Royal University of Phnom Penh

The Royal University of Phnom Penh (RUPP), founded in 1960, has undergone a series of transformations to become the leading national university in Cambodia. Other transformations are still happening. In the last five years, for example, Rupp has made considerable progresses in many areas including organizational structure, institutional governance, capacity building, infrastructure development, research, teaching and learning, curriculum development, and quality assurance. These achievements have encouraged RUPP management and faculty to strive harder to implement the institutional reform and achieve development goals.

Looking towards the future, Rupp will grasp opportunities and assume a key role in driving Cambodia’s socio-economic development through the creation of human capital and the provision of quality research, training and community service. Rupp aspires to contribute to the achievement of the 2030 and 2050 national development goals of the Royal Government of Cambodia as well as the higher education vision of the Ministry of Education, Youth, and Sport.

Royal University of Phnom Penh Offered Courses

Bachelors Programs:

Bachelor of Science in Biology

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry

Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry

Bachelor of Science in Food Technology

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

Bachelor of Arts in English

Bachelor of Arts in French

Bachelor of Arts in Geography

Bachelor of Arts in History

Bachelor of Arts in Khmer Literature

Bachelor of Science in Mathematics

Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy

Bachelor of Arts in Physics

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

Bachelor of Arts in Sociology

Master Program

Master of Arts in Development Studies

Master of Science in Biodiversity Conservation

Master of Science in Chemistry

Master of Science in Information Technology

Master of Arts in TESOL

Master of Translation Science

Master of Arts in Linguistics

Master of Science in Mathematics

Master of Arts in Sociology-Anthropology

PhD Program

Life Science skilled Applied Ecology & Mgmt

International Studies:

International Studies is a multidisciplinary program which focuses on global issues and development as well as the complex relationship between societies and governments that shape the world we live in. The focal themes include political science, international economic development, foreign relations, and international cultural histories. DIS draws on a broad range of recognized Cambodian experts at the Royal University of Phnom Penh who see the need for Cambodia to have future leaders who are well-equipped with analytical skills and knowledge of the global world.

Royal University of Phnom Penh Tuition Fees

All students on non fee-paying scholarships are required to pay a registration fee of 20,000 riel per year, except for students enrolled in the Bachelor of Education in English (TEFL), Bachelor of Arts in Media Management and Bachelor of Arts in Japanese, who must pay US$80 per year. The Japanese non-degree public course, also available to scholarship holders, costs US$35 per year. The University currently offers fee-paying (non-scholarship) placements in the programs outlined in the table below. The University plans to accept non-scholarship students across more disciplines in the future. Please contact the departments for more information.

Bachelor of Science in Biology   US$300/year

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry           US$300/year

Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry      

Bachelor of Science in Food Technology

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science            US$450/year

Bachelor of Arts in English        US$450/year

Bachelor of Arts in French         Please contact department

Bachelor of Arts in Geography   US$250/year

Bachelor of Arts in History        US$250/year

Bachelor of Arts in Khmer Literature      US$250/year

Bachelor of Science in Mathematics        US$250/year

Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy   US$250/year

Bachelor of Arts in Physics        US$250/year

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology   US$250/year

Bachelor of Arts in Sociology     US$250/year

Royal University of Phnom Penh Required Documents

Photocopy of high school certificate or equivalent

Two passport photographs

Completed biography form (2 copies)

Completed personal memorandum form

Royal University of Phnom Penh Admission

Students have to complete an application form for admission, personal data and relevant documents and submit to the Division of Academic Affairs for evaluation.

For any inquiries, students can also contact at 

Tel: 855-23-883-640

Fax: 855-23-880-116

Email address: Website:

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