Princess Chulabhorn Science High Schools of Thailand
Twelve Princess Chulabhorn Colleges were established in honor of Her Royal Highness
Princess Chulabhorn’s dedication in science and to commemorate her 36th birthday in 1993.
They are in 12 regions around the country.
Professor Dr. Her Royal Highness Princess Chulabhorn Mahidol is the youngest daughter
of their Majesties King Bhumibol Adulyadej and Queen Sirikit of Thailand. She has been a
lecturer in Chemistry at Mahidol University since 1985. She is also a member of the President’s
Council of the University of Tokyo.
In 2010, all twelve Princess Chulabhorn Colleges were developed into science schools,
called “Princess Chulabhorn Science High Schools” with the help of Mahidol Wittayanusorn
School, the pioneer science school of Thailand.
The aim is to develop a special curriculum, innovative teaching and learning for nurturing
gifted students to be excellent in mathematics and science, and to be future scientific leaders
with critical and creative thinking, good ethics and being good members of the society with
global outlook for improving Thailand’s competitiveness in the 21st century.
The schools have both junior high school programs (Grade 7 to 9) and senior high school
programs (Grade 10 to 12). They are co-educational boarding schools. All students receive full
scholarships from the government.
Each school has a full capacity of 720 students with 24 students per class.
Grade Number Students Students
of classes per class per grade
8 4 24 96
9 4 24 96
10 4 24 96
11 6 24 144
12 6 24 144
6 24 144
The locations of the 12 Princess Chulabhorn Science High Schools are shown in the map.
Chulabhorn Chiangrai Chulabhorn Loei
Chulabhorn Phitsanulok Chulabhorn Mukdahan
Chulabhorn Phetchaburi Chulabhorn Chonburi
The schools have beautiful landscapes with land areas about 30 - 60 acres.
Chulabhorn Chiangrai Chulabhorn Phitsanulok Chulabhorn Lopburi Chulabhorn Loei
Chulabhorn Mukdahan Chulabhorn Buriram Chulabhorn Pathumthani Chulabhorn Chonburi
Chulabhorn Phetchaburi Chulabhorn Nakornsithammarat Chulabhorn Trang Chulabhorn Satun
All twelve schools have the same entrance examinations. Only students with outstanding
academic achievements in mathematics and science are qualified to apply for the schools.
For the senior level, the entrance examinations are the same as that of Mahidol Wittayanusorn
School. Each school admits students from the assigned neighboring provinces only. The numbers
of students in 2019 from all 77 provinces of Thailand are as shown in the table.
Province No. of
1. Chiangrai 122 24. Loei 62 50. Chonburi 119
2. Chiangmai 7 25. Udonthani 40 51. Chanthaburi 32
3. Nan 6 26. KhonKaen 30 52. Chachoengsao 20
4. Phayao 69 27. Sakonnakhon 31 53. Trat 3
5. Phrae 3 28. Nongkhai 23 54. Nakhonnayok 7
6. Mae Hong Son 2 29. Nongbualamphu 25 55. Prachinburi 22
7. Lampang 8 30. Buengkan 29 56. Rayong 29
8. Lamphun 23 31. Mukdahan 121 57. Sakaeo 8
9. Phitsanulok 43 58. Phetchaburi 91
10. Kamphaengphet 128 32. Ubonratchathani 20 59. Ratchaburi 19
11. Tak 18 33. Kalasin 26 60. Kanchanaburi 53
12. Nakohonsawan 15 34. Nakhonphanom 9 61. Prachuapkhirikhan 24
13. Phichit 14 35. Yasothon 11 62. Samutsongkhram 7
14. Phetchabun 23 36. Roiet 10 63. Suphanburi 46
15. Sukhothai 24 37. Amnatcharoen 129 64. Nakhon si thammarat 181
16. Uttaradit 10 38. Buriram 4 65. Songkhla 13
17. Lopburi 8 39. Nakhonratchasima 30 66. Chumphon 22
18. Chai Nat 95 40. Chaiyaphum 16 67. Phatthlung 6
19. Phranakhonsiayutthaya 10 41. Sisaket 26 68. Suratthani 18
20. Saraburi 66 42. Surin 35 69. Trang 185
21. Singburi 29 43. Mahasarakham 44 70. Phuket 22
22. Angthong 10 44. Pathumthani 96 71. Krabi 17
23. Uthaithani 26 45. Nakhonpathom 26 72. Phangnga 8
4 46. Nonthaburi 14 73. Ranong 8
11 74. Satun 180
47. Samutsakhon 49 75. Yala 20
48. Samutprakan 13
49. Bangkok 76. Narathiwat 27
The curriculum is specialized and intensive in mathematics and science with focus on
science projects and independent research activities. The emphasis is also on a solid foundation
of social sciences, world languages and fine arts. English is compulsory with one other
languages: Japanese, German, ASEAN languages, etc.
