Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’S)

  • Are scholarships available?


In general, applicants are expected to be self-reliant.  There may be help for those in need.

  • Can I work in Thailand?


Non-Thai citizens on student or non-immigrant visas are not permitted-to work here.

  • What is the cost of living in Chiang Mai?


Furnished rooms without kitchens can be found starting at US$100 per month, (3,000 Thai baht) at current exchange rates.  Furnished apartments or condos are likely to start at approximately US$300 (7,000 Thai baht) and can climb to US$1,000 or 25,000 Thai baht per month.  Expect additional charges for internet service, electricity, water and air conditioning.

  • Is there reliable and affordable public transportation to and from campus?


There is no subway or bus system servicing the city.  Purchasing a bike or motorbike is an option.  There is an abundance of red taxi/trucks you can hire at negotiated prices on shared rides.  Private taxis are more expensive.

  • What is the cost of food?


There are two sizeable canteens, one on either end of campus.  Traditional Thai meals are served at one at lunchtime five days a week.  The other offers Thai meals at breakfast, lunch and dinner, seven days a week.  Meals average about 35 baht or US$1.40.

            There also two 7-11 shops and two coffee shops on either side of the campus.

There are endless dining options off campus for an average 40 baht or US$1.60 per meal.