Education in Thailand: conditions and prospects
Education in Thailand: conditions and prospects


Study in Thailand


Higher education institutions in Thailand are consistently included in world rankings. Thai diplomas of higher education are recognized in all countries of the world. In addition, economists assure that against the backdrop of the crisis in Europe and America, it is the countries of the South Asian region that attract increased attention from the whole world. Therefore, studying at higher educational institutions in Thailand is a reliable investment in the future.

Most universities are located in Bangkok, but Phuket also has good universities. For example, Prince of Songkla University is the oldest university in southern Thailand. The date of its creation is 1967, and during this time it managed to establish itself as one of the best institutions of higher education in the Kingdom. It consistently ranks among the Top 10 Universities in Thailand, in the Top 200 in the world rankings, and in Southeast Asia has repeatedly been recognized as the second most popular - after the National University of Singapore. In general, universities are located throughout the country - from Bangkok to Chiang Mai and from Khon Kaen to Phuket.

Now Thailand is actively trying to occupy the niche of the best country for education in the Asian region. At the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Conference (SEAMEO) in Hanoi, Thailand's Minister of Education and Advisor to the Vice President of the SEAMEO Conference, Mr. Pontgthep, said that this is the main task of his department for the next few years. Therefore, Thailand is now very actively investing in education, providing the best technology to universities and attracting the best teachers from the US, Australia, Canada and Europe.

Universities in Thailand

List of the best higher education institutions in the Kingdom of Thailand and their QS World University Rankings:

  • Chulalongkorn University (Chulalongcom) world ranking #252
  • Mahidol University (Mahidol) world ranking #283
  • Chiang mai university (Chiang Mai) world ranking #551-600
  • Kasetsart University (Kasetsart) world ranking #701+
  • Khon Kaen University (Khon Kaen) world ranking #701+

Universities offer programs at different levels of education, from bachelors to doctors of science. In all major universities of the country, teaching is conducted in Thai and English, in some - only in English. All teachers who speak English are from England, USA, Canada and Australia. They specially come to work in Thailand.

University Application

For foreign students to enter some universities for a bachelor's degree, it is enough to have a high school diploma and knowledge of the English language. However, in general, those students who have one course of study at a Russian university are more likely to enter, since Thailand has a twelve-year education system.

For admission to the Master's program, students will need to show a specialist or bachelor's degree, or an academic certificate if they are still studying at the time of application.

A master's degree is required for admission to doctoral studies.

Students will additionally have to provide a motivation letter, resume, references, demonstrate knowledge of English using the TOEFL / IELTS certificate and pass an interview. Documents, as a rule, are certified by a notary and sent by express mail to the university until July.

The cost of education and living

Tuition fees are low, much lower than in some European countries and America. On average, the cost of one academic year is 2000 - 6000 dollars. Monthly living expenses are about $600 including rent.


The prospects that open up for students who graduate from universities in Thailand include the following:

  • obtaining an international diploma;
  • universal training programs that are in demand all over the world, especially in such specialties as business and management, advertising, design and many others;
  • low cost of education and living;
  • the possibility of living in one of the most beautiful countries in the world, getting to know Thai culture and its customs;

Free individual consultation

If you are interested in studying in Thailand, specialists Global Ambassador We will provide you with a free consultation, which will provide you with more detailed information, including: 

  • information about the education system in Thailand;
  • types of educational institutions suitable for you;
  • information about entrance requirements in educational institutions;
  • calculation of the cost of education and living;
  • assessment of the chances of admission;
  • assessment of the chances of obtaining a scholarship/grant;
  • recommendations on the necessary language training and passing standardized tests;
  • information on visa requirements and the likelihood of obtaining a visa;
  • information about the opportunity to work while studying;
  • plan and schedule of receipt;
  • information about the pros and cons of education in Thailand and other countries.

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