Study in Korea

Are you planning to study in Korea? We can help!

If you want to experience high-quality education, a modern city, dynamic festivals, an influential culture embraced by many, and more, we listed all the necessary documents and procedures to make your study in Korea fast and easy!

Quick Facts about South Korea

Capital: Seoul

Currency: South Korean won

Population: 51,396,175

Popular programs to study in Korea:

  • Languages
  • Business administration
  • Engineering
  • Natural Sciences
  • Philosophy
  • International law and development

Government expenditure on the education system: 84.1 trillion South Korean Won

Key services industries:

  • Healthcare
  • Retail
  • Transportation
  • Financial services
  • Education

Key manufacturing areas:

  • Automobiles
  • Electronics
  • Consumer electronics
  • Household items
  • Steel

Why study in Korea

Aside from being vibrant and influential, below are other exciting reasons to study in Korea:
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South Korea is a frontrunner in information and communication Technology.

Global companies such as Samsung, Hyundai, Huawei, Kia, and LG operate in the country. With this, you can expect great exposure and apply as an intern with the mentioned prestigious corporations when you study in Korea.

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The country's education system is respected globally.

Numerous rankings attest to South Korea’s education system being one of the best worldwide due to the country’s efficient efforts and improvements.

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The tuition fees are reasonably priced compared to other countries.

Though offering top-notch education, you can expect cost-effective tuition fees when you study in Korea. Summer school starts at 1990 EUR, while an International Bachelor’s degree cost 22,700 EUR.

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You will surely enjoy a diverse nation with the perfect balance of innovation and history.

Whether you enroll in Seoul or Busan, South Korea provides the best learning location while enjoying.

Also, school breaks are thrilling as you can visit stunning beaches, historical sites, modern cities, and more!

Application Process to Study in Korea

Basic Requirements:

  • Transcript/record
  • A clear copy of your passport
  • Application form of your preferred university
  • Highschool diploma in English
  • Motivation letter
  • Proof of financial capability to study in Korea

Steps to study in Korea for international students

  1. Choose among the best Korean universities offering your preferred educational program.
  2. Send your application three to four months before the semester starts.
  3. Purchase student insurance.
  4. Look for student housing near your chosen university.
  5. Arrival in Korea! Enjoy and completely immerse yourself in this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity!
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Student visa for international students

You can apply for a student visa after receiving a letter of acceptance from your Korean university.

Student visa – also known as D-visa, this privilege allows you to work part-time after six months of studying in Korea

Visit the Korean embassy in your home country to apply for a student visa with the requirements listed below:

  • Valid passport
  • Visa documents from your chosen Korean university
  • Application fee
  • Application form from the Korean embassy’s website
  • Proof of financial capability
  • Highschool diploma

Please check the Korean embassy’s website for additional requirements.

Popular Cities to Study in Korea

You may choose from equally attractive and inspiring cities to study in Korea.


As the capital of South Korea, Seoul captivates international students with its modern Asian vibe and enriching cultural experiences. Here you can upgrade your education while immersing in one of the region’s most exciting and fast-paced cities.


Busan is the perfect study in Korea destination for those who enjoy living in a breathtaking coastal city. It has a serene ambiance with relaxing sceneries, perfect for those who opt for a calm environment.

Top universities in South Korea

Top universities in Seoul

  • Hankuk University of Foreign Studies
  • Hanyang University

Top university in Busan

  • Dong-A University

Frequently Asked Questions

Expect reasonable prices, from housing to daily living costs, when you study in Korea.

Generally, tuition fee starts around 1,990 EUR for summer schools and 2,490 EUR for one to two semesters.

To know more about the cost of living in the country, click here.

To help with various expenses, you can work part-time in Korea.

International students in Korea with D-2 visa status or D-4 General Training must complete the following requirements to work part-time:

  • school and Immigration Department-approved part-time work.
  • part-time work at a registered place
  • permit to work.

Moreover, Topik scores should also be:

Topik 3 and above for 1st and 2nd-year students and Topik 4 and above for 3rd and 4th-year students with D-2 visas. D-4-1 visa students: Topik 2 or higher.

D-2-1 visa students: Topik 3 or higher.


  • D-4 visa students: To work part-time, they must complete one semester (6 months) with 90% attendance.
  • D-2 visa students: You can start working part-time after one semester (6 months) and have a GPA of at least 2.0.

Many of our students apply for national student funding such as PROMOS, BAföG, or CSN