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 Bachelor 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.
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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 fields, including economics, business, engineering, tourism and tropical agriculture. The International MBA Program (KIMBA) program enables exchange students to study on the master level at Kasetsart University. 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
Faculty of Business Administration
Faculty of Engineering
- Course lists for all programs
- Syllabi of most selected courses
- Class timetables (autumn / spring)
- Mechanical Engineering – course summaries
- Electrical-Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering – course summaries
- Software and Knowledge Engineering – course summaries
- Electrical Engineering – course summaries
- Industrial Engineering – course summaries
Faculty of Tourism
Faculty of Agriculture
- Course lists and summaries
- Syllabi of most selected courses
- Tropical Agriculture course summaries
- Class timetables (autumn / spring)
Faculty of Science
- Integrated Chemistry – Course List
- Integrated Chemistry – Course syllabi (coming soon)
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. Some courses are meant especially for exchange students.
For some Economics and Engineering courses, you must prove your knowledge of the topic to participate in the course. This is typically done at the beginning of the semester, on-site in Bangkok.
The semesters start with an orientation, after which you will attend classes usually on 3-4 days a week. 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.
Lecturers teach the courses with international experience and typically degrees completed abroad.
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.
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, course 01205305, ‘Digital Circuits and Microcontrollers’, is a third-year course.
The syllabi are exemplary and available for most courses. The remaining syllabi are handed out at the latest at the beginning of 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 worldwide, changes in course offerings and course dates are possible without prior notice.
More information about course choices will be available at the destination at the beginning of the semester.
In addition to the courses mentioned above, you have the chance to attend additional distance learning courses in the fields of Economics, Marketing, Sociology, and Politics. All the courses are taught from a distance and can be joined independently from place and time. This gives you the ultimate flexibility to combine your study abroad experience with various academic courses.
All information about the eCampus can be found here.
You have the chance to opt for distance learning courses during your application process. Please note that each distance learning course is worth 5 ECTS and comes at an additional charge of 149€ / 167USD.
After completing your eCampus courses, you will receive an academic transcript issued by Undiknas University. Additionally, you will receive a participation certificate for each completed distance learning course.
STUDIES & SCHEDULES
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. You can participate in as many lectures as you wish during the first week and then submit your final course selections at the end of the first week.
Q: Are there mandatory courses? A: Yes, a 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 convenient – 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 appropriate clothing in the campus area.
VISA & TRAVEL
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. What 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 neighborhood.
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.
HEALTH & SAFETY
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 travel insurance?
A: You are required to have a valid accident and health insurance for the whole duration of the study abroad program. The university may request a copy of the insurance certificate at the beginning of the semester. Additional information and recommended insurance packages.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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