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Chulalongkorn University

Program Terms:

Fall Semester, Spring Semester, & Academic Year


Established to resist colonial encroachments, Chulalongkorn University has become a leading university in a number of fields, including government and public policy. Though the university was not founded until 1917, by His Majesty King Vajiravudh (Rama VI) when it was named after the King’s father, His Majesty King Chulalongkorn (Rama V), it had its start much earlier in the nineteenth century. Combining phenomenal architecture and culture with the thriving business center that is Bangkok, the university puts students in the middle of international commerce, politics, and culture.

The University extends over a 456-acre tract of land granted by its founder. In the succeeding years, Chulalongkorn University, or “Chula” for short, has grown to become a comprehensive university, which offers over 500 programs in almost all areas of study. The University’s numerous programs, including nearly 90 international programs, cover all fields of study, both traditional academic disciplines and interdisciplinary studies.(Source: Chulalongkorn University Fact Sheet 2017)

Academic Details:

Courses are open to all undergraduate students in all majors. Courses taught in English are offered in many faculties and schools at Chula. 5-week Intensive Thai language courses are also available to exchange students for an extra cost.

International students who are registered at the undergraduate level (both regular and international programs) are requested to wear university uniforms in accordance with university rules.

Housing Details:

Exchange students may live in on-campus dormitories, which can be rented for a very reasonable rate. Please see Chulalongkorn’s Accommodation page for more details.


  • Sophomore standing
  • 2.75 cumulative GPA

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