The academic environment in Korea is highly competitive. Koreans take education – particularly higher education – very seriously. Academics in Korea are very competitive; students treat their teachers with respect and are extremely serious about their studies. Korea has a number of prestigious universities, and most of these are located in Seoul. Attending one of the universities is seen as a prerequisite for success in Korean society.
There are a variety of fields of study available for international students considering studying in Korea. The most popular fields of study in Korea are in the arts and science, closely followed by business-related courses. If you are an international student interested in any of these fields, enrolling in a South Korean university will ensure that you get the very best education Korea has to offer. If you are more interested in the culture or language of Korea, there are also a number of culture and language-based programs which will take you into the heart of South Korea’s cities and into the pastoral, more traditional countryside. Other unique educational programs include several intensive Korean language summer programs, as well as a National Science Foundation summer institute program for graduate students from the United States.
COST OF LIVING
Accommodation in a university dormitory costs at between ₩320,000 and ₩1,075,000 (roughly equivalent to between $300 and $1000) per semester.Private accommodation designed for students will be available in and around most university regions. The cost for this is as much as ₩20,000,000 ($18,000) per term and substantial personal deposits may also be required by some landlords.
Most universities will offer affordable catering on their campuses and a meal from these facilities can cost as little as ₩2,600 ($2.50). In general, South Korea’s native cuisine will cost less than food from western restaurant franchises, but either should be affordable. The South Korean government estimates the cost of food at roughly ₩300,000 ($300) per month for students using university catering.
COST OF STUDYING
Tuition fees range from £1,275 to £3,800 a semester for undergraduates, and from £1,600–4,460 a semester for postgraduates.
To apply for a visa to study in this country, you need to provide a few legal documents such as the Registrar documents, Academic documents and Financial documents. However, the required documents may vary through cases.
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