Study in South Korea

Why study in South Korea ?

If you study abroad in South Korea, you will find a country caught up in a whirlwind of innovation- nowhere is this more evident than in the attitude of the South Koreans themselves. The South Korean people are full of an indomitable energy that saturates their cities and their towns. Seoul, South Korea’s most modern city, is a bustling metropolis filled with spirited people and ideas. There is no end to the activities Seoul offers to students and locals alike.

Further south, the port town of Busan is captivating in its wide array of beaches and fish markets. Students who travel to the city of Daegu can escape the bustle of Seoul and enjoy the countryside pace there. Although few travelers explore the countryside in South Korea, those who are willing to partake in the journey will find themselves walking among serene temples and majestic mountains.

Those who study abroad in South Korea will discover an adventure filled with endless opportunity. South Korea’s vibrant diversity and rich tradition make it an ideal setting for students wishing to develop their own sense of self. The country offers a plethora of celebrated universities, and those who study abroad in South Korea will be able to expand their knowledge in a variety of different fields. South Korea’s infectious optimism will inspire students to promote greater change even after their stay is done. South Korea is an adventure waiting to happen for any student willing to take the plunge! Check out these exciting programs and begin your journey.

The Degrees are

1. Associate Degree
2. Bachelor’s Degree
3. Master’s Degree
4. Doctoral Degree

Semester Offer

Most universities offer two semesters in one academic year.
1. Spring: From beginning of March to middle of June.
2. Fall: From beginning of September to middle of December.
Requirements for Bachelor’s Program

A. Academic

1. At least 12 years of education (HSC equivalent).

B. Language Proficiency

1. If the medium of instruction of your target university is English then:
a. Required TOEFL iBT score 79 to 80 or
b. IELTS 6.0 or more or
2. If the medium of instruction of your target university is Korean:
a. Required Test of Proficiency In Korean (TOPIK) Test.

For more information you can contact The Institute of Modern Languages of Dhaka University.

C. Course Length

1. Master’s Degree: Normally requires 2 years of full-time study.
2. Doctoral Degree: Normally requires 2 to 3 years of full-time study.

Subjects for Bachelor’s & Master’s Program

Korean Language and Literature, History, Philosophy, English, Law, School of Social Sciences, Political Science, Public Administration, Sociology, Economics, Journalism and Communication, BBA, Accounting, Health Service Management, e-Business, Convention Industry, Food Service Management, Culinary Science and Arts, Hotel Management, Tourism Management, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geography, Information Display, Food & Nutrition, Human Ecology, Child & Family Studies, Housing • Interior Design, Clothing • Textiles, Design Craft, Theatre & Film, Creative Writing, Electronic Materials Engineering, Computer Engineering, Ceramics Engineering, Human Ecology, Culinary Science, Medicine, Oriental Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmaceutical Science, Oriental Pharmaceutical Science, School of Nursing Science, RN / BSN Programs, Instrumental Music, Composition, Voice, Fine Arts, Korean Painting, Drawing and Painting, Sculpture, Dance, Korean Dancing, Modern Dancing, Ballet, General Education etc.

Expenses

A. Tuition Fees in $US
1. It depends on National Universities & Private Universities.
2. The average tuition fee is $US4,000 to $US10,000 for 1 year.

B. Living & Other Expense in $US
1. Food cost: Around $US300 for 1 month.
2. Accommodation cost (Living Separately): Around $US300 for 1 month.
3. Dormitory fee: 4 people, one room, around $US400 to $US900 for 1 semester (This fee includes food cost.)

How to Apply to The University

1. Check with the departments to see if there is a closing date for your application.
2. You should write directly to the Institution’s Admission Office for detailed application information and forms.
3. You can also download application form from university website.
4. Some universities have an on-line application facility.
5. Admission Office will inform you about the documentation, translation, and visa requirements.
5. You should start at least one year in advance to compile the necessary information and documentation.
6. The decision of the institution is usually announced within approximately six to eight months of the application deadline.

Supporting Documents

1. Completed Application Form
2. Official English version of all educational documents including marks sheets.
3. A letter of acceptance issued by school.
4. School/College leaving certificate.
5. One or more letters of recommendation.
6. Certificate of English or Korean Language Proficiency Test score.
7. Photocopy of your passport.

Other Information

A. Medical Insurance
Medical insurance: Around $US20 to $US30 for 1 month.

B. Working in South Korea
1. According to the rule, after one semester has been completed, foreign students are allowed to work until 20 hours per week, and during semester break, they can work freely or without restrictions.
2. Foreign students should not prioritize their part-time job over their studies.

C. Jobs in South Korea
Students could get a part-time job in the following places: school restaurants, stores, companies, campus snack bars, bookstores, school offices or laboratories.

D. Credit Transfer Facility
1. Students may apply for credit transfer program at undergraduate or postgraduate level in South Korea.
2. The maximum amount of credit that may be granted normally is not greater than 50% of the course.
3. Most of the South Korean universities consider minimum “B” grade for acceptance.
4. You have to submit the following documents to your target university:
a. Your application form for the Undergraduate or Postgraduate coursework program.
b. Official copies of your academic transcript.
c. Also include an official letter from head of the school/department of your university, from where you have already completed the courses.
d. Detailed course outlines (Official Copy) including subject descriptions, methods of teaching and assessment, reading lists, number of hours of teaching etc.
e. The academic level you are studying (e.g. First Year, Second Year etc.).
f. How many credits you have completed.
g. An explanation of the grading system used at your institution.
h. Information on the total units of study requirement ( i.e. how many credits are required) for the completion of the degree.

E. Scholarships
1. There is a huge number of scholarship available on International Scholarship Database of VarsityAdmission.COM site
2. Korean Government Scholarship Program
3. Korean Government IT Scholarship Program
4. Global IT Policy & Technology Scholarship