Learn about Rangsit University and apply

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

Semester dates and application deadlines

2017

Semester 2 (spring) Semester 1 (autumn)
Semester dates   August 21 – Dec 22
Orientation  August 18
Application deadline   April 30, 2017

2018 (all dates still tentative)

Semester 2 (spring) Summer semester Semester 1 (autumn)
Semester dates January 15 – May 18 June 4  – August 3  August 20 – December 21
Orientation January 12  June 1  August 17
Application deadline September 30, 2017 February 28, 2018  April 30, 2018

2019 (all dates still tentative)

Semester 2 (spring) Summer semester Semester 1 (autumn)
Semester dates January 14 – May 17  TBA   TBA
Orientation January 11  TBA   TBA
Application deadline September 30, 2018  TBA   TBA

Key facts about Rangsit University

Rangsit University (RSU) has grown to be the leading private university in Thailand. The ideally located RSU offers a vast array of study programs in all academic levels with a global mindset. It is renowned for its excellence and international teaching standards. See what you can study at Rangsit University.

Address:

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

University’s website:

www.rsu.ac.th/international

Contact person at RSU:

Ms. Roongkan Nedtranon

Studying 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 communication, information technology, business, engineering and politics. The courses are taught in English. Check that the course is organized during your chosen semester. You may combine courses from different fields, as long as their schedules do not overlap.

You can join the programs for one or two semesters as an exchange student. You can also choose to complete a full Bachelor’s or Master’s degree at Rangsit University (see further below).

Exchange 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:

    Diplomacy and International Studies

    See the course descriptions for all courses. Note that only a few courses are offered per semester. Students who have been accepted to the Master program at RSU can also take Bachelor 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!

    International College’s Curriculum and Course Descriptions

    See the following document for brief course descriptions of most of the above programs. You may also choose courses under the label General Education in the document (p. 113 onwards).
    International College’s Curriculum and Course Descriptions (PDF)

    The brief descriptions of all the available programs 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) or 6–15 Thai credits (master level) per semester.

    Summer semester

    During the summer semester, students can take courses worth 9 credits (bachelor level) or 6 credits (master 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. 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.

  • Activities outside class

    Rangsit University organizes an activity package which is obligatory for all exchange students. The package costs 5000 THB (approximately 125 EUR) and you’ll pay for it 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

    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.

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Full degree at Rangsit University

You can opt for an entire Bachelor’s or Master’s degree at Rangsit University. Completing a degree at Rangsit University gives you an internationally recognized degree from an accredited university. With a Bachelor’s degree from the highly esteemed Rangsit University you can apply to pursue a Master’s degree at any university around the world or enter the job market right away. During your studies abroad you will also have the chance to greatly increase your language skills, network with people from all around the world and enhance your intercultural awareness, all of which will be priceless assets for your future life and career.

Degree student applicants are not required to complete an entrance exam, but may simply submit the application form on our website with the necessary documents. The processing time for applications is three to four weeks. Anyone with an upper secondary education can apply for the Bachelor’s degree studies. Students applying to the Master’s program need to have a Bachelor’s degree. A good command of English is required to successfully complete your studies.

Rangsit University offers both four-year Bachelor’s degrees and two-year Master’s degrees. At the moment, there are 6 international Bachelor’s degrees and 1 international Master degree available.

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Student visa

All international students, whether pursuing an exchange semester or a full degree, must acquire a student visa. 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.

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 Rangsit University

Applying to study abroad at Rangsit University is easy. You can apply for both an exchange semester or a full degree using the same application form. Depending on the type of program you’re interested in, your placement can be confirmed as quickly as within 1-4 weeks.

Please read the application instructions carefully.

  • Who can apply

    Minimum requirements

    • A minimum age of 18 years
    • Applicants for exchange semesters: currently enrolled at an institution of higher education (university, university of applied sciences or similar)
    • Applicants for Bachelor’s degree: graduated from high school (or equivalent)
    • Applicants for Master’s degree: completed Bachelor’s degree
    • All applicants are expected to have sufficient knowledge of English (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). If you are applying for a full Bachelor’s degree, please attach a high school certificate (or equivalent), or if you apply for a Master’s degree, a transcript of records / certificate of your 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.
    • If you apply for a full degree: A color photo. The picture should preferably be in JPEG-format.
  • Application instructions
    • Scan all the required attachments to your computer in PDF format.
    • Fill out the online application form below or here 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 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 1-4 weeks, depending on the type of program you apply to and starting from the day your application is complete with all the required documents:

    • Exchange semester on Bachelor’s level: confirmation within a week.
    • Exchange semester on Master’s level: confirmation within 10 days.
    • Full degree (Bachelor or Master): confirmation within 3-4 weeks.

    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 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.

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.

Quick facts

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

Max. credits:
ca. 30 ECTS

Tuition fee (exchange semester):
1890 EUR / semester

Tuition fee (full degree):
14 900-16 500 EUR

Application fee:
75 EUR

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Reasons to choose Rangsit University

Study at one of Thailand’s best and largest private universities.

High-quality degree programs with students from over 20 countries provide an excellent launch pad for your international career.

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