Study Abroad

Quick Facts.
Location: Western Europe
Capital: London
Countries: England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Major Cities/ Counties: London, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds, Newcastle, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Swansea and Cardiff.
Main Language: English

UK climate is one of the most unpredictable climates in the world.
Summers is between 18 c to 27 c
Winters is between -4 c to 10 c.
UK receives snow fall between Dec – Feb.

London is the world’s largest international financial centre UK is today the fifth largest economy in the world and the second largest in Europe. Britain’s aerospace industry is the second- or third-largest national aerospace industry depending on the method of measurement. UK has the third-highest share of global pharmaceutical research and development. Of the world’s 500 largest companies, 26 are headquartered in the UK. The British economy is boosted by North Sea oil and gas production; its reserves were estimated at 2.9 billion barrels in 2015.GBP 1= BDT 100

Why Study in the UK?
Popularity: UK is now the second most popular destination for international students, behind the US.

QS World University Ranking says “Four of the top ten universities on the planet are in the UK”

Value for Money: The cost of degrees for an international student in the UK can be generally lower compared to the USA and other countries.

Fast – track courses: Because your degree will generally take less time to complete in the UK than in other countries, this will also save you money.

Research:The UK undertakes 5 per cent of the world’s scientific research and produces 14 per cent of the world’s most frequently cited papers.

Flexibility: UK degrees can be tailored to your interests and often include specialised modules.

Teaching Methodology: The teaching and study methodology used in the UK give you the freedom to be creative and develop skills sets and confidence.

Employability: The UK is the home of English hence an ideal place to develop language skills and enhance employment prospects. Students in the UK enjoy a great lifestyle: beautiful countryside, historic sites, city life and music and culture.

Satisfaction: 91 per cent of international undergraduates are happy with their experience in the UK Living in the UK

Traditions & Culture: British literature, music, cinema, art, theater, comedy, media, television, philosophy, architecture and education are
important aspects of British culture.

Food: British cuisine has traditionally been limited in its international recognition to the full breakfast, fish and chips, and the Christmas dinner. British cuisine has many regional varieties within the broader categories
of English, Scottish and Welsh cuisine. Each has developed its own regional or local dishes.

Safety: Even before you leave your country, even before you decide on the university you want to head to, it might be worth finding out which is a safe city to study in the UK. While travelling, be aware of your surroundings at all times, and avoid exhibiting your assets. UK is a “safe and tolerant” place to study. By taking all the precautions you can, you
can ensure you enjoy a peaceful time while in the UK.

Welfare: Welfare is vital for everyone. All the college and the universities provide a selection of training days on specific aspects
of student support, including the safeguarding of young students, mental health issues, special educational needs and managing student accommodation and etc. Health: It’s important to look after your health when moving away from home
for the first time. NHS (National Health Service) is just a call away for all your health (mental or physical) related issues.

Transport: Urban rail networks exist in London, Manchester, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Cardiff, Belfast, Leeds and Liverpool. There are many regional and international airports, with Heathrow Airport in London being one of the busiest in the world.

Train: There’s a really efficient rail network across Britain. Anyone in full-time study qualifies for a 16-25 Railcard, which
saves you a third on most journeys you make. It costs £30 a year, which should make it worthwhile, even if you only make occasional journeys.

Buses:You can get lots of discounts with your weekly, monthly or annual passes, which will save you money throughout the year.

Coaches: Coaches are a good choice for students, especially for long distance journeys.

Cycling: If you can put up with the British weather, cycling can be a cheap and effective way to travel.

Driving: If you want to drive in the UK, you’ll need to first pass your driving test and get taxed and insured. Cars over three years old also need to pass an Ministry of Transport (MOT) test annually, to make sure it is still safe to drive.

Taxis:  In all cities around the country, you should be able to flag down a taxi easily if you’re in a hurry.

Cost: International undergraduate and postgraduate tuition fees vary considerably, starting at around £8,000 and going up to £18,000 or more for medical degrees. At all levels, humanities and social sciences degrees tend to cost the least, while laboratory and clinical degree programs are markedly more expensive. Under the UK immigration rules, you are legally permitted to work with the following restrictions: a maximum of 20 hours paid or unpaid work per week during term time for degree students. Hence, you can easily take care of your living expenses.

