Diversity Grant-in-Aid, Grant-in-Aid, Whole World Scholarship
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!
You 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.
*The University Office of Global Programs is committed to making its websites accessible to all users. As such we are currently developing a new course equivalency database which will launch in Academic Year 2014-2015. In the meantime if you require an accessible version of the course equivalency information provided for this program please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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
Penn 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 theFunding Study Abroadsection 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
Visit the How to Apply section of our website for more information.