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About Thailand

The kingdom of Thailand lies in the heart of Southeast Asia, making it a natural gateway to Indochina, Myanmar and Southern China. Its shape and geography divide into four natural regions : the mountains and forests of the North; the vast rice fields of the Central Plains; the semi-arid farm lands of the Northeast plateau; and the tropical islands and long coastline of the peninsula South.

The country comprises 76 provinces that are further divided into districts, sub-districts and villages. Bangkok is the capital city and centre of political, commercial, industrial and cultural activities. It is also the seat of Thailand’s revered Royal Family, with His Majesty the King recognized as Head of State, Head of the Armed Forces, Upholder of the Buddhist religion and Upholder of all religions.

Thailand is a constitutional monarchy with His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej, or King Rama IX, the ninth king of the Chakri Dynasty, the present king. The King has reigned for more than half a century, making him the longest reigning Thai monarch. Thailand embraces a rich diversity of cultures and traditions. With its proud history, tropical climate and renowned hospitality, the Kingdom is a never-ending source of fascination and pleasure for international visitors.

Neighboring Countries:
            1. Myanmar – west and north,
            2. Lao P.D.R. – north and northeast,
            3. Cambodia – southeast
            4. Malaysia – south.

Area: 513,115 sq. km.


Thais are well-known for their friendliness and hospitality. A large majority of over 62 million citizens of Thailand are ethic Thai, along with strong communities whose ethnic origins lie in China, India and elsewhere. About 7 million people reside in the capital city of Bangkok.


Thai (80%), Chinese (10%), Malay (3%), and the rest are minorities (Mons, Khmers, hill tribes) Ethnic Thais form the majority, though the area has historically been a migratory crossroads, and has thus produced a degree of ethnic diversity. Integration is such; however, that culturally and socially there is enormous unity.


Spoken and written Thai is largely incomprehensible to the casual visitor. However, English is widely understood, particularly in Bangkok where it is almost the major commercial language. English and some European Languages are spoken in most hotels, shops and restaurants in major tourist destinations, and Thai-English road and street signs are found nationwide.


Buddhism (95%), Muslim (4%), others (1%)


Thailand enjoys a tropical climate with three distinct seasons-hot and dry from February to May (average temperature 34 degrees Celsius and 75% humidity); rainy with plenty of sunshine from June to October (average day temperature 29 degrees Celsius and 87% humidity); and cool from November to January (temperatures range from 32 degrees Celsius to below 20 degrees Celsius with a drop in humidity).

Much lower temperatures are experienced in the North and Northeast during nighttime. The South has a tropical rainforest climate with temperatures averaging 28 degrees Celsius almost all year round.

Telephone services

At present, all telephone numbers (for local calls and long distance calls within the country) have nine digits.

  • For Bangkok calls, 02 is added to the existing numbers i.e. 0 2694 1222.
  • For provincial calls, an area code is added to the existing numbers. For example, area code for Chiang Mai is 053 = 0 5324 8604; area code for Phuket is 076 = 0 7621 1036.
  • For mobile phones, 01 or 09 is added to the existing numbers.
  • The new system has no effect on international phone calls.
  • The international dialing code for Thailand is 66.
  • When making international calls to Thailand, add 66 and omit the leading 0.
  • When making international calls from Thailand, first dial 001+country code+area code+telephone number If calling Laos or Malaysia, there is a special code which is charged at a semi-domestic rate.
  • When calling Laos, first dial 007+856+area code+telephone number
  • When calling Malaysia, first dial 09+06+area code+telephone number
    Direct assistance: 1133 (local), 100 (international)

How to get VISA

For having programme at JGSEE (at least 2-3) years all the student (from all countries must apply for non-emigrant visa, the main requirement for this non-e visa is the invitation letter from jgsee/kmutt (signed by the president of KMUTT)

Where we can get VISA?

