Study in Chiang Mai
In the heart of Southeast Asia, Thailand is a land of contrasts: gorgeous countryside of rice fields, mountains, hills, and ancient temples; bustling city life in the capital, Bangkok; and beaches world-famous for diving and snorkeling. A largely Buddhist society, Thailand’s population is varied with many tribal groups and immigrants.
Set amidst the cool and beautiful mountains of northern Thailand, Chiang Mai has the advantages of being in a city but with the feel of a small town where the old style of Thai living is preserved. Chiang Mai, some 700 km (438 mi) north of Bangkok, is Thailand’s second largest city, though it does not even have 10% of Bangkok’s population. It is the capital of one of the largest provinces of Thailand (roughly 20,000 sq km, 7,720 sq mi) and is the center of Northern Thailand. In many respects, it is much more pleasant than Bangkok. A common claim is that it has the advantages of Bangkok without suffering the capital’s disadvantages.
Advantages of Studying at Payap University
- All classes taught by highly qualified language teachers.
- Focus on individual attention — small class sizes, personal advising.
- Located in modern buildings with access to state-of-the-art resources.
- Affordable tuition and cost of living.
- Safe and comfortable lifestyle in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
- Convenient campus location in Chiang Mai with easy access to Bangkok and neighboring countries.
- University pathway into Payap’s International College
- Opportunities to develop friendships with people from many countries and cultures.
- First-class dormitories for international students, located right on campus.
- Payap’s International College is Truly International!
Cost Of Living
The cost of living in Chiang Mai and Thailand is low compared to western countries, and some costs seem unbelievably low. For example, a heaped plate of delicious Thai food near Payap University costs 30 baht. A few more examples are listed below.
- Apartments with an attached bathroom and balcony 1500-6000 baht per month.
- Motorbike rental from 120 baht per day.
- A shared taxi across town starts at 20 baht per journey.
- A non-alcoholic dinner for two in a riverside restaurant with live music costs from about 300 baht.
- A can of Coke costs about 15 baht.
Use the links below to find the current Thai baht exchange rate.