Pannasastra University

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia


Pannasastra University of Cambodia (PUC) was initially established in 1997, but was not in operation until 2000. It was founded by a group of Cambodian expatriates from the United States of America, whose objectives are to contribute to the development and enhancement of Asia’s human resources and to play an active role in the “nation building” process for future generations. PUC is a private institution. It is the first higher learning institution in Cambodia that provides English based education in all subjects, and is officially authorized and accredited by the Royal Government of Cambodia to grant degrees in Bachelors, Masters, and PhDs to qualified students. PUC adopts an international standard curriculum generally used by American and other developed countries’ colleges and universities (combining General Education and Major Core subjects). This academic model assures that credit units and degrees earned at PUC will be recognized by and equivalent to those of other universities abroad. PUC is the only university in Cambodia to offer all instruction and textbooks in English. In the First Quarter of Year 2004, the student enrollment was recorded at around 4000. Currently PUC employs more than two hundred faculty members, administrators and staff, including full and part-time instructors.

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Financial Assistance Available

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Fees are US$ 215 per term and US$ 160 for the summer term


Master degrees: Fees are US$ 435 per term (Executive MBA is US$ 675) and US$ 290 for the summer term (Executive MBA is US$ 450)

PhDs: Fees are US$ 975 per term and US$ 650 for the summer term

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General Application Procedure


Students seeking admission to undergraduate programs at Pannasastra University of Cambodia must have satisfied the following requirements:

  • Obtained a lycee baccalaureate, high school diploma or equivalent;
  • Earned a passing score on the PUC College Admission Test covering mathematics, physics, chemistry, science, and general knowledge; and
  • Earned a passing score on the English Placement Test.

A Foundation Year Course is required for all first-year students and consists of liberal arts curriculum that will help students gain vital general knowledge to better prepare them for a rigorous university education.

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Doctoral Degree Programs:

Admission and degree requirements for Doctoral Degrees are fully described in the Doctors of Philosophy Degree Programs of the Graduate School for each respective major.

Master Degree Programs:

Students seeking admission for Master Degree programs at Pannasasstra University of Cambodia must have satisfied the following requirements:

  • Obtained a “Licence”, bachelor’s degree or equivalent from an accredited institution;
  • Earned a passing score on the Graduate Admission Test covering general knowledge normally acquired in an undergraduate program;
  • Earned a passing score on the English Placement Test;
  • Submitted a letter of application stating student interest and goals; and
  • Submitted two letters of recommendation.

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Important Dates

Academic programs start in September and entrance tests are administered at PUC from July.

Degrees Offered


  • BA Accounting
  • Bachelor of Business Administration
  • BA Business English
  • BA Business Information Systems
  • BS Economics
  • BA Finance and Banking
  • BA Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • BA Marketing
  • BA Law
  • BA English
  • BA History
  • BA Khmer Studies
  • BA Philosophy
  • BS Biological Science
  • BS Environmental Science
  • BS Mathematics
  • BS Physics
  • BS Chemistry
  • BS Statistics
  • BS Civil Engineering
  • BS Electrical Engineering
  • BS Mechanical Engineering
  • BS Information Technology
  • BS Interior Design
  • BA Journalism
  • BA International Relations
  • BA Anthropology
  • BA Political Science
  • BA Psychology
  • BA Sociology
  • BA Gender Studies


  • Master of Business Administration
  • MA Economics
  • MBA Finance
  • MBA Human Resources Management
  • MBA International Business
  • MBA Management
  • MBA Management Information Systems
  • MBA Marketing
  • Executive MBA
  • MA Law
  • Master of Public Administration
  • MA Community Development
  • Master of Social Work
  • MA English
  • MA History
  • MA Khmer Studies
  • MA Asian Studies with emphasis on East Asia
  • MA Asian Studies with emphasis on South East Asia
  • MA Buddhist Studies
  • MS Environmental Science
  • MS Mathematics
  • MS Physics
  • MS Chemistry
  • MS Civil Engineering
  • MS Electrical Engineering
  • MS Mechanical Engineering
  • MS Information Technology
  • MS Architecture
  • MA Journalism
  • MA Multimedia and Broadcasting Production
  • MED Curriculum and Instruction
  • MED Educational Administration
  • MED English as a Second Language
  • Master of International Relations
  • MA Asian Studies
  • MA Peace and Development
  • MA Political Science
  • MA Gender Studies


  • PhD Political Science
  • PhD Asian Studies
  • PhD International Relations
  • PhD Education
  • PhD History
  • PhD Economics
  • Doctor of Business Administration