Student Exchange: the SPD programme is open to ambitious and driven Thai and international students. Our current full-time international students come from countries such as Bhutan, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Malaysia, Myanmar, Japan, Taiwan, and the Republic of Korea. All courses, seminars, field trips and internships are taught in English.
Inbound Students In recent years, we have hosted students from institutions such as Nanzan University (Japan), Lund University (Sweden), University of California (United States) and Tilburg University (The Netherlands). All our courses are in taught in English and are open to exchange students. Exchange students who wish to register SPD courses, but who are enrolled at another faculty at Thammasat University, should contact the International Office of their respective faculties.
“At home in Sweden, I study development studies with human geography as a major. In Thammasat, I could not find many courses connected to that subject, but I was intrigued by the SPD programme, since I thought it could be really interesting to see these issues from an Asian perspective and not from an European one. I am very glad I chose the SPD programme, since it is a small and new program which is exploring different aspects of society and government policies concerning those. The SPD programme also has lecturers from several different countries which makes their teaching styles and focus points different and stimulating.” Sophie, Lund University
Outbound Students SPD programme offers its students a chance to spend one academic semester abroad during their second or third year. To be eligible for the exchange programme, students will need to have an average GPA higher than 2.8. In addition, students will need to have displayed a consistent commitment to their academic work during their studies. Students eligible for the exchange semester will also have to have demonstrated complete fluency in English reflected in their score at standardized tests (IELTS or TOEFL). In 2016 and 2017 our students have been exchange students at Lund University in Sweden and at Tilburg University in the Netherlands.
“I cannot recommend SPD enough! Both the programme and Thammasat University in general topped all of my expectations! More attention was given to each topic studied and they were also discussed in depth, so I truly feel like I have a good understanding of everything I had learned during my exchange programme, even more than the topics learned in at Tilburg University. Classes at the SPD programme are small enough so that you can actively participate, which I had been missing at my home University. Attending SPD was definitely the best part of my exchange (well, that and the amazing Pad Thai I used to eat daily).” Emina, Tilburg University