Study abroad in Bangkok, Thailand at Rangsit University
Study abroad in Bangkok at one of Thailand’s top private universities and get a headstart into an international career! You can study abroad at Rangsit University for one or two semesters. It’s easy to apply and you’ll get a confirmation of your study placement even in one day. On this page you’ll find out more about studies, semester dates application deadlines, fees as well as instructions on how to apply.
SPRING 2021 (Semester 2)
AUTUMN 2021 (Semester 1)*
SPRING 2022 (Semester 2)*
*) the dates are still tentative
Studying at Rangsit University
We can help you apply to study abroad in the Bachelor’s and Master’s level programs at Rangsit University’s International College. There is a wide range of courses available in the fields of accounting, communication, information technology, business, tourism and politics. The courses are taught in English. The university also offers a wide range of free time activities to enjoy outside the classroom.
You can join the programs for one or two semesters.
Who is this program for?
You need to be currently enrolled at a university or similar institution in your home country to study abroad at Rangsit University.
Like all programs in Bangkok, the study abroad programs at Rangsit University’s International College suit students who are ready to challenge themselves and are interested in pursuing international careers. Studying abroad at a prestigious Thai university allows you not only to expand your knowledge in your chosen field, but also build an international network consisting of both local and international students.
Due to the number of multinational companies’ Asian headquarters located in Bangkok, there is also a large expatriate population that provides further opportunities for networking.
In addition to offering a chance to build your international network, a study abroad period can enhance your creative thinking skills and intercultural awareness. These are considered great assets by many employers on the competitive and globalized job market of today.
Find out about studies, credits and free time activities at Rangsit University as well as information about fees, accommodation and student visa below.
Below you can find a list of the courses available to international students. Please select courses matching your study background.
Check that the course is organized during the semester you wish to participate in. You may combine courses from different fields, as long as the schedules don’t overlap.
- Communication Arts
- Information and Communication Technology
- International Business
- International Hospitality and Tourism
- International Political Economy and Development
In the course lists, you can find a six-character course code (e.g. IBM-301). The first digit of the subject code refers to the level of the course: 1st year, 2nd year, 3rd year and 4th year.
Master’s level courses are currently offered only in the following program:
Students who apply to study Diplomacy and International Studies should have some background in the study field (political sciences, diplomacy, international politics or something similar) and show their interest in the study field in their application. There are 4–6 Master courses offered per semester. Students who have been accepted to the Master’s program can also take Bachelor’s level courses to gain enough credits per semester.
Master’s level courses are organized on Saturdays and Sundays. Please note that there aren’t any Master’s level courses available during the summer semester. Some courses of the program are taught by former diplomats. At least once a year, there is an excursion to United Nations Building, Ministry of Foreign Affairs or similar.
See the following documents for brief course descriptions of most of the above programs. You may also choose courses under the label General Education.
- Course Descriptions for Bachelor’s courses
- Course Descriptions for Master’s courses
- Course Descriptions for General Education
- Detailed Course Syllabi
The brief descriptions of all the available programs are in the Rangsit University Handbook. For students with skills in Chinese or Thai, there are programs available in these languages as well. See the Handbook for more information.
Detailed course schedules and academic calendars will be available at the latest at the beginning of the semester. You may use the schedules for previous semesters as a reference. Keep in mind that the future schedules might differ from those.
- Semester 2 (Spring) 2018 Class Schedule
- Semester 2 (Spring) 2018 Class Schedule (Master)
- Summer semester 2018 Class Schedule
- Semester 1 (Autumn) 2018 Class Schedule (Master; tentative)
- Semester 1 (Autumn) 2017 List of Bachelor level courses offered
- Semester 2 (Spring) 2018 List of Bachelor level courses offered
Semesters 1 & 2, autumn and spring
In semesters 1 and 2 (autumn and spring) students may choose courses with the total worth of 9–18 Thai credits (bachelor level programs) or 6–12 Thai credits (master level program) per semester. Students of the Master program are also allowed to take Bachelor levels courses (including General Education courses) in order to get 18 Thai credits per semester.
