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Seven of the Best Universities to Get a Recognized Degree in Thailand

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Looking for a great university to go to? Do you live in Thailand? Or, are you looking to study in Thailand? If you’ve said “yes” to any of these questions, then you’ve came to the right place!

Since Thailand is one of the best places in the world to enjoy its culture, its food, its amazing picture-perfect views, etc., it’s totally understandable for one to consider studying in this fantastic country. In fact, there are plenty of top-ranked universities that not only stand out in Thailand, but are also have solid reputations in academia.

When it comes to higher education, Thailand is one of the frontrunners of medical, engineering, and law studies. As such, the universities in Thailand continue to be celebrated in the education and academic communities, and continue to offer prestigious Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Ph.D programs for those looking to make a difference in their respective industries.

With that said, here are seven of the best universities to consider, should you wish to study in Thailand.

  1. Chiang Mai University

Founded in 1964, this is a non-profit public higher ed institution located in the small city of Chiang Mai (with a population of 50,000 to 249,999). Officially accredited by the Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation, Thailand, CMU enrolls 35,000 to 39,999 students (local and international) yearly, and offers courses and programs in several areas of study.

  1. Chulalongkorn University

Established in 1917, this university is located in the urban part of Bangkok (with over 5,000,000 inhabitants). Also accredited and/or recognized by the Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation, Thailand, CU welcomes 35,000 to 39,999 students yearly, and offers courses and programs leading to bachelor degrees, master degrees, and doctorates in several areas of study. During the admission process, CU will take into account entrance examinations and students’ past academic record and grades.

  1. Prince of Songkla University

Located in the small city of Hat Yai, Songkhla (50,000 to 249,999 residents), Prince of Songkla University (est. 1967) also has branch campuses in Phuket, and has been accredited and/or recognized by the Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation, Thailand. PSU welcomes 30,000 to 34,999 students yearly, and offers courses and programs leading to degrees like pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees, and doctorates in several areas of study. The admission rate ranges from 60% to 70%, making it one of the most prestigious universities in Thailand.

  1. Mahidol University

Mahidol University (est. 1888) is located in the urban part of Nakhon Pathom (with 50,000-249,999 residents). MU annually welcomes 25,000-29,999 students, and offers courses and programs leading to pre-bachelor degrees, bachelor degrees, master degrees, and doctorates in several areas of study.

  1. Naresuan University

Located in Phitsanulok (with 50,000-249,999 residents), Naresuan University (est. 1969) is another officially accredited and/or recognized institution by the Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation, Thailand. NU offers various courses and degree programs for both local and international students.

  1. Kasetsart University

Located in the suburbs of Bangkok, Kasetsart University (est. 1943) is another prestigious institution recognized by the Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation, Thailand. KU welcomes over 45,000 students (local and international) annually, and offers courses and various degree programs in several areas of study. The university will take into account entrance exams and past student grades and scores during the admissions process.

  1. Khon Kaen University

Located in the small city of Khon Kaen (with a population of 50,000 to 249,999), Khon Kaen University (est. 1964) is a popular institution that draws attention from locals. In fact, this institution also has branch campuses in Nong Khai, and is also recognized as an accredited school. KKU welcomes annually 40,000-44,999 students (local and international), and offers various courses and degree programs. The admission rate ranges up to 10%, making it one of the most prestigious and elite institutions in Thailand. The admissions process will look at entrance exams, as well as students’ past academic record and grades.

Conclusion

So, now that you’ve been introduced to the seven best universities in Thailand, why not check them out. You can see which degree program and courses are right for you? As you enter the world of academia in 2020 and beyond, consider attending one of these universities, and enjoy your stay in Thailand!

Kristin Herman is a writer and editor at Essayroo.com. As a tech enthusiast, he blogs about the latest trends in technology. And, as a project manager, he has overseen many technical projects throughout the country.

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