1. Why should I choose MFU?
MFU became Thailand's fastest growing post-secondary institution with an enrollment close to 15,000 students. MFU has already celebrated its 18th year anniversary and has become well known for its high-quality teaching, research, and service to the people of the northern part of Thailand, as well as GMS. International students around the world can also study at MFU and have an opportunity to explore the amazing Thai culture as they strive to attain the skills and tools they need to navigate the world and its challenges.
2. Where is MFU located?
with Myanmar and Laos. MFU’s campus consists of a large complex of modern, state-of-the-art buildings, spanning more than 800 hectares. The campus is located in a spectacular setting of mountains and trees, an environment conducive to teaching and learning. Thus, being clean and inviting for the learners. MFU provides high-quality education services and resources for the neighboring countries of the Greater Mekhong Sub-region (GMS), and reaches out to all of Southeast Asia both at a regional and national level.
3. How many campuses does MFU have?
We have two campuses for the students; one campus is located in Chiang Rai, in the northernmost part of Thailand while the other is located Bangkok, the capital city of Thailand. The campus in Bangkok is only for the school of Anti-aging and Regenerative Medicine. The School offers Masters and Doctorate courses in Dermatology, Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine.
4. When was MFU established?
MFU was established as an autonomous public University, under the Royal Charter, in 1998, with generous support from the Royal Thai Government.
5. How many colleges does MFU have?
MFU uses the term “School” to refer to college or faculty. There are 14 schools at MFU which are separated into 3 clusters that include: Science and Technology Cluster that consists of; School of Argo-industry, School of Cosmetic Science, School of information Technology and School of science. Health Science Cluster that consists of; School of Anti-aging and Regenerative Medicine, School of Health Science, School of Dentistry, School of Medicine and School of Nursing. Social Science and Humanities Cluster that consists of; School of Liberal Arts, School of Law, School of Management, School of Sinology and School of Social Innovation.
6. What are the term dates and other key University dates?
First semester opens in mid-August and for the second semester, classes will commence as early as January. Kindly check our official website for the most recent news, information and upcoming activities/events.
7. What facilities are available at MFU?
At MFU, we provide a wide range of facilities to students that include; MFU Hospital, Computer Laboratory, Auditorium and Conference hall, MFU Book Center, Food Court, Indoor Stadium and Sport Center, Outdoor Track & Field Stadium, Fitness Park, Post Office, Banks, EVT (Electric Vehicular transport) vehicles and Wi-Fi.
8. Can I apply for a job in Thailand while studying at MFU?
Students on educational visas in Thailand are not permitted to work under any circumstances. However, internships are available with many co-operating companies, organizations and public sectors. Internship programme is provided in accordance to the study plan.
9. How can I apply for a job at MFU?
As a public autonomous University, MFU is committed towards hiring competent lecturers and staff who understands and acknowledges the University’s professional philosophy into the various faculties. The staff should be able to propel one’s knowledge and ideas towards attaining both its short term and long term Goals and Objectives. Applicants can fill application forms and submit them to the university in person at the Personnel Division located at 3rd Floor of Administrative Office (AD2) or mail by post. Application forms can be downloaded from the MFU official website; (http://intranet.mfu.ac.th/system/mfunews/prnews03.php?newsid=10433). In the Job employment section of Visitor, full information on Vacant Positions and Required Degrees and Specific Qualifications is provided.
1. What education system is used at MFU?
MFU employs the semester system, in which there are two regular, compulsory semesters in each academic year: the first semester and the second semester. Each semester comprises at least fifteen weeks of study and at least one week of midterm examinations and two week of final examination. A Six-week optional summer session may be offered after the second semester ends, with each of the available courses having the same number of class hours as that of a regular-semester course. The students have to follow the study plan of their programme and study the entire major electives and free electives. They have to participate in the internship programme for their professional experience. The internship programme depends on the study plan of the programme which takes a duration of not more than 4 months. Upon completion of studying all the major electives and free electives, students are required to pass the exit exam for graduation.
2. In which language are courses taught at MFU?
MFU uses the international academic standard and therefore English language is used as the primary medium of teaching in all Schools and at all levels of study except for School of Law and School of Nursing.
3. During which period can I apply to study at MFU?
The application Deadline of first semester is May and that for second semester is October. You can choose any programme you wish to apply for, from the list of programmes offered for international students.
4. What are the requirements for studying in undergraduate programme of MFU?
In order for one to be considered for admission into a Bachelor’s programme at MFU, one has to submit a High school certificate or its equivalent (grade 12 or year 12), as certified by the ministry of Education of Thailand or one’s notarized National high School Certificate. English Language requirements are TOFEL Paper-based 450 or Internet-based 32, or IELTTS 4.5 minimum. For Chinese study, one has to submit the document of HSK level 3 complementary.
