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High life satisfaction reported by international students

With Korea noted as one of the safest countries in the world to study in, the number of international students continues to increase every year. In particular, postgraduate students have risen steadily over the past 5 years. Many Korean universities support scholarship programs for graduate degrees and assist in finding job opportunities in Korean companies and academic positions at universities after graduation.
Safety and Crime Index
Safety and Crime Index
Ranking Country Safety Crime
1 Republic of KoreaRepublic of Korea 83.10 16.90
2 SingaporeSingapore 82.92 17.08
3 QatarQatar 80.00 20.00
4 JapanJapan 79.16 20.84
5 TaiwanTaiwan 78.78 21.22
6 Hong KongHong Kong 78.14 21.86
7 GeorgiaGeorgia 77.25 22.75
8 UAEUAE 76.69 23.31
9 DenmarkDenmark 74.97 25.03
10 MaltaMalta 74.45 25.55
11 EstoniaEstonia 73.82 26.18
12 SwitzerlandSwitzerland 73.77 26.23
<Source : www.numbeo.com, 2015>
International students in Korea by year
Status for International students in Korea by year
Numbers of international graduate students in Korea for the last 5 years
Status of international graduate students in Korea for the last 5 years Doctorate Master’s
<Source: Ministry of Education, 2015>
What contributes to the high levels of satisfaction among international students stud Korea?
In a recent survey regarding satisfaction which targeted 300 international students residing in Korea. about 90% of students reported satisfication with living in Korea and 86% of students were satisfied with the education system of Korea.
For what reasons do you
want to work in Korea?
For what reasons do you want to work in Korea?
Are you satisfied about
Korean education system?
Are you satisfied about Korean education system?
What are the good points for living in korea?
  • A1) Comfortable and safe transportation system, residential environment.
  • A2) Various cultural activities.
  • A3) Socializing with people from different nationalities.
  • A4) Great Korean food.
  • A5) Good envitonments and educational quality for studying.
  • A6) Great weather and nature.
  • A7) High stantard of living.
<Source> NIIED, 2015