Phranakhon Rajabhat University

Phranakhon Rajabhat University was Thailand’s first teachers’ training school, founded by King Chulalongkorn (King Rama the Fifth) of the present Chakri Dynasty. It was officially opened on October 12, 1892, with the primary goal of producing teachers for primary schools. Eleven years later, the curriculum expanded in response to the demand for secondary school teachers. As the college flourished, it spread to many locations and underwent many name- changes. Finally, in 1956, the then Phranakhon Teachers’College was moved to the present location, on Changwattana Road, Bangkhen District, Bangkok.

Not until 1974 was the degree program approved by the Ministry of Education, initially only in the field of education. A year later marked further major changes. Phranakhon Teachers’ College and five other teachers’ colleges in the Bangkok Metropolis agreed to cooperate in educational development and policy-planning and shared the common name of “Rattanakosin United College.” In the following year, Phranakhon underwent further expansion and offered associate degree as well as Bachelor’s degrees in arts and science, in addition to the existing Bachelor of Education degrees.

The year 1992 marked the Centennial Anniversary for Phranakhon Teachers’ College. His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the present King Rama the Tenth, graciously bestowed the name “Rajabhat,” meaning the “man of the King, servant of the motherland.” Therefore, from  12 October of that year on, Phranakhon was known as “Rajabhat Institute Phranakhon.” In addition, His Majesty granted permission to use his Royal Emblem as the symbol of the institute.
On June 15, 2004, Rajabhat Institute Phranakhon underwent another major change. Under the Rajabhat University Act B.E. 2547(2004), the institute became Phranakhon Rajabhat University, “A Thai university for academic freedom of the people.”


Phranakhon Rajabhat University is a local    university focusing on creating ethical values    along with bodies of knowledge and on    enhancing  technology development to achieve    public recognition.


  • To produce graduates with knowledge and professionalism in various fields of study
  • To encourage research necessary for the development of new technologies for the benefit of the country
  • To provide academic services to the public
  • To develop, foster, and apply technology
  • To promote and support Thai arts and culture
  • To produce teachers and to upgrade teaching skills of teachers


  • Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Faculty of Industrail Technology
  • Faculty of Management Science
  • Faculty of Sciences and Technology
  • College of Education
  • College of Buddhist Studies and Philosophy

Graduate School

  • Master of Education
  • Master of Science
  • Master of Arts
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Public Administration
  • Graduate Diploma
  • Doctor of Philosophy


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One Response

  1. Kenneth Sevirine S. Bagangan February 1, 2017 at 14:09 #

    Good day! I am Kenneth sevirine Bagangan, I am a teacher in the Philippines. I am actually searching for an opportunity in Thailand to study for masters degree full scholar. I am willing to render a service to teach English language in your institution. I am very much eager to study in Thailand. Rest assured that i would be willing to give my best performance to compensate your support with my studies.

    Thank you and God bless!

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