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Chulalongkorn University



Thailand’s first institution of higher learning officially came into being in March 1917. The groundwork and preparation, however, took place more than a century ago. The worldwide economic, social and political changes in the late nineteenth century contributed to Siam’s decision to adapt in order to avoid being colonized by Western powers (“Siam”became “Thailand” in the year 1939).


Divided into the four areas of Human Capital, Knowledge and Innovation, Local Transformation and Global Benchmarking, CU strategies 2017–2020 are devised to fulfil the University´s missions, which are as follows:

  • Develop graduates that have the academic ability, latest skills, public consciousness and also leadership.
  • Pioneer and integrate knowledge, create teaching and learning and research innovation
  • Produce local and international academic research
  • Exploit knowledge for the sustainable development of the country and society.
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    University Ranking

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    Housing services

    • On campus accommodation for international students and visiting faculty is available at Chulalongkorn University International House (CU iHouse).
    • Chulalongkorn University International House ( CU iHouse) is a 26-storey, 846-unit, on campus residence for international students and lecturers. Rooms come fully furnished with air conditioning, modern conveniences, 24-hour security and safety systems. The residence is included in the university’s shuttle bus services.

    Medical services

    The Health Service Centre has been providing medical consultation and treatment for CU faculty members, students and employees supervised by doctors from Chulalongkorn Hospital everyday for over 20 years.

    Student Life

    Sports facilities

    Chulalongkorn University offers a number of sports facilities so that students and staff may maintain good health. The sports facilities include:

    • Chulalongkorn Stadium
    • Indoor Sports Gymnasium 
    • Tennis Courts 
    • Futsal Field 
    • Golf 
    • Beach Volleyball
    • Swimming Pools 
    • Fitness and Body Training Facilities
    • CU Sports Complex.

    Student Reviews

    Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

    Boring but friends in school are good

    Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

    Chulalongkorn University provides every student with a warm and a very friendly environment. Even though Thai people are often quiet and uncomfortable to participate in the classroom, every professor still encourages them to show their understandings based on the contents they have just learnt through different means to ensure that every student keeps up the pace. This...

    I love to learn new knowledge in the course.
    Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

    My name is Pimpan Sujariyakul, Pear. I have just graduated from Chulalongkorn University with a Bachelor’s degree in Science, major of Genetics. For that, I got a 3.53 GPA, Second Class Honours. I enjoyed my studies including Cytology, Genetics, Genetic concept, Human Genetics, Immunology, Principle of Medical Genetics and Application of Genetic knowledge, which have...