Student visa in Thailand (ED visa), description and list of schools

If you want to stay for several years in Thailand, but you cannot obtain a retirement, marriage, or business visa, the student visa (ED visa) is the solution!

When you want to live in a country, you have to learn the language and Thai is a beautiful language, not so difficult.

Even writing, once you know the basics, it becomes fun to be able to translate signs and other posters.

And to learn a language, there’s nothing like going back to school!

Finally, the student visa was a perfect solution to live in the country and learn the language before the 2014 changes.

The classes were more spaced apart and allowed time to do something else, now it’s a little more complicated, more expensive, but it’s still a solution.

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Student visa in Thailand, what you need to know

This type of visa does not allow working and gives the right to stay in Thailand for one year to be renewed every three months in the immigration offices.

The student visa gives the right to only one entry into Thai territory.

Any departure from the territory before the end of the visa entails its cancellation.

If you want to travel to another country and keep your visa ED, you must apply for a “re-entry permit” at the immigration office before leaving; it costs 1000 baht for a re-entry.

To know the formalities for obtaining a visa as well as the documents to be provided, see :
The different types of visas for Thailand, visa ed

Schools must also provide you with all the necessary information and take charge of part of your file.

I have taken courses with Walen, and they take good care of your file, but not all schools do, so be well informed.

Contact them and research the school’s reputation before you register.

In the documents to be provided on the Thai Embassy website, they now request a bank deposit of €10,000 to be presented in the form of a recent (original) bank certificate.

They want to make sure that you can afford to pay over a year, but that prevents those who earn money every month from being able to enjoy it.

Here is a list of training centers and schools that allow you to obtain a student visa, feel free to share other addresses using the comments, or give your opinion on one of the schools:

Schools with a student visa in Bangkok

AAA Thai Language School

Address: 35 WANNASORN TOWER, No.1009, 10th floor, Phayathai Rd., Ratchathewi, Bangkok 10400
Tel: 020451427, 0952483472
Fax: 020451427
E-mail: [email protected]; [email protected](Japanese Language)

Thai Solutions

Address: 128/206 Phaya Thai Plaza Building, 19th floor, room E, Phaya Thai Road, Ratchathewi, Bangkok, 10400 Thailand
Tel : (+66) 02-612-9411
E-mail: [email protected]
Metro: BTS Phaya Thai Station – Exit 1

Walen school Bangkok, Sukhumvit

Address: 246 Times Square Building, Unit 24-02, 24th Floor, Sukhumvit Road, Klongtoey, Bangkok 10110
Tel: +66(0)22-539-371

Walen school Bangkok, Ladprao

Address: Elephant Building, Tower B, 16th Floor, 3300/92 Phaholyothin Road, Chatuchak, Bangkok 10900
MRT: Phahon Yothin Station
Tel: +66(0)29-374-480

Thai Language station Bangkok

Address: 14fl. Times Square Building 246 Sukhumvit Rd. between Soi 12-14 Klongtoey, Bangkok 10110 Thailand
Tel : 0-2653-1891
Fax : 0-2653-0650
E-mail: [email protected]

AUA Thai Program

Address: Chumchuri Square Office Tower, 21st Floor, Phayathai Rd. 10330 Bangkok
Tel : 02-657-6414 ext. 1301
Fax: 02-160-5265
E-mail: [email protected]

International House Bangkok

Address: 7th Floor, Building 64, Silom Road, Suriyawong, Khet Bang Rak, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10500
E-mail: [email protected]

Thai Language Hut

Address: 9/1 Baansaengmukda, Sukhumvit Road, Soi 43, Klongtan Nua, Wattana Bangkok 10110, BTS Phrom Phong
Tel: + 66 (2)2620618 & + 66 (0)859977653
E-mail: [email protected] [email protected]
Web site:

Sandee Thai Language School Bangkok

One-year visa course: 15,000 Baht (500 USD)
Address: 21/34, B Block, 2nd Floor, R.C.A., Rama 9 Road, Bangkapi, Huaykwang, Bangkok, 10320, Thailand
Mobile: 084 388-2832
Tel: 02 641-4459
Fax : 02 641-4166
E-mail info(at)

SMIT International School of languages

E-mail: [email protected]
Tel : 02-2871876 / 02-6763090
Mobile : 085-08889277


Address: Times Square Building 246 Sukhumvit Road, Bangkok 10110 Thailand, 10 th Fl.
Tel : 0-2250-0072
Web site:


Address: Room No.1103,35 Wannasorn Tower, Phayathai Road, Ratchathewi, Bangkok 10400, Thailand, 11th floor.
Tel : 0-2642-5400
Web site:

