Asia-Pacific International University

Introduction

Asia-Pacific International University is a private Christian university affiliated with the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Asia-Pacific International University is the only Seventh-day Adventist university in Southeast Asia.  At Asia-Pacific International University they believe in a holistic approach to life that balances mind, body and spirit in such a way that students are fully prepared to serve the world when they finish their studies. Asia-Pacific International University has exchange teaching, research and student exchange arrangements with several other institutions in the world as well as to selected American universities.

History

Asia-Pacific International University represents a union of three institutions: Southeast Asia Union College, Singapore (roots to 1905), Bangkok Sanitarium and Hospital School of Nursing (roots to 1941) and Mission College, Muak Lek Campus (established in 1988).
Adventist education in Singapore commenced in 1905. The small school quickly became a training school (Eastern Training School) and in 1915 adopted the name Singapore Training School. By 1958 College status had been achieved and in 1984, the College began offering fully accredited American degree programs through an affiliation with Walla Walla College, Washington, USA. By the mid 1990s the College’s offerings had grown to include Business Administration, Computer Information Systems, Office Administration, Religion and the Teaching of English as a Second Language.

In 1996, further development was suspended when the Singapore Government announced its intention to expropriate the College property for a major urban transport development project. By July 1998 all college activities ceased in Singapore and moveable assets were either sold or transferred to Muak Lek, Thailand.  The new international institution based at Muak Lek was constructed after it was certain the College in Singapore would close. The new institution combined the quality of the international programs of Southeast Asia Union College and retained and developed the Thai programs operated by Mission College, Muak Lek, and became responsible for continuing the nursing program in Bangkok. In January 1997 the development of the new facilities and academic programs commenced with much urgency. The first new degree following an international type curriculum received government approval in early 1999 and by early 2001 the College was able to offer a further eight international majors officially approved by the Ministry of University Affairs. By July 2002 the last of the building developments and the extensive campus landscaping work had been completed.

It was natural for the institution to seek university status following its success in attracting international students. This success was recognized in 2005 on receipt of the Prime Minister’s Export Award. University status was achieved in 2009.

Location

Set in a delightful resort area near the town of Muak Lek and sheltered from the pollution and congestion of the large cities, Asia-Pacific International University surrounds the student with the beauties of nature-trees, plants and flowers. Buildings around the spacious park-like campus are connected by tree-lined walkways, gardens and a series of small lakes which create an atmosphere of tranquility conducive to a reflective academic environment focusing on excellence, achievement and personal development.

New academic buildings include a beautifully designed and furnished Library, a Business and Information Technology Center and a fully equipped Faculty of Science building. The Administration Building, including a large hi-tech auditorium for the performing arts and classrooms and offices for the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, has been completely remodeled and refurbished. All academic buildings and auditoriums are fully air-conditioned.

Muak Lek has a morning and evening market where fresh vegetables and fruits are readily available. The stores in Muak Lek offer almost anything that is needed.

Saraburi (a 30 minutes drive) has a Lotus/Tesco superstore. Groceries, produce, baby supplies, personal supplies, electronics, bikes, clothing, toys and more are available. Upstairs are a fast food court, pizza shop, ice cream palour and other restaurants. In the streets behind Lotus/Tesco there is another large Thai market, and lots of other shops, including a good bicycle shop.

The school is about 150 kilometers away from Bangkok which represents only a 130 baht (130) bus ride. Bangkok, the capital of Thailand, is considered one of Southeast Asia’s most dynamic cities.

Programs / Degrees / Courses

English Courses (Reading, Writing, Listening, and Speaking taught together in a way that facilitates learning). The following levels are available:

  • Basic 1
  • Basic 2
  • Intermediate 1
  • Intermediate 2
  • Advanced

Undergraduate Programs

  • Faculty of Arts and Humanities
  • Bachelor of Arts in English Language (International Program)

  • Bachelor of Arts in English (Thai Program)
  • Faculty of Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting

  • Bachelor of Business Administration in Management and Entrepreneurship

  • Bachelor of Business Administration in Computer Information Systems
  • Faculty of Education & Psychology
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology & Education
  • Faculty of Nursing
  • Bachelor of Sciences in Nursing – Thai Program
  • Faculty of Religious Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in Applied Theology

