Bachelor’s Degree - Stamford International University
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ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
For International Bachelor’s Degree Programs:
Completion of high school / upper secondary school (grade 12) and English proficiency level of IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent)

There are two different types of entry requirements for our international undergraduate programs: academic qualifications and English proficiency qualifications.

The required academic qualification is completion of high school / upper secondary school (or equivalent), which is generally obtained after 12 years of education. Accepted qualifications include:

  1. IGSCE/GSCE/GCE O-levels with no less than 5 subjects with no less than C grade
  2. IGSCE/GSCE/GCE A-levels with no less than 3 subjects
  3. Test of General Educational Development (GED) with a minimum total score of 2250 and no individual subject below 410
  4. IB certificate with minimum 5 subjects with a minimum score of 4
  5. IB Diploma with minimum 24 points
  6. Mathayom 6 with graduation certificate and graduation diploma

Students who hold a different qualification are recommended to contact the university to check their eligibility.

The required English proficiency is IELTS 6.0 or TOEFL (IBT) 78 (or equivalent). Students who have not taken any of these exams are still welcome to apply. Applicants can choose to sit for an English placement test on campus, if necessary. Students who are not yet ready to follow an international academic program will be placed in the Laureate English Program before commencing their actual degree program.

TRANSFER REQUIREMENTS
Stamford International University accepts transfer students who enrolled previously in any accredited university, provided they meet Stamford admission standards.

The credit transfer guidelines and criteria are as follows:

1.Credits must be transferred only once, at the time of admission. Requests for transfer of credits after the admission period will not be accepted.

2.Three quarters (75%) of the course content has to be equivalent to that specified in Stamford’s curriculum.

3.Only courses with an earned grade “C” or higher will be accepted as transferred credit.

4.The maximum number of transferable credits is 108 provided all requirements are met.

5.Each credit transferred must have had 15 classroom hours or equivalent, which is 45 hours for one course.

6.Submission of course curriculum along with official transcripts is required to process a transfer.

 

Documents required:

1.A filled undergraduate application form

2.High school academic records (please see Admission Requirements for specifications)

3.Official university transcripts including all courses requested to be transferred

4.Course descriptions of courses requested to be transferred

5.Copy of passport or citizen ID + house registration (Thai nationals)

6.IELTS/TOEFL (meriting but not required)

7.Three recent passport-sized photographs (taken within last 3 months)

 

Contact admissions department for more information.

Email: 

Domestic students – within Thailand: admissions@stamford.edu

International students: international@stamford.edu

ADMISSION PROCESS
Applications may be sent in all year round. There are 3 intakes per year (STIU follows the trimester system):
Term 1 – July
Term 2 – November
Term 3 – March

Application Methods       

– Online application (recommended for international students). Required documents can be attached to the form directly. Apply online here.

– Via email. The application forms can also be downloaded and filled in either in PDF or by printing, filling in the form by hand and scanning it. The application form can then be e-mailed to the domestic/international admission department*, along with all required documents. Download application here.

– Via postal mail. The same application form can also be filled in and sent to domestic/international admissions, along with all required documents, at: “Stamford International University, 16 Motorway Road (km 2), Prawet, Bangkok 10250, Thailand”.

– Via fax: +66-2-769-4099 (Only available upon request. Please contact the intended recipient before sending).

Application Process for Thai students

Before you apply, please study the admissions requirements section carefully. Applicants who fail to meet the eligibility criteria will not be accepted under any circumstances. You are also advised to maintain a checklist of the documents that you need to submit along with your application. Missing or partial documentation may hinder the application review process.

  1. Applicants must submit all required documents along with a completely filled out Application Form. The application form can be printed out and sent by postal mail or a copy of the same can be submitted through e-mail. You may also utilize our Online Application Form.
  2. The Office of Admissions will review all submitted documents and check for their authenticity.
  3. Once step 2 has been completed successfully, applicants will be issued a Letter of Conditional Acceptance and a Fees Structure document.
  4. Upon receipt of these documents applicants will be required to make the necessary payments either in person at the Rama IX (Bangkok) Campus or via bank wire transfer to the University’s Bank account.
  5. Following payment (only for those made via transfer), applicants are requested to fax or scan-and-email a copy of the bank transfer slip to the “Office of Admissions” with the student’s name clearly written above it. For Thai nationals, once payment has been made Acceptance into the University is considered complete.

