Mahidol University has its origins in the establishment of Siriraj Hospital in 1888 by His Majesty King Chulalongkorn (Rama V), and the hospital’s medical school is the oldest institution of higher learning in Thailand, granting its first medical degree in 1893.
For over three decades, Mahidol University has been providing quality liberal arts education to students from around Thailand and the world.
Contributing to the university’s continual pursuit of research excellence, Mahidol University International College (MUIC) strives to engage high-potential researchers, support multi-disciplinary investigations, and facilitate international collaborations. As the unit responsible for implementing these strategies of the college, the Research Promotion and Management Section (RPM), awards generous research grants, presentation funds, and product rewards to all faculty and staff members. We also organize events such as research seminars and training workshops, as well as provide consultations regarding academic advancement.
The MUIC Career Development Unit assists MUIC students in deciding on possible career paths by providing the tools and information required on the way to graduation and that first job. More specifically, the Unit offers (1) one-on-one advising, (2) employment and internship fairs, (3) programs and workshops designed to facilitate prospective careers, (4) mock interviews and (5) job postings through social media.
Affordable housing is widely available both off and on campus, including shared housing, private flats or condos, and boarding houses. Mahidol University has several dormitories for local and international staff and students. Moreover, affordable off campus housing is also widely available near all campuses. In general, average monthly rent is about 5,000 – 6,000 THB for a 20-30 square meters furnished single room with air conditioning, bathroom and perhaps a balcony. Many apartments require an advance deposit of one or two months’ rent and utility bills are extra. Most apartments will add a surcharge to the basic electricity bill.
The library is a leading international organization. Supports education, research, and academic services to internal and external personnel by using information technology, promotes and cooperates in the exchange of information with domestic and foreign academic networks.
Mahidol University students eligible to use health care services and hospitals throughout Mahidol University campus. The students must show student card with identification card (or passport for foreign students) when they use health care services.
Cycling is encouraged as a means for people to commute around campus and in support of the university’s policy to improve the quality of life of its staff and students’. Therefore, bicycles are provided to rent free of charge.
The Sports Club is part of the MUIC Health Education Program. Competitions are organized between different leagues during the academic year. Normally, a team will practice two to three times a week. There are three different sports activities at MUIC: Soccer, basketball and volleyball. Try-outs for newcomers are held every trimester. In the second trimester several league matches are held while the third trimester features the International Sports Competition and the Freshy Games.
One of the major responsibilities of the MUIC Student Association is supervising its satellites of student clubs. By participating in extra-curricular activities, students not only cultivate their personal communication, team-building and leadership skills but also contribute to the development of the college and the greater community.