Payap University

country rank  50
world rank  4404

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University Overview

Founded in 1974, Payap University is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the suburban setting of the large town of Chiang Mai (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants). Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation, Thailand, Payap University (PYU) is a small (uniRank enrollment range: 5,000-5,999 students) coeducational higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Protestant religion. Payap University (PYU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 46 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 80-90% making this Thai higher education organization a least selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

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

University Location

Address Superhighway Chiang Mai-Lampang, Road, Muang
Chiang Mai (population range: 50,000-249,999)
50000 Chiang Mai
T +66 (53) 851 478
F +66 (53) 245 353

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
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
+66 (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 Christian-Protestant Christian-Protestant

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Payap University's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Not reported
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Not reported


Institutional Accreditation

Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation, Thailand

Year of first Accreditation


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • US Department of Veterans Affairs
  • US Department of Education

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)

Academic Structure


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Online Courses

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Site last updated: Monday, 18 May 2020