EBA, The Bachelor of Arts Program in Economics, Chulalongkorn University
Exchange Student

  Incoming Student
  We are pleased to offer our students the world and we are happy to welcome the world to our program.

This web page answers many of your questions about how to apply to study at the EBA as an exchange student and how to prepare for your stay here.

Just click on the links below and you will go straight to the subject selected.

   I. Application
      • Admission requirements
      • Application deadlines
      • Acceptance
  II. Academic Information
      • Workload
      • Course selection
      • Registration
      • Grading system
  III. Practical Information
      • Health
      • Living expenses
      • Accommodation
      • Visa
      • Buddy system
      • Thai language course
      • Student uniform
      • Facilities
      • Transportation in Bangkok
      • How to get from the airport to the Faculty of Economics?
      • Finally ...
      • Disclaimer

If you have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to hearing from you.

I. Application

        We have bilateral student exchange agreements with a number of institutions abroad. Student studying at one of these partner institutions are eligible to apply through their home institution to study one or two semester at the EBA and should submit the completed application for admission as well as all supporting documents before the deadline.

   Admission requirements
    - You must be nominated to us by your home institution. (We cannot accept exchange students from institutions with which we do not have an exchange agreement. Should we not have an exchange agreement with your home institution, you may study at the EBA as a fee-paying visiting student. Please contact exchange eba@chula.ac.th for further information)
    - Non-native speakers of English must have a TOEFL score of at least 550 points or equivalent.
    - You should have a good academic record.

   Application deadlines

Semester Application Deadline
Fall (Aug.-Dec.) April 15 th
Spring (Jan.-May) September 15 th

If your application is successful, we will send you a letter of acceptance and some pre-arrival information.
  II. Academic Information
Semester Workload
Fall / Spring max. 22 credits
Summer max. 7 credits

  Course selection
        A list of courses offered in the current academic year is available here. EBA courses are entirely taught in English. Some courses have pre-requisites and you should carefully read the
course descriptions to be able to choose suitable courses. You will not be offered a place in a course for which you do not have the pre-requisites. Although we try to accommodate students' preferences, we cannot guarantee that you will be offered a place in the courses chosen. Places may be limited, courses may have to be cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances or there may be time conflicts with other courses. Exchange students can generally only take courses offered by the EBA.
It is up to your home institution to decide if you will be able to transfer credits earned back. Determining course equivalences may require some time and you should consult your study adviser well in advance.

        Exchange students have to enroll at Chulalongkorn University via the EBA office on the first day of the semester before being able to register for courses online.

  Grading System
Chulalongkorn University employs the following grading system:

Grade Definition Attached Points
A Excellent 4.0
B+ Very Good 3.5
B Good 3.0
C+ Fairly Good 2.5
C Fair 2.0
D+ Poor 1.5
D Very Poor 1.0
F Fail -

III. Practical Information

      We advise you to read the travel & health recommendations for Thailand issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in your home country.
Chulalongkorn University maintains a Health entre that provides basic medical care for students and staff. An ambulance is also available to bring patients to nearby Chulalongkorn Hospital should hospitalization be necessary. Imcoming students are nevertheless required to purchase adequate health insurance, covering their stay in Thailand, before leaving on exchange!

  Living expenses
      We estimate that your living expenses will be around THB 8,000 per month (3 meals per day, transportation costs, and personal expenses), excluding accommodation and luxury items.

      Subject to availability incoming students may stay at iHouse, which is located within walking distance to the Faculty of Economics.

       Before coming to Thailand, you must obtain a non-immigrant visa category ED from the Royal Thai Embassy or Consulate in your country.

  Buddy system
      To help incoming students in their adjustment to campus life in Thailand and the Thai culture, the EBA runs a buddy system in which visiting students are paired with EBA students. EBA buddies are also responsible for organizing an Orientation Day.

Thai language course
      Incoming students may take language courses on a fee-paying basis in one of the numerous language schools in Bangkok.

Student Uniform
Students have to wear the following uniform:
   •  Female students:
      -  Shirt : with sleeves and collar, made out of pure white cloth with no design and of an appropriate thickness
      -  Skirt : knee-length, made out of dark blue or black cloth with no design
      -  Shoes : polite style, with a strap around the ankle
   •  Male students:
      -  Shirt : white with sleeves and collar, no design
      -  Trousers : long, made out of black or dark blue cloth, polite style with no design
      -  Socks
      -  Shoes : dark dress shoes


   Libraries and Information Centres  
Economics Documentation and Information Centre (EDIC)
   •  library (loan service for books, journals, research reports, etc. as well as interlibrary loan service)
   •  on-line research databases (CU Reference Database, CEIC Database) Central Library (CL)
   •  various types of information services  

   Computer Service Centres at the Faculty of Economics
   •  located on the 2nd and 3rd floor
   •  equipped with modern computer hardware and up-to-date software  

   Sport Facilities
      Sport facilities include an open-air stadium with a capacity of 10,000 spectators, where major inter-faculty competitions are held. There are several gyms, a judo hall and a shooting range. Tennis courts, swimming-pools and various other outdoor sports facilities are accessible to students. The spacious green areas on campus are used by students for a variety of athletic activities.

       The university bookstore operates on a non-profit basis and provides a wide range of magazines, periodicals, textbooks and other books, as well as accessories. It is located in the Sala Phra Kieo Building.

   Student Co-operative Store
The store offers consumer goods and student uniforms, provides a range of services and operates in three locations, namely Sala Phra Kieo, student residence halls, and the Borommaratchakumari Building.

      Several cafeterias, canteens, and small restaurants, offering modestly priced meals, are situated at various campus locations. They are open from early morning until evening.

      Prices per (delicious) dish range from THB 20 to THB 35, prices for drinks (such as ice coffee or tea, fruit shakes) from THB 5 to THB 25.

  Transportation in Bangkok  
   •  air-conditioned and non-air-conditioned public buses (approx. THB 6.50 to THB 24 per trip)
   •  BTS Sky Train (between THB 15 and THB 52 per trip)
   •  MRT (between THB 16 and THB 40 per trip)
   •  Subway
   •  Tuk-Tuks & taxis  

How to get from the airport to the EBA?  
      Metered taxis are available outside the terminal on the 1st floor. There is a THB 50 surcharge on the meter and trips to the city will cost around THB 300 (plus a highway toll of about THB 60) and take around 40 minutes depending on the traffic. Additionally, flat-fare limousines are available in the arrival hall on the 2nd floor.
      Alternatively, you may take the Airport Rail Link, i.e. either the Suvarnabhumi Airport City Line (SA City Line) or the Suvarnabhumi Airport Expree-Makkasan (Makkasan Express Line), to Makkasan Station. At Makkasan Station, walk to the MRT station Phetchaburi and take the train to Sam Yan station.
      Other means of transportation are available at the public transportation center. For a university map with directions to the Faculty of Economics in Thai, please click here.

 Finally ...  
      We may ask you to give our students information about your home country and your home institution. Please bring some brochures and pictures to supplement your presentation.
      Note that while every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information on this website, it is intended for guidance purposes only and its content may be subject to change without further notice. The usual disclaimers apply.

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Chulalongkorn University, Phayathai Rd.
Bangkok 10330, Thailand
Tel: +66-2-218-6197, +66-2-218-6195
Fax: +66-2-652-5221
Email: eba@chula.ac.th
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