Payap University

Payap University Ranking

country rank: 52
world rank: 5804

University Overview

Payap University is a non-profit private higher-education school situated in the suburbs of Chiang Mai, Thailand. It was founded in 1974. (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants). Payap University (PYU) is a small (Topuniversitieslist enrollment range: 5,000-5,999 students) coeducational Thai higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Protestant religion. It is officially recognized by the Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation of Thailand. Payap University (PYU) provides courses and programs in a variety of fields that lead to legally recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees. For further information, see the degree levels and fields of study matrix below from Topuniversitieslist. This 46-year-old Thai university has a rigorous admissions process based on students’ previous academic records and ratings. With an acceptance rate of 80-90 percent, this Thai higher education school is one of the least selective in the country. Students from all around the world are invited to apply for admission. PYU also offers students with a library, accommodation, sports facilities, study abroad and exchange programs, and administrative services, among other academic and non-academic facilities and services.

Payap University Ranking

University Identity

Name Payap University
Acronym PYU
Founded 1974
Motto Truth and Service
Colours Light blue

University Location

Address Superhighway Chiang Mai-Lampang, Road, Muang Chiang Mai 50000 Chiang Mai Thailand
Tel +66 (53) 851 478
Fax +66 (53) 245 353

Yearly Tuition Range

Undergraduate Postgraduate
1,000-2,500 US$ (750-1,800 Euro) 1,000-2,500 US$ (750-1,800 Euro)
2,500-5,000 US$ (1,800-3,700 Euro) 2,500-5,000 US$ (1,800-3,700 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate 80-90%
Admission Office Superhighway Chiang Mai-Lampang, Road, Muang Chiang Mai 50000 (53) 851 478 x241

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 5,000-5,999
Academic Staff 800-899
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Suburban
Religious Affiliation

Facilities and Services

Library Yes
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Not reported
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Not reported
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Not reported
Institutional Hospital Not reported


Memberships and Affiliations

Association of Southeast Asian Institutions of Higher Learning (ASAIHL) Association of Christian Universities and Colleges in Asia (ACUCA) Association of Private Higher Education Institutions of Thailand (APHEIT)

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