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▶ Education System of Korea

  • The educational system of Korea consists of six years of elementary school, three years of middle school, 3 years of high school and four years of university or two years of college). The six-year curriculum of elementary schools and the three-year curriculum of middle schools are operated as mandatory education, and tuition is free during this period. Children who are 7 to 12 years old attend elementary school.

▶ Korean Schools

  • Although there are no restrictions for foreign residents to send their children to local Korean schools, it should be considered whether your child can speak and write in Korean language as all the classes are conducted in Korean. The assessment of the academic level will be carried based on the applicant’s previous educational records. The principal of each school has the right to give the prospective students admissions.

▶ Foreign Schools

  • Foreign schools are the most common option for the foreigners. The foreign schools listed below conduct all the courses in English.
  • Schools with Tuition Discount
    • ▶ Busan o BFS: Busan Foreign School
      - http://www.busanforeignschool.org/
      o BIFS: Busan International Foreign Scholl
      - http://www.bifskorea.org/

      ▶ Jeju Islands
      o KIS: Korea International School, Jeju Campus
      - http://www.kis.ac/

      ▶ Ulsan
      o HFS: Hyundai Foreign School
      - http://hyundaiforeignschool.com/
      For further information, please contact the International Center at leejoohyung@unist.ac.kr or +82-52-217-4122