FAQ

General Information

What is the Ubon Ratchathani University’s contact information?

Address : 85 Sathonlamark Road, Warin Chamrap, Ubon Ratchathani 34190, Ubon Ratchathani University, Thailand

Phone : +66 45 353040

Fax : +66 45 288394

E-mail : intercoop@ubu.ac.th

Facebook Page : https://www.facebook.com/ubu.thailand/

Twitter : https://twitter.com/UBU_Thailand

Youtube : www.youtube.com/c/UbonRatchathaniUniversity

Google Plus : www.google.com/+UbonRatchathaniUniversity

What courses are offered at Ubon Ratchathani University (UBU)?

UBU offers a range of undergraduate and post-graduate programs in its 10 faculties, and 1 college as the link follows http://www.english.ubu.ac.th/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/UBU-Programs-and-Courses.pdf.

For details of course structure, please let us know  the area that you interested in via intercoop@ubu.ac.th so that we can send you the course structure details.

Admission Related

What are the qualifications requirement, in particular the average desire for acceptance and enrollment for Non-Thai students?

Applicants are required to be completing or have completed the equivalent of grade 12 and be able to satisfy UBU English language requirements (and Thai language requirements if choosing a Thai language course). We will be able to tell you more details when we know the course and major that you are interested in. Here are some requirement from a Ministry of Education that non-Thais have to satisfy regarding school levels.

2.1.      Applicants must not hold Thai citizenship or Thai permanent resident status.

2.2.      Applicant must have completed/be completing high school grade 12 or its equivalent*

 * High School Equivalence

–           Applicants must have completed/be completing high school grade 12 at an American system school, year 13, IGCSE, GCE ‘A’ level, ‘AS’, or IB certificate at a British system school, or its equivalent from high schools in different systems to those mentioned above.

–           Applicants should also submit the equivalent certification for completing high school issued by Thai Ministry of Education.

2.3.      Applicant must achieve a satisfactory score in standardize Thai and/or English proficiency tests.

–           Students entering Thai language programs who does not have a satisfactory score in standardized Thai Competency Test, must pass the Thai Language for Foreigners Courses at Ubon Ratchathani University.

–           Students entering English language programs who does not have a satisfactory score in standardized English proficiency tests, such as, TOEFL, TOEIC, IELTS, TU-GET, or CU-TEP must take UBU Test at Ubon Ratchathani University.

2.4.      Applicant must not have committed an act which is attributable as a gross misconduct and not have been imprisoned by final sentence of imprisonment for a criminal offence, with the exception of sentences for offences committed negligently or minor offences.

2.5.      Applicant must not have been dismissed from higher education institutions for a breach of discipline.

2.6.      Applicant must also meet other requirements from the faculty.

2.7.      Applicant can only apply for one program in the application at Ubon Ratchathani University

What is the tuition fees for each semester? What does the tuition fees cover?

Please see details about tuition fees in the link http://www.ubu.ac.th/en/files_up/42f2017030614374078.pdf.

The fees cover tuition, library, heath care, sport facilities, and student activities. They do not cover application fee (500 baht), books and study materials (these depend on your major), accommodation (1000-3000 baht/month), a university uniform (600 baht), and daily living costs.

Are there any scholarships?

Scholarship are awarded annually to students for good grade point average (GPA) performance and there are a number of scholarships made by the private sector which may cover all or part of tuition fees. These are awarded on a competitive basis.

What about the policies for Non-Thai Students?

Admission of non-Thai students is considered on a case-by-case basis and is based on entry requirements and courses chosen. There are a number of non-Thai students at undergraduate and postgraduate levels at UBU, and activities are organised to help these students adjust to live in Thailand, meet other international students, and share their cultures. These activities include international fairs and camps.

What are the term dates and other key University dates?

UBU mainly operates on a two-semester program. From 2014, semester 1 is from the beginning of August to the end of November and Semester 2 is from January to June. A summer semester from June to July is also offered in some selected courses presented in intensive mode.

Key University dates for 2017-2018

Activities Date Place
Round 1
Submit your application with required documents either in person at the Office of International Relations, Ubon Ratchathani University or by e-mail on intercoop@ubu.ac.th.

Application form can be downloaded at www.english.ubu.ac.th

1 October 2017 to 30 November 2017 Ubon Ratchathani University or

www.english.ubu.ac.th  

Pay your application fee 1 October 2017 to 30 November 2017 Bank (see below)
Announcement of candidates eligible for interviews 12 December 2017 www.english.ubu.ac.th
Interview of applicants 18 to 22 December 2017 Faculties
Announcement of results and admittance 29 December 2017 www.english.ubu.ac.th
Confirmation by applicant of intent to enroll and payment of deposit 29 December 2018 to 12 January 2018 Bank
Freshman orientation and enrollment July 2018 Ubon Ratchathani University
Start of semester August 2018 Ubon Ratchathani University
Round 2
Submit your application with required documents either in person at the Office of International Relations, Ubon Ratchathani University or by e-mail on intercoop@ubu.ac.th.

