AKU offers exchange programs for a limited number of current undergraduate and graduate students from partner institutions with an academic collaborative agreement with the Faculty or with Kasetsart University. Exchange students have an opportunity to study and collaborate with AKU professors and Thai students in regular courses and special programs such as workshops and fieldtrips, while gradually learning built environment in the cultural context of Thailand first-hand. Course lessons provided for exchange students are specially given in English or Thai with English language translation. Program duration is up to one academic year. Study program and course list may be customized based on student’s interests and requirements from home university. Registered credits can be transferred to exchange student’s home university upon program completion.
As a member of our community, exchange students receive a range of support and services including eligibility for on-campus accommodation at the International Studies Center (ISC) and access to university facilities.
Applicants must have at least 2 year background in architecture or related fields with good English or Thai language capability. Preliminary application documents are CV, portfolio, statement of purpose, transcript and letters of recommendation.
For research students, a prior approval of research proposal and research plan by an AKU professor is required. Application materials should be submitted at least six months prior to the beginning of the expected change program period.
Examples of undergraduate courses offered in the program include:
- Aesthetics of Vernacular Architecture and Landscape
- Art, Architecture and Community
- Scrap Design
- Building Environment Evaluation
- Special Problems (Individual Study)
- Design for Tropical Climate
- Sustainable Architectural Design
- Ecological Planning
- Sustainable Design
- Landscape Architectural Design
- Thesis proposal
For further information and inquiries, please contact: Asst. Prof. Dr. Soranart Sinuraibhan, Associate Dean for Policy and International Affairs, at firstname.lastname@example.org