Inbound Exchange Program

If you are studying at one of our partner universities, you are eligible to enroll for one semester or one academic year at the Faculty of Arts, Chulalongkorn University as an exchange student. An exchange student will obtain an academic transcript but he/she will not receive a degree from CU. To participate in the exchange program, you are required to contact your home university to see if you meet the requirements. If you do, they will nominate you as a prospective exchange student. The nomination will be sent to the Office of International Affairs, the Faculty of Arts at Chulalongkorn University. The official results will be sent to your home university. Exchange students will be exempt from tuition fees. You can learn more information by downloading the information for inbound student below. 

General Information

1. Semester system

Semester 1: August – December
Semester 2: January – May

2. Admission Requirement

Having completed at least 2 semesters at home university (for undergraduates)

  • Attaining the GPA of at least 2.75 out of 4
  • Having one of these valid English proficiency test scores
    •  TOEFL (internet based: 79 | computer based: 213 | paper based: 550)
    •  IELTS (overall band: 6.0) Remarks: English proficiency scores are required if you choose to study in one of our international programs.

3. Application Documents

  1. A completed application form
  2. A nomination letter from the home institution
  3. Two references
  4. An original copy of official transcript of academic records (to be issued by the home institution)
  5. An original copy of English proficiency score record (for non-native speakers of English)
  6. A photocopy of passport
  7. Eight 1-inch-colored photos (with blue background) taken no more than six months in a proper attire, signed on the reverse side, one of the photos should be attached to the application form.

4. Contact Information

Academic Exchange Coordinator (Inbound and Outbound)

Section of Internationalization and Organizational Image Enhancement, Faculty of Arts Chulalongkorn University
Phayathai Road, Pathumwan, Bangkok, Thailand 10330
Telephone: +6622184870

5. Visa Matters

Chulalongkorn University will issue a letter of admission and a letter of introduction for an international student to apply for an ‘ED’ category visa at the Embassy of Thailand in his/her home country. A non-immigrant “ED” visa must be obtained before students leave their home country.

Information on the locations and the contact numbers of Thai Embassies and Consulates-General abroad can be obtained from:

The Visas and Travel Documents Division, The Ministry of Foreign Affairs
123 Chaengwattana Road, Bangkok 10210
Tel. 0-2981-7171
Ext. 3201-2, 3204-5
Direct line: +66-2575-1062-4
Fax: +66-2575-1066

Further Inquiries

Should you have further inquiries, please email us at

List of Suggested Subjects for Exchange Students with IELTS Score Between 6-6.5

2200152  Communicative Thai For Foreigners I  (3 Credits)

2200153  Communicative Thai For Foreigners II  (3 Credits)

2202118  Reading Fundamentals  (3 Credits)

2202125  Writing Fundamentals  (3 Credits)

2200150  Basic Thoughts Of Asia  (3 Credits)

2202119  Critical Reading  (3 Credits)

2202126  Academic Report Writing  (3 Credits)

2200332  Food And Culture  (3 Credits)

2200311  Popular Culture  (3 Credits)

2200205  Everyday Life Culture  (3 Credits)

2200331  Visual Culture  (3 Credits)

2200325  Literature And Film  (3 Credits)

2202339  Popular Fiction  (3 Credits)

2200406  Global Asia  (3 Credits)

2200309  Introduction To Anthropology  (3 Credits)

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