Exchange Program:

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Chulalongkorn University

Bangkok, Thailand

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.

Please note: students are not accepted into the program until they submit their application and deposit to the UF International Center. You can start your online application today!

The Country

Temple of the Emerald Buddha in Bangkok, Thailand

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.

Term Dates

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

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.

Courses may be submitted for UF equivalency with an International Course Equivalency Request Form.

Language of Instruction

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

Grade & Credit Conversion

Credits are comparable to UF credit system.

Letter gradeMeaningEquivalent grade pointApproximate
B+Very Good3.589-86%
C+Fairly Good2.579-76%
DVery Poor1.065-60%
FFail0.0< 60%

Estimated Expenses

Rough Expense ComparisonSemester at UFSemester at CU
UF Tuition$3,190$3,190
UFIC Admin. Fee-$425
Health Insurance-$190
Housing / Utilities$2,995$1,700
Computer / Cell Phone$585$200




Chulalongkorn strongly recommends that all exchange students live in Nonsi Residence. Highlights include a shuttle service to the campus, individual room options, and an on-site pool.

Travel Opportunities

Young woman stands before the White Temple in Thailand

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.