The admission period is announced on the university’s main website and Facebook Page before the beginning of every semester. You can apply for admission to Paragon International University during one of the two intake periods.
* First Intake (for Semester I): from July 1 to early November.
* Second Intake (for Semester II): from early February to early March
High school graduates, who have successfully passed their “BACII” exam, are eligible to apply for admission to Paragon International University. There is not a separate entrance exam required for admission.
(COVID 19 UPDATE: Public school students who haven’t taken the BACII exam, please contact our front desk)
However, certain study programs require students to take a Math Placement Test to determine what level of math students should study in their freshman year.
The Math Placement Test is administered during the orientation week (i.e. one week before the start of the semester).
Yes. If you are not proficient enough in the English language, you can still apply for admission to an undergraduate program at Paragon International University. In this case, you will have to take our English Proficiency Test after your enrolment to determine whether you should study in our English Preparatory Program or freshman year.
Paragon International University offers more than 400 scholarships and tuition fee discounts.
For detailed information about the scholarship please visit the Scholarships Page
Yes, you can. You just need to make the payment of the registration fee in advance, yet you don’t need to pay any tuition fee. However, please note that the maximum period of study for a 4-year degree program cannot be longer than 6 academic years.
Yes, you can do so. However, the application and registration fees are non-refundable.
You can apply online for admission or simply walk into our campus to apply. Assistance is provided for walk-in applicants. Please note that international applications are subject to approval of the registrar and the response process may take 5 working days.
Yes, international students can apply and study at Paragon.U. Please see the information for international students here or find at Admission > Admission Requirements > International
Admission requirements and the process are explained under the Admissions page of the university website.
In an academic year at Paragon International University, there are 2 semesters followed by a summer term. Semester I begins in early November and finishes in late February. Semester II begins in mid-March and ends in late July. For more updated information, please see Academic Calendar
Paragon International University offers undergraduate (Bachelor’s) degree education in the following programs:
Civil Engineering (CE)
Computer Science (CS)
Management of Information Systems (MIS)
Business Administration (BUS)
Banking & Finance (BAF)
International Relations (IR)
International Trade and Logistics (ITL)
Industrial Engineering (IE)
Yes. We offer a university education with a strong curriculum at international standards. Our alumni are admitted to prominent graduate schools in the USA, UK, Australia, China, South Korea, Japan, Germany, Thailand, the Netherlands, and many others.
Lecturers at Paragon International University are qualified and experienced academicians and professionals who received their graduate and postgraduate degrees from reputable universities around the globe. They typically have a PhD in their field or at least a Master’s Degree with teaching/professional experience. Paragon International University is proud of its body of diverse faculty members and staff of over 10 different nationalities from America, Europe and Asia.
Course schedules are arranged by the Provost’s Office and typically spread over the week between 8 AM and 5 PM. In addition to their regular class hours, students are expected to spend 20 to 25 hours per week for independent study and research.
In the English Preparatory Program, the sessions usually run from 8 AM – 12 PM, from Monday to Friday, and learners are expected to do practice and self-study in the afternoons.
Attendance is a component of the grading system and it comprises 10% of the overall grade. Therefore, students are strongly encouraged to attend and participate in all class activities. Absenteeism will result in low grades or failure in the course.
In order to earn a Bachelor’s degree from Paragon International University, you have to complete at least 132 or 154 credits. The number of credits required for graduation may change based on your study program. A course usually weighs 3 or 4 credits.
Please refer to the relevant department for more information regarding the credits from the “Prospective Students” menu above.
The number of permissible credits you take in a semester depends on your academic capacity and requirements of the curriculum. The number of credits you take must be approved by your academic advisor.
Undergraduate degree programs at Paragon International University typically take four years. Students may delay their graduation if they suspend their studies due to extraordinary circumstances, or if they prefer to take fewer credits in each semester or if they fail several classes and need to repeat them.
Please notice that Cambodian Higher Education Regulations tolerates extending your studies only up to 6 years.
Yes, you can, but you have to schedule an appointment with the Registrar and the Head of the Department that you wish to transfer to. The number of transferable credits may change depending on transcripts of individual applicants. Once the Department Head determines the number of credits and specific courses that you can transfer, the Registrar’s Office will help process your transfer application.