Mathematics Junior Senior Electives for junior level
Science Elementary Logic and Proofs
15.0 14.0 Introduction to Problem Solving in
Physics 15.0 - Number Theory, and others
8.0 Elementary Algebra
Chemistry - 7.0 Selected Topics in Science
- 7.0 Fundamental of science laboratories
Biology - 1.5 Earth System Science
- 4.5 Junior Science Project
Earth and Space Science - Academic Writing
6.0 Public Speaking in English
Science Project 10.0 12.0 etc.
and Research Activities 11.0 0.5
1.0 9.0 Electives for senior level
Thai Language 13.0
3.0 Elementary Calculus
English 6.0 Linear Algebra
3.0 Introduction to Statistics
Second Foreign Language 6.0 4.0 Introduction to Probability
7.0 Scientific Inquiry and the Nature of
Social Studies, 1.5 Science
Religion and Culture - Mechanics
Health and Physical 4.0 Physical Properties of Matter
4.0 86.0 Electromagnetic Waves and Modern
Education 88.0 Physics
Arts Organic Chemistry and Biomolecules
Capacity for applying
Electives (Not less than)
Areas of further studies in universities of M.6 or Grade 12 graduates in Academic
Year 2019 of Princess Chulabhorn Science High Schools:
(1) 57% in the areas of production and industry:
science, engineering, technology, architecture, agriculture, pharmacy,
economics, accounting, commerce, animal science, forestry, geology, etc.
(2) 25% in the areas of medical and health services:
medicine, dentist, medical technology, medical science, public health,
nursing science, environments, etc.
(3) 18% in the areas of social science and others:
social science, humanities, education, laws, military, international
The schools have excellent support and collaboration from mentor universities in
providing special lectures, laboratories, advices on students’ science projects, etc. Mentor
No. PCSHS Universities
1 PCSHS Chiangrai Mae Fah Luang Univ., Chiang Mai Univ., Maejo Univ.
2 PCSHS Phitsanulok Narasuan Univ.
3 PCSHS Lopburi Kasetsart Univ., Thammasat Univ.
4 PCSHS Loei Khon Kean Univ., Mahasarakham Univ.,
Suranaree Univ. of Technology
5 PCSHS Mukdahan Ubon Ratchathani Univ.
6 PCSHS Buriram Suranaree Univ.of Technology,
Mahasarakham Univ., Khon Kean Univ.
7 PCSHS Pathumthani Thammasat Univ., Kasetsart Univ.,
Chulabhorn Graduate Institute
8 PCSHS Chonburi Burapha Univ., Srinakharinwirot Univ.
King Mongkut’s Univ. of Technology Ladkrabang
9 PCSHS Phetchaburi Silpakorn Univ., King Mongkut’s Univ. of Technology
Thonburi, Kasetsart Univ.
