Programs : Brochure
- Locations: Bangkok, Thailand
- Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
- Homepage: Click to visit
|About the Program||Accommodations|
|Eligibility||Dates and Costs|
Established in 1933, Thammasat is the second oldest university in Thailand
Thammasat University offers 4 English taught programs: Economics (BE), Business Administration (BBA), British and American Studies, and Thai Studies.
Richmond business students will study in the BBA program. Non business students may study in the BE program. Richmond students must take at least 50% of their courses in the respective faculty. All Richmond students are required to take a Thai language class. Richmond students may take courses in the other faculties on a space available basis providing that they meet course prerequisites.
Robins School of Business students who elect to study through the BE program may transfer back credit from only one (1) business course taken while enrolled on the BE program to count towards their business degree. Specific course approval must be given by Dr. Tom Cosse. RSB students may transfer courses back from non-business subjects to count towards any non-business majors/minors and general education requirements (pending departmental approval) and towards the total units needed for graduation.
Most classes at Thammasat are three credits.
Richmond students may also take part in the Student Internship program spending up to two months working with business companies, government agencies or international organizations. Usually this internship program is only available in the summer months; however, if a student would like to do this during the semester they need to inform Michele Cox and she will investigate whether this is feasible or not. Participating organizations include Bangkok Bank, Thai Airways International and government offices such as the Board of Investment.
Unit ConversionSemester hours from Thammasat will be converted using the formula: Semester hours/3.5, round up to nearest tenth of a unit. A 3-semester credit course will be transferred back to Richmond as .9 units. A 4-semester course will be transferred back as 1.2 units. For more information about credit transfer, see the UR Registrar's page .
Grading Scale at Thammasat
|A = 4.0||C+ = 2.5|
|B+ = 3.5||C = 2.0|
|B = 3.0||D+ = grades below C do not transfer to Richmond|
Students to arrange for their own housing in close proximity to campus. The International Programs Office will assist students in finding accommodation. All exchange students will initially live in temporary housing. In Thailand, it is not common for furnished apartments to have kitchen or laundry facilities. Food is plentiful, inexpensive and readily available in restaurants, cafes and street vendors. Students can hire out laundry service at a very reasonable cost.
Students are required to pay a least 2 month deposit. Some of the apartments have a rental fee for TV and refrigerators. Most apartments do not provide linens; however, linens are available to rent or can be purchased locally.
Students are required to apply for a student visa (non-immigrant ED) prior to departure. Do this early! For more information, please visit the Thai embassy website at http://www.thai-consulate.com/thai-embassy-in-washington-dc.html
For more informationFor more information: contact Fae Bell, International Business Programs Coordinator in the Robins School of Business or Michele Cox, Director of Study Abroad in the Office of International Education.