- Grab a tuk tuk or take the sky train from your Thai apartment to the heart of Bangkok, where you will study near the Grand Palace at one of the most well-respected universities in Southeast Asia. Enjoy some of the best food in the world after class before enjoying Bangkok’s nightlife—the many rooftop bars are perfect for views and a memorable night with friends.
- One of Thailand’s oldest institutions, Thammasat University offers courses designed to prepare graduates to tackle a dynamic economy and society in the face of expanding globalization.
- Make friends with Thammasat students as part of the Buddy Program or hang out in the International Lounge.
- Thammasat University’s business program is AACSB and EQUIS accredited.
Study in one of the world’s top tourist destinations, bright and bustling Bangkok! With golden temples, zooming traffic, and colorful tuk-tuks, Bangkok overwhelms and delights! Fragrant aromas of jasmine, complex Thai spices, and fresh mango sticky rice are abundant in this foodie’s paradise. Even street vendors here earn Michelin stars! Enjoy the warm weather and juxtaposition of modern skyscrapers and ancient architecture. The centrally-located Tra Prachan campus is right downtown in the historic heart of the city, directly across the street from the Grand Palace.
What We Love About Bangkok
Bangkok is rich in history and culture, and immigrant populations infuse their own flavors, literally and figuratively, into the community.
Visit the Program Page for Study in Thailand - Business, Economics, & International Relations
to learn more.
You can meet with the ISEP Coordinator at your home campus or speak with an ISEP Student Services Officer, who will guide you through the application process, pre-departure, your time abroad, and your return. To connect with ISEP, visit our website.
Details for KU students interested in ISEP:
ISEP is a total immersion program. In most cases, ISEP participants register as a regular student at the host institution, take the same courses and have the same assignments, and participate in the same activities as the local students at that institution. This means that a student applying for an ISEP site must be more proactive and prepared to handle being in a location where they may be the only KU student in the program.
Students interested in exploring ISEP sites are encouraged to review site options and availability and then required to meet with the KU Program Coordinator for the region in which they wish to study BEFORE meeting with the KU ISEP Program Coordinator.
Costs, Financial Aid & Scholarships
ISEP-Exchange is one of the most affordable study abroad choices for KU students, as KU students pay in-state KU tuition, room and board. ISEP-Direct is less competitive, so if a student meets the eligibility requirements, they will likely have no trouble getting placed at the site of their choice. However, ISEP-Direct program costs vary substantially by site and can either be cheaper or more expensive than ISEP-Exchange. The total cost to a KU student will include both the ISEP-Direct fees listed on the ISEP site as well as a KU ISEP fee.
KU students who qualify for financial aid in the form of Stafford and/or other loans, Pell or SEOG Grants, and scholarships may apply the aid to the cost of a Study Abroad Program.
KU Study Abroad supplemental scholarships are available to KU degree seeking students. Applications available online: KU Office of Study Abroad Scholarships. The KU scholarship application deadline is March 1 for Fall, Academic Year & Summer programs and October 1 for Spring programs.
The Andrew P. Debicki International Student Exchange Program (ISEP) Study Abroad Scholarship Fund created with generous support of Mary-Elizabeth Debicki Guinness, former Director of the KU Office of Study Abroad and former wife of Andrew Debicki, provides awards up to $2,000 for students on ISEP-Exchange programs. To apply for this scholarship, complete the KU Office of Study Abroad Scholarships application online.
Additional ISEP scholarships are available through ISEP directly. Visit the Student section of the ISEP website for further information and application instructions.