Unity Thai Language School

Address: 18Fl. 03,04 Times Square Building, 246 Sukhumvit Rd., Klongtoey, Bangkok 10110 Thailand
BTS: Asoke BTS Skytrain Station
MRT: Sukhumvit MRT Subway Station
Tel / Fax: 02-653-1538
E-mail: [email protected]

KIS International School

Address: 999/124 Kesinee Ville, Pracha-Utit Road, Huay-Kwang, Bangkok 10320, Thailand
Tel: +66 (0) 2274-3444 Fax: +66 (0) 2274-3452

Duke Language School

Address: 10/63, Trendy Building, 3rd floor, Sukhumvit Soi 13, Wattana, Bangkok 10110, Thailand
Tel: +66 8-2444-1595

Schools with a student visa in Cha-Am

Walen school Cha-am

Address: 245/4-5, Narathip Road, Cha-Am Sub-District and District, Phetchaburi
Tel: +66(0)32-470-546

Schools with ED visa in Chiang Mai

AUA Thai Studies Department

Address: 24 Ratchadamnern Road, Sriphum, Chiang Mai 50200 Thailand
Tel: 66 53 214120, 66 53 211377, 66 53 211973
E-mail: [email protected]
Web site:

Centre for Thai Studies, Chiang Mai University

Cost: 30,000 THB for 216 hours
Address: 239 Hauy Kaew Road, Suthep, Muang, Chiang Mai 50200 THAILAND
Tel : +66-53-943-755
E-mail: [email protected]
Web site:

Effective Thai Language Classes

ED visa one year: 27,000 THB
Address: 86/2 Kaewnawarat Rd, T. Watkate, A. Muang, Chiang Mai, 50000, Thailand
Tel: +66 53 266 295 and +66 53 266 296
(053) 266 295 and (053) 266 296
E-mail: [email protected]

Hand to hand combat, self-defense

Mr. Jongjet Pungsai
Address: 63/15 Watket Ampure Ampure Mueng Chiang Drum May
Tel: 053-240-361
Mobile: 085-040-4220
E-mail [email protected]

Payap University

Address: Super-highway Chiang Mai – Lampang Road, Amphur Muang, Chiang Mai, 50000, Thailand
Tel : (+66) 53 241 255
Fax : (+66) 53 241 983
Facebook page:


Address: 6/4-5 Nimmanhemin Rd. Suthep, Mueng, Chiang Mai
Tel: 053-400-980
Web site:

Walen school Chiang Mai, At Curve

Address: Curve Building, 2nd Floor, 215/2 Chang Klan Road, Chang Klan sub-district, Muang district, Chiang Mai 50100
Tel: +66(0)53-105-721

Walen school Chiang Mai, Huay Kaew

Address: 12 Huay Kaew Rd., Tambol Chang Puek, Amphur Muang, Chiang Mai 50000
Tel: +66(0)53-405-393

Schools with a student visa in Chiang Rai

Easy Study Thai Language School

Courses and visa one year: 36,000 Baht (360 hours of course)
Address: 1014/1 Jetyord Road, near clock tower and Night Bazaar, Amphur Muang, Chiang Rai 57000
Tel: +66(0)86 9130737 ; +66(0)53-753-120
E-mail: [email protected]
Web site:

Walen school Chiang Rai

Address: Ban Du Hammer, Chang Wat Chiang Rai 57100, Thailand
Tel : +66 (0) 53-702-213
+66 (0) 53-702-214
Mobile : +66(0)81-980-5399

Schools with ED visa in Hua Hin

The Language Centre

Address: 83/14 Wongchomsin Building Suite 303 (3rd Floor), Phetkasem Road Hua Hin, Prachuabkirikhan 77110
Tel: 032 533 428 (Office), Mobile: 086 368 7045
E-mail: [email protected]

Walen school Hua Hin

Tel: +66(0)32-526-468

Schools with a student visa in Koh Lanta

Lanta gym Muay Thai

Address: 245 M.2 T. Saladan, Koh Lanta Krabi 81150
Tel : +66 (0)75 684052
Web site:

Schools with ED visa in Koh Phangan

KPT international language school

Address: 34/6 Moo 4, Wok Tum, Koh Phangan, Surat Thani 84280
Tel : 077 – 377 911

Koh Phangan Vocational School

Address: 84/4 Moo 8, Sri Thanu, Koh Phangan, Surat Thani, Thailand, 84280
Tel : +66 89 4876207
E-mail: [email protected]

Schools with a student visa in Koh Samui

Koh Samui Tutor and Vocational School

Address: 11/8 Moo 1, Maenam, Koh Samui, 84330
Tel : +66 077 248 228 ; +66 086 947 2883
Web site:

Mind Your Language

Address: 142/7 Moo 1, Bophut, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84320, Thailand
Mobile : 087-28-46-582
Tel: 077-96-20-88.
Web site:

