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Inbound and Outbound Exchange Program
Outbound Exchange Program
AKU Students at all degree levels are encouraged to enhance their academic and professional perspectives as well as cultural and life experiences through exchange programs abroad especially at our partner institutions. Study credits earned during the exchange program may be transferred towards students’ regular study program. Graduate students may benefit from this opportunity to work closely with a foreign professor whose specializations match their interests in the data collection and development of their research.

Applicants must have adequate language capability, good academic performance and other qualifications according to scholarship and host institutions’ requirements. Students may apply for full or partial scholarships from Kasetsart University, the Faculty of Architecture, foreign institutions and/or financial support from third-party Thai or international organizations.

Inbound Exchange Program
AKU offers exchange programs for a limited number of current undergraduate and graduate students from partner institutions with an academic collaborative agreement with the Faculty or with Kasetsart University. Exchange students have an opportunity to study and collaborate with AKU professors and Thai students in regular courses and special programs such as workshops and fieldtrips, while gradually learning built environment in the cultural context of Thailand first-hand. Course lessons provided for exchange students are specially given in English or Thai with English language translation. Program duration is up to one academic year. Study program and course list may be customized based on student’s interests and requirements from home university. Registered credits can be transferred to exchange student’s home university upon program completion.

As a member of our community, exchange students receive a range of support and services including eligibility for on-campus accommodation at the International Studies Center (ISC) and access to university facilities.

Applicants must have at least 2 year background in architecture or related fields with good English or Thai language capability. Preliminary application documents are CV, portfolio, statement of purpose, transcript and letters of recommendation.

For research students, a prior approval of research proposal and research plan by an AKU professor is required. Application materials should be submitted at least six months prior to the beginning of the expected change program period.

Examples of undergraduate courses offered in the program include:
  • Aesthetics of Vernacular Architecture and Landscape
  • Art, Architecture and Community
  • Scrap Design
  • Building Environment Evaluation
  • Special Problems (Individual Study)
  • Design for Tropical Climate
  • Sustainable Architectural Design
  • Ecological Planning
  • Sustainable Design
  • Landscape Architectural Design
  • Thesis proposal
For further information and inquiries, please contact:
Dr. Aracha Krasae-In, Assistant Dean for Public Relation and International Affairs, at archack@ku.ac.th