Exchange Programme

The student exchange programme is a great opportunity for exchange students to experience different knowledge, life, and culture in Thailand. It was initiated by the cooperation between Chiang Mai University and its partner universities. It aims to provide the prominent international programme at the undergraduate level as well as accept international students from around the world to study at Chiang Mai University.

Academic Calendar 2023– 2024

CMU has a TRIMESTER SYSTEM which consists of the first, the second, and the third (summer) semesters. Exchange students can choose either 1 semester or 1 academic year program. 1 Academic year includes the First and the Second Semester. They will join in with Thai and International students in classes taught in English.

SemestreNomination PeriodApplication PeriodClasses StartClasses EndGrades Announcement
First1 Jan –
1 Mar 2023
1 Jan –
1 Mar 2023
19 Jun 202312 Oct 202310 Nov 2023
Second1 Jun –
31 Jul 2023
1 Jun –
31 Jul 2023
13 Nov 20238 Mar 20245 Apr 2024


  1. GPA Requirement 2.50 on a scale of 4.00
  2. English Proficiency Qualifications:
    • Native English Speakers: exempted from English proficiency requirements
    • Non-Native English Speakers: must submit one of the following standard English language certificates
      • IELTS: 5.0
      • TOEFL: PBT/ITP: 500 (TOEFL ITP test must be conducted by the institution or centre accredited by the Institute of International Education (IEE)
      • CBT: 173
      • iBT: 61
      • TOIEC: 600

Note : The test must not be taken for more than 2 years.


The Faculty of Engineering currently provides three international programs which are Industrial Engineering and Logistics Management (IEL), Information Systems and Network Engineering (ISNE) and Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Project Management (MEPE). Exchange students can check out study plans and the curriculum at the link below.

Additionally, exchange students can study other international courses across the Faculty. To find more courses, please click >>> http://www1.reg.cmu.ac.th/registrationoffice/searchcourse.php

Grading System

GradeQuality Point
GradeQuality Point
FFailed/ Non-factorable

Minimum and Maximum Course Load per Semester

  • Maximum: 22 credits
  • Minimum: 9 credits

Student Visa Application

All foreign students must apply for a Non-Immigrant Education Visa (Non-ED Visa) in order to study in Thailand. In the application form, the applicants are required to fill in the address of the Royal Thai Embassy/ Consulate they wish to submit their visa application. Chiang Mai International Engineering School will provide them with supporting documents for the visa application all of which will be sent to the student’s address provided in the application form.

When students enter Thailand with a Non-ED visa, they will be granted 90 days duration of stay and not 1 year. Approximately 60 days after their arrival in Thailand, or 30 days before their student visa expires, they are required to submit their passport to Chiang Mai International Engineering School in order to first check the expiration date of their visa. Then, the necessary documents will be prepared for the visa extension.

Please note that some students may be given a shorter visa extension than one year depending on each student’s registration history, passport validity, etc.