In order to allow Thailand to play a more active and dynamic role in the Asian, Pacific region and the world community, the Ministry of University Affairs has given prime importance and continuous support to the heightening of quality of instructors and programs.
All through the years, Thai higher education institutions have worked in close collaboration with many leading institutions around the world from Australia and Japan to Canada, Germany, United Kingdom and United States. With increased expertise and accumulated experience, Thailand 's international programs have attracted not only Thai students, but also students from neighbouring countries and from across the region.
At present, both Thai public and private universities offer altogether 387 international programs using English as medium of instruction both at undergraduate and graduate levels. There are 128 undergraduate programs in 70 areas of study in 26 universities; 190 master's degree programs in 112 areas of study in 26 universities; and 69 doctoral degree programs in 32 areas of study in 12 universities. Foreign and Thai students can take courses for credits from such programs. The admission requirements vary depending on the nature of the program and university admission policies.