KASETSART UNIVERSITY STUDENT EXCHANGE PROGRAM
Study Economics, Engineering, Agriculture & Tourism at Kasetsart University
Take part in an engaging academic semester in the dynamic city of Bangkok! Join the prestigious Kasetsart University and its Student Exchange Program (KUSEP) or International MBA Program (KIMBA). You can study economics, engineering, agriculture, and tourism in the heart of Bangkok. It’s easy to apply and you’ll get a confirmation of your study placement in as little as one day.
You may apply for semesters in the upcoming years already.
*) Dates still tentative
- Challenge yourself academically at top-rated university praised for its educational standards
- Expand your knowledge and skills in a variety of fields, including economics, engineering and tourism
- 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 variety of free time activities, both in Bangkok and on campus
STUDYING IN THE KASETSART UNIVERSITY STUDENT EXCHANGE PROGRAM
The Kasetsart University Student Exchange Program (KUSEP) is an interdisciplinary exchange program where you can choose courses from many different fields, including economics, business, engineering, tourism and tropical agriculture. International MBA Program (KIMBA) offers exchange studies as well in business administration. This wide range of available courses allows you to build a multidisciplinary schedule tailored to your personal interests and career goals. All the courses are part of the regular degree curricula of the university
Who are these programs for?
- You’re a university student (or similar)
- You want to challenge yourself academically and expand your knowledge in a variety of fields
- 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
Faculty of Economics
The study program educates students on several different topics in economics, as well as introducing an Asian perspective to the popular theories. In order to apply for economics courses, students must have had prior studies in economics at least as a minor subject.
Please see the listings of available courses in Economics:
The syllabi are exemplary and available for most courses. The remaining syllabi are handed out at the latest at the beginning of lectures. The Faculty of Business Administration also offers a few courses such as International Business. More information about course choices will be available at the destination at the beginning of the semester.
Faculty of Business Administration
The International Program in Marketing (KUBIM) offers studies in business administration with special emphasis on marketing. The lesson plan and course descriptions can be found below. Please note that the course selection may change without prior notice.
The International MBA Program (KIMBA) offers studies in business administration with an emphasis on global business. The lesson plan and course descriptions can be found below. Please note that the course selection may change without prior notice.
Faculty of Engineering
The International Undergraduate Program (IUP) for Engineering at Kasetsart University divides into 6 different sub-fields. Course lists and course descriptions are available below. Please note that the course selection may change without prior notice. Newest course lists will be distributed at the beginning of the semester.
Electrical-Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering
Software and Knowledge Engineering
Faculty of Tourism
Kasetsart University International Integrated Tourism Management (KITMAN) offers studies in tourism as well as sciences, social sciences, languages, humanities, and physical education. The program equips students with a comprehensive understanding of tourism-related theories and practices.
Faculty of Agriculture
Faculty of Agriculture offers a wide selection of courses in the field of agriculture. The faculty is one of the finest on its field – Kasetsart University is ranked as the 4th best university in Asia in the subject of agriculture, and the 29th best in the world (QS World University Rankings 2017).
- Faculty of Agriculture course descriptions
- Faculty of Agriculture course schedule
- Faculty of Agriculture course syllabi
The syllabi presented here are exemplary. More up-to-date syllabi will be distributed at the beginning of the lectures.
- Thai language course is mandatory for all KUSEP students.
- The courses in the KUSEP program are part of the university’s official degree curricula. As an Asia Exchange student, you will be attending courses together with local and international students pursuing a full degree at Kasetsart University.
- There are also some courses that are meant especially for exchange students.
- For some Economics and Engineering courses, you have to prove your knowledge of the topic in order to take part in the course. This is typically done at the beginning of the semester, on-site in Bangkok.
- The university requires students to take at least 3 courses during a semester.
- All the courses have an attendance requirement of at least 80 %. Students failing to comply with this requirement risk having their student visas canceled by the university.
- Some of the courses also include business and cultural visits. The visits are equally obligatory as normal classes.
- The courses are taught by lecturers with international experience and typically degrees completed abroad.
- The semesters start with an orientation after which you will attend classes usually on 3-4 days a week.
- Use the syllabi and course descriptions when presenting your study plan to your home institution. This will help them to decide how to transfer credits and grant scholarships. Detailed syllabi will be circulated on the lectures.
- You will select your final courses when in Bangkok and present them to the university. This means you don’t have to make your final decision when applying. Please note that courses from different faculties may be organized at the same time.
- As in all universities around the world, changes in course offering and course dates are possible without prior notice.
- The third last digit of the longer course codes in the course catalogs refers to the level of the course, i.e. 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th year. For example, the course 01205305 ‘Digital Circuits and Microcontrollers’ is a third-year course.
Q: Should I choose my courses before the semester starts? You can prepare a learning agreement if your home university requires you to do so, but Kasetsart University does not ask for your course selections until the first week of the semester. During the first week, you can participate in as many lectures as you wish and then submit your final course selections at the end of the first week.
Q: Are there mandatory courses? A: Yes, Thai language course is mandatory for all students in the KUSEP program.
Q: What is the required minimum attendance? A: You must attend a minimum of 80 % of lectures and all mandatory workshops/excursions.
Q: Will I wear a school uniform?
A: All undergraduate students need to wear a school uniform. The upper part is a white-collar shirt. Women wear a black skirt and men wear black trousers. Our students have told us that they got used to wearing it after two days (at the latest), and that it’s very practical – you’re spared the trouble of choosing suitable clothes in the morning! As a graduate student, you should dress appropriately even though a uniform is not required. Short pants, revealing clothes or flip flops are not considered as appropriate clothing at campus area.
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.
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. Most students decide to stay near Kasetsart University campus; it is a nice and inexpensive neighbourhood.
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: Which vaccinations do I need to take? A: In addition to the basic vaccinations (MMR and diphtheria-tetanus), travelers 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 enrollment signed. What should I do? A: Please fill the document and send it to [email protected]
Q: When will I receive my Official Acceptance Letter? The official letter of acceptance will be delivered to you 1.5 months 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