FAQ

>> What are the required documents for incoming exchange students to be submitted to TBS?

Incoming exchange students need to complete and submit the documents below to the Center for Internationals Affairs of  TBS by the deadline.
 
  1. Thammasat University (TU) application form
  2. Course registration request form
  3. Housing and arrival (airport pick-up service request) form
  4. Copy of passport
  5. Copy of official transcripts
  6. Copy of  TOEFL/IELTS scores for non-English native speakers or an official letter of English proficiency issued by a home university

>> When does the exchange term period start and end?

There are two regular semesters for the undergraduate exchange program:
  1. Fall semester (August – December)
  2. Spring semester (January – May)

>> When is the deadline for applying to TBS exchange program? 

  • Fall semester: The 1st of May
  • Spring semester: The 1st of October

>> When should incoming exchange students arrive in/depart from Bangkok?

It is suggested that incoming exchange students arrive approximately one week before each semester begins. The departure date back to their home universities should be only after the date of the last final examination.  There is no final examination to be arranged at the home university under a regular circumstance.

>> What kinds of visa should incoming exchange students apply for?

Incoming exchange students have to obtain the Non Immigration ED visa which allows them to stay in Thailand for 90 days.  There are two types of visa for which they can apply, depending on their plans.

1) Single entry:  The date printed on the visa is the date by which you must use the visa to enter Thailand, NOT the date by which you are allowed to stay in the country.  After your arrival, the period of your stay is indicated by the immigration stamp which you will receive upon your arrival; this is normally 90 days from the date you arrive.  Please note that this is the date by which you should request for the extension of your stay.

2) Multiple entries:  This type of visa is good for those who plan to travel outside Thailand a number of times during the exchange term.  Every time you leave and return to the country, your period of stay will be extended by 90 days as stated on the immigration stamp you receive upon each return.  This means you can prolong your stay by leaving the country and returning before each 90-day period is over.

>> What is an appropriate budget for incoming exchange students to prepare for living in Thailand?

It depends on individual and lifestyle. Typically, approximately monthly expense are:

Accommodation rents: USD250 – 450
Personal expenses: USD170 – 250
Books/supplies: USD50
Miscellaneous expenses: USD100

>> Does TBS provide an international internship for incoming exchange students?

Yes, a bundled program of exchange and internship is available on a case-by-case basis.  It is suitable for incoming exchange students coming in Spring Semester and decide to stay on for a 2-month summer internship in an international organization / company.  The Center for International Affairs provides a one-on-one counseling on internship placements in the first week of Spring Semester.  Basically, they need to prepare a CV and a cover letter / a statement of purpose specifying a field of business internship they prefer to work on.  More information, including an application form, is provided at a welcome orientation.

>> How can incoming exchange students choose housing?

Thammasat Business School does not offer on-campus housing.  Incoming exchange students can find a wide selection of apartments with different rent rates and facilities.  These apartments are safe and clean, located nearby Thammasat Business School where public transportation is accessible.  In addition, they are encouraged to seek for inside information about each apartment from former exchange students at TBS through blogs, web boards, or Facebook. 

>> What kinds of insurance should incoming exchange students get?

Incoming exchange students should secure an international insurance that provides a wide range of medical / accidental coverage prior to their arrival in Thailand.

>> How many course credits are incoming exchange students required to take in order to be eligible a full-time student status at Thammasat University?

Undergraduate Level:

  • Minimum 3 courses (9 credits) are required for a full-time student status
  • Maximum 6 courses (18 credits) per semester, 3 of which are business-related courses
  • 3 credit hours are equal to 3 class hours per course per week
  • Approximately 16 weeks per semester
  • All courses are 3 credit hours

Graduate Level:

  • Minimum 2 courses (3 credits) are required for a full-time student status
  • Maximum 4 courses (3 credits) per semester, 1 of which is business-related courses
  • 3 credit hours are equal to 3 class hours per course per week
  • Some courses are 1.5 credit hours
  • There are three international master’s degree programs through which incoming exchange students can cross-register
  1. Master’s Degree in Marketing (MIM Program) - http://www.mim.bus.tu.ac.th
  2. Master in Finance (MIF Program) - http://www.mif.bus.tu.ac.th
  3. International Master of Business Administration (IMBA Program) - http://imba.bus.tu.ac.th

 

 

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