Mahidol University

Mahidol University


Brief information

Founded in 1888, Mahidol University is one of the most famous and prestigious universities in Thailand. QS Asian University Rankings 2009 rated Mahidol University as the best university in Thailand.

According to AbbreviationFinder, Mahidol University was originally a medical university and is now also known for its social and cultural studies programs. Altogether there are 16 faculties, 6 colleges and 8 research institutes at the university. International students can complete an English-language semester abroad at Mahidol University’s College of Management.

International students from more than 45 countries worldwide attend the university, which has very modern facilities. Particular value is placed on interactivity, for example the university is completely digitally networked, with a digital library, intranet and internet access, WLAN and network access on the entire campus and over 10,000 terminal computers.

  • Mahidol University website
  • Mahidol University College of Management website

University facts

Year of foundation: 1888

Type of university: State university

Number of Students: Total 27600, 18700 Undergraduate, 8900 Postgraduate, International 700


  • Ministry of Education Thailand

Academic year:

The academic year at the College of Management at Mahidol University is divided into three terms.

Study programs

  • semester abroad

International students have the opportunity to study as visiting students for one to three trimesters at the College of Management at Mahidol University and to take courses from the international master’s programs offered there. The instruction is in English.

The courses come from areas such as Human Resource Management, General Management, Entrepreneurship Management and other relevant subject areas.

  • Semester program of Mahidol University


  • Fall 2022

Tuition per course


Due to the teaching times, a maximum of 4 courses can usually be taken per trimester.


If you would like to study for one to three trimesters at the College of Management at Mahidol University, you should have successfully completed a bachelor’s degree in economics at the time of application. Work experience is also highly valued but not mandatory.

In addition, applicants must demonstrate a sufficiently good knowledge of English. This is usually done using a standardized language test such as the TOEFL or IELTS.

The language skills can be proven by one of the following test results or documents:

DAAD language test B2/C1 level
TOEFL (internet based) 79-80

The language certificate cannot be submitted later.


Studies/Courses in English – Postgraduate

  • Masters of Management
  • Master of Management in Corporate Finance
  • Master of Management in Entrepreneurship Management
  • Master of Management in General Management
  • Master of Management in Healthcare and Wellness Management
  • Master of Management in Innovation in Management
  • Master of Management in Leadership and Human Resource Management
  • Master of Management in Marketing and Management


The College of Management at Mahidol University (CMMU) is housed in the so-called “u-Building”, a multi-story modern office tower near the Phayathai campus. It is located at the north end of Bangkok’s Downtown Business District. The Phayathai Campus and the u-Building are therefore quite central.

The campus area has a size of 32 hectares. The buildings of the Phayathai campus mainly house medical institutes. In the immediate vicinity of the campus is the “Victory Monument”, a large roundabout, which is also a central stop for numerous bus lines and the BTS Skytrain.

In the wider area are some very popular shopping areas as well as cafes and restaurants. Mahidol University has other locations in Bangkok, where different departments are based.

  • Campus description of the College of Management at Mahidol University


Mahidol University offers accommodation, but you can also live off-site.

The following accommodation options are available:

  • student residence
  • Apartments on campus
  • Private apartments / hotels

The university city of Bangkok

Bangkok is the capital of the Kingdom of Thailand, the political, cultural and economic center of the country, the most important transport hub and has around 6.5 million inhabitants.

The city is located at the junction of the Indochinese and Malay peninsulas on the Chao Phraya River north of the Gulf of Thailand. Because of the tropical climate, it has an average annual temperature of 28.4 °C.

The city has over 400 wats, which are Buddhist temples and monasteries. The most important of them is Wat Phra Kaeo, which includes the “Emerald Buddha” and is highly revered throughout the country. Wat Phra Kaeo, the Grand Palace (Phra Borom Maharatchawong), Wat Mahathat and Wat Pho, the oldest and largest temple with the famous 46 meter long reclining Buddha statue, form the historic center of Bangkok on Rattanakosin Island. Another sanctuary is the Shrine of the City Pillar (Lak Mueang), which is located at the southeast corner of Sanam Luang Field and houses the foundation stone of the city laid by King Rama I.

Also worth seeing are the preserved canals (khlongs), including the River of the Kings (Chao Phraya), which ran through large parts of the city until the middle of the 20th century. Many of these old traffic routes were filled up for road construction. You can also see the National Museum, the largest of its kind in Southeast Asia, or relax in Lumpini Park, the largest in the city center. Those who want to see the Thai national sport Muay Thai (Thai boxing) can do so in two large and many smaller stadiums. For shopping, it is best to go to one of the large shopping malls, which are mainly concentrated on lower Sukhumvit Road, Silom Road and Siam Square.

Countless food stalls and street stalls on every corner provide particularly cheap food.

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