Interested in studying in Asia but worried about learning a new language?
It doesn't seem like it was a problem for this group of students studying abroad in China.
The Chinese University lies on a spacious 134-hectare campus with more than 130 state-of-the-art buildings.
It rises from Tolo Harbour just north of Sha Tin.
- Ideal location for the study of "greater China" – Hong Kong, China, Macau, Taiwan – as well as South East Asia.
- Campus offers excellent research, language study, cultural and sports facilities.
- Cosmopolitan environment with easy access to South China and South East Asia.
Founded in 1963 as a university based on Chinese language and culture, CUHK has developed into a multilingual, international comprehensive institution.
The Chinese University of Hong Kong is one of eight government-funded institutions of higher education but the university functions as a self-governing institution and receives its finances from government grants, student tuition fees and private donations.
Competitive admission to CUHK is based on passing the Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination after seven years of secondary education.
Both English and Chinese examinations must be passed.
University programs lead to Bachelor's, Master's, doctoral degrees and postgraduate diplomas.
Students who satisfy graduation requirements shall be awarded bachelor's degree with one of the classifications: first-, second upper-, second lower-, third- class honors, or pass degree, depending on examination results.
More than 300 courses a year, in a variety of subjects, are taught in English.
Most students are local and trilingual (English, Cantonese and Putonghua); foreign students number about 150.
Total enrollment: over 12,000.
Coursework includes lectures, seminars, tutorials, laboratory work, fieldwork, examinations and research projects.
The grading scale runs from A (excellent) to F (failure).
The academic year is divided into two terms: September to December and January to May, with examinations scheduled in December and early May.
Hong Kong was British-governed for over 156 years until it returned to Chinese rule on July 1, 1997.
Hong Kong is one of the world's major ports, an international trade and finance center that draws tourists and business travelers from all over the world.
Hong Kong Island (32 sq. mi.), Kowloon Peninsula (3 sq. mi.) and New Territories (356 sq. mi.) have a population of 6.9 million.
Hong Kong has train, plane and/or ferry service to Guangzhou, Shanghai, Beijing and other major cities in China.
The campus is located in the New Territories, 20 minutes by train/car from the bustle of urban Hong Kong.
Set on a green hillside overlooking Tolo Harbor, it is 13 miles from downtown Kowloon and is connected to the city by highly efficient public transportation.
Faculties of Arts (Chinese language and literature, English, English language, fine arts, intercultural studies, history, Japanese studies, modern languages, music, philosophy, religious studies, theology, and translation); Business Administration (accountancy, decision sciences and managerial economics, finance, hotel management, international business, management, and marketing); Engineering (computer science, computer engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering, mechanical & automation engineering, and systems engineering & engineering management); Science (biochemistry, biology, chemistry, environmental science, food & nutritional sciences, mathematics, physics, and statistics); Social Science (anthropology, architecture, economics, gender studies, geography, government & public administration, journalism & communication, psychology, social work, and sociology).
Courses offered in English vary from year to year.
Consult your ISEP coordinator for details.
There are course offerings in contemporary China studies and Hong Kong studies which are recommended.
Only undergraduate placements are available.
CUHK welcomes many foreign students each year to its International Asian Studies Program and Chinese Language Center, which offer English-taught Asian studies and Chinese language courses respectively.
ISEP students may take courses and share services of the Office of International Studies Programs.
Extra-curricular activities including teaching-in-china programs are organized for international students.
Knowledge of Chinese is an advantage but not a requirement.
ISEP students will be able to attend Putonghua (Mandarin) or Cantonese classes at the renowned Yale-in-China Chinese Language Center during the academic year.
Students should note that intensive Chinese language training is not part of the regular undergraduate programs and is not included in ISEP benefits.
Some financial assistance may be available on application.
Further details are available from the Office International Studies Programs.
Room and board
College residence halls on campus provide room and board.
