There are universities in Thailand that provide the same quality of education as universities in the US and Europe. Below are the top 5 universities in Thailand based on the 2011 world ranking.


World Ranking University Country Ranking
324 Prince of Songkla University 1
418 Chulalongkorn University 2
440 Kasetsart University 3
499 Mahidol University 4
606 Chiang Mai University 5


Prince of Songkla University

Description: PSU is popular for being the center for research and technology. It is the first university in Southern Thailand.

Areas of Specialty: International Business, International Economics and Thai Language.

Things to Consider: Kathu district in the middle of the island of Phuket, away from the Central Business District


Chulalongkorn University

Description: Known as the most selective university in the country. Located in Bangkok near Siam Square, and adjacent to the most prestigious and private sports club, The Royal Bangkok Sports Club.

Areas of Specialty: Known for its Royal Medical College at Siriraj Hospital and School of Legal Studies.

Things to Consider: All classes are taught in Thai


Kasetsart University

Description: Right now, Kasetsart University is trying to expand its specialty to cover science, arts, social sciences, humanities, education, engineering, and architecture.

Areas of Specialty: Sought after for their agricultural, science, social science and education departments. It has seven campuses in Thailand and gained mainstream popularity when Khun Poom, the late grandson of the King of Thailand, studied there before his untimely death several years ago.


Mahidol University

Description: Has three campuses in Bangkok. They offer national degree programs taught in the Thai language and international degree programs taught totally in English

Areas of Specialty: 3 core academic areas; Health Science, Science & Technology and Social Science & Humanity


Chiang Mai University

Description: Located in Chiang Mai downtown and Doi Suthep in Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai Province

Areas of Specialty: Known for its graduate courses and for being a top research institution.