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!,
This institution offers a large selection of courses, with strengths in many different disciplines. You can find out more about this program by reviewing the program guide. This guide has information about Thammasat policies and guidelines, especially in regards to academic policies, housing, dress code, and more! Classes at Thamassat will vary from semester to semester, so you are encouraged to review their course offerings each semester.Students are required to take a minimum of the equivalent of 12 PSU credits semester. Students can enroll in a maximum of the equivalent of 16 credits per semester. Most courses are 3 credits.
Education Abroad Credits
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 of a Pass/Fail basis.
To see what kind of credit students in past semesters have received for courses taken on this program, visit the 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.
Students may not fulfill GHA (General Health and Activity) general education requirements abroad.
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 Budget Sheets listed above. 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 above 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 see Funding Study Abroad.
For More Information
For more information about this program and education abroad at Penn State, we encourage you to meet with 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. Students at University Park can also contact their International Coordinator within their college. If you're not at University Park, students at Commonealth Campuses can contact their Campus Global Representative.
To learn more about the specifics of this program, schedule an appointment with Nimisha Thakur, 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.