10 PCSHS Walailak Univ., Thaksin Univ., Prince of Songkla Univ.
11 PCSHS Trang Thaksin Univ., Walailak Univ., Prince of Songkla Univ.
12 PCSHS Satun Prince of Songkla Univ., Walailak Univ., Thaksin Univ.
Average Score in Mathematics Literacy, Scientific Literacy and Reading Literacy
600 578.67 569 556.33 542.3 530.7 525.3 520 519.7
0 12 PCSHS Singapore Macao Hong Kong, Estonia Japan South Korea OECD Thailand
NO. Average MATH SCIENCE READING
591 590 555
1 B-S-J-G (CHAINA) 578.67 595 577 535
569 551 549
12 PCSHS 569.00 558 544 525
551 517 524
2 Singapore 556.33 523 530 523
527 529 504
3 Macao 542.30 526 519 514
489 489 487
4 Hong Kong, China 530.70 419 426 393
5 Estonia 525.30
6 Japan 520.00
7 South Korea 519.70
31 OECD 488.33
66 Thailand 412.67
Cooperation with Japan
Introduction of Princess Chulabhorn Science High Schools to Super Science High Schools of Japan
was started in 2011 with the help of Japan Embassy Bangkok and Ministry of Education Culture Sports
Science and Technology (MEXT) of Japan. The schools with cooperation in academic activities are as
The number of teachers and students in exchange visits among Princess Chulabhorn Science High
Schools (PCSHS) and Super Science High Schools of Japan since 2014 as follows:
School partners Japan to ThailandTeachers The scope of cooperation
Thailand to JapanStudents covers:
Teachers 1. Exchange visits of
14 63 11 58 Students
14 20 14 23 principals, teachers and
1. PCSHS Chiangrai & Tokyo Gakugel University Senior HS 10 23 12 24 students for cooperation
7 22 14 49 on academic activities;
2. PCSHS Phitsanulok & Sapporo Kaisci Secondary School 5 12 11 32 2. Promotion of
& Seishin Gakuen HS and Junior Hs 10 20 12 21 communication among
12 38 24 46 students in group through
3. PCSHS Lopburi & Oita Maizuru HS the Skype for enhancing
11 42 23 44 English language
4. PCSHS Loei & Shizuoka Kita Junior and Senior HS 12 34 13 34 proficiency and
9 22 14 32 collaboration in science
5. PCSHS Mukdanan & Hiroshima University HS 7 16 17 18 projects among students
7 23 17 31 in Grade 10 and 11.
6. PCSHS Buriram & Odate Homei Senior HS 118 335 182 412 3. Demonstration classes in
mathematics, science and
& Tennoji HS attached to Osaka Kyoiku related topics for
7. PCSHS Pathumthani Univ. capability.
4. Joint presentation of
& Ritsumeikan Keisho Junior & Senior HS science projects and
collaboration in research
8. PCSHS Chonburi & Inc. School Ichikawa Gakuen IchikawaJ&SHS projects among students.
& Nara Women's University Secondary School 5. Thailand-Japan Student
9. PCSHS Phetchaburi & Bunkyo Gakuin Univ. Girls’ J & S SHS
10. PCSHS Nakorn-si- & Nara Pref. Seisho HS
& Tokai Univ Takanawadai SHS
11. PCSHS Trang & Meijo Univ SHS
& Miyagi prefectural Furnkawa Reimei
12. PCSHS Satun Junior and Senior HS
Senior high schools (grade 10 to grade 12) of Princess Chulabhorn Science High Schools (PCSHS)
have academic cooperation with Super Science High Schools of Japan (SSH).
Thailand – Japan Student Science Fair (TJ - SSF)
TJ – SSF ensures the collaborative
teaching and learning, and thus building
closer and stronger collaboration in
gifted education in Mathematics and
Science between Thailand and Japan,
as the motto of TJ – SSF “Seeding
Innovations through Fostering Thailand -
Japan Youth Friendship”.
The objective of this fair is to
scientifically and culturally exchange
knowledge and experiences among
students, teachers, and executives in
gifted education in Science and
Technology to cultivate global outlook
for improving Thailand – Japan’s
sustainability and competitiveness
in the 21st century.
H.R.H. Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn graciously presided over the opening ceremony.
