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Dept BUS: Bangkok, Thammasat University
Bangkok, Thailand (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Fall,
Host Program Website: Visit host website for more information
Program Dates &
View program dates and deadlines
Historical Course List: View Historical Course List
Restrictions: PSU applicants only
Budget Sheets Fall,
Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA:
Class Standing:
3 - Junior
Courses Offered:
Accounting, Asian Studies, Business/Management/Finance, Economics, Marketing, Political Science, Statistics, Thai
Type of Program:
Language of Instruction:
English, Thai
Language Requirement:
0 - none
Education Abroad Adviser:
Whitney Longnecker
Internship Available:
Non-Penn State Students:
Global Programs Scholarships:
Diversity Grant-in-Aid, Grant-in-Aid, Whole World Scholarship
Program Description:
Thammasat University, Bangkok, Thailand

Program Overview     

Woman rowing a boat and selling wares.Long time hub of international trade in Asia and one of the largest cities in the world, Bangkok is a major metropolitan destination for trade, study, and tourism. Skyscrapers fill in the cityscape and floating markets fill the city's many canals. This fabulous city is also host to Thammasat University. Founded in 1934, Thammasat University is one of the most famous universities in Southeast Asia and has educated many prime ministers, governors, bankers, and international politicians. The business, economics, and political science programs here have been ranked within the top 10 of Southeast Asia. A world renowned university in a world renowned city, an opportunity to study in Bangkok at Thammasat University is one not to be missed!

Learn more by visiting the Thammasat University website and selecting options in the "Incoming Exchange Students" drop down.

To view a list of other programs available in this region, visit our Education Abroad Regional Program Brochures.

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Education Abroad Credits

Traditional Thai costumeYou will receive credit for all academic courses taken at this institution, and all of your grades from abroad will count toward your Penn State cumulative GPA. You may not take any courses overseas on a Pass/Fail basis. Students may not fulfill GHA (General Health and Activity) general education requirements abroad.

This institution offers a large selection of courses, with strengths in many different disciplines. Find course offerings on the Thammasat University website. Classes at Thamassat will vary from semester to semester, so you are encouraged to review the course offerings each semester. Students are required to take a minimum of the equivalent of 12 Penn State credits semester. Students can enroll in a maximum of the equivalent of 16 credits per semester. Most courses are three credits.

To see what kind of credit students in past semesters have received for courses taken on this program, visit
the Dept BUS Bangkok Course Equivalency List. Keep in mind you will need to complete the course equivalency process once you have been accepted to your program and after you have completed your registration abroad.  To obtain specific instructions on this process, visit our Course Equivalencies page. To learn how the courses on this program can work into your individual degree audit, meet with your academic adviser.


Successful applicants will satisfy the pre-requisites established by the program.

Housing and Meals

You will make your own housing and food arrangements, in conjunction with the Office of International Affairs at Thamassat University. You have several choices of residence halls on campus; halls offer single or double bedroom options.

Program Costs

For more information on program costs, please be sure to review the fall budget sheet and spring budget sheet. These budget sheets include information on costs that are billable to the bursar bill, as well as estimated additional costs. Costs vary by program, so it is important to review this information carefully.

Please note that tuition rates may vary depending on major and class standing.

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Sunset in ThailandPenn State students studying through Education Abroad can use most components of their existing financial aid packages toward the cost of study abroad. This may include federal and state grants, VA educational benefits, federal student loans, and University scholarships and grants. Notable exceptions include work-study awards and some athletic scholarships.

The University Office of Global Programs also administers a number of grants and scholarships. Eligibility is based on academic excellence and/or financial need. There is also funding available for study abroad programs in diverse locations and for students from diverse backgrounds. In most cases, applicants should have a current year FAFSA on file with the Office of Student Aid. Funding opportunities may also be available through Penn State academic departments. For detailed information on financial aid and scholarship opportunities and application procedures, please visit the Funding Study Abroad section of the Global Penn State website.

For More Information

For more information about programs and education abroad at Penn State, we encourage you to meet with or contact our Peer Advisers. These study abroad returnees can explain program options, give an overview of the education abroad process, as well as provide information about his/her program. If you are not at University Park, contact your Campus Global Representative

To learn more about the specifics of each program, schedule an appointment with the education abroad adviser for this program.

For the inside scoop on life in a foreign country, be sure to check out the GeoBlogs of Penn State students currently studying abroad.

How to Apply

If you would like to participate on this study abroad program, you will need to apply to Penn State Education Abroad by clicking the "Apply Now" button on this page. 

You must complete the following materials in your application:

  •  Education Abroad Questionnaire
  •  One academic recommendation
  •  Signature Documents

Visit the How to Apply section of our website for more information.

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Education Abroad Regional Program Brochures 

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2015 09/15/2014
09/30/2014 01/05/2015 05/26/2015
NOTE: Start date marks arrival in host country. End date marks departure from program housing. Dates are tentative. Please consult Thammasat Univeresity for confirmed dates.
Fall 2015 03/01/2015
03/17/2015 08/10/2015 12/19/2015
NOTE: Start date marks arrival in host country. End date marks departure from program housing.
Spring 2016 09/15/2015
Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2016 03/01/2016 03/15/2016 TBA TBA

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

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