Doctor of Philosophy Programmes | Asia Pacific University (APU)

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Doctor of Philosophy Programmes

Full time  (3 years)
Part time (4 years)

APU, Malaysia

Course Fees:
Malaysian: RM 45,000
International: RM 45,000 (USD 11,250)

APU offers the following Doctor of Philosophy programmes, which are as follows:


Why Our APU PhD By Research Programme?

  • You will be assigned to a group of highly qualified supervisors.
  • Wide range of latest research areas in the fields of computing and business administration areas.
  • We have our regular research workshops, colloquium and seminars facilitated by local and international academicians and professionals.
  • Our Student Support Centre is comprehensive - reach our Counsellors, Deans, Lecturers and other supporting staff at anytime.
  • Resourceful online databases.

Programme Structure:

Application Process
Ideally, student works with potential supervisors to develop proposal.

Duration for PhD:

The duration of the PhD is as follows:

DurationFull TimePart Time
No of years3 years4 years

The minimum and maximum duration of the PhD programme are as follows:

Study ModeNormal Minimum Period*Normal Maximum Period**
Full Time2 years5 years
Part Time3 years6 years

*Completion of studies is subject to approval from the Senate
**Candidates with Extenuating Circumstances may apply for approval to extend the duration of study

Students are required to enrol in the Research Methods module to fill the gaps in research skills.

Minimum Entry Requirements:

  • A Masters degree in a related field accepted by the APU Senate
  • Other qualifications equivalent to a Masters degree that are accepted by the APU Senate
  • Minimum English language requirements of IELTS 6.5.