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College Students Postpone Military Service as Social Distancing Measures Lift

College Students Postpone Military Service as Social Distancing Measures Lift

SEOUL, April 26 (Korea Bizwire) — With social distancing measures being lifted, young adults in South Korea are increasingly concerned about when to join the military. When college students were de facto banned from enjoying life on campus as lectures were given online, they lined up to carry out their mandatory military service. Now, however, [...]

Stress Among College Students Differs by Gender and Parents’ Income

Stress Among College Students Differs by Gender and Parents’ Income

SEOUL, March 23 (Korea Bizwire) — Although South Korean university students are experiencing various difficulties due to employment struggles and expensive college tuition, their stress level is different by gender and their parents’ income and academic level, a study showed Monday. A research team from Korea University carried out a latent profile analysis based on [...]

University Students to Take Legal Action to Recoup Tuition

University Students to Take Legal Action to Recoup Tuition

SEOUL, May 15 (Korea Bizwire) — As criticism against the poor quality of college education ensues in the aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic, students are taking legal action, demanding that their tuition be refunded. The National University Student Council Network and Movement for Tuition Refund, composed of student councils from over 30 universities nationwide, held [...]

Gov’t Strengthens Support for Students with Disabilities

Gov’t Strengthens Support for Students with Disabilities

SEJONG, Feb. 19 (Korea Bizwire) – The number of stenographers and sign language interpreters helping disabled college students will increase. In addition, they will be given better treatment. The Ministry of Education announced Tuesday a plan to promote education and welfare support for disabled college students. The number of disabled college students is on the rise, from [...]

Paid Field Placement for University Students Enforced from Next Year

Paid Field Placement for University Students Enforced from Next Year

SEOUL, Jan. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — The government has decided to overhaul the on-the-job training system for college students, which has been under constant scrutiny as they often work without pay. The Ministry of Education has recently drawn up a “plan to improve the on-site practice system for university students” to collect opinions from universities [...]

Despite High Rent, Living Conditions for University Students are Poor

Despite High Rent, Living Conditions for University Students are Poor

SEOUL, Jun. 14 (Korea Bizwire) – University students who live alone in Seoul spend more than half of their monthly living expenses on rent. It has been pointed out that there should be necessary improvement in living conditions as high rent does not provide a better living environment. The Student Council of the Workers’ Party for Reforming [...]