Bangsaen: Burapha University Tour

This is the second post in a series of three posts about Bangsean. The first post was Bangsean: Nearby Shopping and Traveling.  The third post will be titled “Bangsean: Tour of Main Street”.

The audience for this post is non-Thai students or faculty at Burapha University that need to find their way around the campus.  This information may also be useful for expats visiting or living in Bangsean.  This post is a visual tour of Burapha University in Bangsean.  The goal is to provide an article that non-Thai can print out and use to easily navigate the campus.  The Burapha University campus is pretty big and Thailand can get pretty hot so walking around aimlessly looking for a particular building can be frustrating.

Below is a map in English of Burapha University:

Burapha University Map in English

Below are pictures of where the various faculties and administrative organizations are housed.  Links to specific faculties that have English information on line is also provided here.  I will add more pictures over the next week or so.  I provide links to general information about Burapha University at the end of this post.  The number of the building on the map above is provided in parentheses.

Burapha University International College (41) – Pictures below

Burapha University International College Announcement

Admission to Undergraduate studies at International College 2011

International College Burapha University offers an International program
(all courses are taught in English).
The college is now opened for application for the academics year 2011. The details are as follows

Program offered

1. Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) concentration on:

1.1 Marketing

1.2 Management

1.3 Tourism and Hotel Management

1.4 Management Information Systems

1.5 Logistics Management

2. Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

2.1 Communication Skills for Human Resource Development

Admission requirement

1. National school system

1.1 Completion of Mathayom Suksa 6 or equivalent accredited by the Ministry of Education, or

1.2 Completion of Grade 12 from an International school accredited by the Ministry of Education.

2. Overseas school system

2.1 Completion of Grade 12 from the United State with a diploma and transcript.

2.2 Completion from the United Kingdom or a  school in  the  British system with a diploma or transcript that passed GCE “O” Level, GGCSE or IGCSE for major subjects.

Method of Selection

Interviewed by the committees of International College

Number of acceptance

Total 120 students (30 students in each subject area)

Documents for application:

1. Transcript

2. Three recent 1” photographs

3. TOEFL or IELTS results (if any)

4. A copy of a residential certificate

5. A copy of an identification card or passport

6. Medical records

Application Procedure

1. Email Admission

1.1. Download “Application Form” from and send it back to อีเมลนี้จะถูกป้องกันจากสแปมบอท แต่คุณต้องเปิดการใช้งานจาวาสคริปก่อน

2. Walk in Admission

2.1. Apply directly at Office of the Dean, 1st floor, International College, The Professor Dr. Suchart Upatham Building, before 10 August 2011.

Application fee is 200 Baht.

2.2. Summit the application form and documents to buuic(at)

3. Apply by mail

3.1. Please post your application and all documents to Office of the Dean, International College, The Professor Dr. Suchart Upatham Building, Burapha University, 169 Longhad Bangsaen, Thambon Saensuk, Amphur Muang, Chonburi, 20131 Thailand.

4. Application fee is non refundable.

Announcement for qualified candidate

Name of the candidate who is accepted to study at International College will be announced 5 days after the college has received his/her application at

Entrance Registration

See the announcement of qualified candidate.

Academic Calendar

10 August 2011 Fall Semester begins

Tuition Fees

Total cost of four-year full time enrollment = 490,000 Baht. The fee includes books, and Intensive English course (120 hrs.), Internet use, additional English courses, library access, computer facilities, selected study visit, student activities for student development and accident insurance. Non-degree seeking students can register for courses individually at 4,000 baht/credit hour.

 Central Library (36) – Picture above
 Computer Center (37) – Picture belowThis is where you can get your university password.  All campus universities require you to log in before you can use the computer.
Confucius Institute at Burapha University (80) – Picture above
Faculty of Fine Arts – Picture Below
 Faculty of Humanities and Social Science – Picture Above
 Faculty of Nursing – Picture Below
Faculty of Political Science and Law
 Faculty of Public Health – Picture Above
 Graduate School of Commerce -Picture Below
 Graduate Student Housing  – Picture Below
 Aquarium (2) – Picture Below
 Main Entrance – Picture Below

 QS1(42) – Picture Below This building is between the Main Library and the Burapaha International College and  has a large cafeteria and ATM machines for three different banks in the front.
 President’s Office (15) – Picture Below

 Faculty of Allied Health Sciences (6) – Picture Below

50th Anniversary Burapha University Building (25) below

The front of the 50th Anniversary Burapha University Building is the site for the outdoor graduation pictures and the university Christmas party.

