The Siam Commercial Bank (SCB, tel:0 7428 2970), next to the President’s Office Building, offers a full range of services, and is open from 08:30 to 15:30 on weekdays. There is also a minor branch of the Bangkok Bank at the Songklanagarind Hospital. ATMs are available at quite a few places on campus.

Several food centers are present in the campus. The two larger ones are the Hospital Cafeteria, located in the basement of the Songklanagarind Hospital, and the Rong Chang (Elephant Canteen). The Hospital Cafeteria is open from early morning until late afternoon, and the Elephant Canteen is open from early morning to about nine in the evening. Besides, most faculties have their own food centers. Sritrang Food Center is situated off campus near the University Gate 109, on the south side of the campus. A variety of Thai, Chinese, and Muslim food is normally available in all these centers.

The Good View Restaurant (Staff Club), opposite the university reservoir, is the only place on campus where alcoholic beverages are served. It is a relaxing and pleasant place with a beautiful view. It is open from 11:00 a.m. to 22:00 p.m. daily.  
A Green Market is also available in the evenings of Monday, Wednesday and Friday. It is located near the Gate 109. One can buy fresh fruit and vegetables, fresh fish and seafood, and a vast diversity of ready-to-eat food.

PSU International Affairs Office (IAO) has an active globalization strategy, which has led to establishment of almost 600 academic partnerships with universities and institutions in almost 48 countries. These partnerships facilitate student and staff exchange programs, double-degree study programs, joint researches and conferences, etc. PSU also offers scholarships and encourages international students to study at our university. Do browse through our website to learn more about IAO, its activities, and partners, at  .


Tel: 074 446824
Fax: 66 74 446825
Facebook: @psuinteraffairs
Twitter: @PSUinter

As the source of information and knowledge for all, PSU is managing six main libraries: two on Hat Yai Campus, and one on each of the other four campuses. Each library provides a full range of services to staff, personnel and students of the University, as well as to the general public. Moreover, most faculties also have their own specialized libraries. However, specific permission is usually required to access these.

Khunying Long Athakravisunthorn Learning Resources Center

The university’s central library on HatYai campus. A large collection of English language reading materials is available. It operates an online system for material searching (e-databases), and offers a large variety of e-books and e-journals. For more information please visit

Opening Hours

Semesters 1&2Monday-Friday08.30-22.30 hrs
 Weekend09.00-20.00 hrs
2 weeks before finalMonday-Friday08.30-24.00 hrs
ExaminationWeekend09.00-20.00 hrs
Summer semesterMonday-Friday08.30-19.30 hrs
 Saturday09.00-17.00 hrs
VationMonday-Friday08.30-16.30 hrs

The central library operates an on-line system for materials searching (e-databases) and offers a large variety of e-books and e-journals. For more information please visit:

PSU is the only university in southern Thailand that has five medical facilities on campus!

PSU Hat Yai Campus has the biggest and most specialized general hospital in the region, namely Songklanagarind Hospital, a Dental Hospital, a Traditional Thai Medicine Hospital, and a Veterinary Hospital. Moreover, there is also a Pharmacy on campus, which is run by the PSU Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences. Therefore, our students and staff are provided with outstanding medical and dental services.


Even though international students are required to have health and accident insurance from their own countries before coming to PSU, one will obtain a minimum coverage university health and accident insurance for 300 Baht a year during registration (included in the tuition fee). This insurance will be effective only for the period of time that one is registered. The health insurance coverage includes free treatment (not exceeding 10,000 Baht per year) at Songklanagarind (PSU) Hospital. Accident insurance coverage includes free treatment at any public hospital, but is limited to a maximum of 12,000 Baht for each accident. At the Songklanagarind Hospital, students are not required to pay in advance, but in any other hospital they must pay the fees and submit claims to the PSU Student Affairs Division to obtain reimbursement. PSU foreign students can also opt for an extra insurance provided by Siam City Insurance Company. See more details at

Every faculty and main offices of the university are linked on-line. The university has adopted modern information technology and utilized it for efficient administration, management and provision of the active academic environment for higher education. It is a must that all students have accessed to the internet from their faculties.

