Why Study In Korea
South Korea has increasingly been attracting international students into their undergraduate, graduate, and research programs. In 2017, approximately 70,230 international students in South Korean universities were enrolled in degree programs, while another 51,860 were enrolled in non-degree studies. South Korea’s target is 200,000 international students by 2023, and that goal will be well within reach at anything close to current growth rates. There are about 400 national and private universities and some universities have state-of-the-art research facilities in several emerging scientific fields. Universities that are oriented towards internationalization conduct 30% of their lectures in English. Graduate programs have more lectures in English than undergraduate courses. There are some universities where all the courses are taught in English. Another option is to enroll in a Korean language course before the academic session.
South Korea is becoming one of the best destinations to pursue higher education for Nepali students. The first Nepali student who came to Korea for higher study dates the back to late 70s. Since then students gradually started to join universities in Korea for higher education. As of now, approximately, 500 Nepali students have either completed Masters’s Degree or Doctoral research from different universities. As per the record of the Korea Immigration Bureau, currently, about 500 Nepali students are pursuing their academic degrees and research activities in Korea. The majority of those students are in the field of biochemistry, Nano-Science, Molecular Biology, and Natural Science while very few numbers of students are in IT, Engineering, NGO Studies, Arts, and Commerce. There are equally a large number of students who are studying in religious fields such as Buddhism and Christianity.