Minimum GPA: 3.00

Terms and Dates:

  • Fall 2024
    August 3, 2024 to December 13, 2024
  • Spring 2025
    January 6, 2025 to May 23, 2025


Kristen Grace

Cornell Affiliations:

Global Learning


This program does not have capacity constraints.

Early Spring/Fall application deadline.

Opportunity Description

Take courses in English alongside Thai and international students at Chulalongkorn (Chula), Thailand's leading university and a Cornell Global Hub partner university. 

What is unique about this program?

  • Study in Bangkok at Thailand's oldest and most highly ranked university
    • Chula's School of Business has earned the prestigious "triple crown" business accreditation (spring only)
    • Chula's Language & Culture degree boldly embraces media and cultural studies
    • Communication, Information Science, Robotics, AI, and Interdisciplinary Studies (Social Innovation involving Communication, Entrepreneurship, and Development Studies)
    • Chula's Politics & Global Studies degree has high international rankings (limited space, not guaranteed)
  • Study in the heart of Bangkok on a green campus.

Chulalongkorn University traces its roots to King Chulalongkorn who in 1899 created a training school for royal pages and civil servants. In 1917 it became Thailand's oldest institution of higher education. Chula leads the nation in both research and in teaching international students.

What is unique about Bangkok?

Bangkok has emerged as a leading city for finance, business, and pop culture in Asia. With beautiful cultural landmarks and internationally renowned street life, Bangkok has been ranked as one of the world's most visited cities. An international hub for health care and transportation, Bangkok hosts the regional headquarters of many multinational corporations. It also is known as a hub for arts, entertainment, and fashion. The seat of power and protest, wealth and poverty, tradition and development, congestion and beauty, the city contains many cautionary tales and signs of hope.

What is unique about Global Hubs?

Global Hubs are Cornell's collaborative centers of engagement around the world. Hubs are partner universities with strong faculty involvement.  With different opportunities at each location, hubs offer students exciting opportunities for semester-long and short-term study abroad, field experience, participation in faculty-led research, curricular pathways through majors, internships, and more.

Academic Calendar

  • Fall: Early August to Mid-December
  • Spring: EarlyJanuary - Mid-May

For more details, consult Chula's academic calendar

Things to consider before applying

  • Browse the academic programs offered by Chula for information on available courses
  • Review the information on the Education Abroad Office’s Get Started page for important considerations on academics and finances, and a guide to next steps
  • Still have questions?  Visit the Get Advice page and learn how to connect with an Education Abroad Advisors
  • Want to keep up to date with Cornellians Abroad? Follow our Instagram, @cornelliansabroad

How do I apply?

Applying to study on an exchange program is a two-step process. The Cornell approval process must be complete before your program advisor in the Office of Global Learning can submit your nomination to the exchange partner.  Exchanges may have limited spaces, so early applications are encouraged.

  1. For Cornell approval and nomination, click on the "Apply" button on this webpage. Applications are approved by your college and the Office of Global Learning on a rolling basis until the application deadline listed on this page, or earlier, if filled.
  2. Once nominated by Cornell, complete an external application specifically for exchange students Schools typically admit the students nominated by exchange partners, but you must complete this process for them to review your application and offer you a place.