Thai University Entrance Exams - CU-TEP and TU-GET Both Chulalongkorn University and Thammasat University have their own English entrance exams....

Thai University Entrance Exams – CU-TEP and TU-GET

Both Chulalongkorn University and Thammasat University have their own English entrance exams. Whilst Chulalongkorn University only requires you to take their test for studying English and International Studies, Thammasat University requires a high level of English language proficiency for all of its graduate degree programmes.

IH Bangkok has a long history of helping students prepare for the CU-TEP or TU-GET exams and an enviable success rate. We can offer you:

  • Intensive courses leading up to the exam.
  • Practice tests and revision.
  • Part-time courses for those with a long-term goal of attending one of these prestigious universities.

Click on the CU-TEP or TU-GET tabs below for more information.

IH Bangkok can offer these courses on an intensive or part-time basis, in small groups or as private lessons.

To find out how IH Bangkok can help you, send us a message or contact us at [email protected] and book your free assessment test.

What kind of exam is it?

The CU-TEP is for undergraduate university students interested in studying at Chulalongkorn University’s graduate programs in English and International Studies.


What level do I need to be?

Upper Intermediate


What does the exam consist of?


The reading section consists of 6-7 long passages and questions about the passages. The passages are on academic topics; they are the kind of material that might be found in an undergraduate university textbook. Students answer questions about the main ideas, details, inferences, sentence restatements, sentence insertion, vocabulary, function and overall ideas. Prior knowledge of the subject under discussion is not necessary to come to the correct answer.



The listening section consists of fifteen long passages and questions about the passages. The questions ask the students to determine what the main ideas are, details, function, stance, inferences, and overall organization.


Writing : Error Identification

The writing section consists of 30 error identification questions. Candidates will be given a sentence and asked to choose a word or phrase from four options that makes the sentence incorrect. Examiners will be looking for the candidate’s knowledge of grammatical functions as well as their understanding of vocabulary.

Task Internet Based Test Approx. Time
Reading 7 passages and 90 questions 70 minutes
Listening 15 short passages, 4 longer passages and 30 questions 30 minutes
Writing: Error Identification 1 task and 30 questions 30 minutes


How will it help me?

The CU-TEP is aimed at students who would like to enter an English or International graduate program at Chulalongkorn University. The required pass mark varies according to subject and different subjects may have a different entrance exam. For more details, including entrance requirements, dates and fees, please visit the Chulalongkorn Academic Testing page at the Chulalongkorn University website.


How can I prepare for this exam?

Students at upper intermediate and lower advanced level can practise CU-TEP tests at our IH Bangkok centre. We run preparation courses for those studying for the exam.

What kind of exam is it?

Thammasat University Graduate English Test


Who is it for?

The TU-GET is an advanced test of English language proficiency required for entry into any of Thammasat University’s graduate degree programs.


What does the exam consist of?

The exam consists of three sections: writing ability, vocabulary and reading comprehension. The writing ability section involves sentence completion and error identification. The vocabulary section asks students to match synonyms and to fill the gaps in larger texts. The reading comprehension section has five passages that the student must first read, and then choose the correct answer from four options. The reading comprehension section accounts for 50% of the overall score.


How often and where can I take it?

The TU-GET generally has five test dates each year. The application process must be completed two months in advance of your test date. For more details of the application process and upcoming exam dates, please go to the Thammasat University website.


What can I do with this qualification?

The TU-GET is mandatory for students who wish to enter any of Thammasat University’s graduate degree programs. However, score requirements may vary depending on the course you are planning to take. For more information please contact the Student Advisor at Thammasat University.

Top tips for preparing for the exam:

  • Know your limits. Have your English ability assessed by International House Bangkok so that you can set achievable goals. Work with your teacher to find out what you should be aiming for.
  • Preparation and organization are vital. Set aside as much time as you can for your study. Work towards goals and do not leave all your preparation until the last minute.
  • Improve you reading skills – learn how to read faster and more efficiently. This is especially important given the heavy weighting of the reading test.
  • Reading does not have to be for studying only. Try to read more newspapers, magazines and books in your free time. Make it enjoyable and choose a topic you like.