The majority of our international students apply from abroad. This process can seem complicated at first but is, in fact, very simple. We make it our goal to ensure that the process goes as smoothly as possible for all our applicants. Each step in the admissions process, from application to arrival, is explained below. Should you still have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
1. Academic 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:
- IGCSE/GCSE/GCE O-levels with no less than 5 subjects with no less than C grade
- IGCSE/GCSE/GCE A-levels with no less than 3 subjects
- Test of General Educational Development (GED) with a minimum total score of 580 and no individual subject below 145
- IB certificate with minimum 5 subjects with a minimum score of 4
- IB Diploma with minimum 24 points
- Mathayom 6 with graduation certificate and graduation diploma
Students who hold a different qualification are recommended to contact the university to check their eligibility.
2. English Proficiency Qualifications
Either of following test results are accepted
- IELTS 5.5
- TOEFL (IBT) 52
Students who are not yet ready to follow an international academic program will be placed in the Stamford English Program before commencing their actual degree program.
Students who wish to apply for any of our undergraduate programs are required to submit:
- A filled-out undergraduate application form
- High school academic records (please see Admissions Requirements for details)
- Copy of passport
- IELTS/TOEFL (meriting but not required)
1. Submission of Application
Applications can be submitted via the online application form OR via email, by sending the required documents to one of our counselors. Once your application has been registered, you will be assigned a counselor who will send a confirmation via email.
2. Conditional Acceptance
Applicants who are accepted to the university will receive a Letter Conditional of Acceptance (offer letter), via email, which confirms the acceptance and lists the program details. Application processing time is 1-2 weeks.
3. Payment of Tuition Fees
An invoice for the first term fees will be attached to the conditional acceptance letter, listing payment and bank details. Please see Payment Methods for more details.
4. Enrollment and Acceptance Letter
As soon as a payment has been confirmed, the admissions will be confirmed. Upon admissions to the university students will be issued a Letter of Acceptance. The letter is commonly sent via email. If the original letter is required for a visa application, the documents will be sent via postal mail.
5. Visa Application
Before starting the admission process, please make sure you are aware of the rules for your country. You can read more about visa matters under the Student Visa section or contact the International Admissions Department. Students may also contact the nearest Royal Thai Embassy/Consulate for more details.
The visa processing time varies from country to country. Hence, students are recommended to apply as early as possible.
6. Accommodation Reservation
Bangkok is a very convenient city when it comes to housing. Rates are affordable and there are many options to choose from. If you do not already have your housing situation settled, Stamford will assist its new students in finding and reserving accommodations. You can read more about accommodations here.
7. Arrival in Bangkok
New students are recommend to arrive 5-10 days prior to orientation day. Stamford offers a free pick-up service to students who arrive during the official pick-up period and stay in one of our student accommodations. Our Student Service Hub will assist students in getting settled during the first few days.
8. English Placement & Document Verification
Prior to orientation day, most new students need to sit for an English placement test and produce the originals of the qualifications used to apply.
Students who have submitted an English proficiency certificate (IELTS/TOEFL) are exempted from the English placement test. Students who have submitted original versions or certified copies of their qualifications do not need to produce the original documents again.
9. Orientation & Registration
Registration for courses is done on orientation day, which is held the week prior to the date of the term commencement. Orientation is compulsory for all new students.
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:
- Credits must be transferred only once, at the time of admissions. Requests for transfer of credits after the admission period will not be accepted.
- Three quarters (75%) of the course content has to be equivalent to that specified in Stamford’s curriculum.
- Only courses with an earned grade “C” or higher will be accepted as transferred credit.
- The maximum number of transferable credits is 108 provided all requirements are met.
- Each credit transferred must have had 15 classroom hours or equivalent, which is 45 hours for one course.
- Submission of course curriculum along with official transcripts is required to process a transfer.
- A filled undergraduate application form
- High school academic records (please see Admissions Requirements for specifications)
- Official university transcripts including all courses requested to be transferred
- Course descriptions of courses requested to be transferred
- Copy of passport or citizen ID
- IELTS/TOEFL (meriting but not required)
- Three recent passport-sized photographs (taken within last 3 months)