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Old 06-28-2014, 08:59 AM
 
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HI!!! i want to study engineering in korea, but i'm affraid i don't have what it takes to get accepted because i heard many stories about how competitive those schools can get can you guys recommand some good korean universities for international students? and is it easy to get enrolled at a korean university, and more importantly, would i fit there knowing that i'm not fluent in korean?? plz help!!!
ps: how hard is it to get accepted in kaist?
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Old 06-28-2014, 01:46 PM
 
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Where are you from?

I don't think it's a good idea to study engineering in a foreign country unless you speak the language.
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Old 06-28-2014, 02:31 PM
 
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i agree, it might be difficult, but i heard that the majority of courses will be held in english, which will make it alot easier i suppose :/ but if u have more reasons for me not to continue this project please elaborate
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Old 06-29-2014, 07:00 PM
 
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Where are you from? What's your first language?
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Old 06-29-2014, 09:36 PM
 
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You provided too little information.

You did not mention where you are from, why you want to choose Korea, and so on. So it is impossible to give you any advice.
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Old 10-16-2014, 07:38 PM
 
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It helps if you know some cases of foreigner students studying or studied engineering in Korea.

And Korea is not a popular destination for foreigners studying for a degree due to language barrier. Countries where English is commonly used in education
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HI!!! i want to study engineering in korea, but i'm affraid i don't have what it takes to get accepted because i heard many stories about how competitive those schools can get can you guys recommand some good korean universities for international students? and is it easy to get enrolled at a korean university, and more importantly, would i fit there knowing that i'm not fluent in korean?? plz help!!!
ps: how hard is it to get accepted in kaist?

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Old 10-16-2014, 11:17 PM
 
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KAIST and POSTECH are the top-notch. Programs are available in English. you can apply for government scholarship, it's competitive but there's no way around.
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Old 11-17-2014, 01:10 AM
 
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You need to write down a few things before asking for help.

1) Why Korea? I am Korean who was raised in Europe and schooled in the U.S. who chose to go to a Korean graduate school. Despite the fact that I had relatives in the country, and I appearing as a Korean, still found difficulties due to cultural differences. You need to state your reason why you want to choose Korea.

2) If you are to enter college and get a degree, you need to take an exam just like many other Korean high school kids. And the college entrance exam in Korea is cut-throat. Everything is by numbers and no other 'soft factors' are considered when you're talking about admission committees of highly competitive schools. I heard there are admission processes for foreign students, yet the competitive schools are still competitive.

That said, you need to talk about yourself a bit more in order to help.
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Old 11-17-2014, 01:53 AM
 
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i agree, it might be difficult, but i heard that the majority of courses will be held in english, which will make it alot easier i suppose :/ but if u have more reasons for me not to continue this project please elaborate
A lot of universities in Korea, and other places in Asia, absolutely LOVE to advertise that they are English-speaking. But the reality can be significantly different. Often, they'll only use Korean in the classroom. The "English" part is just a selling point for the students. But, often times, the students simply don't have the language ability, and sometimes the teachers don't either.

KAIST, I am unsure of. I know they have a well-known program. I think they also have a lot of foreign teachers, who will definitely only teach in English. You might want to research more on international students responses/reactions to KAIST specifically in that regard.
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