  • Bachelor of Arts in Religious Education

Faculty of Sciences

  • Bachelor of Sciences in Biology
  • English Language, with an emphasis in
  • Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL)
  • English for Communication
  • English for Business and Tourism

Postgraduate Degrees

  • Master of Education
  • Teaching and Master of Education TESOL

Calendar

Academic Calendar

Semester II, 2013

  • October 18, 2012 – classes begin
  • February 22, 2013 – classes end

Summer Sessions I

  • March 5, 2013 – classes begin
  • April 9, 2013 – classes end

Summer Sessions II

  • April 17, 2013 – classes begin
  • May 22, 2013 – classes end

Student Life

Asia-Pacific International University is committed to a continual academic assessment designed to develop accountability in its students. Students are expected to maintain regular attendance and active participation in all academic appointments. Students are also encouraged to become involved in campus recreational and cultural activities.

Spiritual

Asia-Pacific International University is concerned about the spiritual life of the students and the community. The University Church is situated on the highest point of the campus, providing a focus for all spiritual activities, and denoting that religious worship and related activities are given a high priority by the institution. As a Christian institution the University integrates regular religious worship and religious activities into the semester program.

Worship services are held on Friday evening (vespers) and on Saturday mornings at 9.30 am and 11.00 am for students and the campus community. A chapel service is held at 10.00 am each Wednesday during the semester. In addition to the corporate times of worship described above, Asia-Pacific International University’s students are also encouraged to develop a personal religious faith and attend dorm worships. Besides this, motivated students or faculties sometimes arrange small groups spontaneously. Other religious activities are occasionally organized and presented by students, many of whom are gifted in music and drama.

Outreach Program

Hmong Mission -We work for God we work for Hmong- is a ministry that is going on at Asia-Pacific International University, and is specially focused to spread the gospel among the Hmong Community in Thailand. This ministry has a website where the Hmong people can listen to Christian songs and get the Bible in their own language.

The MuakLek Language Community Service Center (MLCSC) offers free English classes for children and adults.

Health

The University operates a small health clinic in the Thomas Massengill Student Center. This is the first place for students to seek assistance when they are ill. A nurse will then refer the patient to doctors or hospitals as needed. Asia-Pacific International University collects a medical fee each semester and provides a limited medical insurance policy to help cover student medical expenses.

Counseling

The Counseling and Development Center is operated in the Student Center building by a qualified staff. The Center provides personal testing, future job opportunities, confidential guidance and counseling for students. The Student Development Center focuses and coordinates the provision of career-related individual and group counseling services.

Forms

Those applying to Asia-Pacific International University in the international program must meet all the following requirements:

English Courses/Pre-University level and Undergraduate/University level:

  • A fully completed and signed Undergraduate Application Form.
  • A transcript of grades indicating the satisfactory completion of secondary or high school. Where original transcripts and school certificates are not in English they need to be accompanied by a certified English translation.
  • Two (2) Recommendation and Evaluation forms completed and sealed by two valid persons (teachers, pastors, supervisors, etc but no family relations) to be mailed together with your application material.
    Three recent passport-size photographs.
  • Copies of passport or citizenship documents (overseas applicants) or copies of ID document, registration of domicile and Thai citizenship documents (Thai applicants).?
  • A certificate of English Proficiency. Bellow is a list of English Proficiency Tests accepted by Asia-Pacific International University.
  • The minimum scores are:
    • TOEFL
    • Paper based 500/Computer based173/Internet based 61
    • IELTS: 5.0
    • MTELP (Michigan Test of English): 82
    • University of Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency (CPE): D
    • University of Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE): C
  • The Financial Information Form for those who are self sponsored or whose parents are responsible. For students whose sponsor is not a parent, please have your sponsor to fill out a Student Sponsorship Form.?
    300 Baht Payment of non-refundable application and placement test fees

