Semester Exchange - Kasetsart University - New Colombo Plan

Semester Exchange - Kasetsart University - New Colombo Plan

The state-owned Kasetsart University (KU) is one of Thailand’s most prestigious universities. KU is in the top five among Thailand’s 150 universities and ranks very well regionally as well. KU was established in 1943 which makes it the third oldest university in Thailand. ‘Kasetsart University’ translates into “University of Agriculture” in Thai. The Thai name refers to KU’s origins as a university dedicated to agricultural sciences. Even though KU has since expanded its curriculum to cover many other subject areas as well, it is still internationally known for its top tier research and programs in agriculture, tropical forestry, agro-industry, fishery and engineering. Today, in addition to agricultural sciences, one can study science, arts, social sciences, humanities, education and architecture at KU. There are 58 000 students enrolled at KU, making it one of the largest universities in the country. There are over 2,000 international students at KU every year and the university also hosts researches and academic staff from around the world.

Country: Thailand
Program Dates: Semester 1: August - December. Semester 2: January - May.
Area of study: Business, Education, Engineering and IT, Environment, Health and Medical Sciences, Law, Security and Intelligence, Media, Creative arts, and communication, Science, Society, history and languages
Type of program: New Colombo Plan Semester Scholarship
Length of Program: 5 months
Language of Instruction: English / Thai
Accommodation: Kasetsart has dorm style accommodation for international students.
Course Details: More information in this website
Academic Advice: All students looking to apply for a program should seek Academic Advice with the relevant Department or Faculty.

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible for this program, you must:

  • Have Australian Citizenship
  • Current enrolled students witht a minimum GPA of 2.5 out of 4.0 scale, 
  • Must have completed a minimum of 2 semesters (1 full year) at home institution before arrival

How to apply

Applicants must complete an online Expression of Interest form EOI online

You'll need to include:

Your personal details, One University preference, It should take around 2 - 3 minutes to complete an application.

Important notes:

Application Fee and Payment Options: For all exchange programs (semester and short term), there is a compulsory application fee. For more information and payment options please refer to the Cost and Funding Website.

Insurance: It is a requirement of the exchange program that all students must purchase their own travel insurance to cover them for the duration of their entire journey overseas. More information will be given to students upon acceptance.

Program Costs: You remain enrolled at Macquarie University and continue to pay your tuition fees to Macquarie University. As an exchange student you pay no tuition fees to host university. However, you must also always be prepared for unexpected expenses, and should consider how you will be dealing with the expenses of your exchange before you leave your home country. Prior to departure, you will need to save sufficient funds to cover all of your expenses for the duration of your exchange. Some costs to consider include: airfares, students visa (if required), travel health insurance, accommodation, food, additional travel, entertainment, textbooks, incidental expense. If you wish to work while you are away, it is important to note that work rights for international students vary from country to country. For further information about your visa restrictions please contact the consulate or embassy of your host country.

*Disclaimer: Macquarie University does not ensure the quality or reputation of activities run externally, should students choose to undertake these activities they take on the full risk and responsibility. All students need to undertake their own risk assessment before departure, considering wisely their personal health and safety risks. Ultimately participation in these activities is at the students’ risk.

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Study a New Colombo Plan Semester Scholarship program in Kasetsart University for 5 months, Kasetsart University is located in Thailand

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Business; Education; Engineering and IT; Environment; Health and medical sciences; Law, security and intelligence; Media, creative arts, and communication; Science; Society, history and languages

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