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BANGKOK 20 October 2018 17:52
Ailah

What are the Thai university degrees that will be accepted in other countries?

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I am planning to study an undergraduate program here in Thailand and then pursue another degree in another country. What universities will other countries like the USA recognize? 

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A better question is, What do you want to study?

 

Choosing a degree just because it is recognized internationally does not necessarily lead to a good career.

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47 minutes ago, MunkyBoogar said:

A better question is, What do you want to study?

 

Choosing a degree just because it is recognized internationally does not necessarily lead to a good career.

I am going to study Biomedical Engineering and I am planning to either further my study in Masters or go to medical school. 

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As long as you are attending an accredited (recognized) establishment you shouldn't have any problems.

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On 5/17/2018 at 10:26 AM, MunkyBoogar said:

As long as you are attending an accredited (recognized) establishment you shouldn't have any problems.

Not necessarily so. Entry requirements to a specific Uni post-grad course and in particular medical school should be checked out prior to undertaking the undergrad course. If the uni where you are hoping to do the undergrad course has some record of successful applications post-graduation that will help, but their management of this might be scratchy.

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On 5/17/2018 at 2:49 AM, Ailah said:

I am going to study Biomedical Engineering and I am planning to either further my study in Masters or go to medical school. 

I worked for a professor of chemistry in the Uk for many years (Professor  David  Ollis) he had a  Thai student, reckoned he was the brightest person he'd ever met.

Good  luck with your career Im sure both  will see you well, wish Id  been able  enough to do something like that, although Uni was only for a few  folks  when i left school and getting an "A" in any subject was a  real big deal..

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This may not be the answer you want, but in general, in the real world most Thai degrees aren't worth the paper they are written on outside of Thailand.

Ask yourself why so many Thai's with the financial resources choose to go to college in the US or Europe?

A friend of mine who is currently a professor in the veterinary Dept at KKU , was pretty blunt about this. He told me point blank had he not gone to the US for higher education, basically he would have condemned himself to a Thailand only occupation.

In my last company we had a lot of Philippino employees, and I would suggest their degrees are about as well regarded as Thai universities. Whereas the Indians and Chinese were managers, software, engineering developers, the Philippino's worked at data entry and admins.



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9 hours ago, GinBoy2 said:

This may not be the answer you want, but in general, in the real world most Thai degrees aren't worth the paper they are written on outside of Thailand.

Ask yourself why so many Thai's with the financial resources choose to go to college in the US or Europe?

A friend of mine who is currently a professor in the veterinary Dept at KKU , was pretty blunt about this. He told me point blank had he not gone to the US for higher education, basically he would have condemned himself to a Thailand only occupation.

In my last company we had a lot of Philippino employees, and I would suggest their degrees are about as well regarded as Thai universities. Whereas the Indians and Chinese were managers, software, engineering developers, the Philippino's worked at data entry and admins.

Far too many generalisations. What one actually needs to know is that for example all UK uni admissions offices will have a copy of a book containing international equivalence in entry requirements which can be referred to. If the prospective student meets those requirements plus has the IELTS certificate to standard set, then they will be seriously considered for admission, subject of course to quality of supporting statement and reference. Anybody with Thai kids considering overseas study please note. There are also ways around the IELTS barrier or at least used to be....

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On 6/23/2018 at 3:58 AM, SheungWan said:

Not necessarily so. Entry requirements to a specific Uni post-grad course and in particular medical school should be checked out prior to undertaking the undergrad course. If the uni where you are hoping to do the undergrad course has some record of successful applications post-graduation that will help, but their management of this might be scratchy.

Agree, do some research to establish what unis in US, Europe, etc., will accept an undergrad degree from Thailand and check what Thai unis they accept / prefer.

 

Just to complicate the issue there are many unis abroad who have exchange arrangements with many Thai unis. 

 

Just one example last year one of my TU Thai students finished his BBA with a good GPA, he applied to several unis in UK and in Sth. Korea to do his MBA. He got accepted by 2 highly credible unis in the UK and 2 in Sth. Korea.

 

 

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On 5/17/2018 at 2:49 AM, Ailah said:

I am going to study Biomedical Engineering and I am planning to either further my study in Masters or go to medical school. 

dont listen to them, 

all top 10 on QS list are accepted, 

problem is that international programs in thailand are ridiculously expensive  ? why would you want to spend so much money?

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Generally if you are going to study an MA or MSc abroad then depending or your GPA from here and your IELTS / TOEFL (if you need it) then unless it is a ridiculously high demand course you will easily get on. 

 

My only experience is UK based, but given the fees that international students pay they aren't turning people away. My wife had an average GPA from here and a high IELTS score and was easily accepted onto all of the MSc courses she applied for in England. 

 

Universities are all about the money. 

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8 hours ago, BobbyL said:

Generally if you are going to study an MA or MSc abroad then depending or your GPA from here and your IELTS / TOEFL (if you need it) then unless it is a ridiculously high demand course you will easily get on. 

My only experience is UK based, but given the fees that international students pay they aren't turning people away. My wife had an average GPA from here and a high IELTS score and was easily accepted onto all of the MSc courses she applied for in England. 

Universities are all about the money. 

The money is important but it doesn't give a free pass round all obstacles for all courses at all universities. It was the high IELTS score which opened the doors.

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