Admission Requirement

**Important Update on Admissions Requirements: 
English Proficiency Score Exemption**

Due to the cancellation of English testing services following the COVID-19 outbreak, the SPD programme would like to announce that applicants for our programme may apply without a recent English proficiency score document.

An English written test will still be provided by SPD as part of the application process. Successful students will also be required to pass future tests as and when they re-commence, and provide the formal English proficiency score to the SPD programme within the first semester, in order to continue on the programme.

Admissions Timetable Academic Year 2020

Round 1
(Portfolio 1)

Round 2
(Portfolio 2)

Round 3
(Admission 1)

Round 4
(Admission 2)

Application Period

Now - 
27 December 2019
6 January - 
21 February  2020
24 February -
24 March 2020
27 April - 31 May 2020

of Eligible Applicants

13 January 20202 March  202030 March 20205 June 2020

Written Exam Date

--3 April 202010 June 2020

Interview Date

18 January 20207 March  20203 April 202010 June 2020

of Successful Applicants

28 January 202016 March  202020 April 201925 June 2019
Eligibility Confirmation
for Admission in 
CUPT Management System (Clearing house) Period
30 - 31 January 202022 - 23 April 202022 - 23 April 2020-
Enrollment Confirmation
Deposit 50,000 THB
11 - 14 February 20205 - 8 May 20205 - 8 May 202029 - 30 June 2020
Announcement of Eligible Applicants for Study
(Confirmed the Admission)
24 February 202018 May 202018 May 202010 July 2020
Please be informed that the semester begins in mid- August 2020  

Round 1 and 2 admissions (portfolio):
applicants are not required to complete a written exam but need to submit their portfolio.

A strong portfolio should include skills gained through participation in activities such as;

- National or international social science competition award.
- Participation in, or being a part of, the creation of social development projects, activities or events.
- Overseas experience through exchange programmes.  

Applicants who meet the admission requirements will be requested to attend an interview.


Round 3 and 4 admissions: applicants are required to complete a written exam. Submission of a portfolio is optional. Applicants who meet the admission requirements will be requested to attend an interview.


Admission Requirements


Applicants’ Qualifications: Academic Requirements

  • Applicants must have, or expect to receive, a M6, Grade 12, high school certificate or A-level, or the equivalent.

  • Applicants must have GPA minimum score of 2.50 or minimum mean score in Mathematic or Social Studies of 2.50.

Applicants’ Qualifications: Academic Requirements (Equivalency of High School Qualifications)

  • British system - British education system:
            - Applicant shall have GEC 'A' Level results in 3 subjects, with grades A*-C;
            - Applicant shall have Cambridge Pre-U results in 3 subjects, scoring at least M1 or D1-D3 in each subject.

  • American/Canadian system - General Educational Development (GED) is also acceptable with a minimum score of 165 in each different subject, equivalent to a high school certificate in Language-Arts (English) or Arts-Math (original) program only.  

  • New Zealand's system - New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) New Zealand National Certificate of Educational Achievement under supervision of the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) with:
            (1) No less than 80 credits, consisting of
                                         - Subjects in Level 2 or higher, comprising of no less than 60 credits; and
                                         - Subjects in Level 1 or higher, comprising of no less than 20 credits.
            - English for Speaker of Other Languages (ESLO) is also a subject included in the consideration.
            - Applicants shall have an NECA level 2 certificate, a Record of Achievement,and a certificate from New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) confirming the levels, number of subjects and number of credits of each subject.
            - All in all, the criteria in (1) apply to high school graduates from New Zealand from the academic year of 2553 BE;
            (2) No less than 60 credits from at least 5 different subjects in Level 2 or higher and 2 compulsory subjects consisting of;
                                         - English (literacy) in Level 2 or higher, at least 4 credits
                                         - Mathematics (numeracy) in Level 2 or higher, at least 4 credits.
            - English for Speaker of Ohter Languages (ESLO) is not included in the consideration.
            - Applicants shall have a Record of Achievement, and a certificate from New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) confirming the levels, number of subjects and number of credits of each subject.
            - All in all, the criteria in (2) apply to high school graduates from New Zealand from the academic year of 2553 BE;

  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Programs
            1. Applicants shall have a high school diploma from school in Thailand approved by Ministry of Education 
            2. Applicants who graduated from overseas shall have an IB diploma shall have a total score of no less than 24 points from 5 subjects and 1 elctive subject, and shall have passed the evaluation no Extended Eassy (EE), Theory of Knowledge (TOK), and creativity, Action & Service (CAS) under the criteria of International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO);
            3. Applicants have IB Diploma Course Result (IBCR) of at least  5 different subjects and receiving no lower than Grade 3 in each subject.

  • Other International programs from other countries
            - Check equivalency of overseas qualifications from the Ministry of Education's Announcement of Equivalency of Overseas Qualifications announced on 18 January 2545 BE.

    Note: For applicants who graduated or obtained test score prior 1 August 2562 BE, the Council of University Presidents of Thailand's Criteria on Equivalency of High School Qualifications in University Admission, 2562 BE are applied.

Thai and Foreign applicants :

        1. High school certificate or equivalent
      2. English proficiency score
      3. A completed statement of purpose 
      4. Experience of overseas study or exchange programme in an English-speaking country (desirable)
      5. Work experience (optional) 
      6. Certificate of awards, academic and volunteer activities, creative works, or special talents.

English proficiency score requirements

  • IELTS (Academic): Overall band 6 and above
  • TOEFL:
    ○ IBT (Internet based-test): minimum score of 61
    ○ CBT (Computer-based test) minimum score of 173
    ○ PBT (Paper-based test): minimum score of 500
  • TU-GET: minimum score of 500
  • NEW SAT (Evidence-based Reading and Writing Part): minimum score of 450
  • GSAT (Reading, Writing and Language): minimum score of 450

Test score must be from a test taken within 2 years before date of application submission.


Additional required documents

  • A completed application form
  • A  two-inch photograph
  • A copy of valid personal Identification Card or Passport 
  • Official Transcript (For those whose transcript is not in English or Thai, please provide an official translated version in Thai or English)
  • Official score report of the English Proficiency Test (TU-GET/ IELTS/ TOEFL/ SAT)
  • A completed Statement of Purpose (350-500 words)
  • Reference Letter (optional)


Application fee payable to the following account :

     Account name: SPD THAMMASAT
     Saving account number: 114-219456-7
     Swift transfer: SICOTHBK
     Amount : 1,000 baht

Please send a picture of the transfer receipt to


Tuition fees details <-- Click here

Application Form

Download Application Form (PDF): SPD Application form_pdf.

Download Application Form (DOC): SPD Application form_doc.
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