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!
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.
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.
Incoming students may take language courses on a fee-paying basis in one of the numerous language schools in Bangkok.
Students have to wear the following uniform:
- 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
- Shirt : white with sleeves and collar, no design
- Trousers : long, made out of black or dark blue cloth, polite style with no design
- 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 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.
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)
Tuk-Tuks & taxis
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.
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.