:: Registration

Students enroll at least 9 credits per hour but no more than 22 credits per hour per semester for undergraduate programs. Graduate students are required to take between 9 to 15 credits hours. The process of registration must be completed before the class starts.

The candidates for the bachelor's degree must complete the minimum of 120-150 credits hour. The grade point average must maintain at least 2.00 or better on the scale of four points in order to achieve the degree. The candidates for the master's degree must complete the minimum of 36 credits hour with the grade point average at least 3.00 on the scale of four points. The doctoral degree program requires candidates with a bachelor's degree to complete the minimum of 72 credits hour, while master's degree holders must complete the program with the minimum of 48 credits hour.



:: Grading and Examination

Thai higher education institutions use a letter grading system in both undergraduate and graduate programs. However, other grading methods can be employed such as points or percentage depending on individual instructors throughout the courses. Those grading systems are converted to grades and grade points as follows:

Grade

Meaning

Grade point

A
Excellent
4.00
B+
Very good
3.50
B
Good
3.00
C+
Fairly good
2.50
C
Fair
2.00
D+
Poor
1.50
D
Very poor
1.00
F
Failure
0.00
I
Incomplete
W
Withdrawn
WF
Withdrawn because of failure
AU
Audit

Two or more tests including mid-term and final examinations are given during the examination schedule each semester. Students must obtain at least a cumulative grade point average of not less than 2.00 for a bachelor's degree completion, and 3.00 for a master's and doctoral degree.

Both open universities, Ramkhamhaeng and Sukothai Thammathirat, have their own grade-point systems. These are as follows:

Sukhothai Thammathirat

Ramkhamhaeng

Percents

H-Honor

G-Good

75-100%

S-Pass

P-Pass

60-74%

U-Failure

F-Failure

0.59%

I-Incomplete

 

 

:: Information Services

Electronic linkages and information services, are well-equipped at all public and private higher education institutions, both in the central and provincial regions. Such modern linkage systems are adopted to link all university library systems together for prompt and effective exchanges of resources. The Internet system is available for students, faculties and the general public to access international academic resources, while e-mail services are also provided for students to have direct communication and consultation with their instructors and peers.



Student Affairs

The Office of Student Affairs coordinates student service programs and assists students in academic and personal problems upon request. It also helps students in the pursuit of out-of-class studies and provides counseling in extra-curricula activities, education and careers. Many universities/institutions have set up their student committees. Scientific, literary, social, cultural, and athletic societies or clubs, have also been organised to promote student activities according to their interests.

Fees
Tuition fees vary from university to university. Tuition fees for undergraduate study in public institutions are between 1,000 to 2,000 baht per credit hour. Other fees such as student activities and health services are between 4,000 - 10,000 baht. Other expenses including student registration, student I.D. card and graduation fee, range between 1,000 to 6,000 baht. For the graduate level, the tuition fees are about 40,000 - 80,000 baht per year for master's degree level, and about 200,000 baht per year for a doctoral degree program.

Undergraduate tuition in private universities/institutions is about 1,000 - 3,000 baht per credit hour and the graduate programs will range between 3,000 - 5,000 baht per credit hour. Other fees are about 10,000 baht per annum while other expenses are about 3,000 - 6,000 baht.

Rooms and Board
Residence halls allow students to live within the campus vicinity, giving them chances to have interaction with one another and to participate in various on-campus social activities. Accommodation is available in the form of privately-owned studios, or single/double bedrooms, at approximately 3,500 - 5,000 baht per month.