Undergraduate Degree Programs

 

Admission Process

 

Degree Programs and Study Plans

All classes in KU's International/English Language degree programs (Bachelors, Masters, Doctoral levels) are taught in English. The majority of programs at KU are taught in Thai. Some KU Faculty Departments offer occasional classes in English, for example, Architecture, Environmental Studies.
List of KU's International/English Language degree programs: Programs in English


Academic Calendar

The international program academic calendar consists of two main semesters and a summer session:

  • Semester 1 August – December
  • Semester 2 January – May
  • Summer June – July

You can find more information by clicking Academic Calendar

 

Deadline Application

The application deadline is approximately 3 months before the semester of study starts. Specific deadlines dates will be announced later.


Check Qualifications

Persons with the following qualifications are eligible to apply for admission to one of Kasetsart University's international programs. Each Faculty or degree program may have higher admission requirements. The following minimum requirements are:

  1. Applicants to a bachelor's degree program must have completed High School (or equivalent).
  2. Applicants who are not native-English speakers or did not graduate from an English-language program must provide proof of English competency (IELTS overall score at least 5.0 or TOEFL equivalent).

Remarks regarding qualifications:
Other qualifications are subject to the admission standards and consideration of the Faculty/Department to which the Applicant seeks admission. Please ask for further information regarding the qualifications or conditions directly from that Faculty/Department or contact International Studies Center (ISC) staff by e-mail: ku.oip@ku.ac.th

 

Additional Qualifications

  1. Applicants must be free from infectious diseases or other disabilities or illnesses that can hinder their study.
  2. Applicants must provide proof of their capacity to pay all expenses they may incur for the duration of their studies in Thailand.
  3. Applicants must have a record free of any misconduct and must be of good character and demonstrate good manners. They must certify to Kasetsart University that they will be attentive, make fullest use of their capability in their studies, and strictly conform to rules and regulations of the Faculty, Kasetsart University, and the Kingdom of Thailand.
  4. If the Applicant provides false credentials or fails to meet any of the conditions listed above, the applicant will have his or her admission declined; or if already admitted, his or her student status may be nullified.

Required Admission Documents

  1. Completed application form (attach one passport photo).
  2. Scanned copy of passport (valid, at least 6 months before passport expires).
  3. Proof of English Competency Test scores (TOEFL or IELTS). Test scores must be recent, within 2 years.
  4. Official Academic Transcript, or other equivalent proof of academic record, certificates, or diplomas.
  5. SAT scores (Scholastic Assessment Test). Required if you are applying to any program related to math-science, engineering, agro-industry.
  6. Your personal motivation letter, discussing why you wish to attend the degree program to which you seek admission.
  7. Recommendation letters (3 references by persons from your home institution).

Remarks regarding required documentation:

All documents must be in English; or attach an official certified English translation.


Tuition and International Student Fees

  1. Tuition Fee(s): approximately 60,000 – 90,000 Thai Baht per semester, depending on the program.
  2. International Student Fee: 10,000 Thai Baht per semester

Remark:
Tuition and international student fees are subject to change. You can confirm the tuition fee(s) via email: ku.oip@ku.ac.th


How to Apply

  1. Fill out the application form and prepare all required documents.
  2. Scan the completed application form and all required documents, and send them by email to International Studies Center: ku.oip@ku.ac.th

The application deadline is approximately 3 months before the semester of study starts. Specific deadlines dates will be announced later.

Dates are subject to changes. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.

 

Download the Application Form from: https://sites.google.com/ku.th/isc/download-forms


After you have completed the application, you should regularly check your email (same email address you provide on your application) for important updates from International Studies Center (ISC). After you have applied, ISC will contact you via email if you have submitted an incomplete application with missing required documents.
If you wish to update your application contact details or have any questions about your application, please email: ku.oip@ku.ac.th

 

Application Decision

The Faculty / Degree Program will inform ISC of its decision. ISC will inform the applicant of the admission result and send the applicant a digital copy of the Letter of Acceptance (LOA) by e-mail. The original LOA will be sent to the applicant by airmail or other form of international post.

 

Issuing the Letter of Acceptance (LOA) with certification to facilitate the applicant's Education Visa application process

ISC will issue an official Letter of Acceptance (LOA) and prepare a letter addressed to the appropriate Thai Embassy / Consulate.

  • Applicant will need the LOA to request a Non-Immigrant ED VISA (Student VISA) from a Thai Embassy / Consulate.
  • Most Thai Embassies / Consulates require the original LOA; some will accept a digital/scanned copy.

