Veterans Program

Veterans Affairs (VA) Program

Veterans Affairs (VA) Program

The Office of Intnerational Affairs also administers the VA (Veterans Affairs) program, supporting former US military personnel utilizing VA educational benefits at Payap.

Payap University has been approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) of the United States of America to offer degree programs to eligible American veterans.

Studying abroad is one of the best ways American college students can acquire the international experience necessary to succeed in today’s globalized world.  Studying abroad gives students the opportunity to gain a greater understanding of foreign cultures and languages and the cross-cultural communication skills necessary for 21st century leadership.

You can use your Post 9/11 GI Bill to study in Chiang Mai, Thailand!

VA funding is only authorized for students attending the university on a full-time basis and enrolled in one of the approved degree programs. Certificate programs (such as the Intensive Thai Program) are not eligible.

VA Program Details

Are you eligible?

To obtain complete information regarding veterans attending a foreign school, visit this VA websiteThe information will include a link to the webpage of how to apply.

Payap University is eligible and accredited

Payap University has hosted dozens of US veterans and their dependents. Payap is authorized by the US Department of Veteran Affairs to offer undergraduate and graduate degree programs to eligible veterans. The VA Certifying Official at Payap is a career US Naval Officer who has the in-country experience to navigate US vets through the VA educational system.


Although we can not give details of allowances there is a website that is recommended by current VA students here.

How to enroll

Speak to:
Samuel Santisuk Chinnapongse
Director, Veterans Affairs Program
Payap University

Phone: (+66) 53 241 255 (extension) 7212
Office: PC115/1

Courses available

International College

  • International Business Management (BS)
  • English Communication (BA)
  • Hospitality Industry Management (BS)
  • Information Technology (BS)

Other Courses taught in English

  • Master’s in Linguistics (MA)
  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (MA)
  • International Master’s of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Peace Studies (PhD)
  • Master of Divinity (MDIV)

Thai Faculty

  • Master’s of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Humanities (BA)
  • Computer Science (BS)
  • Accountancy, Finance, and Banking (BS)
  • Communication Arts (BA)

Need help with your application?

Speak to:
Samuel Santisuk Chinnapongse
Director, Veterans Affairs Program, Payap University
Phone: (+66) 53 241 255 (extension) 7212
Office: PC115/1