Have you dreamed or are you thinking of studying in South Korea? This article is for you! South Korea is a fascinating destination to live and study. In addition to being a safe country, it has a cultural contrast between the traditional and the futuristic, making your stay an enriching opportunity for your academic and personal training. Currently, there are already more than 140,000 international students in Korea!
Whether you want to study Korean, or are looking at the possibilities of doing your university studies in Korea, here I will tell you how the educational system works in Korea, how much it costs to study in Korea, what careers you can study in Korea, what visas you need and other tips that will be useful during your student life.
earning Korean is a great addition to your resume. It will allow you to communicate with one of the largest and most prosperous economies in the world, as well as learn about a country with an impressive history and culture.
Studying Korean in Korea is the best way to immerse yourself 100% in this captivating language and have the opportunity to practice it every day. As a requirement, in order to study Korean, you must have a bachelor’s degree and be over 18 years of age.
You can study Korean in 2 ways: intensively or with short individual courses of 1 or up to 5 weeks.
Many, practically all universities in Korea offer Korean language courses for foreigners.
Intensive Korean courses are divided into levels. Each level is 10 weeks, with classes 5 days a week and 4 hours a day, which is equivalent to a total of 200 hours of classes per level.
Classes have an average of between 12 and 16 students and are generally in the morning from 9 am to 1 pm. There are 4 levels per year and a complete Korean course contains 6 levels, which means that it takes 1 year and a half to complete it all.
The capital of South Korea is one of the most densely populated and lively cities in all of Asia. Neon lights, K-pop stars, thousand-year-old temples, and hustle and bustle in the streets are just some of the words that can be used to define this incredible place.
If you are interested in acquiring a language skill that will set you apart from the rest, while allowing you to communicate with one of the largest economies in Asia and the world, our study tours in Seoul are exactly what you are looking for. Do not think twice and join our team of students and teachers so that you have the best learning experience of your life!
These are the steps you must follow
- Select the program to study abroad that you prefer: We have courses adapted for all ages and levels of knowledge, short and long, general and specific.
- Choose any of our schools located in: South Korea, the United States, or Canada. We offer you the best facilities, highly qualified personnel, and state-of-the-art technology.
- Choose the time you want to study: We have flexible programs of 2 weeks, 1 month, 3 months, 6 months, or even a whole year.
- Finally, you only have to pack your suitcase since we take care of planning the rest: flights, travel insurance, accommodation, and visa (if required).
What are the advantages of studying in Seoul?
The educational system in South Korea has been listed as one of the best and most competitive in the world. Most of the most prestigious universities are located in Seoul, so by taking any of our language courses you will be one step closer to being admitted to one of them. In the labor field, in South Korea, there are important technology and automotive companies such as Samsung, Kia, and Hyundai, among others. So there are many opportunities to develop your professional career and achieve a high standard of living.
Where can you study in Seoul?
At EF we have a beautiful recently remodeled school with spacious and bright classrooms. It is located in the “Gangnam” District known for being one of the most modern and exclusive places in Seoul. There you can find impressive skyscrapers, shops of the best designers, nightclubs, restaurants, among others. We have the best teachers, facilities specially adapted for language learning, and a friendly staff that will help you have a great time while you achieve all your language goals.
What programs to study in Seoul do we offer?
We want you to have a program adapted exactly to your needs, so we offer you a wide variety of options so that you can select the ones that suit you best. We have courses of different lengths, general and specialized, for you to develop specific skills such as business in Korean, pronunciation, or preparation for the official TOPIK language exam. Our teachers will give you personalized attention so that you achieve all the goals you set for yourself.
- General: A holistic program of study.
- Intensive: Learn the language quickly.
- Semester and Academic Year: The most complete and effective.
- Multilingual year: Three countries, three languages.
Who awards the scholarship?
Who is this scholarship addressed to?
The Global Ambassador Scholarship – GAS for International Masters Students – KDI School is offered by the KDI School of Public Policy and Management, a government-run graduate school located in the city of Sejong, South Korea, and affiliated with the Institute of Development of Korea and a member of the National Research Council for Economics, Humanities and Social Sciences.
There are ample scholarship opportunities that are available to most students who are accepted for KDI school admission.
International. Visit the Global Ambassador Scholarship (“GAS”) page: https://kdischool.ac.kr/div#global_ambassador
All scholarship benefits are intended primarily for countries included in the DAC List of ODA Recipient Nations, as published by the OECD. If a country is not named on the DAC List, applicants from these countries may receive a partial scholarship, rather than a full scholarship. See page: https://www.oecd.org/dac/financing-sustainable-development/development-finance-standards/DAC-List-of-ODA-Recipients-for-reporting-2022-23-flows.pdf
ADMISSIONS PERIOD: Admissions are during the spring and fall
Spring: Masters and Ph.D. programs, full-time and part-time programs
Fall: Masters programs only, full-time programs only
Eligibility: International applicants who meet KDIS requirements
Program Duration: Masters (about 1 year, 3 semesters), PhD (at least 3 years)
Duration: 4 semesters (About 1.5 years)
Courses: At least 3 semesters (1 year) at KDI School
Project Writing research: in the country of origin
Class Schedule (daytime, 08:30 – 18:00)
Graduation Requirements: Minimum 39 credits (including research project)
ACADEMIC MASTER’S PROGRAMS AVAILABLE
1. Finance and Macroeconomic Policy
2. Trade and Industrial Policy
3. Public Finance and Social
Policy 4. Regional Development Policy and Environment
5. Sustainable Development
6. International Development
7. Public Administration and Leadership
8. Management strategy
9. Global Governance and Political Economy
10. Data science for public policies and management
What benefits does the Global Ambassador Scholarship – GAS Scholarships offer for international master’s students – at KDI School?
1. Full tuition waiver
2. Monthly stipend for most recipients