Student Exchange Program

Fact sheet 2023-2024

Academic Calendar

Semester 1

International programThai program
StartFirst week of AugFirst week of Jun
EndThird week of DecThird week of Oct

Semester 2

International programThai program
StartFirst week of JanFirst week of Nov
EndSecond week of MaySecond week of Mar

Remark: Please see all details at

Academic Information

Academic Requirements

  • Have completed a minimum of 2 semesters study in home university
  • Have GPA 2.5 out of 4 (or equivalent)

English Language Requirements

For non-native English speaker: TOEFL-iBT 61/TOEFL-ITP 500 or IELTS overall 5.5 and we also accept CEFR score as “B2” or equivalent.


Students who do not meet the English requirements need an interview after we received their application documents. If they pass the interview, we may ask them to take some language classes along with their core courses.


1 semester or 1 full year

Study Load

12-18 credits (4-6 courses) per semester

Course Available

Course Registration

Course instruction and timetable will be sent via email after students have been accepted.

Academic Transcript

Transcript will be sent directly to home university 2 weeks after the results are released.

Nomination and Application Process

Semester 1

NominationApplication submits
StartMay 15June 1
EndJune 15June 30

Semester 2

NominationApplication submits
StartOctober 1October 15
EndOctober 31November 15

Application by Students

Contact our Study Abroad coordinator and ask for student exchange application form at Complete the application and send along with the required documents (copy of passport, copy of academic transcript in English, proof of English proficiency for non-native speaker) to the address indicated above before or on the application deadline.

Approval Process

The Acceptance letter and Visa letter will be issued 3-4 weeks after receiving the application.

Student Visa

The visa letter from Payap University is required before applying for a visa. Students need to apply for a Non-Immigrant ED Visa at the Thai embassy or consulate in their home country.


Covid-19 insurance which covers for a minimum $100,000 during the time in Thailand is required to be allowed into the country. Students have to purchase and submit with a valid visa to the Thai Embassy or consulate in order to obtain a certificate of entry (COE) before leaving. Please check the update travel regulations at (choose country of origin)

Life and accident insurance is a must.

Accommodation and Facilities

Application Deadline

2 weeks earlier before a semester starts.


On-campus: Living on-campus at Omega and Alpha Dormitory ( is one way to enjoy university life. All rooms are on sharing basis. Students have to complete the residence application form and pay a deposit to secure the room.

Off-campus: Inbound Exchange Students are not allow to live outside campus.

Duration of Stay

1-2 semester

On-campus facilities

Library, Sport playground, Gym, Computer center, Stationary shop, Cafeteria, Church

Arrival and Orientation

Airport Pickup

Payap University offers arrival students with i(take)Care48 project which arrival students will have a mentor for the first 48 hours of arrival (Airport pick-up). (Fee: 1,000 baht/student)
Please notify the expected arrival date and time at least a week in advance.

Orientation Program

  • Exchange students need to arrive at least a week before the first day of each semester.
  • Exchange students must attend an orientation day arrange by International Affairs.

Estimated Monthly Expense

Estimated Monthly Expense
On-campus accommodation
The damage and key deposit is 2,500 baht
Electricity Fee is 6 Baht / Unit (Shared with roommates)
Water Fee is 10 Baht / Unit (Shared with roommates)
The Air condition room with private bathroom:
Shared room (2): THB 9,000* baht/semester.
Private room: THB 18,000* baht/semester.
Electricity and water Fee is flat rate: 2,000 Baht /month (Shared with roommates)
The Air condition room (share bathroom):
Shared room (3): THB 7,600* baht/semester.
Private room: THB 22,800* baht/semester.
Electricity Fee is 6 Baht / Unit (Shared with roommates)
The Fan room: (share bathroom):
Shared room (3): THB 6,400* baht/semester.
Private room: 19,200* baht/semester.
Electricity Fee is 6 Baht / Unit (Shared with roommates)
*This fee covers room for one semester.
MealsTHB 3,000-10,000
EntertainmentTHB 2,000-4,000
TransportationTHB 1,000-3,000

Office of International Relations and Marketing

International Affairs Executive:

  • Asst. Prof. Dr. Taien Layraman – Assistant to the President for International Affairs
  • Asst. Prof. Nawakarn Sirarujanon – Director, Office of International Relations

Coordinator: Benjamaporn Mekara – Study Abroad coordinator (International Affairs)
Email: ,

Address: Room 114 Pentecost Building, Payap University, Mae Khao Campus, Super-highway Chiang Mai – Lumpang Road, Amphur Muang, Chiang Mai, 50000, Thailand

Phone: + 66 81 851 478, +66 (0)53-241-255 ext.7226

Fax: +66 (0)53-245-353