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Chulalongkorn University
จุฬาลงกรณ์มหาวิทยาลัย (จุฬาฯ)
Phra Kiao.svg
emblem of Chulalongkorn University
Former names
Royal Pages School, Civil Service College of King Chulalongkorn
Type Public
Established March 26, 1917
President Prof. Bundhit Eua-arporn, Ph.D.
(บัณฑิต เอื้ออาภรณ์)
Students 36,199
Undergraduates 22,575
Postgraduates 10,384
Location ,
13°44′18″N 100°31′57″E / 13.73826°N 100.532413°E / 13.73826; 100.532413
Campus Urban
Symbolic tree Rain tree
Colours      Pink
Affiliations ASAIHL, AUN, APRU

Chulalongkorn University (Thai: จุฬาลงกรณ์มหาวิทยาลัย) is the oldest university in Thailand. It has been ranked as the number 1 university in Thailand. It is in Bangkok (the capital city of Thailand). It was founded in 1917. Currently, there are about 30,000 students. The name of the university comes from the name of one of the kings of Thailand, Chulalongkorn (Rama V).


  • In the QS Asia University Rankings 2016. Chulalongkorn has been ranked as the top Thai university and ranked 45th in Asia
  • In the QS World University Rankings 2016/17. Chulalongkorn was ranked the 1st in national rankings and ranked 252nd in the world
  • In the Center for World University Ranking or CWUR, Chulalongkorn was ranked the 1st in national rankings and 320th in world rankings in 2016, considered by alumni, researches, quality of curriculums and instructors.
  • In the Round University Ranking. Chulalongkorn was ranked the 1st in national rankings and ranked 424th in the world.
  • In the CWTS Leiden Ranking 2016. Chulalongkorn was ranked the 1st in national rankings and ranked 432nd in the world.
  • In the THE World University Rankings 2016. Chulalongkorn was ranked 601- 800 in the world.
  • In the SCImago institutions Ranking, which ranks international researches of universities. Chulalongkorn was ranked 475th in World rankings in 2016, up six places from last year.
  • In the U.S. News. Chulalongkorn was ranked 579th in the world. considered by the university's reputation, medium, citations, international cooperation, quantity of PhD students, etc.
National Ranking
QS Asia (2016) 1
QS World (2016) 1
QS GER (2017) 1
CWUR (2016) 1
RUR (2016) 1
CWTS (2016) 1
THE World (2016) 2
SIR (2016) 2
Nature Index (2016) 1
U.S. News (2016) 2
UI Green Metric (2015) 1
QS Asia (2016) 45
QS World (2016) 252
QS GER (2017) 151-200
CWUR (2016) 320
RUR (2016) 424
CWTS (2016) 432
THE World (2016) 601 -800
SIR (2016) 475
U.S. News (2016) 579
UI Green Metric (2015) 30

QS World University Ranking by Subject 2016

World rank Subject
51 – 100
  • Chemical Engineering
101 – 150
  • Modern Languages
  • Chemistry
  • Accounting & Finance
151 – 200
  • Business & Management
  • Linguistics
  • Civil & Structural Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical, Aeronautical & Manufacturing Engineering
  • Medicine
  • Pharmacy & Pharmacology
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Geography
  • Materials Sciences
201 – 300
  • Computer Science
  • Biological Sciences
  • Economics & Econometrics
301 – 400
  • Mathematics

27 subjects that CU tops in the country's list includes:

Arts & Humanities

  • Anthropology
  • English Language & Literature
  • History
  • Modern Languages
  • Linguistics
  • Philosophy

Engineering & Technology

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical, Aeronautical & Manufacturing Engineering
  • Mineral & Mining Engineering

Life Sciences & Medicine

  • Biological Sciences
  • Dentistry
  • Psychology
  • Veterinary Science

Natural Sciences

  • Physics & Astronomy
  • Mathematics
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Earth & Marine Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Materials Sciences
  • Geography

Social Sciences & Management

  • Accounting & Finance
  • Communication & Media Studies
  • Social Policy & Administration
  • Economics & Econometrics
  • Politics & International Studies

9 subjects that CU comes in second on the country's list includes:

Arts & Humanities

  • Architecture / Built Environment

Engineering & Technology

  • Engineering – Civil & Structural

Life Sciences & Medicine

  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Pharmacy & Pharmacology

Social Sciences & Management

  • Education
  • Business & Management
  • Sociology
  • Statistics & Operational Research

3 subjects that CU ranks third in the country's list includes:

Arts & Humanities

  • Performing Arts

Social Sciences & Management

  • Development Studies
  • Law

Other Rankings

  • QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2017 indicates the impressive alumni outcomes or the strongest reputation among employers. Chulalongkorn University has been ranked as Number 1 in Thailand and 151-200 in the World.[22]
  • In the Nature Index, the affiliations of high quality scientific articles. Chulalongkorn was ranked the 1st in Thailand in 2016.
  • In the UI Green Metric, Chulalongkorn was ranked the 1st in national rankings and the 30th in world rankings. considered by Setting and Infrastructure, Energy and Climate Change, Waste, Water, Transportation and Education.
  • The Webometric ranking indicates quantity and quality is the university's medium, considered by being searched by search engines, online documents and citations in Google Scholar. Chulalongkorn was ranked 407th in the world.

