Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

Admissions Process

Admission Requirements For Undergraduate Programs in the International College

  • Diploma from high school (grade 12, M6, Year 13 or the result of an approved equivalency examination)
  • Payap university will accept GED or IGCSE test reports (as they are equivalent to grade 12/Year13/M.6)
    • Ex-GED: 5 passed + diploma received
    • International GED: 4 passed + diploma received
    • IGCSE: 5 grade C (and above)
  • If English is not a student’s first language, then that student must demonstrate sufficient knowledge of English (TOEFL (iBT) 61+, IELTS 6.0, OR PYU test B2+). (Note: Students exempt from English testing requirements are passport holders of Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States.)
  • Students with a TOEFL (iBT) score below 61 or an IELTS score below 6.0 are required to study full-time in Payap’s Intensive English Program until they pass the advanced level or score above a B2 on Payap’s English Entrance Examination (TOEFL format).
  • Students within Thailand may submit a TOEFL or IELTS result or they may take the Payap English admissions test (Oxford Online Placement Test – OOPT ). For more information regarding the English Test (OOPT), click here.
  • To have your TOEFL score sent to Payap University, use code number 5948 when indicating the institution that should receive your score.


Admission Requirements For Graduate Programs in the International College

Graduate Students should contact the individual departments or International Admissions for entrance requirements. For information on applying, click here or contact the Admissions Office (International programs) located on the ground floor (Room PC101) of Pentecost Building.

Application Processing Time

In general, the admission process takes approximately 10 working days. If your documents are incomplete, it will take longer. If you are requesting credit for courses already studied, it will also take longer to process your application.

Application Acceptance

If your application is successful, you will receive an Acceptance Letter either by post or by e-mail to the address provided on your application. There will be useful information included in the Acceptance Letter, including the date that you should report to the university, student orientation, information regarding the international dormitory, and the point of contact from your particular department or program.

Upon reporting to the university, you will need to bring your Acceptance Letter with you when you report to your advisor. Students will complete a registration form with the assistance of their advisor. The completed registration form will need to be delivered to the Registrar’s Office. Upon confirmation from the Registrar’s Office, the student will receive an official student identification number.

Credit Transfer

Students must complete a credit transfer request form at the Office of the Registrar. There is a fee of 500 Thai Baht, payable to the Finance Office. The submission of the transfer request form and payment of the fee must be completed before the process can begin. Once all the required paperwork is submitted, the form will be forwarded to the Office of Academic Affairs. Academic Affairs will then forward the request to the appropriate department(s) for verification of each individual course. All documents submitted for review, e.g., transcripts, course descriptions, syllabi, etc., MUST BE IN ENGLISH.

This process may take several months, depending upon how many credits the student is requesting to be verified and how many departments are involved. Students attempting to determine how many credits they will be able to transfer PRIOR to enrolling may experience an even longer period of processing. There may be additional documents required for review and students who are not already on campus (i.e., not yet enrolled) may find this process particularly cumbersome and time-consuming.

For more detailed information regarding credit transfers, please click here.

Visa Letter

Upon confirmation of acceptance into one of the International College programs, i.e., receipt of Acceptance Letter, international students will be required to pay a deposit of 6,400 Thai Baht. The entire amount of this deposit will go towards the tuition and fees paid later at registration. Upon receipt of deposit, the Admissions Office will issue a visa letter to the student. If you are overseas there is an additional 1,600 Baht for overseas courier charge (Total for overseas = 6400 deposit + 1600 postage = 8000 Thai Baht).
This letter will be required when the student applies for a student visa in their home country. Students must take this letter to the Thai Embassy in their home country in order to obtain a 3-month non-immigrant visa category “ED”.  Once enrolled and entered in the Payap University system, the student will then notify our Personnel Office to obtain the appropriate student visa.

Payment of Application Fee

Prospective students must submit a one-time, non-refundable application fee, along with their application package. For walk-in applicants, the application fee amount is 500 Thai baht. Students paying in person may pay in cash. For non-walk-in applicants (e.g., students applying from abroad by mail, phone, or e-mail), the application fee amount is 1,600 Thai baht. Do not send cash with the application form. The university will not be held responsible for cash sent through the post. Personal checks, bank drafts, and money orders are also not accepted. We strongly encourage students to wire funds directly to the university. Contact the Admissions Office at for procedures on how to wire funds.


All first year, single undergraduate students who are not single parents are required to live in the Paradornparp International House (PIH) dormitory. The reason is to provide safe and secure housing for young students entering university life for the first time. Living in the PIH also affords new students companionship and a sense of community among fellow students.

Note: Children are not allowed in the dormitory so single parents must live off-campus. Additionally, students under the age of 18 who wish to reside in the dormitory must obtain expressed written permission from parents or legal guardians as said students are not yet considered a legal adult.

While the university strongly believes in this policy, we also recognize that there could be exceptions. For example, mature students over a certain age may have legitimate reasons for requesting a waiver of this policy. Students who feel that they have a bonafide reason for not residing in the PIH must formally request from the President of Payap University to be exempted from this policy. Please click here to view a sample format of the waiver letter. Upon completion, bring the signed letter to the International College secretary in room PC103 in the Pentecost building. The letter will be delivered to the President for a final decision. The student will be contacted promptly when the letter is returned.

It must be noted that if this waiver request is denied, the student will be charged the full price of a dormitory room for the semester (18,200 baht) whether they choose to live in the dorm or off campus.