Student Manual

 
Study Guide for Master's Degree
 

Study Guide for Philosophy's Degree

 
On the day of student registration, you have to submit completed documents arranged in the following order.
 
 
Graduate Level
 
 
1. Document Preparation Manual: Write your name, surname and student ID  number on the manual, and then prepare the required documents and arrange them according  to the manual.
2. Student Profile
2.1 To record your personal information, enter the webpage . Enter your 13-digit national ID number (or your passport number) in the ‘National ID Number’ box.
2.2 Record your personal information and click ‘Save’.
2.3 Go to and print out your profile on a sheep of plain white A4 size paper.  Double-check your profile and sign.
2.4 Affix a 1-inch colour photograph (in uniform) where indicated on the profile.
3. ONE Copy of National ID Card, Civil Service Card or State Enterprise Employee Card : Have both sides of the card photocopied onto the same page, write ‘Certified true copy’ across the images, sign and date the copy, and write your student ID number at the top right corner of the copy.
4. TWO Copies of Name, Surname, Prefix or Position Change Certificate, or Marriage Certificate (if applicable): Submit these documents in case of discrepancies between any of the documents. Write ‘Certified true copy’ across the images, sign and date the copy, and write your student ID number at the top right corner of each copy.
5. ONE Copy of House Registration: Write ‘Certified true copy’ across the images, sign and date the copy, and write your student ID number at the top right corner of the copy.  If you are unable to submit this document, obtain an official copy from your district office or the Central Civil Registration Office and submit it in lieu.
6. A Copy of Academic Records: Proof of having earned a bachelor’s degree, diploma, master’s degree or higher diploma in a relevant field
An applicant having officially graduated shall submit:
- Two copies each of the bachelor’s and/or master’s degree certificate(s)/certification letter(s); and
- Two copies of the academic transcript.
An applicant having fulfilled all of the requirements but still waiting for the university council’s approval shall submit:
- A copy of studentship certification (valid until the university council’s approval of the degree) or a copy of the latest degree certificate, together with a complete academic transcript. These documents must be submitted to the Registration Division within 60 days of student registration; failing this, your studentship will be terminated (according to Mae Fah Luang University Regulation on Graduate Level Education, BE 2554 (2011), which states, in Clause 35, ‘An applicant admitted to the university shall be registered as a student within the period specified by the university, and shall submit all of the documents required by the university within 60 days of registration.’).  Write ‘Certified true copy’ across the images, sign and date the copy, and write your student ID number at the top right corner of each copy.
7. Colour Photographs (on a Blue Background): Three one-inch size portrait photographs (with no headdress or sunglasses on) taken no more than six months earlier (for the student profile, student ID card and student registration book).  The following uniform code applies.
  

Sample Photographs of Graduate Students in Uniform
 

Each portrait photograph must be of one-inch size (without headdress, sunglasses   or any ornament on) taken no more than six months earlier. The applicant must be appropriately dressed (in a suit, plain-coloured shirt and tie, or civil service uniform).    No academic robe of any other institution is allowed.

 
Male
 

 
Female
 
 
 
Applying for a student ID card
 


1. First Application

     The university will announce the date, time and venue for student card application on the webpage http://www.mfu.ac.th/info13, for new students’ information.  The following procedure applies.
1.1 Complete an ATM subscription form.
1.2 Submit one certified and signed copy of the national ID card (or passport).
1.3 Have your photograph taken on the date and at the time and venue announced by the university.
1.4 Submit the completed ATM subscription form to the bank and pay a cardholder’s fee of THB 200.
Failing to apply for a student ID card and have a photograph taken at the university-appointed time, you must contact the bank (Bangkok Bank PCL,      Mae Fah Luang University Branch, Floor 1, D1 Building) in person and produce   a copy of your national ID card (or passport) and one one-inch portrait photograph in uniform and on a blue background (without headdress, sunglasses or any ornament on), taken no more than six months earlier.  Then pay a cardholder’s fee of THB 200.
1.5 You may receive your student ID card within 14 days of the university’s submission of applicants’ information to the bank.

2. Application for a New Card (in case of loss or damage of the card, or change in personal information).  The following procedure applies.
2.1 Submit a request for a new student ID card to the Registration Division, which will check your studentship status.
2.2 Go to Bangkok Bank PCL, Mae Fah Luang University Branch, Floor 1, D1 Building.  Fill out a student ID/ATM card application form and submit it, together with the approved request and documents stated in 2.2.1 to 2.2.8 below-whichever applies.  You should receive a new card in ten minutes.
2.2.1 Your national ID card or passport (foreign student)
2.2.2 A copy of your national ID card or passport (foreign student)
2.2.3 Account passbook
2.2.4 A copy of your house registration
2.2.5 Old student ID card (if damaged or requesting change of   information on the card)
2.2.6 A copy of name or surname change certification, or surname registration (in case of change of information on the card)
2.2.7 New card fee of THB 100
2.2.8 New account passbook fee of THB 100 (in case of change of information on the card)
2.3 Upon receiving the card, check it thoroughly.  If there is a mistake, inform the bank staff immediately.
 
