Thammasat University

Bangkok
Thailand

Language of instruction

Thai
English

Thammasat University has evolved from an open university for law and politics to a prestigious international research university offering degrees and producing cutting-edge research across a broad spectrum of academic disciplines. Notable university alumni include former Prime Ministers, leading politicians, Bank of Thailand governors, and Supreme Court judges.

Thammasat has several campuses in Bangkok, a city which lives up to Thailand’s reputation as the “Land of Smiles”. Explore the many Buddhist temples scattered throughout the city, try fried cockroaches at a night market, or visit the buzzing nightlife districts – you won’t be stuck for things to do in Bangkok!

Semester dates

UQ Semester Host Semester Dates
Semester 1 Semester 2 January–May
Semester 2 Semester 1 August–December

View the Thammasat academic calendar.

Guides and additional information

Thammasat has online resources to help get more from your exchange:

Campuses

Thammasat has multiple campuses available to exchange students:

  • Rangsit campus (main campus – all undergraduate courses)
  • Tha Pra Chan campus (graduate programs in social sciences & international programs)
  • Pattaya campus (regional)
  • Lampang campus (regional)

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.

Full-time study load

15 credits per semester at Thammasat is equivalent to 8 UQ units.

Minimum academic requirements

You will need a minimum cumulative GPA of 4.5 to study at Thammasat.

Find courses

Search the Credit Precedent Database to find courses offered by your host university that have been previously approved for credit at UQ. The database should be used as a general guide only. 

Search the Thammasat course catalogue if courses do not appear in the database.

Study areas taught in English

Undergraduate
Economics
Chemical engineering
Civil and structural engineering
Electrical engineering
Mechanical engineering
Communication, digital media and PR
English
English literature
International relations
Journalism
Political science
Sociology
Law
Biological sciences
Postgraduate

Course restrictions

A full-time study load of Law courses is only available in UQ semester 1.

Additional academic information

Thai Studies (one-year certificate program) commencing in UQ semester 2, please view the course description for more details.

Thammasat has online resources to help navigate their academic policies:

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.

Accommodation

There is no on-campus accommodation at Thammasat, but the University runs an off-campus dormitory about 30-45 minutes from campus by bus. Alternatively, Thammasat provides students with information on privately owned apartments available for rent. All housing information can be found in Thammasat's Housing Information guide

Cost of living

To help students budget for exchange, Thammasat provides a breakdown of basic living costs in Thailand. 

Financial support

A range of funding for student exchange including scholarships, grants and loans are available to UQ students.  

Insurance

Students approved to participate in the Student Exchange Program are automatically covered by UQ’s Travel Insurance for the country of their host university only.

For more information, read the Student Travel Insurance Policy Summary on UQ’s Travel Insurance web page (login required).

If you plan to travel outside of your host country, you should purchase additional insurance.

Students are required to purchase a suitable medical insurance plan from their home country, valid for the entire duration of their stay in Thailand. The insurance benefits must cover health and accident, permanent and partial disability, repatriation, and death. Page 59 of the International student handbook provides further insurance information.

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.

Organise your visa

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct visa for the country where you will be studying. As UQ Abroad is not a visa-issuing authority we cannot provide visa advice.

Thammasat provides visa and immigration information for incoming exchange students.

Contact the Royal Thai Embassy for more visa information.

Travel risk levels

The University of Queensland cannot and does not allow UQ Abroad students to travel to any country with a risk level of 3 (Reconsider your need to travel) or above, as assessed by the Australian Government.

If a country's risk level changes to 3 or above, UQ Abroad programs to that country are suspended until the risk level improves.

Find out the risk level and travel advice for your host country on the Smartraveller website.

Register your travel plans

We recommend that you register your travel plans on the Smartraveller website so that the Australian Government can contact you or your family in an emergency.

Non-Australian citizens should register with their closest consulate.

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.