Most rooms house two or three students and ISEP students are assigned roommates from the local area.
Single rooms are not available.
A stipend will be provided for meals, which can be taken at CUHK cafeterias.
No married student housing is available.
Exchange dates: Late August to May or January to May.
Special conditions: Students interested in studying at CUHK should be advised that a preliminary list of English-taught courses for the following academic year will be available in mid-June on the CUHK Office of Academic Links website.
Courses offered by the Faculties of Medicine and Education are not available to international students.
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Guangzhou, China, Guangdong province in mainland China.
Guangzhou has always been the gateway of China's opening to the world and the bridge connecting the inland with the oversea.
Guangdong province is situated in the southern part of China, adjacent to Hong Kong and Macao.
Guangdong was the homeland and base of operations of Dr. Sun Yat-Sen, the widely accepted founder of modern China.
Its Pearl River Delta is one of China 's most densely cultivated areas. Guangzhou is the capital city of Guangdong. The city has a metropolitan population of roughly 12 million, making it the most populous city in the province and the third most populous metropolitan area in mainland China. Guangzhou is the economic centre of the Pearl River Delta and is the heart of one of mainland China 's leading commercial and manufacturing regions. In fact, the economy in this region accounts for 1/8 of the GDP in China. Guangzhou is conveniently connected to Hong Kong by train, bus, and ferry services.
Jinan University was founded in 1906, which makes it one of the oldest universities in China. This University has the largest number of overseas students and is the first university in China that recruits foreign students, which make the school unique. Jinan University is the only school in China under the supervision of the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Currently it has 32,408 students at four campuses, including 12,108 international students from 81 countries.
Among the twenty colleges and schools, International School was established in 2001 with the distinctive purpose to serve overseas Chinese and foreign students. There are about 1000 students studying at the School from more than 30 countries and regions. All the courses offered in the International School are delivered in English with all textbooks and teaching materials introduced from abroad. International School offers eight degree programs; three of them are related to CBA. They are Accounting, Finance, and International Economics and Trade. Their campus facility design is more westernized and is very easy to go around. The University has a Muslim restaurant.
International exchange students can take courses from other colleges/schools. One of the popular colleges/schools is the College of Chinese Language and Culture. The College is a national base of teaching Chinese as a foreign language appointed the Ministry of Education as well as an overseas Chinese education base appointed by the Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of the State Council. It is also possible to find internship opportunity for exchange students.
Jinan University is an excellent choice for CBA undergraduate student to study abroad. The International School and the College of Chinese Language and Culture can provide a good choice of courses and a unique experience.
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The name of Macau is derived from the word Magao (A-Ma Temple), which were shrines dedicated to Mazu, a sacred sea goddess respected by Macau people. It was said that in the middle of sixteenth century when the Portuguese first set foot there, one of the officers asked a fisherman the name of the land. The man misunderstanding the officer's meaning, answered 'Magao' - the name of A-Ma Temple in front them. The word became the Portuguese name for the land and for nearly 400 years, the Portuguese ruled here prior to Macau's official return to the People's Republic of China on December 20, 1999 as a special administrative region.
The land of Macau when compared with other Chinese metropolises unlike Beijing, Shanghai or Guangzhou is quite small covering an area of just 27.5 square kilometers. The total population Macau is 469,800 of which 95% are Chinese, the remainder being Portuguese and other westerners. The majority resides on the Macau Peninsular where you can find a variety of both Oriental and Western cultural and historical places of interest and all sorts of old buildings that are either European baroque or traditional Chinese in style. The blend of people, culture and history has influences on every aspect of life in the city. A wander around the Macau Peninsular will bring you into a world of antiques and fashion, traditional and modern, as well as tranquility and glitz..
The genesis of the University of Macau dates back to March 1981 when its predecessor, the University of East Asia (UEA), was founded by Ricci Island West Limited. Privately owned and the first university in Macao, UEA was established with the assistance of the Government of Macao by a lease of land on Taipa Island, signifying the beginning of modern tertiary education in Macao.
