This section is a guide on studying transportation and urban planning in Korea. We created a list of Korean universities where you can study transportation, urban planning and anything else related to urban studies.
There are two lists, according to the two study areas:
General Information About Studying in Korea
Your first stop on the search for information about studying in Korea should be the website StudyinKorea. The smartphone application Seoul Mate (Android & iOS) is very useful for getting information about studying in Korea.
Tuition fees in Korea range between 2 and 8 million Korean Won. A private university can be as three or four times as expensive as a public institution. The fees might vary from semester to semester, too. Usually the first year is the cheapest and then it gets a little bit more expensive.
For studying in Korea you have to apply for a D-2 visa. It usually covers the study period until graduation. In case that your graduation is delayed, you can get an extension of the student’s visa.
Proficiency in Korean might be necessary for certain majors. The official test is TOPIK (Test of Proficiency in Korean, 한국어능력시헙). Test samples and registration are possible on the TOPIK-homepage. Even if your program doesn’t require knowledge in Korean, I still recommend to study Korean because it makes life easier. On and off campus you will be able to communicate and get information easier.
Why Study in Korea?
For someone who wants to study abroad and has no connection to Korea would probably never have the idea to choose a Korean university for higher education. In recent years it is changing and Korean universities receive an increasing number of international students. Korea is a great place to study solutions to rapid urban growth. You won’t only learn about the theories of smart transport, you’ll experience one of the most modern public transport systems in the world with your own eyes. Especially for transport engineering, Korea has advanced hardware and transport systems.
The most popular scholarship for Korea is provided by NIIED (National Institute for International Education). They offer a full sponsorship of undergraduate and postgraduate courses (Master and Ph.D.) together with round-trip airfares and relocation allowance. The best benefit of that scholarship is that it includes at least one year language training. You can read more about that on the official homepage.
You should check the website of the universities and departments that you are applying to. Because besides the government some universities have global scholarship programs. You may ask your supervisor or the department about scholarships but if they aren’t used to have international students, they won’t know of any scholarships for international students in Korea.