Korea is famous for its culture and beautiful landscapes and has attracted many overseas students. Korea is also a developed country: ranked 3rd in Asia and 10th worldwide (according to GDP in 2006). After graduation, overseas students can obtain a decent career in Korea with a good wage or return to Vietnam to work for Korean firms with subsidiaries in Korea, thanks to the developing economy. Hyundai, Daewoo, LG, Vidamco, Saigon Postel, Stelecom, and others have established themselves in Vietnam.

In this article, TRUST will answer some FAQs: Should you study in Korea? What are the requirements?


The answer is “Yes” due to these reasons:

Korean’s education system

Korea ranked second in the world’s top educational countries (according to the assessment of the international education organization Pearson in 2012).Korean degrees are highly valued and acknowledged around the world. Students have a variety of choices at all educational level, from college, Bachelor’s degree to Master’s degree and PhD.

Korea is a pioneer in the fields of machine manufacture, chemistry, shipbuilding, and automation, and is a world leader in terms of technology. As a result, students in Korea are exposed to some of the world’s most cutting-edge research. This will also provide international students with tremendous chances in their future career. 

List of Recommended Institutes:

STTTên TrườngĐịa chỉHọc phí (USD/Kỳ)Website 
1Đại học Joongbu201, Daehak-ro, Chubu-myeon, Geumsan-gun, Chungcheongnam-do2600 -
2Trường Kinh doanh Quốc tế SolBridgeUam-ro 128(Samsung-dong), Dong-gu, Daejeon, (34613) South Korea.1400 - 2500
3Trường đại học Youngsan150 Junam-dong, Yangsan-si, Gyeongsangnam-do2488 - 3245
4Viện Khoa học và Công nghệ Busan88 Sirang-ro 132(baeksamsibi)beon, Gupo-dong, Buk-gu, Busan1500
5Đại học Busan2 Busandaehak-ro 63beon-gil, Jangjeon 2(i)-dong, Geumjeong-gu1700 - 2700
6Đại học Dong-Eui176 Omkwang-ro, Busanjin-gu, Busan, Busan, Busan3000
7Đại học Dong A37, Nakdong-daero 550(obaegosip)be, Saha-gu, Busan1000 - 3400
8Đại học Dongseo69-1 Jurye 2(i)-dong, Sasang-gu, Busan3040-5500
9Đại học KosinYeongdo Campus: 194, Wachi-ro, Yeongdo-gu, Busan
Cheonan Campus: 535-31 Chungjeol-ro, Dongnam-gu, Cheonan, Chungna
Songdo Campus: 262 Camcheon-ro, Seo-gu, Busan
10Đại học Kyung Sung309 Suyeong-ro, Daeyeon 3(sam)-dong, Nam-gu,
11Đại học Quốc tế PukyongDaeyeon Campus : (48513) 45, Yongso-ro, Nam-Gu. Busan
Yongdang Campus : (48547) 365, Sinseon-ro, Nam-Gu, Busan
12Đại học Silla140 Baekgyang-taero, 700 ( chilbaek ) be, Sasang-ku, Busan2000
13Đại học Tong Myong535, Yongdang-dong, Nam-gu, Busan2500
14Cao đẳng Busan Kyungang2774 Yeonsandong, Yeonjegu, Busan2300
15Cao đẳng DongjuSố 151 Goejeongdong, Sahagu, thành phố Busan2000 - 2500

Affordable cost

The cost varies depending on the location, the institutes chosen, and the individual’s living habits. The majority of the entire cost is usually made up of tuition fees.

Health insurance20 - 30 USD/month
Korean language5000 - 6500 USD/year
University Tuition Fees3000 - 6000 USD/year
Expected Living Expenses (in USD)
Mobile Cost10 - 45/month
Public Transport100 - 150/month
T-Money card: 50
DiningSelf-cooked: 200 - 350/month
Dine out: 300 - 400/month
AccomodationDorm: 250 - 300/month (including utilities)
Private housing: 300 - 400/month

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Simple procedures with high success rate

The requirements and procedures to pursue a study in Korea are not complicated. Personal documents and basic financial verification are all that is required for international students. The initial preparation costs are low, and the chances of acquiring a Visa are pretty high.

Required Documents:

Type of DocumentAmountNote
1Application Form01Form from selected university
2High School Transcript02Original copy + Notarized translation with confirmation from Korean Consular in Vietnam
3High School Degree02
4College/University/Vocation Transcript02
5College/University/Vocation Degree02
6Birth Certificate02Original extract + notarized translation (within 3 months)
7Passport02Copy of first, last and all pages with stamps. Passport valid for at least 1 year.
8National ID02Original copy + Notarized translation (within 3 months)
9Father's National ID02
10Mother's National ID02
11Household Book02
12TB Medical Certificate02At: Pham Ngoc Thach Hospital (HCM)
Bệnh Viện Phổi Trung Ương (HN)
(within 3 months)
13CV01Original copy + Notarized translation (within 3 months)
14Introduction Letter (self and study plan)01Handwritten in English/Korean
15Financial ProofContact TRUST for further consulting


The below are the requirements to pursue your study in Korea. 

– Study Korean language: Graduated high school

– College – University: graduated high school, under 24 years old, Korean at level 2 TOPIK or IELTS 6.0 and above. 

– Post-graduate: Graduated University in the related field, under 30 years old, Korean at level 3 TOPIK or IELTS 6.5 or above


Korean’s education is built towards “training” where students can learn while also participating in professor’s project (students receive knowledge, professors can have experimentor for their project). Due to that, students can save a few thousand US Dollars after 2 or 3 years studying in Korea. 

In terms of work, the Korean government has lately reviewed some of the rules: During the semester, international students can work a maximum of 28 hours per week and 8 hours per day during their vacation. You can expect to make around 7-9 USD per hour, which will help with living expenses and tuition fees.

Why should you choose TRUST

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TRUST has helped hundreds of students and parents achieve their dream of studying abroad. They have put their faith in us and chosen us to accompany them through the process of applying for a study abroad program because: 

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