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S. Korea to Issue High-tech Internship Visa for Foreign Students

S. Korea to Issue High-tech Internship Visa for Foreign Students

SEOUL, Aug. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — Foreign students from outstanding overseas universities will be allowed to work as interns at high-tech companies and research institutes in South Korea under a new visa program intended to help strengthen corporate competitiveness, the Ministry of Justice said Friday. The ministry said it will introduce the so-called “high-tech field [...]

Foreign Students Urged to Finish COVID-19 Vaccination Before Arrival

Foreign Students Urged to Finish COVID-19 Vaccination Before Arrival

SEOUL, Jan. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — Foreign students wanting to study at a university in South Korea this year will be asked to complete vaccination against COVID-19 before entering the country, the Ministry of Education said Thursday. Announcing measures to prevent the spread of omicron and other coronavirus variants from overseas to local communities, the [...]

Omicron Fears Grip Universities Due to Suspected Infections of Foreign Students

Omicron Fears Grip Universities Due to Suspected Infections of Foreign Students

SEOUL, Dec. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — Fears of omicron are spreading on several university campuses in Seoul, school officials said Monday, as some of their foreign students are suspected of having contracted the highly contagious COVID-19 variant. One foreign student each from Seoul National University (SNU), Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (HUFS) and Kyunghee University [...]

High Public Health Insurance Fees May Discourage Foreigners from Studying in S. Korea: Study

High Public Health Insurance Fees May Discourage Foreigners from Studying in S. Korea: Study

SEOUL, July 27 (Korea Bizwire) — There are concerns that high health insurance fees imposed on foreign students could hinder government efforts to promote study abroad programs in South Korea. Professor Kim Myeong-kwang from Daegu University published a paper this Monday that claimed some 150,000 foreign students currently living in the country have been paying [...]

Foreign Students Criticize Mandatory Health Insurance Premiums

Foreign Students Criticize Mandatory Health Insurance Premiums

SEOUL, March 10 (Korea Bizwire) — Controversy is beginning to spark over new health insurance rules that impose monthly premiums of 40,000 won (US$35.04) on foreign students, starting this month. Some students from Southeast Asia began to consider giving up on education because of the new health insurance premiums, while others have made illegal attempts [...]

Foreign Students Suffer from Isolation amid Pandemic

Foreign Students Suffer from Isolation amid Pandemic

SEOUL, Sept. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — Many foreign students feel socially isolated, particularly those without any social communities in South Korea, following the coronavirus outbreak. The Ministry of Education reported that there were 160,000 foreign students residing in Korea as of last year, with most still residing in the country despite the onset of the [...]

Number of Foreign Students Drops in S. Korea for 1st Time in 6 Years

Number of Foreign Students Drops in S. Korea for 1st Time in 6 Years

SEOUL, Aug. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — The number of international students studying in South Korea fell for the first time in six years in 2020, due mainly to the coronavirus outbreak, government data showed Thursday. According to the data released by the Ministry of Education, there were 153,695 foreign students enrolled at domestic universities and [...]

S. Korea to Allow More Foreign Students to Work Here to Tackle Population Decline

S. Korea to Allow More Foreign Students to Work Here to Tackle Population Decline

SEJONG, Aug. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea plans to allow more foreign students to work here from 2022 as part of its efforts to tackle population decline, officials said Thursday. If a foreigner graduates from a university of engineering or science in South Korea, the foreigner will get a non-professional employment visa, or E-9 [...]