Suan Dusit Rajabhat University (Hua Hin Campus) is going to offer Thai students overseas courses at universities in China as a plan towards the upcoming ASEAN Community in the next 3 years.
According to the Director of SDRU (Hua Hin Campus) Dr. Suraphol Siriseth, the campaign on flood relief carried out by the university was successful thanks to a donation of 100,000 Baht from Thai and foreign tourists in Hua Hin and the university itself. This amount of money was already spent for 19 fiber glass boats which were recently given to schools and universities in the lower north and upper Central of Thailand where the floods occurred. The boats will be used should flooding hits the areas. Dr. Suraphol also informed that the SDRU (Hua Hin Campus) would offer a new educational opportunity for its students in the beginning of 2013. The University President Dr. Sirot Pholphanthin lately officiated the learning and teaching program for Thai students in China. The program will be carried out both in short-term and in 4-year bachelor degree courses.
Previously, the courses were launched as a pilot project and enjoyed huge success. In terms of short-term courses, Thai students will be able to study at Hu Nan University from 1 March to 30 April 2013, or at U-Chow University from 5 March to 4 May 2013, or at Kwang Zhi Teacher College from 7 March to 8 May 2013 and at Yu Zhi University from 11 March to 10 May 2013.
All of them concern mainly Chinese language and cost 38,500 Baht which includes an airplane round trip ticket, accommodation, textbooks and tuition fee. In case the students’ parents would like them to study for a bachelor degree, the Chinese government allows SDRU to send highschool students from Thailand who already completed grade 12 to study there without taking any Chinese speaking tests. The 4-year course costs 320,000 Baht altogether. 80,000 Baht will have to be paid each year for tuition fee and accommodation. For more information on the two courses, please contact tel. 081 852 4973 and 086 505 4505 before the end of this year so that the university will make a travel schedule. “It’s a good opportunity for Thai students who can enjoy higher education at Chinese universities because China is becoming more powerful in terms of world economy. Currently, Chinese is used as also a language of business negotiation, so knowing the language well will be advantageous. That’s why we promote Chinese communication apart from English for our students,” said Dr. Suraphol.