Admission Criteria

Applicants with any of the following qualifications are eligible to apply for ESL program:

  • High school graduation diploma (for degree courses continuation)
  • Middle school certificate completion (for non-degree courses)

Admission Procedure

Step 1

Submit all required documents on time by mail to

Admissions and Records Office
Asia-Pacific International University
P.O Box 4, Muak Lek, Saraburi 18180 Thailand

 To expedite the application process, please fax or email additional documents (not more than 2 Mb) to

Fax: 66-36-720764
Email: register@apiu.edu

Step 2

On receiving notification that all documents have been received and approved; an advance foreign student deposit will be requested. This advance deposit will be held in reserve in your account until you leave Asia-Pacific International University.

* Required deposit amount of 10,000 20,000 or 40,000 Baht depending on student’s home distance from Thailand.

Step 3

When the applicant’s financial arrangements have been approved, a letter of acceptance will be mailed in order for you to obtain the student visa. Prior to coming to Thailand, you will need a STUDENT VISA with SINGLE ENTRY.

Application Documents

A freshman applicant must submit the following documents before their application can be processed:

  1. A fully completed and signed Application Form. The AIU online application is available below this page.
  2. Certified copies of High School certificate of graduation from accredited schools/institutions.
  3. An official (or certified copy) academic transcript (for degree courses continuation).
  4. Two recommendation letters.
  5. A recent photograph (white background – applicant wear a white collared shirt)
    – 4 cm x 6 cm: 10 photos
  6. A copy of the passport: personal information page (International applicant).
  7. Copies of citizenship ID and registration of domicile (Thai applicant).
  8. A Medical Certificate (not required for short-term study).
  9. A copy of the Baptismal Certificate (SDA applicant only).
  10. Payment of non-refundable application: 300 Baht

Remark: where transcript and school certificates are not in English, attach an English translation notarized by an embassy and or another appropriate office (Ministry of Foreign Affairs) officially approved by the government.

Tuition and Fees

Southeast Asian Regional Students

The following schedule of charges is provided so that students who live within the territory of the Southeast Asian Union Mission of Seventh-day Adventists (the countries of Brunei, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam) can calculate the cost of education in advance and arrange to finance their study program. The rates are adjusted annually to reflect changing economic conditions in Thailand.

All prices are listed in Thai Baht.

Tuition (Regional Bursary Rate) 28,675
University Fee (per semester) 14,250
Language Lab (per semester) 2,500
Other Required Fees
Application and Exam Fee (once) 300
New Student Registration Fee (once) 1,500
Academic Bulletin (once) 300
Student ID card (once) 175
Boarding/Accommodation (per semester)
Dorm – Double occupancy (Fan room) 8,000
Dorm – Double occupancy (AC room) 10,500
Married Student Housing 18,000
Food/Cafeteria (minimum per semester)
Men 11,000
Ladies 10,000
Required Deposit
Damage Deposit (once) 2,000
Student Visa Services (per year) 6,500

 

Non-Regional Students

Students from countries beyond the regional countries of Southeast Asia previously named, details are available from the Admissions and Records office (register@apiu.edu) or use the Cost Calculator.

Others

  • Electricity charges are metered on an individual student room basis. Usage exceeding 100 Baht per month is charged to the rooms’ occupants.
  • Electricity charges for independent hot water units are metered and the charge is shared among the suite mates.
  • The married student housing charge does not include utility charges. Occupants should plan for charges for water and electricity usage.

Refundable Deposits

Certain deposits are required for security purposes. These deposits are refundable six working days after the time a student withdraws from the University and a financial clearance statement has been completed if there are no outstanding damage or loss claims that need to be settled.

Financial Arrangements and Terms of Payment

Students are required to obtain financial clearance from the Student Finance Office before or during registration. Without this financial clearance, students are not permitted to attend class. Payments can be made by way of draft, check, money order, credit card online payment, wire

transfer, interbank transfer and cash denominated either in Thai Baht or US dollars. Cash payments are made only at the Cash Receipts window.

