ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS TO STUDY IN SOUTH KOREA
The admissions process to get into a South Korean university differs from school to school but, in general, you apply directly to your university of choice online or by post.
The South Korean official academic year begins in March, although many universities enroll new students twice a year -in March and September. The deadlines for March applicants are usually set between September and November, while for September entry, the application closes between May to June. The majority of South Korean universities have two terms, with a summer break from July to August and a winter break from December to February.
An undergraduate course at a public university costs an average of US$2,000 to US$4,500 per semester (humanities subjects are priced at a lower end and medicine at the top). The average annual tuition fees at the 16 internationally ranked universities in Seoul cost an estimate of US$6,800. You need to bear in mind that there are two semesters in each academic year, when calculating the total cost and South Korean undergraduate programs typically last four years (or six years for subjects like medicine and dentistry).
Scholarships for international students are widely available from individual universities that can cover between 30% and 100% of tuition fees. In addition, a number of government scholarships are available, which may also cover airfares and living expenses. One governmental scholarship scheme to look out for is the Global Korea Scholarship (G KS).
Recent government deregulation of scholarships, dormitories, part-time jobs and employment after graduation are all put in place to make studying in South Korea more accessible for international students – by making it easier to cover the cost of education, and also to stay and seek work in South Korea after graduation.
VISA REQUIREMENTS TO STUDY IN SOUTH KOREA
You will require a ‘D-2 visa’ to study in South Korea as an international student. This can be granted from a South Korean embassy or consulate in your home country. Typically, as well as proficiency in English or Korean, you will be asked to provide the following:
- A valid passport with at least a blank page for the South Korean stamp
- Processing fee of about US$30 (for single entry) or US$50 (for multiple entries)
- A completed visa application form
- A recent passport photograph (2 by2)
- College transcripts/ educational records
- Letter of admission into a South Korean University
- Flight itinerary
- Bank statement with a minimum of $10,000 as proof of sufficient funds for your duration of stay in South Korea
- Medical records for proof of good health
- Birth certificate to show country of origin
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