About South Korea

South Korea is developing into an internationally recognized Asian powerhouse in the fields of technology, education, and tourism. When we talk about Education in South Korea, it offers the world-class education to international students and for the fact capital city Seoul is currently ranked among the world's top 10 student cities and the country is known as one of the four 'Asian economies, alongside Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan. Investment in education and research has been at the heart of South Korea's growth into the world's 13th largest economy and the third largest economy within Asia. With over 370 official higher education providers in total, South Korea has plenty to offer interested students. The country boasts no less than six top-20 entries and 54 representatives in total in the QS Asia University Rankings 2018, and 29 ranked institutions in the QS World University Rankings 2018.

Why Study in South Korea ?

There are 43 national and almost 180 private universities in South Korea. In South Korea, the undergraduate programmes are normally last four years (six years for medicine). Graduate education in Korea is well-respected throughout the world, particularly in technical areas such as engineering and information technology. Many master's programs are taught in English. Korean schools have notable research programs, distinguished faculty and state-of-the-art research facilities. Compared with the US, Canada, and UK, Korea has lower tuition and living costs. International students do not have to pay higher fees and there are many scholarship programmes to assist international students financially.

Popular Universities and Courses

Popular Universities
  1. KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology)
  2. Korea University
  3. Seoul National University
  4. Sungkyunkwan University
Popular Courses
  1. Business Studies
  2. Entrepreneurship
  3. Journalism and Mass
  4. Management Studies

Education System

  • South Korea has a large and diversified higher education system with many private universities.
  • Most undergraduate degrees are four-year courses and many are taught in English.
  • The academic year starts in March, but many universities admit new students twice a year, in March and September. The academic year is divided into two semesters, with a summer break from July to August, and winter break from December to February.
  • For international students applicants, the deadline for spring semester (March entry) is usually from September to November, and for autumn semester (September entry) from May to June.
  • Applicants may print out an application form and send it by mail or courier service or apply online if available.
  • Applicants who do not have English as their first language should take TOEFL, IELTS or other acceptable English language tests to prove their English proficiency.

Application Process

The Application process generally is the same for most of the Universities however it may vary slightly from one University to other.NeoAstrum assists the students to compile and process all the necessary documents to be sent to the Universities & Institutes. Our Counselor will inform the student as soon as an offer letter is sent from the University. The Universities generally take approximately 2 days to 4 weeks to respond and to process an application. Hence we advise the student to apply as soon as possible.

Supporting Documents

The documents required for the admissions and for the assessment are- all academic mark sheets and passing certificates of previous studies, work experience letters (if applicable), reference letters, IELTS/TOEFL/PTE score card to assess English proficiency, ID pages of passport. Additional documents (Statement of purpose and CV) can be asked by the University if required depending on the course you have selected.

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