There are 2 types of fees charged at Paragon International University. These are a registration fee and a tuition fee.
The registration Fee is 500$ per academic year and it must be paid to in order for you to proceed as a student at the university.
Tuition fees are the payments charged as the value of your actual study, the courses you take, lecturing, etc. Tuition fees are charged on a semester basis. Tuition fees vary depending on your study program.
Scholarship discounts cover only tuition fees and are not applicable to the registration fee. For the most recent information on fees, please visit the Admissions link.
Yes, Paragon International University provides tuition fee scholarships for the academic year 2020-2021:
1. ParagonU Scholarships Exam
2. Partnership Scholarship
For detailed information about scholarships, please visit the link: Scholarships
Note: The registration fee is not covered by tuition fee scholarships.
The scholarships offered at Paragon International University are discounts that cover only tuition fees, not the registration fee. For example, a student who has earned a 100 % scholarship has to pay only a registration fee every year.
For detailed information about scholarships please visit the link: Scholarship
No, Paragon International University Scholarship Examinations are administered only once every academic year.
Yes, International applicants residing in Cambodia can apply for scholarships via the Scholarship Exam.
National ID or passport or any ID with your name and photo on it.
The Paragon International University Scholarship Exam is a 2-hour long, paper-based, multiple-choice test that measures students’ general ability to succeed in one or more study programs at Paragon International University. There are three exam types: General Reasoning, International Relations, and Physics.
* Applicants interested in any field other than International Relations must take the General Reasoning Exam, which consists of Mathematical Reasoning, Logical Reasoning, and Verbal Reasoning questions. This is a two-hour long exam.
* Applicants interested in Civil Engineering additionally take the Physics Exam. This is a one-hour exam.
* Applicants interested in International Relations (regardless of any other interests) must take the International Relations Exam. This is a two-hour long exam. It is only for IR applicants and consists primarily of questions testing general knowledge of current events and history. It also contains a short section on logical reasoning.
Yes, a tuition fee scholarship is valid for 2 semesters spent at the English preparatory school and 10 semesters spent at the undergraduate program. Notice that the tuition fee scholarship does not include the registration fee.
The language of instruction and examinations at Paragon International University is English. All courses are taught in the English language. Therefore, it is imperative that your level of English language is proficient enough to study in an academic environment.
There are 4 ways to prove that your English is good enough to study at Paragon International University.
1. You can take the Paragon International University English Proficiency Test and get a passing score or conditional passing score.
2. If you have earned a score of 60 or more at TOEFL iBT, you will be exempted from our language requirement.
3. If you have earned a score of 5.5 band or more at IELTS academic, you will be exempted from the language requirement.
4. If you can certify that you have successfully completed level 12 at ACE English language courses, you will be exempted from the language requirement.
Yes, you are exempted from taking the English Proficiency Test if you have a TOEFL iBT score of 60 or an IELTS score of 5.5.
Yes. Even if you are not proficient enough in the English language, you can still apply for admission to an undergraduate program at Paragon International University. In this case, you will have to study in the English Preparatory Program before you are allowed into freshman year.
Paragon International University’s English Language Proficiency Test consists of two parts.
The first part of the test is a 2-hour long computer-based, multiple-choice test that measures students’ knowledge and skills in grammar, vocabulary, listening comprehension, reading comprehension. The second part of the test measures student’s writing skills and accuracy. At the end of the test, an overall judgment is done by the test coordinator to place the student at the appropriate level in the English Preparatory program or allow them to study in freshman year.
You can take the test after you enroll in an undergraduate program at Paragon International University. The testing team will inform you of your testing schedule. You will be notified of your result via the phone number you provided.
Unlike some higher education institutions in Cambodia, students are not required to wear any uniform to the university. However, a proper casual dress code is expected on campus.
Unfortunately, Paragon International University does not provide any housing facility to its students. Students who need accommodation may consider options of the rental rooms in the Toul Kork area.
Unfortunately, Paragon International University does not provide any shuttle services to its students to commute to the campus. Students need to arrange their own means of transportation.