About 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 for international students.

Why study in Thailand

Education is a basic necessity and birth right for all humans. Getting an education is not difficult but getting a god quality education can be challenging. Good quality comes at a higher price which may be out of budget for us. But not anymore. Studying in Thailand means you can get great quality of education at a much competitive price than other countries. Plus, how multi-cultural would it be if you study in Bangladesh? How many influences from all over the world would you experience there? Compare. In Thailand, you get a really great value for your money.

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. International students who study in Thailand can take advantage of the fantastic education available there.

Thailand is a great place to those open to new inputs in any respect, from food over culture to academics and personal friendships. These are the people, who will gain the most from studying here. As Thai’s are one of the friendliest people in the world, you will be surprised at how easily they welcome you to their country and how soon you adapt to their culture. Your only regret in the end will be why your course didn’t last longer.

Thailand boasts of several universities that come under world’s 500 ranking. Chulalongkorn University for instance is ranked amongst the world’s best for 20 of the subjects covered by the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017, including several engineering disciplines, modern languages, chemistry, biological sciences, pharmacy and medicine. Mahidol University, on the other hand, ranks among the world's top 150 universities for medicine, the subject for which it is best known. It also ranks among the world's top universities for five other subjects. If all these were not enough to make you pack your bag and head to a Thai university, here are some more reasons why you should consider Thailand as your study destination:

Various other reasons for studying in Thailand include:

  • Nature – Thailand has some of the most breathtaking views in the world. From tropical beaches to picturesque mountains, Thailand has something for everyone.
  • Food – Thai food is delicious, varied, and usually very cheap. It is also, generally speaking, healthier than what many Bengali students are used to eating at home, with lots of tropical fruit.
  • Weather – Thailand’s weather is generally pleasant year round. It is tropical, and generally experiences six months or more of blue skies during the dry season. This makes it a popular destination for students studying abroad during the winter.
  • Beaches – Beaches in Thailand are some of the most beautiful in the world, and no matter where you are in Thailand, you are never very far from a beach.
  • Location – Thailand is located at the international crossroads of Southeast Asia, making it easy for Bengali students who study there to explore Southeast Asia more fully. Many students who study in Thailand visit Cambodia after their studies are over.

Cost of living in Thailand

Thailand has one of the strongest economies in Southeast Asia, and is experiencing rapid changes in modern society. The cost of living is extremely low, making it the perfect destination for international students on a budget who want to make the most of their limited funds. Food is inexpensive, as little as $1 USD per meal, and other living costs are equally low. For example, a standard room in Germany (which is a no tuition fee country for most students) will cost you somewhere around $400, in that amount of money in Thailand you can rent a luxury condo equipped with concierge services, free WiFi and laundry services.

Convenience stores are found in every alley and are open 24/7 and they stock everything from frozen food, to grocery items, fruits and even cosmetics.

As an international student, you can’t work legally on your student visa. However, you can apply for a work permit and then work.

Airfare to and fro from Thailand is affordable also with direct flights from both Chittagong and Dhaka. Additionally, if you want to take a break from your studies and want to relax, you can buy a round trip ticket from Bangkok to Phuket in less than $50.

Top universities in Thailand:

  • 1. Chulalongkorn University
  • 2. Mahidol University
  • 3. Chaing Mai University
  • 4. Thammasat University
  • 5. Kasetsart University
  • 6. King Mongkuts University of Technology Thonburi
  • 7. Khon Kaen University
  • 8. Prince of Songkla University
  • 9. King Mongkuts University of Technology Ladkrabang

Best engineering universities in Thailand:

  • 1. Chulalongkorn University
  • 2. King Mongkuts University of Technology Thonburi
  • 3. Asian University Thailand

Best medical universities in Thailand:

  • 1. Mahidol University
  • 2. Chulalongkorn University
  • 3. Chiang Mai University
  • 4. Prince Songkla University
  • 5. Khon Kaen University

Best business universities in Thailand:

  • 1. Chulalongkorn University
  • 2. Thammasat Business School
  • 3. Asian University
  • 4. Khon Kaen University
  • 5. Chiang Mai University