Korean School System


Korean Education System

  • Education system : a single-track 6-3-3-4 system 
  • Compulsory education : nine years including six years of elementary school and three years of middle school
  • School semesters : the first semester-from March to August, the second semester-from September to February
  • Vacation : the summer vacation-July to August, the winter vacation-December to February

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Higher Education in Korea

Korea’s higher education institutions include universities, industrial universities, junior colleges, universities of education, open universities, technological universities, and other miscellaneous institutions.

By allowing the admission department of each university to autonomously set all screening documents and standards such as the national academic aptitude test, essay examinations, qualifications, recommendation letters, etc., the authority to select students of universities has been expanded.