Study in Thailand


Gargi Tomar
Updated on Feb 17, 2022 8:04 PM IST

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Located in Southeast Asia and sharing borders with Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, and Myanmar, Thailand is currently home to around 67 million people. It is officially called the Kingdom of Thailand and is the only Southeast Asian country to never be colonised by any European nation.

Thailand’s largest city Bangkok is a popular tourist destination with no less than 16 million visitors every year. A relatively mild climate, low cost of living, affordable yet mouthwatering food, great hospitality and of course the world-class education, all make the country one of the most popular study abroad destinations. 

Thailand has 8 universities in the QS World University Rankings 2021 and 20 universities in the 2020 edition of QS Asia University Rankings. With a total of 80 public universities and 70+ private higher education, Thailand offers a wide spectrum of Bachelor’s, Master’s and doctoral degree programs in diverse fields. Over and above, the country welcomes more than 20,000 international students every year, who majorly opt for courses in the fields of business administration, marketing,environmental studies, Thai language, energy and international business management.

Choosing to study in Thailand and building an international network with long-term benefits comes as an assured advantage. Students get exposure to a wide range of post-graduate employment opportunities in industries including agricultural processing, furniture, automobile, tourism, textile and garments, and more. 

With 60,000 students out of the total population of 400,000 in Thailand’s second city Chiang Mai, it is a popular student city after Bangkok. Places to explore while studying in Thailand include Nonthaburi, Phuket (Thailand’s largest island), Pak Kret and Hat Yai.

The country is also famed for its festivals, immense scope for shopping, cultural integrity spanning 77 provinces, world-class Thai massage, relaxing meditation classes and opportunities to kayak, snorkel, dive and swim in Thailand’s beautiful beaches.

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