*Thai/domestic admissions: admissons@stamford.edu

Application process for International Students

  1. Applicants must submit all required documents along with a completely filled out application form. Before you apply, please study the admissions requirements section carefully and remember that all documents in foreign languages has to be sent along with certified English translations.
  2. The Office International of Admissions will review all submitted documents and check for their authenticity.
  3. Once step 2 has been completed successfully, applicants will be issued a Letter of Conditional Acceptance and a tuition fee invoice.
  4. Upon receipt of these documents applicants will be required to make the necessary payments via direct bank wire transfer to the university’s bank account or by any of the available methods stated in the Fees Structure and Payment Methods section.
  5. Following payment (only for those made via transfer), applicants are requested to fax or scan-and-email a copy of the Bank transfer slip to the “Office of International Admissions” with the student’s name clearly written above it. The original receipt must be produced by the student prior to registration.
  6. Applicants are also requested to inform the Office of International Admissions about your arrival details, so that your room can be prepared and be made available for you on time. See accommodation and pre-arrival details for further information.
  7. A Letter of Certification – in both English and Thai – is issued to the applicant, upon receipt of which he/she can contact the nearest Royal Thai Embassy and apply for a Non-Immigrant ‘ED’ class visa to come into Thailand. Initially, the visa holds valid for 2-3 months and further extensions (during the course of your studies) are done by the University.
  8. International students who would like the University to arrange for their transportation from the airport to the campus are requested to e-mail the flight details to the Office of International Admissions as soon as the flight has been confirmed.

*International admissions: international@stamford.edu

PAYMENT METHODS
Modes of Payment
Payments may be remitted to Stamford in the following manner:

CASH

Cash payments are accepted only at the university finance department (on campus) and only in Thai Baht.

NOTE: Exchange of foreign currencies is not done at the university and if an international student wishes to avail this mode of payment, any foreign currency he/she is carrying for this purpose must be converted to Thai Baht at any of the numerous currency exchange services spread across the city.

 

ATM TRANSFER

Stamford also accepts payments made through direct transfers (in Thai Baht) from a local ATM. This facility is available to residents of Thailand. ATM transfers should be directed to the following account:

Account Name:      Stamford International University
Account No.:          135-3-09777-5
Bank Name:           Bangkok Bank

REMARK: Existing students are required to contact the finance department before initiating payment. Prospective students should contact the admission team for payment instructions.

 

CASHIER CHECK

Cashier Checks are accepted from Thai students only and the checks should be drawn in the name of “Stamford International University”. We do not accept personal checks.

 

BANK DRAFT

Payments through Bank Drafts are also accepted. Similar to bank checks, they should be drawn in the name of “Stamford International University”.

For Thai students, the amount should be in Thai Baht whereas international students must submit a dollar draft i.e. a draft with the tuition amount converted to US Dollars.

WARNING: Be aware that an international bank draft may take a minimum of 30-45 days to clear. An international student availing this method should deposit the draft with the university at least a month prior to the commencement of a semester – otherwise the payment might not clear in time for the beginning of the semester.

 

BANK WIRE TRANSFER

This is the quickest and most secure method of payment for both Thai and international students. Your bank may require an official invoice for their records. Invoices are usually mailed out to each student well in advance of the commencement of a semester. If for some unforeseen reason you never received your copy, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. A fresh copy will be dispatched immediately. Wire transfers are to be sent to:

Account Name:      Stamford International University
Account No.:          135-3-09777-5
Bank Name:           Bangkok Bank Public Company Ltd
Branch:                   Klongtan Branch
Bank Address:       9/12-14 UM Tower 1st Floor, Ramkamheang Road,Suanluang, Bangkok 10250, THAILAND
Swift Address:       BKKBTHBK

You are requested to fax / email us a copy of the Wire transfer Receipt (clearly indicating the name of the student) following the transfer. You will still need to produce the original receipt during registration.

