The People’s Republic of China is a superpower with great global influence in the fields of economics, politics, arts, and culture. China has exerted a profound influence on Thai culture, particularly over the past 200 years of Chinese-Thai relations. Thais, from everyday citizens to those working at the highest levels of government, recognize the importance of China, both in the global sphere and for Thailand specifically. Given China’s importance and the need for China scholars in Thailand, the Pridi Banomyong International College has developed the Chinese Studies International Program. The purpose of the program is to produce graduates who have both the Chinese language proficiency and the knowledge and understanding of China.
The Chinese Studies International Program at Pridi Banomyong International College is unique in its close relationship with the School of International Studies at Peking University in China. Students in the program are required to spend at least one semester abroad at Peking University. Moreover, many of the courses offered by the Chinese Studies International Program at Thammasat are equivalent to courses offered at Peking University, including Global Political Economy in the 21st Century of China and Investment and Trade of China. Through classes in Thailand and study abroad at China’s top university, students have the opportunity to study Chinese in full immersion contexts. The Chinese Studies program thus responds to the need for China experts at all levels of the labor market, from the local, to the national, or the international level.
1. Applicants must complete M6 or its equivalence. Diplomas from overseas schools must be approved by the Ministry of Education.
2. Applicants must have one of the following English proficiency test results (taken within 2 years up to the Registration):
IELTs (Academic): ≥ 6.0
TOEFL: - CBT ≥ 173
- PBT ≥ 500
- IBT ≥ 61
TU-GET ≥ 500 or Applicants having TU-GET ≥ 400, if admitted, must take PBIC Presessional Course before entering the program.
APPLICANTS MUST TAKE THE FOLLOWING EXAMINATIONS:
1. Essay on general knowledge of Chinese Studies
2. Chinese Language Test (waivable for holders of HSK level 4 or higher)
3. Interview in English and/or Chinese
|Application form available||6 December 2016 – 27 January 2017|
|Application submission in person||6 December 2016 – 27 January 2017|
|Announcement of eligible applicants for written exam||3 February 2017|
|Written examination||11 February 2017|
|Result announcement||24 February 2017|
|Interview examination||4 March 2017|
|Acceptance results||10 March 2017|
|Successful applicants confirm their places||16 March 2017|
Tuition: Baht 2,000 per credit
Tuition & fees: Baht 55,000-60,000 per semester at TU
Total tuition & fees: Baht 400,000 - 500,000
(Expenses in China excluded)
Remarks: Pridi Banomyong International College reserves the right to change any statement without prior notice.