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Opportunities in south Korea for Nepali Students

Nepalese student in south korea

  1. NEPALESE STUDENT IN SOUTH KOREA: OPPORTUNITIESAND CHALLENGES Presented By: Tonking Bastola PhD. Candidate College of Pharmacy Wonkwang University, South Korea
  2. South Korea, an East Asian nation on the southern half of the Korean Peninsula, shares one of the world’s most heavily militarized borders with North Korea. It’s equally known for its green, hilly countryside dotted with cherry trees and centuries-old Buddhist temples, plus its coastal fishing villages, sub-tropical islands and high-tech cities such as Seoul, the capital
  3. Educational System in Korea The Korean education is a single-track system, which operates on a 6-3-3-4 basis, with six years of elementary school, three years of middle school, three years of high school, and four years at the undergraduate university level.  One academic year has two semesters, the first semester is from March to June and the second from September to December.  There are two vacations, in summer from July to August and in winter from December to February.
  4. Why Study in Korea Korea has a long history of prioritizing excellence in education. Strong Support from the government Various types of scholarships available for international students 2,000 government scholarship recipients every year Academic excellence  433 universities and colleges in Korea offer a variety of degree  programs in diverse fields  Korea ranks at the top of OECD countries for scholastic achievement and educational competitiveness. Affordable tuition fees The average annual tuition fee for Korean universities is 5,500 USD  a year, roughly one-third of that of other advanced countries.  most Korean universities provide a wide range of scholarships to international students depending on their academic performances.Cutting-edge Korea’s continued investment in R&D and ICT convergence has led to 64 high-tech industrial products having the largest shares in the global market including memory chips, smart phones, liquid crystals and shipbuilding.  An extensive nationwide 4G network has expanded to reach literally every corner of the nation World-class standard of livingSafest in the world  Along with the extremely low crime rate and the nation’s location, which keeps it completely safe from natural disasters, Koreans Job opportunities 17 Korean global companies listed in the Fortune Global 500  12,000 overseas branches established by Korean companies  Career and job fairs for international students.
  5. Higher Education Programs for International Students
  6. Scholarshipsin Korea 1. University Scholarships  Most of the Universities in Korea offer Scholarship for International Students  Generally, 30-100% of tuition fee depending on their academic results. 2. Scholarships from the Korean Government A. Global Korea Scholarship (GKS): Korean Government Scholarship Program
  7. Nepalese students in Korea South Korea is becoming one of the best destinations to pursue higher education for Nepali students.  The first Nepali student came to Korea for higher study dates back to late 70s. Since then students gradually started to join universities in Korea for higher education.  As per the record of the Korea Immigration Bureau in 2015 about 500 Nepali students were pursuing their academic degrees and research activities in Korea which now might increase up to 2000. The majority of those students are in the field of biochemistry, Nano-Science, Molecular Biology, and Natural Science while very few numbers of students are in IT, Engineering, NGO Studies, Arts and Commerce. .ResearchAssistant/Professor’s Funding  GKS-Scholarship 8.UniversityScholarship  Dependent  Self-Payment  Inreligious(Buddhismand Christianity) Way and Method: Nepalese students in Korea
  8. Society of Nepalese student in Korea (SONSIK)  InteractionProgram-Orientation  EducationalSeminar  SportTournament  CulturalEvents-Nepalday SocialActivity
  9. Challenges Academic Issues
  10. AfterGraduation  Job opportunity in Korea/Further study Possibility for Nepal Third country Problems  Degree equivalence Theory base- Research base  Working Environment
  11. Suggestions to Nepalese Government/Stakeholders RECOGNIZE: Maintain up-to-date information about diaspora Nepali experts and their expertise, thereby creating access to the vast amount of intellectual resource that they are willing to contribute to the nation. PROMOTE: Make visible the work done by individual diaspora experts and groups, promoting their contribution among government and non-government agencies. Also foster greater respect for diaspora experts among the public at home. CONNECT: Encourage ministries, government agencies, and academic and social institutions to use the database for reaching out to diaspora experts and expand/enhance connections and opportunities. MOBILIZE: Create initiatives to mobilize the expertise of diaspora experts, helping them network and learn about one another’s contribution to Nepal, find/create opportunities for collaborating with experts at home, and create new initiatives for the greatest impact possible. REWARD: Officially recognize the most impactful work done by diaspora experts, providing moral and social support and allocating resources for them. Expectation from Nepalese Government/Stakeholders as Graduate Student  Proper recognition  Resources Satisfactory Job Opportunity • Measure Investment on Education and Research Field  Proper Working EnvironmentKorea- 12.Current Situation- Effect of COVID Overall Fast Track down/ Emergency alert  Social distancing Cover All COVID-19 Medical Expenses  Culture of Wearing Facemasks  Transparency Education Online classes Online Exams Online forms submission Online applications Effect on Nepalese students  Delayed Semester Chance of infection  Job Problems
  12. Information for Study and life in Korea? Society of Nepalese Students in Korea (SONSIK)  National Institute of International Education (NIIED) –  We (Korean Universities Students and Alumni)  Embassy of Nepal in Korea  SONSIK Alumni in Nepal