Red X iconGreen tick iconYellow tick icon

Chulalongkorn University is a new exchange partner for 2024 and is currently accepting applications for semester 1 2025.

Please do not contact this university directly.
For all enquiries please contact the Exchange Office at
Last updated March, 2024.

Academic information

Please have a look at the University’s website for exchange students under “Programs Offered”. Courses from the below faculties are available:

  • Economics – Faculty of Economics
  • International Business – Faculty of Commerce and Accountancy
  • Language and Culture – Faculty of Architecture, Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Communication Arts

Inbound student exchange – Chulalongkorn University

Course information

Chula offers a range of exchange courses at an undergraduate and graduate level.

Bachelors' programmes – Chulalongkorn University

Undergraduate study

Please note that Chula's BBA programme in the Business School is quite popular; Chula recommends applying for their Spring semester (where there are more spaces available to accommodate students, compared to their Fall/Autumn semester).

Also note that the Politics and Global Studies programme only accepts 2 students each semester from all the exchange student applications. Their choice is based on students’ GPAs, and acceptance into the programme is not guaranteed.

Taking classes outside a student’s major isn't recommended as Chula prioritises foundational knowledge. While it might be possible for exchange students to take courses outside their host program, they must discuss this with the program co‑ordinator after acceptance.

Postgraduate study

Postgraduate exchange students pursuing a master's degree can only register for a maximum of 6 credits (equivalent to 2 courses). Should students wish to add a course or exceed this limit, Chula requires documentary evidence from the home university to justify the additional courses.

Semester dates

  • Academic year: August–May
  • Fall term: August–December
  • Spring term: January–May

Course load and minimum unit requirements

Maximum course load = 22 credits per semester (approximately 7–8 courses).

Exchange students interested in attending regular programs taught in Thai are required to be fluent in Thai in all four skills – listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

Accommodation and the cost of living


Chulalongkorn University International House (CU iHouse) is a 26-storey, 846-unit, on‑campus residence for international students and lecturers. 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.

Accommodation – Chulalongkorn University

Student visa

Student visa information – Chulalongkorn University

The University, city and region

The university

Chula is located in the Lumphini subdistrict, which is named after the birthplace of the Buddha in Nepal. It’s also near Silom, which is famous for its night markets and good eateries. Chula has a sprawling campus surrounded by raintrees, its symbol, and is just a metro ride away from the famous Pak Khlong Talat (Flower Market), China Town, and the Grand Palace.

The city of Bangkok and region

Bangkok, or Krung Thep Maha Nakhon in Thai, is the capital, and most populous city in Thailand with over 11 million residents. Steeped in history, ornate shrines, vibrant street life, and bustling markets, Bangkok is one of the main hubs of South East Asia.

Further information

For further information about Otago Global Student Exchange please contact:


Back to top