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How to apply:

1. Apply in Person
You may visit us to pick up the application forms or download the forms and print them out. Hand in the completed application forms to the admissions office, Panyajarn Building (room PJ 105), at the main (Mae Khao) campus.

2. Apply by Post
Send your completed application forms to the admissions office by registered mail. 

Mail to:

Admissions Office 
Payap University International College
Panyajarn Building, Room PJ 105
Chiang Mai 50000

3. Apply by E-mail
Please download and complete an application form and send it to

Download Application Files:

Our Head of the International College Admission Office will contact you within 3 days.

If your application is successful, you will receive an Acceptance Letter either by post or by e-mail to the address provided on your application. There will be useful information included in the Acceptance Letter, including the date that you should report to the university, student orientation, information regarding the international dormitory, and the point of contact from your particular department or program.

Upon reporting to the university, you will need to bring your Acceptance Letter with you when you report to your advisor. Students will complete a registration form with the assistance of their advisor. The completed registration form will need to be delivered to the Registrar’s Office. Upon confirmation from the Registrar’s Office, the student will receive an official student identification number.

Tuition Payment Process

For walk-in applicants, the application fee amount is 500 Thai baht. Students paying in person may pay in cash.

For non-walk-in applicants, please contact the Admissions Office at for procedures on how to wire funds.

For bank transfer, please use the following account details:

Bank Name: Bangkok Bank, Sanpakoi Branch

Bank Account Name:  Payap University

Bank Account Number: 253-066469-3 Swift Code: BKKBTHBK

Bank Address:
187-195 Charoen Muang Rd.
T. Wat Ket Muang District
Chiang Mai 50000 THAILAND

Bank Phone Number:
Local: 053-243-121
Oversea: +66-53-243-121

For the Bank transfer from China (PRC), please use the following account details: 

Bank Name: Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (Thai) Public Company Limited 中国工商银行(泰国)股份有限公司

Bank Account Name: Payap University

Bank Account Number: 5060068196 Swift Code: ICBKTHBK

Bank Address:
Chiangmai Branch
615/5 Charoenmuang Road, T. Nongparkrang
A. Muang Chiangmai 50000

Bank Phone Number:
Local: 053-304752~5
Oversea: +66-53-304752~5
Bank Fax Number:
Local: 053-304756
Oversea Fax Number: +66-53-304756

After transferring the money, please scan a receipt of wire transfer and send it to: Please be noted that bank wire charges, both on the sending and receiving ends may vary as do the currency exchange rates, so the amount sent may not precisely match the amount received.

Tuition and Fees

International College Tuition and Dormitory Fees

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New students in undergraduate degree

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VISA Services

For all registered students (non-Thai citizens)

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Admissions FAQ’s

A: We are still welcoming applications for our academic programs. If you are waiting for a decision from us, please be assured that we will get this to you as soon as possible (Updated 26 March 2020).

A: There are 3 ways a person can apply:

1. The first is in person:
Drop in and pick up the application forms or alternatively you can download the forms and print them out. You will need to hand in the completed application forms to me at the admissions office, Pentecost building (room PC101), on the main (Mae Khao) campus (view map).

2. The second way to apply is by post:
Send me your completed application forms to the admissions office by registered mail.

Mail to:
Admissions Office (Room PC101)
Payap University International College
Pentecost Building,
Chiang Mai 50000

3. The final way to apply is via email:
Download all the information and fill in the forms, then email them to me at

A: To get the process of application going we require the following documents:

  1. Your diploma from high school (grade 12, M6, or the result of an approved equivalency examination), you will need a GPA of at least 2.00
  2. If English is not your first language, then that you must demonstrate sufficient knowledge of English (TOEFL 61 internet-based, or IELTS 6.0 with at least 2 years’ validity). (Note: Students exempt from English testing requirements are passport holders of Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States).
  3. If you have a TOEFL score below 61 or an IELTS score below 6.0 you can still study at the International College! We will require you to study full-time in Payap’s Intensive English Foundation Program until you pass the advanced level B2 on Payap’s English Entrance Examination (OOPT- Oxford Online Placement Test). Once you have passed the English proficiency test you will be admitted into your degree of choice. The Intensive English Foundation Program gives you a great opportunity to improve on your English skills whilst still being part of the university.
  4. If you are within Thailand you may submit a TOEFL or IELTS result or you may take the Payap English Test (OOPT).
  5. When you are sending your TOEFL score to International College Payap University, use the code number 5948 when indicating the institution that should receive your score.

