Siam University - International Business Program
Study Business at Siam University as an exchange student or complete a full BBA degree!
Study abroad in Bangkok at one of Thailand’s best private universities! Study international business for one or two semesters or complete a full BBA degree. It’s easy to apply and your study placement at Siam University can be confirmed as quickly as in a day.
AUTUMN 2020 (Semester 1)
SPRING 2021 (Semester 2)
AUTUMN 2021 (Semester 1)*
*) dates still tentative
Studying in Siam University International Business Program
The International Business Program (IBP) is an undergraduate (Bachelor’s) degree program taught in English. It’s the perfect choice for anyone aiming for a serious career in international business, or just wanting to boost their existing degree with some business courses. You can either complete the full degree program (4 years) or join it as an exchange student for one or two semesters.
Who is this program for?
- You’re a university student, a high school graduate or in between degrees
- You want to boost your business knowledge and skills
- 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
Completing a full BBA degree at Siam University
The Bachelor’s degree program in International Business at Siam University takes four years in total to complete. The program is an excellent way to for you to develop a genuinely global mindset and skill set and gain numerous opportunities both for a career and post-graduate/Master’s studies in business abroad.
To apply you only need an upper secondary degree. There is no entrance exam. To successfully complete your studies, you need to have a good command of English. There is a possibility to take English language courses in the beginning of your studies.
As an exchange student in the IBP you have plenty of options when making your course selections. You can pick your courses freely from the level (year) and subject area most suitable and interesting for you. Joining the IBP as an exchange student doesn’t require a previous background in business studies. There are some courses in social sciences as well and you can also choose courses from the International Program in Hotel & Tourism Management. There are approximately 20 courses are arranged each semester. You can choose 3–6 courses per semester. Two of the six courses can also be picked from the MBA program. You can also choose extra courses for an additional fee (~120 EUR) after arriving at the university.
You can find a list of all the courses together with short descriptions in the course catalog. See also the 4-year study plan, which shows you the semester the courses are usually arranged. You can find all the available detailed course descriptions by clicking on the link below:
The syllabi are exemplary and available for most courses. The remaining syllabi will be handed out at the beginning of lectures at the latest. In the course schedule documents, terms “first”, “second” etc. refer to first year studies, second year studies etc., meaning the year in which degree students are expected to take the courses.
Availability of courses
The Core Courses (2.1) and the Required Courses in the Major Field (2.2) listed in the course catalog take place every year in either semester 1 or 2. When choosing the courses, make sure it will be organized during your semester by having a look at pages 2 and 3 of the catalog. The courses listed under General Education and Major Electives cannot be guaranteed. If you wish to choose one of these courses, it is recommended to choose one of the core courses as a plan B. A precise course schedule will be available at the beginning of the semester.
One completed course at Siam University is worth 3 credits, which usually translates into 5 ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits or 3 US credit points. Read more about credit conversion.
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Tuition fee (exchange semester): 1890 EUR / semester
Application fee: 75 EUR.
See what’s included in the fees.
Are you from outside of Europe? Find out more about the fees.
Benefits when applying via Asia Exchange
- Confirmation even in one day
- Asia Exchange Guide with lots of information about studies, visas, accommodation and other tips
- Orientation days
- No English proficiency test required
Although studying abroad for a semester or two has many tangible benefits, such as improved language skills, enhanced intercultural competence and a new network of friends from all over the world, nothing quite compares to completing a full university degree abroad if you want to really kickstart an international career and get ahead. Not only will you obtain an internationally recognized degree, but you will also gain a level of insight into the life and culture of the host country not possible during a shorter stay. An international education is beneficial in multiple ways. Your language skills improve; you will network with people from around the world; and you will become familiar with different cultures. These are priceless skills in your future career, in the more and more international markets and supply chains of the world. Asia is only going to grow in importance and power in the future. This means more and more employers will be looking for professionals with in-depth knowledge of Asia.
You can find all the available course descriptions by clicking on the link below:
The syllabi are exemplary and available for most courses. The remaining syllabi will be handed out in the beginning of lectures at the latest In the course schedule documents, terms “first”, “second” etc. refer to first year studies, second year studies etc., meaning the year in which degree students are expected to take the courses.
International Business Program (IBP) degree plan
Download the degree plan for the whole program below.
The studies in the degree program can be started either the 1st or the 2nd semester.
The price for the BBA degree is about 12,000 EUR/13,200 USD (02/2020) depending on your course choices. Keep in mind that living expenses in Asia are lower than in Europe and North America as well. You might be eligible for government grants even if you don’t go to a university in your home country. There are also various scholarships available for all nationalities. Read more about scholarships.
The tuition for the first two semesters is 1640 EUR (European students) or 1830 USD (students from outside of Europe) per semester. The first two semesters are paid to Asia Exchange all at once and the remaining semesters are then paid directly to the university before each semester. Please note that the tuition fee for the remaining semesters must be paid in Thai Baht and may vary, depending on the currency exchange rate.
- A minimum age of 18 years
- To follow the instruction, you should have sufficient English skills (B2 level). No language test is required, however.
See the additional requirements.
- An official transcript of records in English stamped or signed by your home institution. If you are not currently enrolled at an institution of higher education, a copy of your high school diploma or a similar document in English
- A copy of the identification page of your passport. The passport must be valid for a minimum of six months after arriving in Thailand. A passport with validity of 18 months has sometimes been required when applying for a one-year Multiple Entry Visa. Please note this also when sending Asia Exchange your application for the study abroad program.
Apply to study abroad at Siam University
Fill out and submit the online application form together with the required documents (same for both an exchange semester and a full degree)
- 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 attachments to your computer in PDF format.
- Fill out the online application form below and submit it with the required attachments.
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 within 30 days of submitting the application or by the application deadline at the very latest.
- 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 official acceptance letter 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. You need the official acceptance letter to apply for a student visa.
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.
You have the right to cancel your participation in the program 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.
Siam University has dozens of sports, arts and career skills clubs that you can join. The sports center is located at the back of the university, at the left-hand corner of Building 19, with a large open space for parking. The sports center serves all students with free basket and volleyballs, badminton rackets and ping pong rackets. The students of Siam University can use the fitness gym and play almost all indoor games inside the center, as well as outdoor games outside the center.
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.
About Siam University
Siam University (SU) is Thailand’s fifth largest private university and has several exchange agreements around the world. It is a popular exchange location among international students: there are 400 international students who participate in Siam University’s international programs every year. Read more about Siam University
Siam University 235 Petchkasem Road Phasi-charoen Bangkok 10163 Thailand
Contact person at Siam University:
Mr. Rengson Mualchontham
- the Global University Network for Innovation (GUNI)
- World Association of Cooperative Education (WACE)
- Ministry of Education in Thailand
- International Association of Universities (IAU)
- Association of Southeast Asian Institutions of Higher Learning (ASAIHL)
- International Association of University Presidents (IAUP)
- Association of Universities in Asia and Pacific (AUAP)
- International Association of Europe Hotel Schools (EUHOFA)
- The Asian Regional Training and Development Organization (ARTDO)
- University Mobility in Asia and the Pacific (UMAP)
- Member of The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
- Global University Network for Innovation (GUNI)
- World Association of Cooperative Education (WACE)
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