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1. National School System
1.1 The student must complete a high school diploma or an equivalent diploma. The student must have a GPA of at least 2.50 and be able to communicate in English at an excellent level.
1.2 The student must complete Grade 12 at an International School that is accredited by the Ministry of Education, Thailand.
1.3 The student must complete General Education Development (GED).

 2. Oversea School System
2.1 The student who graduated from American Education System must complete Grade 12 and have a diploma and transcript.
2.2 The student who graduated from British Education System must pass the General Certificate of Education (GCE) test from school in the United Kingdom or school that applies the same system.
          – GCE ‘A’ level: the student must have A, B, C, D, or E for three major subjects, or
       – GCE ‘O’ level, GCSE or IGCSE and GCE ‘A’ level: altogether not less than five major subjects.
2.3 The student who graduated from New Zealand must complete Form 6 and have a certificate issued by New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) that shows study results of at least five major subjects.
         – The applicant must have a TOEFL-ITP score. Burapha University International College is a TOEFL-ITP testing center. Therefore, the applicant can apply to take the test at the college at http://buuic.buu.ac.th.

Apply online at
http://admission.buu.ac.th/

Required Application Materials

Statement of Purpose
A statement of purpose is required. It should be 500-600 words in length and written in English. Applicants should describe their aptitude and motivation to study at an international college. Applicants should also discuss their preparation for their chosen field of study as well as their future career goals. Applicants should be specific about why BUUIC would be a good intellectual fit for them.

English Proficiency Requirement
All applicants are required to submit an English Proficiency Score Report (e.g. TOEFL/ IELTS/ Certificate of Proficiency in English, etc.) If applicants do not submit an English proficiency score report, the admissions committee may let them demonstrate their English skills to show how the applicants meet the English requirement.

Applicant Photograph
The applicant’s photograph must show the head and the top of the shoulders only. The face must be centered on the picture, and with nothing can cover the face. The applicant’s eyes must be open and clearly visible. Applicants cannot wear sunglasses for the photograph. Applicants are required to upload the photograph as an image file (e.g. “jpg” or “png”.)

Identification Card or Passport
All applicants are required to upload an image file (e.g. “jpg” or “png”.) of their identification card or passport.  For a passport, the applicant must upload the pages that show the passport photograph, the passport number, the name of the issuing country, and the passport’s expiration date.  

Online Application Form
All applicants must submit an application using the university’s online form. The International Student Application form is available at [the URL for the form]. Applicant’s do not have to pay any application fees when using the online form.

How to Apply

Step 1 – Completing the Online Application Form
(1) Complete all relevant sections of the online application form and attach all required documents.
(2) Submit the completed online application form with the required documents.
(3) Only submit the application form ONE time. If an applicant submits the form multiple times, then the applicant’s admission decision will be delayed.

Step 2 – Selection Process
The program committee will review ALL applications once all of the online submission files are completed. Applicants will be informed as soon as possible if any additional information is needed.

Step 3 – Wait for a Response
Applicants will be informed of admission results via email. Successful international applicants will also receive a letter of acceptance which will be printed on the official letterhead of the university and signed by an officially authorized person from the University. The letter will provide information on the applicant’s chosen field of study, the name of school or faculty, the commencement date, the duration of study, and other important details. If an application is unsuccessful, the applicant will receive only an explanatory letter via email.

Step 4 – Applying for a Student Visa
Applicants must apply for a student visa at a Royal Thai Embassy or Consulate in the applicant’s home country. Applicants should be granted a non-immigrant: education class visa (also called a Non-ED visa). The Non-ED visa is granted by Thailand for study purposes. For more information about visa applications, please visit www.mfa.go.th.

Step 5 – Accommodations
Burapha University strongly suggests that applicants find a place to stay prior to arriving in Chonburi. BUU provides only a limited number of dormitory rooms on campus. Therefore, making reservations before arriving is highly recommended.

Step 6 – Arrival
Once applicants arrive at BUUIC, they should immediately go to the International Relations Office (IRO) on the 8th floor of the building called “Office of the President”. Alternatively, a program staff member will be available to assist applicants with getting settled, exchanging currency, opening a bank account, preparing for the Orientation Program, and preparing for the enrollment session.

Step 7 – Enrollment
According to Burapha University rules, all new students must officially enroll as a way to confirm their enrollment with BUU. This procedure is administered by the office of the registrar. Note that some programs may require students to take fundamental courses before the students can be officially enrolled with BUU.