The university’s Post Office, on the ground floor of the PSU Sports and Health Center, is open from 08:30 to 16:30 on weekdays and from 09:00 to 12:00 on Saturday.

Postal Services:
Collecting and delivering mail is provided for students. A student’s name, surname and dormitory number should be specified on the mail. Normal mail will be delivered to a student’s room in the dorm. Notes will be sent to students if they have registered mail. Students need to present their ID and the notification regarding registered mail in order to collect it at the Office of Student Dormitories.

Office of Welfare and Services at the building of Office of Student Dormitories.
Office Hours:
Monday-Friday 8.30 a.m. – 4.30 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays 8.30 a.m. – 4.30 p.m.
Tel. 0-7428-2212 on campus 2212

There are designated rooms within the university that Muslim students can use for prayer. Friday prayer will be held in the Gymnasium. Information about prayer times is available at  .

The 60th Anniversary of His Majesty the King’s Accession to the Throne International Convention Center

The state-of-the-art PSU International Convention Center (PSUICC) is Thailand’s newest international convention center and the largest in the country’s southern region. The Center features splendid contemporary southern-style architecture, can accommodate up to 4,000 people and can be adapted to host everything from seminar and conferences to national and international trade fairs.
PSUICC is situated within Hat Yai campus, on Punnakan Road, at just ten kilometers from Hat Yai International Airport. Moreover, PSUICC is equipped with functionally state-of-the-art multi-media technology, which serves all types of activities. More information can be found at .

Prince of Songkla University has been doing its utmost in protecting its students, staff and facilities. In all five campuses, teams of security staff are at every gate, as well as throughout the campus to provide assistance, to monitor activities and in general to assure the well-being of everyone on campus.
Security Office in Hat Yai campus: 074 558863, 074 282190-1

At PSU, one can enjoy outstanding sports provisions: sport courts (tennis, basketball, badminton, volleyball, takraw, petanque), multi-purpose playing fields, swimming pool (Hat Yai and Pattani only), fully-equipped gymnasiums, fitness center, areas for aerobics and Tai Chi classes.
Yoga classes and other types of sporting are available in several buildings around campus.

Detailed information about most of the recreational facilities and costs can be obtained from an officer at the gymnasium between 08:30 to 16:30.

The University provides sports facilities as follows:

  • Swimming pool
  • Gymnasium Building
  • Football Fields 1 and 2
  • Five tennis courts
  • Outdoor volleyball court
  • Indoor volleyball court
  • Softball court
  • Petanque field
  • Fitness Center
  • Sepak Takraw Field
  • Shooting range
  • Badminton courts

PSU Students have to present their student ID every time they use sports facilities.

Swimming pool25 bahtTuesday-Sunday, two periods:
Morning session: 6.30 a.m.-11.30 a.m.
Afternoon session: 2.00 p.m.-8.50 p.m.

The pool is closed on Mondays and other times as announced by the university.
Tennis Court40-60 bahtEvery day
7.00 a.m.-9.00 p.m.

Closed on special days as announced by the university.
Badminton Court60 bahtEvery day
Time: 9.00 a.m. – 9.00 p.m.Closed on special days as announced by the university.
Fitness Center15 bahtEvery day
Morning session: 6.30 a.m.-11.30 a.m.
Afternoon session: 2.00 p.m.-8.45 p.m.

Closed on special days as announced by the university.

Contact: Sports and Recreation Building
Tel. 0-7428-2218, on campus: 2207, 2217, 2218

Student Dormitories
          One of the purposes of having dormitories in the campus is to improve learning environment, to let students have better opportunities to exchange their attitudes and view points, to foster good relationship and friendship, to develop students’ characters on many aspects such as how to live together in orderly manner as well as to learn to be responsible to ourselves and to the public in general.

International Dormitories
          International students will be accommodated on campus.