Application form can be downloaded at www.english.ubu.ac.th

1 December 2017 to 31 January 2018 Ubon Ratchathani University or

www.english.ubu.ac.th

Pay application fee 1 December 2017 to 31 January 2018 Bank
Announcement of candidates eligible for interviews 13 February  2018 www.english.ubu.ac.th
Interview of applicants 19 to 23 February  2018 Faculties
Announcement of results and admittance 2 March 2018 www.english.ubu.ac.th
Confirmation of intent to enroll and payment of deposit 2 to 16 March 2018 Bank
Freshman orientation and enrollment July 2018 Ubon Ratchathani University
Start of semester August 2018 Ubon Ratchathani University
Round 3
Submit your application with required documents either in person at the Office of International Relations, Ubon Ratchathani University or by e-mail on intercoop@ubu.ac.th.

application form can be downloaded at www.english.ubu.ac.th

1 February  2018 to 31 March 2018 Ubon Ratchathani University or

www.english.ubu.ac.th

Pay application fee 1 February  2018 to 31 March 2018 Bank
Announcement of candidates eligible for interviews 10 April 2018 www.english.ubu.ac.th
Interview of applicants 16 to 20 April 2018 Faculties
Announcement of results and admittance 27 April 2018 www.english.ubu.ac.th
Confirmation of intent to enroll and payment of deposit 27 April 2018 to 11 May 2018 Bank
Freshman orientation and enrollment July 2018 Ubon Ratchathani University
Start of semester August 2018 Ubon Ratchathani University
Round 4
Submit your application with required documents either in person at the Office of International Relations, Ubon Ratchathani University or by e-mail on intercoop@ubu.ac.th.

application form can be downloaded at www.english.ubu.ac.th

1 April 2017 to 31 May 2018 Ubon Ratchathani University or

www.english.ubu.ac.th

Pay application fee 1 April 2017 to 31 May 2018 Bank
Announcement of candidates eligible for interviews 11 June 2018 www.english.ubu.ac.th
Interview of applicants 18 to 22 June 2018 Faculties
Announcement of results and admittance 29 June 2018 www.english.ubu.ac.th
Confirmation of intent to enroll and payment of deposit 29 June 2018 to 13 July 2018 Bank
Freshman orientation and enrollment July 2018 Ubon Ratchathani University
Start of semester August 2018 Ubon Ratchathani University

How to Apply?

Step one – Choose Your Program

There are more than 60 undergraduate and graduate programs at Ubon Ratchathani University (UBU) . Choose one program that you are interested in applying for. 

Step two – Submit Application Form

Check the admission information and complete the online application form (available soon). Paper applications are also accepted – these can be downloaded from UBU website. Then submit your application form with documents required to intercoop@ubu.ac.th.

Step Three – Selection process

The university will review your application. There are 3 main areas that are considered – standardized test results, your attitude and performance, and physical examination. In addition, work experience for graduate level candidates may be requested.

Some programs will accept applications directly as they set their own specific rules and requirements for admission according to their programs.

This process may take up to 3 weeks to review the information that you provide.

 

Step Four – Waiting for an announcement/response

Email or telephone confirmation or otherwise will be sent approximately 2 weeks after your application is received. You will be notified if other documents are required. Email or telephone confirmation will be followed by an official letter and the necessary visa supporting documents after you pay a student confirmation fee.

 

Step Five – Applying for a Student Visa

You can apply for your student visa at a Royal Thai Embassy or Consulate in your country. You must include the official letter of acceptance mentioned in Step Four above, a photocopy of your passport (which must be valid for at least a further 6 months), recent passport-size photographs, and other required documents. The embassy or consulate should grant you a non-immigrant: education class or Non-ED (type of visa for study purposes).

For more details about visa application, please visit www.mfa.go.th.

Contact Office: International Relations Office, UBU (intercoop@ubu.ac.th)

 

Step Six – Arranging accommodation

The university strongly suggests that you stay in UBU Dormitory (on-campus) or our network accommodation (off-campus) for your convenience. You need to make a reservation before arrival.

 

Step Seven – On arrival

On arrival, you should go to the Office of International Relations (IR) on the 3rd floor of the Office of the President. Alternatively, the university can provide an airport pick-up upon request. IR staff will assist you to settle in and other matters, such as currency exchange, opening a bank account, orientation program, and where you should go for your enrollment session.

