Acceptance into ICO NIDA requires a student to have a record of academic excellence, satisfactory English test scores and sound recommendations. All submitted documents are considered in a complete review of an applicant’s credentials.

  • A completed ICO NIDA application form (download here)
  • A completed Offer Acceptance and Payment of Fees form (download here). The application fee is 1,000 baht. Please provide the money transfer receipt with the application.
  • Certified true copies of all official transcripts and all certificates
  • Certified true copies of your ID or passport and house registration (for Thai students)
  • Medical certificate
  • 2 Passport sized photos
  • A recommendation letter, preferably from university professionals and/or professional colleagues or supervisors
  • English proficiency test scores of TOEFL, IELTS, TOEFL-ITP (which can be alternatively taken at the GSLC) or the English test given by ICO NIDA (Conditions)
  • A 1,200-word essay on a research idea or the research topic that you are planning to pursue.
  • Personal essay responding to the application questions or a YouTube link of your personal presentation

Admission: International College of National Institute of Development Administration (ICO NIDA) NIDA 148 Serithai Road, Klong-Chan, Bangkapi, Bangkok 10240 Thailand

Please return your completed application form and documentation to:

    1. One of the ICO NIDA’s authorized representatives, or
    2. Students Admissions Department, International College of NIDA (ICO NIDA)
      19th Floor, Navamindradhiraj Buliding
      148 Serithai Road, Klong-Chan, Bangkapi, Bangkok 10240 THAILAND, or
    3. By email to:

For more information

  • English Program
    Contact person : Miss Varisa Kanharattanachai (Pui)
    Tel: 0 2727 3003
  • Chinese Program
    Contact person : Miss Tharana Thanphakthongkun (Mint)
    WeChat : seasunmao
    Tel: 0 2727 3560


     Applications to the graduate program at ICO NIDA may be submitted all year round. Acceptance into the program will be notified individually.


     650,000 baht / program (in nine equal payments of 72,223  baht or $2,500 USD)