Take an IELTS test in or nearby South Korea
Explore the most popular universities and programmes to study abroad in South Korea.
British Council - Dongkuk University (UKVI test location)
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Other test centres in or nearby South Korea
There is one British Council test centre in South Koreas capital Seoul. The average IELTS score of test takers with Korean as native language is 5.5. In 2017, the average IELTS score of test takers in South Korea was 5.97. According to our database, there are 48 universities in South Korea that accept the IELTS test. The average IELTS score requirement for organisations accepting IELTS in South Korea is 6.3.
Nicknamed the Land of the Morning Calm, South Korea is a unique blend of old and new, ancient and modern, nature and technology. You can experience a long historical landscape, full of natural beauty, with the plus side of seeing a major tech and entertainment hub in the city of Seoul. These days, South Korea has achieved popularity among international students – and for good reason! There is a wide variety of universities and programmes for students everywhere to pursue their Master’s and Bachelor’s degree programmes. Plus, living and studying in South Korea is relatively inexpensive for most people. So, going to South Korea would ensure both stunning surroundings, interesting friends, and great value. In South Korea you have not only an endless number of options for careers, activities, cuisine, and weekend trips; you also have plenty of university options to select from. In fact, just in South Korea alone, you can discover hundreds of university options, each offering different types of training, research, and instruction that will suit whatever you are looking for. Based largely on an American education model, the universities in South Korea offer 4 year Bachelor’s degree programmes, with Master’s degrees giving you an additional 2-3 years of education. So there’s plenty of time to acquire necessary skills and knowledge before you’re tossed out there on the job market.
To study in English at one of the universities in South Korea, you may need a proof of English proficiency. There are several standardised English tests that you can take to proof your English level, such as the PTE (Pearson Test of English), TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language), CAE (Cambridge Advanced English) and IELTS (International English Language Testing System), offered by British Council and IDP. IELTS is the most popular of these tests, with British Council offering more than 500 test locations and being accepted by more than 9,000 organisations world-wide.
10 most popular study destinations for students in South Korea
1. United Kingdom
3. United States
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