The average cost of a standard apartment room starts at approximately 150 USD per month. All rooms have a private bathroom, air-conditioning and are fully furnished. Sport facilities (swimming pool & fitness gym) are available in some residencies. Electricity and water bills are on top of the basic rent on a monthly basis and average 35 USD per month. Internet service is on average 12 – 14 USD per month. Water vending machines and coin-operated laundry are also available in every residency.
After admission, students have to contact Student Service Hub, which will provide detailed information on the availability and prices of the residences. Students must inform the Student Service Hub about their arrival date and preferred accommodation at least 10 days in advance or no later than the specified due date in the Arrival Form that will be sent to you by a Student Service Hub.
*Please note that Student Service Hub cannot guarantee accommodation to students who give us short notice or have not made a reservation in advance.
A two or three-month refundable deposit is normally charged for the first payment. All payments are to be made directly at the apartment on arrival. Please prepare cash in Thai Baht for the first payment (you can exchange the money at the airport at the arrival area). Some apartments require a 1 month reservation deposit which you have to transfer to the apartment directly. Stamford International University will not accept any payment for housing.
Make sure you purchase a ticket to Bangkok in advance. If you are using the university airport pick up service and/or stay in one of the student accommodations, flight details need to be submitted to student services no less than 10 days before arrival.
Before you enter Thailand, you need to have obtained a student visa (non-immigrant ED visa). The visa should be attached to one of the pages in your passport.
We advise you to have accommodation settled, or at least planned, before departure. Students can arrange housing by themselves or contact Student Service Hub for assistance.
Other than passport and visa, students should bring with them original copies of any documents used in the application procedure.
When leaving the airport in Bangkok, you should have a sufficient amount of local currency (Thai baht). If you cannot exchange money in the country of departure, you can exchange at the airport in Bangkok.
*Please note that student accommodations (and most other accommodations) require cash deposits and upfront payments.
Airport Pick Up
The university provides a free airport transfer service on the week before the start of the semester for new international students who will stay in university housing. Student counselors and Student Service Hub will provide more details prior to the intake date.
Upon arrival, our Student Service Hub officer or fellow students will be present at the airport to welcome and accompany you to the housing. This assistance is provided at both airports; Suvarnabhumi airport and Don Mueng airport.
Students who will not be arriving during our pick up period before the semester starts can use the following means of transportation (from Suvarnabhumi airport):
- Public Taxi – contact the public taxi counter on the 1st floor. Fare is calculated according to distance plus 50 baht surcharge and toll.
- Airport Rail Link (sky train) – take the train on the B floor
- Limousine – Contact the Airport Limousine Service Counter on the 2nd Floor at Baggage Claims and Arrival Hall exits, channel A, B and C. Service rate is according to the distance traveled.
*Please note that any request received less than 10 days before arrival cannot be confirmed for the airport transfer and accommodation reservation services.