Thailand – Japan Student ICT Fair (TJ - SIF)
TJ-SIF brings together hundred of high school students and teachers from Thailand and
Japan, who emphasize on information communication and technology (ICT). This event has the
operation with mentor university and is founded by the Basic Education Commission
(OBEC),and International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
The topics cover applications and software, robotics, and software and internet of things
Robotic workshop Thai and Japanese students presented their project.
Support from JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency) for science teacher
volunteers in computer science under JOCV (Japan Oversea Cooperation Volunteer) program
and from Japan Foundation for teachers in Japanese language under Nihongo Partners program
since 2014 as shown in the table.
1. PCSHS Chiangrai Nihongo Partners JOCV
2. PCSHS Phitsanulok Program Program
3. PCSHS Lopburi
4. PCSHS Loei 5 2
5. PCSHS Mukdanan 4
6. PCSHS Buriram -
7. PCSHS Pathumthani -
8. PCSHS Chonburi 1 1
9. PCSHS Phetchaburi
10. PCSHS Nakorn-si- 4 1
11. PCSHS Trang 2
12. PCSHS Satun 4 3
Total 1 1
Thailand - Japan Game Programing Hackathon
This Hackathon is a game - programming competition for Thai
and Japanese students. With this competition, the students will compete
and exchange through technology and become technical personnel who
will be active in the international stage in the future. We will hold the
contest 2 times: the first is the preliminary round and the second is the
final round in Japan.
The preliminary round will be held in each country and finally
the teams which achieve good result from each country will be able to
advance to the final round in Japan.
Japan - Asia Youth Exchange Program in Science
Purpose of the program is to promote science and technology which is a key engine
to materialize a bright future of Asia and it is vitally important to enhance the exchange
of youths in Asian countries and Japan who will play a crucial role in the field of science and
In addition, both programs, Sakura Exchange Program in Science and Japan-East Asia
Network of Exchange for Students and Youths (JENESYS) provide the opportunity
for students to visit numerous places where science and technology are involved in the
operations. As an illustration, students had a chance to suture artificial intestine using real
medical equipment at university. Moreover, students also visit companies experiencing science
and technology applied in the operations for business.
During 2013 to 2019, the number of teachers and students of Princess Chulabhorn
Science High Schools participating in the Sakura Exchange Program in Science and JENESYS
is as follows:
1. Sakura Exchange in Science Teachers Students
2. JENESYS 19 135
Academic Cooperation with organizations in New Zealand
Princess Chulabhorn Science High Schools have organized cooperative activities in
English teaching development for teachers, Usage of English development for principles and
teachers, and English skills development for higher study by University of Otago.
Furthermore, Princess Chulabhorn Science High Schools have academic cooperation
with other universities such as the University of Waikato, University of Canterbury, Massey
University of New Zealand, Victoria University of Wellington, Auckland University of
Technology and the University of Auckland. Princess Chulabhorn Science High Schools also
have student exchange program in high school level by The Dunedin Study.
Academic cooperation among colleges of National Institute of Technology
of Japan (KOSEN) and Princess Chulabhorn Science High Schools
KOSEN is a five-year engineering education system for 15-year-old students in response
to a strong demand from the industrial sector to foster engineers who sustained the high Japanese
economic growth at that time. A two-year advanced course system was introduced in 1991.
There are 55 national KOSEN throughout Japan. Approximately 300,000 students have
graduated so far, contributing actively not only in the industrial world but also in the academic
sector, as engineers, researchers, managers and so on.
KOSEN and Princess Chulabhorn Science High School will promote education and
research, to implement exchange and other activities in areas of education and research of mutual
interest through (1) exchange of students, (2) exchange of faculty and administrative staff and
researchers, (3) exchange of academic information and materials, (4) joint research and
Princess Chulabhorn Science High School’s students participated in academic camp at Ibaraki KOSEN.
Activities in sports, physical exercises, community services and others are strongly promoted
for developing habits and characters as well as lifestyle necessary for the future leaders of
scientific community and industry.
Excellence in Science Education Bureau,
Ministry of Education, Thailand
E-mail: [email protected]
Tel: +66 2288 5590