Learn More about Thailand and Life in Bangkok
Thailand is often referred to as the land of smile – for Thai people are very friendly, courteous, and kind. With so many beautiful places, a rich and unique culture, and fascinating history, Thailand is one of the most tantalizing destinations to visit. From lush mountains in the north to golden sandy beaches in the south, Thailand caters to all your needs. Though the official language is Thai, many Thais can speak and understand English quite well, especially in Bangkok and every major tourist city. The capital of the kingdom features a startling juxtaposition of old and new. Bangkok or ‘Krung Thep’ lives up to the meaning of its name- city of angels, with gold-gilded roof of the Grand Palace shining bright amongst modern skyscrapers jungle. Since 1782, Bangkok has been the heart of Thailand, with more than ten million inhabitants. There are numerous attractions in Bangkok such as charming sacred temples, national museum, temple of the Emerald Buddha, the Grand Palace, as well as modern and luxurious shopping malls. Shuttling around Bangkok is easy and fun. Hopping on a Tuk-Tuk, a famous tricycle taxi, is so exciting and a must-do for all tourists. Sky trains (BTS) and underground subway (MRT) conveniently get you around the city without hustling through traffic jam. The city also offers an extensive choices of transportation such as taxi, buses, motorbike taxi, and river boat.
Visit the Tourism Authority of Thailand website to find out more about Thailand;
Our Campus and Life at CHULA
Chulalongkorn Business School’s MSF program faculty and staff members are deeply committed to support you and enhance your experience while spending time with us here at Chula. International students are welcomed to have access to all of our rich facilities. More importantly, we make sure that you quickly become part of the community with various events such as off-campus excursion, extracurricular activities, and a ‘get together trip’ where you have a chance to network and mingle with your fellow students.
Nestled in the heart of downtown Bangkok, Chulalongkorn University provides many different transportation options to navigate the campus or the city.
For international students or first-time visitors, the easiest way to get to our MSF office is to take the underground subway (MRT) toward ‘Samyan’ station, take ‘Chulalongkorn University’ exit which is located right underneath ‘Chamchuri Square Building’. MSF office is in ‘Mahitaladhibesra Building’, situated next to Chamchuri Square.
For more information about Chulalongkorn University and Chulalongkorn Business School, please visit the following websites:
The approximate living expenses for 4 months in Bangkok is as follow:
||Accommodation (+ utilities)
||THB 15,000 per month
||THB 10,000 per month
||THB 4,000 per month
|Textbooks and class materials
||THB 4,000 per term
||THB 10,000 per month
||THB 160,000 for 4 months
International students can choose to live on- or off-campus. Browse the list below to find out about varied housing options available to you.
Suksit Nives International House:
Suksit Nives International House is specifically reserved for foreign students. Conveniently located at Soi Chula 6, this residence is an 8-floor building with 97 fully-furnished room. Rent rates start at 5,000 baht/month for a twin room with no house-keeping service to 10,000 baht/month for a single room with house-keeping service. For more information, please contact Tel: (+66)2216-0040 to 6, (+66)2612-4600 to 9.
A 26-storey new international house is located between Soi Chula 7 and Soi Chula 9. The building has 846 rooms and each room is 24 square meter in size.
For more information, please contact (+66)2216- 0040 to 6, (+66)2612-4600 to 9. Or visit https://www.chula.ac.th/en/academics/life-at-cu/accommodation/
There are numbers of quality and safe housing within a commutable distance to campus. The monthly rental rate may vary from THB 4,000 to THB 20,000 depending on the location and amenities. The program and the university cannot guarantee the room quality and services. Students are free to contact the apartment themselves and responsible for all arrangements with the apartment. Some apartments around the campus can be found in the graduate school website.