American Veterans


Payap University has been approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) of the United States of America to offer degree programs to eligible American veterans. Currently, there are thirteen degree programs approved for VA funding. The programs are Computer Information Systems/Information Technology (BS), Business Administration (BS), English Communication (BA), International Hospitality Management/Hospitality Industry Management (BS), Master of Divinity (MDIV), Masterís in Linguistics (MA), Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (MA), International Masterís of Business Administration (MBA), Peacebuilding (PhD), Masterís of Business Administration (MBA; Thai side), Humanities (BA), Computer Science (BS), and Accountancy, Finance, and Banking (BS). The latter four are programs within the Thai portion of the university and taught entirely in Thai. All other programs are part of the International College and taught entirely in English. VA funding is only authorized for students attending the university on a full-time basis and enrolled in one of the approved degree programs. Certificate programs (such as the Intensive Thai Program) are not eligible.

The first thing that a prospective veteran must do prior to enrolling is obtain a Certificate of Eligibility. This must be done directly with the VA. Once the Certificate of Eligibility is obtained, bring the form to our Certifying Official (CO) within the Payap University Office of International Relations and Support. The CO will enter you into our system via VA-ONCE (VA website).

To obtain complete information regarding veterans attending a foreign school, visit this VA website: