International Student


International Student

International Student

International Degree Programs

All international programs are taught in English language and require that students must have a minimum ability in English language of IELTS band 5.0/5.5, TOEFL paper-based 500/computer-based 173 or 61 IBT or English National Test Level 4 (for Chinese Students), or CEF (Common European Framework) Level A2, or an equivalent internationally recognised English language test. International students are admitted to international programs on the basis of satisfying the minimum standards for English language ability and the required academic qualification for each program.

Applicants whose first or native language is English will be exempted from the English Placement Test, but will still be required to take entrance examinations as specified by individual faculties/colleges.

Applicants whose first or native language is not English, must submit the required TOEFL or IELTS scores. In case of those applicants who do not have IELTS or TOEFL scores, they must take the English Placement Test at Chiang Mai University International College or Applicant whose lives in China can take the English Placement Test at Chiang Mai University Thai Language and Culture Center at either Yunnan Normal University, Kunming, or Chengdu University, Chengdu, Guangxi University, Guangxi, or at the Foreign Affairs office of Ningxia-Hui Autonomous Region, Yinchuan, P.R. of China.

Note: Nursing Science applicants who graduate from a high school where English is a means of instructions do not have to submit IELTS or TOEFL scores. Applicants who have Thai Nationality or graduates from a high school in Thailand must submit the National Test Score (GAT/PAT2); otherwise these applications will be disqualified.

Undergraduate Programs
Entry requirements for international undergraduate programs are:
• High school graduation certificate
• High school official transcript
• A GPA Score of at least 2.5 (For Social Science program, the minimum CGPA is 2.75), or equivalent, in each of the following three subjects: Sciences: Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and English (this requirement is for Mechanical Engineering, Software Engineering, Integrated Design in Emerging Architecture and Nursing Science applicants only)

Postgraduate Programs
Students are admitted to international postgraduate degree programs on the basis of the required discipline related academic qualifications and the results of a joint evaluation conducted by the Graduate School and the relevant faculty.

Tuition, Registration and Compulsory Fees
Combined Tuition, Registration and Compulsory fees for International Bachelor’s degree programs are:
• Bachelor of Nursing Science (B.N.S.) - Baht 130,000 per academic year
• Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering (B.Eng.) - Baht 140,000 per academic year
• Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering (B.S.) - Baht 80,000 per academic year
• Bachelor of Arts in Social Science (B.A.) – Baht 80,000 per academic year
• Bachelor of Arts in Thai as a Foreign Language (B.A.) – Baht 110,000 per academic year
• Bachelor of Science in Digital Innovation (B.S.) – Baht 110,000 per academic year
• Bachelor of Economics (B.Econ.) – Baht 70,000 per academic year
• Bachelor of Science in Integrated Design in Emerging Architecture – Baht 170,000 per academic year
• Bachelor of Engineering in Information System and Network Engineering – Baht 70,000 per academic year

Academic Calendar
The University academic year is divided into two 18-week semesters, and, for some courses, an eight-week summer session.
• First semester - August to mid-December
• Second semester - January to mid-May
• Summer session - mid-May to mid-July

Applying for Admission

Undergraduate Study
International students who wish to enroll in an International Training Course, or a Bachelor’s degree programs are available from:
Chang Mai University International College
Chiang Mai University
239 Huaykaew Road, Suthep Sub-district, Muang District, Chiang Mai Province 50200, Thailand
E-mail: or visit following link for 2018 academic year:

Application Documents
You must submit all of the following application documentation:

1) One copy of the completed application forms.
2) High School officially certified transcripts in Thai or English, or its foreign equivalent.
3) High School graduation certificate/diploma for Matayom Suksa 6, or Grade 12 or Equivalent, Thai or English, or its foreign equivalent (with English translation).
4) For Thai citizens: a copy of the Thai I.D. Card and home registration paper for foreigners but non-English-speaking nationals: a copy of the I.D. Card with official English translation.
5) An official score report for IELTS, TOEFL or an equivalent English test, valid at the time of application.
6) Two 2-inch full-face photographs, less than six months old.
7) A copy of your passport – the information page(s), or Thai national ID.
8) A copy of house registration (For Thais applicants)9) The application fee of Baht 1,200 for test in Thailand / Baht 2,500 for test in China center (non-refundable).
10) English Placement Test fee of Baht 400 (non-refundable).

For more information please visit website:
or contact E-mail: or

When to apply
Applications can be submitted for consideration, please refer the schedule via following link:
The majority of programs commence in August, at the beginning of the first semester.

English language requirements for International Programs
The CMU minimum English language entrance requirement is: IELTS band 5.0/5.5; TOEFL paper-based 500/550, or 61/70 IBT or an equivalent score in another internationally recognized English Language Ability Test. Some programs may require higher scores. All international programs require that students read academic texts, participate in academic discussion, listen to lectures and write academic essays, reports and/or theses. These minimum requirements for English language ability ensure that you will get the most out of the international program that you choose to study.

Transferring from another University
If you want to transfer to Chiang Mai University from another university you must make a written request, enclosing a transcript and a letter of approval from your current university. Approval of transfer can be a lengthy process, requiring as it does the exchange of a significant number of documents between the universities. With this in mind, you are advised to submit your initial written request, together with the transcript and letter of approval, at least 60 days prior to the start of the semester in which you wish to commence your program of study at CMU.

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