Processing Visa before entering Thailand

After receiving the official Letter of Admission from KU, you should apply at the Royal Thai Embassy or Consulate in your country for a Non-Immigrant ED (Education) Visa in order to enter Thailand.
Information about the visa process and the location of the Royal Thai Embassy or Consulate in each country is available here: http://www.thaiembassy.org

 

Validity of a Visa

  • Single entry: 90 days
  • Multiple entries: one year
 

Period of Stay

All incoming students who receive the Non-Immigrant ED-Visa may stay in Thailand for a period not exceeding 90 days from the date of the first entry.
During this 90 day period, if students wish to leave and re-enter Thailand but have only a single-entry visa, the student must apply for a re-entry permit (single or multiple) at the Immigration Bureau (or at the Immigration Office at the International Airport) before they depart. If a student leaves the country without applying for a re-entry permit, the original permission to stay for 90 days will be terminated immediately.

 

Re-entry Permit Fee

  • Single re-entry permit: 1,000 THB fee
  • Multiple re-entry permit: 3,800 THB fee
 

Remark:
The permit fee is subject to change by Immigration Bureau policies.


Accommodation Options

You should book your accommodation before you arrive in Thailand. Kasetsart University does offer on-campus and off-campus dormitories. The list can be found on these sites.

You can find more information from Dormitories

There are also many private residential housing opportunities located within a short walking / BTS Sky Train commuting distance from campus.

For information about accommodations, you may email ISC: ku.oip@ku.ac.th

 

Cost of Living

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 and major items such as shopping, entertainment, computers, electronic/communication devices, international airfare and domestic travel plans, etc.

 
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

Notes:
Actual costs depend on type of residence, type of room and living style. Actual rental depends on whether there is room sharing and whether utilities are included in the rent.

 

Health Insurance Information

You should book your accommodation before you arrive in Thailand. Kasetsart University does offer on-campus and off-campus dormitories. The list can be found on these sites.

You can find more information from Dormitories

There are also many private residential housing opportunities located within a short walking / BTS Sky Train commuting distance from campus.

For information about accommodations, you may email ISC: ku.oip@ku.ac.th

 

Medical Certificate

Please prepare a medical checkup certificate approved by your doctor before coming to the Thailand or Kasetsart University. Certification is needed showing that applicants are free from infectious diseases or other illnesses or disabilities that can hinder their studies.


   

Before the semester starts

 

You are advised to arrival in Thailand at least 3 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 registration as a new student, making a KU Student ID card, obtaining a WIFI account (Nontri Account) for internet access on KU campus, and paying tuition fees.


Undergraduate Student Uniform

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.

KU

Map to Kasetsart University Co-operative


Before completing the New Student Registration online, you will need an official KU Student Photo File (this photo will be used on your ID Card and will appear on other important, official KU documents).

 

How to get a KU Student Photo File and How to make a KU Student ID Card

You need to get a KU Student Photo File. You need this to complete the New Student Registration and to make a KU Student ID Card:

  1. Go take a picture at the Photo Service Center. (You can go to any Photo Service Center convenient to you; the nearby shop we recommend is Master, located off-campus, opposite Ngamwongwan Gate 1)
  2. You must wear your KU Student Uniform for this photo.
  3. Show the photo specifications (details below) to the staff; they will provide you with the correct file of the photo. Cost is around 150-200 THB depending on the shop (only the photo file is required; additional services are up to you).
  4. Bring the photo file to upload as part of the New Student Registration process: https://isea.ku.ac.th/STDWeb/ (Step 1 of the New Student Registration - below)
  5. When the KU Student ID card is ready ISC, will inform you when and where to pick it. You must show your original passport when you pick it up. If you do not pick the KU Student ID card at the mentioned time, you need to re-process and pay for the KU Student ID card fee again.

Note:

  • You will not be able to get your KU Student ID Card immediately even you already uploaded your student photo file through New Student Registration website. Normally, you have to wait about one month to process the Student ID Card.
  • The KU Student ID card is also an ATM (debit) card with Siam Commercial Bank (SCB Bank). When you pick up your KU Student ID Card you will get a savings bank account in your name at the same time. SCB Bank will issue a PIN when you receive your card. Thus, the KU Student ID Card can be used to withdraw and transfer funds through an ATMs or can be used at many shops instead of cash.
 

Photo requirements for making a Student Photo File and to create the KU Student ID Card

  • Photo size 500 X 631 Pixels
  • Resolution 72 to 300 Pixels / inch
  • File size not less than 100 KB
  • Gray background, Code colour: #a8adad or cmyk = c3 m0 y0 k32
  • Filename .jpg
 

Other requirements

  • Hairline at the top of the head, except the image edge 36 Pixels
  • Length of the face from the hair on the head to the chin is approximately 475 Pixels
  • From chin down to the lower edge of the picture approximately 120 Pixels
  • Please wear school uniform (top button fastened)
  • Polite hairstyle
  • Do not wear glasses and accessories
 

Registration of new students

Each new student must register as a KU Student. You can register your personal data online following these 8 steps: https://isea.ku.ac.th/STDWeb/faces/std/std_t08_01.jsf