During the first few years after establishment, UEA mainly enrolled students from Hong Kong. To meet the demand for local human resources during the transition period of Macao before its handover to China, the then Macao-Portuguese Government entrusted the purchase of the University to the Macao Foundation in 1988. Subsequent restructuring led to the establishment of the Faculty of Arts, the Faculty of Business Administration, the Faculty of Social Sciences and the Faculty of Science and Technology and to the change of the duration of programs from three-year to four-year. The Faculties of Law and Education were established afterwards and English remained the main teaching medium.
In 1991, with the promulgation of a new University Charter, UEA was officially renamed the University of Macau, and this new public institution made the nurturing of local Macao talent its prime objective. After a new round of restructuring, the number of students increased greatly, from several hundred to today's more than six thousand while the percentage of local students soared from 39% to 80%.
Twenty five years of steady development enable the University of Macau to boast an integrated teaching system organized through five faculties, namely, the Faculty of Business Administration, the Faculty of Education, the Faculty of Law, the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, and the Faculty of Science and Technology. These faculties offer Doctoral, Master's, Bachelor's and Bacharelato (Higher Diploma) degree programs
The campus overlooks the Pearl River estuary and commands impressive views of the Macau Peninsula, China, and the South China Sea.
The main teaching and administrative blocks; Tai Fung Building, Choi Kai Yau Building and Luso-Chinese Building have been constructed around two garden courtyards as an aesthetically satisfying and highly practical core to the institution. This central landscaped courtyard concept is typical of old Chinese architecture and fits well with the modern Western design of the campus.
The University buildings are laid out in such a way that the residential, teaching and administrative facilities are linked by walkways and staircases and form an integrated whole.
At the entrance of the University stands the Administrative Building, housing all the administrative offices under one roof for convenience for students and administrative efficiency.
Faculty of Business Administration (Department of Accounting and Information Management, Department of Finance and Business Economics and Department of Management and Marketing). Faculty of Education. Faculty of Law. Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities (Department of Chinese, Department of Communication, Department of Economics, Department of English, Department of Government and Public Administration, Department of Portuguese, Department of Psychology and Department of Sociology). The Faculty of Science and Technology (Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Department of Computer and Information Science, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Department of Electromechanical Engineering). Lastly, the Department of Mathematics
English remains the prevailing language in teaching while Chinese, Portuguese and Japanese are used for specialized programs. Other academic units in the University include the Institute of Chinese Medical Sciences, the English Language Centre, the Centre for Continuing Education, the Centre for Pre-University Studies, and the Centre for Macau Studies.
Room and board
The University of Macau (UM) offers hostel for non-local students. Students can choose from on-campus or off-campus hostel types. In regular cases, without special request from students, students will be assigned to reside in twin-bed rooms. Hostel fee of this room type costs MOP$8,780/year (hostel fee of academic year 2005/2006 for 10 months, around $1,116/semester) per student. Upon arrival, students are expected to follow the hostel check-in procedures at the Student Affairs Office.
It is difficult to provide a precise estimate of the likely cost because it varies from one person to another. Generally a minimum of MOP2500.00 (around US317.00) per month will cover the meals, transportation and other living expenses.
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The university is located in Guangdong province in mainland China.Guangzhou has always been the gateway of China's opening to the world and the bridge connecting the inland with those overseas. Guangdong province is situated in the southern part of China, adjacent to Hong Kong and Macao, and was the homeland and base of operations of Dr. Sun Yat-Sen, the widely accepted founder of modern China. Its Pearl River Delta is one of China's most densely cultivated areas. Guangzhou, the capital city of Guangdong, has a metropolitan population of roughly 12 million, making it the most populous city in the province and the third most populous metropolitan area in mainland China. Guangzhou is the economic centre of the Pearl River Delta and is the heart of one of mainland China 's leading commercial and manufacturing regions. In fact, the economy in this region accounts for 1/8 of the GDP in China. Guangzhou is conveniently connected to Hong Kong by train, bus, and ferry services.
