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Tuition Fees in Korea

Students should consider the tuition fees before selecting the desired university at which to study. Typically, national universities have lower tuition fees than private universities. Since tuition fees may differ depending on colleges or universities, you need to confirm in advance the tuition fees for the college or the university you would like to enter.
Tuition Fees in Korea
Degree courses Field of study Tuition Fee (USD, per semester)
Associate Degree Humanities $1,500~$6,200
Sciences $1,800~$6,300
Arts and Sports $1,700~$7,300
Engineering $1,700~$6,200
Medicines -
Undergraduate Degree Humanities $1,600~$7,400
Sciences $1,800~$8,400
Arts and Sports $1,900~$8,500
Engineering $1,800~$8,300
Medicines $4,300~$10,800
Graduate Degree Humanities $1,100~$13,300
Sciences $1,500~$8,600
Arts and Sports $1,500~$6,400
Engineering $1,600~$20,900
Medicines $2,300~$10,600
Application Fee $60-$150
※ Application fees differ from university to university. Many universities have scholarships for foreign students.
※ Reference: Higher Education in Korea (http://www.academyinfo.go.kr)
For a comfortable stay in Korea during the study period, we recommend considering the cost for transportation, study materials, dorm fees and miscellaneous expenses.
List of Costs
Type Estimated Fee(USD)
Korean language class 10weeks $1,300 ~ $1,600, 3weeks : $800
Dormitory Room shared by 4 $600 ~ $900 (per semester)
Room shared by 2 $900 ~ $1,400 (per semester)
※ Dorm fees vary depending on whether food is included or not
Food About $300 per month at the school cafeteria
※ A meal in the school cafeteria typically costs around $2.5 ~ $3
Rent (outside school) $300 per month (plus a security deposit of $3,000 ~ $5,000)
Boarding house $300 ~ $500 per month
Medical insurance $20 per month ~
Transportation $40 per month ~
※ Base fare for subway/bus : $1.00
lnternet $30 per month
※ Other fees depend heavily on whether the campus is located in a metropolis or suburb area. Thus, determining the exact location of the campus in advance is recommended.