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, friendliness of the local people is far from the only reason to study in Thailand; Thailand offers many benefits and draws for international students.

Bangkok is the capital city and center of political, commercial, industrial and cultural activities. With its proud history, tropical climate and renowned hospitality, the Kingdom is a never-ending source of fascination and pleasure for international visitors and students.

There are over 100 International Schools in Thailand offering education in English and other languages such as French, German, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean. These schools offer education from K-12 for local and international students.  Upon graduation, students are able to progress to Universities all over the world; many gaining entry into top Universities. Universities in Thailand offer classes in English language with affordable tuition fees and living expenses.


Education system in Thailand

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.

Primary Education

Education in Thailand is largely a government responsibility provided through the ministry of education. Two to three years of kindergarten begins this process, followed by 6 years of primary school.

Secondary Education

At high school followed by 15 to 17 years, students who wish to continue academic education move on to elective courses. Of these, the science and maths / english programs are most popular – other choices include foreign languages and social science.

Vocational Education

Thai vocational education system is grounded in high school where students may choose to adopt this more practical form of education.  Here they may aspire to two levels of qualification too. These are a certificate in vocational education, and a higher diploma that opens to the door to a university degree. After reaching school-leaving age, a Thai may also enrol for a technical diploma.

Tertiary Education

Tertiary education consists 4 to 6 years Bachelor, 1 year Master and 2 years of Doctorate degree. Both private and public colleges of higher education and universities are regulated by the ministry of education. They offer excellent study programs in arts, medicine, humanities and information technology.


The best international universities in the Thailand are listed below. We at Espire Education help you to get the admission in your desired universities. Students may get chance to study dual degree program in some of the universities. Thailand provides transfer options to many countries like Australia, USA, Switzerland, Spain and so on.

  • Stamford University
  • Webster University Thailand
  • Rangsit University
  • Chiang Mia University
  • Thammasat University
  • Chulalongkorn University
  • Mahidol University
  • Kasetsart University
  • Mae Fah Luang Uniersity
  • Bangkok University

To study in Thailand internationals students must have cleared minimum higher secondary level in their home country and score at least second division. For some master programs student must also meet English language requirement such as IELTS, PTE and TOEFL. A minimum overall 6.0 in IELTS or equivalent is required to get admission in master level programs in Thailand.

Universities in Thailand offer the best combination of price and quality. More specifically, Thai universities are among the cheapest universities for international students in the world, while still maintaining a high quality in their degree programs. 

Tuition fees vary across universities and programs in Thailand. Tuition fees at public Thai universities are usually between 15,000 and 300,000 Baht per semester. Tuition fees at private Thai universities are about 2,500-4,500 Baht per credit hour.

Scholarships in Thailand are mainly offered by the universities themselves, the government, or royal projects. Universities that offer scholarships mainly reserve them for high-performing students and you’re usually required to have completed at least one academic year’s worth of credits.

Cost of living in Thailand is remarkably cheap. International students who want to study in Thailand will need a budget of approximately 15,000-20,000 Baht (US $420 - 560) per month for accommodation, food and transportation. Prices vary depending on the location. In the capital, prices might be higher.

Food in Thailand is also really affordable. A meal at an inexpensive restaurant costs approximately 52 Baht (US $1,5) while a three course meal for two at a mid-range restaurant costs about 600 Baht (US $17).

A Non Immigrant "ED" Visa is for foreign students, who wish to study in Thailand. A student must apply for this visa outside of the country. It is normally valid for 90 days. ED visa students will study a minimum of 15 hours per week (or 180 hours during the 90-day visa period).
Espire team will help the student to meet the visa requirements and guide them throughout the process.


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