NOTE: Wire transfer is not for existing students. Please contact the finance department for payment options.

 

CREDIT CARD

Payments through credit cards are also accepted at the university finance department (on campus). Students can make payments through credit cards without paying the credit card transaction fees.

Installment payments are available. Please contact the finance department for more information.

 

REFUND POLICY

Students must notify the university in writing before the beginning of the semester in order to be eligible for a refund. Refund may include only tuition and education fees but exclude deposit. Bank and certain processing fees will be deducted from the refund. If, due to some unforeseen reason, a student is unable to attend a particular semester, he/she is requested to notify the university immediately in order to carry forward the deposited sum as payment for a future semester.  If due to any reason an international applicant is denied a visa to Thailand, the full amount paid will be returned minus 7,500 Baht processing charges. Any eligible refund will be considered forfeited if students do not notify us within 2 years from the eligible date.

For more information, contact International Admissions: +662 769 4000.

SCHOLARSHIPS
Scholarships and aid. Stamford International University recognizes students for their academic achievements and special talents. The university provides eligible applicants with financial aid through its scholarship program. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of an applicant’s financial needs, and demonstrated academic excellence and talent.

Scholarship for new students – Apply now for 2015 intake

Scholarship Types GPAout of 4.0 IELTS/TOEFL/LEP Tuition Coverage Required Documents 
Academic Excellence 3.50 6.0/550 100% 1. a recommendation letter from a guidance counselor or teacher.1.1 an official high school transcript in a sealed

1.2 envelope from the school or institution.

2. a 1-2 pages essay about why you deserve a scholarship.

Special Talent 2.50 5.0/510 50% 1. a recommendation letter from a guidance counselor or teacher.1.1 an official high school transcript in a sealed

1.2 envelope from the school or institution.

2. a 1-2 pages essay about why you deserve a scholarship.

University– Undergraduate (Thai Student) 2.75 ACP 1 or above 50% 1. a recommendation letter from a guidance counselor or teacher.2. an official high school transcript in a sealed envelope from the school or institution.
– Undergraduate (International Student) 3.50 6.0/550/ACP 2 or above 50% 1. must be an international full time student (with holding ED visa).2. a recommendation letter from a guidance counselor or teacher.

3. an official high school transcript in a sealed envelope from the school or institution.

 

Contact Admissions for further information: 02 769 4000 (#1)

Note:

Academic, President, Sports, Talent and Educational Assistance scholarship awards cover the normal program of study provided the student maintains the required GPA. If the GPA falls below the minimum, two semesters of probation are given to bring the GPA back into compliance. Education Assistance scholarships support students studying on a government loan where the loan does not provide adequate financial support, and they cover the normal program of study. Merit and Ambassador scholarships are awarded to continuing students based on a high GPA (Merit) and GPA plus community service (Ambassador) for a duration of one semester.

 

Scholarship for current students

 

Scholarship Types Tuition Coverage Criteria
Merit 100% ·  must be a full-time Stamford student.·  must have a minimum GPA. 3.50

·  must have a minimum of 45 credits (excluding transfer credit).

·  must submit a recommendation letter from a lecturer or advisor.

·  must submit a 1-2 pages essay describing experiences you have had in Stamford.

Ambassador 50% ·  must be a full-time Stamford student.·  must have a minimum GPA. 3.00

·  must have a minimum of 45 credits (excluding transfer credit).

·  must participate in Stamford community services activities (minimum 3 activities/year) such as being a volunteer or attending any activities organized by Student Affairs.

·  must submit a recommendation letter from a lecturer or advisor.

·  must submit a 1-2 pages essay describing experiences you have had in Stamford.

Remark:

The current students, who had approved scholarship from last term, please submit recommendation letters from three lecturers and portfolio of activities which you have in the University.

 

 

 

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