South Korea is home to several top ranking medical colleges/universities where you can study a medical degree on lowest or cheapest tuition. Please note that gaining admission into one of the country’s medical degrees is quite competitive for both local and international students, but not impossible. No pressure buddy! If you meet the basic requirement, you should be on your way to study a medical degree program in South Korea on affordable or low tuition.
In South Korea, international students will be required to study their medical program in Korean, so language skills in the korean language is super important if you decide to study medicine in South Korea. However, the good news is that a small percentage of medical universities in Korea offer medical programs in English.
What medical programs are offered in South Korea?
A medical degree in South Korea takes six years to complete, with focus split between pre-clinical and clinical study. The first part of the medical program will focus on medical sciences such as anatomy, physiology and biology, before moving onto more practice-based learning in training hospitals and general practices.
Costs of studying Medicine in South Korea
The cost of studying medicine in South Korea will depend on the course and institution you choose to study at. Private university tuition fees will almost always be higher than public universities, with postgraduate courses also more expensive. As a guide, you should expect medical tuition fees at public universities to cost between USD$4,000 – USD$5,500 per year, with private tuition fees ranging from USD$5,000 – USD$7,000.
Working in South Korea
South Korea is one of the world’s major economics and had the fastest growing economy anywhere between the 1960s and 1990s. It is dependent on international trade, being the sixth largest exporter of goods and tenth largest importer in the world in 2010.
The country’s economy is founded on high-technology industries, so graduates looking to specialise in subjects such as mechatronics, electronics, automobiles and robotics should be able to find employment or business opportunities in South Korea.
Admission to study medicine differs from university to university, however in general, you should apply directly to your chosen university by post or online. Please note that the South Korean academic year begins around March, although some institutions take on new students twice a year – in March and September. Deadlines for March applications are usually between September and November, while for September entry, deadlines are often between May to June. Also most universities in South Korea do just two terms, with a summer break from July to August and a winter break from December to February.
Understandably, proficiency in the Korean language is important, infact about 30 percent of programs at South Korean universities are taught in English. This, along with the fact that English proficiency is growing nationwide, helps to break down the language barrier for international students which was a big problem. However, a strong desire and commitment to learn the basics of the Korean language will be super helpful, paving the way for fuller integration into South Korean society and culture. In either case, foreign students must prove their proficiency in the language their course will be conducted in before they are able to low or cheapest tuition.
List of Low Tuition Medical Universities
-Ajou University, School of Medicine
-Catholic Kwandong University, College of Medicine
-Catholic University of Korea, College of Medicine
-CHA University, College of Medicine
-Chung-Ang University, College of Medicine
-Chungnam National University, College of Medicine
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