Study in South Korea

About South Korea

South Korea is one of Asia’s most upcoming higher education destinations. The country is already well on the radar of many international students as it offers a high quality of life, reputable universities, and many English-taught programs. South Korea has much to offer international students, and the capital city, Seoul, is currently ranked among the world’s top 10 student cities. Every year, More than 2 lakh students will study in South Korea. There are 359 educational institutions, of which 43 are national, and 180 are private.

The rigorous education system in Korea has undoubtedly led to the ‘work hard, play hard’ culture in the universities. Students in Korea are devoted to their studies, but this is not at the expense of their social life. After splitting into North Korea from a different governed country in 1948, South Korea has become quite different from its neighbors, evolving into an internationally recognized Asian powerhouse in technology, education, and tourism.

  • Capital: Seoul

  • Motto: liberty, equality, fraternity

  • Currency: South Korean won

  • Official language: Korean

  • Climate: temperate

  • Population (2017): 51,446,201

  • Government: Republic

  • President: Mr. Yoon Suk Yeol

  • Prime Minister: Mr Han Duck-soo

  • Religion: South Korea is a secular country where freedom of religion is a constitutional right.

The Korean education system is like no other. With most Korean youth growing up attending additional after-school institutions, it is no surprise that Korean universities are among the best in Asia. The quality of education and the dedication to achieving it are highly exceptional. Attending a Korean university will inspire you to work hard and compete with students at the top of their game. If you think the country’s approach to education is unsatisfactory and there is a desire to challenge, then Korea is your place.


Why study in South Korea

South Korea offers numerous opportunities for their international students, where some significant benefits are as follows:

  • As an exchange student, you will meet people from all around the world.

  • It is one of the world’s leading financial centers.

  • Korea is extraordinary for its mix of traditional and modern styles.

  • Korea's information and communication technology is considered one of the best in the world.

  • Korean students are incredibly welcoming.

  • Most universities in South Korea offer language lessons along with English language studies.

  • South Korea is Asia’s fourth-largest economy.

  • South Korea is providing the best Scholarships in the world.

  • Studying in South Korea will open up many employment opportunities.

  • The cost of living in South Korea is affordable.

  • There are a lot of universities with a wide range of courses.

Quick facts

  • In 2012, 11.1 million foreign tourists visited South Korea.

  • South Korea is a most favorable destination.

  • South Korea shares its borders with North Korea, China and Japan.


You will need a South Korean student visa if you need to stay in South Korea for more than three months for your academic program. Students of our country who want to study in a full-time program need a South Korean visa for India.

Documents Required for study in South Korea

The list of documents that you need to prepare to start your process to Study in South Korea are as follows:

  • Application Form (Duly filled in by the applicant)

  • One passport-size photograph

  • Original passport (Minimum 6 Months Validity)

  • Academic records, notarized with the original copy attested (Apostille).

  • Financial documents (Notarized or original, six months bank statement till submission date).

  • Certificate of health of TB Test issued by the designated hospital.

  • Study Plan/Personal Statement

  • Guarantor’s letter for Finance

From Korea

  • Original Admission Certificate

  • University’s Registration Certificate

  • Sponsorship Letter (if any)

Visa Process

The process of South Korea visa for Indian students consists of a few simple steps, which are as follows:

  • Firstly, you must submit your filled Application form with academic transcripts, a copy of your passport, Student code of conduct, Graduation Certificate (from your previous School), and language proficiency proof to the Korean Universities Admission Center (KUAC).

  • Now, the KUAC will assess your documents, whether your profile is genuine and suitable for your applied study program or not.

  • After the successful assessment, they will interview the student to see if the profile is genuine.

  • If everything is okay, they will send you the offer letter with the Fee invoice issued by the KUAC.

  • Now prepare documents like a personal statement and study plan, affidavit of support, certificate of family relation, six-month bank statement, and Bank Balance with the medical checkup report.

  • Now, submit all these documents to the Korean Universities Admission Center and pay the invoiced fees.

  • The college will send you the final Admission.

  • After receiving the final admission letter, you can submit your visa application.

  • If there is no issue in your profile, the embassy will approve your visa, and with a successful visa approval, you are free to go to South Korea for your Higher education.

Students can submit their application at the address

Application Centre of South Korea visa for Indians (

Shivaji Stadium Metro Station-Mezzanine floor, Baba Kharak Singh Marg, Connaught Place, New Delhi – 110001, India.