Postgraduate

  • A fully completed and signed Graduate Application Form
  • A transcript of grades indicating the satisfactory completion of secondary or high school. Where original transcripts and school certificates are not in English they need to be accompanied by a certified English translation
  • Certified copies of any external or school leaving examination such as M6, MCE/SPM, GCE,—‘A’ Level, ‘O” Level, SMA, or university entrance matriculation examination
  • Two (2) Recommendation and Evaluation forms completed and sealed by two valid persons (teachers, pastors, supervisors, etc but no family relations) to be mailed together with your application material
  • Three recent passport-size photographs
  • Copies of passport or citizenship documents (overseas applicants)
  • Entry level of IELTS 5.5 or 550 TOEFL
  • The Financial Information Form for those who are self sponsored or whose parents are responsible. For students whose sponsor is not a parent, please have your sponsor to fill out a Student Sponsorship Form.
    600 Baht Payment of non-refundable application and placement test fees

Forms to be downloaded:

1. Application Form – Undergraduate Program
2. Application Form – Graduate Studies
3. Values and Expectations
4. Recommendation and Evaluation Form
5. Financial Information Form

Visas

In order to get a student visa you will have to provide the following documents and forms:
Invitation letter from educational institution in Thailand on letterhead.

  • Passport valid for more than six months.
  • 2 forms totally completed and signed:
  • 2 recent photos 3×4 inches or 5×7 cm (2×2 cm not accepted)
  • Fee (R$ 315.00 paid in cash at Royal Consulate of Thailand)
  • International Certificate of vaccination against Yellow Fever

Attention: Any trip to Thailand that is not for tourism requires a visa. The exemption of visa is for travel and tourism.

For more information: http://www.thaiconsul.com/en/

Prices

Schedule of Tuition and Fees For Countries in Schedule B

Year 2012-2013

Details

 

 

First Semester   Jun 1- 30 Sep

Second semester  Oct 16-28 Feb

1st Summer Mar 1-15 Apr

2nd Summer Apr 16-31 May

Tuition

3,415
(3415)

por crédito

*51,225
(5125)

*51,225
(51225)

**20,490
(20490)

***10,245
(10245)

Regular Fees

****8,700
(8700)

por semestre

8,700
(8700)

8,700
(8700)

3,000
(3000)

3,000
(3000)

Computer Lab – Class

1,000
(1000)

por matéria

 

 

 

 

Language Lab

1,000
(1000)

por semestre

 

 

 

 

Science Lab

1,500
(1500)

por matéria

 

 

 

 

University Fee

4,000
(4000)

por semestre

 4,000
(4000)

 4,000
(4000)

 

 

Dormitory (Double room-Fan)

6,750
(6750)

por semestre

6,750
(6750)

6,750
(6750)

2,000
(2000)

2,000
(2000)

Dormitory (Double room-Aircon)

9,250
(9250)

por semestre

 

 

 

 

Married Unit

16,000
(16000)

por semestre

 

 

 

 

Cafeteria (Minimum) Woman

10,000
(10000)

por semestre

10,000
(10000)

10,000
(10000)

3,000
(3000)

3,000
(3000)

Cafeteria (Minimum) Man

11,000
(11000)

por semestre

 

 

 

 

Application Fee and Entrance Exam

300
(300)

Taxa única

300
(300)

 

 

 

Academic Bulletin

300
(300)

Taxa única

300
(300)

 

 

 

Registration Fee for New Student

1,500
(1500)

Taxa única

 1,500
(1500)

 

 

 

Student ID

175
(175)

Taxa única

175
(175)

 

 

 

Visa/Immigration Fee

6,500
(6500)

por ano

6,500
(6500)

 

 

 

Damage Deposit

2,000
(2500)

Taxa única

2,000
(2000)

 

 

 

Required Deposit

20,000
(20000) – 40,000
(40000)

Taxa única

20,000
(20000)

 

 

 

Total fees for the 1st year  238,860 baht
(238860)

111,450
(111450)

80,675 (80675)

28,490 (28490)

18,245
(18245)

* Based on 15 credits hours
** Based on 6 credits hours
*** Based on 3 credits hours
**** Library, Internet, Sport facilities, etc…
***** Required Transaction Deposit amount of 20,000-40,000 baht base on your home’s distance from Thailand

1 baht = 1

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Seasons

Cool

Hot

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Months

November
December
January
February

March
April
May

June
July
August
September
October

Degrees Fahrenheit

70° to 89°

78° to 93°

77° to 90°

Degrees Celcius

21° to 31°

26° to 34°

25° to 32°

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