Semester Exchange - Mahidol University - New Colombo Plan

Semester Exchange - Mahidol University - New Colombo Plan

Established in 1888, Mahidol University (MU) is a public research university in Bangkok,Thailand.

MU hosted the first medical school in Thailand, the Siriraj Medical School, from which the university traced its origin. Today, MU offers a range of graduate and undergraduate programs from natural sciences to liberal arts.

In 2016, Mahidol University was ranked as one of the World's Top 100 universities in the discipline of medicine, according to the QS World University Rankings. It was also ranked as the 2nd best university among 150 Thai Universities in 2017 QS World ranking.

Successful applicants are eligible for $7000 New Colombo Plan scholarship.


Bangkok, Thailand

Type of Program


Level of Study


Length of Program

5 months

Program Dates

First Semester: September - December
Second Semester: January - March
Third Semester: April - July

Language of Instruction


Travel Grant

Up to $7000

GPA Requirement (Out of 4.0)


Course Information

Please refer to this file for units approved by the Faculty.


Mahidol University Housing

Exchange Student Website

Mahidol University Exchange Website

Eligibility criteria

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

  • Macquarie Abroad General Eligibility Criteria
  • Have Australian Citizenship
  • 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 New Colombo Plan Semester Scholarship program in Mahidol University for 5 months, Mahidol University is located in Thailand

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Up to AU$7,000

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