Visa Processing:
Basics: As a Tier 4 (General) Student, you will be required to show the funds for 1st year’s tuition fee and living expenses.

Dependents information: Dependents can accompany if the applicant is traveling for the post- graduate course.

Immigration on Arrival:Your passport will be checked when you arrive at a UK port or airport to make sure you’re allowed to come into the country. It must be valid for the whole of your stay.

How to Apply:h & I Council Experts will help you

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Quick Facts.
Location: Canada is a country in the northern half of North America
Capital: Ottawa
Major Cities: It has ten provinces and three territories. Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Quebec City, Winnipeg and Hamilton
Main Language: English and French
Climate : The majority of the country has a cold or severely cold winter climate, but southerly areas are warm in summer.

GDP: $1.672 trillion (2016 estimate)
Currency: Canadian dollar ($) (CAD)
Government: The Government of Canada or more formally Her Majesty’s Government, is the federal government of Canada, a country in North America, composed of 10 provinces, Ottawa (the nation’s capital), and 3 territories.
Area: 9,984,670 km2 (3,855,100 sq mi)
Distance from India: 12. 75 hours
Population: 35,151,728 (2016 estimate)
Time Zone: (UTC-3.5 to -8)

Why Study in the Canada?
• Canada’s universities maintain high standards of academic excellence and are consistently recognized in top international rankings.
• Canadian tuition fees are some of the lowest in English-speaking countries.
• The country’s universities boast links to more than 5,000 global collaboration agreements. Combined with Canada’s focus on industry-specific applied research, it’s no surprise that more than 90% of Canadian alums are employed less than six months after graduation.
• High academic rankings and a reputation for friendliness is great, but it’s hard to beat eight consistent years of top rankings by the United Nation as one of the world’s best places to live.
• Canada is at the international forefront of computer and information technology, particularly in telecommunications, medical devices, aerospace engineering, lasers, biotechnology, ocean and environmental, and several others.
• Through its innovative School Net program, Canada was the world’s first country to connect its schools and libraries to the internet.

Living in the Canada
Traditions & Culture: Throughout Canada’s history, its culture has been influenced by European culture and traditions, especially British and French, and by its own indigenous cultures. Over time, elements of the cultures of Canada’s immigrant populations have become incorporated into mainstream Canadian culture. The culture of Canada is a term that embodies the artistic, culinary, literary, humour, musical, political and social elements that are representative of Canada and Canadians.

Food: The Most ‘Canadian’ Foods Include Bacon, Poutine And Maple Syrup. The national dish of Canada is a food called poutine, which is a high-calorie creation that consists of fries, cheddar cheese curds and gravy. The Canadian dish was originally seen in the province of Quebec, but can be found all around Canada and has spread to the United Kingdom and United States.

Safety: Canada is a friendly, safe country with a high standard of living. Low crime rates, great student health benefits, and universities focused on student security and health make studying in Canada a good choice for anyone who’s uneasy about personal safety while abroad. The Global Peace Index ranks Canada among its top 10 safest countries in the world to visit.

Welfare – Health: Relative to other countries, medical insurance in Canada is inexpensive yet the services that Canadian hospitals provide are among some of the most advanced and accessible in the world.

Transport: Using the general-purpose public transport is the most common means of student transport, in Canada. Below are few details: Air- Due to Canada’s large size, people often travel between major cities by airplane. All main cities have airports with regularly scheduled flights to and from many places. Rail – Canada’s rail network runs across the country, from Halifax, Nova Scotia, in the east to Vancouver and Prince Rupert, British Columbia, in the west. Trains in Canada are safe and comfortable. It
is often cheaper to buy train tickets in advance. Bus – Catching a bus can be the cheapest way of travelling between cities. It is often the only way of getting to smaller towns if you are not driving a car. Remember that bus travel can be very long due to the great distances involved. Ferry – In coastal areas of Canada such as British Columbia and the Atlantic region, ferry boats are a common way to travel. Many ferries transport both passengers and vehicles. Car – Canada has a large network of highways, making long distance travel by car possible between most destinations.

