Learn about Prince of Songkla University and apply

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

Semester dates and application deadlines

2017

Semester 2 (Spring) Semester 1 (Autumn)
Semester dates  January 9 – May 15  August 15 – December 18
Orientation  January 4 – 5  August 7 – 10
Application deadline  –  April 30, 2017

2018

Semester 2 (Spring) Semester 1 (Autumn)*
Semester dates January 8 – May 13  August 13 – December 22
Orientation January 3 – 4  August 6 – 9
Application deadline October 15, 2017  April 30, 2018

All dates are still tentative

2019 (all dates still tentative)

Semester 2 (Spring) Semester 1 (Autumn)
Semester dates January 7 – May 13  TBA
Orientation January 2 – 3  TBA
Application deadline September 30, 2018  TBA

Key facts about Prince of Songkla University

Prince of Songkla University (PSU) in Phuket is a public, research-driven university that was founded in 1967. It was the first university in Southern Thailand, harnessed to raise the general education standards in the region and to support regional industry and development. Today, PSU is a modern and highly international university that takes pride in its origins as a patron of the local culture, education and environment.

Address

Prince of Songkla University, Phuket Campus
Faculty of Service Industries
80 Moo 1, Vichit Songkram Rd., Kathu
Phuket 83120
Thailand

University’s website

www.international.psu.ac.th

Contact person at Prince of Songkla University

Dr. Pornpisanu Promsivapallop

Studying at Prince of Songkla University

The international study semesters at Prince of Songkla University (PSU) have received overwhelmingly positive feedback from our students, both in terms of the quality of the classes and the suitability of Phuket as a study abroad destination. The courses cover topics from the fields of business, economics, administration, culture, tourism and languages. It is possible to earn up to 36 ECTS.

Prince of Songkla University is responsible for its curriculum, teaching and the transcripts of records. Exchange students participate in the same lectures with local degree students. Some of the courses also include cultural and business excursions. The teaching is conducted in English and many of the lecturers have foreign backgrounds.

  • Studies

    Choosing the courses

    The university contacts students approximately one month before the semester begins and asks about students’ preliminary course selections. It is possible to make adjustments to the course selections at the beginning of the semester.

    Course documents

    Find more information about the available courses by clicking on the links below.

    Course information for students
    Detailed course programs (ZIP-file)

    In the course documents you can find a six-digit course code (e.g. 817-404). The third last digit of the subject code refers to the level of the course: 1st year, 2nd year, 3rd year and 4th year.

    Attendance policy

    All of the courses have a 80 % attendance policy. This includes any e.g. excursions that are part of the course. Failing to adhere to the attendance requirements could lead to the cancellation of your student visa.

     

  • Credits

    Courses and credits

    Students can choose up to 6 courses per semester. Most exchange students choose 4 – 5 courses. The minimum number of courses that should be taken is 4.

    One completed course at PSU is worth 4 credits which most often translates into 5 – 6 ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits or 3 – 4 US credits. It’s possible to gain up to 35 ECTS points per semester depending on the course selections you make. Find out more under study credits.

  • Activities outside class

    Phuket is a good destination for anyone living abroad for the first time. The host university takes great care of its international students and organizes many extracurricular activities, such as home stays, Thai cooking classes, clean the beach boot camps, a night at the surf house, and so on. Taking part in the extracurricular activities is a great way to discover the island while getting to know other students.

    View the following PDF for descriptions of activities that have been organized during the previous semester. Please note that there are no guarantees that every type of activity will be organized each semester.

    Extracurricular activities in Phuket

    Your fees support our charity work

    As a part of our charity efforts we donate a part of each student’s tuition fee to Asia Center Foundation, a local organization supporting children’s education and living standards. Students have the chance to familiarize themselves with the organization’s activities during the semester and do volunteer work themselves. Read more about Asia Exchange’s charity work.

  • 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.

  • Prince of Songkla 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 University Network (AUN)
    • ASEAN-European University Network (ASEA UNINET)
    • Member of The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)

Student testimonials

Let the students speak!

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"Travel, grow and live in the moment"

Study hard, and learn as much as you can both culturally and academically! Always remember to make time for putting that cultural knowledge to use. Travel, grow and live in the moment. Nothing could be more important than all of these.

Lacey Cooper, USA

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"Asia keeps calling me back"

The world has an interesting way of dishing out great experiences to the ones who are passionate about their dreams and want to live up to them. Thanks to the International Office at my home university! Thanks to Tuomas and Harri at Asia Exchange for making this possible! Asia keeps calling me back!

Miia Muukkonen, Finland

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"Asia is the best choice for my future career"

The world changes fast. It’s estimated that up to 60 % of the world economy comes from developing countries. Even the leaders at the World Bank have encouraged students to educate themselves about Asia and the diverse cultures of the continent. Asia is the best choice for my future career and life.

Jukka Leino, Finland

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"The studies have surprised me in a very positive way"

The studies have surprised me in a very positive way. You often hear that people treat exchange semesters as holidays, and subsequently not much effort is put into studying. The quality of the teaching in Phuket is, albeit, very good and you have to attend 80 % of the classes – in accordance with the mandatory attendance policy. The students are regularly tested on what they have learnt, through various assignments and exams.

Meri-Tuulia Huurresalo, Finland

Barbora - Asia Exchange ambassador in Phuket

"Worth every cent"

The experience of studying in Thailand was worth every single cent. I recommend it to anyone who wants to experience a truly unique semester abroad packed with adventures.

Barbora, Czech Republic https://www.asiaexchange.org/blogs/barbora-in-phuket/

More testimonials on Facebook

 

Blogs from Phuket

Sincerely Judit

Judit is a 26-year old student writing about her exchange experience from Phuket in the fall semester of 2015. Her blog features beautiful photos and interesting stories about life in Thailand.

Check the blog

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.

Videos from Phuket

More student videos

Want to read more student experiences?

More blogs from Phuket

Student Interviews from Phuket

Study Abroad Reports from Phuket

Applying to Prince of Songkla University

Applying to study abroad at Prince of Songkla University is easy. Please read the application instructions carefully.

  • Who can apply

    Minimum requirements for participation

    • A minimum age of 18 years
    • A high school diploma or similar certificate. You are not required to be enrolled at an institution of higher education
    • 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), or if you are not currently enrolled at an institution of higher education, a copy of your high school diploma (or similar document) in English.
    • 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.
  • Application form & instructions

    Uploading and submitting the documents

    • Fill out the required attachments
    • Scan all the required attachments to your computer in PDF format
    • Fill out the online application form and submit it with the required attachments.

    Prince of Songkla 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 and official acceptance letter

    You will receive a confirmation of your study placement in 1 week. You will receive the official acceptance letter about 2 months before the semester starts. In your application, please indicate a permanent address so that the document can find you.

    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 be not 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

    The student is obliged to present a proof of their travel insurance upon request. See our recommended travel insurance providers.

Quick facts

 Duration:
4 months

Max. Credits:
ca. 36 ECTS

Tuition fee:
1990 EUR / semester

Application fee:
75 EUR

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Reasons to choose Prince of Songkla University

Both Phuket and Prince of Songkla University receive excellent feedback from our students semester after semester.

Interesting course offering in English and a wide range of extra-curricular activities organized by the host university.

Prince of Songkla University takes great care of its international students.

Phuket in our blog

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