Thailand formerly known as Siam, is a unitary state at the center of the Southeast Asia. The capital and largest city is Bangkok, a special administrative area. Thailand is bordered to the north by Myanmar and Laos, to the east by Laos and Cambodia, to the south by the Gulf of Thailand and Malaysia, and to the west by the Andaman Sea and the southern extremity of Myanmar. Its maritime boundaries include Vietnam in the Gulf of Thailand to the southeast, and Indonesia and India on the Andaman Sea to the southwest.
Thailand is one of the asia countries where you get quality education. Approximately 400 master’s degree programs in the country are aimed at international students and are taught in English. Many higher education institutions in Thailand are highly regarded, especially in the areas of environmental studies, agriculture, energy, law and Buddhist studies. In addition, many graduate programs exist in business and management and most of these are taught in English.
One good thing to study in Thailand, is its affordability. While a study in US, Canada, UK, is quite high for a Bachelor degree program or any other study program, your cost of study in Thailand is much lower.
Universities in Thailand
Thailand has 80 public universities and 71 private higher education institutions. Of the 80 public universities, 63 are classified as limited admission universities, 2 as open admission universities and 15 as autonomous universities, which include 2 Buddhist universities. Most higher education institutions welcome international students, and about 20,000 foreign students study in Thailand each year. The most popular study areas for international students are Thai and English language, business administration, and international business and marketing.
2018 TOP 10 THAI UNIVERSITY RANKING
- Mahidol University
- Kasetsart University
- Chulalongkorn University
- Prince of Songkla University
- Thammasat University
- Chiang Mai University
- Khon Kaen University
- Burapha University
- Sripatum University
- King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi
Tuition and Program Duration
Tuition and fees vary across universities and programs. Tuition for master’s degree programs at public universities is usually about $1,000 (US) to $2,000 (US) per year. Tuition at private universities is about $75 (US) to $125 (US) per credit hour.
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Master’s programs generally require two years and 36 credit hours to complete. Students normally earn 9-15 credit hours each semester.
The academic year at most schools is composed of two 16-week semesters and a summer session. The first semester runs from June through October, the second semester runs from November through March and the summer semester runs from April through May. Some universities use the Western semester calendar of September through December and January through May, and some universities use trimesters.
International students require a visa to study in Thailand; however, in many cases the school that the student is planning to attend can help with the paperwork. Before arriving in Thailand, students must obtain an Education Visa (Non-Immigrant ED visa) from the Thai embassy or consulate in their home country. The Education Visa is only good for 90 days, so after arriving in Thailand student must apply for a one-year student visa, which can be extended for additional one-year periods as needed. The visa fee is THB 1,900 (about 60 USD). After receiving the visa, students must notify the Immigration Office every 90 days of their current address; missing this notification results in a fine of THB 2,000.
Students are also required to demonstrate that they have adequate finances for residing in Thailand during their studies. Single students must show they have THB 20,000 (about 650 USD) and students with families must have THB 40,000 (about 1300 USD).
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