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Admission Criteria

Regular Admission

For academic eligibility for admission to degree courses, applicants are expected to have satisfactorily completed secondary school (cumulative 12 years of schooling).


The academic criteria for admission to degree courses for residents of Thailand are based on the satisfactory completion of secondary school and the achievement of the Matriculation Certificate (M6) from an accredited school with a cumulative gradepoint average equivalent of at least 2.00 in a four point system.

International students ‘applications:

  Undergraduate Program Graduate Program
English Proficiency Requirement TOEFL (minimum score)
  1. Paper based: 500
  2. Computer based: 173
  3. Internet based: 61

IELTS (minimum band score): 5.0
MTELP (Michigan Test of English): 82
University of Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency (CPE): minimum grade of D
University of Cambridge Certificate  in Advanced English (CAE): minimum grade of C

IELTS (minimum score) – 5.5 or equivalent to TOEFL
-paper based 525
-Computer based 196
-Internet based 69
Qualifications Applicants from:
  1. Thailand – M6 completion with minimum GPA 2.00
  2. Member Countries of the British Commonwealth – 5 GCE O level (or equivalent) passes with C or Credit grades.
  3. Hong Kong – HKCEE 3 subjects pass with scores in the range of A-C and 2 others with D or E
  4. Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka – 12- year  high school completion
  5. Indonesia – SMA or SMEA with a minimum total of 70 and average of 5-6 per subject
  6. China, Japan and Korea – Senior Middle III
  7. Myanmar and the Philippines – GCSE or equivalent examination with 5 subjects pass with minimum credit grades
  8. America or countries using the American system – Secondary school with GPA 2.00 or GED with an average score of at least 45 on  any section
  9. Europe – German Abitur, Finnish Matriculation Certificate, Italian Maturita, Danish Studentereksamen, French Baccalaureat II, Federal Swiss Maturity Certificate
Graduate from Bachelor’s degree in Education or English Language or other majors plus minimum 15 credit points of education subjects or teaching experience
The submission of standardized or syndicated examination results such as GCSE or GED should be submitted along with evidence of the satisfactory completion of the normal required number of years of secondary schooling in order for the results to be considered.

Alternative Admission

Decisions on alternative pathways to admissions are assessed by the Admissions Committee on merit. Alternative pathways to admission may include:

- Previous Qualifications: Admission may be obtained by the successful completion of an appropriate Certificate or Diploma from an approved Vocational Studies, Technical College, or specialized school.

- Mature Age: Applicants who are above 30 years of age and who may not meet the normal completion of secondary school criteria prior to the proposed entry may apply for consideration on merit. Such applicants should demonstrate a record of successful work or professional experience and obtain satisfactory results in the University Mature Age Examination or an equivalent Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT). Applications considered on merit require approval by the College Council.

Entrance Examinations

Applicants planning to enter the University’s Freshman program may be required to take entrance examinations as specified by the faculty of his/her major field. Information regarding required examinations and procedures may be obtained from the Admissions Office.