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Semester Study Abroad Programs

Thailand: Chulalongkorn Business School

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  • Overview

    Kenan-Flagler Global Programs (KFBS semester exchanges, KFBS summer programs, and KFBS short-term immersions) are ONLY open to students who have been admitted to the major or minor Undergraduate Business Program. Pre-business students and non-business majors and minors are not eligible to apply to Kenan-Flagler Global Programs. Admission status to the Undergraduate Business Program will be verified for all applicants.

    This program is eligible for the Phillips Ambassadors Scholarship (UNC-CH undergraduates only). To learn more visit the Phillips Ambassadors website at http://phillips.unc.edu/. When you are ready to apply click here.

    Chulalongkorn University was founded in 1917 with the purpose of educating individuals for leadership roles in the public and private sectors. The University is composed of 41 faculties, departments, colleges, academic, research, and service institutes, and academic offices. It is the only Thai university ranked in the The Times Higher World's Top 200. The BBA was founded in 1996 and their students consistently excel at local and international academic competitions. The total student population at Chulalongkorn is more than 32,000.

    *All courses are taught in English. There is no option to take a language course in Thai.

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    Eligibility

    • GPA Requirement: 3.00 
    • Language Prerequisite: None
    • Class during program (min): Junior
    • Language of Instruction: English
    • Non-UNC may apply? No 

    Exchange Options
    • Undergraduate Exchange: Yes Exchange Only 
    • Graduate Exchange: No
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  • Program Terms and Dates

    This program is offered during the following terms: Fall, Spring

    Program dates are generally as follows:
    Fall - Early August to Mid December
    Spring​ - Early January to Mid May

    Application Dates

    Spring 2018 Program:

    • ​​​Application opens: August 1, 2017
    • Application deadline for Spring 2018: September 12, 2017
    • Notification begins: September 20, 2017
    Fall 2018 Program:
    •  ​​Application opens: November 1, 2017
    • Application deadline for Fall 2018: February 15, 2018
    • Notification begins: February 23, 2018
    Spring 2019 Program:
    • Application cycle opens: TBD
    • Application deadline for Spring 2019: March 22, 2018
    • Notification begins: April 6, 2018

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  • Academics

    Credit information for KFBS students

    Kenan-Flagler students take a course load of 12-15 hours at Chulalongkorn and usually transfer a combination of business core and elective courses. The curriculum at Chulalongkorn offers a wide range of offerings in management, finance, and international business.

    Courses taken at Chulalongkorn University will transfer back to UNC Pass/Fail. Achieving a grade of C or above will transfer back to UNC as a pass course, which will not affect UNC GPA. Students who receive any grade under C will fail the course and an F grade will transfer back to UNC, which will affect their UNC GPA. Though transfer credit for this program is Pass/Fail, future employers and graduate schools will also look at the Chulalongkorn transcript, so grades are important.

    Students participating on this program will transfer back 3 UNC credits for every 3 credit course at Chulalongkorn, and are expected to take either four or five courses worth 3 credits each during the semester. A student who earns a C or better in all courses will receive a total of 12-15 UNC credits for their semester abroad.

    This program also fulfills Experiential Education and you will earn 5 points towards the Kenan-Flagler Global Inclusive Leadership Initiative.« PrevNext »
  • Housing

    You will have the opportunity to stay at the Evergreen Apartment. It is conveniently located about 15 minutes walk from the campus and is located near public transport. It is shared living space, with two bedrooms, two private bathrooms and a shared living room. Chulalongkorn University will arrange these accommodations for you. If you arrive early, you will stay at a local hotel where Chulalongkorn University has a corporate rate, before you move into your apartment.


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  • Student Life

    As a cosmopolitan city with over 8 million residents, Bangkok is known for its night life and shopping. Mass transit makes it easy to travel around and explore this busy, on-the-go city. Tourism is the city's main revenue generator, but this port city also has a substantial trade industry. The average temperature is 90 degrees year round.


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  • Budget

    Disclaimer: These budget figures are subject to change for various reasons, including but not limited to bank fees, UNC tuition and exchange rate fluctuations. In this event, your student account will be amended accordingly.
    Last cost update: August 2017


    Out-of-State Exchange Fall 2017

    Cashier Billed Expenses
    Study Abroad Fee1 $ 700
    Tuition & Fees $ 17,294
    Insurance: Student Coverage $ 196
    Cashier Billed Subtotal $ 18,190
    Out of Pocket Estimates
    Room
    $ 2,250
      Refundable Housing Deposit $ 1,000
    Board $ 1,500
    Visa Fees $ 200
    Course Materials $ 150
      Local Transportation Expenses $ 500
    Personal Expenses $ 1,000
    Personal Travel $ 1,500
    International Airfare $ 2,000
    Out of Pocket Subtotal $ 10,100
    Grand Total $ 28,290


    In-State Exchange Fall 2017

    Cashier Billed Expenses
    Study Abroad Fee1 $ 700
    Tuition & Fees $ 4,449
    Insurance: Student Coverage $ 196
    Cashier Billed Subtotal $ 5,345
    Out of Pocket Estimates
    Room
    $ 2,250
      Refundable Housing Deposit $ 1,000
    Board $ 1,500
    Visa Fees $ 200
    Course Materials $ 150
      Local Transportation Expenses $ 500
    Personal Expenses $ 1,000
    Personal Travel $ 1,000
    International Airfare $ 2,000
    Out of Pocket Subtotal $ 10,100
    Grand Total $ 15,445

    Out-of-State Exchange Spring 2018

    Cashier Billed Expenses
    Study Abroad Fee1 $ 700
    Tuition & Fees $ 17,294
    Insurance: Student Coverage $ 196
    Cashier Billed Subtotal $ 18,190
    Out of Pocket Estimates
    Room
    $ 2,250
      Refundable Housing Deposit $ 1,000
    Board $ 1,500
    Visa Fees $ 200
    Course Materials $ 150
      Local Transportation Expenses $ 500
    Personal Expenses $ 1,000
    Personal Travel $ 1,500
    International Airfare $ 2,000
    Out of Pocket Subtotal $ 10,100
    Grand Total $ 28,290

    In-State Exchange Spring 2018

    Cashier Billed Expenses
    Study Abroad Fee1 $ 700
    Tuition & Fees $ 4,449
    Insurance: Student Coverage $ 196
    Cashier Billed Subtotal $ 5,345
    Out of Pocket Estimates
    Room
    $ 2,250
      Refundable Housing Deposit $ 1,000
    Board $ 1,500
    Visa Fees $ 200
    Course Materials $ 150
      Local Transportation Expenses $ 500
    Personal Expenses $ 1,000
    Personal Travel $ 1,500
    International Airfare $ 2,000
    Out of Pocket Subtotal $ 10,100
    Grand Total $ 15,445

    Special Notes

    1 The Study Abroad Administrative Fee will be billed to your student account only if you accept an offer from the Study Abroad Office to study abroad. In addition, Non-UNC Chapel Hill students will also be billed a $100 registration fee to register the student at UNC for the term of the study abroad program. Again, this $100 fee will be billed to the student account only if the Non-UNC student accepts an offer from the Study Abroad Office to study abroad.

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  • Accessibility

    Please make an appointment with a Kenan-Flagler Global Programs Advisor via the Intranet if you would like to discuss this program. We work with students who are registered with the Accessibility Office or who may require certain accommodations for study abroad.



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