Why Cambodian Students Should Study in Thailand

6 Reasons Why Cambodian Students Should Study in Thailand

Though world-rank education in the developed countries is very attractive, when looking regionally, Thailand is also one of the most popular destinations for Cambodian student to continue their study abroad. To find out why many students choose to study in Thailand, here are six reasons why Cambodian students should study in Thailand. 

Geographical Proximity  

We don’t need to explain that Thailand is one of the closest countries to Cambodia. It is just right there bordering Cambodia to the north. Location is one of the reasons why Cambodian students study in Thailand. For Cambodian students who choose to study in Thailand, they can travel back and forth by planes or buses taking less than one day at a cheap price. It is also very convenient for the family members to visit students when wanting to. 

Quality of Education  

Thailand might not be able to compete with some universities in the US such as Harvard University. Thailand has universities that have regional or ASEAN standards such as the Chulalongkorn University and Mahidol University rank. Both ranks among the top 100 in Asia’s ranking list by the QS ranking system. Students can access one of the highest standards of education in the region education in such a near distance. If you do not know Thai languages, there are also international programs available. For more information, it is always a good idea to contact an education agent such as WEduAbroad for programs that you are interested in.  


The financial cost to study in Thailand is very much cheaper compared to those in developed countries. It is the perfect destination for Cambodian students who are on a budget but want to make the most of their limited funds. The tuition fee 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 

Thailand is the founding place of ASEAN and the international crossroad of the Southeast Asian region. It also has attracted many international students in the region besides Cambodian students. Therefore, Cambodian students who choose to study in Thailand will have the chance to build friendships 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 a great chance to jointly take initiative for regional projects.  


From ancient architecture to modern luxurious shopping malls 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 themselves 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 the Thai language using only around 3 to 4 months for basic communication. This is one of the special advantages for Cambodian students to study in Thailand. Getting a 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 students to pursue an education in Thailand. Those reasons are geographical proximity, quality of education, affordability, meeting ASEAN students, traveling, and the opportunity to study the Thai language.   

Cambodian students and parents who have further inquiry 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 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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