Study abroad in Bangkok at Kasetsart University

Take part in an engaging academic semester at the prestigious Kasetsart University! Join the Kasetsart University Student Exchange Program (KUSEP) and study economics, engineering, agriculture and tourism in the heart of Bangkok. It’s easy to apply and you’ll get a confirmation of your study placement even in one day.

On this page, you’ll find out more about studies, semester dates, application deadlines, fees as well as instructions on how to apply.

Semester dates and application deadlines

2019

Spring Autumn*
Semester dates  January 14 – May 27 August 5 – December 23
Orientation  January 11  August 2
Application deadline  September 30, 2018 April 30, 2019

*) all dates still tentative

2018

Autumn
Semester dates  August 6 – December 24
Orientation  August 3
Application deadline April 30, 2018

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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. Read more about 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 abroad at Kasetsart University – Kasetsart University Student Exchange Program

Asia Exchange students attend the Kasetsart University Student Exchange Program (KUSEP).  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.

The wide range of available courses allows you to build a multidisciplinary schedule which best suits your individual interests and career objectives. All the courses are Bachelor’s level.

Kasetsart University also offers its international students many free time activities during the semester.

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At Kasetsart University you can study together with both local and international students.

Who is this program for?

You need to be currently enrolled at an institution of higher education to apply to the program.

Like all the programs in Bangkok, KUSEP suits students who are interested in expanding their knowledge and skills in their chosen field, as well as pursuing an international career.

Due to the number of multinational companies’ Asian headquarters located in Bangkok, there is also a large expatriate population that provides excellent opportunities for networking.

In addition to offering a chance to build your international network, a study abroad period can enhance your creative thinking skills and intercultural awareness. These are considered great assets by many employers on the competitive and globalized job market of today.

Find out about studies, credits and free time activities at Kasetsart University as well as information about fees, accommodation and student visa below.

  • Courses and Studying

    Faculty of Economics

    The study program educates students on 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 are exemplary and available for most courses. The remaining syllabi are handed out at the latest at 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 at 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 as the 4th best university in Asia in the subject of agriculture, and the 29th best in the world (QS World University Rankings 2017).

    The syllabi presented here are exemplary. More up-to-date syllabi will be distributed at 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 weightlifting 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 at 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 canceled 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 catalogs 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, sports days and the Kasetsart University Buddy Program.

    Bangkok is also one of the best places to call home if you are planning on traveling around South East Asia. Its convenient location and excellent transportation connections make it possible to visit the many beaches, jungles, and mountains as well as neighboring countries during the weekends.

  • 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)
  • Fees

    Tuition fee: 1790 EUR / semester

    Application fee: 75 EUR.

    See what’s included in the fees.

    Are you from outside of Europe? Find out more about the fees.

    Benefits when applying via Asia Exchange

    • Confirmation even in one day
    • Asia Exchange Guide with lots of information about studies, visas, accommodation and other tips
    • Orientation days
    • No English proficiency test required
    • 100 EUR discount when you apply for two semesters.
  • Accommodation

    Most exchange students live in shared flats with one to three other people. Many of the flats are in high rises that have a rooftop terrace, swimming pool, gym, cleaning staff and security. There are also options for those who prefer to live alone or with local students. The rent for a shared flat is approximately 150–300 EUR a month.

    Read more about accommodation options near Kasetsart University.

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>> Student experiences

 

Student Experiences

Ask Former Students

Ask our former students for practical hints and tips about living abroad, travel arrangements, and what the everyday life at the study destination was like.

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Bangkok was maybe the best time of my life and if you want to discover your personality and South East Asia from a different side, it will be the perfect choice for you!

Marius, Germany (marius.heuel@gmx.de)


Student Testimonials

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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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Blogs from Kasetsart University

Bangkok, Thailand - Asia Exchange student blog Milena

Milena studied at Kasetsart University in autumn 2015. See her wonderful pictures on Instagram.

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Become a blogger

Do you want to write a blog during your study abroad semester? We’re always on the lookout for good bloggers. If you’d like to write a blog and have us link to it from this page, let us know! Check out our hints and tips for bloggers.

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<< Courses and studying

Apply to study abroad at Kasetsart University

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 Get the required documents (see list below)

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Fill out and submit the online application form
together with the required documents

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You’ll get a confirmation of your
study placement within 1-7 days


  • Flexible application: You can apply even if you’re not yet certain of your plans. Cancel at no extra cost up to 1 month before the semester starts.
  • When you apply for two semesters: 100 EUR discount on the second semester
  • Get access to comprehensive information materials such as an Asia Exchange Guide after you apply.

  • 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, however.

    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. The passport must be valid for a minimum of six months after arriving in Thailand.  A passport with validity of 18 months has sometimes been required when applying for a one-year Multiple Entry Visa. Please note this also when sending Asia Exchange your application for the study abroad program.
    • 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 instructions
    • Scan all the required attachments to your computer in PDF format.
    • Fill out the online application form below and submit it with the required attachments.

    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’re missing some attachment(s) when you first apply, you can send the missing document(s) later. However, please note that we won’t process applications without any attachments whatsoever.
    • All attachments must be sent to us within 30 days of submitting the application or by the application deadline at the very latest.
    • You can submit all the documents electronically. Please don’t send anything via regular mail.
    • There is a late application fee for applications or attachments submitted after the application deadline.

    Confirmation, official acceptance letter and visa

    You’ll get a confirmation of your study placement in 1-7 days, starting from the day your application is complete with all the required documents.

    You’ll receive the official acceptance letter 1.5 months before the semester starts at the latest. We’ll send it to the street address you have provided in your application. Please let us know if this address changes at any point.

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

    Fees

    The application fee invoice will be sent to you soon after the initial acceptance letter. This fee will be due within 10 days of receiving your confirmation. The application fee is non-refundable even if you decide to cancel (see below). You’ll receive the invoice for the tuition fee about 2.5 months before the semester starts.

    Cancellation

    If you’re unable to participate in the study abroad semester, you have the right to cancel your participation up to 1 month before the semester starts with no extra cost (the application fee will not be refunded, however). Let us know about your cancellation by writing us an email at info[at]asiaexchange.org. Cancellations notified via phone, SMS or by any other means will not be considered. For more detailed information on our cancellation policy, please see terms and conditions for cancellation.

    We also reserve the right to cancel your participation if any of your fees becomes overdue. For more information, please see our terms and conditions.

    Travel insurance

    You are required to have a valid accident and health insurance from your home country for the whole duration of the program. The university may request a copy of the insurance certificate at the beginning of the semester. See our recommended travel insurance providers.

  • Frequently asked questions

Kasetsart University Application Form

Quick facts

 Fields of study
Economics, engineering, tourism, social sciences, languages, tropical agriculture and business administration

  Next application deadline
September 30, 2018

 Semester duration
4.5 months

 Max. credits
ca. 35 ECTS
ca. 21 US credits

 Fees
Tuition fee: 1790 EUR
Application fee: 75 EUR

Are you from outside of Europe? Read more about the fees.

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