Founded in 1957, Faculty of Dentistry Chulalongkorn University was the first dental school in Thailand to offer the postgraduate program in Orthodontics. Since the implementation of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) Blueprint in 2015 has substantively achieved, acceleration in economic growth and social progress including the rising demands for oral healthcare provision and education were prominent.
As one of Thailand’s leading universities, we are adapting our program to reach the internationally accepted standards by incorporating advanced clinical training, research and comprehensive education focusing on evidence-based resources. We also aim to promote critical thinking for our students as our curriculum attempts to integrate updated clinical approaches along with the fundamental basis in order to execute the best treatment options for the patients.
CU-TMDU JOINT DEGREE Ph.D. PROGRAM IN ORTHODONTICS is a combined clinical and research international program. In this program students will achieve insight didactic knowledge in basic and clinical sciences, expertise in conducting research, and competency in clinical work, thereby preparing them for academic careers and leadership in the orthodontic profession. The minimum length of this program is 5 years. Students attend lectures and seminars, and undertake clinical coursework at CU, while conducting research at TMDU.
Moreover standard technique in orthodontic. Student would have an opportunity to learn new techniques such as clear aligner, surgery fist and using digital workflow in orthodontic.
In optional, students would have an opportunity to conduct research at Tokyo Medical and Dental University.
The program’s curriculum is opened for the students to accommodate in different interests in research opportunities and knowledges through various course works from clinical study to biology and genetics.
With more than 10 full time lectures and part time lecturer. Students can learn various technique in orthodontic and modify to their practices after graduation.
Message from the director
- First semester: Start from mid August (according to the Chulalongkorn University semester) to early December
- Second semester: Start from January to early May
- Summer: Start from January to early May
(for the 2021 academic year)
January to February
March to April (Online interview)
How to apply
Applicants who provide any distorted information or committing forgery will be found guilty of an offence under Criminal Code and will be prosecuted. If the applicants are later found to be under-qualified, violating conditions and regulations, or falsifying or concealing information, they will be withdrawn from the graduate programs at Chulalongkorn University.
Applicants who do not have a report of English test score and consider to take CU-TEP, please find information and register for the test at www.atc.chula.ac.th The result of English test must be submitted with application
Expected enrollment number
- 48,000 THB
- 400,000 THB / semester
- 150,000 THB for summer
Please contact the program for an up-to-date information.
Currently, there is no funding for tuition fee. However, funding for research projects may be possible. Please follow an announcement from the Faculty of Dentistry and the Graduate School, Chulalongkorn University.
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