South Korean universities seek to lure more foreign students

YEONGJONGDO, Incheon – As more and more universities in South Korea face financial crises because of a shrinking student population, four-year colleges are eyeing attracting international students.

A survey result conducted with some 130 presidents of universities showed such a trend, with 52.7 per cent of respondents interested in attracting foreign students. This was third on their list of interests, after financial aid from the government and recruitment of freshmen.

The results came from a two-day seminar hosted by the Korean Council for University Education that kicked off on June 19. Universities’ interest in drawing international students increased from 2023, when it was seventh on the list of priorities.

Read more : The Straits Times


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