This PhD programme is purely based on individual supervised research. At the end of the candidate's study, a thesis must be submitted and upon successful defense of the paper, the candidate will be granted PhD status.
The candidate is greatly encouraged to carry out research in the field of Social Sciences, Humanities, Economics & Businesses that is multidisciplinary and comparative in nature encompassing any country or region within Asia and Europe.
Areas of research include, among others:
The goal of the AEI PhD Programme is to produce scholars who can lead the development and dissemination of knowledge as a leader in research and teaching as well as services for the society. Accordingly the Programme Educational Objectives (PEO) are as follows:
Mode: Full time
Minimum: 4 semesters
Maximum: 12 semesters
Applicant should hold a recognised:
Consideration will also be given to applicant with these criteria:
Universiti Malaya graduates:
Fast Track (Accelerated / Direct Admission)
The direct admission / Fast Track (accelerated admission) provides the opportunity for Bachelor’s Degree graduates with the academic qualifications and who have high potential to pursue their studies in the Doctoral programme by research without having a Master’s qualification in the field concerned.
Direct Admission / Fast Track refers to the entry route for excellent Bachelor’s Degree graduates to pursue studies in the Doctoral programme by research with a minimum CGPA of not less than 3.70 out of 4.0 (3.7/4.0) or equivalent from a relevant academic programme or Technical and Vocational Education and Training programme.
Applicants who attained the following qualification may be admitted to the Doctoral programme by research:
A non-Malaysian applicant whose degree is from a university or institution of higher learning where the medium of instruction for that degree is not the English language and where the applicant wishes to follow a programme and/or write his dissertation in the English language will be required to obtain:
Candidate are encouraged to be supervised by two (2) established and experienced academics based on their fields of study. Please refer to https://umexpert.um.edu.my to check for possible supervisors.
All applicants must contact and obtain the acknowledgement of the supervisors before submitting the application. One of the supervisors must be an academic at the AEI.
Applicants for doctoral degree programmes by research are required to submit a research proposal or research intent on the brief statement of the research programme which they propose to carry out. The research proposal/research intent should comprise the following elements:
The research proposal should contain maximum of 1,000 words. All proposals will go through plagiarism check by AEI (using the Turnitin service), and must pass the minimum requirement of 15% and below of similarity index.
Please note that all decisions regarding the application is final, and the process of selection is vetted by the AEI selection committee.
All the requirements stated in this page are also subjected to any amendments approved from time to time.
All the CGPA mentioned above is using the 4.0 scale.
Show proof of acceptance for publication as per the following (according to the criteria set in the publication guidelines), prior to graduation:
For any enquiries regarding Doctoral Programme by Research at the AEI, please contact Mr. Zahadin Omar at email@example.com.
Last Update: 22/11/2021