Khon Kaen University

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world rank  532

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University Overview

Established in 1964, Khon Kaen University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large town of Khon Kaen (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants). This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Nong Khai. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation, Thailand, Khon Kaen University (KKU) is a very large (EduListing enrollment range: 40,000-44,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Khon Kaen University (KKU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the EduListing degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 56 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 0-10% making this Thai higher education organization a most selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name มหาวิทยาลัยขอนแก่น
Acronym KKU
Founded 1964
Motto Knowledge, Virtues, Wisdom
Colours Red clay

University Location

Address 123 Mitraparb Road, Muang
Khon Kaen (population range: 50,000-249,999)
40002 Khon Kaen
T +66 (43) 202 059
F +66 (43) 202 059
Other locations Nong Khai

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 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 entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate 0-10%
Admission Office 123 Bureau of Academic Administration and Development
Khon Kaen 40002
+66 4334 7486

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 40,000-44,999
Academic Staff over-5,000
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Khon Kaen University's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes


Institutional Accreditation

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

Year of first Accreditation


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Medical Council of Thailand MCT
  • Thailand Nursing and Midwifery Council TNMC
  • The Dental Council
  • Engineering Institute of Thailand EIT

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Association of Southeast Asian Institutions of Higher Learning (ASAIHL)
  • ASEAN European Academic University Network (ASEA-UNINET)
  • Association of Universities of Asia and the Pacific (AUAP)

Academic Structure


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Site last updated: Monday, 18 May 2020