General information
Finance type Nonprofit
Organization type Public
Established 1964
Abbreviation CMU
Teachers 2,278
Students 32,917
Religion None
Admission Based on entrance examinations
Gender limitation No limits
Library Available
• Ministry of Education, Thailand
• Association of Southeast Asian Institutions of Higher Learning (ASAIHL)
World ranking 597
Country ranking 3
Academic Reputation 358
Ranking in world by sphere
Life Sciences and Medicine 394
International rankings
UniPage World University Ranking 597
QS World University Rankings 554
Cost of living in Chiang Mai
Expenses - USD/Month Min. Med.
Accommodation 120 200
Food 148 206
Transportation 23 45
Communications and utilities 33 38
Clothing 17 67
Sports and leisure 16 44
Total 358 600
Accommodation in Chiang Mai USD/Month
Shared room outside of centre 122
Shared room in city centre 202
1 bedroom apartment outside of centre 144
1 bedroom apartment in city centre 252
Alternative title
th มหาวิทยาลัยเชียงใหม่
Location on map
Chiang Mai University (CMU) - public higher education institution in Thailand. CMU began its history in 1964. In Chiang Mai the main building of the university is located.

University ranking. Chiang Mai University is among the best educational institutions in Thailand, that is among the top 5 universities according to the national rankings. The university has its well deserved place among the top 5% of the world’s best universities. According to the international rankings, the strongest program of the university is «Life Sciences and Medicine». CMU is among the best in terms of education quality, proudly standing in the top 400 in the international rankings according to this criterion.

Application process and the cost of tuition. The applicant must pass examinations as a part of the admission process. Studying bachelor’s at CMU is relatively inexpensive - only 1,000 USD per year. In order to obtain a master’s degree the student must spend about 1,000 USD per year. For more information you can visit the official website of the university

The composition of the university. Chiang Mai University is among the largest universities that educates more then 32 thousand students. The admission committee accepts the applications from foreign citizens. The university employs 2200 teachers and professors.

Infrastructure of CMU. The library is available to all of the students. The university is one of the Association of Southeast Asian Institutions of Higher Learning (ASAIHL).

Chiang Mai University - Official Description

Chiang Mai University was founded in January 1964, in a Royal Charter granted by His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej. CMU, or Mor Chor as it is known locally, was the first institute of higher education in the north, and the first provincial university in Thailand. Since our opening in 1964, with the three founding Faculties of Science, Social Sciences, and Humanities, we have continued to augment our structure and organization in terms of premises, the range of disciplines offered, and student enrollment. Today, CMU has seventeen Faculties with 107 individual departments, and a Graduate School. We currently offer a total of 253 programs: 3 Certificate Programs, 87 undergraduate programs and 163 postgraduate and graduate diploma programs, to more than twenty-five thousand students. In addition, two international Bachelors program and 18 international Masters and Doctoral programs, taught in English language, are presently being offered to international students by Social Sciences, Health Sciences, and Science and Technology faculties. We have three campuses, which together cover about 3,490 acres of land. The main University campus, Suan Sak campus, lies about 5 kilometres west of the city center. Set against the backdrop of Doi Suthep mountain, the campus occupies a 725-acre site, bounded on...

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