During the summer semester, students can take courses worth 6–9 credits (bachelor level). The smaller amount of summer semester credits is due to summer semester lasting 2 months whereas the regular autumn and spring semesters last 4 months. Therefore, lectures which are organized once a week during the regular semester are organized twice a week during the summer semester.
Most courses are worth 3 Thai credits.
Read more about converting Thai credits.
Tuition fee: 1890 EUR / semester
Application fee: 75 EUR
Upon arrival at RSU, students need to pay an activity fee of 2500 THB (approximately 65 EUR / 80 USD). The full activity fee is 5000 THB but Asia Exchange pays for the other half on students’ behalf.
Are you from outside of Europe? Find out more about the fees.
Benefits when applying via Asia Exchange
- Confirmation in 1-7 days (in up to 10 days for students taking courses on Master’s level)
- Asia Exchange Guide with lots of information about studies, visas, accommodation and other tips
- Orientation days
- No English proficiency test required
- 100 EUR discount when you apply for two semesters.
To apply, you need to have at least
- a minimum age of 18 years
- a high school diploma or similar certificate.
- sufficient English skills (B2 level). You’re not required to take an official language test, however.
See the additional requirements.
- An official transcript of records of all your semesters in English (signed and stamped by your home institution or verified by an electronic signature or a barcode) or. If you are not currently enrolled at an institution of higher education, a copy of your high school (or equivalent) diploma or bachelor/masters diploma in English. Click the link above for an example transcript of records. The format may vary from university to university.
- A copy of the identification page of your passport. The passport needs to be valid for 6 months after the end of the semester. If your passport expires earlier, please apply for a new passport as soon as possible. Please note that applications sent without a valid passport cannot be processed.
- Recommendation letter from your home university
Apply to study abroad at Rangsit University
Fill out and submit the online application form together with the required documents
- Flexible application: You can apply even if you’re not yet certain of your plans. Cancel at no extra cost up to 1 month before the semester starts.
- When you apply for two semesters: 100 EUR discount on the second semester
- Get access to comprehensive information materials such as an Asia Exchange Guide and an interactive orientation webinar after you apply
- Scan all the required documents (1–2) to your computer.
- Finally fill out the online application form below and submit it with all the documents.
Uploading and submitting the attachments
- Please upload the attachments in PDF format.
- If possible, please submit all the attachments together with the application. If you’re missing some attachment(s) when you first apply, you can send the missing document(s) later. However, please note that we won’t process applications without any attachments whatsoever.
- All attachments must be sent to us by the application deadline at the very latest, preferably as soon as possible.
- You can submit all the documents electronically. Please don’t send anything via regular mail.
- There is a late application fee for applications or attachments submitted after the application deadline.
Confirmation, official acceptance letter and visa
You’ll get a confirmation of your study placement in 1-7 days, starting from the day your application is complete with all the required documents. You’ll receive the electronic official acceptance letter approximately 1,5 months before the semester starts. You need to print the official acceptance letter for your student visa application.
The application fee invoice will be sent to you soon after the initial acceptance letter. This fee will be due within 10 days of receiving your confirmation. The application fee is non-refundable even if you decide to cancel (see below). You’ll receive the invoice for the tuition fee about 2.5 months before the semester starts.
If you’re unable to participate in the study abroad semester, you have the right to cancel your participation up to 1 month before the semester starts with no extra cost (the application fee will not be refunded, however). Let us know about your cancellation by writing us an email at info[at]asiaexchange.org. Cancellations notified via phone, SMS or by any other means will not be considered. For more detailed information on our cancellation policy, please see terms and conditions for cancellation. We also reserve the right to cancel your participation if any of your fees becomes overdue. For more information, please see our terms and conditions.
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.
Rangsit University (RSU) has grown to be the leading private university in Thailand. RSU offers a vast array of study programs at all academic levels with a global mindset. It is renowned for its excellence and international teaching standards. Rangsit University campus is located in the Bangkok Metropolitan area, in Pathum Thani province.
