrounds to orient and prepare themselves in English and in key subject areas essential for their graduate study at AIT. The Bridging Program enables students to;
✔ strengthen their academic abilities for an AIT degree program
✔ develop their potential to plan and carry out academic work on the bases of their own defined interests and meanings
✔ develop their confidence and skills to undertake self-directed learning, and
✔ become more effective communicators in English.
The intensive Bridging Program normally offers 16 weeks of collaboration and interaction in English around pieces of investigative research by students. The content of each program is shaped by the interests and needs of individual students, and their particular fields of study at AIT. Regular individual and small group tutorial sessions are arranged for students to improve their abilities in key subject areas of computer skills, economics, mathematics and statistics.
The Language Center coordinates the conduct of Bridging Programs. Resource persons with expertise in various key subject areas work with students in a tutorial mode. Faculty members also contribute significantly to the students' work. Degree, Diploma and Certificate program students may enroll in the Bridging program in the semester preceding entry to the master’s or doctoral program.