Several payment options are available to meet the financial needs of students as follows:

  1. Payment of the full-year’s account in full during first semester registration. For this, a 5% tuition discount is granted. This 5% discount will be calculated on the total tuition for the year net of other tuition scholarships, subsidies or bursaries.
  2. Payment of the semester’s account in full upon registration.
  3. A payment plan that has been approved by the Student Finance Officer. This payment plan may not extend beyond the end of the semester or a student’s planned graduation date:
Amount Monthly Service Charge
0 – 10,000 Baht No Charge
10,001 – 15,000 150 Baht
15,001 – 20,000 200 Baht
20,001 – 25,000 250 Baht
25,001 above 300 Baht

 

Campus Work-Study Program

Asia-Pacific International University provides work opportunities to enable students to help finance their study. Work opportunities, however, are limited and in granting work assignments preference will be given to students who need work as part of their financial plan. The amount of work assigned depends on the student’s financial need as well as class load and academic performance. In general, ESL, Freshmen and Sophomores work on the grounds, cafeteria or plant services.

Admission Criteria

Regular admission is granted to students who have completed high school with a CGPA of 2.00 or equivalent, have demonstrated adequate proficiency in English and are mentally healthy and of good moral character. Students who have completed high school but have a CGPA of less than 2.00 will be given a provisional status. They will be granted regular admission status once they have achieved a CGPA of 2.00 or above at Asia-Pacific International University. Students who fail to obtain a CGPA of 2.00 after three semesters in the university will be asked to withdraw from the University.

Thailand

The academic criteria for admission to degree courses for residents of Thailand are based on the satisfactory completion of secondary school and the achievement of the Matriculation Certificate (M6) from an accredited school with a cumulative grade point average equivalent of at least 2.00 in a four-point system.

Admission of Students via High School Equivalency Exams

The university accepts high-school equivalency exams from applicants submitting IGCSE, GCE, GED, or IB official transcript and diploma.

Remarks: The submission of standardized or syndicated examination results such as IGCSE, GCE or GED should be submitted along with evidence of school attendance and the satisfactory completion of the normal required number of years of secondary schooling.

Admission Procedure

Step 1

Submit all required documents on time by mail to

Admissions and Records Office
Asia-Pacific International University
P.O Box 4, Muak Lek, Saraburi 18180 Thailand

 To expedite the application process, please fax or email additional documents (not more than 2 Mb) to

Fax: 66-36-720764
Email: register@apiu.edu

Step 2

On receiving notification that all documents have been received and approved; an advance foreign student deposit will be requested. This advance deposit will be held in reserve in your account until you leave Asia-Pacific International University.

* Required deposit amount of 10,000 20,000 or 40,000 Baht depending on student’s home distance from Thailand.

Step 3

When the applicant’s financial arrangements have been approved, a letter of acceptance will be mailed in order for you to obtain the student visa. Prior to coming to Thailand, you will need a STUDENT VISA with SINGLE ENTRY.

Application Documents

Freshmen Applicants

A freshman applicant must submit the following documents before their application can be processed:

  1. A fully completed and signed Application Form. The AIU online application is available below this page.
  2. Original or certified copies of High School certificate of graduation or school leaving certificate indicating the satisfactory completion of secondary or high school from accredited schools/institutions.
  3. An official (or certified copy) academic transcript for three years including the last year of high school.
  4. Two Recommendation Forms completed by persons qualified to give information on the applicant’s academic and personal qualifications.
  5. A recent photograph (white background – applicant wearing a white collared shirt).
    – Size 4 cm x 6 cm (Passport size) 10 photos
  6. A copy of passport: Personal page information (International applicant)
  7. Copies of citizenship ID and registration of domicile (Thai applicant)
  8. A Certificate of English Proficiency*:
    – International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with a minimum score of 5.0.
    – Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a minimum score of 500 – paper based, 173 – computer based, and 61- internet based.
    – Other equivalent
    *This English proficiency is considered to be adequate if an applicant’s “mother tongue” is English and/or the applicant has undertaken his/her secondary school studies in English medium for not less than four years.
  9. A valid and current Medical Certificate
  10. Payment of non-refundable application fee of 300 Thai Baht

Transfer Applicants

A transfer student must submit the required application materials before their application can be processed:

