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Study in South Korea: Tuition Fees & Scholarships

Tuition fees aren’t set nor regulated by the government, but schools, even the most prestigious ones, generally charge about the same amount. You can expect to pay between US$5,800 and US$6,500 per semester. Programs that require more equipment and contact time, like medicine, generally sit towards the higher end of this spectrum.

Feb 6, 2024

Tuition fees aren’t set nor regulated by the government, but schools, even the most prestigious ones, generally charge about the same amount. You can expect to pay between US$5,800 and US$6,500 per semester. Programs that require more equipment and contact time, like medicine, generally sit towards the higher end of this spectrum. 

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Tuition fees for undergraduate and postgraduate degrees are generally about the same, although postgraduate degrees do normally cost a little more than undergraduate ones. PhD candidates do also need to pay tuition fees, although these are generally lower than at other levels of study. Fees range from US$2,320 to US$3,650 per semester. 

You’ll need to pay your fees in South Korean Won.

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As its schools are becoming ever more popular, South Korea has a large number of scholarships available to international students. The most generous ones are provided by the South Korean government. The most prestigious of these is the Global Korea Scholarship. This scholarship covers your flights, rent, tuition fees, up to 70% of your basic living expenses and an intensive Korean language program. The aim is to make you fluent in Korean by the end of your degree. The Global Korea Scholarship even encourages you to undertake academic and scientific research during your degree program. You can find out more about this incredible opportunity here.

Study in South Korea

Want an overview of this remarkable country? This section looks at South Korean culture, the landscape, the unique language and its main sectors. This section also summarises why a South Korean degree can give you a competitive edge.

Education in South Korea

Want to learn about how the higher education system works in South Korea? South Korea is becoming a go-to destination for a variety of students, given its great reputation, reasonable fees and its fascinating culture and language. Take a minute to find out more about the structure of the education system in South Korea!

Student Visas

Do you need a visa to enter South Korea to study? Learn more about the student visa process, and what you need to enter the country, depending on your citizenship. Don't worry! South Korea's unusual approach to visas actually makes things surprisingly simple.

Housing & Living Costs

No matter where you study abroad, it’s important to create a budget in advance so that you’re prepared. Therefore, we’ve detailed average living and housing costs so that you can get a better idea of what you would be paying as a student in South Korea.

Language & Culture

South Korea is a country with a rich culture. Find out more about what the country offers in terms of language, culture, and more! We also talk about how to stay safe in South Korea in this section.

Application Process

Learn more about the standard application process in South Korea. There's no national application portal, so this section covers what you'll generally need to do when applying to individual schools in South Korea.

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