KU offers non-degree classes in a wide variety of disciplines to visiting international students. Students may visit for one semester, one year, one summer session, or for a specially arranged short module. The non-degree programs include:
Exceptions: Faculty of Engineering in Aerospace Engineering and Business Administration program follow the regular Thai programs calendar
You can find more information by clicking Academic Calendar
The application deadline is approximately 3 months before the date studies begin. Specific deadlines dates will be announced later.
*Admission for internships, training and research programs may be done all year round, according to the dates established by the sponsoring Faculty/Department.
An international student comes to KU from either an affiliated Partner University or as a visiting student from an unaffiliated institution
* Students from Partner University
The governing Partnership Agreement may be limited to the academic program and courses offered at a specific Faculty/Department at KU. Students may petition for special permission to take classes in another Faculty/Department, in which case additional fees may be required.
* Students from Non-Partner Institution / KU Student Exchange Program (KUSEP)
Many Visiting Students from non-partner institutions come to KU under special arrangements, such as the programs arranged by Asia Exchange. Asia Exchange students should contact Asia Exchange directly for details. (See https://asiaexchange.org)
Visiting Students from non-partner institutions are warmly welcomed to apply directly and may seek individual admission under our KU Student Exchange Program (KUSEP).
* All of the documents must be in English and need to be certified copies of the originals. Documents that are not in English must be accompanied by certified English translations.
* Official Transcripts issued by the institution from which you graduated must be a complete version detailing all courses and final grades with details including the academic semester and dates when credits, or graduation, occurred.
* If your degree certificate does not clearly state the name and the level of your degree, you will need a certifying letter from your university to confirm that your degree is equivalent to a Bachelor's or Master's degree.
* You must submit the completed application with required documentation at least 3 months before the semester starts.
For more information: https://iad.intaff.ku.ac.th/portal/webinter/doc_require.php
Tuition fees and study expenses vary depending on the program. Find more information from...
Tuition and fees are often waived for a student from our Partner Institution or University [Go to Website] based on a written agreement. Please contact the Study Abroad or International Affairs Office at your home university for more details.
If you have submitted an incomplete application with missing required documents, IAD will contact you via email.
If you need to update your application contact details or have any questions about your application, please email: email@example.com
IAD will issue you an official Letter of Acceptance (LOA) and a Visa Facilitation Letter addressed to the Thai Embassy/Consulate where you will apply for the Thai Education Visa (ED Visa). It is important that you precisely identify the Thai Embassy/Consulate as part of your online application hereNOTE:
After receiving the official Letter of Admission from KU, you should apply at the Royal Thai Embassy or Consulate in your country (or place of residence) for a Non-Immigrant ED Visa (ED Visa) in order to enter Thailand.
You are not permitted to pursue studies at Kasetsart University if you only possess a Tourist Visa, or any other type of visa.
Information about the visa process and the location of the Royal Thai Embassy or Consulate in each country is available here
Depending on the decision of the issuing Embassy/Consulate, incoming students may initially receive a Non-Immigrant ED Visa for a period not exceeding 90 days from the date of the first entry; some students may be issued an ED Visa that covers the entire duration of their studies.
Re-entry Permit Fee
Fees are subject to change by Immigration Bureau policies.
Kasetsart University offers on-campus and off-campus dormitories. If you plan to stay on campus in one of KU's dormitories, you should book your accommodation before you arrive in Thailand. For more information, see:
There are also many private residential housing opportunities, with a wide range of prices and amenities, located within commuting distance from campus . . . a short walk or 15-20 minute commute via the BTS Sky Train (Station Kasetsart University). You may book an apartment before you arrive in Thailand or you may choose to arrive a few days early and stay in a hotel or hostel while you search for your accommodations. In any case, there are many choices and international student generally have no difficulty in finding suitable accommodations. In all cases, International Studies Center (ISC) is glad to assist you.
For information about accommodations, email ISC: firstname.lastname@example.org
International students must have health, medical, and accident insurance covering them for the duration of their study period. If an international student does not have sufficient health insurance coverage from their home country, the student must buy a health and medical insurance plan.
You should seek coverage from the time you depart your home until the time you complete your studies at KU and depart Thailand. You can find information here or contact ISC Office upon arrival.
The KU approved health plan provided by AETNA costs 8,500 THB/year. Payment must be made to the designated bank account. For more information email: email@example.com
** If you do not have the health insurance, you will risk paying a lot of money in case of accident or sickness; KU is not liable. **
You are advised to arrival in Thailand at least 2 weeks before the semester start. Please visit International Studies Center (ISC) at Floor 6, Rapee Sagarik Building, and show your letter of acceptance (LOA), Official Transcript or diploma and medical checkup certificate. ISC staff will advise and assist you with:
Exchange undergraduate students are required to wear the KU Uniform during class, examinations, and to all official events and university sponsored activities. You are requested to wear the KU Uniform starting with Orientation, so students should plan to arrive in advance and purchase the uniform before Orientation Day.
School uniforms are sold at the Kasetsart University Co-operative.
Map to Kasetsart University Co-operative
Each new international student must register as a KU Student.
You can register your personal data online following these 5 steps:
Step 1. : General Information
Step 2. : Educational History
Step 3. : Permanent Address
Step 4. : Other Information, if any
Step 5. : Complete the information requested; this will create your Nontri Account used for WiFi internet access on KU campus
Making a KU Student ID Card at the Office of Educational Administration. Contact ISC for assistance.
Orientation welcomes and provides important information to new students. The information is important to any who are enrolling for the first time in one of KU's full-term degree programs (Bachelor, Masters, or PhD) or as a Visiting Student or Exchange Student (one year or one semester).
Once you have the correct signatures, submit your KU3 Form at the International Studies Center Office. (Floor 6, Rapee Sagarik Building)
Study hard in the courses you are enrolled, per your schedule of classes and try to participate in student activities on campus. Many student clubs are open to International Students.
Be sure that all your coursework and exams have been completed and received by your Instructors.
The e-transcript will be sent to your personal email address. Please ensure your personal email address is updated.
Regarding the Application Process. Contact the International Affairs Division Office (IAD).
International Affairs Division (IAD), Office of the President
Floor 10, Golden Jubilee Administration and Information Center
Tel: +66 2942 8858,+66 2942 8171-2, +66 2942 8683
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Regarding your course selection, class schedule, study plan, or classroom studies. Contact your Advisor or Program Director/Coordinator, as specified in your LOA
Regarding daily life, accommodations, and student activities. Consult your Advisor or Contact International Studies Center (ISC)
International Studies Center (ISC), Office of Educational Administration
Floor 6, Rapee Sagarik Building
Tel: +66 2562 0985