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ISEP Direct - Thammasat University
Bangkok, Thailand (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Fall,
Full Year,
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Program Sponsor: ISEP 
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Language of Instruction: English
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Thammasat University

Program Snapshot

Located in the heart of Bangkok, Thammasat University is the ideal study abroad destination for students who are eager for an adventure. Students have the opportunity to take classes in a variety of different fields, including the very popular Thai Studies Program which offers courses in Thai Language, Islam in Thailand and Thai Cuisine. Experience first-hand the warmth and hospitality of the Thai people as you enjoy a lively street festival, zip through Bangkok on a tuk-tuk, ride an elephant in Chiang Mai or spend your vacation on the beautiful beaches in Phuket.

Fast Facts

Bangkok, Thailand (pop. 12 million)
Student Enrollment: 33,400
Language of instruction: Thai, some English
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The university is centered on a compact campus, Tha Prachan, formerly the viceroy's palace grounds on the Chao Phrya River, near the center of the original Bangkok. The campus is close to some of Thailand's most sacred temples and many government ministries, as well as the Grand Palace of the reigning Chakri dynasty, the National Theater and National Museum. All existing international programs, except Engineering and Science, are located at the Tha Prachan campus. The Rangsit campus, approximately one hour from the Tha Prachan campus, houses science-related faculties and is adjacent to the Asian Institute of Technology.

Program Type

Academic year or semester exchanges
ISEP-Direct academic year, semester, or summer programs

ISEP-Exchange for International students.
ISEP-Exchange for US students.
ISEP-Direct site for students from all member institutions.
Summer program available.

Program Dates

Programs in English (except SIIT and post-graduate programs) - Academic year: August to May; Semester 1: August to December; Semester 2: January to May. Thai Academic Calendar - Academic Year: early June to March; Semester 1: early June to October; Semester 2: early November to March. Summer Program - July.


Allied Health Science, Architecture & Urban Planning, Commerce and Accountancy, Dentistry, Economics, Engineering, Fine and Applied Arts, Interdisciplinary Studies, Journalism and Mass Communication, Law, Liberal Arts, Medicine, Nursing, Political Science, Public Health, Science and Technology, Social Administration, Sociology and Anthropology, TEFL, and the Graduate School. Research Institutes: Thai Khadi Research, Human Resources, Information Processing for Education and Development, East Asia Studies, Woman and Children Studies, Thammasat Graduate Volunteers, Legal Research, Indian Studies, Democracy Development, International Studies.

Courses taught in English

The Office of International Affairs offers a Thai Studies Program (TS) providing an integrated and interdisciplinary program for Thai and foreign students. A wide range of courses on historical and present-day Thailand and its culture are available. Trips to artistic, ethnological, historical, political, and religious sites are included. Full-year students obtain a certificate on completion of the program.

The Bachelor's degree in British and American Studies (BAS) examines British and American society and culture, both past and present day. The program includes courses from the Faculty of Liberal Arts as well as other disciplines such as economics, politics, media studies, and business.

The Bachelor"s degree in Business Administration (BBA) concentrates on accounting, finance, banking and marketing.

Thammasat's Faculty of Economics(BE) is the oldest in Thailand and pioneered the teaching of Economics using English as the medium of instruction in 1969. The Bachelor of Economics International Program combines a broad educational foundation with extensive preparation in the various aspects of economic theory and practice. Course work includes Thai/Asian and developing economies, economic theory, human resources, international/comparative, financial and quantitative economics as well as general Thai studies.

The Faculty of Journalism and Mass Communication (BJM) at Thammasat University is the first higher educational institution in Thailand to offer a bachelor degree in journalism. This program offers courses in newspaper and print media, radio and television, film, advertising, public relations, and mass communication management.

The Sirindhorn International Institute of Technology (SIIT) aims to produce engineering and technological graduates who are not only well prepared in their field but are also proficient in English. Qualified students may take courses in civil, electrical, industrial, or mechanical engineering or environmental and information technology. SIIT runs on the Thai academic year, June to March. SIIT also offers a Master's degree program.

The Political Science Program in Politics and International Relations (BMIR) integrates theoretical approaches with case studies, current issues as well as practical skills. It also gives a priority to a diverse range of academic questions essential to the field of politics and international relations.

Courses for Graduate (Masters) Level

The International Master Degree Programs taught in English are as follows: Biomedical Science, Business, Economics, Engineering, English Language, Finance, International Relations, Marketing, Science & Technology.

Housing and Meals

At the Tha Prachan campus, students are housed in private apartments near campus. At Rangsit campus, students are housed in men's and women's dorms on campus. A monthly stipend is provided for housing and meals. Married student housing can be arranged at extra expense.


All important information will be provided in detail during the orientation session. The ISEP coordinator will also carefully advise each ISEP student concerning their planned course of study before the student registers. Specific examples of what will be covered during orientation include:
  • Campus Facilities Orientation
  • Campus Life Information Session
  • Thai Culture Q&A Session
  • Safety in Thailand Session
  • Royal Family Information Session
  • Visa Information Session
  • Thammasat Regulations Session
  • Student Activities Information Session

Student Activities

There are many activities for students to take advantage of, both on and off campus. Examples include:
  • Cultural Tour of Bangkok
  • Thai Cuisine Cooking Class
  • Grand Palace Excursion
  • Loy Krathong Festival
  • International Night
  • Tea Ceremony
  • Rice Harvest Festival
  • Mangrove Excursion


Founded in 1934, Thammasat University has educated many prominent members of the Thai civil administration. Over the years, Thammasat students have been known for their activism and have played a major role in Thai politics. Most classrooms are air-conditioned. A large performing arts hall hosts plays, concerts, lectures and guest performers. A newly-built second campus (Rangsit) houses science-related faculties and modern facilities such as a hospital, dormitories, swimming pools, a soccer field, tennis and basketball court. The Asian Games have equipped the campus with state-of-the-art sport facilities. Total enrollment: 25,000.

ISEP-Exchange programs allow students to participate in reciprocal exchanges with students at ISEP member institutions worldwide, while paying their home university tuition. Students attending US universities that are ISEP-Exchange members are eligible to apply for these programs at other international ISEP-Exchange member universities. Chances of placement vary by location.

ISEP-Direct programs allow students to enroll directly in a host institution abroad, instead of exchanging places with another student. Chances of placement are typically excellent for qualified applicants and some sites offer special academic programs and excursions. Students attending US universities that are either ISEP-Exchange members or ISEP-Direct members can participate in ISEP-Direct programs abroad.

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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 02/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2018 03/01/2018 03/15/2018 TBA TBA
Full Year 2018-2019 03/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.