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South Korea has increasingly been attracting international students into their undergraduate, graduate and research programs. There are about 400 National and private universities and some universities have state of the art research facilities in several emerging scientific fields.
Universities that are oriented towards internationalization conduct 30% of their lectures in English. Graduate programs have more lectures in English than undergraduate courses. There are some universities where all the courses are taught in English. Another option is to enroll in Korean language course prior to the academic session.
There are many programs available for students wanting to study in Korea. Undergraduate and graduate degree programs are available for students proficient in Korean or English. Other programs allow students to study in Korea for a summer or semester, studying Korean language and culture or courses in their major.
Regular Semester Programs: Students attend courses during the regular semester, with both Korean and international students. Courses run from the spring through fall semesters. The language of instruction is either Korean or a foreign language, often English.
A larger number of graduate courses are offered in English, compared to undergraduate offerings.
How much does it cost to study in South Korea for international students? That depends on the school and diploma level you hope to receive. Generally, annual tuition for an undergraduate degree will range between US$ 1,620.00 to US$ 5,500.00. For postgraduate, tuition will be between US$ 2,025.00 to US$ 6,500.00.
The course cost of Korean Language Training Program is about $4,500 per year. The average cost of living in South Korea for a student is around US$ 5,000.00 to US$ 7,000.00 per year that includes accommodation, food, transport, library bills, Internet, Medical Insurance and other expenses.
The Korean school system is comprised of a 6-3-3-4 single ladder system, 6 years in elementary schools, 3 years in middle schools, 3 years in high schools, and 4 years in university or 2 to 3 years at a junior college. The first academic semester begins in March, and the second academic semester at the end of August.