• Masters Degrees (Universities): 30,000- 35,000 CAD per annum
• PG Diploma: 11, 000 – 18, 000 CAD per annum.
• Bachelor’s Degrees (Universities): 25,000 – 30,000 CAD per annum.
• Bachelor’s Degrees (Colleges): 20,000 – 25, 000 CAD per annum.
• Advanced Diploma: 10,000 – 15,000 CAD per annum.
• Diploma: 10,000 – 15, 000 CAD per annum.
• Living expenses would be approximately CAD 8,000 to CAD 10,000

Visa Processing

• Student visa is called as ‘Study Permit’
• Study Permit is issued by CIC (Citizenship & Immigration Canada)
• For courses less than 6 months Study Permit is not required
• Study permit is for course duration + 90 days
• As a student there are 3 different visa checklist/categories
1. SPP Category
2. General Category
3. University Category

Immigration on Arrival: Students passport will be checked when they arrive at a Canadian Airport to make sure they’re allowed to come into the country. It must be valid for the whole of rg stay.

How to Apply: H & I Council Experts will help you.

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Quick Facts
Location: Australia is an island nation that is located in the southern part of the Pacific Ocean. Australia is located to the southeast of the mainland Asian continent and to the southwest of North America.
Capital: Canberra
Major Cities/ Counties: Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide
Main Language: English

Climate : The climate varies widely due to its large geographical size, but by far the largest part of Australia is desert or semi-arid. Only the south-east and south-west corners have a temperate climate and moderately fertile soil. The northern part of the country has a tropical climate, varied between tropical rainforests, grasslands and part desert.

GDP: 1.205 trillion USD (2016)
Currency: Australian dollar (AUD)
Government: The Australian Constitution creates a democratic legislature, the dual Parliament of Australia which consists of the Queen of Australia, and two houses of parliament, the Senate and the House of Representatives. The Constitution provides for the Commonwealth Government’s legislative powers and allocates certain powers and responsibilities (known as “heads
of power”) to the Commonwealth government. All remaining responsibilities are retained by the six States (previously separate colonies). Further, each State has its own constitution, so that Australia has seven sovereign Parliaments,
none of which can encroach on the functions of any other.

Area: 7.692 million km²
Distance from Bangladesh: 16 hours approx.
Population: 24.13 million (2016)
Time Zone: UTC + 9.30 (Australian Central Time Zone)

Why Study in the Australia?
• Australia is currently the third most popular destination for international students in the English-speaking world.
• For a country with a relatively small number of universities, Australia offers a truly world-class education and regularly features in global rankings. Eight Australian universities placed in the top 100 in the latest QS World University Rankings
• Australia’s standard of living is amongst the highest in the world. International students are able to work part time while they study, allowing them to offset their living costs. There is also the possibility of scholarships, which can help to lower the cost of studying in Australia for international students.
• Institutions in Australia offer a wide variety of courses and degrees, so international students can easily find the school and field that are right for them.
• One of the most appealing aspect of the country for international students is the quality of scientific research. Australia is at the forefront of new technology and innovations.
• Australian qualifications are recognized by employers and leading educational institutions in many countries around the world. Moreover, most courses and training undertaken by international students in Australia are covered by Australian Qualification Framework (AQF). It is a system of learning which is authorized by the Australian government.
• Australia offers job facilities in multiple disciplines. Be it in agriculture or aeronautics, accounts or actuaries, Australia offer work permits to international students like none other.

Living in the Australia
Traditions & Culture:
Australian culture is as broad and varied as the country’s landscape. Australia is multicultural and multiracial and this is reflected in the country’s food, lifestyle and cultural practices and experience. Australia has an important heritage from its indigenous people, which plays a defining role in the cultural landscape. This diversity of influences creates a cultural environment in Australia that is lively, energized, innovative and outward looking. Food: The meat pies and pasties had their connection to what was considered the staple foods of the 1800s:

• beef, pork or mutton (the meat of adult sheep)
• flour, usually made into bread or damper, a dense, thick bread
• tea, considered a necessity, even when other items were scarce.

Safety: While Australia is generally a safe place to live and study, it is still important that you take precautions to reduce the chance of an incident occurring. The 2011 OECD Better Life Index rated Australia 9.3 out of 10 for safety, one of the highest ratings awarded to any country. Following your common sense and best practices will ensure you remain safe and healthy,
whether you are handling emergencies, personal and home safety, or natural elements such as sun, water, and fire.

