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PC/MP Admissions

The Preparation Center for Languages and Mathematics (PC) assists students in improving their English and math skills before studying at MUIC.

PC/MP Regular Track Admissions

(For Thai/Foreign residents)

Thai/Foreign applicants residing in Thailand can apply to study at the Preparation Center for Language and Mathematics (PC) or Mathematical Foundations Program (MP) only after taking the MUIC Entrance Examination and when the entrance results show that their English skills and/or mathematics do not meet minimum requirements for entrance to MUIC. These applicants will be eligible to study in the PC or MP program before gaining entrance to MUIC.

Applicants who wish to study at PC for further study at other institutions are welcome to contact the PC office directly or by email to icpc@mahidol.ac.th for further admission information.

PC International Track Admissions

(For overseas residents)

Applicants residing in outside of Thailand, who have completed high school, and possess IELTS/TOEFL certification that does not meet the minimum requirements for entrance to MUIC can directly apply to PC via the PC International Track. This admission type aims at facilitating students from overseas who are pursuing a language preparatory course before furthering their studies at MUIC.

International students who live in Thailand during the MUIC Entrance Examination period are highly advised to apply through the MUIC Entrance Examination.

Application Period

Application Period
Placement Test Period
(The actual date will be appointed)
Enrolled in PC Quarter:
3rd Entry:
September 17  –  October 12, 2018
November  19 – 23, 2018 PC Quarter 1/2019:
(January 7 – March 15, 2019)
4th Entry:
January 7- February 1, 2019
March 11 – 15, 2019 PC Quarter 2/2019:
(April 1 – June 7, 2019)
1st Entry:
April 1- May 3, 2019
June 3 – 7, 2019 PC Quarter 3/2019:
(June 17- August 23, 2019)
2nd Entry:
June 17- July 12, 2019
August 19 – 23, 2019 PC Quarter 4/2019:
(September 16 – November 22, 2019)

Admission Requirements

  • Residing in a country outside of Thailand at the time of application
  • Have completed High School with certification showing equivalency to Thai High School
  • Possess IELTS score of at least 4.5 (including a Writing band score of 4.5) OR IBT TOEFL score of at least 45 within the last 6 months
  • Have taken the Placement Test organized by PC in the following subjects:
    1. Essay Writing
    2. Mathematics
    3. Interview

Application Documents

  • Original diploma or high school certificate and transcript
  • Original English Proficiency Test Result Report (issued within the last 6 months)
  • Letters of recommendation from two teachers
  • All pages of passport (color photocopied)
  • Three 2-inch recent photos
  • Statement of Purpose (250 words) explaining why the applicant wishes to study at PC
  • Financial statement of the applicant’s or parent’s/guardian’s, showing 6-month transactions
  • Medical certificate with certified check-up and/or blood test results.

Steps to Apply

  • Click to see Application Information and download the Application Form (PDF)
  • Complete the application documents and send to icpc@mahidol.ac.th for a preliminary review.
  • PC will confirm the applicants to submit the ORIGINAL application documents by POST to:

    Preparation Center for Languages and Mathematics
    Mahidol University International College
    999 Phutthamonthon 4 Road, Salaya,
    Nakhonpathom, Thailand 73170

  • Successful application and documentation will be confirmed by e-mail.
  • The applicant will be appointed to take the online PC Placement Test and an interview.

IMPORTANT NOTE:
Students in the PC International Track must meet the MUIC admissions regulations by applying for the MUIC Entrance Examination in order to be qualified to enroll at MUIC.

PC/MP Academic Calendar

The academic calendar for the Preparation Center (PC) for Languages and Mathematics is based on a quarterly system.

Entrance Examination
For Eligible PC Applicants
Starting PC Quarter
Duration of Study
3rd Entry in October
Quarter 1/2019
January 7 – March 15, 2019
4th Entry in January
Quarter 2/2019
April 1 – June 7, 2019
1st Entry in May
Quarter 3/2019
June 17 – August 23, 2019
2nd Entry in July
Quarter 4/2019
September 16 – November 22, 2019

Course duration: 10 weeks per quarter per level; classes Monday – Friday

FAQ

What are the benefits of studying at PC?

Studying at PC offers several benefits. Firstly, the four levels of instruction (PC1 – PC4) offered by PC aim to improve students’ language skills, so they can continue their studies at MUIC. Additionally, PC students learn study skills, basic concepts of logic and ethics, and independent learning strategies. Students at PC also have the opportunity to take math courses.

What are the PC courses like?

There are four levels of English classes at PC. The first two levels focus on four basic skills: speaking, listening, reading, and writing. In the third and fourth levels, the skills are combined. The main focuses of the higher levels are term projects, group discussions, and academic essay writing.

How long do i have to spend at PC before entering MUIC?

PC students generally spend 3-12 months at the PC program, depending on their beginning level. Each PC levels takes 10 weeks, or approximately 3 months.

What are the tuition fees for the PC program?

Students are required to pay a tuition fee of 38,500 THB per PC quarter. Those who need to take a mathematics course may need to pay an additional 5,000 THB.

However, non-Thai students applying through the PC International Track will also be required to pay a one-term deposit fee of 38,500 THB. The deposit will be returned once they are enrolled at MUIC or register for the next PC quarter.

Click HERE to see details of PC tuition and other fees

What are the visa requirements for PC international students?

Once international students are accepted to PC; they will be advised to apply for OR change visa type to a Non-Immigrant (ED) visa to study at PC. For assistance on documentation regarding visa issues, students are welcome to contact the PC office in person or via icpc@mahidol.ac.th

What kinds of support are provided to students while they are studying at PC?

PC provides a wide range of welfare and support for students, such as:

Accident insurance with the coverage of 200,000 THB and 10,000 THB for medical treatment at certified hospitals
Student visa documentation
Certification letters
Medical & first aid services
Counseling services
Student activities
Dormitory information

Important Details

Contact PC Office

Preparation Center for Languages and Mathematics (PC)

1st floor, MUIC Building 2
Mahidol University International College,
Phutthamonthon 4 Rd., Salaya, Nakhonpathom, 73170

(+66)02-700-5000  Ext.1762/3902-3905
 (+66)02-441-0234
icpc@mahidol.ac.th