About Payap Language Center

About Payap University

Payap university is located in Chiang Mai which is Thailand’s second largest city and considered by many as the cultural center of Thailand.

Payap University has a long history dating back to 1888 and was the first fully accredited private university in Thailand. Since then the university has continued to progress with new departments and faculties, including Payap University International College and the Language Enhancement Center.

Payap is a founding member of the Association of Private Higher Education Institutions in Thailand, and an active member of the Association of Christian Universities and Colleges in Asia, as well as the Association of Southeast Asian Institutions of Higher Learning.

Payap Brochure

View and download the English language version ofthe Payap Brochure here: Payap Brochure Online


Institutional accreditation and recognition at Payap University International College for undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs are given by both the Thailand Ministry of Education and the United States government Department of Education (DOE). Payap University is also an active member of The Association of Private Education Institutions of Thailand (APHEIT).

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Payap University International College

Payap University  International College  opened in 2003 when it started its Bachelor’s Degree program. It now boasts a full range of undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs. These programs have been approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) of the United States of America to offer degree programs to eligible American veterans. American veterans can use their Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits to study abroad in Thailand.

The purpose of the Intensive English Program is to prepare non-native speakers of English to study in the International College undergraduate programs.


International Students at Payap University

Payap University Chapel

Payap University Chapel

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