All classes taught in Kasetsart University's International/English Language graduate degree programs (master's and doctoral levels) are taught in English. Some Thai programs offer classes in English that are open to international graduate students. List of Graduate Degree Programs open to International Students: https://www.grad.ku.ac.th/en/
International Program/English/Thai Programs
For more information click Academic Calendar and scroll to the appropriate program and semester.
The application deadline is approximately 3 months before the semester starts. Specific dates and deadlines for each semester are announced here
Applicants with the following qualifications are eligible to apply for admission to one of Kasetsart University master's or doctoral degree programs.
Admission requirements may vary for each program.
Admission requirements and eligibility of applicants are subject to Kasetsart University Regulations on Graduate Studies of The Graduate School, Kasetsart University.
For KU graduate studies admission information click the following link. For admissions information for your program, scroll to Applications, then select the appropriate Program, and then the correct Semester see: www.grad.ku.ac.th/en
The following are uniform minimum university requirements for admission:
Master's Degree Programs
Doctoral Degree Programs
For the Announcement on English Examination Result for Doctoral Degree Applicants, please click the following link: https://www.grad.ku.ac.th/
Specific Qualifications of Each Program
Requirements concerning specific examinations, documentation, and other qualifications are subject to the admission regulations of each program. For details, applicants should check the requirements of the program to which they are seeking admission. If you have individual questions, you may contact your academic advisor or the program director.
Regular Program (Thai and International /English Language Programs)
Special Programs (Thai and International /English Language Programs)
Please check the tuition and fees detail of each program from www.grad.ku.ac.th/en
The International Student Fee applies to any student who is not a Thai national
Tuition and the International Student Fee are subject to change.
Be sure to confirm the most recent Tuition and International Student Fee at The Graduate School General Information page; under the Application menu, scroll to Tuition and Fees and then select the appropriate Program: www.grad.ku.ac.th/en
Following are lists of documents needed to complete application process. Details regarding “how to apply" follow below.
Master's degree applicants
Doctoral degree applicants
Scanned copies of original official documents may be submitted electronically as part of the online admission process; however, you should bring original certified documents with you to KU, which you may be required to submit before registering as a new graduate student.
All documents must be in English. If documents submitted for admission are not in English, the applicant should submit the original foreign language document together with a certified translated version of the document, provided by the applicant's university or by governmental agencies.
The admission process and documentation required varies. Contact the academic advisor or program director of the Special Program directly, or contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
You will be informed by email or you may check the status yourself via The Graduate School's Website
Admission process and decision by your program
After you submit your application, The Graduate School will contact you via email if you submitted an incomplete Online Application Form or have not submitted all of the required documents.
Be sure to consistently monitor the same email address you provide on your Application. The Graduate School will only use that email address.
Once your admission file is complete, The Graduate School will send your Application Form and required documents to the program director of the program you are seeking admission.
The next steps of the admission process implemented by your program vary. Applicants may be required to undergo one or more of the following (in-person or online):
Applicants should check the precise procedures and dates with the appropriate program. Check the program's websites or contact the academic advisor or program director.
The Graduate School staff inform you by email when the admission decisions has been made.
Or, you may check your application status online; under the Applications menu, scroll to Regular Program and select the applicable program and then Applicant's status: www.grad.ku.ac.th/en
Applicants who are accepted will receive a digital copy of the Letter of Acceptance (LOA) by email from The Graduate School Electronic, scanned Letter of Acceptance
Official original Letter of Acceptance
After receiving the official Letter of Admission (LOA) from KU, admitted students should apply at the Royal Thai Embassy/Consulate in their home country (or place of residence) for a Non-Immigrant ED Visa, which is needed to enter Thailand.
Information about the ED Visa process and the location of the Royal Thai Embassy/Consulate in each country is available here: http://www.thaiembassy.org/main/
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 for one year.
Re-entry Permit Fee
The re-entry permit 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 several weeks before you arrive in Thailand. For more information, see:
You can find general information at: Dormitories
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: email@example.com
Below is a list of the estimated expenditures students may incur during their stay in Thailand. These amounts vary, depending on personal needs and lifestyle. This example excludes non-essentials (such as entertainment and tours) and one-time purchases (such as computers, electronic/communication devices, and international airfare).
|Housing||THB 6,000 - THB 10,000 per month|
|Electricity & Water||THB 800 - THB 2,000 per month|
|Food & Groceries||THB 5,000 - THB 8,000 per month|
|Books||THB 1,000 - THB 3,000 per month|
|Transportation||THB 500 - THB 1,000 per month|
Actual costs depend on type of residence and amenities. Actual rental depends on whether you share the residence or whether utilities are included in the rent.
Suggested Allowance to Get Settled
Regardless if you are a scholarship recipient or a self-funding student, you will need to have access to at least 30,000 THB for your first month's living cost.
Even if you are a funded scholar, the scholarship stipend might not be available to you when you first arrive; indeed, funds may not be available until one or two months after the semester begins. So, we recommend you prepare in advance and bring with you sufficient money to cover your own initial settlement costs.
