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PhD - Doctor of Philosophy in Database Systems By Research Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)



Course info


About faculty

In October 1998, the Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology were officially established to meet the demands for additional academic programmes and to keep pace with rapid developments in the respective field. The setting up of the Faculty also parallels the goal of the university to stay abreast of developments in Information Technology.

Currently, the faculty constitutes of four departments: Department of Multimedia, Department of Computer Science, Department of Software Engineering and Information System and the Department of Communication Technology and Networks.

Database has always been a crucial component in any information system. Current trends have shown the transition from the traditional centralized-relational database approach to more advanced databases. Research in database includes the following leading sub-areas: semantic web; database (centralized, distributed, parallel, mobile, multimedia, bio-medical); data quality; data warehouse; query formulation, processing and optimization; integrity, integration, privacy and security in databases; applications, models and frameworks for e-commerce, e-governance; and ontology management.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study PhD - Doctor of Philosophy in Database Systems By Research.

Full Time (Minimum of 2 years and a maximum of 5 years)

Tuition fees

1st semester: RM 7,212.50; 2nd-4th semesters: RM 5,262.50; 5th-6th semesters: RM 4,700; 7th and subsequent semesters: RM 5,200; Cost for max 4 years: RM 42,800; Cost for max 5 years: RM 53,200


09 Sep, 10 Feb


Universiti Putra Malaysia



43400, Malaysia

Entry requirement for international students

The applicant should possess:

A Master Degree (by coursework) in a relevant field with a minimum grade average of B, or

A Master Degree by research in a relevant field.

For applicants with one of the following

550 for the TOEFL Paper-based Test (Academic Version); or

Band 6.0 for IELTS (Academic Training); or

79-80 for TOEFL Internet-based Test (Academic Version); or

Level 109 for CIEP at ELS Language Centre; or

Any English Language Test which is equivalent to B2 in Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.