Stamford International University (Thailand)

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Not to be confused with Stanford University.
Stamford International University
Former names
Stamford International College, Schiller-Stamford International College, Schiller-Stamford g t University g Internationally
Motto The Difference is Real
Established 29 November 1995
Type Private, For-profit education, Coeducational
Officer in charge
Gilles C. Bernard Mahe (CEO)
Chancellor Sir Drummond Bone
President Dr Boonmark Sirinaovakul
Students 3320
Location Thailand Cha-Am, Phetchaburi Province & Bangkok, Krung Thep Mahanakorn, Thailand
13°44′05″N 100°39′44″E / 13.73471°N 100.662186°E / 13.73471; 100.662186Coordinates: 13°44′05″N 100°39′44″E / 13.73471°N 100.662186°E / 13.73471; 100.662186
Campus Multiple Campuses
Colours Blue, Grey         
Nickname STIU

Stamford International University Thailand (STIU, Thai: มหาวิทยาลัยนานาชาติแสตมฟอร์ด) is a private for-profit international university.

Historical background[edit]

Stamford College was established in Singapore and Malaysia in 1950. Subsequently a campus under the name of Stamford International College was opened in Thailand in 1995 as a joint venture with Fareast Stamford International Co. Ltd.

While the institution was started with an English-based international curriculum, parallel courses in Thai language were introduced along the way. Credits can be transferred worldwide to (and from) colleges and universities at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

The university established an academic collaboration agreement with Schiller International University of the United States in 2000 and was renamed to Schiller-Stamford International College (2 August 2000) that year. Students at Stamford (Hua Hin), have an opportunity to study in any of the 8 campuses of Schiller in Europe and the United States, through programmes offered under the students exchange agreement between the two universities..

STIU underwent several changes in its name in the process of becoming to a full university, a status which was granted by the Ministry of University Affairs on 14 February 2003, resulting in a renaming to Schiller-Stamford International University.[1] STIU finally achieved autonomy on 26 May 2004 and was re-branded as Stamford International University.

On 29 September 2008, STIU underwent a re-branding programme, including the logo, the symbol, official colours and motto.

The Laureate partnership[edit]

Since late 2011, Stamford became a partner of Laureate International Universities,[2][3] the largest academic organisation with a network of 60 universities in 29 countries serving more than 675,000 students from around the world.

Stamford University currently has students from 56 countries. [4][5]

Undergraduate programs[edit]

  • Faculty of Business Administration (Degree in B.B.A.)
  • Faculty of Liberal Arts (Degree in B.A.)
  • Faculty of Science and Technology (Degree in B.Sc.)

Graduate programs[edit]

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) - both International (English) and Thai programs
  • Master of Public Administration (MPA) - Thai programme only

Laureate English program[edit]

The Laureate English Programme (LEP)[6] co-developed by three leaders in the field of English Language teaching: Cambridge University Press, University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations and the Bell Education Trust, has been created to equip graduates with the pre-requisite language skills.

Main campus (Hua Hin)[edit]

The Stamford Thailand main campus is in the Cha-Am District, in the area of Hua Hin, 168 kilometres southwest of Bangkok on a 100-rai (16 ha) campus.[7]

Since 2008, only Thai language-based courses are taught here.

Rama IX Campus (Bangkok)[edit]

Stamford International University opened a second campus in Bangkok on 27 November 2008 for International Programmes (taught in English). This campus is conveniently located close to the airport link road.[8] Prior to the launch of this city campus, Stamford used to hold classes for master's degree courses at a study center in central Bangkok (Jasmine City,[9] Sukhumvit Road).


Stamford International University and its programmes, curricula and degrees are fully accredited by the Ministry of Education (MoE) and the Ministry of University Affairs (MUA) of Thailand. It is listed in the MUA's List of Recognised Private Universities.


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