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  • Locations: Bangkok, Thailand
  • Program Terms: Semester 1, Semester 2
  • Restrictions: ANU applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

Applications for this program are not currently open. If this is an ANU exchange program, you can view the next exchange program application opening dates and closing deadlines here.
Program Description:

Overview


Year in Asia is the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific’s (CAP) flagship program for overseas study, providing students with an opportunity to immerse themselves in the language and culture of their chosen country for up to 12 months.

Year in Asia requires students to focus at least 50% of their coursework on the language of their host country but also allows students the flexibility to build their own experience. Year in Asia aims to prepare students for a career engaged with Asia. Students should expect to return from their experience with a high level of language proficiency and a deeper understanding of the cultures and societies they have been living in. 

About Thammasat University


Thammasat University is Thailand's second oldest institute of higher education. Officially established to be the national university of Thailand on 27 June 1934, the university was originally named by founder Pridi Banomyong - The University of Moral and Political Sciences. 

The guiding philosophy of the university was "to teach students to love and cherish democracy". The university's name was shortened to its present by the Revolutionary Council. Nevertheless, Thammasat University has always been involved in Thai national politics, counting most Thai political leaders among its graduates.

Eligibility and Selection Criteria


In order to apply for Year in Asia students must meet the following criteria by the end of the semester they are applying in:
  • Be enrolled in a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Asian Studies, Bachelor of  Development Studies, Bachelor of International Relations, Bachelor of International Security Studies, Bachelor of Languages or Bachelor of Science;
  • Have a GPA of 5.0 or above;
  • Have completed a minimum of 48 units of study;
  • Have completed of 24 units from a relevant Asian language, with an intermediate level of language ability (see below for intermediate language definitions); and
  • A minimum of 12 units of study from completion of ASIA-coded courses.
Intermediate language ability is defined as the successful completion of the following ANU courses for Year in Asia: Applicants should preference 3 partner institutions in their application.

Student are recommended to have at least 6 units study remaining in their degree after completing their Year in Asia.

Please note that admission to the Year in Asia program is on a competitive basis. Where places are limited, students will be selected on academic merit.
 

Courses and Areas of Study


Year in Asia students will be enrolled at the Pridi Banomyong International College in the Thai Studies program. Students study within five clusters focusing on the social sciences, art and cultures, public health, development and migration. Students within the program are privileged to lectures and interaction with some of the country’s leading scholars. For more information about the Thai Studies Program, review the Pridi Banomyong International College page of the Thammasat University website.
 

Language of Instruction


English and Thai.

Credit Equivalencies


The equivalent of 24 units of credit at ANU is 15 credits at Thammasat. A study plan must be approved by ANU before students commence the program.

Accommodation


Students undertaking their international program at Thaprachan campus study and live in the historical area of Bangkok. On-campus housing is not available, but students live in nearby areas, travelling to campus by foot, bus or boat. Most of the housing that students accommodate is privately-owned apartments – these are well known to Thammasat University. There are various housing choices for students with costs ranging from 22,000-50,000 baht per semester).There are furnished and non-furnished options, which may or may not include air conditioning. Thammasat’s Office of International Affairs can assist you in finding accommodation by providing you with a list of options, varying in location and price.

Funding Opportunities


Engage Asia Travel Guarantee

The ANU College of Asia and the Pacific provides guaranteed financial support to students studying in Asia and the Pacific as part of their degree.

Scholarships

It's possible to hold more than one scholarship, bursary or grant at a time, so checking out all of the funding opportunities available to you is a good idea.

You may also be able to source some funding through our partner universities - they provide scholarships and grants to encourage you to choose them as your destination.

OS-HELP

OS-HELP is a Government loan scheme to assist eligible Australian students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place, who wish to undertake an overseas experience as part of their degree.
 

Travel and Other Costs


The costs of studying overseas vary greatly depending on your lifestyle and where you go. Major costs are your return airfare, accommodation and living expenses, which vary from country to country. Living and travel costs range from as little as $2000 in total for short-term international study programs, up to $2000 per month (more in some high-cost countries) for full semester or year programs. Some partner universities also require you to pay for health insurance, orientation or extra-curricular activities, so be aware that extra costs like these might pop up.
Indicative travel and living costs can be found on websites such as: For all ANU endorsed programs you continue to pay your fees to ANU, but you are exempt from paying tuition fees to the institution overseas. Often long-term overseas study will not cost much more than studying in Australia and it will give you an experience of a lifetime.

Participants will receive ANU travel insurance coverage for the duration of this program.
 

General Information for Mobility Programs


Students should ensure they have a passport that is valid for at least 6 months after the end date of the program (or as required by the country or host institution)

The CAP Student Centre is not able to provide visa advice, please refer to the relevant embassy or immigration department for advice about visas.
 

Enquiries


CAP Student Centre
M Block Demountable, between Menzies Library and China in the World
T: 6125 3207
E: cap.student@anu.edu.au


This program is currently not accepting applications.