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.
AUTUMN 2021 (Semester 1)
SPRING 2022 (Semester 2)*
AUTUMN 2022 (Semester 1)*
You may apply for semesters in the upcoming years already.
*) 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 (TBC)
- 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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