List of Cheapest Tuition Universities in Thailand and how to Apply

Thailand is a friendly and warm Asian country with a cozy culture.International students will have  a great time studying there. Another upside to studying in Thailand, is  tuition fees are low tuition and affordable. All university programs are accredited and globally recognized, from regional universities with a more Thai character to globally competitive programs. You are very welcome to study for a full degree, to come for just one exchange semester abroad, or even a short Summer University in Thailand! Besides your academic progress, the benefits of studying in Thailand are much bigger: You will live and adjust to the cultures of all Asia in a single country.

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Costs of living and Tuition Fees

Typical prices (GBP, April 2015) are:

  • Apartment £135 – £230 per month
  • Meal, inexpensive restaurant £1.04
  • Meal at McDonalds £3.12
  • Domestic beer (0.5 litre draught) £1.25
  • Imported beer (0.33 litre bottle) £1.66
  • Cappuccino £1.15
  • Coke/Pepsi (0.33 litre bottle) £0.36
  • Water (0.33 litre bottle) £0.20
  • Loaf of bread £0.78
  • Cigarettes £1.87
  • One-way ticket local transport £0.42
  • Cinema ticket £3.32


International students should put aside roughly $5000-$7000 per year for tuition. Fees in Thailand are among one of the cheapest while maintaining a high standard of education.

List of Universities

Chiang Mai University

Khon Kaen University

Mahidol University

Prince of Songkla University

Application Process and Visa

To study in Thailand as an international student, you must get a student visa. Although many nationalities are able to enter the country without prearrangement on a 30-day tourist visa, if you are planning to study in Thailand for a semester or longer, you will need to apply for a 90-day non-immigrant education visa from your home country, which can be renewed and extended for up to a year at official immigration offices in Thailand.

To apply for the visa before leaving, you need to have gained acceptance onto a chosen program at an accredited Thai university. You will need to show your acceptance letter, along with the application form, a valid passport, passport photos, and evidence of sufficient finances (20,000 baht – US$360 – per person) to the Thai consulate or embassy in your home country on appointment. For further information on fees and how to apply, contact your local Thai embassy or consulate.

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