Learn about Kasetsart University and apply

Find out more about studies, semester dates, fees and application deadlines at Kasetsart University as well as information on how to apply.

Semester dates and application deadlines

2017

  Spring Autumn
Semester dates  July 31 – December 18
Orientation July 27
Application deadline  April 30, 2017

 

2018

Spring Autumn*
Semester dates  January 8 – May 21  August 6 – December 24
Orientation  January 5  August 3
Application deadline  September 30, 2017  April 30, 2018

*) All dates are still tentative

2019 (all dates still tentative)

Spring Autumn
Semester dates  January 14 – May 24  TBA
Orientation  January 11  TBA
Application deadline  September 30, 2018  TBA

Key facts about Kasetsart University

The state-owned Kasetsart University is one of Thailand’s most prestigious universities. Kasetsart University (KU) is an active participant in student and researcher exchange around the world. KU has bilateral agreements with several European institutions of higher education as well. See what you can study at Kasetsart University.

Address:

Kasetsart University, Bangkhen Campus
International Studies Center
50 Ngam Wong Wan Rd.
Chatuchak, Bangkok, 10900
Thailand

University’s website:

http://www.ku.ac.th/english/aboutku.php

Contact person at the university:

Mr. Krishna Parntang (Management and Administrative Officer)

Studying at Kasetsart University

Asia Exchange students attend the university’s KUSEP program (Kasetsart University Student Exchange Program). You need to be currently enrolled at an institution of higher education to apply to the program. You can join the program for one or two semesters.

You can take courses in English from several different faculties. The Faculty of Economics, Faculty of Engineering and Faculty of Tourism have entire degree programs in English. You can also take the elective courses offered at these faculties (for example in Social Sciences and Languages). There are also courses available in Tropical Agriculture and Business Administration. You are therefore able to build a multidisciplinary schedule which best suits your individual interests and career objectives. All the courses are Bachelor’s level.

  • Courses and Studying

    Faculty of Economics

    The study program educates students in several different topics in economics, as well as introducing an Asian perspective to the popular theories. In order to apply for economics courses students must have had prior studies in economics at least as a minor subject.

    Please see the listings of available courses in Economics:

    The syllabi presented on our web page are exemplary and available for most courses. The remaining syllabi are handed out at the latest in the beginning of lectures.

    The Faculty of Business Administration also offers a few courses such as International Business. More information about course choices will be available at the destination in the beginning of the semester.

    Faculty of Engineering

    The International Undergraduate Program (IUP) for Engineering at Kasetsart University divides into 6 different sub-fields. Course lists and course descriptions are available below. Please note that the course selection may change without prior notice. Newest course lists will be distributed at the beginning of the semester.

    Mechanical Engineering
    Electrical-Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering
    Software and Knowledge Engineering
    Electrical Engineering
    Environmental Engineering
    Industrial Engineering

    Faculty of Tourism

    Kasetsart University International Integrated Tourism Management (KITMAN) offers studies in tourism as well as sciences, social sciences, languages, humanities and physical education. The program equips students with a comprehensive understanding of tourism related theories and practices.

    Faculty of Agriculture

    Faculty of Agriculture offers a wide selection of courses in the field of agriculture. The faculty is one of the finest on its field – Kasetsart University is ranked to be the 3rd best university in Asia in the subject of Agriculture, and the 33rd best in the world.

    The syllabi presented here are exemplary. More up-to-date syllabi will be distributed in the beginning of the lectures.

    General information

    • Thai language course is mandatory for all KUSEP students.
    • The courses in the KUSEP program are part of the university’s official degree curricula. As an Asia Exchange student you will be attending courses together with local and international students pursuing a full degree at Kasetsart University.
    • There are also some courses that are meant especially for exchange students.
    • During some semesters there have been tennis, golf and weight lifting courses available as well.
    • For some Economics and Engineering courses, you have to prove your knowledge of the topic in order to take part in the course. This is typically done in the beginning of the semester, on-site in Bangkok.
    • The university requires students to take at least three courses during a semester.
    • All the courses have an attendance requirement of at least 80 %. Students failing to comply with this requirement risk having their student visas cancelled by the university.
    • Some of the courses also include business and cultural visits. The visits are equally obligatory as normal classes.
    • The courses are taught by lecturers with international experience and typically degrees completed abroad.
    • The semesters start with an orientation after which you will attend classes usually on 3-4 days a week.

    Course syllabi

    • Use the syllabi and course descriptions when presenting your study plan to your home institution. This will help them to decide how to transfer credits and grant scholarships. Detailed syllabi will be circulated on the lectures.
    • You will select your final courses when in Bangkok and present them to the university. This means you don’t have to make your final decision when applying. Please note that courses from different faculties may be organized at the same time.
    • As in all universities around the world, changes in course offering and course dates are possible without prior notice.
    • The third last digit of the longer course codes in the course catalogues refers to the level of the course, i.e. 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th year. For example, the course 01205305 ‘Digital Circuits and Microcontrollers’ is a third year course.
  • Credits

    One course at Kasetsart University is worth 3 Thai credits which most of the time translates into 5 ECTS (including lectures, assignments, preparing for exams and completing them, field work and company visits).