Online Resources About Burapha University

Burapha University Official Website

Burapaha University on Wikipedia

Bangsaen: United Place Apartments

Bangsaen: Nearby Shopping and Traveling

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7 responses to “Bangsaen: Burapha University Tour

  1. I really like your posts about Bangsaen especially since I now live here.
    I have a question about the uni, do you know if there are any good spots to just sit down and study at the campus? I study over the internet but I find that it’s easier to concentrate on reading when I’m not at my house.
    Also, I found a map at the campus with both Thai and English on it. Took a picture of it and now I use it to cruise the campus and find my way around.

    • I kind of ran out of steam after the first post and the Burapha one is still in progress. I have no idea when I will get around to the main street one. I have a lead on a English map of the campus but not a Thai-English map which would be more useful. The campus is dotted with little coffee houses. I would say at least five. They are privately run and will appreciate your patronage. There is one in the library. There is one by the dorms. I think they might be a chain since they are pretty similar. Some of them have Western style sandwiches. The university run cafeterias only have Thai food, are big and noisy but the Thai food is cheap! Howver, the coffee houses and cafeterias are not really places sit for a long time and you will stand out if you do this. Students tend to sit outside for extended periods of time but Thailand is just too hot for me to do that. There is a collection of benches outside the Education cafeteria in which you can sit forever. I would say the best place to study in Bangsean is the food court at the top of Lamthong Mall. There is wireless, aircon! and as far as I can tell you sit there forever without being bothered.

  2. Ooops forgot to put the picture in the public folder, this link should work

  3. This is great information for foreigners living in this area! Good job. However, I am planning my exit strategy. I have had nothing but trouble here. Thailand has been tough.

    You know, I spent two years in Korea and was ready for a big change in the end of my contracts. I traveled to Thailand and searched for work almost 6 months before getting some in the middle of nowhere. I tried to apply my experience in classroom management and failed miserably. I figured it was the school and not the country and moved south to teach high school, hoping the students wouldn’t act like crazy people constantly.

    The high school students were significantly worse, with one of them hitting me in the face and then I got fired as a result of the altercation. I moved to another school in the same town, found myself finally going with the flow, relaxing and playing ball…only to get canned before the end of the semester to avoid paying me for the semester break and bothering with the paperwork for my work permit, which my agency never got around to giving me. Completely dishonest, stringing me along to believe that they had applied for my permit and that it was being processed. Crooks!

    Due to my Filipina fiancee living and working here, and that my savings is all dried up due to these periods of unemployment, I must attempt to take at least one last job somewhere – anywhere – in Thailand for at least another semester so that I have enough money to escape this accursed country. I hold no illusions. Thailand is the worst gig I’ve ever had. It makes me dream of the petty problems that I had in teaching English in Korea.

    I liked Thailand. But I liked it before I worked here. Even the first few months I lived here looking for work were okay, but literally the day I began to work here, I wanted out. I could handle it if I wasn’t paycheck to paycheck, or if I was a retiree, but as a 30 year old who has only done ESL post-college, I feel like Thailand is stealing not only my joy and happiness, but my future as well. Meeting my fiancee was the ONLY good thing about the past year. Everything else has transformed me from fresh faced young idealist to bitter old man.

    I’ll say it as frankly as possible. Thailand is a trap. That is all it is. I know some can get by better than I have and luck of the draw might give you a much better perspective, but I have nothing nice to say myself. DO NOT COME HERE UNLESS YOU HAVE A REALLY GOOD REASON TO.

    • Sounds like you have had a really rough ride in Thailand! I hope your job hunt works out! As you point out working in Thailand and coming to Thailand for vacation are two totally different things. People should keep that in mind before deciding to come to Thailand to work. I have done very well in Thailand but I have to admit dumb luck played a part. That plus 15 years in foreign countries has given me some multicultural communication skills not every expat has.

      One place I can recommend based on personal experience is Taiwan. I lived and worked there for 7 years! Maybe a little boring but very pleasant and the money is ok. I think the Taiwanese might be the second most honest people in Asia after the Japanese and thats really important when you work in a country. Rip offs of ESL teachers are very rare in Taiwan. Korea pays pretty well but the weather is harsh and as you must know hangwon rip offs do happen! I did one winter there and that was enough. Taiwan is not tropical like Thailand but what is called subtropical and in my opinion thats the weather you want. Japan used to be a fantastic place for work but nowadays just getting any kind of English job there is really, really hard. You have tons of expats with Japanese wives and fluent in Japanese and all sorts of qualification just trying to hang onto the jobs they have despite the economic downturn which just seems to go from bad to worse.

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