The visa we can get in Thai embassy in our home country, it takes about 2-3 days for the visa process. Or for some cases, if you can not get the visa in your home origin but you have to come to Thailand as soon as possible (the programme already started, etc) you can only get the tourist visa (1 or 2 months) at Thai embassy in your country, then you can get the non-emigrant visa from Thailand neighbouring countries such as (Cambodia; 8 hours trip by bus or Laos; 6-7 hours by bus). For ASEAN countries to have less than 2 weeks we could enter the country without visa. Price, usually the non-emigrant visa cost you around 50$, and the tourist visa for 1 month is around $25 for 2 months visa also 50$ (this price may vary depend on the Thai embassy policy)

Importance concerns in VISA entry

The non-emigrant visa is valid only for 3 months; therefore you should to extend the status. Before the non- e visa is expired we have to apply for one year extension at the immigration office in SATORN Rd. The important note to the non-emigrant visa is please do not leave the country before you get the re-entry permit, otherwise your visa will not be valid anymore (it means you have to apply the non-emigrant visa once more).

Living expense

  • Cost of University dormitory
    Student dormitory in KMUTT, we can rent the student flat located inside the university, but you have to reserve/book in advance with the KMUTT international student office. But I think the academic section can help you to reserve the room. The room it self is a studio room share with one student, the baht room and kitchen also share, the price is around 2500 baht.
  • Cost of outside dormitory
    There are a lot of apartments or studio flat around the university, the room type may vary from one single studio up to apartment with 2 rooms. And the price also vary from 2500 up to 7000 baht. But also depend how you can bargain; usually your Thai friends can help you to bargain the price. But since we already have JGSEE-SA (JGSEE-Student Association), we will help the new student to find a room or apartment, as well as a temporary stay (before you find a proper apartment). You can contact for more assistance to get the apartment outside university. And you can surf at
  • Living allowance
    The cost of living mainly is for food, the food here is relatively cheap. For 20 baht you can get vegetables with the fried egg or even chicken or noodle soup with chicken. But overall for food it cost about 2250 – 3000 baht per month, it will be cheaper if you can cook by yourself and share the food with your mate, usually cost you less than 2200 baht per month. Another expense is transportation and phone card, for the transportation you may not necessary have expenses in this sector (since you stay near the university) but in case if you stay little bit away from the university, you only pay 5 baht for tuk-tuk (local transportation). Phone card you can buy for internatiuonal phone card 200-300 baht per card and can be used for 15 minutes – 1 hour. The bicycle also a very handy, healthy and zero emission transportations, you can buy from 800-3000 baht new bicycle (depend on the condition), you can ask JGSEE-SA for more assistance.

University Veniality

  • Thonburirom Park
    There is a parking lot in front of the park. The park is embellished with various kinds of plants, waterfalls, fountains, arches of ivy, and ponds. The park is open from 5.00 AM to 8.00 PM. At present, approximately 600-700 people come to the park on weekdays and 4,000-5,000 people on weekends and public holidays.
  • BMA gymnasium
    There is a big sport complex behind the university; they have a lot of facilities from pool, basketball field, gym facilities to football field, The JGSEE-SA has a regular schedule to use these facilities, every Friday afternoon we have Badminton and Table tennis schedule. But before you using this facilities you have to apply for the membership first, its not difficult only fill the form and pay 100 baht and you will get 1 year membership.
  • Restaurant
    Food is cheap in the university cafeteria and almost the price a restaurants all around the University The food is very good and hygienically prepared and you always yet what you want to eat or drink. Around the university most of the food is Thai dishes which are exotic and difficult to give up once you try them. There also a number of places where you can get Western dishes and snacks if you desire.
  • Movie
    There are a lot of movie theatre available nearby Thonbury area with the latest Hollywood movie show, the nearest movie theatre is Major Hollywood in Suksawat rd (3 km from KMUTT), and two others is Major Cinema in Rama 2 shopping mall and Rama 3 shopping mall (around 5 km from KMUTT). The ticket prices is 80 baht for weekly day and 100-120 for weekend

Going downtown

If you are planning to go downtown to areas like Siam, Victory monument, etc) you can either joint the bus service the minibus or alternatively take either of these to nearest Sky trains station and get to your destination. There are many types of bus service and minibus service which operate daily between the hours of 5 am. Till 11 pm. all over Bangkok. Transportation fares are very cheap. If you are ensure of where you are going, please be sure to ask from your Thai friends before you get off

Research group

  • Fuels, Combustion and Emission Control
  • Micro hydropower
  • Biodiesel Production
  • Hydrogen and Fuel Cells
  • Energy Management in Buildings
  • Atmospheric Science and Modeling
  • Climate Change and Carbon Cycle
  • Biotechnology for Energy and Environment
  • Environmental Management
  • Energy and Environment Policy