Study abroad in Bangkok at Rangsit University

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

Semester dates and application deadlines


Semester 2 (Spring) Summer Semester Semester 1 (Autumn)
Semester dates January 15 – May 18 June 11  – August 10  August 20 – December 21
Orientation January 11-12 June 8  August 17
Application period ended September 30, 2017 ended February 28, 2018 open now until April 30, 2018


2019 (all dates still tentative)

Semester 2 (Spring) Summer Semester Semester 1 (Autumn)
Semester dates January 14 – May 17  June 10  – August 12 August 19 – December 21
Orientation January 11  June 7  August 16
Application period open now until September 30, 2018 open now until February 28, 2019 open now until April 30, 2019

Key facts about Rangsit University

Rangsit University (RSU) has grown to be the leading private university in Thailand. RSU offers a vast array of study programs at all academic levels with a global mindset. It is renowned for its excellence and international teaching standards. Rangsit University campus is located in the Bangkok Metropolitan area, in Pathum Thani province. Find out more about Rangsit University.


Rangsit University
52/347 Muang-Ake
Paholyothin Road
Lak-Hok Pathumthani 12000

University’s website:

Contact person at RSU:

Ms. Roongkan Nedtranon

Studying abroad at Rangsit University

As an Asia Exchange student, you can participate in the Bachelor’s and Master’s level programs of Rangsit University’s International College. There is a wide range of courses available in the fields of accounting, communication, information technology, business, tourism and politics. The courses are taught in English.

You can join the programs for one or two semesters.

  • Studies

    Below you can find a list of the courses available to international students. Please select courses matching your study background.

    Check that the course is organized during the semester you wish to participate in. You may combine courses from different fields, as long as the schedules don’t overlap.

    Bachelor’s courses

    Master’s courses

    Master’s level courses are currently offered only in the following program:

    Students who apply to study Diplomacy and International Studies should have some background in the study field (political sciences, diplomacy, international politics or something similar) and show their interest in the study field in their application. Note that only a few Master courses are offered per semester. Students who have been accepted to the Master’s program can also take Bachelor’s level courses to gain enough credits per semester.

    Master’s level courses are organized on Saturdays and Sundays. Please note that there aren’t any Master’s level courses available during the summer semester. Some courses of the program are taught by former diplomats. At least once a year, there is an excursion to United Nations Building, Ministry of Foreign Affairs or similar.

    Course Descriptions

    See the following documents for brief course descriptions of most of the above programs. You may also choose courses under the label General Education.

    The brief descriptions of all the available programs are in the Rangsit University Handbook. For students with skills in Chinese or Thai, there are programs available in these languages as well. See the Handbook for more information.

    Detailed course schedules and academic calendars will be available at the latest at the beginning of the semester. You may use the schedules for previous semesters as a reference. Keep in mind that the future schedules might differ from those.

    Course schedules & academic calendars

  • Credits per course

    Semesters 1 & 2, autumn and spring

    In semesters 1 and 2 (autumn and spring) students may choose courses with the total worth of 9–18 Thai credits (bachelor level programs) or 6–12 Thai credits (master level program) per semester. Students of the Master program are also allowed to take Bachelor levels courses (including General Education courses) in order to get 18 Thai credits per semester.

    Summer semester

    During the summer semester, students can take courses worth 9 credits (bachelor level). The smaller amount of summer semester credits is due to summer semester lasting 2 months whereas the regular autumn and spring semesters last 4 months. Therefore, lectures which are organized once a week during the regular semester are organized twice a week during the summer semester. Most courses are worth 3 Thai credits.

    Read more about converting Thai credits.

  • Scholarship student status

    Asia Exchange students are admitted to study at Rangsit University under scholarship student status, which enables the discounted tuition fee. Because of this status, you are asked to do some voluntary tasks during the semester, for 42 hours in total. The tasks consist of e.g. teaching English, helping out at local organizations as well as contributing to the local life in other ways.

    These are the kinds of tasks that many students often wish to undertake anyway, and they offer the chance to integrate more deeply into the local community and gain intercultural skills from interacting with the locals. All in all, they make the study abroad period into a more whole-rounded experience.

    Since Asia Exchange students are already under scholarship student status, they cannot apply for RSU’s other scholarships.

  • Activities outside class

    Rangsit University organizes an activity package which is an essential part of the study abroad semester for all RSU students. The package costs 5000 THB (approximately 125 EUR) in total. Half of the fee is covered by Asia Exchange. You’ll pay for the other half (2500 THB) when you register for your classes on the first week. The package covers the following activities:

    • Orientation events
    • Cultural activities and RSU BUDDY program
    • One-day trip to Kanchanaburi Province
    • Homestay with a local family
    • Loy Krathong (lantern floating) festival on campus
    • RSU Rising Star talent contest

    If you’d like to learn more about Thai culture, you can enroll in a “Local Wisdom” class; there will be special class activities about traditional Thai dance/food/ceremonies.