All international students are expected to participate in the university’s orientation program which usually occurs at least two weeks before classes begin. This program has been specifically designed for newly-arrived international students and includes general information about enrollment, visa management, campus facilities, public transport, shopping, recreational activities, and social functions.

 

Step Eight – Enrollment

According to the university’s rules, all new students have to enroll to confirm that they will study at UBU. This procedure is administered by the Registrar’s Office. You can get more information on orientation day.

What is the payment method for application fee and enroll confirmation?

1 Application fee: (non-refundable): 200 baht

2 English placement test: 500 baht

3 Enroll confirmation: (varies by faculty): 6,000 – 10,000 baht

4 Payment method: Money transfer to

Bank

SWIFT Code

Branch

Account No     

Account Name 

: KRUNG THAI BANK PUBLIC COMPANY LIMITED

KRTHTHBK

: Ubon Ratchathani University

393 021 8321

: Ubon Ratchathani University

* Please send the bank pay-in slip or a copy of transaction record to intercoop@ubu.ac.th to complete your payment

Visa related

How to apply for a Visa?

As a general rule, any foreigner seeking entry into the Kingdom of Thailand for business, investment, study, medical treatment, mass media, religion, employment and other purposes is required to apply for a visa.

Ubon Ratchathani University will issue a letter of admission and a letter of introduction for the international student to apply for a visa category ‘ED’ at the Embassy of Thailand in his/her home country. A non-immigrant “ED” visa must be obtained before students leave their home country. Students should hold a visa category ‘ED’ before entering the Kingdom of Thailand.

Information on the location and the contact number of Thai Embassies and Consulates-General abroad can be obtained from the Visas and Travel Documents Division, the Department of Consular Affairs, The Ministry of Foreign Affairs at 123 Chaengwattana Road, Bangkok 10210, Tel. 0-2981-7171 ext. 3201-2, 3204-5 or direct line 0-2575-1062-4, Fax. 0-2575-1066, E-mail: div1303@mfa.go.th, Website: www.thaiembassy.org

What type is my visa?

Non-Immigrant Visa: is the only visa for foreigners temporarily staying in the kingdom.

There is no difference in the validity of the visa whether it is a sticker or a stamp. The visa type and class is clearly stated on the sticker or stamp, e.g. Non-Immigrant Visa Class B for Business, Class ED for Education and O for other purposes.

Tourist Visa (TR): upon arrival, a stay of 60 days will be granted to anyone entering Thailand as a tourist.

Tourist Visa Exemption (Phor30 (ผ.30) or Phor90 (ผ.90)): entering Thailand for tourism purposes and permitted to stay for 30 or 90 days.

Visa on arrival: applying for a visa at the immigration checkpoint for tourism purposes not exceeding 15 days; extension of stay and changing visa type are not allowed.

*Those who hold TR, Phor30 (ผ30), Phor90 (ผ90), must contact the program of their affiliation or the Office of International Relations immediately to change the visa type.

Misunderstanding about permission to stay

The date of validity indicates that the visa must be utilized by entering Thailand within the period. Holders will receive an initial stay of 90 days from the date of arrival. They are required to extend their permission to stay after 90 days of their arrival at the Immigration Bureau. Please check the validity of your visa and get it renewed before the expiry date. You are recommended to contact the program of your affiliation in order to request an extension letter before going to the Immigration Bureau.

What if my visa is going to expire?

1 month before your visa expires, please contact your program with your passport and educational evidence, to request a letter for an extension of stay. This process usually takes a week.

Documents Required

Application form (TM.7)

Copy of the passport

1 passport photo (4 x 6 cm.)

1,900 Baht fee

Letter for an extension of stay from UBU

Educational evidence (such as a copy of your transcript, the certificate of admission or a student ID card)

NOTE: A fine of 500-Baht per day will be applied if a visa extension does not meet the expiry date deadline.

How to change my visa type?

Students who hold TR, Phor30 (ผ30), Phor90 (ผ90) need to contact their program along with their passport and educational evidence to request a letter for changing visa type.

Documents required

Application form (TM.86)

Copy of the passport

1 passport photo (4 x 6 cm.)

2,000 Baht fee

Request letter from UBU

Educational evidence

NOTE: The Immigration Bureau requires at least 15 days for visa validation.

Can I leave the country?

Yes you can but your visa will be canceled automatically once you leave the Kingdom of Thailand unless you have contacted the Immigration Bureau to apply for a Re-Entry Permit before you leave. This process can apply at Immigration Bureau in Donmuang and Suvannabhumi Airport.

Required documents

Application form (TM.8)

Copy of the passport

1 passport photo (4 x 6 cm.)

1,000 baht per a single / 3,800 baht per a multiple Re-Entry Permit