Institutional accreditation and recognition at Payap University International College for undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs are given by both the Thailand Ministry of Education and the United States government Department of Education (DOE). Payap University is also an active member of APHEIT.
In January 2015 Payap University obtained official recognition from the United States government, through its Department of Education (DOE), as a deferment-only institution.
This confirms Payap’s eligibility to offer degree programs approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) of the United States of America for eligible American veterans. The current American Veterans VA Program at Payap has thirteen programs approved for VA funding – read more.
The following is from the US DOE:
“The Foreign Schools Participation Team is pleased to inform you that, based upon the information included in your Application for Approval to Participate in Federal Student Financial Aid Programs, the Secretary of Education (Secretary) has determined that Payap University (Institution) satisfies the definition of an eligible institution under the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA). Payap University will be listed in the next edition of the Directory of Postsecondary Institutions published by the U.S. Department of Education (Department).”
Ministry of Education, Thailand:
Payap University was recognized by the Royal Thai Government in 1984 when it became the first fully accredited private university in Thailand. Then, in 2003 Payap University’s International College started its International Bachelor’s Degree program.
All undergraduate and graduate degree programs are fully accredited by the Ministry of Education, Thailand. As a private university, Payap has to follow the National Qualifications Framework for Higher Education in Thailand and must submit to the formal practices and TQF standards (The Qualifications Framework). This includes annual auditing of all programs and academic support to guarantee the quality and service of all accredited programs.
Association of Private Higher Education Institutions of Thailand (APHEIT)
Payap University is a member institution of the Association of Private Higher Education Institutions of Thailand (Thai: สมาคมสถาบันอุดมศึกษาเอกชนแห่งประเทศไทย). APHEIT was established in 1979 and is a non-profit association founded by a group of private higher education institutions in Thailand to establish and promote cooperation among private higher education institutions in the country. APHEIT is recognized by the Thailand Ministry of Education as one of the organizations that plays an important role in Thailand’s university administration.