Welfare: Universities provide free and confidential support and assistance to help students develop practical skills to better manage time, money and personal issues. Officials’ help students develop strategies to concentrate on studies and get the most out of university life.

Health: Healthcare in Australia has been steadily improving over the last ten years. Visitors in Australia under a student visa are required to take out Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) during their stay.

Transport: The transport options available in Australia include buses, trains, trams and ferries. Your access to these transport services will vary depending on where you live. You will also be able to access private and public car services from taxis to hired limousines, available to take you from door to door. If you hold a current drivers licence in your home country, you might be able to drive in Australia without sitting for any further driving tests. But remember that many state and territory governments require you to get an Australian drivers licence if you are there for more than three months.

Under Graduate Studies:
A$ 20,000 – A$ 30,000 per year
Post Graduate Studies: A$ 22,000 – A$ 30,000 per year
Living Expenses as per the Australia High Commission visa guidelines: 19,830 A$ per year

Visa Processing
Basics: Visa Requirement

• Good academics
• IELTS Score as suggested in the English language requirement
• Finances to support education as per the living expenses guideline given under living expenses
• Genuine Intentions to Study in Australia

Visa processing time for visa varies from 4 – 12 working weeks.

Dependents information: A student visa would usually allow you to take your family members as dependents on your student visa. This is defined as:

• A spouse or partner (including same sex partners) who you have been living with for 12 months.
• Your, or your partner’s children, under 18 or who are still in continuous education (i.e. studying A-levels).

Immigration on Arrival: Your passport will be checked when you arrive at the airport to make sure you’re allowed to come into the country. It must be valid for the whole of your stay. How to Apply: H & I Council Experts will help you.

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Why Study in the Germany?
• In Germany, some universities require tution fees and some universities don’t require tution fees.
• Students can study not only in German language but also in English language in Germany.
• Studying at a German university could be your first step towards a career in Germany. Because German companies are looking for university graduates in a variety of sectors especially in the fields of engineering, medicine, the life sciences and information technology
• Technical universities or hochschule, as Germans call them, focus mainly on technology and engineering valuing not only the art of theory but also the art of practice. In fact, the emphasis in these institutions is on the practical skills their students will gain during their studies.
• Life in Germany is very good. You will not only find Europe’s most dynamic economy. Germany is also a very safe country, with a high standard of living, a rich cultural history and a very diverse population.
• Student life in Germany thrives on adrenaline and curiosity. German people are friendly but give you privacy; mutual respect and order are part of the daily routine; and cultural diversity is worth exploring in every inch of the country, as it makes you feel part of one entity rather than a total stranger.
• Finally, after studying in Germany, you’ll have the chance to stay on and seek work after you graduate. The law allows international graduates to stay for an additional 18 months to seek work, and you may even end up staying
longer, if that is what you wish.

Living in the Germany
Culture: German culture has spanned the entire German-speaking world. From its roots, culture in Germany has been shaped by major intellectual and popular currents in Europe, both religious and secular.Christianity is the dominant religion, with 65 to 70 percent of the population identifying themselves as Christian. Germany celebrates many of the traditional Christian holidays, including Christmas and Easter.

Food: Germans love rich, hearty cuisine, though each area of Germany has its own definition of what a traditional meal looks like. Pork is the most consumed meat, according to the German Food Guide. Bratwurst, a form of sausage, is closely associated with German food. Cabbage, beets, and turnips are commonly incorporated into meals, as they are native to the region, and potatoes and sauerkraut are also stars of German cuisine.Beer is the most popular alcoholic beverage, and the country is known as the birthplace of a number of beer varieties, including Pilsner, Weizenbier (wheat beer) and Alt.

Safety: There are many reasons why you can feel at home in Germany: It is recognized as one of the most peaceful countries in the world. Germany has largely been untouched by serious natural disasters. Obviously, every city and every neighborhood are different, and broad generalizations may not reflect your personal experience or your feelings of safety. However, as a whole, Germany is a country with a low crime rate, and an even lower one if you are only looking at violent crimes.

Welfare: Welfare services provide information and advice in relation to students’ social and economic situations. They offer guidance and help students make decisions, and thereby help achieve socio-political and educational policy goals.46 Studentenwerkeis on such organization which offer social welfare advice for students.

