Welcome to SMA Bangkok

If you are considering studying at SMA in Bangkok, then you are probably asking yourself many questions in relation to your stay in Thailand.
Below we have answered the most frequent questions, please feel free to contact us if you need further information.


SMA is a 100% international school, so we only teach in English and all materials are in English.


The instructors at SMA are all senior artists with many years experience and they are all certified by SMA to our standards and methods. The instructors have different nationalities, but all classes are taught in English.


Most nationalities should apply from their home country for a TOURIST visa.

Please contact the Thai Embassy or Consulate in your country or ask a visa agent to clarify what the tourist visa options are for your nationality.

SMA provides invitation letters and other supporting documents if required by the Thai Embassy or Consulate in your country.

From our experience, these are the rules for Tourist Visas to Thailand at the moment, but please be sure to check with your local Thai Embassy or Consulate:

  • American Citizens: 60 days + 30 days extension
  • Bangladeshi Citizens: 60 days + 7 days extension
  • Burmese Citizens: 60 days + 30 days extension
  • Ethiopian Citizens: 60 days + 30 days extension
  • EU Citizens: 60 days + 30 days extension
  • Indian Citizens: 60 days + 7 days extension
  • Nepali Citizens: 60 days + 30 days (please contact SMA for further info)
  • Vietnamese Citizens: 60 days + 30 days extension
  • Other nationalities, please contact the Thai Embassy or Consulate in your country for additional visa requirements.


SMA is located in the CBD of Bangkok. The area is known for its shopping malls, restaurants, delicious food and vibrant nightlife.

Transportation is accessible, you can either take the Skytrain (BTS), Mass Rapid Transit (MRT), Taxi, Grab, etc.

The location is on Sukhumvit, 5 minutes walk from Phrom Phrong and Thonglor BTS Station.


Accommodation is not included in the course fee, but we recommend safe, clean and affordable accommodation options in walking distance of the academy, as part of the application process.


Thailand (Bangkok) is considered safe. Since 2013 we have had more than 600 students traveling to SMA in Bangkok and we have experienced no issues in relation to students’ safety in Bangkok. Please read more here or here.

Tourist in Thailand

There is a multitude of options for students to experience in Thailand throughout their education. Read all about what you can experience in Bangkok here.


  • More than 50 nationalities study at SMA every year.
  • All the SMA schools are owned and directly managed by the founding partners Eva and Hilde from Norway.
  • SMA is the leading makeup school in Asia with branches in Bangkok, Bangalore, Delhi & Pune.


  • Only the best International SMA Certified Instructors.
  • Full time education: 7-8 hours professional training per day.
  • NO surprise cost or extra fees. All makeup, brushes, equipment and materials are included in the course fee.
  • ONLY original FDA approved products.
  • Internationally recognized certification from SMA – Scandinavian Makeup Academy.