Study in Thailand
Why Study in Thailand
Thailand is located in Southeast Asia and, by virtue of being a never-colonized, always independent country, has developed a culture of diplomatic mastery and exceptional hospitality. Thailand is known as the “land of smiles” for the friendliness of its people. However, the friendliness of the local people is far from the only reason to study in Thailand; Thailand offers many benefits and draws for international students.
As with many Asian countries, education is highly valued and extremely important in Thailand. Thai students take rigorous exams and undergo heavy competition in order to get into the best schools. The Thai government’s goal is to put Thai universities at the forefront of science and technology, likely a result of the country’s strong economy and the modern advances it is experiencing, and will continue to experience. International students who study in Thailand can take advantage of the fantastic education available there.
Many international students travel to Thailand to study ecology and the environment, agriculture, and development, as much of the work being done in these topics in Southeast Asia is happening in Thailand. For international students who are interested in learning Thai, Thailand is really the only place to go.
Various other reasons for studying in Thailand include:
Nature – Thailand has some of the most breathtaking views in the world. From tropical beaches to picturesque mountains, Thailand has something for everyone.
Food – Thai food is delicious, varied, and usually very cheap. It is also, generally speaking, healthier than what many international students are used to eating at home, with lots of tropical fruit.
Weather – Thailand’s weather is generally pleasant year round. It is tropical, and generally experiences six months or more of blue skies during the dry season. This makes it a popular destination for students studying abroad during the winter.
Beaches – Beaches in Thailand are some of the most beautiful in the world, and no matter where you are in Thailand, you are never very far from a beach.
Location – Thailand is located at the international crossroads of Southeast Asia, making it easy for international students who study there to explore Southeast Asia more fully. Many students who study in Thailand visit Cambodia after their studies are over.
Education System in Thailand
At present, the Thai education system is divided into four levels supervised by the Ministry of Education:
- Pre-primary education (ages 3-5 years old), followed by
- six years of primary education (Grade 1-6),
- three years of junior high school (Grade 7-9) and
- three years of high school (Grade 10-12).
The Ministry of University Affairs supervises higher education, which offers an associate degree, a four-year bachelor’s degree, and a two to five-year postgraduate degree. Currently, there are 24 public universities and 22 private universities in all regions of the country.
Cost of Study in Thailand
The tuition fee can vary on your specific choice of courses. Please let us know about your query and we shall get back to you within 2‐3 working days. We have listed below an approx idea.
Tuition fees per year
UG: Approximate 590,000 (THB)
PG: Approximate 340,000 (THB)
There is rolling intake throughout the year
Once we received the below-mentioned documents from your side we will send it to university/college to confirm your admission
Documents Required for Admission:
- Application Fee (if applicable)
- All Academic Transcript and Certificate
- SOP (if applicable)
- Application Form
Various scholarships are offered at various institutes. Global Study supports the applicants with adequate information based upon the eligibility criteria
Thailand is known as the “land of smiles” for the friendliness of its people. However, the friendliness of the local people is far from the only reason to study in Thailand; Thailand offers many benefits and draws for international students.
Thailand itself is in a great location within Southeast Asia if you want to venture out to other countries. Cambodia, Vietnam, Singapore and Bali are all relatively close and easy to get to. Each city and country has it’s own unique experience to offer. You could also go further to Asia to places like Japan and China on the way back home.
Thailand is an interesting blend of ancient and modern cultures. The blend of ancient temples, with outdoor market, and bustling cities, there is so much to see and do. The culture of Southeast Asia is very different from westernized countries, making time studying abroad a completely unique experience.
If you travel to Thailand, stay away from western food! There are so many great places to get cheap street food and even restaurants are very affordable. There are so many different dishes to try from curries to stir fry, and noodle to rice dishes. The food is generally healthier and was served in smaller portions. Tropical fruit is very common and with the hot weather, a smoothie or fruit shake was always welcomed. The food is delicious with a variety of tastes: KhaoSoi (a dish made with wide rice noodles and curry) being a personal favorite. If you are not a fan of spicy food (like me) “Mai Pet” meaning not spicy is a great phrase to learn.
A big part of learning about Thai culture is learning about Buddhism. Chiang Mai, for example, has several different temples called wats where you can learn about Thai history. DoiSuthep was one of the main temples that has a 300 step climb to top where there is a beautiful golden spire. Visiting the wats, you can have the opportunity to get blessed by a Buddhist monk. Seeing Buddha statues becomes a daily experience.
Thai people are very friendly. They are a very calm and peaceful group of people. They are raised to not show anger and avoid confrontation. They are very open to travelers and were always willing to help.
Thailand is incredibly affordable once you get there, especially compared to destinations such as Europe or Australia. In Europe, you could spend at least 10 euro on a meal, whereas, in Thailand, you would only spend $1-$3 on amazing local food. Getting around and staying in hostels also didn’t hurt your wallet. You can stay in hostels or hotels for as little as $5-$10 per night depending on where you are.
There are so many great destinations to visit but the language barrier was a concern at first. The fear quickly went away when I realized how easy it was to get from place to place. Reserving a bus, getting a train ticket, or navigating the ferries between islands was never difficult. Most people knew English and were always willing to help.
Thailand has one of the strongest economies in Southeast Asia, and is experiencing rapid changes in modern society. The cost of living is extremely low, making it the perfect destination for international students on a budget who want to make the most of their limited funds. Food is not expensive and other living costs are equally low.
Application for one-year Non-Immigrant Visa “ED” is required prior approval from the Royal Thai Embassy before submission of visa fee Requirements: (1 + 2)
- Basic Documents
An application form completely filled out and signed by the applicant
- A valid passport for traveling to Thailand with sufficient remaining validity
(not less than six months). The validity of 18 months is required for one-year visa application
- One set of passport photocopy page 1-5, correction page, last Thai visa page &
renewal page if any
- Two passport-sized photographs (3.5×4.5cm) taken within 6 months
- Evidence of adequate finance e.g. Current Bank Solvency and Bank Statement of
the last 6 months with the satisfactory transaction (at least 20,000 Baht per person and 40,000 Baht per family or 60,000 Taka per person and 120,000 Taka per family). Only the original Bank Statement and Bank Solvency Letter are acceptable.
- A copy of air ticket or booking confirmation or an itinerary
- 2. Additional Documents Required for This Category of Visa
- Visa request letter from self & from office mentioning the same purpose & ID
card (if any)
- Invitation letter to attend above purpose
- Acceptance letter from School, University or Institution signed by concerned
- Last educational certificate certified by the MOFA
- Letter of approval from the Ministry of Education of Thailand (available in some cases).
- Sponsorship letter with the bank statement. In the case of company bank statement, trade license have to be attached
- Trade license (Original English translated and photocopy of the original) from the applicant who is traveling first time and proprietor
- Letter of approval from the Office of the National Buddhism and authorization
from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Thailand for the case of the foreign monk who wishes to pursue a study in the religion field with Thai religious institutions.
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