Do you have students asking about how to apply to Korean universities? We're not surprised.
With one of the world’s highest-educated workforces and a top OECD ranking for scholastic achievement, South Korea is a country that has been globally recognised for its education system.
And in recent years, the country has become hugely popular with international students.
In 2014, fewer than 85,000 international students were studying at university in South Korea, a number which has been steadily increasing to meet a target of 200,000 by 2023: pre-COVID-19, South Korea had around 160,000 international students. That's almost twice as many students in just five years!
At BridgeU, we’ve seen this change first hand. In our recent report we found that amongst BridgeU students graduating in 2021, South Korea experienced an increase in popularity of 52% year-on-year.
But as a relatively new international destination, many students might not know where to start when it comes to how to apply to Korean universities, or what studying in South Korea is really like.
So, in this blog post, we’ll cover everything you need to know about the South Korean education system, the benefits of studying there, and how you can help your students apply to Korean universities.