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Master’s and Doctoral Degrees in Disaster Preparedness, Mitigation and Management


The Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) is an international English-speaking postgraduate institution, focusing on engineering, environment, and management studies. AIT’s rigorous academic, research, and experiential outreach programs prepare graduates for professional success and leadership roles in Asia and beyond.

Disaster Preparedness, Mitigation and Management (DPMM) at Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) was started in August 2008 with a focus on innovation. AIT being located at the center of this region provides a strategic insight into what happens in the world of disasters and development.

The main objective of this interdisciplinary academic program is to train and create professionals for serving their respective countries, regional, national and international organizations, universities and research institutions particularly in disaster management or related organizations engaged in disaster risk reduction. DPMM graduates will find a career path/growth in the area of disaster and development.

Preferred Background of Students

Master’s Degree (48 credits) 4 semesters / 22 months

The target groups of Master’s Degree Program are those who are looking for a career in disaster preparedness, mitigation and management, along with the Faculty and Staff of universities and research institutions. After completing the Master’s Program, students have the advantage of doing further studies in doctoral program in DPMM. The minimum entry requirement for this degree is a Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university. The total credit requirement of this course is 48 credits for 22 months’ academic program distributed in 4 semesters. There are multiple options to choose in terms of credit distribution for total 48 Credit, (a) 24 Credit course work + 24 Credit Thesis, (b) 24 Credit Course work + 12 Credit Research Study + 12  Credit Minor (Students are free to choose Minor in Other Specialized Area), (c) 36 Credit Course Work + 12 Credit Research Study / Internship / Exchange. The students will get the opportunity to take part in international student exchange program. 

PROFESSIONAL MASTER’S DEGREE (30 credits) 2 Semesters + Inter-semester / 12 Month

Those who are currently working with government and non-government agencies and would like to expand their knowledge base to meet the present and future performance challenges are the target group of this degree. Credits earned in this degree can be transferred to regular master degree program in DPMM if the requirements are met. The entry requirement is a Bachelor’s degree plus 3/4 years of work experience. Students will have to cover 30 credits including an internship (24 credit Course work + 6 Credit Internship / Project) . This is 12 months’ academic program distributed in 2 semesters and an internship. 

Doctoral Degree (84 credits) 7 semesters / 42 months

Faculty and Staff of Universities, Researchers, Senior Staff of Government and International Agencies, and NGOs /INGOs are the appropriate candidates for this program. They can have better career opportunities after the completion of this degree. Students must possess a master’s degree with 3.25/4 CGPA for the enrollment. Total credit requirement for the doctoral program is 84. 

Target audience

The program is designed for professionals:

  • Looking for a career in disaster preparedness, mitigation and management

  • Currently working in disaster related institutions

  • Administrators, managers and policy makers of local and national governments

  • NGO and donor agency workers

  • Employees of disaster related units/divisions of international organizations and foundations

  • Academic faculty and staff in Asian universities

  • Educators and researchers in disaster related areas

Admission Requirement

Applicants with engineering, architecture, natural and social sciences, and management backgrounds are eligible to apply for this program. Those with backgrounds in relevant fields of study or work experiences will be given priority for selection.

Please note that admission to AIT requires proof of English language proficiency such as certificate of English as medium of instruction or test scores of TOEFL, TOEIC, CU-TEP, etc. Proof of English may be submitted within a month after the application deadline. For more information about Admission Eligibility, click here



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Application procedure

Applying to a graduate study at AIT is only a 3-step process.

1. Check Eligibility: Check if you are eligible to apply to the degree programs being offered by AIT here

2. Explore Scholarships: Explore if you are interested in applying for financial aid clicking here

3. APPLY: Apply using the online system.


Royal Thai Government Scholarships (RTG), Doctoral and Master’s level non-binding scholarships for Thai applicants and other Asian countries. The scholarships provide an opportunity for students of diverse backgrounds from all countries in Asia to study and conduct research work together in the truly International environment at AIT and to build a good foundation for International understanding among people of Asia. For more information about RTG, click here

Deadline: 29 February 2020

Asian Development Bank-Japan Scholarship Program (ADB-JSP), ADB-JSP scholarships are awarded at designated institutions (DIs) in the Asia and Pacific region for studies in economics, business and management, science and technology and other development-related fields. For more information about ADB-JSP, click here

Deadline: 31 March 2020

AIT Scholarships / Fellowships, AIT scholarships are awarded to selected applicants depending on their qualifications and merit, and is very competitive. They cover a part (or full) of the credit fees (tuition) only.  Applicants should find other sources to pay for registration fees, accommodation fees or living expenses.

• RTG Fellowships for Master's and Doctoral Programs

• AIT Scholarships for Master's and Doctoral Programs

Deadline: 10 June 2020

Tuition & cost

Tuition and Fee Structure (In Thai Baht).

Deadline for application

The AIT academic year consists of two semesters: January and August. The deadlines of applications for admissions and financial aid (Scholarships) are as follows:

August Semester Intake

• 29 February 2020 is the deadline for HM King’s and Queen’s, and GMS scholarships

• 31 March 2020 is the deadline for other Scholarships (i.e. ADB-JSP, Kurita, Bangchak: Master and Doctoral and others.)

• 10 June 2020 is the deadline for AIT Scholarships including RTG Fellowships.

• 30 June 2020 is the deadline for overseas applicants, requiring educational visa

• 25 July 2020 is for other applicants

January Semester Intake

• 30 November 2020 is the deadline for overseas applicants, requiring educational visa

• 24 December 2020 is for other applicants



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Deadline for application

29 Feb 2020

Last updated

13 Feb 2020

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  • Type University programme
  • Level Masters
  • Location(s) Thailand (Pathumthani)
  • Language English

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