GAP YEAR BANGKOK
Study Abroad in Bangkok at the University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce for 1 or 2 Semesters
Experience student life in vibrant Bangkok in the oldest private higher education institution in Thailand! Live and study for one or two semesters in Business Administration or Accounting in a university which delivers high-quality world class business education for students from over 40 countries. It is easy to apply, and you will get a confirmation of your study placement even as soon as in one day. Applicants will get a limited 100 EUR discount from the tuition fee due to the novelty of the program.
Be quick! For this program we only have a limited availability.
You may apply for semesters in the upcoming years already.
*) All dates still tentative
- Study at university which combines academic theory and business experience
- Expand your knowledge and skills in a variety of fields
- Gain international experience in one of Asia’s most thrilling cities and explore Thailand in your free time
- Improve your English, creative thinking, and intercultural communication skills
- Enjoy a great selection of free time activities Bangkok has to offer
STUDYING IN THE UNIVERSITY OF THE THAI CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Studying in the University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce (UTCC) develops your global mindset which is needed for future business employees and entrepreneurs! Due to a strong network with ASEAN companies, practical business knowledge meets academic theories in lectures given by experienced teachers. Develop a solid ground for your career in the only university that collaborates directly with a national Chamber of Commerce. On your free time you have the possibility to explore the vibrating city of Bangkok with various attractions to visit and enjoy. All courses in offered programs are taught in English.
The University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce International Program is for you, if
- You have recently finished high school and aiming for an international career
- You want to challenge yourself academically and expand your knowledge in Business
- You want to improve your English and intercultural communication skills
- You want to get to know people from all over the world
- You want to explore the dynamic city of Bangkok in your free time
- You want to have a unique opportunity to experience the Thai Community lifestyle
Both spring and autumn semester have a minimum length of fifteen weeks each, excluding the examination period.
You can select 3-6 courses per semester from any program mentioned below. It is also possible to combine courses from different programs. The courses are held together with local students and taught in English.
You will select your final selection of courses before your semester. Adding and dropping courses is possible within the first three weeks of a semester with a written approval from student’s advisor and must be done officially at the Registration office. Please note that courses from different faculties may be organized at the same time.
The University of Thai Chamber of Commerce reserves the right to change the course selection without prior notice.
Bachelor’s level courses
Q: What kind of costs are there regarding study materials?
A: Books are included in tuition fees.
Q: What is the required minimum attendance?
A: Students must attend 80 % of the classes.
Q: Can I study Thai language?
A: Yes, there is a Thai language and culture course offered for gap year students each semester.
Q: Will I wear a school uniform?
A: Yes, all undergraduate students in Thailand must wear students’ uniform on campus and when attending official University events. The uniform, a UTCC belt and a pin can be purchased from the ISM Office (1st floor). The cost of all items in total is approximately 1,000 THB.
Q: What is the correct type of visa for studying in Thailand?
A: It’s called “Non-immigrant visa ED”.
Q: When can I apply for my visa?
A: After you have received your official acceptance letter. That happens at the latest one month before the semester starts, but it can be even earlier. The visa process often takes only 4-5 working days. Read our general visa instructions here. You cannot apply for your visa with the initial acceptance letter from Asia Exchange.
Q: How can I find suitable accommodation options?
A: Read our accommodation tips for Bangkok here. We will also send you our Asia Exchange Guide with additional tips.
Q: Should I book accommodation in advance or after arriving in Bangkok?
A: It is completely up to you. Most students prefer checking the accommodation options in person after arrival.
Q: Is there on-campus housing available?
A: Unfortunately, The University of Thai Chamber of Commerce does not offer on-campus housing.
Q: Which vaccinations do I need to take?
A: In addition to the basic vaccinations (MMR and diphtheria-tetanus), travellers are most often advised to get vaccinated against Hepatitis A and B. Vaccinations always depend partly on the individual, so remember to consult your physician.
Q: Do I need to have a travel insurance?
A: You are required to have a valid accident and health insurance from your home country for the whole duration of the program. The university may request a copy of the insurance certificate in the beginning of the semester. See our recommended travel insurance providers.
Q: What kind of costs should I be prepared for?
A: In addition to tuition fees, you should be prepared to pay for the student visa, flights, accommodation and other living costs. The cost of living is relatively low in Bangkok. The real costs depend on your individual lifestyle. Find a list of general living costs here. Read more about budgeting your study abroad semester.
Q: I need to have my learning agreement/certificate of enrolment signed. What should I do?
A: Please fill the document and send it to email@example.com.
Q: When will I receive my Official Acceptance Letter?
A: The official letter of acceptance will be delivered to you 1 month before the semester starts at the latest. We’ll send it to the street address you have provided in your application. Please let us know if this address changes at any point.
Q: When will I receive my Transcript of Records?
A: The university prepares and sends the transcripts of records usually within 2-3 months after the end of the semester.