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Transnational Education (TNE) Mission To Thailand  


British Council Thailand and the Department for International Trade (DIT) are delighted to invite UK Higher Education Institutions who are interested in Transnational Education to the first ever TNE Mission to Thailand. The mission will be based in Bangkok plus the option of on additional city, either, Chiang Mai and Khon Kaen.

The Mission is open to all UK HEIs who are interested in promoting their services to Thai HEIs or in setting up TNE Partnerships.

The mission programme is designed to:
– Provide opportunities for UK institutions, to explore market potential and kick-start partnership discussions.
– Allow UK institutions to understand the opportunities arising in the market; particularly in the Branch Campus initiative, local partner demands, and assess market readiness.
– Participate in pre-arranged 1-2-1s with potential local partners.
– Meet with senior and high-level policy makers in the Thai government and Thai Higher Education Institutions.

About TNE Opportunities In Thailand
In terms of UK student recruitment, Thailand is one of the key countries; with more than 6,000 Thais currently studying in UK higher education. Thailand is ranked as one of the top ten non-EU countries sending students to the UK. However, for TNE, the number of students is less than 1,000.

Unlike neighbouring countries such as Malaysia and Singapore, Thailand is considered an emerging market for TNE. There are nearly 200 higher education institutions in Thailand; as such there is potential for growth – in terms of both partner institutions and for student recruitment.

Thailand TNE market potential at a glance:
– Thailand sits among the top six countries in South East Asia and hosts the largest number of international schools. There are currently over 100 international schools in Thailand with a consistent increase in the number of students recruited.
– Thailand hosts approximately 12,000 international students. These are mainly from China, Cambodia, and Myanmar.
– Thailand’s strategic location in South East Asia is driving its aim to become a ‘hub’ in several areas such as: Education, Digitalisation, Medicine, and Aviation.
– In September 2017 the Thai government passed Article 44 into law; which is aimed at promoting Higher Education through Highly Potential Foreign Institutions. This is the first time a new law has been passed to facilitate a timely process aimed at setting up a branch campus for foreign universities in Thailand. The article’s provisions include offering tax exemptions and other benefits to overseas institutions.

For full details of the Mission including costs and programme click on the link below.


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