Education Cost in South Korea

  Tuition Fees in Korea  

Students should consider the tuition fees before selecting the desired university at which to study. Typically, national universities have lower tuition fees than private universities. Since tuition fees may differ depending on colleges or universities, you need to confirm in advance the tuition fees for the college or the university you would like to enter.

Degree courses Field of study Tuition Fee
(USD, per semester)
Tuition Fee
(BDT, per semester)
Associate Degree Humanities $1,500~$6,200 BDT 1,28,000 – 5,92,000
Sciences $1,800~$6,300 BDT 1,44,000 – 5,04,000
Arts and Sports $1,700~$7,300 BDT 1,36,000 – 5,84,000
Engineering $1,700~$6,200 BDT 1,36,000 – 4,96,000
Medicines $4,300~$10,800 BDT 3,44,000 – 8,64,000
Undergraduate Degree Humanities $1,600~$7,400 BDT 1,28,000 – 5,92,000
Sciences $1,800~$8,400 BDT 1,44,000 – 6,72,000
Arts and Sports $1,900~$8,500 BDT 1,52,000 – 6,80,000
Engineering $1,800~$8,300 BDT 1,44,000 – 6,64,000
Medicines $4,300~$10,800 BDT 3,44,000 – 8,64,000
Graduate Degree Humanities $1,100~$13,300 BDT 88,000 – 10,64,000
Sciences $1,500~$8,600 BDT 1,20,000 – 6,88,000
Arts and Sports $1,500~$6,400 BDT 1,20,000 – 5,12,000
Engineering $1,600~$20,900 BDT 1,28,000 – 16,72,000
Medicines $2,300~$10,600 BDT 1,84,000 – 8,48,000
Application Fee                                        $60-$150                        BDT 4,800 – 12,000

※ Application fees differ from university to university. Many universities have scholarships for foreign students.

※ Reference: Higher Education in Korea (http://www.academyinfo.go.kr)

For a comfortable stay in Korea during the study period, we recommend considering the cost of transportation, study materials, dorm fees, and miscellaneous expenses.

Type Estimated Fee(USD)
Korean language class 10 weeks $1,300 ~ $1,600, or BDT 1,04,000 – 1,28,000 3weeks : $800 or BDT 64,000
Dormitory Room shared by 4 $600 ~ $900 or BDT 48,000 – 72,000 (per semester)
Room shared by 2 $900 ~ $1,400 or BDT 72,000 – 1,12,000  (per semester)
※ Dorm fees vary depending on whether food is included or not
Food About $300 or BDT 24,000 per month at the school cafeteria
※ A meal in the school cafeteria typically costs around $2.5 ~ $3 or BDT 200 – 240
Rent (outside school) $300 or BDT 24,000 per month (plus a security deposit of $3,000 ~ $5,000 or BDT 240,000 – 4,00,000)
Boarding house $300 ~ $500 or BDT 24,000 – 40,000 per month
Medical insurance $20 or BDT 1,600 per month
Transportation $40  or BDT 3,200 per month
※ Base fare for subway/bus : $1.00 or BDT 80
lnternet $30 or BDT 2,400 per month

※ Other fees depend heavily on whether the campus is located in a metropolis or suburb area. Thus, determining the exact location of the campus in advance is recommended.