FAQ (2020)

Frequently Asked Questions


1. Admission Requirements

❖ What is the minimum GPA requirement for the program?

An overall GPA of 2.75 or above in any field of study (at bachelor’s degree level)

❖ Is an English language proficiency test required?

Yes. Applicants must submit an official score from one of the following English Proficiency tests (taken no more than two years prior to the application submission):

CU TEP ≥ 80

TOEFL (iBT) ≥ 80

IELTS ≥ 6.0



2. How to apply?

For more information on the application process, visit http://www.grad.chula.ac.th


3. Are there any admission tests?

Yes. Applicants are required to pass an academic reading and writing test (3 hours) to showcase their critical thinking skills as well as an interview (once they have passed the written exam).


4. What courses are offered?

The academic English classes offered are divided into two tracks: the language track and the literature tract. The course description is available here.


5. What is the name of the degree awarded?

Master of Arts in Foreign Languages (English)


6. How many students are to be accepted into the program?

10 students (for the English field)


7. How many plans are there in the program?


For Plan A, students must complete:
9 credits of required courses (3 courses)
15 credits of free electives (5 courses)
12 credits of the thesis

For Plan B, students must complete:
9 credits of required courses (3 courses)
24 credits of free electives (8 courses)
3 credits of special research
1 comprehensive examination


8. How long does it take to complete the degree?

2 years (for the non-thesis Plan B. Plan A may take longer than 2 years.)


9. How does this curriculum differ from the previous one?

The curriculum is a collaboration between multiple graduate programs from the English, Chinese, Japanese, and German departments/sections, operating under a new name: “Master of Arts in Foreign Languages.”

It foregrounds English as a foreign language and therefore offers foundational courses that students affiliated with different language departments/sections must take at the start of the program. These are 1) Research Methodology in Foreign Languages; 2) A choice of other theory courses such as Linguistic Concepts and Theories, Second Language Acquisition Theories, and Approaches to Literary Theories. Later, students will be able to register for more specific courses including electives offered by their chosen language department/section.