Inbound Student Exchange

Inbound Students

Exchange Students
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 they 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 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.
Visiting students
If you are not 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 a visiting student and you have to pay tuition fees.

Application Deadlines & Academic Calendar
For Fall Semester (August – December): April 30
For Spring Semester (January – May): September 15

Chulalongkorn University academic calendar is available here

Chulalongkorn University’s Grading System

Admission Requirements

  • Applicants must have completed at least 2 semesters at the home university (for undergraduates). 
  • Applicants must have a GPA of at least 2.75 on a 4.0 scale. 
  • If applicants are non-native English speakers and choose to study in our international programs (e.g. Balac Program), they must have one of the following English proficiency test scores:    
  • A minimum score of 79 on the internet-based test (iBT) of TOEFL 
  • A minimum score between 6.0 – 6.5 on the IELTS.  

Application Documents

  • A completed application form (submitted online via Google form 
  • A nomination letter from the home institution (for exchange students only) 
  • Two letters of recommendation  
  • A copy of official transcript of academic records (to be issued by the home institution) 
  • A copy of English proficiency score record (for non-native speakers of English) 
  • A photocopy of your passport 
  • One color photo (with blue background) taken no more than six months in a proper attire, signed on the reverse side.  

Application Process

For Exchange Student

  • The applicant’s home university nominate students to the Faculty of Arts via email.
  • The applicant must submit application form and relevant documents via Google form.
  • The department or academic program at the Faculty of Arts will review the application and nominate successful applicants to the Faculty Administrative Board for approval.
  • Once approved, the Section of International Affairs will contact successful applicants directly via email and will issues two documents (the letter of acceptance and the certificate of admission) for visa application.

For Visiting student

  • The applicant must submit application form and relevant documents via Google form.
  • The department or academic program at the Faculty of Arts will review the application and nominate successful applicants to the Faculty Administrative Board for approval.
  • Once approved, the Section of International Affairs will contact successful applicants directly via email and will issues two documents (the letter of acceptance and the certificate of admission) for visa application.

Visa Matters

The Faculty of Arts will issue a letter of acceptance and a certificate of admission for an international student to apply for a non-immigrant visa (category ED) at a Royal Thai Embassy or Consulate in their home country before entering Thailand.

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
Email: div1303@mfa.go.th
Website: https://www.thaiembassy.org/

Accommodation

On-campus accommodation for international students is available at Chulalongkorn University International House (CU iHouse).

Please visit this website for more information: https://pmcu.co.th/?page_id=9795 or scan this QR code.

Health and Accident Insurance

Chulalongkorn University provides accident insurance for exchange/visiting students; however, it is advisable that you purchase a health Insurance plan in advance to make sure your stay in Bangkok is pleasant.

Each international student who enrolls in courses for at least one whole semester will be required to pay for Chula group health insurance fee of 2,000 THB per academic year, covering for both IPD and OPD patients.
Payment method: CU NEX Application

In case of health issue, student can visit Chulalongkorn University Health Service at 2FL. Chamchuri 9 Building by using student ID card or insurance card and visit Insurance’s network hospital lists by using insurance card.
For the life and accident coverage details, please visit: https://www.inter.chula.ac.th/

Note: In the case that students visit the hospitals not listed in the insurance’s network, the medical expenses must be paid by the students themselves. In the case that the students have to claim the compensation fee after they have paid for the medical expenses, the students must have a bank account in a Thai bank. The compensation fee cannot be paid in cash or via visa money transfer.

Contact Information

International Affairs Coordinator
Room 119 Dean’s Office
Mahavajiravudh Building 1 FL, Faculty of Arts, Chulalongkorn University
Phayathai Road, Pathumwan, Bangkok, Thailand 10330
Telephone: +662 218 4929
Email: exchange.artschula@gmail.com

Faculty of Arts, Chulalongkorn University