Admissions 2023

KMITL-NIDA Financial Engineering program welcomes both Thai and international applicants. For 2023 Admissions, the program accepts new students through 2 admission channels:

    1. Direct Admissions
    2. TCAS Admissions

International applicants residing outside Thailand are recommended to apply through direct admissions. In both channels, there are a number of application rounds.  Please see below for the admission requirements and schedules for each round of each admission channel.

Note: The information provided on this page is only valid and applicable in the indicated round and year of admissions. The information on admissions and fees, including admissions requirements, application process, tuition fees and other fees, and scholarships, for 2024 admissions (or later) is subject to change.

Direct Admissions (Early Round 2023)

Thai and non-Thai candidates residing in Thailand or abroad may apply for admissions directly with the School of Engineering, KMITL. Selection of successful candidates through the direct admissions is based on the submitted academic records, standardized test scores, and an interview. There is no paper examination.

Note that, even though the direct admissions are carried out by the School of Engineering, all accepted candidates who are Thai nationals are still required to confirm the acceptance of their admission offers on the national TCAS website during the period specified by the Council of University Presidents of Thailand (CUPT).

1. Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for consideration, you must satisfy the requirements set out in 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, and 1.4 below.

1.1 Educational qualifications

You must have obtained or be expected to obtain prior to the start of Academic Year 2023 an educational qualification equivalent to (or higher than) a high school diploma in Thailand. Please see for the criteria for high school equivalency endorsed by the Council of University Presidents of Thailand.

1.2 General academic requirement

You are expected to demonstrate good academic competence. Specifically, you must be able to provide at least one of the following:

  • SAT general test score of 1020 or higher
  • GSAT score of 1020 or higher
  • ACT composite score of 19 or higher
  • IB Diploma score of 29 or higher
  • Cumulative GPA in high school (at least 4 semesters) in the 75th percentile
  • National higher education board exam or university entrance exam (such as A-Level, Gaokao, GAT/PAT) that the admission committee considers equivalent to one of the above qualifications
1.3 Subject specific requirement

You are expected to demonstrate an excellent level of knowledge and skills of mathematics. Specifically, you must be able to provide at least one of the following:

  • SAT Math score of 600 or higher
  • GSAT Math score of 600 or higher
  • SAT subject test Mathematics Level 1 or Mathematics Level 2 score of 600 or higher
  • ACT mathematics score of 23 or higher
  • IB Diploma score for a mathematics subject with a score of 5 or higher
  • AP test for a mathematics subject with a score of 4 or higher
  • A-Level or AS-Level for a mathematics subject with grade B or higher
  • PAT 1 (mathematics) score of 90 or higher
  • Overall average of the grades for all mathematics subjects taken in high school at least 3 out 4 (or equivalent)
1.4 English language proficiency

You are expected to demonstrate excellent skills of English language for academic purposes. Specifically, you are expected to provide at least one of the following:

  • TOEFL (iBT) score of 79 or higher
  • TOEFL (ITP or paper-based test) score of 550 or higher
  • IELTS score of 6.0 or higher
  • Cambridge English Exams (FCE/CAE/CPE) score of 170 or higher
  • IB – English A1 or A2 score of 4 or higher
  • IB – English B (HL) score of 5 or higher
  • KMITL-TEP level B2 or higher

Note: The applicant who marginally fails the above requirement on English language proficiency may be admitted upon the condition that the applicant enrolls and passes English as a Second Language (ESL) courses offered by the Faculty of Engineering before or during the first year of study at KMITL. Additional fees may apply.

2. Application procedure and schedule

The application procedure and schedule are as shown in the following table.

Activities Dates
1) Application submission and application fee payment

  • Please go to and carefully follow the instructions to complete and submit an application and upload supporting documents. For more information on how to use the application system, see the application process guidance.
  • The application fee is 1,000 Baht (for each program that you apply). The application fee is non-refundable.
  • Application fee can be paid by bank transfer only. Follow the instructions given after the online application has been submitted. Payment must be received by the date shown in the right.
  • Applicants residing outside Thailand should contact the admissions team for assistance on how to pay the application fee.
Until 31 Oct 2022
2) Interview candidate notification

11 Nov 2022
3) Interview

  • The exact time and room where the interview is held will be sent to all the eligible applicants via email.
  • Applicants who are residing outside Thailand at the time of the interview may request for an interview via video conference.
20 Nov 2022
4) Admission decision

30 Nov 2022
5) Offer acceptance through TCAS Clearing-house (for Thai nationals only)

  • Admitted applicants who are Thai nationals are required to confirm their acceptance of the admission offers on the TCAS website:
7-8 Feb 2023
6) Enrollment confirmation and tuition fee payment

  • Admitted applicants are required to confirm their intent to enroll on and pay the tuition fee for Semester 1/2023 in full via bank transfer. The tuition fee paid is non-refundable.
  • Applicants residing outside Thailand should contact the admission team for assistance on how to pay the tuition fee.
17-23 Feb 2023
7) Start of Semester 1/2023
Aug 2023

Supporting documents

The following documents should be submitted with your application.

  • Photocopy of your national identification card or passport (only the page with your photo)
  • Latest high school transcript
  • Examination results – SAT, GSAT, ACT, IB etc.
  • English proficiency test results – IELTS, TOEFL etc.
  • Personal statement (no more than 650 words) explaining your reason to join the program and your career plan

The following documents can either be submitted with your application or be brought with you on the day of the interview.

  • (Optional) Portfolio of your past activities and achievements. In case you have an online portfolio, no need to print it out – just include the URL link to your online portfolio on your application.
  • (Optional) Two recommendation letters from your teachers or supervisors

All supporting documents should be combined into a single PDF file with the filename “Program_Name_Application_ID_First_Name_Last_Name”, for example, Financial_Engineering_12345_John_Doe, and then uploaded into the online application system either before or after the application has been submitted but no later than the last day of the application period.

TCAS Admissions

Details on TCAS Admissions are to be announced shortly. Stay tuned!

Tuition Fees and Scholarships


For all enquiries regarding the admission and applications, please contact the Financial Engineering admission team by phone at 02-329-8397, 098-339-9003 or by email at The applicant is advised to follow the announcements regarding the admission on the website