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Entry requirements for Thai students

This is a guide to the normal entry requirements, assuming you’ve followed the Thai education system. An admissions tutor will study your application, so make sure you include your academic background and personal information when you apply.

Entry requirements vary depending on what sort of course you’re coming to BU to study.

  • BU International College Foundation Certificates
    You can undertake a Foundation Certificate before going on to an undergraduate course if you have successfully completed 12 years of schooling in Thailand and achieved a minimum of IELTS (Academic) 5.0.
  • Undergraduate courses
    You can apply to study a Bachelor's degree from year one if you hold an Associate Degree/Diploma in Vocational or Technical Education in a relevant subject. If you have a Maw 6 (Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate), you will need to complete a one-year international foundation programme in the UK (such as the BU International College Foundation Certificate) before you can begin studying a Bachelor's degree.
  • Top-up courses
    You can apply to study a Top-up degree if you hold a Higher Diploma in Vocational or Technical Education, provided it is in a relevant subject and depending on minimum grades.
  • Postgraduate courses
    You need to have a Thai Bachelor's (Honours) degree from a recognised higher education institution. Your application will be subject to minimum grades and your degree will need to be in a relevant subject area.
  • Research programmes
    ​You need any postgraduate degree to be considered for a BU research programme.

You can find more information about English language requirements for entry to BU on our English language requirements page.

If you need help with your visa or want more information about the immigration process, you can find it on our immigration information page.