A: To make it easier to understand the process I have put together two flow chats, 1 for undergraduates and 1 for graduates. (See flow chats for more information)
Download the international undergraduate/ graduate programs admission process

A: Prospective students must submit a one-time, non-refundable application fee, along with their application package. For walk-in applicants, the application fee amount is 500 Thai baht. Students paying in person may pay in cash. For non-walk-in applicants (e.g., students applying from abroad by mail, phone, or e-mail), the application fee amount is 1,600 Thai baht and needs to be wired directly to the university. Please do not send cash with your application form. The university will not be held responsible for cash sent through the post which may get lost. Personal cheques, bank drafts, and money orders are also not accepted. We strongly encourage students to wire funds directly to the university.

A: Upon confirmation of acceptance into one of the International College programs, i.e., receipt of Acceptance Letter, international students will be required to pay a deposit of 6,400 Thai Baht. The entire amount of this deposit will go towards the tuition and fees paid later at registration.

Upon receipt of deposit, the Admissions Office will issue a visa letter to the student. This letter will be required when the student applies for a student visa in their home country. Students must take this letter to the Thai Embassy in their home country in order to obtain a 3-month non-immigrant visa. Once enrolled and entered into the Payap University system, the student will then notify our Personnel Office to obtain the appropriate student visa. We will guide you through the whole process, so please do not be concerned.

A: All first year, single undergraduate students who are not single parents are required to live in the Paradornparp International House (PIH) dormitory. The reason is to provide safe and secure housing for young students entering university life for the first time. Living in the PIH also affords new students companionship and a sense of community among fellow students.

As children are not allowed in the dormitory single parents must live off-campus. Additionally, students under the age of 18 who wish to reside in the dormitory must obtain expressed written permission from their parents or legal guardians as said students are not yet considered a legal adult.

While the university strongly believes in this policy, we also recognize that there could be exceptions. For example, mature students over a certain age may have legitimate reasons for requesting a waiver of this policy. Students who feel that they have a bona fide reason for not residing in PIH must formally request from the President of Payap University to be exempted from this policy. Upon completion of application, the student must bring a signed letter to the International College secretary in room PC103 in the Pentecost building. The letter will be delivered to the President for a final decision. The student will be contacted promptly when the letter is returned.

It must be noted that if this waiver request is denied, the student will be charged the full price of a dormitory room for the semester (18,200 baht) whether they choose to live in the dorm or off campus.

A: Each program differs slightly when it comes to tuition fees.
For a full breakdown of the fees please go to Tuition and Fees

A: You can pay cash in Thai Baht to the university finance office OR transfer/wire transfer it to the university bank account, for bank details please see our website.

After transferring the money, please scan a receipt of the wire transfer and send it to my email: . Once the Admissions Office receives the confirmation of the wire transfer, we will then check with the Head of the Finance Office at to determine the actual amount transferred. Please keep in mind bank wire charges, both on the sending and receiving ends may vary as do the currency exchange rates, so the amount sent may not precisely match the amount received.

We at the Admissions Office really look forward to welcoming you to International College Payap University and guiding you through the process of application. My door is always open so feel free to drop in and have a chat.

A: You must complete a credit transfer request form at the Office of the Registrar. There is a fee of 500 Thai Baht, payable to the Finance Office. The submission of the transfer request form and payment of the fee must be completed before the process can begin. Once all the required paperwork is submitted, the form will be forwarded to the Office of Academic Affairs. Academic Affairs will then forward the request to the appropriate department(s) for verification of each individual course taught in English. All documents submitted for review, e.g., transcripts, course descriptions, syllabi, etc., MUST BE IN ENGLISH.

This process may take several weeks, depending upon how many credits the student is requesting to be verified and how many departments are involved. Students attempting to determine how many credits they will be able to transfer PRIOR to enrolling may experience an even longer period of processing. There may be additional documents required for review and students who are not already on campus (i.e., not yet enrolled) may find this process particularly cumbersome and time-consuming.

For more detailed information regarding credit transfers, please refer to

  • 2557 Criteria for Transferring Bachelor’s Degree Credits
  • Graduate Academic Regulations 2557

A: No. you cannot transfer credits. But you can apply for a Credit by Examination (CE) test. If you believe that you have the associated knowledge you can pass the exception test. You may receive credit for certain courses by the passing grade of 60% or above on the exception test.

For more detailed information regarding Credit by Examination, please refer to

  • Credit by Examination (CE) Procedures