Health: Germany’s healthcare services and social security scheme have a good reputation. Healthcare in Germany is divided into two sectors, the gesetzlicheKrankenversicherung (public health insurance) and the private Krankenversicherung (private medical care).All Germans and legal residents of Germany are entitled to healthcare. In fact it has become illegal not to be insured, and having some sort of medical insurance is thus a requirement when planning to study in Germany.

Transport: Germany’s rail system is operated almost entirely by Deutsche Bahn (, with a variety of train types serving just about every corner of the country. Also, long-distance bus is a pretty new way of travel in Germany.

Germany is known for its free education. But there are certain institutions which offer Freshman year for the undergraduate students. Tuition Fees for freshman year:
Under Graduate : € 8,000
Under Graduate : € 15,000 – 22,000

Visa Processing
Visa Requirements:

• a valid passport
• the confirmation of application from the university (applicant visa) or the notice of admission from the university (student visa)
• evidence of previous qualifications and work experience
• proof of adequate funds for living expenses (proof of financial resources/Block account)
• health insurance coverage

Visa processing time: For visa varies from 4- 6 working weeks.
Dependents information: Not allowed on student VISA

Immigration on Arrival: Immigration on Arrival: Your passport will be checked when you arrive at the airport to make sure you’re allowed to come into the country. It must be valid for the whole of your stay.

How to Apply: H & I Council Experts will help you.

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Quick Facts.
Population: 32 million people (2018)
Capital: Kuala Lumpur with more than 7 million inhabitants, the administrative capital, however, is Putrajaya with less than 100,000 inhabitants!
Name: Malaysia
Motto: ‘Unity is Strength’
Government: Constitutional monarchy. Federation of 13 states and three territories. The country also has a king who is elected every five years.
Language: Malay (Bahasa Malaysia),English is widely used also.
Religion: mainly Islam (60%). There are also Buddhists (20%), Christians (9%) and Hindu (6%)
Currency: 1 Ringgit = 21 BDT (Approx)

Why Study in the Malaysia?

• Malaysia’s international education sector has grown tremendously in the last decade and the country is fast becoming a centre of educational excellence in South East Asia.

• Malaysia is currently the world’s 11th most preferred study abroad destination. According to UNESCO, Malaysia has captured a 2% market share of international students in the fast growing private education sector.

• Malaysia currently has more than 80,000 international students from more than 100 countries. International students enjoy a safe and comfortable living environment with 21st century amenities, good healthcare and medical facilities, excellent educational institutions, and world-class recreational and sports facilities. Malaysia offers international students many options of quality education programmes at an affordable cost.

• In addition, Malaysia is becoming a preferred country for foreign investment in the higher education sector. There are many foreign university branch campuses in Malaysia at present and more are expected to be established in the near future. The government welcomes foreign universities to establish branch campuses in Malaysia, particularly in Iskandar Malaysia’s EduCity in Nusajaya (Johor) and Kuala Lumpur Education City (KLEC). Due to all these reasons, students want to study in Malaysia to further their dreams.

Living in the Malaysia
Malaysia is located at the heart of South-East Asia and is a lively multi-cultural country. It is well known as a dynamic tourist destination and also for its capital, Kuala Lumpur, which boasts some of the most spectacular architecture in the world (and some of the tallest buildings!). In recent years, Malaysia has opened up to foreigners of all nationalities, creating a dynamic environment in which to work and study.

One of the newly industrialised countries, Malaysia has a booming economy (annual growth is around 5%) which performed beyond expectations over the last two decades. Sectors such as services, manufacturing, agriculture, mining and construction
have all experienced growth and this has been reflected by an increase in national spending.

Key Facts:
• Malaysia had 13 states and 3 federal territories, divided into Peninsular Malaysia (where 80% of the population lives) and the states of Sabah and Sarawak on the island of Borneo
• Parliamentary democrary
• Main religion is Islam but other religions are well represented
• While Kuala Lumpur is the capital, the federal government is in Putrajaya
• 5 main ethnic groups, hence several languages are commonly spoken (in addition to English)
• The climate is tropical with monsoon seasons (which will happen at different times of the year depending on which part of Malaysia you live)
• Peninsular Malaysia has a coastline which extends nearly 1,900km (1,200 miles)
• Indian type of food is very much available everywhere.
• Cost of food and accommodation is very much affortable.

