Bangkok University Scholarship for Student Athletes

Bangkok University has a policy to promote sports activities by awarding scholarships and welfares to students with athletic ability.  The objectives are as follows:

  1. To promote students’ health and add value to their life;
  2. To enhance harmony and relationship with others in society;
  3. To achieve excellence, preparedness, and confidence;
  4. To encourage sport spirit (professionally accepting the result, lose or win), moral and ethics
  5. To provide students of outstanding athletic ability with a chance to study at the tertiary level of education.

Applicant Qualifications

  1. Being a national team athlete or national team youth athlete
  2. Being an athlete who has ever joined the Thailand National Games or Thailand National Youth Games
  3. Being a Thai or ASEAN student athlete
  4. Being an athlete who has ever joined a sports competition of any kind or class organized by the Sports Authority of Thailand
  5. For a rugby football athlete, having received a blazer from one’s former school

Recruitment Procedures

In order for the university to have the most potential athletes and for the selection process to be fair, the university observes the following process.

  1. Application

Interested secondary and university students fill out an application form at the Sports and Student Activities Office of both campuses (for City Campus, contact an officer at Building 8 on the 8th floor, tel. 1572-1573 and for Rangsit Campus, contact an officer at Building A6 on the 1st floor, tel. 2572). Applicants must attach relevant documents, including certificates, letters of recommendation from any sports associations, etc.

  1. Athletic Ability Test

Every applicant has to pass an athletic ability test for each kind of sports. The University will have a committee to select the athlete.

  1. Written Examination

Every applicant has to sit for BU written examination, exactly the same as other regular students.

  1. Interview

Every applicant who has successfully passed BU written examination and athletic ability test is required to have an interview with the selection committee.

  1. Announcement and Self-report

After BU has announced the names of the successful candidates, all of them have to present themselves at the date and time specified.

  1. Scholarship Status and Registration

A successful candidate is required to sign a scholarship contract in order to gain a status of “BU athlete scholarship student.” Only after then can one register for classes, according to the terms and conditions set by BU.

Policy on Giving Support to Scholarship Athletes

  1. Academics

1.1 In terms of registration and class attendance, all BU scholarship student athletes will:

1.1.1 Gain a tuition fee waiver when retaking a failed subject;

1.1.2 Receive advice from Student Counseling Office in deciding proper subjects upon registration;

1.1.3 Gain permission to be absent from classes whenever they have to participate in  sports competitions within and outside the University. However, they have to submit to the instructor the Invitation Letter from the sports organizer and BU Request Form for Checking Class Hours.

1.2 In terms of tutoring, all BU scholarship athlete students will:

1.2.1 Get free preparatory classes before the semester starts;

1.2.2 Get additional teaching (tutorial) before midterm and final examinations;

1.2.3 Get supplementary teaching from BU Tutorial Program.

1.3 In terms of examination:

All BU scholarship athlete students will have to take examinations as scheduled by the Academic Affairs Office. On condition that there is competition on the same day as an examination, they should do the following:

1.3.1 Get the Request Form for Examination Postponement at the Records Office;

1.3.2 Submit the Request Form for Exam Postponement to the Sports Department at the Sports and Student Activities Office. The University will issue a new examination schedule for them.

1.3.3 In case that a national team athlete goes abroad for a competition during midterm examination period, he/she is required to submit the Request Form for Examination Postponement and Invitation Letter from the organizer to the Sports and Student Activities Office. The University will give a chance for the student scholarship athlete to take a 100% Examination.

          1.4 Study Duration

Regular or special bachelor’s degree                       6-year scholarship

Master’s degree                                                            3-year scholarship

  1. Activities and Sports

All scholarship athlete students are required to attend all of the activities set by the University in each academic year. Failure to do so will affect the decision of giving the scholarship in the following year. Examples of required activities are as follows.

Scholarship Athlete Students Orientation Ceremony (in cooperation with Loan and Scholarship Department)

Scholarship Athlete Students Meeting with the Deans

Scholarship Athlete Students Meeting with the University Executives

Submission of a registration form and class schedules of all semesters to the Sports and Student Activities Office for records

Other activities as assigned


Scholarship for Outstanding Academic Performance

Details of the Scholarship

The Scholarship is granted to BU student who has the highest cumulative scores compared against his or her peers in the same major and of the same year. Each year, 150 scholarships are provided to make the students and their family proud of their outstanding academic performance, eager to continue and produce great academic records, and able to become role models or good examples for other students to follow.


  1. Having completed 2 semesters with the cumulative score of 4.00 (out of 4.00 score scale) gained from the minimum number of credits required by the curriculum
  2. Having completed at least 2 semesters with the highest cumulative score (but not lower than 3.80 out of 4.00 score scale) when compared against other students of the same major and the same year, from the minimum number of credits required by the curriculum
  3. Upon completion of the second semester of the academic year, students entering in the second semester must have earned the credits not lower than those of the first semester.
  4. Never getting W or F in any subject
  5. Never having an academic leave in any semester
  6. Having good conduct and never violating the university’s rules and regulations

Selection Criteria     

  1. In case two or more students have the same cumulative grade after the second semester of their final year of study, the winner will be the one who has the highest grades in major requirements, major electives, or core courses respectively. The scholarship will be granted to only one student, unless two or more students have the same cumulative grade in every subject.
  2. The scholarship recipient will be waived tuition and lab fees in all semesters of the year he or she receives the scholarship. However, he or she will still have to pay for other fees as required by the University.
  3. The committee’s decision is final and absolute.

Eligible Candidates

  1. Those with the qualifications of # 1- 6 above.
  2. Transfer students who have completed at least 2 semesters at the new school or department
  3. Those who already have other scholarships from the University, with tuition and fees waiver or monthly stipend.


For more information, please contact:

City Campus

119 Rama 4 Road, Klong-toei, Bangkok 10110

Tel : (662)350 3500 ext. 1582, 1585

Rangsit Campus

9/1 Moo. 5 Phahonyothin Road, Pathum Thani Province 12120

Tel : (662)902 0299 ext. 2414, 2415

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