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Most attractively priced Thai language education visas in Chiang Mai

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Staying in Chiang Mai long-term (one or several years) on a one year visa has quite a few benefits compared to flying in and out on tourist visa or doing visa runs.

Especially for our members, we have selected some of the most attractively priced education visa in Chiang Mai, that will allow you to stay full-time in Thailand for one year without having to leave the country.

Most schools in Thailand charge more than THB 30,000 for a 1-year education visa and require a commitment of no less than 400 study hours.

The schools we have selected for you offer packages that are much cheaper than the average Thai language schools and often require less commitment2, ideal for those foreigners who have something else to do. All schools listed here are fully recognized by the Thai Ministry of Education.

For your convenience, we have sourced schools in every corner of Chiang Mai, to save you even more time commuting.



Most attractively priced ED visa programmes in Chiang Mai

Cheapest and most attractive 1-year education visa programmes in Chiang Mai in various districts


SCHOOL 1 near Suthep road and Nimmanhaemin road

Fully recognized Thai language school by Ministry of Education

This school offers the ED visa both for 6 months and for 1 year:

  • 1 year Thai language course - THB 28,000

Time commitment: 200 hours, group class no more than 10 people.

The school offers full assistance in all paperwork to get the education visa. This deal becomes all the more attractive if you apply from abroad, because then you can pick up your ED-visa there and enter Thailand with it and stay 6-months or 1 year in a row without having to leave the country.

Additional costs:

  • Book - THB 500 (Thai reading book / Workbook 1 / Workbook 2)
  • Postal charge - THB 2,000 (in case you apply from abroad)


SCHOOL 2 in between Chiang Mai and Hang Dong

Fully recognized Thai language school by Ministry of Education

Offers several types of lesson packages to cater for the needs of individual students: some students like to study every day, others prefer just a few times per week or on a flexible basis.
Minimum cost of the 1-year visa is THB 21,900 which includes 100 hours of lessons.
After taking this minimum package, you can add lessons as you wish: private lessons at only 250 baht per hour or group lessons at only 150 baht per hour (group class is 4-6 persons).

Other packages are available too, such as private lessons, more intensive classes etc., to be discussed with the school.
For those who care, this school has Christian teachers but welcomes non-Christian students (of course).


SCHOOL 3 near river and Kawila fort

Fully recognized martial arts school by Ministry of Education

This school does not teach Thai language, but a self-defence course and it does not require you to speak Thai.
Read more about this school

SCHOOL 4 near Superhighway and intersection to Maejo

Fully recognized Thai and foreign language school by Ministry of Education

This school offers the ED visa for 1 year:

1 year Thai language course - THB 20,000

The school offers full assistance in all paperwork to get the education visa. This deal becomes all the more attractive if you apply from abroad, because then you can pick up your ED-visa there and enter Thailand with it and stay 1 year in a row.
Three levels: beginners 120 hours, intermediate 150 hours and advanced 190 hours.

Additional costs:

  • Book - THB 500 (Thai reading book / Workbook 1 / Workbook 2)
  • Postal charge - THB 2,000 (in case you apply from abroad)
This school also offers Chinese and English language courses for foreigners with the one year education visa:
Three levels (beginners 120 hours, intermediate 120 hours and advanced 160 hours) - THB 24,000
Three levels (beginners 144 hours, intermediate 144 hours and advanced 160 hours) - THB 25,000
Schedule: 4 days a week, 2 hours per day


If you are still unsure about what school is best for you, simply contact us first to discuss.

Did you find another school that offers (more) attractive programs with the education visa provided, please let us know so we can help other foreigners find the right school too.


NOTE 1: Programs listed may be subject to change. Ultimate conditions are stated by the school at the time of registration.

NOTE 2. Different schools structure their lesson schedules in more or less efficient ways, so if you pick the school right for you, it can cost you less time. Besides that, schools do allow some


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Carl Franzén Posted on January 07, 2016 at 03:43:04
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