    There are 3 lecture hours and 6 self study hours per week. You can take up to 7 courses during a semester. You can gain up to 35 ECTS credits in total. Read more about credit conversion.

  • Activities outside class

    Kasetsart University also offers its international students many activities during the semester. These include trips within the Bangkok metropolitan area, Thai cooking and language classes, sport days and the Kasetsart University Buddy Program.

  • Student visa

    In order to study abroad in Thailand you need to apply for a student visa before the start of the semester. Please check the latest news and information about visas before applying for a visa at the Royal Thai Embassy website, where you can also get the required application forms and other information about the application procedure.

    Read more about student visa for Thailand.

  • Kasetsart University Accreditation
    • Ministry of Education in Thailand
    • International Association of Universities (IAU)
    • One of the top 5 universities in Thailand
    • Association of Southeast Asian Institutions of Higher Learning (ASAIHL)
    • ASEAN-European University Network (ASEA UNINET)
    • The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)

Student testimonials

Let the students speak!

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"Demanding but fun"

Most of my classes were actually fun even though the courses were demanding. I’m very, very pleased to have been able to study in the same class as the Thai students. It’s a great way to make friends and see what student life here is actually like.

Arto, Finland

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“A student gets to know the local culture better than a tourist”

Being a student at Kasetsart University, which is a world-class university, allowed me to get to know and enjoy every single aspect of Thai life & culture. Even though I studied hard, I had also time to visit other South-East Asian countries. A student gets to know locals and the culture much better than a tourist. I heard each and every student saying ‘I will come back here as soon as possible’.

Angela Carella, Italy

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Applying to Kasetsart University

Applying to study abroad at Kasetsart University is easy. Your placement can be confirmed already within a week.

Please read the application instructions carefully.

  • Who can apply

    Minimum requirements

    • A minimum age of 18 years
    • You must be currently enrolled at an institution of higher education (university, university of applied sciences or similar)
    • To follow the instruction, you should have sufficient English skills (B2 level). No language test is required.

    See the additional requirements.

  • Required attachments
    • An official transcript of records in English (stamped by your home institution)
    • A copy of the identification page of your passport (please note that your passport must be valid for at least 6 months after arriving in Thailand)
    • A letter of recommendation from a member of staff at your home institution (e.g. a teacher, a professor or an assistant). You can find an example of a letter of recommendation here. The letter is informal and can be different from the example.
  • Application form & instructions
    • Scan all the required attachments to your computer in PDF format.
    • Fill out the online application form and submit it with the required attachments.

    Kasetsart University Application Form

    Note! After submitting the form, you will be redirected to a confirmation page and will receive a confirmation email. Check your inbox for the mail and if you don’t find it there, check your spam folder. If you haven’t received a confirmation email, please contact us immediately.

    Uploading and submitting the attachments

    • Please upload the attachments in PDF format.
    • If possible, please submit all the attachments together with the application. If you are missing some attachment(s) at the time of applying, you may send the attachment(s) later. Applications missing all the attachments will not be processed.
    • All attachments must be sent to us within 30 days of submitting the application or by the application deadline at the very latest.
    • For applications or attachments submitted after the application deadline we are obliged to charge an additional fee of 100 EUR (120 USD) as per our terms and conditions.

    Confirmation, official acceptance letter and visa

    You will receive a confirmation of your study placement within 1 week.

    You will receive the official acceptance letter 1.5 months before the semester starts at the latest. In your application, please indicate a permanent address so that the document can find you.

    You will need the official acceptance letter to apply for a student visa.

    Payment and cancellation

    Together with the initial confirmation you will receive an invoice for the application fee which must be paid within 10 days.

    The invoice for the tuition fee will be sent about 2.5 months before the semester starts.

    If you decide to cancel your participation in the program, you must send us a notification via email. Cancellations by other means (e.g. by phone or text) will not be taken into account. The application fee will not be refunded if you decide to cancel. For more information, see the terms and conditions for cancellation.

    Should you fail to pay the application fee or the tuition fee on time, we reserve the right to cancel your participation in the program. For more information, please see the terms and conditions.

    Travel insurance

    Students are required to have a valid accident and health insurance for the whole duration of the program. A copy of the insurance certificate can be requested in the beginning of the semester. See our recommended travel insurance providers.

Quick facts

 Semester duration:
4.5 months

 Max. credits:
ca. 35 ECTS

 Tuition fee:
1790 EUR / semester

Application fee:
75 EUR

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