Chiang Mai University: Statistics



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#736 of 14,131 In the World
#139 of 5,830 In Asia
#3 of 125 In Thailand
#1 of 7 In Chiang Mai
#83 of 1,000 For Forensic Science
Top50% For 145 other topics
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Acceptance rate
Highest Degree

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Acceptance Rate70%
Admissions RequirementsSecondary school certificate (Mathayom Suksa 6) or equivalent, and entrance examination
Academic CalendarJune to May (June - October; November-March; March-May)

We've calculated the 70% acceptance rate for Chiang Mai University based on the ratio of admissions to applications and other circumstantial enrollment data. Treat this information as a rough guide and not as a definitive measure of your chances of admission. Different programs may have significantly varying admissions rates.

Research profile

Chiang Mai University is a world-class research university with 28,610 scientific papers published and 434,651 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Biology, Chemistry, Medicine, Environmental Science, Engineering, Physics, Biochemistry, Genetics, Organic Chemistry, and Liberal Arts & Social Sciences.


Chiang Mai University majors

by publication & citation count

20,535 / 357,846
16,655 / 281,146
15,504 / 267,463
Environmental Science
13,647 / 207,813
12,704 / 188,815
11,509 / 166,840
11,029 / 214,223
10,765 / 213,792
Organic Chemistry
9,811 / 158,686
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
9,509 / 137,003
Computer Science
8,362 / 124,301
8,169 / 163,725
Quantum and Particle physics
7,516 / 100,309
7,320 / 116,200
Materials Science
6,997 / 100,504
6,403 / 103,171
5,909 / 82,801
5,909 / 94,083
5,252 / 88,164
5,082 / 86,283
Geography and Cartography
4,931 / 65,071
4,905 / 86,859
4,736 / 99,758
4,381 / 76,716
4,342 / 74,227
Political Science
3,940 / 50,268
3,854 / 47,206
3,835 / 48,733
3,725 / 53,773
Optical Engineering
3,683 / 66,573
Metallurgical Engineering
3,636 / 54,989
3,460 / 37,327
3,423 / 33,469
Chemical Engineering
3,225 / 52,402
3,100 / 33,084
3,048 / 40,350
Electrical Engineering
2,794 / 40,490
Machine Learning
2,631 / 26,193
Radiology and Nuclear medicine
2,506 / 28,901
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
2,506 / 20,562

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 46 160
1992 45 166
1993 67 192
1994 62 205
1995 77 284
1996 77 410
1997 86 556
1998 111 638
1999 132 729
2000 148 913
2001 192 1025
2002 277 1293
2003 278 1609
2004 350 2048
2005 442 2760
2006 519 3916
2007 617 5197
2008 707 6267
2009 762 7494
2010 787 9244
2011 830 11352
2012 960 14211
2013 1049 16401
2014 1166 18224
2015 1311 19801
2016 1474 20125
2017 1644 22290
2018 1756 25278
2019 1839 29580
2020 2179 37965
2021 2581 47145
2022 2893 56783
2023 2595 59782
Academic rankings


The tuition table for Chiang Mai University gives an overview of costs but prices are approximate and subject to change and don't include accommodation, textbooks, or living expenses. The costs of programs might differ significantly for local and international students. The only source of truth for current numbers is the university's official website.

Faculty Program Annual Tuition (THB)
Faculty of Engineering Bachelor of Engineering 50,000
Faculty of Engineering Master of Engineering 60,000
Faculty of Engineering Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering 70,000
Faculty of Science Bachelor of Science 40,000
Faculty of Science Master of Science 50,000
Faculty of Science Doctor of Philosophy in Science 60,000
Faculty of Medicine Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery 200,000
Faculty of Medicine Master of Science in Medical Sciences 80,000
Faculty of Medicine Doctor of Philosophy in Medical Sciences 100,000
Faculty of Business Administration Bachelor of Business Administration 60,000
Faculty of Business Administration Master of Business Administration 120,000
Faculty of Business Administration Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration 150,000

Programs and Degrees

The table below displays academic fields with programs and courses that lead to Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctorate degrees offered by Chiang Mai University.