Dormitory Reservation
          Students can book their room online at:
          Make a payment and receive the bill at

For more information, please contact PSU Student Affairs Division, Tel. 074-28-2201, or the PSU International Students and Staff Office, located on the third floor of the President’s Office Building, PSU Hat Yai Campus; Tel. 074-282968; Email:

Alternative Accommodation

One may opt to lease housing in town:
• most apartments in Hat Yai and the surrounding areas are similar to studio apartments: a single room with a restroom and balcony.
• houses may also be rented, if you let your PSU contact know well in advance.
How to book off-campus housing?
• please contact the International Affairs officer/ adviser at your faculty in order for them to help you book an off-campus accommodation.

Eligibility and Priority for the Residency of Student Dormitories:
          Every student who resides in the university dormitory must transfer their house registration to their current place of resident in the dormitory, except those student whose house registration is in Songkla Province. They may change their house registration after graduation or after they are no longer a resident in the university dormitories. The rules and regulations employed in selecting students who are eligible to stay in the university dormitories are as follows:
    1. The university will offer a place of residence in university dormitories for every first year student and for every 2nd- 4th year students of the Faculty of Nursing.
    2. The university will allot a place in university dormitories for each student who has health problem and/or chronic or congenital conditions which has been certified by doctors that daily travel from home to study at the university will adversely affect the health of the students. There are quotas for dormitory student committees, administrative members of the student council, members of the student administrative board, presidents, treasuries and secretaries of associations and clubs affiliated with the student organizations, not more than 25 members of the committee of student association of each faculty; and outstanding athletes and performers who bring recognition to the university as well as other students deem proper by the university. The available vacancies will be given to other students who request residency in the dormitories, by balloting.
    3. The 3rd – 4th year nursing students will be able to stay in the dormitory of the Faculty of Nursing.
    4. The 2nd – 6th year medical students will be able to stay in the dormitory of the Faculty of Medicine.

Alternative Accommodation
Some foreigners may opt to lease housing in town. Most apartments in Hat Yai and the surrounding areas are similar to studio apartments – a single room with a restroom and balcony. Houses may also be rented, if you let your PSU contact know well in advance.


Office of Student Dormitories, located at the entrance of Student Dormitory.
Office Hours:
Monday-Friday 8.30 a.m. – 9.00 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays 8.30 a.m. – 4.30 p.m.

  • Male Dormitory Unit (Dorm1, 2 and 6) Tel. 0-74-28-2681
  • Female Dormitory Unit (Dorm 3,4, 5, 7 and 15) Tel. 0-7428-2212
  • Dorm 8-9 Tel. 0-7427-6000
  • Dorm 10-11 Tel. 0-7427-6777
  • Head of Housing Affairs Tel. 0-7428-2111, 0-7444-67
  • Website:

For most foreign staff or official guests hosted by the university, transportation is of no major concern. Depending upon the length of your stay, you may be given access to a vehicle with a driver or a motorcycle/bicycle owned by the faculty with which you are associated. Nonetheless, walking is also a pleasant proposition, since the campus is beautifully landscaped, and most locations can be reached on foot in about 20 minutes. Cycling is also a convenient mode of travel.

If you do have the opportunity to drive a motor vehicle, you should keep in mind that in Thailand one drive on the left side of the road. Also, you should be aware that driving behaviors of Thai motorists are somewhat less restrained than what you may be accustomed to, so remain alert at all times. A pedestrian’s right of way is not always acknowledged in Thailand, so caution is strongly advised when crossing a road.

Tuk-tuks and motorcycle taxis, alternative forms of Thai transportation, can be found near the Rong Chang (Elephant Canteen), by the PSU Hospital entrance, or outside the main campus entrance. Taxis, vans and buses are available for transportation to destinations outside Hat Yai. More detailed information can be obtained from the Tourist Authority of Thailand (TAT), Hat Yai, at 0-7423-1055 or 0-7423-8518 

An electrical bus service operates on Hat Yai Campus throughout the day. Route maps are shown below.
Operating hours:

Weekday: 7.30 am.-5.20 pm
Weekend: 8.00 am- 5.00 pm

[Thursday 11:08 AM] Gongchanok Thongprad (ก้องชนก ทองพรัด)