Tuition Fees at International High Schools in Thailand
For many, a major concern when choosing an international school are the cost of tuition. Below, we provide at least a glimpse of transparency on tuition fees at international Senior High schools in Thailand, or at Grammar Schools (as the British say), or at Colleges (as the Americans say..
Some think more expensive must be better. We are not that sure. Especially if you don't have unlimited means, go and take a look yourself. You look for the best school for your kid, not necessarily for the best way to get rid of your money, right? As it is anywhere else, more expensive does not always mean better education. So, check yourself where the sometimes enourmous tuition fees go - do they go into education, or will they end up in ever more bombastic architecture?
Be aware, however, that tuition fee is not the only cost you will have to pay. First, and often in the 6 digits, there is a one-time entrance fee (non-refundable). Beyond that, the list of potential fees seems endless, depending on the creativity of the school. There are lunch supervision fee, snack fees in the morning and again in the afternoon, school development fees, day care fees, transportation fees, technology fees, external examination fees, and maybe many more. And please, don't forget the school uniforms.
The multitude of small additional fees makes it impossible for us to come up with a serious comparison of total cost to send your kid to an international school.
Well, at least we can provide you with the biggest chunk of your costs - the annual tuition fee per education level. If a school offers different fees during a stage, we tried to calculate a median value. Still, always check with the school for you decide!
The good news that under some conditions the fees may be much lower. As an example: For AIT International School, we listed the fees for non-AIT members. If you are a student at AIT, your kid will receive a 75 percent discount.
Similar discounts may be offered for the second and any further child that attends the same school, the so-called 'sibling discount'.
Some schools seem to avoid even such basic comparison: They don't publish their fees on their Web sites at all. You find them at the end of each table.
Please note the exchange rates change on a daily basis. We certainly cannot keep up with even major changes. Thus, please see the USD and Euro values as an indicator for your overview, and use a currency converter to find out the latest exchange rate.
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Be aware that additional fees will apply!