Challenges and Internationalization of Higher Education in South Korea

International Journal of Humanities and Social Science
© 2019 by SSRG - IJHSS Journal
Volume 6 Issue 6
Year of Publication : 2019
Authors : Csizmazia, Roland Attila
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Csizmazia, Roland Attila, "Challenges and Internationalization of Higher Education in South Korea," SSRG International Journal of Humanities and Social Science, vol. 6,  no. 6, pp. 11-18, 2019. Crossref,


In South Korea, higher education has been rapidly growing ever since the 1950s. Parental demand for postsecondary education was so intensive
that the educational authoritieswere compelled to adopt a quota policy to restrict the number of enrolments and to introduce a standardized national
entrance examination that rendered admissions to a university extremely difficult. At present,Korean institutions of higher education face new challenges from multiple sources. Korea has one of the lowest fertility rates in the world, a large proportion of the young generations still prefers to study abroad, and universities are frequently criticizedfor not preparing students well enough for finding employment. Compelled to freeze or even lower tuition fees, universities have become increasingly dependent on inbound international students. This paperseeks to analyze these challenges, linking them to the process of internationalization inSouth Korean higher education.


higher education, internationalization, educational policy, tuition fees, demographic change


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