Mahidol University International College (MUIC) was founded in 1986 and was the first international bachelor's degree program at a public university in Thailand. MUIC is home to approximately 3,200 students and is located on the Salaya, Bangkok campus in Nakhon Pathom. The medium of instruction used throughout the university and in classes is English. Students also enjoy a low teacher-student ratio, giving lecturers more opportunities to interact with students in a manner that follows a transformative educational style.
Located just outside of Bangkok, Nakhon Pathom is one of the oldest cities in Thailand. Students can explore beautiful cultural landmarks such as the giant Phra Pathom Chedi, Sanam Chandra Palace, or the Sondhammakalyani Monastery and sample the delicious cuisine that Thailand has to offer.
Application cycles are open one semester at a time. Applications for the fall/academic year will open around December 1 of the year prior and applications for spring/calendar year will open around July 1 of the year prior.
Click through the brochure tabs to learn more about this program.
In order to participate in this program, you must meet the following eligibility requirements:
- Students must have completed at least 45 credits at the time of departure.
- For students applying for fall or academic year programs, this total does not include summer coursework that has yet to be completed.
- Students must have a minimum 2.5 GPA at the time of application and departure.
- Students planning to study abroad in the last semester of their senior year should discuss this with their GEO program administrator and major advisor as this may affect their ability to graduate on time.
- Recent transfer students cannot study abroad their first semester at Mason.
Exchange students are able to study from courses within the following degree programs. All courses are taught in English.
- Bachelor of Business Administration
- Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
- Bachelor of Arts, Fine and Applied Arts (B.A.)
- Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)
At MUIC, exchange students cannot enroll in Nursing Science Program courses, research project classes (science), and internships. Additionally, not all courses listed in the course catalog are offered every term, and exchange students may need the approval from MUIC program directors to register for classes that require prerequisite courses.
- Course Syllabus
- Click on the major you are interested in to find the course descriptions.
Students can take a maximum of 4 subjects, or 16 credits, per term.
Course Equivalency and Plan of Study
The Global Education Office has a Course Evaluation and Registration System
(CERS), which you will use to complete the steps needed to evaluate your courses abroad, and see how they will count at Mason. This database is accessible whether you have already applied, or are just beginning to think about studying abroad. Look at the courses in the database. You are by no means limited to these courses. The database shows courses that have already been evaluated. You can request equivalency for any course not yet evaluated, through CERS.
You are STRONGLY ENCOURAGED to look at this institution’s courses ahead of time to see how they will match up to your Mason degree requirements. Talk to your academic advisor about what courses you will need to receive credit for during your time abroad to stay on-track for your degree. When looking at courses keep in mind that course schedules can change. We recommend having twice as many courses approved as necessary.
MUIC operates on a trimester schedule. Trimester 1 (fall) begins in early September and ends in mid-December. Trimester 2 (spring) begins in early January and ends in early April. Trimester 3 begins in late April and ends in late July. Students may study abroad during the following terms:
*Please contact the program administrator if you only wish to extend a spring or academic year study into Trimester 3 or wish to study abroad for a calendar year.
- Fall: Trimester 1
- Spring: Trimester 2*
- Academic Year: Trimester 1 and 2*
MUIC does not provide early or alternate examinations.
Students are expected to take a full-time course load during their time at MUIC. A full-time course load is 16 credits. A typical unit is 4 credits.
- 4 MUIC Credits = 4 Mason Credits
This will allow you to transfer 16 credits back to Mason per semester.
When transferring courses back to Mason, the credits will transfer but the grade will not. However, you must receive the equivalent of a "C" or above in order to transfer your credit back. Refer to the table below regarding how grades are converted at MUIC.
| MUIC Grade
Students participating in this study abroad program will automatically fulfill the Mason Global Understanding core requirement.
MUIC does not offer housing to incoming exchange students. However, during the application process, the Student Exchange Unit at MUIC will provide you with a list of accommodations near campus. Payment for housing must be made in cash in Thai Baht.
Dress Code on Campus
Students must wear a uniform while attending classes at MUIC. This is typical of all universities and colleges in Thailand. Uniforms can be purchased at the college or students may bring items that meet the uniform policy
A regular uniform for female students consists of:
- Plain and not-too-sheer white blouse
- Length of the blouse is longer than the waist so it can be completely tucked into the skirt
- The blouse front has a 1 ¼ – inch shirt edge on which 4-5 white plastic buttons are sewn
- The blouse must not be too tight
- Length of the sleeves is above the elbow
- Appropriate-length, plain dark blue, navy, or black skirt
- Leather or suede belt with the Mahidol University buckle
- A Mahidol University brooch pinned on the right side of the blouse
- Plain black shoes or plain sport shoes
A regular uniform for male students consists of :
- Plain white shirt
- Dark blue, navy, black, brown, or dark gray trousers
- Plain black or dark colored shoes or plain sport shoes
- Black or dark-colored socks
- Leather or suede belt with the Mahidol University buckle
This is a Bilateral Exchange Program. Students are enrolled as regular students at the partner university, pay Mason tuition to Mason, and pay room and board abroad. Students can use the budget sheets located at the top of this page to see what GEO estimates as expenses.
As this is a Bilateral Exchange Program, students will pay for their tuition as they normally do in PatriotWeb.
Application Fee: A non-refundable application fee of $200 for Mason students. This fee is paid online through the MasonAbroad application system.
Administrative Fee: A non-refundable administrative fee of $325 (for semester length programs) or $525 (for year-long programs) must be received in order to confirm your enrollment in the program. This fee is paid online through the MasonAbroad application system.
Financial Aid: Students using financial aid are encouraged to talk to their counselor regarding how their financial aid can transfer to their program.
GEO offers a number of need- and merit-based scholarships. All Mason students are welcome to apply:
Fall/Academic Year: Early-Mid April*
Spring/Calendar Year: Early-Mid October*
*See the bottom of this page for the exact deadlines for the upcoming term(s).
Once accepted into a program, it will be your responsibility to apply for a student visa and/or residence permit (if required, based on your citizenship). You will receive details on this with your acceptance letter. Do not apply for a visa until after you have been officially accepted. Visit the Embassy of Thailand's website for further information.
Application fee: $200 for Mason students.
Official Transcripts: An official copy of your Mason transcript is required as well as copies of official transcripts from any other college or university you have attended.
Passport Status: If you do not have a valid passport, you should begin applying for one now.
Signature Documents: Read and electronically "sign" the documents.
Questionnaires: Read and complete the documents according to the instructions.
*Additional paperwork may be required for this program and can be viewed inside your application.