Prince of Songkla University International study program Phuket

Study Abroad at Prince of Songkla University in Phuket for 1 or 2 Semesters

Study tourism and economics at Prince of Songkla University (PSU), one of Thailand’s top 5 universities. You will study in an international study program that receives excellent student feedback year after year. Live on a paradise island that is much more than just beautiful beaches and learn more about Asian people, cultures, habits and traditions. It’s easy to apply and your study placement can be confirmed as quickly as in one day.



Autumn (Aug – Dec)
Spring (Jan – May)

Max. Credits

36 ECTS /
24 US credits

Program Content

Lectures, excursions, company visits, extracurricular activities

Levels of Study

Bachelor, and Gap year


tuition fee / semester + application fee

Study Fields

Business, economics, administration, management, culture, hospitality, tourism and languages


Prince of Songkla University

Best University for international students in phuket

Ranked #6

best university in thailand

ranked #1

best university for hospitality and Leisure Management studies in Thailand

AACSB member



SPRING 2025*

AUTUMN 2025*

SPRING 2026*

You may apply for semesters in the upcoming years already.

*) Small changes possible


  • Get to know Thailand and Asia while living on the famous paradise island of Phuket

  • Combine an engaging academic program with exotic free time activities and unforgettable experiences

  • Improve your English and pick up the basics of Thai language

  • Meet people from all around the world, improve your intercultural communication skills and build an international network

  • Enjoy the amazing hospitality of one of the best universities in Thailand

  • Volunteer at a children’s home supported by Asia Exchange


Prince of Songkla University’s international study abroad program covers topics ranging from business, economics and administration to culture, tourism and languages. The program receives excellent student feedback year by year, both for the quality of courses and the university’s many kinds of free-time activities. The program is ideal, especially for anyone living abroad for the first time.

Who is this program for?

  • You want to combine engaging academic studies with living on a paradise island
  • 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 Thailand and South-East Asia

aacsb accreditation

Explore virtually – interactive destination tour


Q: Should I choose my courses before the semester starts? A: Yes. The university will contact you and ask you to make your initial course selections before the semester starts.

Q: Are there mandatory courses? A: No.

Q: What is the required minimum attendance? A: You must attend a minimum of 80 % of lectures.

Q: Do I need to participate in the orientation days? A: Yes, the orientation days are mandatory and you get plenty of useful information.

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. Students have told us that they got used to wearing it quickly and that it’s convenient – 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. 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:Prince of Songkla University offers accommodation on campus here: Read our accommodation tips for Phuket here. We will also send you our Asia Exchange Guide with additional tips.

Q: Should I book accommodation in advance or after arriving in Phuket? A: It is completely up to you. Most students prefer checking the long-term accommodation options in person after arrival.

Q: Do I need an International Driver’s License for driving a scooter in Phuket? A: Yes, or you can get a local driver’s license. However, acquiring an International Driver’s License in advance is recommended.

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 visaflightsaccommodation and other living costs. The cost of living is relatively low in Phuket. The real costs depend on your individual lifestyle. Find a list of general living costs hereRead 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

Q: When will I receive my Official Acceptance Letter? Approximately a month before the semester starts.

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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