Sun Yat-Sen University (SYSU) was founded in 1924 by Dr. Sun Yat-Sen. It is a comprehensive university including 28 schools and colleges and has four campuses with a total area of 6.17 square kilometers. The university has over 80,000 graduate and undergraduate students, including 1,418 international students.
The School of Business at SYSU is a young school, founded in 1985. It is one of the earliest schools specializing in modern business administration education and research in China. The School of Business is one of the five schools in the nation to be recognized as the National-supported Key program in Business Management. It is a member of AACSB International and its MBA program is ranked top five in Chin. The school has six departments, 97 faculties, and 7152 students - mostly graduate students, including 650 EMBA students. The school also offers Ph.D. programs in nine areas. In addition to degree programs, the School has its unique geographical advantage to train executives and managers in nearby Dongguan, Shenzhen, and Zhuhair special economic zones. The school puts great emphasis on students' computer skill and language skills, and their MBA programs use a bilingual approach (English course materials with Mandarin lectures) and some courses are completely taught in English.
Their international student exchange program was started in 2001. Since then it has developed partnerships with 21 prestigious business schools in different countries.
SYSU has state-of-the-art teaching facilities. There are also nearby apartments providing more western style housing with reasonable costs and convenient subway or bus access.
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Language of Instruction
2 year (6 trimester) MBA program with Finance/Marketing/HR specialization - August start.
The MBA Program at PSG is design-fit to bring out the 'holistic you'. All round development of the body, mind and soul is an experience that puts our 'future people' at the frontier management advantage. Made to order infrastructure to suit a grueling two year education plan is what makes learning at PSG a unique proposition. The MBA program aims to empower students with knowledge and skills to enable them to manage the future.
Established in 1951, PSG College of Technology is one of the many educational institutions nurtured by PSG & Sons Charities Trust. The college is Government Aided, Autonomous, ISO 9001 certified and affiliated to Anna University.
Equipped with latest facilities and excellent infrastructures, the college offers a total of 48 full time and part time programs in Science, Engineering and Management at UG & PG levels. The institution has a strong alumni base, most of them occupying coveted positions in many educational, industrial and research organizations all over the world.
Information about the city - Environs and tourism
The medium of instruction in English. We also provide facilities for developing additional language skills as a part of our curriculum. These include French, Japanese and Hindi.
Room And Board
This is provided on-campus to all visiting international exchange students/faculties.
We work on a trimester system, about 10 weeks duration for each, on an academic year of Aug-May. The trimester start dates are normally the first Mondays of August, second Mondays in October, and third Mondays in January.
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Ritsumeikan means, “a place to fulfill one's destiny”. Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University opened in April 2000 with freedom, peace and humanism as its basic ideals. Currently, APU's student body (of about 4,700 students) and teaching faculty, almost half of whom are from 75 nations and regions outside Japan, are dedicated to fostering greater understanding of the Asia Pacific region among the peoples of the world. APU has attracted a great deal of attention as a standard bearer of international education in Japan. In this short period the university has won national awards of excellence for exemplary practice in education.
APU commands breathtaking views of Beppu, a small city of 125,000 inhabitants. Beppu is perched on the northeastern coast of Kyushu, the southernmost major island in the Japanese archipelago. The city is known throughout the world for its abundance of hot spring baths. Some 140,000 tons of water gush daily from over 3000 sources. Enclosed by beautiful mountains and the sparkling Beppu Bay, the city's picturesque back streets are the perfect locations for a walk to explore the nearby shrines, old shops and other historic spots. The quaint labyrinth-like streets always offer something new and unexpected to be discovered.