  1. A fully completed and signed Application Form. The AIU online application is available below this page.
  2. A certified copy of High School certificate of graduation from accredited schools/institutions.
  3. Official transcripts from all accredited degree-granting Colleges and Universities previously attended. An academic transcript is covering the entire period spent at university, including the most recent semester or academic term.
  4. Two recommendation letters.
  5. A recent photograph (white background – applicant wear a white collared shirt)
    – 4 cm x 6 cm: 10 photos
  6. A copy of the passport: personal information page (International applicant).
  7. A copy of ID and registration of domicile (Thai applicant).
  8. A Certificate of English Proficiency*:
    – International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with a minimum score of 5.0.
    – Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a minimum score of 500 – paper based, 173 – computer based, and 61- internet based.
    – Other equivalent
    *This English proficiency is considered to be adequate if an applicant’s “mother tongue” is English and/or the applicant has undertaken his/her secondary school studies in English medium for not less than four years.
  9. A Medical Certificate.
  10. Payment of non-refundable application: 300 Baht

Where transcript and school certificates are not in English, attach an English translation notarized by an embassy and or another appropriate office (Ministry of Foreign Affairs) officially approved by the government.

An applicant wishing to transfer to Asia-Pacific International University from another institution of higher learning should meet the general entrance requirements of the University and present their official transcripts at the time of application.

Tuition and Fees

Southeast Asian Regional Students

The following schedule of charges is provided so that students who live within the territory of the Southeast Asian Union Mission of Seventh-day Adventists (Brunei, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam), and other Asian countries (Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Indonesia, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka) can calculate the cost of education in advance and arrange to finance their study program. The rates are adjusted annually to reflect changing economic conditions in Thailand.

All prices are listed in Thai Baht:

Tuition (per credit hour) – Regional Bursary Rate 2,260
University Fees (per semester) 14,250
Laboratory Fee (per course, if required)
• Computer, Language, or Science Lab 1,000 – 1,500
Other Required Fees
• Application and Exam Fee (once) 300
• New Student Registration Fee (once) 1,500
• Academic Bulletin (once) 300
• Student ID card (once) 175
Boarding/Accommodation (per semester)
• Dorm – Double occupancy (Fan room) 8,000
• Dorm – Double occupancy (AC room) 10,500
• Married Student Housing 18,000
Food/Cafeteria (minimum per semester)
• Men 11,000
• Ladies 10,000
Required Deposit
• Damage Deposit (once) 2,000
Student Visa Services (per year)     6,500

Non-Regional Students
Students from countries beyond the regional countries previously named, details are available from the Admissions and Records office (register@apiu.edu) or use the Cost Calculator.

Others

  • Electricity charges are metered on an individual student room basis. Usage exceeding 100 Baht per month is charged to the rooms’ occupants.
  • Electricity charges for independent hot water units are metered and the charge is shared among the suite mates.
  • The married student housing charge does not include utility charges. Occupants should plan for charges for water and electricity usage.

Refundable Deposits
Certain deposits are required for security purposes. These deposits are refundable six working days after the time a student withdraws from the University and a financial clearance statement has been completed if there are no outstanding damage or loss claims that need to be settled.

Financial Arrangements and Terms of Payment
Students are required to obtain financial clearance from the Student Finance Office before or during registration. Without this financial clearance, students are not permitted to attend class. Payments can be made by way of draft, check, money order, credit card online payment, wire transfer, interbank transfer and cash denominated either in Thai Baht or US dollars. Cash payments are made only at the Cash Receipts window.
Several payment options are available to meet the financial needs of students as follows:

  1. Payment of the full-year’s account in full during first semester registration. For this, a 5% tuition discount is granted. This 5% discount will be calculated on the total tuition for the year net of other tuition scholarships, subsidies or bursaries.
  2. Payment of the semester’s account in full upon registration.
  3. A payment plan that has been approved by the Student Finance Officer. This payment plan may not extend beyond the end of the semester or a student’s planned graduation date.
Amount

Monthly Service Charge

0 – 10,000 Baht No Charge
10,001 – 15,000 Baht 150 Baht
15,001 – 20,000 Baht 200 Baht
20,001 – 25,000 Baht 250 Baht
25,001 and above 300 Baht

Financial Clearance
Financial clearance is required from the Student Finance Office for the following:

  1. Registration at the beginning of each semester and summer session.
  2. Before a student withdraws from the University.
  3. Before a degree, diploma, or transcript is issued.

Before a student leaves Asia-Pacific International University, clearance must be obtained from both the Registrar’s Office and the Finance Office. Forms specifically for this purpose are available from the Registrar’s Office.

Refunds
Students withdrawing from one or more courses during the semester may be eligible for refunds according to the following policy.

