Bangkok

Study PhD's in Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok at a glance

Often nicknamed the "Venice of the East" due to its many canals, Bangkok is truly a fascinating city when it comes to touristic and cultural attractions, and over the last years, has become a popular study abroad destination. Integrating many accredited English-taught programmes, dedicated to international students, universities in Bangkok focus on efficient teaching, and promote equal access to education to all students, encouraging them to apply theory to real world situations. Bangkok is the capital and most populous city of Thailand, located in the Chao Phraya River delta in Central Thailand.

Studying

Studying in Bangkok

Universities in Bangkok, like most universities in Thailand, start their academic year in August and finish in April, followed by a summer session for exams.

Local universities cover study programmes for undergraduate level (Bachelor’s degree), postgraduate Master’s degree and PhD programmes. You also have the option to enrol in various MBA’s and Master of Science programmes, as well as double degree programmes.

All programmes dedicated to international students are available in English. All students whose first language is not English are demanded to provide an evidence of English language proficiency, mainly TOEFL or IELTS are accepted.

Once enrolled, you can apply for the Thai language classes offered by the language centres of all Bangkok universities.

Study one of the following disciplines: health science, architecture, arts, engineering, education, medicine, law, economics, political science, agriculture, computing and more.

Some universities offer short courses, for example business English, or Thai art.

Career

Career opportunities in Bangkok

After knowing an economic boom, today Bangkok is the main spot in Thailand for finance and business. The major sectors of Bangkok are: wholesale, retail, manufacturing, real estate, business activities, transport and communications.

Some of the top employers in Bangkok include: Agoda, IBM, ExxonMobil, PwC, Procter & Gamble, Huawei, Chevron, Bangkok Bank, Siam Cement, Michelin and many more.

International students can choose from various internships at various institutes, in the hospitality field and in schools and other centres that involve teaching English.

Life

Bangkok city life

Often times considered a place mixing the old with the new, Bangkok is definitely fascinating and a destination you will never forget. From ancient temples, to skyscrapers, white beaches and a vibrant night life, Bangkok has an incomparable charm.

Some of the landmarks in Bangkok are:
  • Grand Palace
  • Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall
  • The Victory Monument
  • The National Gallery
  • Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho) and Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)
  • Wat Benchamabophit (The Marble Temple)

You can have a stunning view over Bangkok from the State Tower, travel around the city with the famous tuk-tuk, or see the Chao Phraya River and the original canals of the city by canal tour.

A wonderful experience is a visit to Siam Ocean World in Siam Square – the largest aquarium in Southeast Asia.

Get the famous Thai massages at either a Buddhist temple, or a spa, and take meditation classes in a specialised centre.

Thai cuisine is very varied, interesting and affordable, so don’t hesitate to try some of the local products, including desserts like Tong Yip (Flower Egg Yolk Tart), or Khanom Chan (Thai Jello). The nightlife scene is pretty much covered by Khaosan Road and Patpong areas, where you can have fun in many bars and night clubs.

Close to Bangkok, you can see nice places, such as: Go to Hua Hin — a beach resort with waterfalls and national parks, Ko Samet — a beach island with white sand beaches, or Nakhon Pathom — Thailand's oldest city.

International atmosphere in Bangkok

Bangkok is among the world's top tourist destinations, so there is a significant international crowd present in the city at all times.

Apart from Thai people, Bangkok is home to several minorities, mainly Chinese and Japanese people, and Burmese, Cambodians, Americans, Australians, Africans and a few from European countries.

Bangkok not only attracted numerous multinational to locate a regional headquarter here, but the city is also an important international spot for health care, art and entertainment.

Weather Bangkok

Bangkok has three seasons, one hot, one rainy and one cool. However, temperatures are usually hot all year-round, ranging from an average low of 22 °C (71 °F) in December to an average high of 35°C (95°F) in April. September is the wettest month and during summer weather is generally dry, but you can also experience occasional storms.

Universities in Bangkok

Sasin School of Management is an AACSB and EQUIS accredited business school founded in 1982 through a collaboration among Chulalongkorn University and the Kellogg School of Management and the Wharton Business School. 

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