48 months
3806 USD/year
342 USD/year
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PBIC, Thammasat University’s BA Thai Studies is the ONLY English-language Bachelor of Arts-level Thai Studies program in Thailand, giving students from all over the world the unique opportunity to examine the country at undergraduate-level, as well as learn Thai, within Thailand itself.


The Thai Studies program from Thammasat University leads students through Thailand’s sociolinguistics, geography, history, religious development,  economic development, business landscape, politics, and into contemporary social issues and problems studied to a level that allows students a sophisticated, practical and real-world-applicable understanding of the Kingdom and it’s place in the regions of Southeast Asia, the Asia-Pacific and the world.

Learning at PBIC is not confined to classrooms. Our Program includes an annual Capacity Building Excursion to places of significance in Thailand. On select individual courses, students will be able to go on annual field trips, and have the option of an internship in Thailand in their final semester. Additionally, our students can take part in extra-curricular PBIC Thai Studies and Thammasat University events. Study abroad options also exist (see below).

Throughout their period of study here at PBIC, students will be able to enjoy the relaxing and historically significant campus of Tha Prachan in the heart of Bangkok, which is in many ways the heart of modern Thailand itself,  a few minutes from the Royal Palace, and just twenty minutes from the Financial District, the historical heart of Bangkok, where so many of the events and trends that we study actually took place.

Careers and Transferrable Skills

In addition to helping students develop the many transferrable skills associated with those disciplines, the course provides them with opportunities to acquire specialist knowledge in the field of their choice, preparing them for careers in

  • International business
  • Tourism and travel (including cabin crew)
  • Journalism
  • Foreign service (diplomatic corps etc.)
  • International law (with law conversion course)
  • Economic development (with post-graduate Economics Diploma or Development Economics MSc)
  • Translation
  • Political analysis/consultancy etc.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Social Science Research Methods 
  • Law and Social Justice in Asia
  • Multilateralism and International Organizations of Asia
  • Thai History
  • Buddhism in Thailand
  • Thai Politics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


129 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Have completed their final year of secondary school, Mathayom 6 (grade 12 in the US system or year 13 in the British system); or take the equivalent study of high school (M6), such as GED.
  • Have attained a satisfactory score on one of these English proficiency tests and one of these aptitude tests, which is not more than 2 years from the date of application submission. (Foreign Applicants, who used English as their first language, are not required to submit English proficiency test)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    3806 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1903 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    342 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 171 USD per semester during 48 months.

Local: 63,00 Baht / Semester

For Internation Student : 70,000 Baht / Semester

Living costs for Bangkok

23180 - 36560 THB /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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