Walen school Samui

Address: 17/11-12 Moo 1, Tambol Bophut, Amphur Koh Samui, Suratthani,84320
Tel: +66(0)77-426-979

Schools with ED visa in Pattaya

Sandee Thai Language School Pattaya

Courses with a one-year visa: 13,000 Baht (433 USD)
Address: 151/45, Moo 5, T. Naklua, A. Banglamung, Chonburi, 20150, Thailand
Mobile: 084 388-2832
Tel: 038 371-255
Fax : 038 371-254
E-mail info(at)

Easy ABC Language Centre and Nursery Co., Ltd

Addresses in Pattaya:
391/127 Thappraya Road, Soi 11 Tel. 038-251 952, 089-881-9873
157/525 Naklua Road, Tel. 038-411 745, 088-196-2190
382/41-42 Pattaya Second Road, Tel. 033-033 773

Excel Language Centre

Address: 565/49-50 Moo 10, Pattaya
Tel: 038-413 725

KLS School (Koson Language School)

Address: 245/147 Pattaya Third Road, Pattaya
Tel: 038-413 340
E-mail: [email protected]

LC International Languages & Computer School

Address: Self 6, Central Pattaya
Tel: 038-361 948/9

Pattaya School of Languages & Computers (P.L.C.)

194/10-11 Central Pattaya Road, Tel. 038-421 819
111/41-42 South Pattaya Road, Tel. 038-723 409
179/126-127 North Pattaya Road, Tel. 038-371 494

PRO Language School

One year course and ED visa: 29000 baht
Address: 116/33 Central Pattaya Road (Pattaya Klang, near Big C Extra)
Tel: 038-489 225
Web site:

PROgress Language & Computer School

Address: 209/86-87 North Pattaya Road (Soi Yume)
Tel : 038-370 263, 038-423 639
Web site:

Siam Sunrise Language School

Address: Thepprasit Road 62/242-243, Pattaya, Chonburi, Thailand
Tel : 091-280-00-80 (EN) ; 091-280-00-20 (EN) ; 092-601-11-94 (TH) ; 038-428-008 (TH)
E-mail: [email protected]


Address: 116/33 Mu 9 Central Pattaya Rd., Nongprue, Banglamung, Chonburi
Tel: 038-489-225
Web site:

Walen School Pattaya

Address: 194/74-75 Soi Paniad Chang, Moo 9 Central Pattaya Road, Tambol Nongprue, Amphur Banglamung, Chonburi 20260
Tel : +66 (0) 38-410-526
+66 (0) 38-410-527
Mobile : +66(0)86-308-6762

Schools with ED visa in Phuket

Phuket Language School

One year with ED visa: 27,000 Baht
Address: 16-16/1 Moo 2 Praphuketkeaw Road, Kathu, Kathu, Phuket 83120, THAILAND

British Language School

Address: 80/1 Moo 5, T.Visit A. Muang Phuket (Phanason Resident) 83000
Tel: 076- 393 728 Fax. 076- 393 728
Mobile : 086 686 6968, 086-6077493
E-mail: [email protected], [email protected]
Web site:

Phuket BKK Language School

Address: 9/115-116 Prabaramee Road, Patong, Kathu, Phuket. 83150
Tel : +66 (0) 76-296-248
Mobile : +66 (0) 89-891-4229
E-Mail: [email protected]

Patong Language School

Address: Patong Language School, 5/11-12 Had Patong Road, Patong Beach, Phuket 83150, Thailand
Tel : +66 76 340373
Fax : +66 76 340873
E-mail: [email protected]
Web site:

Buds Language School

Address: 45/75 M.8 Chaofa Rd, Chalong, Mueang, Phuket, 83100

Walen School Phuket

Address: 75/60 Moo 10, Patak Rd. Chalong, Phuket 83130
Tel: +66 (0) 76-384-588
+66 (0) 76-384-589

Schools with a student visa in Rayong


Address: 8/889 Sukhumvit Rd., Noen Phra, Mueang Rayong, Rayong
Tel: 087-773-9444
Web site:

Schools with ED visa in Sri Racha

Success Language Center

Address: 128 Silk 1, 128 Silk 1, Sri Racha, Nakorn, Sri Racha, Chonburi, Thailand
Tel: 038-771 000, 038-771 400

See also:

Living in Thailand: good and bad sides

You can add schools to the comments, and I will then put them on the list.

One Comment

  1. Tengo una duda con este párrafo del articulo:
    “ahora solicitan un depósito bancario de 10.000 euros que se presentará en forma de un certificado bancario reciente (original)”
    Entonces basta con 10.000€ en tu cuenta corriente o debes tener este ingreso en un depósito bancario, cuenta de ahorros, etc?
    Gracias por la información

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