South Korea

South Korea

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Education System Overview

In the 2019-2020 academic year, 1,942 U.S. students studied abroad for academic credit in South Korea.

Academic year: March-February

Major school holidays/break: 

  • Mid June-late August
  • Mid December-late February

Major exam period:

  • Spring midterms: Mid/late Apr
  • Spring finals: Mid June
  • Fall midterms: Mid October
  • Fall finals: Early December

Structure of the University System

Years of study required to earn a bachelor's degree: 4
The language of instruction in universities: Korean
Degrees offered: Bachelor, Master, Doctorate