Panha Chiet is committed to making educational opportunity accessible. Admission is based on achievement and promise; applying for financial aid does not diminish a student’s chances of admission. Indeed, the Admissions Committee may respond favorably to evidence that a candidate has overcome significant obstacles, financial or otherwise.
Our recent sweeping changes in financial aid ensure the affordability of a Panha Chiet education for students and families across the economic spectrum. It now costs the same or less for 90 percent of families in Cambodia to send their daughters or sons to Panha Chiet than to their flagship public university.
All students—Cambodian and international—benefit equally from Panha Chiet’s admission and financial aid policies.
There is no formula for gaining admission to Panha Chiet. Students with vastly different credentials come from thousands of secondary schools across the country and around the world. What unifies our students are the talents they bring to Panha Chiet and the passion to explore its vast resources.
What We Seek
Applicants can distinguish themselves for admission in a number of ways. Some show unusual academic promise through experience or achievements in study or research. Many are "well rounded" and have contributed in various ways to the lives of their schools or communities. Others are "well lopsided" with demonstrated excellence in a particular endeavor—academic, extracurricular or otherwise. Still others bring perspectives formed by unusual personal circumstances or experiences.
Academic accomplishment in high school is important, but we also seek people with enthusiasm, creativity and strength of character.