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  • Locations: Bangkok, Thailand
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Restrictions: SDSU applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Class Standing: 2-Sophomore, 3-Junior, 4-Senior Language of Instruction: English, Thai
Minimum GPA: 2.50 Field of Study: Accounting, Advertising, Anthropology, Asian Studies, Business Administration, Chinese, Civil Engineering, Communication Studies, Computer Science, Economics, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, English, Film and New Media, Finance, History, Humanities, International Business, International Security and Conflict Resolution, Journalism, Literature, Management, Marketing, Mathematics/Statistics, Mechanical Engineering, Media Studies, Political Science, Social Sciences, Television
Housing Options: Residence Hall Credit Type: Resident Credit
Program Type: SDSU Exchange SDSU Office: 1-Study Abroad (ISC)
Program Description:

University Profile
As Thailand's second oldest university, Thammasat University has evolved from an open university for law and politics to a prestigious international research university offering all levels of academic degrees and producing cutting edge research across a broad spectrum of academic disciplines.

Exchange students may enroll in courses at the the university's two centers: Rangsit and Tha Prachan. Campus shuttle routes are available between these two centers.

Most of Thammasat's international programs are housed at the Tha Prachan center, which is located in Bangkok's Rattanakosin district. The Tha Prachan center is close to many of Thailand's famous cultural landmarks. 

The Rangsit center is located approximately 30 miles north of Bangkok and is accessible from the Tha Prachan center by campus shuttle. The English Communication, Computer Science, Engineering, Health Science and Journalism programs are housed at the Rangsit center. 

Academic Notes
All SDSU students must enroll in at least 12 semester units to be considered full-time while studying abroad. 

Every accepted student is registered under a specific academic program and is required to take at least three (3) this department. The following programs have courses available in English:
  • British and American Studies (BAS), Faculty of Liberal Arts
  • Business Administration, Faculty of Commerce and Accountancy (Tha Prachan)
  • Economics, Faculty of Economics (Tha Prachan)
  • Business English Communication, Faculty of Liberal Arts (Rangsit)
  • Journalism (Mass Communication), Faculty of Journalism and Mass Communication (Rangsit)
  • Politics and International Relations, Faculty of Political Science (Tha Prachan)
  • Thai Studies, Pridi Banomyong International College (Tha Prachan)
In addition to the three courses, students may select no more than two (2) courses in other academic programs. Those who are interested in selecting courses from other departments may make those choices on their orientation day, once they have arrived in Thailand.Thailand National Flag
Language Notes
Thai language is not required for those who wish to take courses in English.

Thammasat does not offer any preparatory language courses for incoming students. Thai language and culture courses are offered through the Thai Studies program.

Program Dates
The general program dates are:
Fall Semester:  Early August to mid-December
Spring Semester: Early January to mid-May

Hints for Researching Program and Available Courses
Courses for Thammasat University's Undergraduate Degree can be found here
Thammasat University CampusNote: At Thammasat University, SDSU considers courses labeled 200+ to be upper division.

Fowler College of Business students: Refer to the course articulation provided for course equivalents.

Housing and Meals
On-campus housing is not available but off-campus housing tours will be provided during orientation week, allowing you to choose from a variety of private housing options.  Detailed housing information is available on the Thammasat University website.

Insurance Requirement
All SDSU students are required by the Chancellor's office to be enrolled in the CSU Foreign Traveler Insurance Program (CSU FTIP) for their program abroad. The insurance charge will appear on the student's account services billing. Students will receive more detailed instructions regarding insurance before departure. For more information on costs, refer to the website.

Passport and Visa
You must have a valid passport to participate in an exchange program. Your passport must be valid for the duration of the program and for at least 6 months past the program end date to be eligible to receive a student visa. If you hold a passport from a country other than the U.S., be sure to understand what you will need for entry pertaining to your citizenship at the time of participation.

SDSU students are required to obtain a student visa before entering Thailand.  The visa can be obtained after first receiving an official acceptance document from Thammasat University, which will occur after submitting an application to the university.  For more information, please visit the U.S. Department of State website as well as the websites for the Royal Thai Embassy in Washington D.C. and the Royal Thai Consulate of Los Angeles

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2019 02/20/2019 03/15/2019 TBA TBA
NOTE: Start and End dates are estimates only. Final confirmation of start date (expected arrival) and end date (final exams) will be presented via the official acceptance letter from the host campus.
Academic Year 2019-2020 02/20/2019 03/15/2019 TBA TBA
NOTE: NOTE: Start and End dates are estimates only. Final confirmation of start date (expected arrival) and end date (final exams) will be presented via the official acceptance letter from the host campus.
Spring 2020 09/20/2019 10/15/2019 TBA TBA