Exchange Opportunities

Each year we welcome exchange students from partner institutions around the world. Student Exchange Program at MSF is an extraordinary opportunity for students to enrich and diversify their academic experience overseas. Especially at Chulalongkorn Business School – locating in the heart of vibrant Bangkok, students can easily make the most of the exchange program experience. Come and join us at MSF Student Exchange Program to get the real insight and first-hand experience from one of Asia’s fastest growing financial market. We will be looking forward to welcoming you.
Life in Bangkok
and at CHULA

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:


Living Expenses

The approximate living expenses for 4 months in Bangkok is as follow:

Accommodation (+ utilities) THB   15,000 per month
Food THB   10,000 per month
Transportation THB     4,000 per month
Textbooks and class materials THB     4,000 per term
Miscellaneous THB   10,000 per month
Total (Approximated) THB 160,000 for 4 months


Housing Options

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.


CU i-House

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



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.

Application Procedure and Requirements


In-bound exchange students must be nominated by student exchange coordinator of the home institution, and the nominations must be completed by:

MSF Academic Term [Trimester]

  • Term 1: August – November
  • Term 2: December – March
  • Term 3: April – July



To apply for in-bound program, the following items are required :

  • A completed application form
  • A nomination letter from home institution
  • 2 letters of reference in signed and sealed envelopes
  • An official transcript of academic records from institution currently attend 
  • An English Proficiency Exam scores report (for applicants whose native language is not English) – [In the case that the applicant is currently studying in the English Program, the MSF Program will discuss with Chulalongkorn University Office of International Affairs whether this requirement can be waived]
  • A copy (or scanned PDF) of your passport
  • Study plan / description of academic interests (on the application form or a separate sheet of A4-sized paper)
  • Resume 
  • Eight 1-inch-colored photos (with blue background) taken no more than six months in polite attire or a civil servant’s uniform, signed on the reverse side, one of which should be attached to the application form

*The applicant can register for housing at a time of registration on courses

** The student can enroll up to five courses per academic term


PROGRAM FACTSHEETThe program factsheets provide you with key information for interested students who plan to enroll in the program. The document can be downloaded here.

There is a lot to gain from Student Exchange program. It is an excellent opportunity to experience new ways of learning, meet new people from various backgrounds, and observe how they deal with things differently as well as strengthen your academic profile. Student Exchange Program can be one of the best investments you make for your future. You get a chance to work with renowned professors and vibrant students at our partner universities around the world.
How to Apply

List of our partner universities can be found at Chulalongkorn University’s Office of International Affairs website or at the MSF office. Once you select the academic term and partner university that you would like to go for a student exchange, fill out the application form and submit it to the MSF office along with the following documents: 

  • Official up-to-date transcript 
  • English Proficiency Test Score Report (TOEFL/IELTS – taken within two years) 
  • Resume
  • Copy of your passport 
  • Two passport size photo 
  • Brief motivation letter or statement of purpose why you would like to participate in the student exchange program 
  • A completed study plan 
  • Course Equivalency Form
Application Deadline

For Luxembourg School of Finance
(Student Exchange + internship at financial institutions in Luxembourg)

  • Fall/Winter Semester [September to February]
    Completed application submitted by February 15
  • Summer Semester [February to August]
    Completed application submitted by August 1


For a program under agreement at CBS level

  • Fall/Autumn/Winter Semester [August to December]  Completed application submitted by February 15
  • Spring Semester [January to June]
    Completed application submit by August 1


For a program under agreement at the University Level

  • Fall/Autumn/Winter Semester [August to December]
    Completed application submitted by January 10
Students studying in a master-level program under a non-partner institution may enroll at Master of Science in Finance program as a visiting student or free-mover. Each year MSF Chula welcomes free-movers from non-partner universities around the world. It is a wonderful opportunity to discover joys of studying abroad and immerse in a unique Thai culture.

Free-movers can enroll in up to 5 courses per academic term.
Tuition and fees for 5-course enrollment per term is THB 131,000. Apart from tuition and fees, free-movers are responsible for their own personal, travel, and accommodation expenses. The required documents and deadlines for applying to be a visiting student at our MSF program are the same for both students from partner and non-partner universities. However, to process the application, a prospective free-mover should directly contact MSF program at