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Mahidol University (International College)


Mahidol University is a public research university in Bangkok, Thailand. The institution was originally established in 1888 as School of Medical Practitioners, Siriraj Hospital and reorganised in 1943 as University of Medical Sciences.

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Bangkok is the capital and the most populous city of Thailand. It is known in Thai as Krung Thep Maha Nakhon or simply Krung Thep. The city occupies 1,568.7 square kilometres in the Chao Phraya River delta in Central Thailand, and has a population of over eight million.

Bangkok is one of the world's top tourist destination cities. Bangkok's multi-faceted sights, attractions and city life appeal to diverse groups of visitors. Royal palaces and temples as well as several museums constitute its major historical and cultural tourist attractions. Shopping and dining experiences offer a wide range of choices and prices. The city is also famous for its dynamic night-life.

Course Workload: A normal full-time workload at Mahidol is 16 credits per trimester.

The Academic Year at Mahidol University International College has three trimesters -
Trimester 1: mid-September until early December
Trimester 2: early-January to early-April
Trimester 3: late-April to late-July
MUIC academic calendar.

The minimum enrolment is three subjects or 12 credit units per trimester and the maximum enrolment is four subjects or 16 credit units per trimester. Adelaide students applying to MUIC for exchange in Adelaide's Semester 2, should ensure that they can receive a minimum of 9 units Adelaide credit towards their Adelaide degree from just one Trimester at MUIC. Adelaide students applying to MUIC for exchange in Adelaide's Semester 1 may have access to Trimester 2 and Trimester 3. Students should check Trimester 3 dates to ensure that they don't clash with their Semester 2 start dates at Adelaide.

Exchange students are unable to enrol in research project classes (sciences).

For more information, see the Mahidol University International College Academic GuideLink to external website

Credit Approval (Post-Decision Phase): Prior to departure for exchange, it is recommended that exchange students seek credit approval, in GLAS, from their Adelaide Faculty for more courses than they intend to complete on exchange. It is likely that course offerings won’t be finalised until shortly before arrival or upon arrival at your exchange destination. Students need to have flexible back up options in the case that the courses they are wanting to undertake are not offered.

If, after initial approval in GLAS, further changes are required, these can be presented via an email to your Adelaide Faculty. Students should be aware of the implications of not having back up courses in the event their preferred courses are not available.

For more information about the housing service at Mahidol University see the Exchange and Visiting Student Handbook, accessible at the Inbound International Students pageLink to external website

For more information, see the Mahidol University's  Student Life GuideLink to external website

For important information, see the Mahidol University Exchange Student GuideLink to external website

Visa Information: Study Overseas is not legally permitted to provide advice relating to visas. For further information, contact the relevant embassy or consulate. Please do not ask Study Overseas to assist with your visa application. We recommend that you go to the Smart Traveller websiteLink to external website  for links to your appropriate Consulate or Embassy.

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