Study in Thailand

Thailand, although a developing nation, is one of the popular countries to study abroad. Known for the study programs encompassing International business, tourism, and philosophy, it also has several top Australian university campuses which enable getting a world-class education closer to home easier and efficient. With a bio-diversity which has won hearts all over, Thailand is the ultimate destination to experience overseas education like never before.

Some highlights

Comparatively Lower Cost of Education

australia affordable destination for overseas educationThe tuition fee to pursue a Master's degree at a public university is usually about $1,000 to $2,000 per year. On the other hand, tuition fee for the same in private universities is about $75 to $125 per credit hour. And since completing a Master's degree requires students at least 36 credit hours, that tuition fee figure becomes about $2,700 to $4,500.

Too many Choices, too little Time

Study options for students planning to pursue higher studies in Thailand are many and varied. From very generic to the niche ones, there is a subject for every curious student to study and prosper. 

Scholarships to the Rescue

Financial aid and scholarships for students pursuing studies in Thailand are abundant. While some of these are offered by Government agencies, there are others which are offered by the individual institutions and certain private bodies. Most of these scholarships are given to the meritorious students with some of them being given to those in need of financial assistance and grants.

Hone your English-language skills

Since English is used as a medium of instruction in almost all Universities, colleges and other institutions, proficiency in English is expected and hence, students need to appear and score high in any of the English-proficiency tests, IELTS, PTE or TOEFL.

But what about Visas?

To study in Thailand for a prolonged period, to be precise, more than 90 days, international students are first required to obtain an Education Visa (Non-immigrant ED visa). Following this, post-arrival in Thailand, they need to procure a one-year student visa, which can be later extended for one more year.

All about the life in Thailand

While people visit Thailand expecting to see elephants riding on the streets and magical beaches and tropical islands, they leave awestruck by the infrastructural magnificence that Thailand has turned into in recent years.

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What is the cost of studying in Thailand?

Every year about 20,000 foreign students studies in Thailand. This brings into the question of how many universities are actually in Thailand to serve 20,000 international students and the unaccounted Thai students. To put things in perspective, there are 80 public universities and 71 private higher education institutions. Out of the 80, 63 are labelled as limited admission universities, 2 open universities and 15 autonomous universities, again of which 2 are Buddhist universities.

The fee is directly related to the number and type of universities and hence it varies according to the universities and programs. The tuition fee to pursue a Master's degree at a public university is usually about $1,000 to $2,000 per year. On the other hand, tuition fee for the same in private universities is about $75 to $125 per credit hour. 

And since completing a Master's degree requires students at least 36 credit hours, that tuition fee figure becomes about $2,700 to $4,500.

So, obviously studying at private institutions is costlier.

As per a recent study, accommodation in Thailand can cost around $2,807 per year and other costs of living can amount up to $4,250. These numbers are approximate of what an average student might spend every month. And these are dependent on the way of life and habits of the students.

Top Courses in Thailand

Study options for students planning to pursue higher studies in Thailand are many and varied. From very generic to the niche ones, there is a subject for every curious student to study and prosper. 

Here are the top courses to study in Thailand:

  • Administration Studies 
  • Architecture Studies 
  • Art Studies
  • Aviation
  • Business Studies 
  • Design Studies
  • Economic Studies 
  • Education
  • Engineering Studies 
  • Environmental Studies 
  • General Studies 
  • Humanities Studies
  • Journalism and Mass Communication 
  • Languages 
  • Life Sciences 
  • Management Studies 
  • Marketing Studies
  • Natural Sciences 
  • Social Sciences
  • Technology Studies 
  • Tourism and Hospitality and many more.

Which examinations/tests are required to apply and study in Thailand?

Since English is used as a medium of instruction in almost all Universities, colleges and other institutions, proficiency in English is expected and hence, students need to appear and score high in any of the English-proficiency tests, IELTS, PTE or TOEFL. The minimum score for admissions vary according to the course, university, college or institution and more information about it can be found on their latest admission notifications.

What about scholarships to study in Thailand?

Financial aid and scholarships for students pursuing studies in Thailand are abundant. While some of these are offered by Government agencies, there are others which are offered by the individual institutions and certain private bodies. Most of these scholarships are given to the meritorious students with some of them being given to those in need of financial assistance and grants.

To know more about it, consult your study abroad consultant as they updated with all the latest developments on these issues.

Visa to study in Thailand

Quite similar to most of the countries, to study in Thailand for a prolonged period, to be precise, more than 90 days, international students are first required to obtain an Education Visa (Non-immigrant ED visa) from the Thai Embassy or consulate in their country of origin. Following this, post-arrival in Thailand, they need to procure a one-year student visa, which can be later extended for one more year, if required. The visa fee is $60 (TBH 1,900). 

Most of the time, the university or institution where the student applies help them out with all the paperwork. To obtain the Education visa, a student must have at least $650 and $1,300 in their bank account, for single and students with families respectively. This is to exhibit that the students have adequate money to stay and study in Thailand.

Note: Once the visa is received, international students are required to notify the Immigration office every 90 days of their current address. Failing to do this can attract a penalty of around $63.

Life in Thailand

While people visit Thailand expecting to see elephants riding on the streets and magical beaches and tropical islands, they leave awestruck by the infrastructural magnificence that Thailand has turned into in recent years. The people are welcoming and fun-loving and they are very warm towards international students. 

Apart from the Buddhist traditions and culture, because it is a hotspot of global tourism, the culture shows traits of a multi-cultural country where everybody lives and belongs,

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