    Check out our blog post about activities at and around Rangsit University campus!

  • Rangsit University Accreditation

    Highest category in the quality assurance audits conducted by the Ministry of Education and the Thai Office for National Education Standards and Quality Assessment (Public Organization). When established in 1986 as an answer to the shortage of higher education providers in Thailand, Rangsit University – or Rangsit college as it was known back then – had only two faculties and less than 500 students. After becoming a university in 1990, RSU has since grown rapidly. Today it has almost 30 000 students attending 94 undergraduate, 37 graduate and 9 Doctoral degree programs.

    RSU puts great emphasis on providing high-class education and continuously developing its curricula and teaching methods to best match the demands of the modern economic, technological and social climate. The university is fully accredited by the Thai Government’s Commission on Higher education, a part of the Ministry of Education. It is also rated in the highest category in the quality assurance audits conducted by the Ministry of Education and the Thai Office for National Education Standards and Quality Assessment.

    RSU constantly strives for internationalization by offering various international programs and building its global network that currently holds over 60 leading universities and institutions around the world. More than 500 international students from over 20 countries and several Western professors provide different cultural insights and perspectives on the teaching programs, as well as the campus life. RSU is also a member and the representative of the Asian Region of the University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC). Its core values include tolerance and understanding of different views and freedom of expression. RSU aims at creating a just and compassionate society based on equal opportunity for all.

  • Fees

    Tuition fee: 1890 EUR / semester

    Application fee: 75 EUR

    See what’s included in the fees.

    Upon arrival at RSU, students need to pay an activity fee of 2500 THB (approximately 65 EUR / 80 USD). The full activity fee is 5000 THB but Asia Exchange pays for the other half on students’ behalf.

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

    Benefits when applying via Asia Exchange

    • Confirmation within one week (within 10 days for students taking courses on Master’s level)
    • 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

    The university and its surrounding area offer plenty of accommodation options. There are several near-campus dorms available for international students. Both single and double rooms are available. Dorm accommodation must be booked in advance. If you wish to stay in downtown Bangkok, Rangsit University is accessible by public transport.

    Find out more about accommodation options near Rangsit University.

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Student visa

All international students must acquire a student visa to be able to study abroad in Thailand. Read more about student visa for Thailand.


Student testimonials

Coming soon! Our cooperation with Rangsit University started in late 2016, and therefore there are no testimonials from our students yet. See all testimonials for Bangkok here.

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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.

Applying to study abroad at Rangsit University

  • Applying to study abroad at Rangsit University is easy and quick. You only have to fill out and submit the online application form below with a few attachments.
  • If you wish, you can also apply for two semesters right away. You can study for two semesters at either Rangsit University or combine any two destinations, as long as the semesters don’t overlap. When you apply for two semesters, you get a 100 EUR / 120 USD discount on the tuition fee of the second semester.
  • Depending on the type of program you apply for, you’ll get a confirmation of your study placement already within 7-10 days. After this you can already start planning your study abroad period.
  • You’ll also get to download a comprehensive Asia Exchange Guide for your destination. This Guide contains lots of useful information and helpful tips for your study abroad semester.

You can find detailed application instructions below, including information about fees and cancellation. Below you can also find a link to the application form. Please read the instructions carefully before you apply.

  • Who can apply?

    Minimum requirements

    • A minimum age of 18 years
    • You have to be currently enrolled at an institution of higher education (university, university of applied sciences or similar)
    • You’re expected to have sufficient English skills (B2 level). You’re not required to take an official language test, however.

    See the additional requirements.

  • Required attachments
    • An official transcript of records in English (stamped by your home institution).
    • If you apply to take Master’s courses: a certificate of your completed undergraduate studies.
    • 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 from the link above. 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 within 7-10 days, depending on the type of program you apply to and starting from the day your application is complete with all the required documents:

    • Study abroad semester on Bachelor’s level: confirmation within a week.
    • Study abroad semester on Master’s level: confirmation within 10 days.

    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.


    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.


    You have the right to cancel your participation in the program 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] 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.

Rangsit 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.

Quick facts

 Semester duration:
4 months (semester 1 & 2)
2 months (summer semester)

Max. credits:
ca. 30 ECTS
ca. 15 ECTS (summer semester)

Tuition fee:
1890 EUR / semester

Application fee:
75 EUR

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

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