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If you are thinking to join us at KMUTT, either as an undergraduate or a postgraduate, this page will contain the necessary information to help you make your decision.



A person who has not been enrolled in any regular program of King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi but has been permitted to study in some course or training program offered by the university. After the completion of the study or the training program, the such student will receive a transcript or a diploma certificate. He/she can keep result of the evaluation of the course or training program in the ‘Credit Bank” up to 5 years. 




Academic internships allow students to combine a credit-bearing independent study with outside, non-paid work experience during the fall or spring semester.


Generally, the second or third year students have to attend an internship in order to complete their course studies. Typically, they will undertake an internship either part-time during such semester or full-time in a summer session with the duration varies from 6 –10 weeks, but can be shorter or longer. An internship can be referred to as “work experience” or “industry experience” to attain professional experience or an industrial training. During this period students are expected to use the things they learned and put them into practice. This practical experience will base upon student’s academic background, while providing a jump start to their career and hands-on experience. This way student gains not only work experience in their field of study but also to determine if they have an interest in a particular career, create a network of contacts, or gain school credit. An internship provides the best of both practical experience and personal development that will go along way for your career path and job prospects.


Looking for internship at KMUTT? Search our directory to find the best internship for you, or you may contact International Affairs Office as the entrance gate.



International Affairs Office

Phone: +66 2470 8342, +66 2470 8344, +66 2470 8359
Fax:  +66 2470 8346


Short Term

The Short Term provides an unusual opportunity for a variety of educational programs, frequently off campus, that cannot be offered in the regular semesters.

Short-term programs
Short-term study refers to studying abroad while still enrolled at a university in one’s home country. The objective is not necessarily to obtain a degree but rather acquire a foreign language, experience a foreign culture or study at a university, etc. in a foreign country or region.
We offer customized short term programs to meet the unique needs of students, teachers and administrators or other education groups who want to study in KMUTT for a few weeks. The program can take place at any time of the year. Our short term programs can include a few hours of Thai language training by our certified teachers plus various culture activities.
Our short term programs basically provide; depending on duration of your stay:

•    Specialized and customized programs
•    Intensive Thai language training
•    An excellent home-stay and adventure programs
•    Various culture activities
•    Exploration of unseen places in Thailand
We look forward to welcoming you!
*Please bear in mind that it is your responsibility to liaise with your home institution about transferring credits for your study at KMUTT.*


Main Contact
International Affairs Office
Phone: +66 2470 8342, +66 2470 8344, +66 2470 8359
Fax:  +66 2470 8346



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Excellence in Research and Development of King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi
King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi has been announced by the Office of Higher Education Commission (OHEC) to be National Research University (NRU) as the University considers research and development as one of our major missions to create academic excellence and to head towards excellence in technology and research.


Research Strategies in KMUTT’s Overall Image
The goal of Research Productivity is to maintain the balance between Research Excellence which emphasizes research publication and Research Relevance which focuses on meeting the requirements of economics and society.  The University develops research excellence and research relevance mutually as they will reinforce each other with flexible management, a follow-up mechanism on progress and Research Governance.


Research Funds
The University initially established KMUTT Research Funds in the amount of 200 million Baht, including funds for KMUTT’s personnel, which then are supported in great amount every year by KMUTT Research Fund, government budgets and external funds in Thailand and overseas.


Grants for Research Publication
Grants are also provided for lecturers whose academic articles have been published in the international/regional and national journals and presented in the international and national conferences.


Others Factors to Encourage Research in KMUTT
In addition to the funds, the University sets up guidance on nomination for positions of research and services, mentoring system for research lecturers, investment on research supplies, Visiting Professor, Post-doctoral Fellowship, training and seminars on research and intellectual property, KMUTT Research and Development Journal, and celebrations to honor personnel receiving academic awards so as to congratulate and encourage them.


Research Clusters
The University supports research on 7 academic Core Capabilities and assembles the proficient Multidisciplinary Research Cluster to create 5 R&D Clusters to co-operate with 5 national research university clusters in order to increase the potential for research and development in conducting collaborative research projects amongst personnel from different offices, encourage the common use of research resources and enhance research and development work to be highly beneficial to academic activities, society and the country.


