• 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.  


At the Tra Prachan campus, you’ll live in off-campus apartments. Integrate into life in Bangkok at your own comfort level. Thammasat provides recommended apartment options, but you choose from pre-arranged options based on your location and lifestyle preferences. Single and double rooms are available. Most apartments are located 20 to 30 minutes away from campus. See current recommended options here. Please note, ISEP Direct pay rent directly to the apartment owner. The approximate cost is $1,400 USD per semester. 


Bangkok is known for its affordable and delicious street food, with fresh and fragrant flavors, rich tantalizing sauces, and complex spice blends. Enjoy fresh seafood, fusion food, and vegetarian meals. Although your apartment will have a kitchen space, and mini marts and markets make it easy to buy groceries, most Bangkok residents eat out for most of their meals. Thammasat has “canteens” that serve fresh and affordable food, too. Expect to spend about $900 USD a semester on food. Learn more about Thai cuisine and the best places to try it here:


Head to the International Lounge on campus to learn about upcoming events and activities or meet up with a friend. Thammasat’s International Office regularly hosts cultural activities, including music and dancing classes, and organizes a Buddy Program and welcome events. To learn even more about Thai culture, consider enrolling in a for-credit Thai studies class in Thai language, cuisine, or politics. In Bangkok, be sure to explore the giant markets, like the Chatuchak Weekend Market, one of the largest markets in the world. Although it’s easy to travel outside of Thailand, mark your calendars for Thailand’s colorful festivals, like Songkran (April), Chinese New Year (February), the Festival of Lights (November), and the Lantern Festival (November). 


One of the best parts of studying in Bangkok is exploring the rest of Thailand and Southeast Asia! Train and bus tickets are very affordable, and flights are available to destinations like Phuket, Ho Chi Minh City, and Kuala Lumpur for $100 USD or less. Within Thailand, be sure to check out the beautiful beaches (the nearest one is about 2 hours away), historical sites, floating markets, waterfalls, and communities like Koh Kret. 


Thammasat University offers a Counseling Center, Fitness Center, and Health Clinics to keep you mentally and physically well. 

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.

See ISEP Direct budget and estimated expenses

Program Website

Course Description

Thammasat University prides itself for a curriculum designed to prepare graduates to tackle a dynamic economy and society in the face of expanding globalization.  The Tha Prachan campus hosts several programs for students with a focus on business, economics and international relations including unique programs like Social Policy Development and Service Innovation along with more traditional programs such as Business Administration and International Relations.    

The chart below highlights some of the more popular classes ISEP students have taken from the Tha Prachan campus in the past.  Use it to get starting on creating your own program abroad at Thammasat University!   

Credits Earned 

Students who complete the program in good standing can expect to take a minimum of 12-15 credits (4-5 classes) which ISEP recommends is the equivalent of 12-15 U.S. Credit Hours. Each course is usually worth 3 credits.  

If you use financial aid, please speak with a qualified financial aid advisor to understand your academic obligations and the requirements for using financial aid. 

Sample Classes Available: 


International Relations 




Thai Studies 




Nation State and Transnationalism 


History of Economic Thought 


Thai Dance and Music 


Business Finance  


Game Theory for Political Students 


Contemporary Economic Issues 


Art and Architecture of Thailand 


Consumer Behavior 


Security Studies 


Behavioral Economics 


Thai Cuisine 


Brand Management 


Russia in Global Politics 


Economics of Climate Change 


Thai History 


Digital Marketing Strategy 


Religion and Global Politics 


Monetary Theory and Policy 


Society and Culture of Thailand 


Global Environment of International Business

See all of Thammasat’s Current Business Courses

For detailed instructions on how to search for all available courses, please click on the "Other Academic Conditions" dropdown link below.

Website for Course Availability

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Fields of Study

  • Area Studies

  • Business: Recommended!

    Accounting Business Communications Business Management Business Statistics Economics Entrepreneurship Finance Human Resources Management International Business/Trade/Commerce Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management Management Information Systems Marketing Organizational Behavior Studies Organizational Leadership

  • Communication:

    Advertising Digital Communication and Media Mass Communication/Media Studies

  • Computer and Information Sciences

  • Construction Trades

  • English Language and Literature

  • Foreign Languages and Literatures

  • History

  • Hospitality and Tourism:

    Hospitality Management Tourism Management

  • Human Services

  • International/Global Studies

    International Relations and Affairs

  • Law/Criminal Justice:

    Business Law International Business, Trade, and Tax Law International Law

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences

  • Mathematics

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Physical Sciences

  • Social Sciences

    Political Science and Government

  • Visual and Performing Arts

Academic Requirements

  • U.S. GPA: 3 or higher
    *accepts lower GPA with explanation
  • TOEFL iBT Score: 60
  • IELTS Score: 6.5
  • LPR not required for the following countries: United Arab Emirates Australia Bulgaria Botswana Canada Ghana Morocco New Zealand United States
  • LPR accepted as alternate to TOEFL or IELTS
  • LPR Writing Score: B1 - Intermediate High
  • LPR Reading Score: B1 - Intermediate High
  • LPR Listening Score: B1 - Intermediate High
  • LPR Speaking Score: B1 - Intermediate High
LPR = ISEP Language Proficiency Report

Special Application Instructions

Students are required to submit an internal application following their placement which is required of the host institution. Instructions will be sent by the ISEP Host Coordinator by email.

Students must state in their host site request list which program they prefer. When selecting courses for the course request list, make sure to list at least three courses from within the same program.

ADDITIONAL LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY SCORES (IELTS): Students looking to take classes in the Thammasat University Business School must have at least a 6.5 IELTS Score. If you do not meet this score, you must have at least a B1 ISEP LPR score as a substitute.

GPAEach faculty at TU has their own GPA admission requirements. Please visit this page to verify you meet the minimum eligibility requirements for your faculty of preference. Students who do not meet the minimum eligibility requirements of their preferred faculty must consider other fields of study before applying for the program.

PASSPORT: All students must have a valid passport to participate in this program. If you do not have a valid passport, we suggest you start the application process as soon as possible.

VISA/RESIDENCE PERMIT: Most students attending this program will be required to obtain a visa/residence permit. For more information on the process and estimated cost, please review the ISEP Country Handbook here.

Special Needs Support

  • Mental Health
  • Mobility
  • Hearing
  • Visual

Other Academic Conditions

Classes are either in the form of seminars or lectures. Lecture classes are very large, while seminars are intimate and encourage class participation. Students are required to attend classes regularly in order to pass their courses. The typical course load is three to six courses per semester, which equates to 15 to 17 hours of class per week. Each semester runs approximately 16 weeks long. 

At Thammasat, you'll enroll in a specific program and take at least three courses within that program. You can take up to two more electives from any other program on your campus, but all your classes must be at the campus you are enrolled in.  

To find courses from the current academic year you can visit this page. Thammasat offers these courses to degree-seeking students, so most should be offered regularly.  Click here to find more information on previous Fall and Spring courses taught at specifically at the Thammasat Business School for the Business Administration (BBA) undergraduate program and the GEMBA graduate program 

Note that it is not possible to take courses on both the Tha Prachan and Rangsit campus. Students must choose one. 

ADDITIONAL LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY SCORES (IELTS): Students looking to take classes in the Thammasat University Business School must have at least a 6.5 IELTS Score. If you do not meet this score, you must have at least a B1 ISEP LPR score as a substitute.

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