There are two LEC pathways into Payap University undergraduate degree programs. These are via either the Intensive English Program to the International College at Payap University, or via the Intensive Thai Program into the native Thai undergraduate degree program.
Intensive English Program (IEP)
The Intensive English Program is a multi-level program, designed to improve English abilities in order to study an undergraduate or post-graduate program anywhere in the world. Students reaching Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) Level B2 are able to study in Payap University’s International College.
|General English||Academic English|
|IEP Level||Level 0||Level 1||Level 2||Level 3|
The table above shows the 4 levels of the IEP. It takes 180 hours to complete each level. Students who successfully complete the advanced level will have learned the skills they need to successfully study in English at university level.
The Oxford Online Placement Test is used to work out the applicant’s English level in order to place the student at the most beneficial level of instruction.
Admission Requirements For Undergraduate Programs in the International College include:
- Diploma from high school (grade 12, M6, or the result of an approved equivalency examination) GPA of at least 2.00
- If English is not a student’s first language, then that student must demonstrate sufficient knowledge of English (TOEFL 500 paper-based, 173 computer-based, 70 internet-based, or IELTS 5.0). (Note: Students exempt from English testing requirements are passport holders of Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States.)
- Students with a TOEFL score below 500 or an IELTS score below 5.0 are required to study full-time in Payap’s Intensive English Program until they pass the advanced level or score above a 500 on Payap’s English Entrance Examination (TOEFL format).
- Students within Thailand may submit a TOEFL or IELTS result or they may take the Payap English Admissions Test (PEAT).
More details of the admissions requirements for International College can be found here.
Intensive Thai Program
These study programs are for non-native speakers of Thai and are offered in module format. They range from Thai 1 (Beginner – basic listening and speaking) through to Thai 8 (Thai for academic and literacy).
Each course is 5 week (60 hour).
Thai 7 and Thai 8 emphasize listening and speaking for academic or for higher communication purposes. The course aims to develop learners’ ability in comprehending what they read and respond to it in a form of speaking or writing.
Successful completion of Thai 8 has allowed applicants access to the native Thai undergraduate degree program at Payap University.