King Mongkut’s University of Technology North Bangkok Thai German Graduate School - TGGS



Peter Hartges

Tsinghua Program


+49 241 80 90683




King Mongkut’s University of Technology, KMUTNB for short, is a public university located in Bangkok, Thailand. The partnership was established in 1959 between the Thai governement and the Federal Republic of Germany. The university has eight faculties and one college distributed among three campuses.

KMUTNB worked with RWTH to establish the Thai-German Graduate School, TGGS for short. KMUTNB adopted the German teaching system in this collaboration. Today, KMUTNB is one of the best technical universities in Thailand with more than 20,000 students. TGGS is an international university for graduates in engineering. The institution features an independent Thai-German administration and courses are held in English. The first semester runs from the middle of August to the middle of December, while the second semester runs from the middle of January to the end of May.

Students at Faculty 6 may apply for a DAAD ISAP scholarship, as the TGGS is one of our faculty cooperations. For further information please contact Dr.-Ing. Kerstin Jenkes.

General Information







Number of Students

more than 20000


King Mongkut’s University of Technology North Bangkok Thai German Graduate School TGGS

International Office at King Mongkut’s University of Technology North Bangkok Thai German Graduate School TGGS

Fact Sheet


Type of Agreement

University partnership

Who can apply?

  • Bachelor students in the 3rd semester or higher (study abroad from the 5th semester)
  • Master students
  • Doctoral candidates

Note: Students in Faculty 6 can study at TGGS with a scholarship. You must apply directly with Faculty 6. Please refer to the Faculty 6 website for more information.

Type of Stay

Studies or research

Length of Stay

One to two semesters

Time of Stay

Winter or summer semester

Number of Exchange Placements


Study Details

Semester Dates

Start of August to the end of December
Start of January to the end of May

Academic Calendar

Study Possibilities

Faculties and Institutes

Within the framework of the university agreement, Master's students in Faculty 1 (Computer Science), 4 (Mechanical ENgineering), and 6 (Electrical Engineering) can apply for a stay at TGGS.

Course Offerings

Courses offered in English

Prerequisites for the Application At least good academic performance
Language Requirements

At least good English skills
TOEFL is not required
Abitur certificate or certificate from the Language Center is required

Submit application in the International Office application portal
Application Deadline in the International Office

You can find further information on the application portal website.

Tuition Fees Tuition fees waived
Average Cost of Living 300 to 600 euros
Funding Possibilities

BAföG for abroad
RWTH scholarship database
DAAD scholarship database
PROMOS scholarships abroad
Financing Study Abroad
DAAD ISAP Scholarship for Students in Faculty 6

Practical Information
Accommodations Support from the partner university: Yes
Information from the partner university: Yes
Application Process

Exchange Student Procedure

Student Exchange Application Form

IES Card Application Form

TGGS Student Guideline for Exchange Student

Health Insurance Students are responsible for having sufficient insurance coverage. We highly recommend health insurance and private liability insurance for abroad. Some partner universities have particular requirements for insurance protection.
Experience Reports See the experience reports at MoveOn Exchanges
Additional Information

Foreign Office