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Admissions Policies

Admissions Policies

Students who apply to the Chiang Mai University Faculty of Nursing may only apply to one academic program per academic term. Below is a list of policies for admission to our programs.


Before an admitted student can enroll at the Faculty of Nursing, all prerequisite coursework must be completed with a minimum grade as specified by the program. No exceptions will be made.


Applications are processed and files managed through the Faculty of Nursing’s Educational Services and Student Quality Development Section or the Office of Admissions at the Chiang Mai University Graduate School. Admission decisions are made by the admissions committees of each program. All admission decisions rendered are final and cannot be appealed. Applicants who are offered admission can expect to receive notification of their decision by email or by checking via the Graduate School’s website. Applicants will have a deadline by which to accept or decline the offer of admission. For most programs, the response deadline is within three weeks of admission. Only email sent directly from the Faculty of Nursing or notifications on the Graduate School’s website may be considered official notifications of admission.

The Faculty of Nursing offers admission with the expectation that students will enroll in courses in the semester for which they are admitted, unless a deferral is granted (see below).

Due to the large volume of applications, staff cannot provide individual explanations to those who are not admitted.


For some programs, admitted students may request to defer admission for up to one year from the semester for which they were admitted. Students can defer for one year only but cannot request a deferral of two or more years. Admitted students cannot defer admission once they have registered for a course in the Faculty of Nursing. Financial aid and tuition support are not automatically deferred. For questions regarding deferrals, please contact the Faculty of Nursing’s Educational Services and Student Quality Development Section. If you wish to defer your attendance, you must submit a written request and explanation to the Faculty of Nursing. Deferral request decisions are formally communicated by the Faculty of Nursing via email.


Each year, a number of applicants may be placed on a waitlist for admission to each program. Students on this list are notified if and when seats become available in the entering cohort. Final notifications for waitlist applicants are sent as soon as space becomes available. There is no guarantee that candidates will be offered a seat in the entering cohort. Waitlist candidacies are not held over for the following semester, nor is special consideration given to those students if they choose to reapply in a future year.


We will make every attempt to notify applicants of missing documents; however, you are responsible for ensuring that all required documents are received by the Office of Admissions or the Faculty of Nursing and your admissions file is complete. The Admissions Committee of each program reserves the right to request additional information from an applicant, including an interview. Submitted applications and documents become the property of Chiang Mai University and will not be returned.


Applicants are welcome to reapply to the Faculty of Nursing. Reapplications are treated as new applications for purposes of evaluation and are considered without reference to the initial admissions decision. All application materials must be submitted anew for reapplication by the published deadline.


No enrollment deposit is required but admitted students must report to the registration office on the specified date. Tuition can be paid in cash or by credit card.

The deadline for payment may be extended in special cases. Students wishing to obtain an extension should contact the Faculty of Nursing’s Educational Services and Student Quality Development Section.


Tuition must be paid for the first semester during registration and is non-refundable.


All non-native English speakers must demonstrate English proficiency in their admissions application. English proficiency will be demonstrated by submitting an official passing TOEFL or IELTS score. For more information, visit the international students page.


The curricula of the Faculty of Nursing requires that students engage in diverse and complex experiences directed at achieving competencies, knowledge, skills, attributes and professional values. Applicants for all academic programs, and enrolled degree-seeking students, must possess certain abilities and skills deemed essential for meeting the professional standards of accrediting agencies.

Admission to the Faculty of Nursing is open to all qualified individuals. The Faculty of Nursing is committed to accommodating the needs of students and will do so to the extent possible without compromising the essential components of the curriculum. Questions or concerns regarding these standards should be directed to the Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Research or Chairperson of each program.

Candidates for nursing degrees must be able to meet the minimum standards with or without reasonable accommodation: Observation, Communication, Motor, Intellectual-Conceptual, Integrative, and Quantitative Abilities, Behavioral and Social Attributes, and Program Specific Requirements, and Ability to Manage Stressful Situations.


Once enrolled at NurseCMU, students can request an authorization to transfer credits, refer to guidelines set by the Chiang Mai University Regulations on Undergraduate Study, B.E. 2561 (2018)

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