Why Choose PSU Phuket?
Prince of Songkla University is a leading research university in Asia, fulfilling its inspiration of producing internationally recognized graduates, actively engaging in providing services to the community, and taking a leading role in the preservation and enhancement of national heritage in arts and culture.
PSU was founded in 1967 as the 1st university in southern Thailand. The name “Prince of Songkla” was bestowed by H. M. King Bhumibol Adulyadej in honor of his late father, HRH Prince Mahidol of Songkla.
Several outstanding programs, researchers, rankings, and achievements have made PSU well-known and admired as a leading educational institution, not only in Thailand, but across the ASEAN Region. A positive reputation, combined with the contributions of our high-quality researchers and academics, results in the academic excellence of PSU in many disciplines attracting students from all over the world.
PSU has 5 campuses spread across Southern Thailand: in Hat Yai, Pattani, Phuket, Surat Thani and Trang. Phuket Campus was founded on November 14th, 1977. PSU’s acronym, ม. อ. MOR-OR is taken from the original name of Prince Mahidol Adulyadej (HRH Prince Mahidol of Songkla).
HRH Prince Mahidol of Songkla’s declared: “Let consideration of personal gain take second place to the overall benefits of mankind. Good fortune, wealth and prestige come naturally to those who are spiritually dedicated to their work.”
PSU - Phuket is located in the middle of one of the world's most accessible vacation islands. The island has hundreds of tourist-based businesses and students at PSU Phuket have access to these venues in various ways, such as through networking events, internships and guest lecturers.
Phuket Campus is presently comprised of the following divisions: Phuket Community College, the first community college in Thailand, Faculty of Hospitality and Tourism (originally known as the Faculty of Hotel and Tourism Management), Faculty of International Studies, Faculty of Technol¬ogy and Environment, Department of Computer Engineering, Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Earth System Science and Andaman Natural Disaster Management (ESSAND), Internation¬al College of Arts & Sciences Phuket (ICASP), Confucius Institute of Phuket, and the Campus Administra¬tion Office.
Phuket is one of Asia’s most popular beach destinations, with beautiful natural scenery, palm trees, tropical rainforests, lush mountains, turquoise colored sea, tropical climate, and lovely people.
The island has a lot to offer any student who comes to study here:
Beaches: There are many beaches all along the island’s West coast, all with very different styles, from busy Patong Beach, to the more quiet Nai Yang beach. You can also take a boat trip to any of the nearby islands, or go scuba diving in the Andaman Sea.
Phuket Town: Full of boutique shops, cafes, bars and old Sino Portuguese architecture. You can also join the locals in watching a live football match of the local team Phuket FC.
Nature and Culture: There are numerous waterfalls, mountains, wildlife sanctuaries, temples, and mosques on the island. Just North of Phuket is Phang Nga Province, with its spectacular bay of limestone cliffs, and Kao Sok National Park. Phuket has a very relaxed island lifestyle, allowing you to enjoy the scenery, people, and watch the sunsets on a beach under the palm trees.
PSU Phuket Campus
PSU Phuket is one of five PSU campuses in Thailand. The other campuses are in Hat Yai (main campus), Pattani, Surat Thani and Trang.
Because Phuket is a hub of tourism in Thailand, the campus concentrates on teaching and learning in the Tourism and Services Industry, Foreign Relations, and Information Technology, with an aim of being an international campus. The campus is situated in the district of Kathu, in the middle of the island. It is about a 20 minute drive to the beach. The campus is surrounded by lush hills. Everything you need is available on campus, including shops, banks, postal service, gym, outdoor sports fields, restaurants and also dormitories if you chose to live on campus. Phuket also has an international airport, flight time from Bangkok to Phuket is about 1 hour. Phuket International Airport is about a 50 minute drive from campus. There is also a bus station in Phuket Town, where you can take a bus to anywhere in Thailand, Bangkok being about a 12 hour bus ride from Phuket.
The following Faculties offer International Programs taught in English for both Thai and International Students:
Faculty of Hospitality and Tourism (FHT): http://www.fht.psu.ac.th/
- Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Hospitality Management
- Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Tourism Management
- Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Hospitality and Tourism Management
Faculty of International Studies (FIS): http://www.fis.psu.ac.th/
- Bachelor of Arts (BA) International Business China
- Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Chinese Studies
- Bachelor of Arts (BA) International Business Korea
- Bachelor of Arts (BA) Korean Studies
- Bachelor of Arts (BA) Thai Studies
- Bachelor of Arts (BA) in European Studies (English - French)
- Master of Arts (MA) in Chinese Studies
Faculty of Technology and Environment (FTE): https://te.psu.ac.th/en/
- Master of Science (MS) in Environmental Management Technology
- Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Environmental Management Technology
International College of Arts and Sciences Phuket (ICASP): http://www.icasp.phuket.psu.ac.th/
- Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Engineering Systems Management
- Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Innovative Communication
- 2+2 Programs with Overseas Partner Universities
Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Earth System Science and Andaman Natural Disaster Management (ESSAND): http://www.essand.psu.ac.th/
- Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in Earth System Science
- Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Earth System Science
For more information about international programs at PSU Phuket campus please visit the International Affairs Centre (IAC) website at www.iac.phuket.psu.ac.th