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College Students Write Letters in Blood to Protest Indifference Towards Tuition Cuts

College Students Write Letters in Blood to Protest Indifference Towards Tuition Cuts

SEOUL, June 19 (Korea Bizwire) — Controversy has erupted after a college student wrote a letter in his own blood, asking his university to refund school tuition and hold final examinations online amid the coronavirus pandemic. On Wednesday, a post with the title, “We need a letter written in blood to get our tuition back?” [...]

Gov’t Urges Schools, Students to Settle Tuition Refund Row, Reaffirms ‘No Cash Support’ Stance

Gov’t Urges Schools, Students to Settle Tuition Refund Row, Reaffirms ‘No Cash Support’ Stance

SEOUL, June 18 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s education ministry on Thursday urged universities and students to mutually resolve the latter’s growing call for tuition refunds amid the new coronavirus pandemic. “(The ministry) feels regretful that students cannot attend in-person classes due to the new coronavirus. (It) also sympathizes with universities whose budgets have been [...]

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 [...]

College Students Launch 200-kilometer Protest March Calling for Tuition Refund

College Students Launch 200-kilometer Protest March Calling for Tuition Refund

GYEONGSAN, June 3 (Korea Bizwire) – A group of university students from Gyeongsan in North Gyeongsang province began a 200-kilometer protest march towards the Ministry of Education in Sejong, South Chungcheong province, calling for a tuition refund after their schools delayed on-campus classes amid the continued coronavirus outbreak. The chairmen of the student councils at [...]

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 [...]

English Kindergartens Four Times More Expensive than Universities

English Kindergartens Four Times More Expensive than Universities

SEOUL, Nov. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — So-called English Kindergartens in Seoul, specializing in teaching English to toddlers, were found to cost more than the average annual tuition fee at universities. The World Without Concerns for Private Education, a civic group, reported that English kindergartens in Seoul charge an average of 1 million won (US$888) per [...]

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 [...]