Requirements and Supporting Documentation

Undergraduate program applicants seeking to enter an MSU ‘Bachelor’s degree’ program must hold a High School Certificate/Diploma or equivalent to Mathayom 6 (Thai educational system), which is roughly equivalent to Grade 12 in the US system or year 13 in the British system.

Graduate ‘Master’s degree’ program degree-seeking applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree or equivalent from an accredited university.

Doctoral (PhD) degree-seeking applicants must hold a master’s degree or equivalent from an accredited university in a related field or area.

Applications for undergraduate and graduate programs must include the following:

For applicants currently in their final term of study, please submit an official letter from your school registrar affirming the expected date on which the qualification will be officially conferred.

For Doctoral (PhD) degree-seeking applicants currently in their final semester of a master’s program, please submit an official letter from your thesis supervisor affirming both the expected date of the thesis defense and/or completion of all requirements for the master’s degree and the date on which the degree will be officially conferred


  1. Completed Application Form: Applicants must submit a completed application form, which includes attachment of a passport-sized photograph where indicated in the form instructions.
  2. Application Fee Payment: Applicants residing within Thailand are required to pay an Application Fee of 900 Baht (payable in Thai currency, cash only) either in person or by an appointed representative at the International Relations Office located on the 3rd Floor of the President’s Building, Mahasarakham University main campus. Please note that applicants residing outside of Thailand are NOT required to pay the 900 Baht application fee at the time of application submission; however, payment of application fee will be required upon applicant’s arrival to the MSU campus to take up residence and begin studies. link
  3. Official Transcript(s): Undergraduate program applicants must submit an official (original) high school transcript while Graduate program applicants must submit official university/college transcripts. Please note that photocopies of transcripts are not acceptable and transcripts must include course grades.
  4. Proof of Graduation: Applicants must submit proof of graduation by submitting one of the following:
          a) High school or college/university issued graduation diploma/certificate or an official letter (original);
          b) a photocopy of diploma/certificate that has been certified or notarized by school office or public notary;
          c) an official (original) transcript indicating degree received and date of conferral.


  5. Proof of English Proficiency: Applicants whose native language is not English must submit an official TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score with their application. This test should be taken not more than five years before the application date. Please note that this requirement is waived for applicants who have obtained a degree from an institution where all their courses were taught in English with English being the official medium of instruction.
  6. Letters of Recommendation: All applicants must submit letters of recommendation (TWO for Undergraduate Program Applicants and THREE for Graduate Program Applicants) from persons familiar with the applicant’s academic work. Additionally,   for graduate student applicants, the letters should also include information regarding the applicant’s capacity for  research and writing of a post-graduate program.

    Doctoral (PhD) degree-seeking applicants should include one letter of recommendation from their master’s thesis supervisor and submit a copy of your master’s thesis or equivalent research paper with your application. An applicant who does not have a master’s thesis may (optionally) submit research papers that s/he wrote during their master’s candidacy. If the thesis/papers are in a language other than English, a detailed summary in English should be included. The summary should include the main argument and conclusion, research methods and analytical techniques deployed and descriptions of each chapter/section.

  7. Statement of Purpose: All applicants must submit a statement of purpose that gives a clear idea of the applicant’s study goals and capacity to pursue them and explain how the degree fits into the applicant’s career plans. For Graduate Program Applicants the statement of purpose should also clearly outline the applicant’s proposed dissertation topic, capacity to pursue it and in addition, how the degree fits into the applicant’s future career plans and goals.
  8. Proof of Financial Support: All applicants must submit evidence of sufficient financial resources in the form of an official bank statement and/or a letter of financial support. Students receiving a scholarship should provide a letter from the supporting organization showing details of support provided. Self-funding students must provide proof of their ability to support themselves financially for the duration of their study program. Anticipated cost of fees and living expenses for undergraduate program students would be approximately US$4,000 per year while graduate program students would be approximately US$6,500 per year.
  9. Proof of Health Insurance: In order to ensure students have access to health care at all times, Mahasarakham University requires all enrolled and exchange students to carry health insurance unless a student can provide evidence of comparable insurance coverage. Students unable to provide such evidence are required to purchase a local health insurance upon your arrival from a Mahasarakham University based insurance company.

Application documents and any supporting documents printed in languages other than English or Thai are required be translated into English and certified by a school official, an official agency, an embassy or consulate.


Application Procedures

  1. Online Application Submission: International Programs' Online Application is available for your convenience, apply now!
  2. Email Application Submission: Applicants can apply via Email by sending a completed application form (with required supporting documents) to
  3. Postal Application Submission: Applicants can apply by printing and mailing a completed application form (with required supporting documents) to the following address:

      Mahasarakham University
     Office of International Affairs, President Building
     Khamriang Sub-District, Kantarawichai District
     Maha Sarakham 44150 THAILAND

  1. Walk-In Application: Applicants can apply directly to the Office of International Affairs located on the 2nd  Floor of the President’s Building, Mahasarakham University Tel. +66 4375 4241


Application Deadlines

Undergraduate Students deadline Term 1 entry is 30 June,

Graduate students may submit their application at anytime. Accepted graduate program applicants may then commence study at any time of the year but official coursework will commence in August (Term 1) and January (Term 2) each year. (For Academic Year 2018)

Download application form ::
Mahasarakham University International Application Form