  1. 100% of tuition and regular/laboratory fees if withdrawal from one or more courses within two weeks of the commencement of the semester. 75% of tuition and regular/laboratory fees if withdrawing from all courses within two weeks of the commencement of a semester.
  2. 50% of tuition and regular/laboratory fees if withdrawal is within four weeks of the commencement of the semester.
  3. Unused dormitory and cafeteria fees may be refunded on a pro-rata basis; however, no partial month refunds will be granted.
  4. No refund of tuition or fees will be granted for withdrawals that occurs more than four weeks after the commencement of a semester or for withdrawals that are the result of disciplinary action.
  5. A signed request form or letter from the student and parent/guardian is required to initiate the procedure for any refunds. Requests must be submitted to the Student Finance Officer.

Accounts in Arrears

  1. If a continuing student owes any debt to the University from a previous semester, he/she will not be allowed to register until the full debt is repaid or satisfactory arrangements for the repayment of the debt have been made and formal financial clearance has been received from the Student Finance Office.
  2. Approximately two weeks before final examinations each semester, students whose accounts are in arrears must meet with the Student Finance Officer or the Vice President for Financial Administration and settle all outstanding debts with the University.
  3. Asia-Pacific International University will withhold all transcripts, diplomas, test scores, letters of completion, status letters and other official records until the student’s financial obligations to the University have been met.
  4. Graduating students must clear their accounts one week before graduation in order to be eligible to take part in graduation ceremonies.

Financial Assistance
The following forms of financial assistance are available to students who meet the necessary eligibility criteria:

  1. Southeast Asia Union Mission Scholarships. Students from Seventh-day Adventist families who live in the countries of the Southeast Asian Union Mission territory (the countries of Brunei, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam) are eligible for a scholarship offered by the Southeast Asia Union Mission of SDA. This scholarship meets approximately 10% to 25% of the chargeable expenses. Only full time students are eligible for this scholarship. Other special conditions must be met by students in order to maintain the scholarship on an ongoing basis. Details and application forms are available from your local Mission Office.
  2. Thailand Government Educational Assistance Loans may be available for Thai nationals who meet the specified criteria. Details and application forms are available from the Student Finance Office.
  3. Scholarships. A limited number of merit based scholarships may be available each year depending on availability of funding from donors.
  4. Campus Work-Study Program.

Admission Criteria

Applicants with any of the following qualifications are eligible to apply for the graduate studies program.

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Education (M Ed program), Business (MBA program), or other field from an accredited institution, with a CGPA of at least 2.5 on a scale of 4.0.
  • Evidence of adequate proficiency in English at a level equivalent to IELTS 5.5 or TOEFL 550 (Coursework level) or IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL 650 (Thesis level).
  • Good health both physically and mentally.
  • Good moral character and a willingness to order the student’s life in harmony with the aims, philosophy, and policies of the University.

Admission Procedure

Step 1

Submit all required documents on time by mail to

Admissions and Records Office
Asia-Pacific International University
P.O Box 4, Muak Lek, Saraburi 18180 Thailand

 To expedite the application process, please fax or email additional documents (not more than 2 Mb) to

Fax: 66-36-720764
Email: register@apiu.edu

Step 2

On receiving notification that all documents have been received and approved; an advance foreign student deposit will be requested. This advance deposit will be held in reserve in your account until you leave Asia-Pacific International University.

* Required deposit amount of 10,000 20,000 or 40,000 Baht depending on student’s home distance from Thailand.

Step 3

When the applicant’s financial arrangements have been approved, a letter of acceptance will be mailed in order for you to obtain the student visa. Prior to coming to Thailand, you will need a STUDENT VISA with SINGLE ENTRY.

Application Documents

Applicants must submit the following documents before their application can be processed:

  1. Completed and signed application for admission. The AIU online application is available at www.apiu.edu.
  2. Official transcript indicating the satisfactory completion of Bachelor’s degree or higher from all accredited Colleges and Universities.
  3. Certified copy of Bachelor’s degree diploma.
  4. CV and professional working experience in a field related to the area of intended study.
  5. Two (2) Recommendation letters.
  6. One recent photograph: 3×4 cm (white background).
  7. Copy of passport: personal page information (International applicant).
  8. A copy of ID and registration of domicile (Thai applicant).
  9. English Proficiency Scores:
    • IELTS scores of 5.5 or TOEFL score of 550 or above (Coursework track)
    • IELTS scores of 6.5 or TOEFL 650 or above (Thesis track)
  10. Payment of non-refundable application: 600 Baht.

