Chulalongkorn University

Bangkok, Thailand


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Chulalongkorn University is the oldest and one of the most prestigious universities in Thailand. Founded in 1917 by King Vajiravudh (Rama VI), the university was named as a tribute to the king's royal father, King Chulalongkorn (Rama V). Over a period of time, Chulalongkorn University, or Chula for short, has grown to become a full-fledged university. Today, Chula has eighteen faculties, a graduate school, eleven research institutes, three teaching institutes, and four affiliated institutions with more than 2,800 faculty members. The Chulalongkorn University campus covers 500 acres in the heart of Bangkok, the capital of Thailand. The campus is within reach of the major business and financial district, as well as various other facilities.

The Country

The word "Thai" means "land of the free" even though it is more well known as the "land of smiles". When visitors arrive in this kingdom, they are greeted with warm hospitality and a smile. This country of approximately 60 million people is also the only country in Southeast Asia that has never been colonized. Tourism has become an important industry in the country. More people visit Thailand than any other country in Southeast Asia. In 2000, more than 9 million people visited Thailand.

Thailand is a country in transition changing from an agricultural to an industrial-based economy. Large disparities in socio-economic welfare remain, caused by disparities in the distribution of wealth, environmental degradation and the effects of urbanization. The accessibility of basic services for the majority of the population is very good. Immunization coverage has been maintained at 95 per cent for the past five years.

Term Dates

Fall Semester: Mid-August to Mid-December Spring Semester: Mid-January to Mid-May

Language of Instruction

All courses are in English. It is important to note that very little English is spoken in Bangkok.

Courses Available

The Thai Business Degree is broken up into a Four-Year Study Plan. Students can choose any course offered in each semester as long as they have the appropriate prerequisite background. The class schedule for each semester will be updated and finalized a month prior to the beginning of the semester. It is advised to have a list of alternate courses in case you cannot get your first choice. At present time, to see the study plan, click on each course and pull up the most recent syllabus.

Courses may be submitted for UF equivalency with an International Course Equivalency Request Form. Please see an academic advisor for information pertaining to requesting equivalencies.

Grade & Credit Conversion

Credits are comparable to UF credit system.

Letter grade Meaning Equivalent grade point Approximate
A Excellent 4.0 100 - 90%
B+ Very Good 3.5 89 - 86%
B Good 3.0 85 - 80%
C+ Fairly Good 2.5 79 - 76%
C Fair 2.0 75 - 70%
D+ Poor 1.5 69 - 66%
D Very Poor 1.0 65 - 60%
F Fail 0.0 < 60%
Estimated Expenses
Rough Expense Comparison Semester at UF Semester at CU
UF Tuition $3,085 $3,085
UFIC Admin. Fee --- $250
Health Insurance $730 $890
Airfare --- $1,700
Housing $2,620 $1,500
Internet/cable $455 Included
Food $2,065 $1,400
Books $540 $200
Transportation $270 $200
Visa --- $175
Total $9,765 $9,400

Accommodation

  • Evergreen Place Apartments
  • Must reserve by May for Fall & by October for Spring
  • One Skytrain stop away from the University
  • Fully furnished; rooms are cleaned daily and linens are changed 3 times/week
  • 2 bedroom or 1 bedroom units with 2 students to each bedroom
  • Free use of fitness room, pool, sauna & steam.

Currency

Travel Opportunities

Thailand is in the heart of Southeast Asia and therefore a convenient gateway to Indochina, Myanmar, Cambodia and Southern China. It is very easy to travel by air to many of the seventy-six provinces in Thailand. Internal air travel is cheap, easy, and quite efficient. The BBA (Bachelor of Business Administration) Office will also arrange off-campus field trips.

Interested?

For more information please call or email us.

Heavener School of Business
301 Heavener Hall, PO Box 117160
Gainesville, Florida, 32611-7160
Phone: 352-273-0165

  • Email Joe Rojo (joe.rojo at warrington.ufl.edu)
  • Email Lucy DiLeo (lucy.dileo at warrington.ufl.edu)
  • Email Jason Ward (jason.ward at warrington.ufl.edu)

Contacts Abroad

Mr. Thirawut Sutabut
Coordinator, Student Exchange and Study Abroad Programs
Phone: + 662-218-5707 Ext 101-105
Fax: + 662-218-5707 Ext 106
Email (bba at chula.ac.th)