Inbound Exchange Student










Am I eligible?
Exchange students If you are studying at one of our partner universities, you may enroll to study for one semester or one academic year at Chulalongkorn University as an exchange student. Please note that exchange students can obtain an academic transcript but they may not get a degree from CU. You are required to contact your home university first; then, if you meet the requirements, they may nominate you as an exchange student to the Office of International Affairs and Global Network at Chulalongkorn University. After we have received your nomination and application documents, we will forward them to the Faculty concerned for consideration. The official result will be informed to your home university (IRO). Exchange students will be exempt from tuition and other fees.



1. General Information

1.1 Brief Introduction
Chulalongkorn University, the Kingdom’s first public university, was established in 1917 by His Majesty King Vajiravudh (Rama VI); the University was named after the King’s father, His Majesty King Chulalongkorn (Rama V). The University extends over a 456-acre tract of land granted by its founder. In the succeeding years, Chulalongkorn University, or “Chula” for short, has grown to become a comprehensive university, which offers over 500 programs in almost all areas of study. The University’s numerous programs, including nearly 90 international programs, cover all fields of study, both traditional academic disciplines and interdisciplinary studies. The present enrollment is approximately 40,000 students, 2/3 is undergraduate students and 1/3 is graduate students.
Homepage in English:
CU Exchange Program:

1.2. Categories of exchange students you will accept
Undergraduate: students with at least 2 semesters completed.
Graduate* (both Master and Doctoral)

1.3 Semester in which you wish to enroll:
Semester System

  • First (August to December 2017)
  • Second (January to May 2018)
  • Summer (June to July 2018)

*There are a few programs offered in summer semester such as the International Program in Design and Architecture (INDA)

Trimester System

  • First (August to November 2017)
  • Second (December 2017 to March 2018)
  • Third (April to August 2018)

*Trimester System is used for only some international graduate programs. 

1.4 Proposed Grading System:

  1. Standard grading system with A, B, C, D and F
  2. Grading with “S” for Satisfactory or “U” for Unsatisfactory (with examination)
  3. Grading with “V” for Visitor or “W” for withdrawn (without examination)


1.5 2017 Academic Calendar and Application Deadline




Classes begin

Classes end

Semester ends

Semester System


February 15, 2017

2nd week of Aug

1st week of Dec

3rd week of Dec


July 15, 2017

2nd week of Jan

Last week of Apr

3rd week of May


December 15, 2017

1st week of Jun

Last week of Jul

Last week of Jul

Trimester System


February 15, 2017

2nd week of Aug

3rd week of Nov

Last week of Nov


June 15, 2017

2nd week of Dec

3rd week of Mar

Last week of Mar


October 15, 2017

2nd week of Apr

3rd week of Jul

Last week of Jul

Remark: Some graduate programs may use different system, please check with the program before submitting the application form.

2. Admission Requirements

GPA requirement: preferable 2.75: copy of Transcript is required to submit along with application form.
Language(s) of instruction (The score should not more than 2 years):

internet based: 79
computer based: 213
paper based: 550
overall band: 6.0
Marks: Listen and Speak Thai fluently for regular programs taught in Thai.
Listen and Speak English fluently for international programs taught in English. Please submit the proficient test, if any.

3. Application Information
Requirement documents;
1. A completed application form
2. A nomination letter from home institute
3. 2 references in signed and sealed envelopes
4. An official transcript of academic records (to be issued by the institute presently being attended)
5. An English proficiency score record (for non-native speaker of English)*
6. A copy of passport
7. Study plan / description of academic interests (on a separate sheet of A4-sized paper)
8. Eight 1-inch-colored photos (with blue background) taken no more than six months in polite attire or a civil servant’s uniform, signed on the reverse side, one of which should be attached to the application form.
 * It is required for the exchange student who would like to study in International Program.

4. Contact Information

 Name: Ms. Sunisa Charoenna
  Academic Exchange Coordinator (Inbound) (Outbound)
  Office of International Affairs and Global Network
  Chulalongkorn University
  Chaloem Rajakumari 60 Building, 18th Floor,  
  Phyathai   Road, Pathumwan, Bangkok, Thailand 10330
  Telephone: 66 2 218 3335
  Fax: 66 2 216 1299


5. On-campus Accommodation
Chulalongkorn University international HOUSE: CU i House a 26 – storey on campus residence for international students, in line with the University’s “moving forward” strategy to become more international, the total area of 33,957 square meters, consisting of 846 units.

Monthly Fee (Utility charges not included)

      USD370 (THB13,000) - a contract less than 6 months (One bedroom)

      USD400 (THB14,000) Monthly room (One bedroom)

      USD630 (THB22,000 (Studio)- a contract more than 6)

*Contract requirement: 2 months deposit of the room and one month rental fee in advance.

Daily Rental Fee (including room service)

for visitors/guests           

USD30 (THB1,000) per night 

84 Units

Service and Facilities                            Retail Shop

  • 24-hour reception service and technician service
  • 24-hour convenience store
  • Shuttle Bus to the University
  • Coffee shop & Bakery
  • Free Internet Wi-Fi and TV
  • Laundry
  • Study Room, Lobby and Garden
  • Stationary

For more information:
Tel. +662–2173188 Fax. +662-2192678 Email:
268 Chulalongkorn Soi 9, Charasmuang Road, Wangmai, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330 THAILAND

As of July 2016