The College of Asia Pacific Management at APU offers the following four Business specializations: Marketing and Corporate Strategy, Accounting and Finance, International Business and Comparative Management, and New Business and Innovation. Students can take classes from multiple areas. Students can also choose to take courses from the Asia Pacific Studies program. APU offers many of its regular courses in English, including many courses in Business fields. Language courses are also offered for Asian languages, including Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Malay/Indonesian, Thai and Vietnamese, from the beginner's level. Since these are the native languages of many international students at APU, students will have many opportunities to develop their language abilities through daily conversations with other students.
On acceptance to the Exchange Program, you will automatically be assigned a single room in AP House, the on-campus hall of residence. Each room has an in-suite toilet and washbasin, small fridge, telephone, and internet access point. Therefore you do not need to submit any application for housing and will not receive a housing acceptance form. Rent is approximately $270/month.
JASSO is a scholarship awarded by the Japanese Government for students coming to Japan on exchange. All exchange students complete an application for the JASSO Scholarship, which if awarded, provides approximately $700/month for study in Japan, plus the cost of your return flight.
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The Nanyang Technological University (NTU) provides an ideal setting for the development and training of young minds. It is one of the top ten technological universities in the Asia Pacific region and has built a reputation among employers as a University of industry and business. Its graduates are well-regarded and are much in demand in the job market. The University currently has an enrolment of 14,600 undergraduates (academic year 2000-01). There are 3,000 international undergraduate students from countries like Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, India, Hong Kong, China and Mauritius. Students can look forward to experiencing a rich tapestry of intellectual and cultural exchanges on the campus.
The campus of NTU occupies a beautiful 200-hectare site in the south-western part of Singapore, about 25 km from the city centre. The campus buildings are laid out on a master plan drawn up by world famous architect Kenzo Tange. Members of the NTU community study and work in state-of-the-art and well-equipped laboratories, lecture theatres and tutorial rooms.
Accountancy; Business; Computer Engineering; Materials Engineering; Engineering: civil & structural, electrical & electronic, mechanical & production; Communication Studies; Examples of the electives include foreign languages like German, French or Japanese, appreciation of the arts, communications and interpersonal skills; Centre for Chinese Language & Culture; National Institute of Education; and General Studies.
Room and Board
NTU is a residential university with about 60% of the undergraduates living in the campus hostels. All first year international students are guaranteed accommodation in one of the halls of residence on campus. All halls are provided with amenities such as lounges, television rooms, air-conditioned reading rooms, laundry facilities, kitchenettes, and some even have dance studios and music rooms. Staying in the hostel, experiencing its vibrant mix of academic, social and recreational activities, would definitely add a new dimension to students' university life.
There are two semesters in each academic year progressing from July to November and January to May.
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Population: 10.1 million
CAU is located in Seoul, a burgeoning metropolis of 10.1 million people. It is the financial, educational, political and cultural center of South Korea. With 4 palaces of the Choson dynasty (with histories dating back more than 600 years) alongside towering skyscrapers, art galleries and a new ecological park, Seoul is a city that simultaneously embraces the traditional and the modern.
Chung-Ang University is a private, non-profit, coeducational and comprehensive institution that enrolls approximately 26,000 students. Founded in 1918, the university consists of 18 colleges established at two campuses in Seoul and nearby Anseong (most business courses are offered at the Seoul campus). Respected as a national leader in providing the highest quality of education, Chung-Ang University has set the pace for Korean higher education.
The objective of the University is to cultivate competent persons to contribute to various fields of society by teaching advanced academic theories and by researching relevant application methods for the development of the nation and humanity. Each term, Chung-Ang University offers a handful of Business classes in English. Also, students are encouraged to take Korean language and culture classes while studying at Chung-Ang. A special feature of this program is that every exchange student is paired with a peer advisor or “buddy” to assist with accommodation to Korean life and culture.