Living costs/banking
Despite the current worldwide economic situation, Malaysia continues to be a country with a high standard of living as well as a very affordable place to live and study.

Examples of prices
• Inexpensive restaurant, 2-course meal with soft drink: MYR7-10.
• Monthly public transport pass (Regular Price): MYR50-100
• Monthly gym subscription: MYR150
• Cinema ticket: MYR12

The international students office/service in your university may provide guidelines to open a bank account in Malaysia. Student will most likely require:

• A confirmation letter from your university
• Student passport and Student Pass
• A cash deposit of around MYR250
• Proof of address

There are plenty of local banks as well as international banks with branches in Malaysia. They all have different fees and terms & conditions so be sure to read all the documentation carefully.

Visa Processing
International students are required to have a Student Pass (equivalent to a student visa) to study in Malaysia. A Student Pass is an approved document issued by the Immigration Department. Once Student have an offer of admission, your visa application can be made through your university’s International Students’ office/service prior to entry for a fee (see below). Your University will provide you with guidelines and forms to apply for your Student Pass. Please note that your Student Pass is only valid to study at the University it refers to. If you wish to transfer to another university, a new Student Pass will be required. Students from Bangladesh are required to obtain an SEV (Single Entry Visa) before entering Malaysia.

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Quick Facts.
Official Country Name: Kingdom of Thailand
Capital: Bangkok
Population: 66.86 million
Area (km²): 513,120 km2
Major Cities: Bangkok, Samut Prakan, Phuket, Pattaya, Chiang Mai
Major Ethnic Groups: 34.1% Central Thai, 24.9% Thai Lao, 9.9% Khon Muang (Northern Thai), 7.5% Southern Thai 14% Thai Chinese, 12% Other
Major Languages: Thai (90.7%), Burmese (1.3%), Other (8%)
Main Religion: Buddhist (official religion) 93.6%, Muslim 4.9%, Christian 1.2%, Other 0.2%, None 0.1%
Currency: Baht
GDP: US$330.8 billion
GDP per capita: US$5,908
Distance from Bangladesh : 2.30 Hours

Why Study in the Thailand
• About 54% of U.S. study abroad students choose a European location.With only 11% of the study abroad population going to Asian destinations, you’re sure to have a unique experience studying abroad in Thailand. Non-traditional locations such as Thailand offer students myriad opportunities and experiences that you won’t get at home or in other Western countries. Step outside of your comfort zone for a culturally immersive study abroad experience.

• With most meals ranging from $1-4, you will have plenty of money in the bank to eat your way through Thailand and maybe even save a few baht! Coffee in Thailand also falls into that inexpensive range, depending on the type of drink and where you go.

• It’s no question that Thai cuisine is some of the best around. You may think you love phad thai in America, but just wait until you have fresh, hot-off-the-wok pad thai in Thailand. Nothing can compare! From spicy noodle stir-fries, to savory curries and sweet milky teas, you’ll definitely find a new favorite dish when you study abroad in Thailand.

• Another great way to experience a new culture is through its holidays. The country’s two main holidays are Loi Krathong/Yi Peng, which is known for its floating lanterns and occurs during the fall semester, and Songkran, the Thai New Year, which falls during the spring semester. Songkran is essentially a 3-day nationwide water fight – what’s more fun than that? Both holidays are filled with rich traditions that bring people of all ages and demographics together to celebrate. In addition to the main holidays, while in Thailand you’ll also get to experience special Buddhist holidays throughout the year

• Of course, images of turquoise waters framed by palm trees and pristine white beaches probably first come to mind when imagining Thailand, but the country is actually home to a wide range of climates and landscapes. In fact, some of its greatest geographical features can be found in northern Thailand where jungles, fields and forests cover rolling mountains and rivers meander through picturesque rice fields. When you study abroad in Thailand you can hike through hilltribe villages, play in mountain waterfalls, snorkel through tropical seas, float down a river on a bamboo raft and more.

• Thailand’s central location in Southeast Asia makes it a perfect hub for travel.