Overall, students are responsible for the cost of their books, meals, accommodations, medical insurance and medical costs, transportation, and any other personal or miscellaneous expenses.
International students must have health and travel insurance covering them from the time they leave home and continuing for the duration of their stay in Thailand. If an international student does not have sufficient health insurance coverage in Thailand under a policy issued in their home country, the student must buy a health and medical insurance plan.
Kasetsart University has made arrangements with an Aetna, an international insurance company. This approved health and medical insurance plan costs 8,500 THB/year. Payment should be made to the designated bank account.
For more information or to enroll, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information contact the ISC Office or see: https://sites.google.com/ku.th/isc/health-insurance-visa?authuser=0
** If you do not have the health insurance, you will risk paying a lot of money in case of accident or sickness. **
New international students must get a medical checkup certificate in English approved by a doctor before coming to Thailand. This certification is mandatory, certifying that the entering student does not have any communicable or infectious diseases, illnesses, or disabilities that will hinder their studies.
You will need this document in order to register as a new graduate student at KU.
New students are advised to arrive in Thailand at least two weeks before the semester starts. Before the semester starts, you need to complete the following steps to enroll and register for courses:
Step 1. Create your Nontri Account for WiFi/Internet Access and establish your official KU-Google email address
Register for your Nontri-Account by providing the required information at https://accounts.ku.ac.th/private/login
Step 2. Complete the New Graduate Student Information and Registration Online Form
Step 3. Print Bill Payment Form
You will need to find the appropriate Bill Payment Form online, then download and print it.
First, determine the date when your Bill Payment Form will be available:
Make payment at a designated bank:
Step 4. Registration for Courses
4.0 Confirm your Study Plan with your Advisor before Registering for Courses
Visit your Faculty/Department office and make an appointment with your academic advisor or the program coordinator of your degree program to obtain a Course List and to confirm your Study Plan.
Once your Study Plan is approved, prepare to register for courses online.
4.1 Register for Courses on the Dates Specified
The registration date and time will be pre-scheduled for each student.
You may register for courses only on the dates specified by The Graduate School Academic Calendar, here: https://www.grad.ku.ac.th/en/academic-calendars/
For Special Programs, contact your academic advisor or the program coordinator directly.
Please note that late registration and/or late payment fines may be charged to students who register for courses and/or payment for tuition and fee later than the deadlines specified in an academic calendar.
4.2 Use the Appropriate Online Course Registration system
Use the correct online system to register for your courses
4.3 The Registration Process
4.4 Add/Drop Courses
You may later Add or Drop courses using the online system
If you are not able to complete the Add/Drop process online, you may submit KU3 Form with GS 01.
Students will approximately receive their student ID cards by two weeks counting form New Graduate Student Information Form completion. Students must come in-person to The Graduate School Building, Floor 2, Educational Service Section, to receive their KU Graduate Student ID Card.
Orientation welcomes and provides important information to new foreign students. The information is especially relevant to any international student who is enrolling for the first time in one of KU's degree programs (Bachelor's, Master's, or Doctoral) or is a Visiting Student or Exchange Student (one year or one semester).
International Studies Center (ISC) explains KU's course registration and payment system, and Thailand's Education Visa (ED Visa) regulations and procedures (Visa extension, 90 Day Reporting, etc.).
ISC staff and guest speakers review KU's academic calendar, forthcoming student activities, and introduce students to cultural norms unique to Thailand.
Usually, the Orientation program begins in the morning and is followed by a tour of campus with stops at important venues (Main Library, sports and fitness areas, etc.).
Orientation customarily occurs in the week prior to the first day of classes, according to the International Programs Academic Calendar.
Study hard in the courses in which you are enrolled, but also try to participate in student activities. There are many student clubs and organizations on KU campus and International Students are welcomed to join.
Students enrolled in graduate diploma programs, higher graduate diploma programs, master's degree programs, or doctoral degree programs are to acquire a GPA of not less than 3.00 points from 4.00 points or equivalent in order to qualify for a successful graduation. A GPA for undergraduate subjects as requested for fundamental graduate studies is to be not less than 2.50 points.
Register to Attend Your Commencement Ceremony
When your graduation has been approved, you can visit the Office of Educational Administration, Kasetsart University or your faculty's website to register for the Commencement Ceremony.
You may visit One-Stop Student Services, Office of Educational Administration at KU, to get your degree diploma one week after the commencement ceremonies.
Regarding the Application Process, contact
Educational Service Section, The Graduate School (GS),
Floor 2, The Graduate School Building
Tel: +66 2942 8445-50 # 226,
Email: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Regarding your course selection, class schedule, study plan, or classroom studies, contact your academic advisor or the program director/coordinator of your program
Regarding accommodations and student activities, contact
International Studies Center (ISC), Office of Educational Administration,
Floor 6, Rapee Sagarik Building
Tel: +66 2562 0985