Program Overview

In this exchange program, you will directly enroll in classes at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand. A top university in Thailand, Chulalongkorn University was founded in 1917 by King Vajiravudh to honor his father, King Chulalongkorn. The current enrollment is approximately 40,000 students. The campus extends over a 456-acre tract of land, and includes facilities such as a health center, library, counseling center, and gym. 
    
   There are a variety of student clubs available, including clubs focused on academics, sports, arts and culture, or community service. There are several festivals throughout the year on campus. One example is International Night, a welcoming party for international students, researchers, lecturers, etc. The event includes ceremonies to welcome international guests, cultural performances, and a feast of Thai and international food. 
    

Note: All undergraduate students at Chulalongkorn University, including exchange students, are required to wear school uniforms, which consist of a white shirt and pants for men, and white shirt and skirt for women. You will need to purchase your uniforms on campus. 

The capital city of Thailand, Bangkok is a bustling city of more than 8 million people. While Thai is the main language spoken in Bangkok, English is spoken in most shops and restaurants, and many street signs are bilingual. Learn more about Bangkok here.
 
Students are encouraged to study some Thai before and during the program, but all classes will be in English. The UO Yamada Language Center usually offers a 1-2 credit Thai self-study class each term, in case you want to pick up some Thai before going abroad.

Additional requirements

Note for UO international students: Chulalongkorn has a higher TOEFL requirement than UO does. Please see the Chulalongkorn Exchange Facts Sheet for additional information.

What is an Exchange?

This is a program in which the University of Oregon and the partner universities exchange students on an ongoing basis. The number of places available to UO students varies based on the number of partner institution students coming to UO. If there are not enough exchange places available in a given year, then qualified applicants will be offered the opportunity to apply as a fee-paying study abroad student, or to apply for an alternate exchange program.

This is an exchange program in which you will directly enroll in courses at a UO partner university. Exchange programs differ from other study abroad options and on-site student support services such as academic advising, health & counselling services may vary. Students most comfortable and successful in exchange programs typically have high levels of self-reliance, resourcefulness, and willingness to adapt to unfamiliar teaching styles and living arrangements.

NOTE: The host university has its own credit and grading system. The transcripts provided by the host institution will be converted by the UO Registrar’s Office based on established standards of conversion. Exchange applicants should meet with a GEO advisor to discuss program details.

Academic Details

Chulalongkorn University offers more than a dozen international undergraduate programs, which are taught entirely in English. You will be taking classes alongside other international students as well as with Thai students. The international programs include Accounting, International Business Management, Economics, Applied Chemistry, Architectural Design, Communication Design (graphic design and digital arts), Communication Management, Language and Culture, Psychological Science, and more. To search for classes, go to the web page of the individual Faculty/ department. Students register for classes in person after they arrive.

See international programs for undergraduate exchange students.

Graduate students: A variety of international programs, which are taught entirely in English, are available. Please note that the SASIN Graduate Institute of Business Administration, the medical school, and the Thai Studies programs are not open to exchange students.

See graduate level international programs.

You will typically enroll in 3-4 classes per semester, however, you may be able to enroll in up to 7 classes per semester.

 

Housing Description

Most exchange students live in Chulalongkorn University International House, a 26-story residence hall for international students. Both single and double rooms are available. Rooms come fully furnished with air conditioning, modern conveniences, 24-hour security and safety systems. The residence is included in the university’s shuttle bus services. 

Application process

Selection for the program is based on a review of your written application, transcripts, recommendations, and completion of the interview process. After the initial application is complete, GEO will review it and select successful candidates for nomination to Chulalongkorn. Nominations are made in February for the fall term and in June for the spring term of the following year. Students will then need to complete a secondary application for Chulalongkorn, which generally consists of an application form, recommendations, official transcript, study plan, copy of passport, etc. The final decision regarding acceptance is made by Chulalongkorn. 

Dates and Deadlines

TermYearDeadlineArrival DateDeparture Date
Term
Fall Semester
Year
2019
Deadline
1/1/2019
Arrival Date
Early August
Departure Date
Late December
Term
Spring Semester
Year
2020
Deadline
1/1/2019
Arrival Date
Early January
Departure Date
Late May
Term
Academic Year
Year
2019-20
Deadline
1/1/2019
Arrival Date
Early August
Departure Date
Late May

Course Equivalencies

Actual credit awarded is determined by the relevant department at your university in consultation with the study abroad office. Check with your study abroad advisor for more information.

UO students, please refer to the UO Course Equivalency Process and the UO Office of the Registrar Course Equivalency Database.