There are many reasons why most international students choose to study in a tropical country like Thailand.
First of all, the calm and warm climate provides a feeling of relaxation and relaxation that leads to study. Second, most universities in Thailand offer internationally accredited and internationally recognized programs. Third, the cost of living is very affordable.
Among the courses and programs available in Thailand that foreign students can choose are education, economics, accounting, information technology, medicine and business administration (marketing, finance and banking), biotechnology, architecture, mass communication, journalism, science and technology, and of course the Thai language.
Visa procedures in Thailand
Step 1. Apply to a university of your choice for the required course or program.
Every university in Thailand has different internal rules. In some cases, simple copies of the required documents are sufficient while for some, certified copies are required. These documents must be submitted with the completed application form from the university that the foreigner applies.
Since there are so many programs or courses that a candidate can choose from, it is recommended that the student first choose the number of programs he desires. During the final stages of application, a prospective student can then choose from the university programs where they are accepted.
Step 2. Acceptance letter
After receiving the acceptance letter from the university where the foreign student applied, he is now considered accepted into the program.
The letter indicates the date on which the student must start taking the courses prescribed for the semester to which he is applying, in addition to all the materials that have been delegated to register for this specific semester.
The minimum materials allowed for a foreign student to register in at least three (3) subjects for each semester.
Step 3. Applying for a student visa in Thailand (requirements)
A recent passport-size photo
Once a potential foreign applicant has obtained these three conditions, he can now apply for a student visa at the Royal Thai Embassy or Consulate in their country.
If the applicant is already present in the country with a valid tourist visa, it is not necessary to leave the Kingdom of Thailand to convert the tourist visa into a student visa. However, if the applicant is inside the country without a valid visa (as is the case for residents of neighbouring countries who do not need a visa to enter the country), they will have to leave Thailand and apply for a student visa outside the country.
Step 4. Student visa for 90 days
According to Thai law, the initial student visa to be issued to a foreign student will be valid for only ninety (90) days. During these ninety days, the foreign student must register at the Thai University and pay the tuition fees corresponding to his studies.
After confirming compliance with these two conditions (payment and registration), the student can now benefit from the full student visa for one year in Thailand, without having to leave the country, as in the case of the executed visa.
Step 5. Responsibilities of the foreign student
After issuing a Thai student visa, Thai law requires these holders to inform the government of their location and status every ninety (90) days. This provision was adopted as an additional safeguard for the welfare of the visa holder. According to the rules, a foreign student must fill out a simple form and indicate his current address there, so the appropriate Thai Immigration Office can locate him at all times.