 

Personal Profile Check
 

 

To check your personal profile, enter the website and choose ‘Student Profile’. If there is a mistake, submit a correction request to the Registration Division.
 
 
Change of Prefix, Title, Name, Surname, Spelling or Address
 

Changing your prefix, title, name, surname, spelling or address in your student profile can be done only whilst your studentship is valid. The following procedure applies.

1. Obtain a Change of Prefix, Title, Name, Surname, Spelling or Address Request from the Registration Division, or download it from .
2. Complete it and submit it to the Registration Division, along with the relevant certificates (e.g., marriage certificate or promotional certification) and other necessary documents (e.g., house registration).
3. Apply for a new student ID card, which shall bear the new information.  (See  on ‘Application for a New Card’.)
 
For your own benefit, check your name and surname (both in Thai and English) thoroughly, ensuring that they are identical to those 
on your national ID card or passport.
If there is a mistake, request the Registration Division to correct it immediately.
No correction can be made once the university announces your name 
on the official List of Graduates.
 

Enrollment
 

 

Mae Fah Luang University uses a credit-based semester system, with two (first and second) semesters in every academic year.  It is compulsory that every student be enrolled in both of the semesters.
The number of credits for which you must be enrolled is determined by Mae Fah Luang University Rule for Graduate Level Education, BE 2554 (2011),      Clause 37 on Course-Based Enrollment.
 
Maximum Number of Credits Per Semester: Graduate Level
15 Credits
 
Enrollment may be done during one of these two periods: regular enrollment period and late enrollment period.

Regular Enrollment Period
 
1. First Semester Enrollment
Every new student shall enroll on the date set by the university and according to the plan arranged by the Registration Division.  You must enroll and pay the tuition and other fees no later than the university’s deadline.
2. Subsequent Semester Enrollment
For each of the subsequent semesters, you must check the semester calendar and enroll on-line on the webpage .  The following procedure applies.
1. Enter the enrollment system by clicking ‘Log in’ and selecting ‘Course Enrollment’. (This menu appears only during an enrollment period specified in the semester calendar.)
2. Record the courses and sections.(For detailed information, see the ‘Education Service System Manual’ (Appendix 1).)  If there is no error, click ‘Confirm Enrollment’.
3. When your enrollment is completed, a Word icon will appear.  Click it to print out a tuition pay-in slip.
4. Pay your tuition at any of the banks listed on the pay-in slip, before the deadline; otherwise, your enrolment will be revoked.
5. On the first day of the semester, contact the Finance and Accounting Division and produce your proof of payment  (i.e., your pay-in slip) in order to receive an official receipt.
 
 Late Enrollment Period
 
If you did not enroll during the regular enrollment period, or if you did enroll but did not pay the tuition and other fees, you must repeat the enrollment procedure within the late enrollment period, that is, within the first two weeks of the semester.  Access and follow these steps.
Click ‘Late Enrollment’.
2. Record the courses and sections.  For detailed information, see ‘Education Service System Manual’ (Appendix 1).
3. Click ‘Pre-Enrollment Check’.
4. If there is no error, click ‘Confirm Enrollment’.
5. When your enrollment is completed, a Word icon will appear.  Click it to print out a tuition pay-in slip.
6. Pay your tuition at any of the banks listed on the pay-in slip, before the deadline; otherwise, your enrolment will be revoked.
7. On the first day of the semester, contact the Finance and Accounting Division and produce your proof of payment (i.e., your pay-in slip) in order to receive an official receipt.
     
BEWARE:
If you fail to enroll within the first two weeks of the semester, the university
retains the right to terminate your studentship, as stipulated in Clause 36.1 of     Mae Fah Luang University Rule for Graduate Level Education,
BE 2554 (2011):
‘Every new student must enroll in the first semester of his/her studies within the enrolment period set by the university; otherwise, it shall be considered that the student has relinquished his/her studentship, and his/her studentship will be revoked.’
      
Course Selection
 
To select courses on which to enrol, follow these steps.
1. Courses according to your study plan:
Your study plan has been prepared by the university.  It is suggested that you clearly understand your study plan and follow it.
2. Courses not according to your study plan:
To enroll on courses not on your study plan, obtain a ‘Non-Study Plan Course Enrollment Request’ from the Registration Division, complete it and submit it no later than one week before the regular enrollment period.  For course information, visit or see Appendix 2, ‘Sample Class and Examination Schedules’.
 
