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For a definition of what "Recognized Higher Education Institution" means in Thailand:

Public and private universities/colleges established under jurisdiction of the Commission on Higher Education (CHE), Ministry of Education, Thailand, and given full authority to provide education at tertiary level and grant degrees, diplomas and other credentials.

1. Higher education institutions recognized by competent authorities:

  • Directory of Thai higher education institutions
    Higher education institutions in Thailand comprise public and private universities, institutions, colleges, and community colleges. At present, there are 146 higher education institutions and community colleges under the jurisdiction of the Commission on Higher Education (CHE), Ministry of Education.

2. Higher education programmes recognized by competent authorities

3. Information for students planning to study in the country

4. Information on higher education system

5. Information on foreign credential assessment and recognition

  • Description (procedures)
    International Recognition of Foreign Certificates, Diplomas or Degrees (Thai)
    Recognition of foreign certificates and diplomas must comply with conditions set by the Commission on Higher Education. The basic conditions used are based on duration of formal study at primary and secondary levels prior to attending the degree courses, basic knowledge, number of cumulative credits, education system, and grading and graduation system.
  • Competent bodies
    Bureau of Standards and Evaluation, Commission on Higher Education (Thai)
    It formulates policies and standards on higher education, sets up systems for academic accreditation and certification of higher education standards including suggested guidelines for equivalence of degrees and learning performance.

6. Information on financial assistance opportunities

7. Cross-border higher education

  • Office of the Higher Education Commission
    Foreign providers are allowed to establish higher education institutions in Thailand, provided that they comply with the Private Higher Education Institution Act 2003, and revision 2007. At present, there are three foreign higher education institutions provide education in Thailand namely Webster University of Thailand, Stamford international University and St. Theresa International College. 

8. National information centre

9. Other information sources

10. Definitions of key terms

  • Public autonomous university
    Public autonomous universities are empowered to govern their own overall administration including personnel, financing, academic, and others upon approval of the university council. They receive regular budget allocation from the government.
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