5. What are the requirements for studying in a graduate programme at MFU?
For enrolment into a Master’s programme, one has to submit a Bachelor’s degree certificate or its equivalent from an accredited University with a GPA of not less than 2.5. English Language Requirements; TOEFL Paper-based 500 or Computer-based 200 or Internet-based 70, IELTS 5.5 or MFU-TEP 40 are needed. (English proficiency score may vary depending on the program schedule). Doctoral Degree requirement includes a Master’s Degree or its equivalent from an accredited University or a Bachelor’s degree (Honors) in related field with GPA of not less than 3.25. English Language Requirement; TOFEL Paper-based 500 or Computer-based 200 or Internet-based 70, IELTS 5.5, or MFU_TEP 60 will be needed. (English proficiency score may vary depending on the program schedule)
6. How can I apply to study at MFU?
After choosing a programme of your interest, you can complete the application form and submit it with all the required documents to International Affairs Division. The application form can be downloaded from the website. You can submit your application by post to the address;- International Affairs Division Mae Fah Luang University, 333 Moo 1, Thasud, Muang Chaing Rai 57100 Thailand, or by Email (scanned documents) to email@example.com, or by fax to +66 (0)53916023, or by hand at the 1st floor, Office of the President Building (AD1) Mae Fah Luang University. You will receive confirmation of receipt of your documents by email or telephone in approximately 2 weeks. An Interview can be held by telephone or skype video call. In case a document is missing, further notification will be sent to you by your email. An official acceptance letter with a necessary visa request documents and acceptance package will be send to you after the successful interview.
7. If I don’t meet the English proficiency, can I still apply at MFU?
Students who do not meet the English proficiency requirements will be required to enroll in Intensive English course but those students who meet the English proficiency requirements, students coming from school using English as the main medium for instruction for the last three years and students who are native speakers will be directly enrolled in Upper Intensive English course. All these courses are offered here at MFU. Students who submitted English proficiency with other test will be approved by School of Liberal Arts.
8. Will you accept those students whose diploma and other transcripts are not in English?
We don’t accept the diploma and other transcripts that are not in English. You have to make a notary from your language to English certified by legal institution and then you can submit to MFU.
9. If I want to study Chinese language, what are the admission requirements?
For Chinese Studies, students are required to have HSK Level 3 and for those who do not meet the Chinese proficiency requirements, they will be required to enroll in Intensive Chinese course. Students who meet the Chinese proficiency requirements will be required to enroll in Upper Intensive Chinese course. All these courses are offered here at MFU.
10. Can I transfer my credit from my previous University to MFU?
MFU accepts student’s transfer from other higher-education institutions, which have compatible educational systems and standards. Interested students who belong to such a category can enroll at MFU and their credit will be transferred from their previous Universities after 1 year study in MFU. The course should be equivalent to a course or group of courses offered by MFU. The course enrolled into will have to be approved by the committee of the programme. In order for the course to be equated to the current one, the student requesting the credit transfer must have earned a minimum of C grade, or grade point of 2.00 or its equivalent from the previous course in the previous university. A student previously enrolled at another university is eligible to request for transfer if the student meets the target requirement of 50% total credit units required by the programme offered by MFU.
11. What are the Visa requirements for studying in MFU?
A successful applicant will receive an acceptance package which includes an official acceptance letter with the necessary visa request documents. The student should submit all the required documents to apply for a student Visa (Non Immigration visa type ED) at the Royal Thai Embassy or Royal Thai consulate in your country before the entry into Thailand.
12. What is exit exam?
Exit exam is the last exam for all Bachelor’s degree students who expect to graduate in their final semester. The questions in this exam summarize all the subjects of the Major programme that students studied during their 4 years period of learning. There are 4 main parts of the exam;
- Competency in English language.
- Competency in information technology.
- Knowledge of globalization, current issues, visions for the future, and Critical thinking.
- Knowledge and application of major course content
13. Does the University offer accommodation on campus?
The University has increased its accommodation capacity and currently offers up to 5,847 beds in 18 dormitory buildings for students. For the first year students, it’s compulsory to live on campus in a room with four beds. Students' residence is just a ten-minute walk from the main university buildings. Students are guaranteed privacy within a safe, friendly and lively learning environment.
14. Who can stay in University dormitories?
First year students are required to stay in the dormitories with the intention of encouraging students to develop their social skills through living together, learning together and helping one another.
15. What facilities are available in the University dormitories?
The student dormitories, which are supervised by University staff provides desks, beds and mattresses, fans, internet corners, TV rooms, common rooms and study rooms and guarded round the clock by security officers.
16. Can I ride on campus and what are the road safety rules inside the University?
First-year students are strongly discouraged from riding a motorcycle or driving a car. Everyone, including passengers must be wearing a helmet at all times while riding motorcycles on campus. Motorcycles should be parked in the designated parking areas.
17. What is International Affairs Division?
The International Student Affairs office is responsible for all international student admissions and services, including assisting international students during admission processes and throughout matriculation, handling all necessary VISA procedures for students and faculty, and planning international activities to provide cultural exchange for students of all nationalities.
18. How can I contact the Global Relations Division
The location for Global Relations Division is the office of M-Square Building (5th floor) of MFU University, Chiang Rai, Thailand and postal code is 57100. The Email is firstname.lastname@example.org and Telephone number: +66 (0) 5391 6090 Fax: +66 (0) 5391 6023
1. How do I pay for the application processing fees and tuitions fees?
A successful applicant will get the acceptance package to be admitted in MFU. Upon arrival at the University, students will receive two invoices for payment on registration day. One invoice is for the application fees while the other is for tuitions fees. You are required to pay both fees on registration days.
2. Can I pay tuition fees in my local currency?
MFU cannot accept tuition fees in your local currency. Only Thai Baht (THB) is accepted.
3. Is the application-processing fee refundable?
No, application processing fee is not refundable.
4. What is the expected monthly living cost while studying at MFU?
We assume that personal expense subtotal for a week is 3000 baht and almost 50,000 baht for one semester, including your daily expenses, study material and etc. This is the list of the living expenses we calculated approximately - www.mfu.ac.th/eng/estimated_expenses.php