Course Addition
 
After you have enrolled and paid the tuition, you may enroll on more courses   (but not exceeding the university’s limit) during the first two weeks of the semester.        To add courses on-line, go to and follow the steps below.
1.  Enter the system and click ‘Course Addition or Removal’.
2.  Choose ‘Add Courses’.
3.  Enter the courses and sections.
4.  Click ‘Pre-Enrollment Check’.
5.  If there is no error, click ‘Confirm Enrollment’.
 
Course Removal
 
After you have enrolled and paid the tuition, you may enroll on more courses (but not less than the university’s minimum requirement) during the first two weeks of the semester.  To remove courses on-line, go to and follow the steps below.
1. Enter the system and click ‘Course Addition or Removal’.
2. Choose ‘Remove Courses’.
3. Enter the courses and sections.
4. Click ‘Pre-Enrollment Check’.
5. If there is no error, click ‘Confirm Enrollment’.
 
Requesting Enrollment on Non-Study Plan Courses

 
To enroll on non-study plan courses, follow the steps below.
1. Obtain a ‘Non-Study Plan Course Enrollment Request’ from the Registration Division, or download it from .
2. Obtain consent of both the course instructors and your advisor and submit the completed request to the Registration Division no later than one week before the regular enrollment period.
 
Requesting Enrollment on Courses Not in Your Programme
 
To enroll on non-study programme courses, follow the steps below.
1. Obtain a ‘Non-Study Programme Course Enrollment Request’ from the Registration Division, or download it from .
2. Submit the completed request to the Registration Division no later than one week before the regular enrollment period.
3. Once informed of the result, you have to pay extra fees (if any) within the first two weeks of the semester (or within the first week of the summer session).
 
Course Withdrawal
 
Course withdrawal may be done during the sixth and twelfth weeks of a regular semester.  Follow the steps below.
1. Obtain a ‘Course Withdrawal Request’ from the Registration Division, or download it from .
2. Obtain consent of both the course instructor and your advisor and submit the completed request to the Registration Division.
3. Three business days after you have submitted the request, visit and go to ‘Enrollment Result’ to see if the withdrawn course has been marked with W.  If not, contact the Registration Division immediately.
Upon registration, you will receive a user’s name and password.  If you have forgotten or lost your user’s name or password, you may request a new one at Center for Information Technology Service , AS Building 3rd floor.

Enrollment Result Check
 
For your benefit and to ensure accuracy of your academic records, you are advised to check your enrollment result.  The following is recommended.
1. Keep the stub of your tuition pay-in slip and the official receipt, which lists all courses enrolled, at all times and throughout the semester.
2. For every course you attend, ask your instructor to check your name against the ‘Student Registration List’.  You should check the list twice: in the first and third weeks of the semester.
3. Perform ‘Enrollment Result Check’ on at least twice: in the first and third weeks of the semester. You may also check any enrollment-related information at any time throughout a semester.
If you find anything wrong with your grades or records, you may submit      a petition for amendment within the first four weeks of a regular semester.  Otherwise, it shall be considered that your grades or records are correct, and no amendment request will be accepted.
 
 

Study Result Check
 

To check your study result, go to and click ‘View Study Result’.  If you have received an I or M grade, check again after the grade amendment period.

In case you studied in a graduate programme of Mae Fah Luang University before, you may have your earned credits transferred to your current programme.  The following conditions apply.
The credits to be transferred must have been earned from a course or block-course offered by Mae Fah Luang University.
(ii). The previously studied course or block-course and the course or block-course to which it will be equated must share a minimum of 75 percent similarity of content.
(iii). Your grade for the previously studied course or block-course must be 3.00 or higher C (as stipulated in Clause 39 of Mae Fah Luang University Rule for Graduate Level Education, BE 2554 (2011), on Credit Equivalence and Transfer).

Follow the procedure below.
1. Obtain a ‘Credit Equivalence and Transfer Request’ from the Registration Division, or download it from .
2. Seek your advisor’s consent.
3. Submit the completed request, together with your academic transcript and the description of the course previously studied to the Registration Division.
4. If your request is granted, you are required to pay a credit equivalence and transfer fee.  Once the fee is paid, your credit transfer is completed, and will be recorded on your academic transcript.
   
There are two types of leave of absence.
1. Sick Leave
During a given semester, if you become ill and remain so ill that you cannot sit the midterm or final examination of one or every course, you must submit a sick leave request, with your instructor’s and advisor’s consent and the dean’s approval, together with a medical certificate issued by a state hospital or by a private hospital accredited by the Ministry of Public Health.  Follow the steps below.
1. Receive a ‘Sick Leave Request’ from the Registration Division, or download it from .
2. Submit the completed request, along with a medical certificate issued by a state hospital or by a private hospital accredited by the Ministry of Public Health, to the Registration Division.
3. Contact the Registration Division for the result.
2. Absence due to an Unforeseen Circumstance
Submit a leave of absence request, with consent of the instructor and your advisor and approval by the dean.
 