Note that the table provides a general overview and might not cover all the specific majors available at the university. Always visit the university's website for the most up-to-date information on the programs offered.

Programs Bachelor Master Doctoral
Art & Design Yes Yes Yes
Biology Yes Yes Yes
Business Yes Yes Yes
Chemistry Yes Yes Yes
Computer Science Yes Yes Yes
Economics Yes Yes Yes
Engineering Yes Yes Yes
Environmental Science Yes Yes Yes
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Yes Yes Yes
Mathematics Yes Yes Yes
Medicine Yes Yes Yes
Physics Yes Yes Yes
Psychology Yes Yes Yes
Master's Degree Agricultural Management, Education, Engineering, Environmental Studies, Fine Arts, Geophysics, Health Sciences, Medicine, Nursing, Petrology, Social Sciences, Software Engineering
Doctoral Degree Biochemistry, Chemistry, Computer Science, Dentistry, Economics, Education, Engineering, Geology, Information Technology, Mathematics, Medicine, Nanotechnology, Natural Sciences, Nursing, Pharmacy, Physics, Social Sciences, Veterinary Science

Notable alumni

  1. Yingluck Shinawatra

    Yingluck Shinawatra
    Born in
    Thailand Flag Thailand
    1967-.. (age 57)
    Enrolled in Chiang Mai University
    Studied political science

    Yingluck Shinawatra, nicknamed Pou (Thai: ปู, RTGS: Pu, pronounced [pūː], meaning "crab"), is a Thai businesswoman, politician and a member of the Pheu Thai Party who became the Prime Minister of Thailand following the 2011 election. Yingluck was Thailand's first female prime minister and its youngest in over 60 years. She was removed from office on 7 May 2014 by a Constitutional Court decision.

  2. Suthep Thaugsuban

    Suthep Thaugsuban
    Born in
    Thailand Flag Thailand
    1949-.. (age 75)

    Suthep Thaugsuban is a Thai former politician and former Member of Parliament for Surat Thani province. Until 2011, he was secretary-general of the Democrat Party and a deputy prime minister under Abhisit Vejjajiva. He resigned his seat in Parliament in November 2013 to become the self-appointed Secretary-general of the People's Democratic Reform Committee, which was conducting mass protests trying to unseat the government of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. After the military coup of May 22, 2014, Suthep was temporarily detained and placed under arrest by the new junta. He was released after four days, retired from politics, and entered Buddhist monastichood from July 2014 to July 2015. Since, he became the leader of the Muan Maha Prachachon for Reform Foundation (the People’s Democratic Reform Foundation) that backed the junta sponsored Thai constitutional referendum, which had been put to a national referendum on 7 August 2016.

  3. Chaturon Chaisang

    Chaturon Chaisang
    Born in
    Thailand Flag Thailand
    1956-.. (age 68)

    Chaturon Chaisang or Chaisaeng is a Thai politician. He was a government member for several terms, serving as Minister of Justice, Deputy Prime Minister, and Minister of Education in the cabinets of Thaksin and Yingluck Shinawatra.

  4. Ekkaphong Jongkesakorn

    Ekkaphong Jongkesakorn
    Born in
    Thailand Flag Thailand
    1983-.. (age 41)
    television actoractor

    Ekkaphong Jongkesakorn born on 30 January 1983, is a Thai actor.

  5. Apirak Kosayodhin

    Apirak Kosayodhin
    Born in
    Thailand Flag Thailand
    1961-.. (age 63)

    Apirak Kosayodhin is a former Thai business executive and former governor of Bangkok. In the gubernatorial elections on August 29, 2004 he won with 40% of the votes. He was re-elected on October 6, 2008, in the gubernatorial elections with 45% of the vote, but he resigned a month later after being indicted on charges of corruption.

