For any international student to be chosen to study in South Korea, will be based on how well the student has done academically. Along with that student being able to show that they can be productive in the everyday lifestyle that South Korea has to offer. The country only either invites or selects the best academic students that are from all around the world. We will go over what the typical month to month cost of living will be an estimate what the tuition price will be annually.
Universities in South Korea:
- Korea University
- Hankuk University of Foreign Studies
- Korea National Open University
- Seoul National University
- Yonsei University
- Sungkyunkwan University
- Kyung Hee University
- Hanyang University
- The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
- Chung-Ang University
- Sejong University
- Ewha Womans University
- Konkuk University
- Dongguk University
- Chonnam National University
- Pusan National University
- Seoul National University of Science and Technology
- Jeonbuk National University
- Gyeongsang National University
- Kookmin University
- Kyungpook National University
- AJOU University
- Inha University
- Yeungnam University
- Chungnam National University
- Kwangwoon University
- Chungbuk National University
- Hongik University
- Sangmyung University
The academic programs available at Korea University, which is located in Seoul. Available academic programs that students can sign up for admissions for involve accounting, finance, business, management, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, modern languages, politics, social policy, and administration.
Student Cost of Living
What can students expect to pay on a month-to-month basis while studying in South Korea? For an average apartment a student can expect to pay around $1,100 USD per month on rent. Groceries would be more near $375 USD and a phone bill payment is a low $20 USD.
However, if a student can choose a more premium lifestyle, students can pay $1,400 USD for an apartment that has more room available. This would be more ideal if the student has family living with them. Groceries would be more around $550 USD and the cost of a phone service will remain at $20 USD.
There is a bit of jump when it comes to living a more lavish lifestyle, and students will need to work on their budget to see what they can afford per month.
Cost of Tuition
Between public and private South Korean universities, a student should expect to pay almost $6,000 USD for a private university semester.
At a public university, the per semester tuition cost would be around $4,230 USD or 47,117 KRW. If a student does choose a medical degree, the expectation of this degree tuition is at least double, while a humanities degree would be more around $4,000 USD all the way up to postgraduate major status.
Languages Spoken in South Korea
What languages are spoken in South Korea and what language should an international student learn before arriving at their college? The most common language is Korean or Korean Sign Language. Seoul is the standard dialect of the country and contains most of the slang associated with South Korean.
Other languages that are spoken by other international citizens is German, Spanish, English, French, Russian, Chinese, and Japanese.
International students will be requested to know some Korean and will be asked to take an exam to see where they are to determine what Korean language level they fall into.