Semester Exchange - Thammasat University - New Colombo Plan

Semester Exchange - Thammasat University - New Colombo Plan

Thammasat University is Thailand's second oldest university. It is one the most prestigious universities in Thailand, ranking as 4th among 150 Thai universities.

Since its initial inception in 1934, Thammasat University has evolved from an open university for law and politics to a prestigious international research university offering all levels of academic degrees and producing cutting edge research across a broad spectrum of academic disciplines.

The University has graduated more than 300,000 students since its founding who have gone on to make great contributions to the development and progress of Thailand and the world. Notable university alumni include former Prime Ministers, leading politicians and government figures, Bank of Thailand governors, supreme court judges, provincial governors, as well as experts in various fields.

Law students are welcome to apply.

Successful applicants with Australian citizenship will get $6000 New Colombo Plan Scholarship.



Type of Program

Semester exchange

Level of Study


Length of Program

5 months

Program Dates

First Semester: January - May
Second Semester: August - December

Language of Instruction



$6000 New Colombo Plan Scholarship for Australian citizens.

GPA Requirement (Out of 4.0)

Faculty of Liberal Arts (2.50), Faculty of Law (2.75), Faculty of Political science (2.80), Faculty of Engineering (2.50), Faculty of Journalism and Mass Communication (2.50), other faculties (3.0)

Course Information

Please refer to this website. Students are highly recommended to take the units in this file during the time of exchange.

The units that students can study are from the below programs:

Bachelor of Business Administration Program (BBA), Bachelor of Economics Program (BE), Business English Communication Program (BEC), Bachelor of Arts Program in Journalism (Mass Communication) (BJM), The Combined Bachelor and Master of Political Science Program, Bachelor of Arts in Global Studies and Social Entrepreneurship Program (GSSE), Industrial Science and Management (ISC), International LL.B Program in Business Law (LLB), Southeast Asia Studies Program (SEAS), Social and Polict Development Program (SPD), British and American Studies Program (BAS) and Thai Studies Program (TS).


Thammasat University Housing

Exchange Student Website

Thammasat University Exchange Website

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible for this program, you must meet the following:

  • Macquarie Abroad General Eligibility Criteria
  • A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. Some faculties require GPA less than 3.0, namely Faculty of Liberal Arts (2.50), Faculty of Law (2.75), Faculty of Political science (2.80), Faculty of Engineering (2.50), Faculty of Journalism and Mass Communication (2.50).
  • Nomination from Macquarie University
  • English language proficiency for non-native speakers
  • Review the course information and restricted courses to check it is suitable for your degree progression at Macquarie University

How to Apply

Applicants must complete an online Application form. 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 Payment 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 Semester Exchange program in Thammasat University with New Colombo Plan scholarship for 5 months, Thammasat University is located in Thailand

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Business; Law, security and intelligence; Media, creative arts, and communication; Science

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