If you need to take a leave from your study, follow the steps below (as stipulated by Clause 93 of Mae Fah Luang University Rule for Graduate Level Education, BE 2554 (2011), on Requesting Leave from Study.
1. Obtain a ‘Leave from Study Request’ from the Registration Division, or download it from .
2. Submit the completed request, with your advisor’s consent and the dean’s approval, together with your reason and any proof thereof, to the Registration Division.
3. Pay a leave-from-study fee, unless you have paid the tuition and other fees for the semester in question, in which case the fees paid will suffice.
 
If your studentship has been terminated according to Clause 100.4 of Mae Fah Luang University Rule for Graduate Level Education, BE 2554 (2011), you may request reinstatement of your studentship status.  Follow the steps below.
1. Obtain a ‘Studentship Reinstatement Request’ from the Registration Division, or download it from .
2. Submit the completed request, with your advisor’s consent and the dean’s approval, to the Registration Division.
3. Contact the Registration Division for the result and pay a studentship reinstatement fee.
 
To resign, submit a request to the President for approval.  Follow the steps below.
1. Obtain a ‘Student Resignation Form’ from the Registration Division, or download it from .
2. Submit the completed form, with your advisor’s consent and the dean’s approval, to the Registration Division.
3. Submit a ‘Tuition Refund Request’ to the Finance and Accounting Division, together with a copy of your student ID card or national ID card and a copy of the name-bearing page of your account passbook (except that of the Agriculture and Agriculture Cooperative Bank, Government Bank of Housing and Government Savings Bank).
 
In the semester where you expect to fulfill your programme requirements and graduate, you have to submit a ‘Degree Conferment Request’ (‘Graduation Request’) to the Registration Division no later than the university’s deadline (approximately during the 7th to the 8th weeks of a regular semester.  Follow the steps below.
1. Obtain a ‘Degree Conferment (Graduation) Request’ from the Registration Division, or download it from .
2. Check and ensure your personal information is correct, and complete the request.  In case of incorrect information, write the correct information on the ‘Degree Conferment (Graduation) Request’ it using red ink and initial it.
3. Submit the completed ‘Degree Conferment (Graduation) Request’ and pay a required fee before the university’s deadline to the Registration Division or by post.  Otherwise, it is assumed that you do are not graduating in that semester.  Besides, if you fail to graduate in the semester in question, regardless of the reason, your submitted graduation request will be automatically invalidated, and you have to re-submit the request in the following semester.
 
On Mae Fah Luang University’s commencement rehearsal day, every graduate must register their participation at the venue prepared by the university.  To be eligible to register for the commencement, you must have submitted the ‘Degree Conferment Request’ (‘Graduation Request’).
 
The academic documents that the university may issue include:
1. Records for students or those waiting for graduation approval
- Studentship certification (in Thai and English);
- Potential graduation transcript (in Thai and English), with grades for all courses taken;
- Graduation certification (in Thai and English; approved by the Academic Council but to be approved by the university’s Board of Trustees); and
- Academic transcript (in English, and a Thai version if needed).
2. Records for graduates
- Degree certification (in Thai and English); and
- Academic transcript (in English, and a Thai version if needed).
3. Records for those who have dropped out or those whose studentship has been terminated
- Academic transcript (in English, and a Thai version if needed).
 
To request academic documents, follow the steps below.
1. Obtain an ‘Academic Document Request’ from the Registration Division, or download it from .
2. Submit the completed request to the Registration Division and pay a fee of THB 50 per document.
3. Within next days, contact Registration Division to receive the requested document(s).  In an urgent case, please inform the Registration Division.
4. If you cannot receive the requested document(s) in person, you may do any of the following.
4.1 Authorise a person to receive the document(s) on your behalf, by presenting a certified copy of your national ID card or student ID card.
4.2 Request that the document(s) be sent by post and pay a request fee.  (See Mae Fah Luang University Notification on Fee for Posting Academic Documents, BE 2555 (2012).)
 
The portrait photograph must be one inch in size and on a blue background, no more than 6 months old.  Neither headdress, sunglasses nor any kind of ornament is allowed.  This uniform is compulsory.
Graduate-Level Graduates
Male Dark blue suit over a long-sleeved shirt, with a dark blue tie and short properly done hair.

Female White short- or long-sleeved blouse of a proper design, with unpatterned buttons and hair tied in a bun.
 

 
A civil service uniform of the organisation to which you are affiliated is allowed.