Intellectual property
The University always promotes and supports research and invention, as well as registration of intellectual property rights.  The statistics indicate that KMUTT is the university which has not only the highest patents and petty patents per lecture but also substantial copyright notification and technology licensing of our research, invention and intellectual property of the University which have commercial value.


International Student Support & Services

Student Visa Maintaining
After granting Non-Immigrant: Education Class or Non-ED (as described in Information About > Admissions > International Admission > How to get visa), students have to maintain their visa as follows :


Visa Extension
Be aware, only the letter of acceptance from the university doesn’t verify that you are a student. Therefore, Non-ED is valid only for 90 days when you first enter to Thailand.


For a single-entry visa holder:
The date printed on visa label is the date which you must use to enter Thailand. It is not the date that you are allowed to stay.  After your arrival, your period of stay is determined by the Immigration Office at the checkpoint. Normally, it will be valid only for 90 days when you first enter to Thailand.

Please carefully check the date on the stamp, as it is the date which you should get an extension of your staying period.

Within these 90 days, you have to register and pay tuition fee at the university.  Consequently, at least 30 days in advance before your visa expiration, you have to submit a copy of your passport (personal page and visa stamped page) to International Affairs (IA) in order to issue a confirmation letter about your study and registration. Then, you can use the confirmation letter to apply, in person, for visa extension at the Office of Immigration Bureau.  In addition, you need to prepare extra documents upon the requests from the Immigration Office.  Basically, IA will prepare an extension documents and a map for you.

This time, you should be granted a visa for one-year stay or until the rest of your study period. The visa extension for the following year is also in the same technical procedures.


How to get the supporting letter of stay permit extension


For a multiple-entry visa holder:
This type of visa allows you to travel in and out of the country several times, until the date of visa on the label is expired, without the need of a re-entry permit.  Every time you leave and return, your period of stay is extended for 90 days or as shown on the immigration stamp upon each return.  To extend this type of visa, you have to leave and return before each 90 days is over. You should be careful, if you extend your period of stay with the same method of a single-entry visa, your multiple-entry visa will automatically change to a single-entry visa.

The 90 Days Notification
At the checkpoint of entry in Thailand, the 90 Days Notification card is tagged into your passport. You need to notify, either in person or by posting, the Immigration Bureau every 90 days and tell them your current address. It’s a very simple form you have to fill in with free of charge. Later, you will get a slip noting the next appointment date.


Again, the next notification is also in the same technically procedures.

How to do the 90 days notification.

1. Report in person at the Immigration office with original passport.

2. Report by registered mail

(Must be done at least 15 days before the due date of notification)

  • Photocopy of passport pages with following pages
    • Front page showing name / surname / Passport Number
    • Current visa
    • Last entry stamp of immigration
    • Last extension of visa
    • Photocopy of departure card TM.6
    • Previous notifications of staying over 90 days (if any)
    • Completely filled in and signed notification form TM. 47 (Do not forget to sign your name)
    • Envelope with 10 Baht stamp affixed and return address of foreigner for the officer in charge to send back the lower part of form TM. 47 after having received the notification. •This part must be kept for reference and for future notifications of staying over 90 days.
    • The above mentioned documents must be sent by registered mail and the receipt of the registration kept by the foreigner.

Send the mail before the renewal date 15 days to

Chalermprakiat Government Complex

3. Report online via the Immigration Bureau (Only for second notification onwards) link

(Must be done at least 15 days but not less than 7 days before the due date of notification)


  • The notification must be made within 15 days before or after 7 days; the period of 90 Days expires.
  • 90 Days Report is NOT a visa extension.
  • The process can be done by person at the Immigration Office.
  • If students leave the country and then re-enter, the counting of the next 90 days period will start from the day of entry.
  • A fine 2,000 THB will be charged if students stay in the country over 90 days without notifying the Immigration Bureau later than the specified period.