South Korea is a country in northeast Asia which consists of the southern part of the Korean Peninsula. Seoul is the largest city and capital of South Korea. South Korea is called the country of Tiger Economy. South Korea is a legitimate democracy state with a very high standard of living.
As Asia’s fourth largest economy it is one of the world’s foremost international financial centers. As one of the Asian tigers it has appreciated rapid economic growth and evaded the worst effects of the downturn of the post-2008 period. Unemployment is little and public services such as vehicle are cutting edge. The total on non-Koreans in the population is increasing rapidly. English is widely taught and spoken.
There are 43 national and almost 180 private universities and universities. Seoul National University (31st) is the highest ranking South Korean university in the 2014–15 QS World University Rankings.
Also in the top 200 are the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) (51st), followed by the Pohang University of Science and Technology (86th), Yonsei University (106th), Korea University (116th), and Sungkyunkwan University (140th).
Information to be noted :
1. Undergraduate programmes generally last four years (six years for medicine and dentistry).
2. In 2010 there were 83,842 foreign students from 171 countries studying in South Korea.
Compared with the US, Canada, and UK, Korea has inferior tuition and living costs. International students do not have to pay higher fees and there are many scholarship programmes to assist international students financially.
3. The Korean government has recently declared considerable sustenance and deregulation for foreign students in areas such as scholarships, dormitory provision, part time jobs, and service after graduation.