Quick Facts & Figures

  • capital

  • language

  • currency

    Thai Baht
  • government

    Constitutional Monarchy
  • religion

    Buddhism, Islam, Christianity, Hinduism, Unaffiliated
  • weather

  • timezone

  • internet domain


Thailand, officially known as the Kingdom of Thailand, is a country located at the center of the Southeast Asian Indochinese peninsula. It was formerly known as Siam until the country changed to its present name in 1948. Thailand has 76 provinces with a total land area of  513,120 km2. With its unique geographical features and tropical climate, Thailand is a popular study abroad destination. 

Thai people are the largest ethnic group in Thailand. They represent 91.5% of the country's total population, followed by the Khmer people (2.3%) and the Malay people (2.1%). Thailand is known throughout the world for its exceptional hospitality. The country is also called the "land of smiles" for its friendly people. Buddhism, Islam, Christianity, and Hinduism are the major religions in Thailand.

Just like many other Asian countries, Thailand highly values education. It has a high literacy rate of 98.15% for male and female population ages 15-24 (2015).


Partner Schools

Studying in Thailand

Do I need a visa? How do I get it?
Studying in Thailand will require a visa. Foreign students who are planning to study in Thailand are required to have a Non-Immigrant Visa ED (commonly referred to as education visa). 

  • You must have a passport (valid for at least 18 months at the planned date of arrival).
  • You must be willing to fulfill all study & attendance requirements.
  • You must apply for the ED visa outside the Kingdom of Thailand.
  • You must meet all the Royal Thai Government requirements.
  • To apply for this visa, a student will need a Letter of Acceptance from the language center and several letters from the Royal Thai Government. This process will take at least 1-2 months to complete.
How do I choose a school in Thailand?
There are many schools and programs available to Filipino students looking to pursue their studies in Thailand. After deciding (1) What your career goals are and (2) What academic programs can help you achieve those goals, it's time to do some research on which school is best for you! There are schools in Thailand that are looking for Filipino students just like you!
Are there scholarships available? How can I finance my studies?
There are many scholarships offered by both the government of Thailand and the schools themselves. Visit the Edukasyon profiles of the schools you are interested in to check if they are offering any scholarships.

There are also some international student loans available from different loan giving bodies. University representatives usually work in tandem with their financial aid department that focuses on helping students find options to finance their education. Explore our partner schools here, and click "Send Inquiry" to get connected with your university representative.
What are the required languages for studying in the Thailand?
Thai is the official language of the country and is spoken by the majority of the population. It is highly recommended to learn Thai to maximize the learning experience in the country but some programs may be taught in English
What are the requirements for studying at a school in Thailand?
Generally, schools in Thailand will require the following:
  • Diploma or High School Certificate
  • Financially secure
  • Must be in good health
  • Vaild Passport

Living in Thailand

Are there Filipinos living in the ‘country’?
There is no specific number on how many Filipinos are currently living in Thailand, but there is a Filipino community in the country that supports their fellow Filipinos in Thailand and those who are planning to live or stay there.
How much is the cost of living in Thailand?
The average budget for international students studying in Thailand ranges from 15,000 to 25,000 baht a month. It covers for accomodation, meals, and other expenses.

Working in Thailand

Can I work while I’m studying in Thailand?
Yes, part time work is allowed for students to support their education and financial needs.