Step 1. : General Information and upload your KU Student Photo File
Step 2. : Educational History
Step 3. : Permanent Address
Step 4. : Other Information, if any
Step 5. : Upload the following required document files:

  • Pledge/Consent Form (ISC will provide it to students)
  • An official transcript issued by the institution you graduated from, must be a complete, official record showing all courses you have taken (with credits earned and grade) in each academic semester, and date of graduation (if relevant).
  • Passport (first page with your photo and ID information)

Step 6. : SKIP - International Students should not complete 6
Step 7. : Complete the information requested; this will create your Nontri Account used for WiFi internet access on KU campus
Step 8. : To pay tuition fees, click and log in by your Nontri Account (you created this Step 7). There you will see the QR code payment with the amount of tuition fees you owe. Payment can only be paid electronically using this Thai Bank online application.


Attend an orientation

Orientation welcomes and provides important information the new foreign 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). International Studies Center (ISC) explains KU's course registration and payment system, Thailand's Education 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.


Registration for Courses

How to register for the courses you will take at KU

  1. Visit your Faculty/Department office and make an appointment with your Advisor or Director of your degree program to obtain a course list and to confirm your Study Plan.
  2. Once your Study Plan is approved, register of courses online: https://my.ku.th/

Notes:

  1. The registration date and time will be pre-scheduled for each student. Find your registration date and time in the academic calendar, using this website: https://registrar.ku.ac.th/
  2. Minimum 9 credits / Maximum 22 credits per semester:
  3. If you are not able to complete courses registration online, you may instead register using a paper form, register using KU1 Form.
    • KU1 Form must be signed by the instructor of each course and by your advisor
    • Once you have the correct signatures, bring your KU1 Form with proof of tuition payment and submit them at the International Studies Center Office.
  4. If you wish, later you can Add or Drop Courses using the online system. If you are not able to complete Add/Drop online, you may submit KU3 Form.
    • KU3 Add/Drop Form must be signed by the instructor of each course and by your advisor.

Once you have the correct signatures, submit your KU3 Form at the International Studies Center Office.


 

Throughout Your Term of Study

 

Study hard in the courses you are enrolled, per your schedule of classes and try to participate in student activities on campus.


 

Planning to Graduate – Check to ensure Completed of Degree Requirements

 

Be sure that all your coursework and exams have been completed and received by your instructors.

  • Use the Office of Educational Administration's website (https://registrar.ku.ac.th/onlinedoc/) to request your official transcript of records and complete the educational request form.
  • When these two documents are ready, you can submit the documents to your Department Head or Degree Program Coordinator.
  • Be sure that you have completed all the degree requirements (courses completed) and satisfied the required GPA.

Settle all outstanding balances on your KU Student Account by checking the Education Records System

Surrender your Student ED Visa for cancellation within 7 days of the date of cessation or termination of your studies. You can surrender your Student's Visa at the Thailand Immigration Bureau by contacting ISC and requesting the Visa cancellation letter.

Please note this does not automatically add you to the commencement registration.


Register to attend Your Commencement Ceremony

When your graduation has been approved, you can visit the Office of Educational Administration, Kasetsart University or the Faculty's website to register for the Commencement Ceremony. https://jobsurvey.ku.ac.th/main/

  • The mandatory rehearsal schedule will be announced later. Be sure to follow your Faculty's webpages or the Office of Educational Administration's website to know the dates for rehearsal and the final commencement date for your Faculty.

If you prefer not to attend the graduation ceremony

You may visit One-Stop Student Services, Office of Educational Administration at KU to get your degree diploma one week after Commencement Ceremony. Be sure to show/bring your original passport. If you cannot pick the diploma in person, you may entrust another person by giving them a “power of attorney letter" with a copy of your passport, which they may take to the Office of Educational Administration. Note that the entrusted person also must show their original passport or original Thai citizen ID.


Transcript of records

Unofficial transcript of records

  • You can print your provisional transcript from https://stdregis.ku.ac.th/Login.php on your own while you still have access to KU system.
  • Undergraduate students may only receive their official transcript of records electronically in a PDF format. Be advised, there is no hard copy of the transcript of records; KU will issue the e-transcript via:

https://docs.google.com/forms

The e-transcript will be sent to your personal email address. Please ensure your personal email address is updated.


 

In case of any problem and if you have a question

 

In case of any problem

  • If students have any problem regarding your course study, please contact your advisor or your program coordinator. About daily life, consult your advisor or International Studies Center (ISC).
 

International Studies Center (ISC)

at Floor 6, Rapee Sagarik Building
Tel: +662 562 0985
Email: ku.oip@ku.ac.th
Website: sites.google.com/ku.th/isc
Facebook: facebook.com/isc.ku