University-Based Program

Bangkok, Thailand

SEMESTER IN BANGKOK, THAILAND

PROGRAM TYPE

Semester-Long Program

APPLICATION DEADLINE

Nov 1, 2022 for 2023 Spring Semester

PROGRAM DATES

Jan – May, 2023

GPA

2.5 GPA to apply

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Spend one or two semesters at Sipakorn University International College (SUIC) in the center of Bangkok, Thailand. You will be able to enjoy hospitality from the smiling country with unique Thai culture. Learn hotel management and other business courses that Thailand is the most famous for in the world. With APA’s off-campus offerings, your stay in SUIC is destined to be an unparalleled and life-changing experience.

Overview

Dive into your adventure in Bangkok quickly by taking APA’s comprehensive 4-day Orientation Program, including logistics set-up, campus and dorm tour, city tour, program orientation sessions, cooking class, and meeting with the local student community.

Enjoy oriental hospitality from Bangkok and the “smiling country”. Embrace brilliant sunshine and passionate Thai culture everyday of your stay.

Get to know Asia by extending your footprint to not only Thailand, but also nearby countries like Singapore, Malaysia, Cambodia, Vietnam, Myanmar, etc.

Learning high quality hotel management and other business courses that Thailand is the most famous for in the world.

Have an opportunity to study at Silpakorn University up to two semesters.

Credits for courses taken in this program can be recognized at students' home institutions.

Participate in APA’s off-campus components, including cultural activities, APA community events, volunteering opportunities, and alumni networking.

Access to APA on-site coordinator and other staff for continued support throughout the program.

University Introduction

Silpakorn University is a national university founded in 1943 by art professor Corrado Feroci, who later took the Thai name Silpa Bhirasri when becoming a Thai citizen. It is also known as “The University of Fine Arts” in Thailand. It began as a fine arts university and now includes many other faculties as well.
Silpakorn University is a TOP10 university in Thailand with over 25,000 students.
You will be studying in Silpakorn University’s International College (SUCI) which is located in central Bangkok with easy access to rich Thai city life.

Course

Students can choose any courses from SUCI’s four programs: Business and Technology, Luxury Brand Management, Hotel Management, and Digital Communication Design.
Students are recommended to choose courses from 1st and 2nd year of study.
Students can choose the number of courses that they would like to take as long as permitted by home university.
All courses are 3 credits. Each course takes 45 hours in total except languages which are 60 hours.
The language of instruction is English.
Language CoursesGeneral Education

Thai in different levels

French in different levels

English in different levels

Chinese in different levels

Social Science and Humanities

Science and Mathematics

Cultural CoursesLuxury Brand Management​
Essence of Thainess

International Business

Organizational Behavior

Digital Business

Accounting Management

Marketing Management

International Relations

Managerial Economics

Business Foundations

Principles of Accounting

Principles of Economics

Principles of Marketing

Principles of Management

Principles of Corporate Finance

Business and TechnologyHotel Management

Economics for Business and Technology

Business Finance

Geopolitech

Database Management

Web Development

User Experience and Interface

Design Thinking and Leadership

Entrepreneurial Finance

Managerial Accounting

Statistics and Analysis

Budget Management

Python and Algorithmics

Business Law, Ethics and Cybersecurity

Digital Humanities and Social Media Strategy

Fundamentals of Computer Science

Mathematics and Statistics for Everyday Life

Organization and Management

Wine and Beverage Management

Society and Environment

Foundations of Accounting

Foundations of Hospitality and Tourism

Professional Culture and Current Events

Personality Development

Food Nutrition for Hotels

Foundations of Marketing

Foundations of Economics

Human Resources Management

Food and Beverage Management

Professional Applications

Sustainability in a Hospitality Environment

Hospitality in the 21st Century

Hotel Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Psychology for the Service Industry

Cross Culture Management

Negotiations for Business

Special Topics in the Hospitality and Tourism Industry

Competitive Strategy for the Hotel Industry

Domestic Professional Internship

Digital Communication Design

Design Principles and Color Theories

Principles of Visual Communication

Digital Drawing

Innovative Design Process

Foundations of Moving Images

Transmedia Pre-production

Character and Concept Design

Digital Typography

Collaborative Practice

 

Housing

APA and SUIC work with outside-campus apartment in providing comfortable accommodation for international students. The apartment is opposite the university with short walk distance.
Room cleaning service will be provided 2 times a week.

APA recommends submitting your application as early as possible to secure places.

Term Spring 2023 Fall 2023
Application Period Nov 1, 2022 Jul 1, 2023
Arrival Date Jan 3, 2023 (Tentative) Aug 27, 2023 (Tentative)
APA Orientation & Logistics Set-up Jan 3-7, 2023 (Tentative) Aug 27-30, 2023 (Tentative)
Semester Dates Jan – May, 2023 Sep – Dec, 2023
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  • – A high school education level or equivalent from an accredited school/institution, international educational system: GED, NZQA, IGCSE / AS Level, GCE A-level and IB.
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  • – No language prerequisite if English is the first language of your home country. Otherwise, English proficiency within 2 years of the following requirements is needed: a minimum TOEFL score of 72 IBT or 543 ITP, IELTS score of 5.5, TOEIC score of 785 (Listening and Reading), Oxford Online Placement Test of 61, Cambridge English of 160, CU-TEP score of 70.
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  • – Short motivational interview (conducted online)
  • *Application fee: $100 (non-refundable)
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  • **Program fee: $5,050 – $6,550 (including tuition for 3 – 6 courses, admission fee, housing, and others)
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  • Students can take more than 6 courses if home institutions allow. It costs $500 per course.
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  • Students can get 5% off if the application is complete one month prior to the deadline

 

– APA advisory support (program registration and Course registration advice)

– Airport pick-up and APA 4-day orientation

– APA excursions and community activities

– University orientation

– Tuition fee for 3-6 Courses

– Official transcripts from host university

– Credit transfer assistance

– Housing (bedding) and internet

– Visa process assistance

– International flight booking support

– Local SIM card for access to services on local networks

– On-site support and 24/7 access for emergency needs

 

 

  • –   International airfare
  • –   Student visas
  • –   Books
  • –   Meals during the semester 
  • –   International Travel insurance

*APA can book flights, process visas, and provide international travel insurance for students if needed.

 

 

APA offers scholarships to students studying abroad in the Asia-Pacific region. The APA TO YOU Scholarship is a need-based scholarship granted by APA each year to students on study abroad programs. Students are welcome to apply for the scholarship. APA prioritizes students who participate APA programs.

 

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