Remark: Where transcripts, school certificates and medical certificates are not in English, they need to be accompanied by a certified English translation.

 

Tuition and Fees

The following schedule of charges is provided so that students can calculate the cost of education in advance and arrange to finance their study program. The rates are adjusted annually to reflect changing economic conditions in Thailand. All prices are listed in Thai Baht:

Tuition (per credit hour) 5,426
University Fee (per semester) 5,000
Other Required Fees
• Application and Exam Fee (once) 600
• New Student Registration Fee (once) 1,500
• Student ID card (once) 175
• Damage Deposit (once) 2,000

Applicants who plan to study full time on campus, please contact register@apiu.edu for more details.

Application Deadlines for Second Semester 2020-2021

International Applicant: Nov 30, 2020
International Applicant (residing in Thailand): Dec 11, 2020
Thai Applicant: Dec 11, 2020
MEd Program: Dec 11, 2020
MBA Program: Nov 30, 2020

Application Deadlines for Summer 2021

International Applicant: April 28, 2021
International Applicant (residing in Thailand): May 7, 2021
MEd Program: May 7, 2021
MBA Program: April 28, 2021

Application Deadlines for First Semester 2021-2022

International Applicant: July 7, 2021
International Applicant (residing in Thailand): July 30, 2021
Thai Applicant: August 5, 2021
MEd Program: July 21, 2021
MBA Program: July 7, 2021

1. Online Application

Online application ensures secure delivery to our office. When you are ready, please click the “Apply Now”. Application is not complete until all forms are submitted.

2. Mail Application

Applicants may send their application and supporting documents to:

Admissions and Records Office
Asia-Pacific International University
P.O Box 4, Muak Lek, Saraburi 18180, Thailand

3. Walk-In Application

On arrival at Asia-Pacific International University, applicants can fill out the application form at the Admissions and Records office and submit along with the required supporting documents and application fee.

Visa Information

Foreign students who wish to study in Thailand are required to apply for Non-Immigrant Education Visa (Non-ED Visa) at a Royal Thai embassy or Consulate, before coming to Thailand. In order to obtain such a visa a student will need a letter of acceptance from the university. Read more about passport and visa requirements on our FAQ (Passport and Visas) page.

Transfer Credits

Transfer Credits from Other Institutions

  • Transferred course content must be 75% equivalent to an Asia-Pacific International University (AIU) course which will be substituted.
  • Students must provide a catalogue, bulletin, or course outline from the previous college or university for each course they want to transfer.
  • Only courses with a minimum grade of “C” may be transferred.
  • Transfer credits will be recognized only after the student has completed at least 15 credits with a GPA of 2.00 or higher.
  • The total transferred credits shall not exceed 75% of the total credits for the degree program.
  • To graduate, a transfer student must meet the University’s residence requirements and complete at least 36 credits at AIU, including a minimum of 12 upper division credits in the major field of study and a minimum of 3 upper division credits in the minor field of study.
  • The transfer credit fee is 500 Baht per course.

Transfer of Credits Earned in Another Language

  • A maximum of 30 credit-hours may be transferred
  • Only courses with a minimum grade of “C” may be transferred
  • The transfer credit fee is 500 Baht per course.

Transfer of Credits from an International Program to a Thai Program

  • A minimum grade of “D” was achieved for general education/free elective courses
  • A minimum grade of “D+” was achieved for core courses
  • Transfer credits are not calculated in a student’s GPA, and shown at end of transcript
  • No transfer credit fee is charged

Approval for transfer of these credits is required from the Dean of Faculty, the Registrar, and the Vice-President of Academic Administration.
Note: transferred credits will not be calculated in a student’s GPA, but will be shown at end of the transcript.

 

Academic Calendar

Academic calendar 2019-2020 can be found here.

Special Services

Some academic services may or may not be needed by students and are therefore charged on an individual basis, as the service is required.

Service Required Price (Thai baht)
Academic Transcript for graduate 300
Add or Drop a Class Petition (per course) 50
Change of Major (per change) 300
Change of Faculty (per change) 500
Late Registration (per day) 100
Special Examination (per examination) 500-2,000
Transfer of Credit (per course) 1000
Privately Tutored Courses (3 times the tuition rate)