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Partner Universities & Colleges in South Korea

South Korea lies in East Asia, on the southern tip of the Korean Peninsula, which juts out from the Asian mainland to the east. South Korea has 22 national parks and several mountains despite its small area.

The nation also has miles and miles of magnificent shoreline and stunning beaches, with Jeju Island being the most popular and biggest. South Korea also has an excellent transportation system. South Korea has gained international recognition in recent years as a result of its pop culture, music, entertainment, and television dramas and films. The industry has made a significant economic impact.

A D-4 visa is required for international students who want to participate in non-degree programs such as Korean language study or another foreign language study. A D-2 visa is required for candidates pursuing a degree higher than a professional school, a research course, or an exchange student course, and a D-4 visa is required for individuals studying the Korean language at a university language school.

How much does it cost to study in South Korea?
Before choosing an institution to attend, students should think about the tuition costs. National institutions often charge lower tuition than private universities. Because tuition rates fluctuate between colleges and universities, you must confirm the tuition fees for the institution or university you choose to attend in advance.

Depending on the university and field of study, undergraduate studies can cost anywhere from 1500 to 10,000 USD every semester, while graduate studies can cost anywhere from 1100 to 20,000 USD per semester. For undergraduate courses, the average yearly tuition rate is roughly USD 6,500.

The cost of living in Korea varies based on where you reside, but it typically ranges between $300 and $600 per month.

What are the criteria for studying in a South Korean university?
Bachelor's degree programs are open to those who have completed their elementary and secondary education (GCE OL and AL). Applicants who have earned a bachelor's degree are eligible for a master's degree, and those who have earned a master's degree are eligible for Ph.D. studies.

IELTS is a requirement for studying in South Korea?
If overseas students choose to study in Korea for a standard degree program, they must submit TOPIK Level 3 or above, together with admission documents, to the appropriate college or university, and must graduate with TOPIK Level 4 or higher. If overseas students want to apply for English-language courses, they must submit IELTS or TOEFL scores, but they do not need to get TOPIK scores or attain TOPIK Level 4 or above to graduate.

When are the university intakes?

Spring intake (February) admissions are from September to November, and Fall intake (September) admissions are from May to June. Because various colleges' application periods begin at different times, it is essential to review application schedules and deadlines ahead of time.

How many hours may an international student work in South Korea while studying?
Undergraduates are allowed to work up to 20 hours per week, whereas postgraduates are allowed to work up to 30 hours per week. During your vacation, you can work as many hours as you choose.

What is the period of a South Korean post-study work permit?
International graduates with an associate degree from a Korean Community College or a bachelor's degree or higher from a Korean University can apply for a visa (D-10 Jobseeker Visa) to work in Korea or start a business based on intellectual property rights or similar technologies.
The system is based on points. You should get at least 60 points in the fundamental prerequisite part and at least 20 points overall. This visa is only valid for six months.


The leading industry employers in the country are:

  • Samsung (semiconductors)

  • Hyundai (vehicle manufacturing)

  • LG Electronics (electronics)

  • KPMG (professional services)

  • ExxonMobil (chemicals)

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