Social Policy and Development




Thammasat University is one of Thailand's most prestigious and oldest educational institutions, located in the heart of Bangkok. Whether you come for a semester or a year, your exchange in Thailand is an experience you will not forget! 

The Social Policy and Development Programme (SPD) is a bachelor program entirely taught in English. We are based in Thammasat's Tha Prachan Campus, on the banks of the Chao Praya River and in the heart of the city's historical district. SPD welcomes exchange students from all universities which have a standing agreement with Thammasat University. We offers courses in social sciences centered on policy analysis including Law, Political Science, Sociology and many more (you can find the full list here). 

If you are interested and have further questions, have a look at our FAQs or contact us


SPD students have the opportunity to spend one semester abroad during their last year of study. To join the exchange program, they must have demonstrated their academic excellence throughout their study (by maintaining a GPA above 2.8), a positive attitude with regard to learning, and a complete fluency in English reflected in their score at standardized tests (IELTS or TOEFL).