Rangsit University 52/347 Muang-Ake Paholyothin Road Lak-Hok Pathumthani 12000 Thailand
Contact person at RSU:
Ms. Roongkan Nedtranon
Highest category in the quality assurance audits conducted by the Ministry of Education and the Thai Office for National Education Standards and Quality Assessment (Public Organization). When established in 1986 as an answer to the shortage of higher education providers in Thailand, Rangsit University – or Rangsit college as it was known back then – had only two faculties and less than 500 students. After becoming a university in 1990, RSU has since grown rapidly. Today it has almost 30 000 students attending 94 undergraduate, 37 graduate and 9 Doctoral degree programs.
RSU puts great emphasis on providing high-class education and continuously developing its curricula and teaching methods to best match the demands of the modern economic, technological and social climate. The university is fully accredited by the Thai Government’s Commission on Higher education, a part of the Ministry of Education. It is also rated in the highest category in the quality assurance audits conducted by the Ministry of Education and the Thai Office for National Education Standards and Quality Assessment.
RSU constantly strives for internationalization by offering various international programs and building its global network that currently holds over 60 leading universities and institutions around the world. More than 500 international students from over 20 countries and several Western professors provide different cultural insights and perspectives on the teaching programs, as well as the campus life. RSU is also a member and the representative of the Asian Region of the University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC). Its core values include tolerance and understanding of different views and freedom of expression. RSU aims at creating a just and compassionate society based on equal opportunity for all.
Rangsit University organizes an activity package which is an essential part of the study abroad semester for all RSU students. The package costs 5000 THB (approximately 125 EUR) in total. Half of the fee is covered by Asia Exchange. You’ll pay for the other half (2500 THB) when you register for your classes on the first week. The package covers the following activities:
- Orientation events
- Cultural activities and RSU BUDDY program
- One-day trip to Kanchanaburi Province
- Homestay with a local family
- Loy Krathong (lantern floating) festival on campus
- RSU Rising Star talent contest
If you’d like to learn more about Thai culture, you can enroll in a “Local Wisdom” class; there will be special class activities about traditional Thai dance/food/ceremonies.
Check out our blog post about activities at and around Rangsit University campus!
Bangkok is also one of the best places to call home if you are planning on traveling around South East Asia. Its convenient location and excellent transportation connections make it possible to visit the many beaches, jungles and mountains as well as neighboring countries during the weekends.
Asia Exchange students are admitted to study at Rangsit University under scholarship student status, which enables the discounted tuition fee. Because of this status, you are asked to participate in some voluntary tasks during the semester. It also means that you have a chance to integrate more deeply into the local community and gain intercultural skills by interacting with the locals. In other words, it’s easier to mingle, find new friends and get more out of your semester. All in all, it makes your study abroad period into a more whole-rounded experience.
The tasks can consist of e.g. teaching English, helping out at local organizations as well as contributing to the local life in other ways. One of the tasks can be, for example, organizing a movie night or a dance class on campus, with profits going to charity.
The university and its surrounding area offer plenty of accommodation options. There are several near-campus dorms available for international students. Both single and double rooms are available. Dorm accommodation must be booked in advance. If you wish to stay in downtown Bangkok, Rangsit University is accessible by public transport.
Find out more about accommodation options near Rangsit University.
Q: Should I choose my courses before the semester starts? A: The course selections will be made after you arrive in Bangkok, but preferably before the semester begins.
Q: Are there mandatory courses? A: No.
Q: Can I take Master level courses even if I’m a Bachelor level student? A: Yes, as a BBA student, you can take up 1-2 MBA courses.
Q: What is the required minimum attendance? A: You must attend a minimum of 80 % of lectures and all mandatory workshops/excursions.
Q: Do I need to participate in the orientation day? A: Preferably yes, you get plenty of useful information during the orientation day.
Q: How long does the completing the full degree take? A: The duration of the full degree is 4 years.
Q: Will I wear a school uniform? A: Yes. 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!
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 Siam 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.
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 an insurance? A: All students are required to have valid travel insurance for the duration of the semester. See our recommended travel insurance providers here.
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@example.com.
Q: When will I receive the 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