• Living in the Thailand

• Unlike what some expats-to-be might believe, living in Thailand as a traditional expat is not always the same as settling for a relaxed life in a beach resort.

• Almost 68 million people are currently living in Thailand. Most of them belong to the four ethnic groups of Thai people, who came from southeastern China about a thousand years ago. However, apart from demographic minorities such as the Khmer or Hmong, there is a sizable Sino-Thai (Thai-Chinese) community living in Thailand, especially in Bangkok. Languages

• Thai — or, to be more precise, the central Thai dialect — is the official language for all people in Thailand. It is a mandatory subject for all schoolchildren, too, including expat kids living in Thailand and attending an officially accredited school.

• English is also an obligatory foreign language taught at all Thai schools, and many street signs are bilingual (Thai and English). However, as in so many other countries, do not necessarily expect the average person on the street to communicate fluently with foreigners.

• While living in Thailand, you will certainly meet plenty of businesspeople, academics, students, or front-desk staff in the tourist industry who can speak fluent English. Among the older population, the urban working classes, or the rural populace, though, it wouldn’t do to rely on English. Studying Thai

• When you prepare for relocating to Thailand, consider attending a Thai class. Admittedly, Thai may be a bit tricky for expats whose native languages are not tonal or who do not distinguish carefully between various registers, such as street Thai and religious Thai.

• But you are bound to make a better impression as a foreign resident living in Thailand if you try to pick the basics of the local language. Health Advice:

• healthcare is a vital component of expatriate life everywhere. In preparation for living in Thailand, you should make sure to get all necessary immunizations at home and to gather information on taking precautions against common diseases.

• Recommended vaccinations for Thailand include tetanus, diphtheria, polio, pertussis, MMR, influenza, and hepatitis A. Moreover, for longer stays, you should also get immunizations for hepatitis B, rabies, typhus, typhoid, and Japanese encephalitis.

• While some institutes of tropical medicine have issued a swine flu warning for Thailand, and there have been occasional reports of avian flu in the country, it’s insect-borne diseases such as malaria, dengue fever, and chikungunya that are actually a greater risk for the average resident. You should make sure to wear light, but long-sleeved clothing, use anti-insect repellants daily, and hang up mosquito nets at night.

• Moreover, in order to avoid diarrhea, pay attention to proper food hygiene, and never drink any tap water. Don’t even use it for doing the dishes or brushing your teeth.

Cost of Study for non-Thai students in Thailand (as of August 2018)

Visa Processing
When a student enters Thailand with a Non-Immigrant Education Visa, or the Non-ED Visa, issued by a Thai Embassy outside Thailand, they will be granted 90 days duration of stay, and NOT 1 year. Approximately 60 days after their arrival in Thailand, or 30 days before their student visa expires, they are required to submit they original passport to the Webster University Thailand (WUT) Visa Officer. The Visa Officer will first check whether they have fulfilled the full-time student criteria as follows:

– Must register for at least 12 credits in a semester for Undergraduate students and at least 9 credits in a semester for Graduate students.
– Must have registered every semester (Summer term if optional).
– Must not be on any Academic/Admissions/Financial/Disciplinary hold.

If they have fulfilled all of the above criteria, the Visa Officer will prepare the necessary documents and accompany you to the Thai Immigration Office to extend your student visa for up to one year. Please note that some students may be given a shorter visa extension than one year depending on each individual student’s registration history, passport validity, etc. If at any time after the student visa extension, they no longer meet the above criteria for any reason, WUT will notify the Thai Immigration Office that they no longer meet the requirements for the student visa, which will result in an immediate cancellation of their student visa sponsored by WUT.

Students are responsible for all fees and fines related to the student visa. The following fees and fines must be paid directly to the Thai Immigration Office.

– Visa extension fee: 1,900 THB
– Single re-entry permit: 1,000 THB
– Multiple re-entry permit: 3,800 THB

**A multiple re-entry permit is recommended only if they wish to exit and enter Thailand on multiple occasions during the period of their student visa validity.

– Visa transfer fee from an old passport to a new one: 500 THB
– Certificate of residence to apply for a driving license: 500 THB
– Overstay fine: 500 THB per day, Maximum 20,000 THB
– 90-days report’s late notification fine: 2,000-5,000 THB
– Change of address late notification fine: 2,000 THB

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