Foreign Students on the Rise in Korea


A tally from the National Institute for International Education showed today that the number of foreign students enrolled in South Korea showed a record-high growth rate last year, propelled by a rise in those from China.

It showed that the number of foreign students registered at South Korean universities rose 18.8 percent from a year earlier to 123,850 as of April last year, which is affiliated with the education ministry. 70,232 of them attended degree programs, and the other 51,856 were enrolled on non-degree programs.

After falling into negative territory for the 2012-2014 period, the growth rate of foreign students studying in South Korea rose to 7.6 percent in 2015 and 14.2 percent in 2016.





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