You must obtain a non-immigrant student visa (ED visa) in your home country or country of residence prior to starting your studies in the SPD programme. You must apply for the visa in person. As a foreign student, it is your responsibility to make sure that you obtain the correct visa for your studies in Thailand.
Please check the requirements and documents needed for a student visa at the Royal Thai Embassy or Consulate located nearest to you. If you have received a confirmed offer from the SPD programme either as a regular or an exchange student and need an acceptance letter for your visa application, please contact us directly.
Please see a list of off-campus housing offered to international students at Thammasat University here, OIA: HOUSING. If you would like to get more information on housing and accommodation, please contact the SPD office.
The Pridi Banomyong library is located next to the Faculty of Economics and operated during the following times:
Mon-Fri: 08.00am - 09.30pm
Sat-Sun: 09:00am - 09.30pm.
Closed on official holidays: You can get more information about the Pridi Banomyong on their website, THAMMASAT UNIVERSITY LIBRARY
Eating and coffee shops
University Canteen - There are two canteens in Tha Prachan campus. The smaller one is located between the Faculty of Interdisciplinary Studies and Thammasat University Business school. The larger one is located beside the river next to the Faculty of Economics and Faculty of Liberal Arts. Food in both of the canteens is enjoyed by both students and staff, and is very affordable - dishes range between 30-60 THB. The canteens operate on weekdays between 6.00am-7.00pm. There are also restaurants located outside the Tha Prachan campus such as in the Tha Prachan market area.
Cafe Velodome can be found between the Faculty of Social Administration and the exit gates to Sanam Luang. The coffee shop has wifi and power sockets, making it an ideal place to study. Green Coat Cafe is located right before the entrance gates to the campus on Pra Athit road. There is also a big Starbucks on Tha Maharaj pier, which can be reached by foot in 10 minutes.
SPD prepares its students to become socially minded decision makers, capable of quickly grasping issues and devising solutions. The skill set they will develop during their studies will make them valuable recruits for International Organizations, local or international NGOs and foundations, government agencies and socially-minded companies.
But the list is not exhaustive. The SPD programme is designed to give to students the broadest range of possibilities regarding their future career. Whether they want to work in the public or private sector, whether they want to lead their career in Thailand or abroad, whether they want to join a large international organization or a small start-up.