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Konkuk University Likely to Become 1st Higher Education to Refund Tuition amid Pandemic

Konkuk University Likely to Become 1st Higher Education to Refund Tuition amid Pandemic

SEOUL, June 15 (Korea Bizwire) — A university in Seoul is moving to become the country’s first university to partially refund tuition amid the ongoing pandemic, possibly sending shock waves in the higher education circles. As the global crisis caused by the novel coronavirus has created a major disruption in the way the country’s higher [...]

Police Looking into N. Korean-style Anti-Moon Posters at Colleges

Police Looking into N. Korean-style Anti-Moon Posters at Colleges

SEOUL, Apr. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — Police said Monday they began a preliminary probe into North Korean-style posters that appeared on walls at several universities nationwide lampooning the current Moon Jae-in government over its key policies. The National Police Agency said it is gathering facts on a number of 112 calls made since Saturday with [...]

Complaints Mount Against Universities over Class Size Restrictions

Complaints Mount Against Universities over Class Size Restrictions

SEOUL, March 3 (Korea Bizwire) — Student outcry continues to grow on campuses across the nation over class-size restrictions, as universities struggle to appease students while also facing government-mandated structure reforms on higher education facilities. University websites have been inundated with online messages posted by students looking to swap classes with others, with some desperate [...]

Student Loans Turning Korean Youth into Credit Delinquents

Student Loans Turning Korean Youth into Credit Delinquents

SEOUL, Jan. 20 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea boasts among the world’s highest college entrance and completion rates. In 2014, 45 percent of Koreans aged 25 to 64 had completed tertiary education, ranking sixth amongst OECD countries. The college entrance rate is at about 68 percent.  Of course, education doesn’t come cheap. Average annual tuition [...]

Thousands of College Applicants Flock to Seoul University Fair

Thousands of College Applicants Flock to Seoul University Fair

SEOUL, Dec. 15 (Korea Bizwire) – Thousands of prospective college students and parents visited COEX on Thursday for the 2017 academic year university fair, hosted by the Korea Council for University Education.  The event was attended by officials from 135 universities across the country, and offered free counselling, information about different schools and the college [...]

Korean Colleges Offer More Benefits to Attract Overseas Students

Korean Colleges Offer More Benefits to Attract Overseas Students

SUWON, Nov. 10 (Korea Bizwire) – Korea’s low birthrate, which began dropping in the 1970s, is gradually leading to a decline in the number of college students. The number of new college admissions declined from 549,000 in 2014 to 529,000 in 2015 and 516,000 in 2016.  As a countermeasure to Korea’s changing demographics, schools are [...]

Korean Version of MOOC Increasingly Popular

Korean Version of MOOC Increasingly Popular

SEOUL, July 11 (Korea Bizwire) – If you have ever wondered what it would be like to sit in a classroom at a prestigious university and listen to lectures from world-renowned professors, K-MOOC does just that.  K-MOOC stands for Korea Massive Open Online Course, and offers free college lectures from some of the most reputable [...]