7 Reasons Why Cambodian Students Should Study in Thailand

7 Reasons Why Cambodian Students Should Study in Thailand

Posted at: 25 Dec 2020

Geographical Proximity  

We don’t need an explanation that Thailand is one of the closest countries to Cambodia because it is just right there bordering Cambodia to the north. Location is one of the consideration for students who are pursuing their overseas education abroad because the cost of transportation. For Cambodian students who choose to study in Thailand, they can travel back and for the between Cambodia and Thailand by planes or buses which take no more than one day with a very affordable price. It is also very convenient for the family members to visit students when wanting to.

Quality of Education 

Though not able to compete with some universities in the United States such as Harvard University, Thailand is sure to have universities that has regional or ASEAN standard such as the Chulalongkorn University and Mahidol University rank among the top 100 in Asia’s ranking list by the QS ranking system. The access to one of the highest standards of education in the region education in such a near distance makes Thailand a very attractive destination for many Cambodian students to pursue their higher education there. If you do not know Thai languages, there are also international programs available. For more information, it is always a good idea to contact the education agent such as WEduAbroad for programs that you are interested in. 


The financial cost to study in Thailand is very much cheaper comparing to those developed countries, making it the perfect destination for Cambodian students who are on a budget but want to make the most of their limited funds. Besides the tuition fee, which starts from $3500 for international students, Cambodian students generally can expect around 400 to $600 even in Bangkok, the most modernized city in Thailand. 

ASEAN students

Being the founding place of ASEAN and the international crossroad of the Southeast Asian region, Thailand has no doubt attracted many international students in the region in addition to Cambodian students. Therefore, Cambodian students who choose to study in Thailand will have the chance to build friendship and networks with those ASEAN students. Different cultures do things differently, and so will be their input to your growth and horizon. This is certainly a great source of learning and growth and the great opportunity to jointly take initiative for regional projects. 


From ancient architecture to modern luxurious shopping mall to green nature, there are many places to visit in Thailand. Students can visit various places such as the Ayutthaya to understand their culture, Chiang Rai to submerge oneself in nature or Chiang Mai for the mountains and forest and the best of all, Bangkok, the capital city. 

Thai Language 

It is always an asset to know another language. Because Thai and Khmer languages have many wordings and pronunciations in common, Cambodian students normally catch up really fast with Thai language using only around 3 to 4 months for a basic communication; this is one of the special advantages for Cambodian students to study in Thailand. Getting quality education while learning a new language is indeed an attractive option. 

What Should You Get from the Article? 

Cambodian parents and students can learn about the 6 main reasons for student to pursue education in Thailand. Those reasons are geographical proximity, quality of education, affordability, meeting ASEAN students, traveling, and the opportunity to study Thai language.  

Cambodian students and parents who have further enquiry can always contact us WEduAbroad, the local consultancy for study abroad for free consultations about studying in Thailand at the 9th Floor, B-Ray Tower, Preah Norodom Blvd, Tonle Bassak Commune, Chamkamorn District, Phnom Penh (map here) or contact us via phone call (855) 17 548 354 or (855) 81 63 63 60. You can also visit our Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/WEduAbroad/ to take a quick look at what we have been doing so far. We are always ready to help, and we wish you and your children all the best.  

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