Deciding where to study is a tricky decision. It can seem overwhelming to pick one country when you have the whole world to explore. There may be countries you haven’t even considered yet. South Korea is one of the most diverse and interesting countries to study in as an international student.Unemployment is low and public services such as transport are cutting edge. The proportion on non-Koreans in the population is increasing rapidly. English is widely taught and spoken.
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.
South Korea is becoming one of the best destinations to pursue higher education for Nepali students. The first Nepali student came to Korea for higher study dates back to late 70s. Since then students gradually started to join universities in Korea for higher education.
The Korean government has recently announced substantial support and deregulation for foreign students in areas such as scholarships, dormitory provision, part time jobs, and employment after graduation.Compared with the US, Canada, Australia, European 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.
Investment in education and research has been at the heart of the South Korea’s growth into the world’s 11th largest economy and the fourth largest economy within Asia. It’s this investment and growth in innovation and technology that has meant the country is known as one of the four ‘Asian Tiger’ economies, alongside Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan.
More than 123,000 international students studied in South Korea in 2017 (more than half of whom were from China), and the government has set its sights even higher, with an aim of 200,000 international students by 2023. As part of this ongoing focus on internationalization, several universities in South Korea, including Yonsei University, are opening new international campuses to meet growing demand, while four universities have opened branch campuses at the Incheon Global Campus (IGC), including the State University of New York (SUNY).
International students do not have to pay higher fees and there are many scholarship programmes to assist international students financially.There are 43 national and almost 180 private universities and universities.
The Korean government has recently announced substantial support and deregulation for foreign students in areas such as scholarships, dormitory provision, part time jobs, and employment after graduation.