  6. Kanit Sarasin

    Kanit Sarasin
    1964-.. (age 60)

    Kanit Sarasin, nicknamed Pe, is a Thai host and actor.

  7. Thanawat Rattanakitpaisarn

    Thanawat Rattanakitpaisarn
    Born in
    Thailand Flag Thailand
    1998-.. (age 26)
    television actoractor

    Thanawat Rattanakitpaisan, nicknamed Khaotung (Thai: ข้าวตัง) is a Thai actor signed under GMMTV. He is best known for his main roles in the television series Tonhon Chonlatee (2020), 55:15 Never Too Late (2021), The Eclipse (2022) and Only Friends (2023).

  8. Suwaphan Tanyuvardhana

    Suwaphan Tanyuvardhana
    Born in
    Thailand Flag Thailand
    1953-.. (age 71)

    Suwaphan Tanyuvardhana is a Thai officer and politician. He is a former director of the National Intelligence Agency from 2009 until 2014.

  9. Philip Jablon

    Philip Jablon

    Philip Jablon is an American independent researcher, known for photographing and documenting historic movie palaces and stand-alone movie theaters in Thailand and neighbouring countries through his blog, the Southeast Asia Movie Theater Project.

Chiang Mai University faculties and divisions

College : Arts' Media and Technology Graphic Design, Information Technology, Software Engineering
Faculty : Agriculture Agricultural Economics, Animal Husbandry, Entomology, Natural Resources, Plant Pathology
Faculty : Agro-Industry Biotechnology, Food Science, Food Technology, Packaging Technology, Production Engineering
Faculty : Architecture Architecture
Faculty : Associated Medical Sciences Laboratory Techniques, Medical Technology, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Radiology
Faculty : Business Administration Accountancy, Banking, Finance, Management, Marketing
Faculty : Dentistry Dental Technology, Dentistry, Oral Pathology, Orthodontics, Periodontics, Radiology, Surgery
Faculty : Economics Economics
Faculty : Education Education, Educational Administration, Educational Research, Educational Sciences, Educational Technology, Educational Testing and Evaluation, Health Education, Physical Education, Secondary Education, Vocational Education
Faculty : Engineering Agricultural Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mining Engineering
Faculty : Fine Arts Design, Fine Arts, Media Studies, Painting and Drawing, Printing and Printmaking, Sculpture
Faculty : Humanities Chinese, English, French, German, Hindi, History, Japanese, Library Science, Philosophy, Psychology, Religion, Spanish, Thai Languages, Tourism
Faculty : Law Law
Faculty : Mass Communication Mass Communication
Faculty : Medicine Anaesthesiology, Anatomy, Biochemistry, Forensic Medicine and Dentistry, Medicine, Microbiology, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Ophthalmology, Orthopaedics, Otorhinolaryngology, Paediatrics, Parasitology, Pathology, Pharmacology, Physiology, Psychiatry and Mental Health, Radiology, Rehabilitation and Therapy, Surgery
Faculty : Nursing Nursing
Faculty : Pharmacy Pharmacy
Faculty : Political Science and Public Administration Political Sciences, Public Administration, Regional Studies
Faculty : Science Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geology, Industrial Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics
Faculty : Social Sciences Anthropology, Geography, Sociology
Faculty : Veterinary Medicine Food Science, Public Health, Veterinary Science, Wildlife
Institute : Health Sciences Development Studies, Natural Sciences, Technology
Institute : Science and Technology Research and Development Development Studies, Natural Sciences, Technology
Institute : Social Research Social Studies

General information

Alternative names CMU
Founded 1964
Accreditation Higher Education Commission, Ministry of Education
Motto Attana? Damayanti Pa??ita
The wise control themselves
Colors purple

Location and contacts

Address 239 Huay Kaew Road, Muang District
Chiang Mai, 50200
City population 1,198,000

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