A: Yes. However, freshman students during their first semester will be assigned a fixed menu of courses. These courses are not subject to reschedule, add or drop. In the following semesters the students are welcome to select their own courses based on their degree plans and subject to seat availability.
A:BU International has agreements with universities in Europe, North America, Asia, and Australia allowing students to study in another country for one or two semesters.
Affiliate Institutions for Student Exchange Programs
Beijing Polytechnic U.
AICAR Business School
Universitas Negeri Semarang
Guangdong U. of Foreign Studies
Hubei Open University
Yunnan Normal University
Hankuk Aviation University
Hagoromo U. of Int'l Studies
Kansai Gaidai University
Nagaoka U. of Technology
Pai Chai University
Osaka Gakuin University
Osaka International University
Osaka Jogakuin College
Osaka University of Economics
FHS Kufstein Tirol UAS
The American University of Cyprus
Management Center Innsbruck
FH Steyr School of Management
Bad Honnef International UAS
Budapest Business School
Int’l School of Mgmt. Dortmund
Dundalk Institute of Technology
University of Foggia
International University of Monaco
Aalesund University College
Leeds Metropolitan University
Hedmark University College
Volda University College
University of Montana
Tec de Monterrey (ITESM)
Hawaii Pacific University
Middle Tennessee State University
Pittsburg State University
A: Overseas students holding a student visa cannot legally work while studying.
A: All undergraduate students of Bangkok University, including BU International, are required to have 16 stamps signed by an authorized faculty member in their Student Passport prior to their graduation. Academic excellence, a healthy social life, and active participation in extracurricular activities work together in molding our students. Bangkok University wants to guarantee that its graduates possess a good balance of these important factors. The Student Passport (also called the Diamond booklet) is an official record of some of the student’s achievements during university, and should not be seen as added work for the student. Transfer students are likewise required to have 16 Diamond stamps, while exchange students from partner universities are required to have 5 stamps.
A: To be eligible to change the major, the students must study for at least one academic year. The students will contact the Records Office to fill out a request form and the request will be considered for approval by the Dean.
The school/department transfer period can be found in the BU International
The above procedure applies to most of the majors except the Computer Graphics and Multimedia major. The students wishing to change to the Computer Graphics and Multimedia major need to contact the BU International Office prior to contacting the Records Office in order to see if they meet the school’s requirements.
A: There are three possible ways that you can get the information:
1. From the instructor who will inform you in class;
2. From the announcement on the BU International bulletin board;
3. From the e-mail sent by the Academic Affairs Office or the Academic Advisors.
A: You can find the instructor’s contact information in the course syllabus that you normally receive during the first week of class.
A: In the case of the students who have completed less than 60 credit hours, your visa can be extended every 6 months and in the case of the students who have completed more than 60 credit hours, your visa can be extended every 12 months. Please submit your passport, current registration receipt, an official transcript, and a photo at the BU International Office at least one month in advance of the expiration or your permission to stay.
A: Tuition fees for study at foreign universities are calculated using Bangkok University tuition rates for the equivalent number of credits. Living and travel expenses are the responsibility of the student, and will vary by location. Thai students may qualify for scholarships providing additional financial assistance. For more information, contact the BU International office.
A: Students are chosen to represent BU International based on their academic success and good conduct. Students should have completed at least 36 credits with a GPA of 2.75 or higher before applying. Specific English proficiency requirements vary by school, but most require the equivalent of TOEFL 550 or IELTS 5.5. Some universities in Japan require Japanese language proficiency. The student must be approved for participation by BU International before the request will be forwarded to the overseas university.
A: Credit transfers will be granted for courses completed at exchange partner universities if the grade received is C or better. The content of the course completed will be compared to the content of courses required for your major at BU International to determine if it can replace a required course or be applied as a free elective. We will help you choose appropriate courses as part of the application process.
A: Bangkok University is accredited by the Thai Ministry of University Affairs and the Civil Service Commission of Thailand.
A: BU International credits are generally accepted by other universities. You should check with those institutions to determine their specific requirements for accepting credit transfers.
A: Most areas of the city campus are covered by a WiFi network, accessible using a student ID number and password. There are also workstations available to students in several locations, including the library.
A: The following grades are awarded: A, B+, B, C+, C, D+, D, and F based on performance of assigned coursework plus midterm and final examinations.
A: All students who have questions are strongly encouraged to contact the BU International Office. We are located on the 4thfloor of the BU International Building (Building 7).
A: The office of BU International full-time instructors is located on the 4th floor of Building no. 4.
A: If you follow your degree plan you will always be given higher priority for available seats, allowing you to register for the courses you need to complete your degree within four years.
If you do not follow the degree plan, you are more likely to find the courses you request do not have seats available.