Admission Info

International Programs

Admission Info — International Programs
Online Application
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Complete Online Application
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Application Pending
Once your documents are verified, you will receive an email from the Admissions Office.
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BU Placement Test
For international applicants who do not have an English-language proficiency test score report, it is necessary to schedule an English proficiency test. The test can be taken online. Note: International applicants residing in Thailand must take the BU Placement Tests at the university in person. Please contact the Administration Office, Building A8, 2nd Floor.
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Payment
Payment can be made by credit card or internet banking.
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Registration
Verify your identity and get your student card at the Admissions Center.
Walk-in Application
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Prepare your Application Documents
1. Original Passport 2. Copy of academic transcript 3. English proficiency scores (if available)
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Submit Documents
Building A8, 2nd Floor, Information & Admissions Office, Bangkok University (Main Campus)
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BU Placement Test
For international applicants who do not have an English-language proficiency score, it is necessary to schedule an English proficiency test. The test can be taken online. Note: International applicants residing in Thailand must take the BU Placement Tests onsite. Please contact the Administration Office, Building A8, 2nd Floor.
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Payment
The Admissions Center will not accept cash payments. Payments can be made by bank transfer or credit card.
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Registration
Wear your university uniform and get your student card on campus.
Qualification and Required Documents
1. International Student
Required Documents
  1. High school transcript and/or diploma ( Please clarify – original, copy, certified)
  2. Must be paid by Cashier’s Check, issued by a bank, made payable to “ Bangkok University.”
  3. A copy of your transcript from your present university/higher education institution with course descriptions. Original transcripts and course descriptions with translations from credible organizations are required.
  4. A letter of recommendation (For scholarship application only) 
  5. A copy of your TOEFL score with a minimum score of 500 (paper-based) or 61 (internet-based); or IELTS score with a score of no less than 5.0 in all bands (waived for native speakers of English)
  6. Online application form available at http://ursa.bu.ac.th/buic/index.ht
  7. A portfolio (For Computer Graphics and Multimedia Major Only)
  8. For any certificates or transcripts not written in English or Thai, please also submit an English translation certified by the educational institution.
Qualification

For those who have completed high school in the ordinary or vocational stream or its equivalent from an education institution under the Ministry of Education’s recognition:

Admission Criteria for International Programs

1. Applicants meeting the following qualifications will be exempted from the written test and foundational study:

  • IB diploma holders with a minimum grade of 4 in 5 subjects.
  • IGCSE, GCSE, or GCE 'O' level certificate holders with a minimum of 5 subjects and passing GCE 'A' level in 3 subjects with a total of 8 subjects. Grades must not be lower than C.
  • GED scores of 720 or above for the new system or 3,600 or above for the old system.

2. Applicants with English language proficiency test scores meeting the specified criteria (scores valid for up to 2 years) will be exempted from the written test and foundational study:

  • TOEFL 500 (Paper-Based), 173 (Computer-Based), 61 (Internet-Based)
  • IELTS 5.0 overall and in all skills
  • SAT 1,000 in both critical reading and mathematics sections
  • Duolingo English Test (DET) 80 in all sub-scores
  • BU Placement Test (BU Test)

3. Applicants without English proficiency test scores or eligible exemptions must take the BU Placement Tests for written evaluation.

4. Applicants with qualifications equivalent to high school completion both domestically and internationally must undergo the written test according to the university's regulations.

5. For applicants without English proficiency scores or those who do not wish to take the BU Placement Tests, the Preparatory English Course is available. Upon meeting the university's specified criteria, students can enroll in international programs at Bangkok University.

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