Khon Kaen University


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Khon Kaen University History

KhonKaen University is a public university in Thailand. It was the first university was founded in northeastern Thailand and it is the oldest university and largest university in the region. The University was established in the year 1966.

Khon Kaen University Programs, Courses, and Schools

KhonKaen University offers 105 undergraduate programs, 129 master’s programs and 59 doctorate programs. The University also offers a certification course for the students. The University 18 faculties and 4 colleges. The University has more than 2,075 administrative staff and 34,382 undergraduate students and postgraduate students.

Khon Kaen University Campuses

KhonKaen University is a wide and located in KhonKaen, Thailand. The University provides numerous facilities for students like they have a library for students, transportation facilities. The University also has creative space on campus like Natural history museum, KhonKaen University Park, Innovation Hub, Art and culture, maker space and have sports complex.

Khon Kaen University Achievements

KhonKaen University was awarded for Outstanding International Cooperative Education at the 10th Thailand Cooperative Education in 2019. The University was also awarded for 8th National Anti- Corruption Commission Integrity award remarking its transparent management. In 2012, the University was honored for Golden Research Presentation Award at Thailand Research Expo 2012, by the National Research Council of Thailand.

Khon Kaen University USP

KhonKaen University was ranked 801 by World University Ranking and 148 by Asia University Ranking in 2019. In 2019, it was ranked 1001+ in Times Higher Education and 251 in Asia Ranking. It also ranked 744 in Leiden Ranking in 2019 and 261 in Asia Ranking in 2019. The University ranked first in Thailand under the Social Impact ranking in 2019 by the Times Higher Education and came 101th to 200th of the world.

The University also provides Scholarship for Bachelor’s students. It always has been emphasis to its motto of Knowledge, Virtues, Wisdom”.

Khon Kaen University Notable Alumni

SomsakKiatsuranont (Thai Politician), Apichatpong Weerasethakul (Thai film director), SurapongTovichakchaikul (Political leader), RueangritSiriphanit (Thai singer), SukollawatKanarot (Thai actor).

Khon Kaen 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 Khon Kaen University in Thailand students need to complete IELTS with a minimum score of 5.5.

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Khon Kaen University Cost of studies


Undergraduate: THB 100,000
Fees may vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific fees.

Khon Kaen University Deadlines

Bachelors: September 1

Masters: September 1

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

Khon Kaen University Rankings


US News
801 -1000
Times Higher Education
GTU Rank


US News


US News
251 -300
Times Higher Education


Emerging Economies
251 -300
Times Higher Education
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