Dormitories are available for all exchange students. Normally two students share one twin room. A bed, a desk, a closet, and internet access are provided for each student. However, the male dormitory on Seoul campus accommodates four male students in one room.
Language of Instruction
A range of Business Administration classes are taught in English.
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Population: 10.1 million
YONSEI University has a campus in Wonju, which is offering the Global Village Program. Students who participate in this program pay tuition and SDSU and will receive free housing and about $3,000 per semester stipend. Students must take courses that are offered in this program and participate in all the activities that this program offer. In general, courses are upper division GE, Korean Language and maybe also some business courses taught in English.
Korean conversation class (3 credits) and cultural experience class (3 credits) are mandatory, but all the international students can register maximum 20 credits here. Except Culture Internship, almost all the classes are 3 credits so, students can take 6 classes.
Students' tuition and housing fees will be waived, and they will get in addition the 3,000,000 Korean won stipend, which will be paid in the following way. Part of this 3,000,000 Korean won will include student's airfare of 800,000 Korean won, which will be reimbursed to them. Half is reimbursed shortly after arrival at our campus and the other half after completion of the program. We will be offering 137,500 Korean Won per week as a stipend for living expenses. Payment of the full stipend is dependent on participation in official activities. Failure to participate in required duties and responsibilities may result in the reduction of the stipend. More information in the Rules and Regulations section in the International students' handbook.
Four students, an international student and 3 Korean students, share a room.
Yonsei Seoul Campus
- Broad variety of courses in English and most active international program in Korea.
- All courses on semester-credit system to facilitate credit transfer.
- Easy public transportation to downtown Seoul.
The University is a 110-year-old private institution associated with the Presbyterian and Methodist churches. Two-thirds of Yonsei's faculty holds doctorates from U.S. institutions. The student body is taken from the top 2 percent of high school graduates in Korea. The foreign student population is about 800, with most students from the United States. Total enrollment: about 30,000.
Yonsei University has a 250-acre campus in the wooded hills of western Seoul, 20 minutes from downtown by bus or subway.
In English- International Division Undergraduate and graduate courses in Korean/East Asian business, culture, economics, history, international relations, politics, sociology, Korean language and literature, philosophy. In Korean- Colleges of Business and Economics, Education, Engineering, Home Economics, Law, Liberal Arts, Music, Nursing, Science, Social Science, Theology.
Yonsei's International Division offers an undergraduate Korean and East Asian Studies Program, taught in English, with intensive Korean-language instruction. The M.A. Program in International Studies is also open to graduate ISEP candidates for one semester, one year or the full two-year degree. All departments of the university are open to those who are proficient in Korean.
All undergraduate and graduate courses in the International Division are offered in English. Participants proficient in Korean may enroll in regular university courses.
Room and board
Students will be housed in double-occupancy rooms at the International House with a stipend for meals.
Late August to June, late August to December or late February to June.
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Population: 10 million
- The second oldest university in Thailand.
- Recognized for its social science programs.
- Offers both degree and non-degree programs in English.
Founded in 1934, Thammasat has educated many prominent members of the Thai civil administration. Over the years, Thammasat students have been known for their activism and have played a major role in Thai politics. The main campus houses individual subject libraries and a library of 265,000-volumes in English and Thai. Many classrooms are air-conditioned. A large performing arts hall hosts plays, concerts, lectures and guest performers. A newly-built second campus (Rangsit) houses science-related faculties and modern facilities such as a hospital, dormitories with over 5,000 units, swimming pools, a soccer field, tennis and basketball court. The Asian Games have equipped the campus with state-of-the-art sport facilities. Total enrollment: 20,000.
The University is centered on a compact campus that was formerly the viceroy's palace grounds on the Chao Phrya River, near the center of the original Bangkok. The campus is close to some of Thailand's most sacred temples and to many government ministries, as well as the Grand Palace of the reigning Chakri dynasty, the National Theater and National Museum. The Rangsit campus is located near the airport, adjacent to the Asian Institute of Technology.
