Converting Thai credits
Earning credits while studying abroad in Thailand
At Thai universities, completed studies and grades are measured in credits. The courses held at our Thai partner universities are worth 3 or 4 Thai credits per course.
At Kasetsart University and Siam University the courses are worth 3 credits with one credit equaling 15 hours of lectures. One completed course in most often converts to 5 ECTS credits or 3 US credits.
Number of courses
When considering the overall workload, students at Kasetsart University and Siam University should also remember to take into account independent studies, exercises, group works, business visits, preparing for quizzes and exams and the quizzes and exams themselves into account. Local students generally complete 5 – 6 courses per semester.
The conversion of Thai credits into ECTS is determined by the relationship between the scope of a local degree program measured in credits and the time it takes to complete it, set against the European standard attainment of 60 credits per academic year. According to this conversion method, the credits of the different universities are determined as follows:
130 (the scope of a degree in credits) / 4 (the duration of a degree in years) = 32,5 credits = local yearly standard attainment
Thereby, 60 ECTS (yearly standard attainment in Europe) / 32,5 credits (local yearly standard attainment) gives the coefficient 1,85. The number of local credits gained from an individual course (3) multiplied by 1,85 results in 5,5 ECTS.
More information about KU’s credit and grading system here.
135 (the scope of a Bachelor’s degree in credits) / 4 (the duration of a degree in years) = 33,75 credits = local yearly standard attainment
Thereby, 60 ECTS (yearly standard attainment in Europe) / 33,75 credits (local yearly standard attainment) gives the coefficient 1,77. The number of local credits gained from an individual course (3) multiplied by 1,77 results in 5,3 ECTS.
Read more about credits at Siam University (applies to both Bachelor and Master level studies).