International Programs

International Programs offered at Chulalongkorn University


Faculty/College/School Degree Calendar System Programs
Architecture B.Sc. Semester Architectural Design
B.A. Semester Communication Design
Arts B.A. Semester Language and Culture
Commerce and Accountancy B.B.A. Semester Accounting
B.B.A. Semester International Business Management
Communication Arts B.A. Semester Communication Management
Economics B.A. Semester Economics
Engineering B.Eng. Semester Aerospace Engineering
B.Eng. Semester Automotive Design and Manufacturing Engineering
B.Eng. Semester Information and Communication Engineering
B.Eng. Semester Nano Engineering
Psychology B.Sc. Semester Psychological Science
Science B.Sc. Semester Applied Chemistry


Faculty/College/School Degree Calendar System Programs Faculty/College/School Degree Calendar System Programs
Allied Health Sciences M.Sc./Ph.D. Semester Food and Nutrition Nursing Ph.D. Semester Nursing Science
Architecture M.Arch. Semester Architectural Design Pharmaceutical Science M.Sc./Ph.D. Semester Pharmaceutical Technology
Arts M.A./Ph.D Semester Thai Studies M.Sc./Ph.D. Semester Social and Administrative Pharmacy
Commerce and Accountancy M.M. Semester International Business Management Ph.D Semester Pharmaceutical Care
M.Sc. Trimester Finance Political Science M.A. Trimester International Development Studies
M.Sc. Trimester Financial Engineering M.A. Trimester Governance
D.B.A. Semester Business Administration (Management/Finance/Marketing) Science M.Sc./Ph.D. Semester Computer Science and Information Technology
Ph.D. Semester Information Technology in Business M.Sc. Semester Food Science and Technology
Ph.D. Semester Quantitative Finance M.Sc. Trimester Petroleum Geoscience
Communication Arts M.A. Semester Strategic Communication Management Graduate School Grad.Dip. Semester Fashion Business
Dentistry M.Sc. Semester Esthetic Restorative and Implant Dentistry M.A. Semester Cultural Management
Ph.D. Semester Dental Public Health M.A./Ph.D. Semester English as an International Language
Economics M.A. Trimester Business and Managerial Economics M.A./Ph.D. Trimester European Studies
M.A. Trimester International Economics and Finance M.A./Ph.D. Semester Environment, Development, and Sustainability
M.A. Trimester Labour Economics and Human Resource Management M.Sc./Ph.D. Semester Hazardous Substance and Environmental Management
M.Sc. Trimester Health Economics and Health Care Management M.A. Semester Korean Studies
Ph.D. Trimester Economics M.A. Trimester Russian Studies
Education Higher Grad. Dip. Semester Higher Education Management M.A. Semester Southeast Asian Studies
M.Ed. Semester Teaching English as a Foreign Language Ph.D Semester Agricultural Technology
Engineering M.Eng Semester Engineering Management Ph.D Semester Logistics Management and Supply Chain Management
M.Eng Semester Petroleum Engineering Ph.D Semester Nanoscience and Technology
M.Eng Semester Georesources and Petroleum Engineering Public Health Sciences M.P.H./Ph.D. Trimester Public Health
D.Eng. Semester Civil Engineering M.Sc./Ph.D. Trimester Public Health Sciences
Law LL.M. Trimester Business Law SASIN M.B.A./M.Sc./Executive Module Business Administration
Medicine M.Sc. Semester Health Development Grad.Dip./M.Sc. Module Human Resource Management
M.Sc./Ph.D. Semester Medical Sciences Ph.D. Quarters Business Administration (Finance/Marketing)
M.Sc./Ph.D. Semester Clinical Sciences Petroleum and Petrochemical M.S Semester Petroleum Technology
Ph.D. Semester Biomedical Sceince and Biotechnology M.S./Ph.D. Semester Petrochemical Technology
M.S./Ph.D. Semester Polymer Science


Research Scholarships

  • The 90th Anniversary of Chulalongkorn University Scholarship
  • CU.Graduate School Thesis Grant
  • Overseas Research Experience Scholarship for Graduate Student
  • Overseas Academic Presentation Scholarship for Graduate Students
  • Overseas Academic Presentation Scholarship Option II for Graduate Student's and Postdoctoral Fellow's Publication
  • Domestic Academic Presentation Scholarship for Graduate Student
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship

Education Scholarships

  • The 100th Anniversary Chulalongkorn University for Doctoral Scholarship
  • H.M. the King Bhumibhol Adulyadej's 72nd Birthday Anniversary Scholarship
  • Thainess Study Schorlarship for Graduate Students
  • 60/40 Support for Tuition Fee
  • Teaching Assistant Scholarship
  • Research Assistant Scholarship
  • Tuition fees Scholarship for Master to Doctoral
  • ASEAN Scholarship
  • Scholarship for International Graduate Students

for more details see Graduate School, Chulalongkorn University.

Living in University

Normally, this university spends 4 years for studying the same as other universities but Faculty of Education, and Faculty of Architecture spends 5 years for studying. While Faculty of Veterinary Science, Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Faculty of Dentistry spends 6 years.

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