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), which is 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.
SPRING 2021 (Semester 2)
AUTUMN 2021 (Semester 1)*
SPRING 2022 (Semester 2)*
*) Dates still tentative
- 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
STUDYING IN PHUKET INTERNATIONAL STUDY PROGRAM
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 many kinds of free-time activities offered by the university. 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
Have you just graduated from high school or are between degrees? See our gap year program in Phuket.
Choosing the courses
The university contacts students approximately one month before the semester begins and asks about students’ preliminary course selections. It is possible to make adjustments to the course selections at the beginning of the semester.
Find more information about the available courses by clicking on the links below.
Course catalog and course descriptions
In the course documents, you can find a six-digit course code (e.g. 817-404). The third last digit of the subject code refers to the level of the course: 1st year, 2nd year, 3rd year and 4th year.
All of the courses have 80 % attendance policy. This includes any e.g. excursions that are part of the course. Failing to adhere to the attendance requirements could lead to the cancellation of your student visa.
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 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 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 alternatively 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 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 Phuket. 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? 1 month 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