No other country on the planet takes education more seriously than South Korea. They actually adjust flight schedules and delay the opening of the stock market to minimize noise during school examinations.
There are close to 400 institutions of higher education operating in South Korea and nine of them are in the top-50 University Ranking list. To make studying in South Korea more attractive, there are many scholarships, fellowships, and exchange programs available to foreign students.
The Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development offers 100 Research Fellowships to students from any country. Students wishing to proceed to graduate studies or doctoral-degree in the fields of science or technology can avail this opportunity. The scholarship covers tuition fees and board. The application requirement for being eligible for the fellowship is the completion of a Bachelor’s degree.
Interested international students can make use of vacation study programs being offered by S Korea. Classes are available in Korean language, culture and general education. There are also many exchange programs with partner universities. Students get to study in a Korean university during a winter or summer break, or they can opt to spend one semester or even the whole year in Korea. It is entirely at the student’s discretion.
There are also many options for taking non-credit courses that complement the classroom studies. Cultural activities courses involve visits to temples, Korean organizations, historic sites, temples and other places of cultural importance. Other courses include taekwondo, kumdo (traditional martial art) and samulnori (Korean percussion music).