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.
However, it’s only in recent years that the country has become popular with international students.
In 2014, less 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.
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 applying to university in South Korea.
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.