Chiang Mai University


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Chiang Mai University History

Chiang Mai University also known as CMU is a public research university located in Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai Province in Thailand. The university was established in 1964 and is the first higher education institute in northern Thailand. The university presently enrolls over 35,000 students and employs 2000+ staff.

Chiang Mai University Programs, Courses, and Schools

Chiang Mai University offers a wide range of programs across 20 faculties. The faculties are Faculty of Agriculture, Faculty of Agro-Industry, Faculty of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Science, College of Arts Media and Technology, Faculty of Associated Medical Sciences, Faculty of Dentistry, Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Nursing, Faculty of Pharmacy, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Faculty of Business Administration, Faculty of Economics, Faculty of Education, Faculty of Fine Arts, Faculty of Humanities, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Political Science and Public Administration, Faculty of Social Sciences, and Faculty of Mass Communication.

Chiang Mai University is also home to three research institutes and two non-university schools catering to the academic community as well as language learners and school students. They are Energy Research and Development Institute-Nakornping (ERDI), Research Institute for Health Sciences (RIHES), Social Research Institute (SRI), Language Institute (LICMU), and Chiang Mai University Demonstration School.

Chiang Mai University Campuses

Chiang Mai University has four campuses – Suan Sak Campus, Suan Dok Campus, Mae Hea Campus, Si Bua Ban Campus. The campuses spread over an area of 3490 acres and houses over 18 halls of residence on-campus which provides accommodation facilities to local and international students.

Chiang Mai University’s main campus houses the graduate school, all of the campus resource facilities and services, and major sports facilities in addition to the Ang Kaew Reservoir which allows students to relax and unwind. The Suan Dok campus is home to the largest teaching hospital in Thailand. All the campuses offer shops, dedicated info centers, and shopping facilities to the students.

Chiang Mai University Achievements

Chiang Mai University is ranked 67th in Asia by the QS World University Rankings, and 3rd in academics and 5th in research in the country according to Thailand Office of the Higher Education Commission.

Chiang Mai University has produced country’s Prime Ministers and various people who hold or have held prominent positions in the government, industry, and business. Many of the university staff has won accolades at national and international conferences and seminars.

Chiang Mai University USP

Chiang Mai University has a high acceptance rate and offers CMU Presidential Scholarship to deserving students to assist with tuition fee and living costs.

Chiang Mai University also offers International Programs for students willing to study abroad in a prestigious university. The university research centres also carry a high reputation in the country.

Chiang Mai University Notable Alumni

Yingluck Shinawatra (28th Prime Minister of Thailand), Chaturon Chaisang (Deputy Prime Minister from 2002–06), Suthep Thaugsuban (Deputy Prime Minister from 2008–11), and Apirak Kosayothin (14th Governor of Bangkok).

Chiang Mai University Application Requirements


IELTS score requirements

A strong proficiency in the English language is essential for admission into universities in Thailand. To be able to get a successful admission in Chiang Mai University in Thailand students need to complete IELTS with a minimum score of 5.5.

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Chiang Mai University Cost of studies


Undergraduate: THB 130,000

Fees may vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific fees.

Chiang Mai University Deadlines

Bachelors: Deadlines may vary for each program. Please visit the program page for specific deadlines.

Masters: Deadlines may vary for each program. Please visit the program page for specific deadlines.

Chiang Mai University Rankings


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251 -300
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251 -300
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