Established in 1986, Mahidol University International College
(MUIC) was Thailand’s first international bachelor degree program at a public university, with its mission to produce well- rounded graduates who are not only knowledgeable in their chosen fields but also able to use that knowledge for the benefit of humankind. MUIC maintains a strong liberal arts focus and promotes a learning culture that prepares its students to meet the challenges of living and working in a diverse and globalized world. Over 3,200 students are taught by a professional full and part-time faculty, 60 percent of whom are foreign nationals, with a student-teacher ratio of 28:1.
Salaya Campus, opened in 1982, is located just a few hundred meters from Bangkok's city limits in Phuttamonthon District, Nakhon Pathom Province, on 520 acres (210 hectares) of natural beauty, landscaped gardens and tropical foliage. The relaxing semi-rural setting, within easy reach of central Bangkok, makes it ideal for studying or working in tranquility without losing out on the myriad opportunities available in the city proper.
Most international undergraduate students at Mahidol attend Mahidol University International College (MUIC) on Salaya Campus. Because all first-year native Thai students in national programs also study at Salaya, there is ample opportunity for international undergraduates to get to know their Thai counterparts. Many international postgraduate students, including full-time and visiting students and short training course participants, study or perform research at Salaya. Salaya is also home to many foreign staff members, including lecturers and administrative personnel at MUIC and other academic, research and administrative divisions
MUIC offers English-taught courses within the following major programs:
Intercultural Studies and Languages
Food Science and Technology
International Hospitality Management
Media and Communication
For more information, check out the course database
Study abroad is an academic experience. While your grades will not count towards your GPA to accommodate adapting to new educational systems and cultural norms, it is vital to your Marquette experience that you are academically successful. To earn credits for courses taken abroad, you will need to earn the equivalent of a ‘C’ or better. At your host institution this is a C or 2.0, the minimum passing grade. You cannot audit or take pass/fail classes at your host institution.
You are required to take the equivalent of at least 12 U.S. credits while abroad. Mahidol Univ. Int'l College credits equate to Marquette credits at a .8:1 ratio. Most MUIC classes are 4 MUIC credits, which equals 3.2 MU Credits. You will be required to take four, 4-credit courses while studying in Thailand to remain a full-time student (12.8 MU Credits). Participants are reminded that there are multiple requirements that all must be met to qualify for graduation at Marquette University including, but not limited to, the following:
- Required coursework is different than the number of credits to be completed. (i.e. Core, College & Major/Minor course requirements). To fulfill a specific course requirement, a course taken abroad which counts as 2.5 or more MU credits can fulfill a Marquette 3-credit course requirement (ex: ENGL 1001); however, the number of credits applied towards your graduation credit total will be the exact number of credits earned (ex: 4 MUIC credits will count as only 3.2 Marquette credits towards the credit total.)
- Required number of credits completed (i.e. required degree credits, upper division credits, residency credits, etc.). To fulfill the number of credits completed, a course taken abroad which counts as 3.2 MU credits will count as 3.2 credits earned toward the credit total requirements.
- Due to this discrepancy, students who have studied abroad may find that although they have completed the necessary course graduation requirements, additional credits may need to be taken to complete the necessary credit graduation requirements. Any questions regarding this process must be addressed in advance of participation in a program abroad with the appropriate College representative.
- Required GPA (i.e. Undergraduate degree, College-specific and major-specific GPA requirements). Grades received at Mahidol will not count toward a Marquette University student’s GPA; however, graduate schools, law schools, and medical schools, as well as volunteer corps and employers may request GPAs and grades from abroad and may use them to calculate an alternative cumulative GPA for you that is required by that program.
Almost all exchange and visiting students prefer to take advantage of MUIC’s two international houses
for both convenience and cost-saving purposes.
The MUIC International House at Chaiyapruk Village offers modern accommodations, with a total of 15 rooms, including singles and doubles, each with its own bathroom. They are fully furnished and equipped with air conditioning and telephones that provide international IDD service. Other features include a common lounge with satellite and cable TV, a kitchen and dining area, a study room, a computer center with internet access and laundry facilities.
Chaiyapruck Village has its own swimming pool, sports center and restaurant which offers take-away and phone-order service. The village is just a ten-minute bicycle ride from MUIC.
Green Park Village
This comfortable 3-storey complex consists of 39 rooms (singles and shared) with shared bathroom facilities. The rooms are fully furnished and include air conditioning. Students have access to a lounge and kitchen, internet, cable TV, international IDD telephone service as well as laundry and cleaning services. The Green Park Home complex, in walking distance of historical Buddhamonthon Park, is surrounded by restaurants and convenient mini-marts; it is only a 10-minute bus ride
UG Semester Tuition (17/18 rates) * $19,665.00
GeoBlue International Health Insurance * $152.00
Room and Board $2,300.00
With sixteen million foreigners flying into the country each year, Thailand is Asia’s primary travel destination and offers a host of places to visit. Yet despite this vast influx of visitors, Thailand’s cultural integrity remains largely undamaged – a country that adroitly avoided colonization has been able to absorb Western influences while maintaining its own rich heritage.Though the high-rises and neon lights occupy the foreground of the tourist picture, the typical Thai community is still the farming village, and you need not venture far to encounter a more traditional scene of fishing communities, rubber plantations and Buddhist temples. Around forty percent of Thais earn their living from the land, based around the staple rice, which forms the foundation of the country’s unique and famously sophisticated cuisine