Universities in Thailand

Burapha University

Chonburi, Thailand
Burapha University is one of Thailand's major public universities, based in the coastal town of Bangsaen, Chonburi Province. The school was founded in 1955 as Bangsaen College of Education to currently educate about 36,245 students. Burapha University provides degrees in more than 50 programs of study, including 75 master's programs, three Ed.D. programs, and 20 Ph.D. programs. It is organized into the faculties of Logistics, Humanities and Social Sciences, Political Science and Law, Management and Tourism, Education, Medicine, Allied Health Science, Nursing, Public Health, Science,... See full description.

King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi

Bangkhuntien, Thailand
The Graduate Program of Design and Planning (International Program), King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi With the 5 keys Values: Academic Excellence, Innovation Passion, Human Values, Knowledge Synergy, Partnerships, we, are the Graduate Program of Design and Planning (International Program) which is being developed by a multidisciplinary team of young academics in conjunction with foreign experts and accomplished external advisors. The program is designed to meet prospective demands on professionals who are well versed in innovative research and design, and... See full description.

St Theresa International College

St Theresa International College is an English speaking institution in Nakhon Nayok province, Thailand. Offering majors such as nursing, air traffic control and aeronautics, which are extremely valued in the modern economy, 93% of STIC graduates find employment upon completion of their studies. St Theresa also offers programs in international business, education, public health, airline business, and logistics. Students perform an internship in Thailand during their final semester to assist in preparation for their future careers.

Webster University (Thailand)

Bangkok, Thailand
Webster University is an American University which operates campuses around the world. While studying at the Webster University’s Thailand Campus, students will benefit from the university’s global network of campuses and the international perspectives of its academic programs. Webster has been recognized as a leader in American education for more than 30 years. Founded in St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.A. in 1915, Webster University is consistently rated as a top tiered college in ranking of universities in USA News & World Report and Forbes Magazine. Webster University has a global... See full description.

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About universities in Thailand

Universities, technical institutes and professional colleges in Thailand are the primary channels of delivering higher education in the country. Higher education in Thailand is controlled by various ministries depending on the type of institution. Currently, higher education in Thailand has been divided into two broad types of institutions:
  • Ministry of Education controlled institutions of higher education like state universities, private institutions, technical/ professional institutions, agricultural institutions and teacher training colleges.
  • Special training institutions, of which those offering courses on art, music or drama fall under the Ministry of Culture. Institutions in Thailand like Buddhist universities, nursing institutes, police and military academies, come under the purview of Ministries of Defence, Transport, etc.
Higher education in Thailand is delivered at both state funded and private colleges. Of these, private universities and institutions in Thailand have seen significant growth in the last decade.
Universities and colleges in Thailand offer Associate degree, Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree, Higher Graduate diploma and Doctoral degree programs in a wide array of subjects.
Associate degree in Thailand:
Associate degree studies in Thailand, also known as Higher Certificate, are usually two years long. Most programs are focused with a strong professional, technical or teacher training orientation. Professional and technical oriented associate degree programs lead to the conferment of the Higher Certificate or Diploma in Vocational or Technical Training. Teacher training programs lead to the conferment of Higher Certificate of Education.
Admission to an associate degree program in Thailand requires the candidate to have attained a Certificate in Secondary Education or a Certificate in Vocational Education.
Bachelor’s degree in Thailand:
Bachelor’s degree studies in Thailand take four to six years depending on the selected stream. Bachelor degree programs in architecture, art, graphic art and pharmacy training take five years to complete while programs dealing with medicine, dentistry and veterinary medicine take six years. Most programs, otherwise, are four years long.
A typical bachelor’s degree program in Thailand has modules focusing on general education, electives and area of specialization. The bachelor’s degree program also provides flexibility to students who have completed one of the following; an Associate degree, a Diploma in Vocational Education, a Diploma in Technical Education, or have completed a 2-year teacher training program. These students can, at any future time, continue their higher education in Thailand and complete the third year of a bachelor’s degree program. Furthermore, with a bachelor’s degree in Thailand, interested students can apply to a one year Graduate Diploma course. Through this program, a student can further specialize in certain streams like healthcare or auditing.
Master’s degree in Thailand:
Master’s degree studies in Thailand takes two years of attending lectures, taking exams and writing a research oriented final paper. Admission to a master’s degree programs in Thailand requires the student to have successfully completed a bachelor’s degree or equivalent, and have scored a GPA of at least 3.
Higher Graduate Diploma in Thailand:
Higher graduate diploma requires an additional one year upon successful completion of a master’s degree in Thailand. It is a higher professional diploma and is primarily offered in the field of medicine.
Doctoral degree in Thailand:
A doctoral program in Thailand can take two to five years and requires the student to write and defend a thesis to earn the doctorate. Admission requires the student to have achieved at least a GPA of 3.5 in his/ her Master’s degree course.
The government of Thailand has made higher education in Thailand a key focus area and has laid out plans to give greater autonomy to higher education institutions in Thailand, and improve their overall governance.

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