The highly competitive Korean job market means that going to the right schools, networking and maintaining relationships are extremely important. The university that a potential employee attended can make or break a job application, and competition for places in the best South Korean universities is exceptionally fierce.
There are around 40 state universities and hundreds of private institutions, including a number of vocational polytechnics, in the country. Entry is based almost entirely on grade scores.
Expats applying at an English university will need to show proof that they have received an English education or qualification, while those applying at a Korean university will have to demonstrate an ability to speak Korean sufficiently
(usually via an official transcript from a Korean language programme).
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