Thammasat University

 

Location of University: 2 Prachan Rd., Bangkok 10200, THAILAND

Language of Instruction: English and Thai

University Website: http://www.tu.ac.th/eng/

International Office Website: http://interaffairs.tu.ac.th/

Website of specific departments and course descriptions:http://interaffairs.tu.ac.th/inter-program.html

 

University Profile:

 

Thammasat University, the second oldest university in Thailand, is one of the leading higher education and research institutions of the country. Established in 1934, the university was originally named "The University of Moral Science and Politics", offering academic programs in Law and Politics. Over the 77 years, Thammasat University has evolved from being an open university for Law and Politics to the most prestigious international university by offering all levels of academic degrees across a broad spectrum of fields and disciplines, including Economics and Business Administration . The university's alumni have included Prime Ministers, ministers, leading politicians, government figures, Bank of Thailand governors and City governors, and many noblemen of the country.

 

There are four campuses at Thammasat University. Currently, the Rangsit Campus holds all of the Thai program's undergraduate courses and the science and technology graduate courses. It is the largest campus in the region, located in the Pathumthani Province. The graduate programs in social sciences, international programs and special programs are taught at the Tha Pra Chan Campus, which is located in a historical area of Bangkok, next to the national museum and five minutes walking distance to the Grand Palace. There are also two additional regional campuses in Pattaya and Lampang. While most exchange students end up taking courses at the Tha Pra Chan Campus, some courses are offered at the other campuses, therefore students should allow a two hour travel time between campuses.

 

Academic Divisions:

 

*Please note that not all Faculties offer courses in English. See Language Notes below.

 

Social Science and Humanities

  • Faculty of Commerce and Accountancy
  • Faculty of Economics
  • Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts
  • Faculty of Journalism and Mass Communication
  • Faculty of Law
  • Faculty of Liberal Arts
  • Faculty of Political Science
  • Faculty of Social Administration
  • Faculty of Sociology and Anthropology
  • College of Interdisciplinary Studies
  • College of Innovation
  • Graduate Volunteer Center
  • Language Institute
  • Pridi Banomyong International College

 

Science and Technology

  • Faculty of Architecture and Planning
  • Faculty of Engineering
  • Faculty of Science and Technology
  • Sirindhorn International Institute of Technology

 

Health Sciences

  • Faculty of Allied Health Sciences
  • Faculty of Dentistry
  • Faculty of Medicine
  • Faculty of Nursing
  • Faculty of Public Health

 

Language Notes

 

As of Fall 2013, there are six areas of undergraduate degree programs that offer courses in English: Business Administration (Tha Pra Chan Campus), Economics Program (Tha Pra Chan Campus), Business English Communication (Rangsit Campus), Journalism and Mass Communication Program (Rangsit Campus), Political Sciences Program in Politics and International Relations (Tha Pra Chan Campus), and Thai Studies (Tha Pra Chan Campus). Visit http://interaffairs.tu.ac.th/inter-program.html for more information about the specific programs. Thammasat University does not offer any preparatory language courses for incoming students.

 

Room and Board

 

The Thammasat University dorm is located off-campus so it is recommended that exchange students stay at private apartments near the university. Housing tours are provided during orientation week to assist students with finding semester-long accommodations to their liking.

 

For more information about recommended housing, please visit:

http://interaffairs.tu.ac.th/international-student/pre-arrival_handbook.pdf

 

Exchange Dates

 

Western Semester System

 

Semester 1: August - December

Semester 2: January - May

Summer: June-July

 

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