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Mahidol University

Program Terms:

Fall Semester, Spring Semester, & Academic Year


Founded in 1889 by His Majesty King Chulalongkorn the Great (Rama V), Mahidol University is one of the oldest educational institutions in Thailand. Because the university is known for its work in medicine and the sciences for over 100 years, students gain hands on experiences while working in thriving and beautiful settings on and off campus.

Mahidol University International College (MUIC) was founded in 1986 to provide a high standard of international education and to develop a teaching culture that encourages independent and analytical thought and serves students who want an international style university education in English.  Graduates are known for their problem-solving ability and communication skills. Following graduation, the majority of students enter management positions or pursues higher level postgraduate studies, both in Thailand and abroad. As part of its international role, MUIC has been involved in many collaborative activities with foreign universities. Visiting professors from overseas have taught many of the courses and have close links with a number of foreign universities and colleges.

Over the last 126 years (1889-2015), Mahidol has undergone many changes and advances. Including MUIC (established in 1986), there are now 17 faculties (responsible for both research and teaching), 7 Institutes (focusing mainly on research) and 6 colleges (focusing mainly on teaching). Altogether, the university supports a student body of over 27,000, and over 400 academic programs. With over 3,400 faculty members, the teacher student ratio is 1:8, the best ratio in any Thai institution of higher education. (Source: MUIC Catalog 2017)

Academic Details:

MUIC offers over 400 courses all taught in English in a number of disciplines:

Arts: Intercultural Studies & Languages and International Relations & Global Affairs

Business Administration: Business Economics, International Business, Finance, and Marketing

Communication Arts: Media & Communication

Fine Arts: Communication Design

Science: Applied Mathematics, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics, Biological Sciences, Computer Science, and Food & Science Technology

Management: International Hospitality Management

The academic calendar operates on a trimester system (12 teaching weeks/trimester) and the standard course load is 16 credit hours per trimester. The minimum course load for exchange students is 12 credit hours.

All exchange and visiting students are given the privilege to be the first group of students to register for a course. About a month before start of term, Student Exchange Unit will contact you by email assigning you to a time slot for pre-registration. You will be able to register for additional courses during the add/drop period, which is usually scheduled a few days after the start of the trimester. During that period, students can change their courses/section with no additional charge.

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. (Source: Exchange and Visiting Students Handbook)

Housing Details:

There are two locations for MUIC International Houses: Green Park Home Village and Chaiyapruk Village.

Green Park Home Village is a comfortable three-storey complex, consisting of 39 rooms (singles and shared) with shared bathroom facilities. The rooms are fully furnished and include air conditioning. Students have access to a lounge and kitchen area, the internet, cable TV, as well as laundry and cleaning services.

Chaiyapruk Village offers modern and luxurious accommodations, consisting of 15 rooms (singles and shared). A private bathroom is provided in each room. The house is just 10 minutes by bicycle.

While priority is given to exchange and visiting students, regular students are invited to rent as well. For those who are interested, please contact the MUIC International House Office or Student Exchange Unit. (Source: Exchange and Visiting Students Handbook)


  • Sophomore standing
  • 2.5 cumulative GPA

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