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Exchange (Bilateral) Thailand: Assumption University
Bangkok, Thailand (Outgoing Program)
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Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2021-2022 04/01/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2021 04/01/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring 2022 11/01/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
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Program Type:
Exchange (Bilateral)
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Language of Instruction:
English and Foreign Language
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Apartment, Dorm/On-Campus
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Class Standing:
Freshman, Graduate, Junior, Senior, Sophomore
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Areas of Study:
Accounting, Business, Chinese, Communication, Economics, English, Finance, French, Information Technology, International Business, Japanese, Legal Studies, Management, Management Computer Systems, Marketing, Music, Public Relations
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Assumption University of Thailand

UW-W Exchange Program


Location Bangkok, Thailand
Academic Focus Across the curriculum, primarily in the areas of Business and Communication
Eligibility 2.5 GPA; Open to both undergraduates and graduates.
Terms Fall, Spring, Year
Language of Instruction English
Partner Website Click Here


Assumption University, located in the metropolitan area of Bangkok, is constructed as a “university in a park.” The main campus comprises 200 acres of a beautifully landscaped assembly of mixed architecture with influences from around the world surrounded by lush tropical gardens and trees. 

Assumption University offers a true immersive experience as Thailand is at the opposite of every cultural dimension with the United States. Thailand is known as the 'land of smiles' and how  welcoming the Thai people are to foreigners, which come from 75 different countries to study at Assumption University. 


Assumption University was founded in 1969, making it the first international university in Thailand. Assumption University is well-known throughout Southeast Asia for its business program, but offers exchange students a wide variety of course options in several areas of study, including Business Administration, Economics, Engineering, Science and Technology, Law, Biotechnology, Communication, Art, and Music.  
This exchange is open to all majors, though Business and Communication majors are particularly encouraged to apply. Assumption University utilizes a similar academic system to the United States in which undergraduate students take 4-6 courses per semester for a total of 12-18 credits. For a listing of courses, click here.


Housing is coordinated through Assumption University, where most international students live on campus. The University offers three main dormitories, King Solomon (for male students), Queen of Sheba (for female students), and King David (visitor hotel). The three 13-story dormitories form a U-shape embracing the basketball grounds and the middle pyramid. The grounds, with rows of seats all around it, is called the King’s court. Each room has a cable TV, a small refrigerator, a direct line telephone and a pair of connections for computer Internet access. These dorms offer fully furnished modern facilities with 24 hour reception and security, weekly room cleaning service, and high speed internet.  For more information on accommodation, please refer to Assumption University's FAQ page here: Assumption University FAQ Page.


Student Life and Surroundings

The Assumption University undergraduate campus is located thirty minutes from downtown Bangkok and twenty minutes from Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK). The undergraduate campus offers just about everything; a mall, hotel,  dormitories, a magnificent chapel, a museum, and much more. Multiple food, convenience, and service shops to support student needs surround the campus.

Over 14 million people live within the surrounding Bangkok Metropolitan Region, which is the capital and most populous city of Thailand. Assumption University has a student body of about 20,000, including a fairly large complement of foreign students, taught by a high caliber international community of scholars.

There are many opportunities for students to get involved with campus programs, student clubs/organizations, festivals, and athletic organizations. The John Paul II Sports Center offers a full size basketball court, fitness room,  sauna/steam room, and two Olympic-sized swimming pools available for recreational use.


Cost of Attendance, Financial Aid, and Scholarships

Exchange programs are affordable study abroad options that allow students to pay UW-W tuition while studying abroad.  As with all approved study abroad programs, UW-W students may use their financial aid on this program.  Eligible students are encouraged to apply for the Wisconsin Grant for Study Abroad, and UW-W and external study abroad scholarships are also available.

UW-W tuition, as well as the Global Experiences Application Fee and CISI international insurance, are billed to the student’s UW-W account.  Other expenses are paid individually (e.g. living expenses) or to the host university (e.g. accommodation).

Estimated Cost of Attendance (per semester)

Billed by UW-Whitewater  
Tuition* 3,800
Administrative Fee 225
Contingency Fee 50
CISI Insurance 175
Subtotal $4,250
Additional Estimated Expenses  
Round-Trip Airfare 2,000
Passport and Passport Photos 150
Thai Student Visa 80
Accommodation** 2,000
Meals 2,000
Books/Supplies 100
Personal/Miscellaneous 2,000
Subtotal $8,330
Total*** $12,580
*2019-20 UW-W tuition for in-state residents. Non-residents are subject to UW-W non-resident tuition rates.  Tuition rates are subject to change each academic year.
**Accommodation is an estimate; individual options may vary.
***For comparison, the UW-W Financial Aid office estimates the cost of attendance on the UW-W campus for one semester to be $7,400.


Passport and Visa Requirements

Students will need a passport to study abroad that is valid for at least 6 months beyond the end of their program.  Students must also apply for a Thai student visa prior to departure.

Key Dates

Terms UWW Application Deadline Term Dates
Academic Year April 1 Late August to Mid May
Fall Semester March 1 Late August to Mid December
Spring Semester October 15 Mid January to Mid May


Office of Global Experiences
Office: McCutchan 204
Phone: 262-472-5759

UW-W Faculty Exchange Ambassador:
Andrew Ciganek
Assistant Professor, IT and Supply Chain Management
Office: Hyland 3418
Tel: 262-472-6946

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