About Chulalongkorn University

Chulalongkorn University was ranked Thailand’s top university and 43rd in Asia by the QS Asia University Rankings 2021.Its main mission is to be the center for academic learning and professional excellence. Through the pursuit, development, dissemination and application of knowledge, Chulalongkorn University works to educate students with professional know-how and research skills, as well as preserve the arts, culture, and values.

A Brief History

Founded in March 1917, Chulalongkorn University is Thailand’s first institution of higher learning. From 1930s to 1950s, the university focused on the improvement of undergraduate education. Later, the university established the Graduate School followed by numerous research centers and institutes.Over the century, the university has continuously worked for excellence in education and research.

General Information

Chulalongkorn University is structured into 21 academic units, with 20 international programs, ranging from science, business, to arts & humanities field. The school also provide exchange student program in cooperation with partner universities from around the world.


Six popular courses

ISE (Engineering)

International School of Engineering Chulalongkorn University provides 4 academic branches: Automotive Design and Manufacturing Engineering (ADME), Aero Space Engineering (AERO), Information and Communication Engineering (ICE), Nano Engineering (NANO), and Robotics AI. All ISE students are also encouraged to participate in the Student Exchange Program in foreign countries and at universities that best meet their long-term professional interests.


The Faculty of Medicine at Chulalongkorn University, located in Bangkok, Thailand, is one of the country's leading medical institutions. It is renowned for its excellence in medical education, research, and healthcare services. The faculty offers a wide range of medical programs and is a hub for cutting-edge medical research and innovations in the region.

BALAC (Language and Culture)

BALAC is Chulalongkorn University’s flagship global liberal arts program and Thailand’s first cultural studies program. BALAC has focused on teaching Cultural Studies in English along with foreign language competence. The curriculum has expanded , putting stronger focus on practical education, offering students with learning opportunities to get an edge in today’s global workplace. 


The Faculty of Dentistry at Chulalongkorn University is a renowned institution in Thailand for dental education and research. It offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral programs in dentistry, orthodontics, oral and maxillofacial surgery, and other dental specialties. With a commitment to excellence, it plays a pivotal role in producing skilled dental professionals and contributing to the advancement of dental healthcare in Thailand and beyond.

JIPP (Psychology)

The Joint International Psychology Program (JIPP), offered by Chulalongkorn University in conjunction with the University of Queensland (UQ, Australia), is an innovative four-year program in Psychology. Students will learn the general approaches to psychology in their first two years. In the third and fourth year, students will develop deeper into the field of behavioral neuroscience at the University of Queensland

INDA (Architecture)

This four-years architectural program has a core curriculum providing essential instruction in design and communication, history and theory, and architectural construction and environmental technology courses. Although architecture is its principal topic of study, INDA aims to show how architecture connects to other disciplines, such as landscape architecture and urban design.