Allied Health Science, Commerce and Accountancy, Dentistry, Economics, Engineering, Fine and Applied Arts, Journalism and Mass Communication, Law, Liberal Arts, Medicine, Nursing, Political Science, Science and Technology, Social Administration, Sociology and Anthropology, and the Graduate School. Research Institutes: Thai Khadi Research, Human Resources, Information Processing for Education and Development, East Asia Studies, Woman and Children Studies, Thammasat Graduate Volunteers, Legal Research, Indian Studies, Democracy Development, International Studies, Sirindhorn International Institute of Technology.
In Thai: Thammasat offers strong programs in commerce, humanities, Japanese/Asian studies, journalism, law, social work and social sciences (anthropology, economics, international affairs, linguistics, political science and sociology).
In English: Beginning in August 1999, the Office of International Affairs opened a Thai Studies Certificate Program, providing an integrated and interdisciplinary program for Thai and foreign students. A wide range of courses on historical and present-day Thailand and its culture will be available. All courses within the curriculum are credit-bearing. Trips to artistic, ethnological, historical, political and religious sites are included within the context of individual courses. Full year students obtain a certificate on completion of the program. Students may take the full certificate program or enroll in Thai Studies courses for credit as electives.
The Bachelor's degree in Business Administration (BBA) concentrates on accounting, finance, banking and marketing. Master's degree programs are also available in Marketing (MIM), Professional Accounting (MPA), and Finance (MIF). Doctoral degrees are offered in Marketing and Business Administration.
Thammasat's Faculty of Economics is the oldest in Thailand, and pioneered the teaching of Economics using English as the medium of instruction in 1969. The Bachelor of Economics International Program combines a broad educational foundation with extensive preparation in the various aspects of economic theory and practice. Course work includes Thai/Asian and developing economies, economic theory, human resources, international/comparative, financial and quantitative economics as well as general Thai studies. The Master and Doctoral of Economics are also open to qualified participants.
The Sirindhorn International Institute of Technology (SIIT) aims to produce engineering and technological graduates who are not only well prepared with technical knowledge but also proficient in English. Qualified students may take courses in civil, electrical, industrial, or mechanical engineering or environmental and information technology. SIIT runs on the Thai academic year, June to March. SIIT also offers Master's Degree Program and Combined Master and Doctoral Degree Program.
The Master Degree Program in International Relations (MIR) of the Faculty of Political Science offers two areas of concentration: International Relations and Foreign Policy and Globalization and International Political Economy. Course work focuses on politics, economics, law, and ethics.
The Bachelor's Degree in British and American Studies (BAS) was designed to examine British and American society and culture, both past and present day. The program includes courses from the Faculty of Liberal Arts as well as other disciplines such as economics, politics, media studies, and business.
The programs described above are in English. Fluency in Thai is required in order to take other courses. Thai for non-native speakers is included in the Thai Studies Program. Students in other international programs are also able to enroll the Thai language courses.
Room and board
Students studying on the Tha Prachan, city campus will be accommodated in a room in a recommended apartment building near the university. These apartments range from one to three bedrooms, with ensuite bathrooms, AC, telephones and other services. A housing list can be obtained from the International Office. On the Rangsit campus students will be housed in double-occupancy rooms in men's and women's dorms. A monthly stipend will be provided for meals. Married student housing can be arranged at extra expense.
Programs in English (except SIIT and post-graduate programs) - Academic year: August to May; Semester 1: August to December; Semester 2: January to May. Thai Academic Calendar - Academic Year: early June to March; Semester 1: early June to October; Semester 2: early November to March. Summer Program - third week of July through second week of August.
Students wishing to enroll in graduate courses taught in English are urged to check program dates on the Thammasat Web site as dates vary from department to department. Graduate programs taught in Thai follow the Thai academic calendar.
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National Taiwan University