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Students' Association

Executive for 2006-2007:

President: Mr Chantha Nasak (Biology)
Vice President: Miss Yun Sotheare (Khmer Literature)
Secretary: Miss Ly Rattana (Biology)
Cashier: Mr. Meas Sambath (Mathematics)
Accountant: Mr Kim Chem (Physics)
Ground Floor, Campus I
Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday 2-5 pm.
Monday Morning: 7-11am.

A Students' Association was first initiated at the Royal University of Phnom Penh in the early 1970s. From 1980 it was called the Association of Youth and was responsible for on-campus political activities. From 1988-1994 it was called the College of Youth, until the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport (MoEYS) changed the organization to its current format and name, in 1993. The Students' Association is responsible for organizing university sports activities and tournaments, and assists the President of the university in organizing study programs and national celebrations. It has also supported the Royal Government of Cambodia by initiating tree-planting programs within university grounds. The Students' Association is supported by a small 20,000 riel subscription, paid annually by each RUPP student. It also undertakes considerable fundraising programs which improve the student experience of students from poorer families. The Students' Association provides financial support to students who suffer from adverse circumstances including illness and injury, housing and family difficulties, and also supplements rice rations for students living in pagodas. The Students' Association is currently raising money to refurbish its offices, including the purchase of a computer and door plaque. The Association hopes that such moves will encourage better organization and increase student awareness of the Association's activities. The Students' Association Executive is chosen by student elections every two years. A ten member Students' Committee also takes part in the Association's consultative process.

Careers Advising Office

Director: Mr. Thou Reno

Tel: (855) 23- 884-320/ (855) 16-842-886

Fax: (855) 23-880-116,


Room 112B, Campus I

Opening Hours: Monday to Friday: 7-11am; 2-5pm.

  • Creates partnerships for student internship programs;
  • Arranges seminars by inviting speakers from various institutions/NGOs/companies to deliver lectures relevant to job opportunities;
  • Arranges annual workshops on searching for jobs for students in years III & IV;
  • Provides students with computer services to produce CVs, cover letters and academic papers;
  • Provides printing at the lowest prices for RUPP students;
  • Searches for information related to job opportunities and makes employment announcements.

Academic Advising Center

Director: Mr. Hang Chan Thon
Tel: (855) 23-884-320, Fax: (855) 23-880-116
Email: caradvchthon@online.com.kh
Room 103, Campus I
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 7-11am; 2 to 5.30pm
The center assists students and staff who are looking to apply for overseas study, particularly in the United States. It can:

  • Advise on opportunities for students to study abroad;
  • Provide information on overseas scholarships;
  • Provide information on the TOEFL, GRE and iBT TOEFL English Proficiency exams;
  • Advise on how to apply for colleges and universities in the United States;
  • Provide information on research opportunities at overseas institutions;
  • Teach students and staff to use reference material to find information on further study.

Counseling Service

The Department of Psychology runs a free-of-charge Counseling Service, which is available to all students and staff of the university. Those who feel mentally stressed from difficult situations such as poverty, domestic violence, living away from their family or other demanding situations are encouraged to seek assistance from the service. Close friends of students and staff may also be offered counseling free of charge. The Counseling Service is located in Room #302B, Campus I. Patients who require further care or medication are referred to the Department's partner organizations, such as the Transcultural Psychology Organization (TPO), which operates in ten countries worldwide.

Medical Center

Head Doctor: Dr. Diep Piner
Medical Assistant: Mr. Meas Samoeun
Nurse: Ms. Som Sarun
Room 213, Campus I
The University Medical Center is available free of charge to students and staff for health assessments and check-ups and basic medical treatments. It is sponsored by the French Association des Etudiants de Monde and the Sungsin Women's University in Korea.

IFL Debate Club

Recognizing the need for students to develop strong English communication skills in order to compete in the international arena, the Department of English within the Institute of Foreign Languages founded the Debate Club in February 2001. All students in the B.A. (English for Work Skills) and B.Ed. (TEFL) courses are welcome to join. The club's members improve their English language competence, general knowledge about ASEAN nations and the rest of the world, and their reasoning, analytical and critical thinking skills. They exchange ideas and experiences with one another and develop confidence in public speaking, particularly expressing and defending ideas before large audiences. The Debate Club aims to develop students' skills in education, business, communication and networking, and involve students in ASEAN events such as the ASEAN Varsities' Debate, the All Asians' Debate, and the Austral-Asian Intervarsity Debate Championship.

IFL Dance Club

The IFL Dance Club, now in its fifth year, aims to provide IFL students with the opportunity to participate in extra-curricular activities and to socialize with their fellow students across different year levels.

The Club meets every Saturday morning from 8:00 to 11:00. Prior to 2006, the Club normally conducted a dance class in which participants learned Khmer popular dance. In the 2006-2007 academic year, however, three separate classes were introduced: music (flute), Flag Dance, and Ploy. These three classes were run mainly to prepare students for their performance during the 2006-2007 Khmer Culture Day and New Year celebration and the 5th ASEAN Youth Forum in August, 2007.

The Club employs four instructors, three from the Royal University of Fine Art and one from the Royal University of Phnom Penh.

Sporting Activities

Organized by the Students' Association, the Royal University of Phnom Penh fields teams for three competitive sports : football, volleyball (male and female teams) and athletics. These teams compete in inter-varsity games organized by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport (MOEYS). Each year twelve students are selected for volleyball, eighteen for football and four athletes, two males and two females, are selected for competition.

In 2002, a new bocce/ boules court was set up for competition on the university grounds. This has proved immensely popular with both students and staff.


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