South Korea targeting significant international student enrolment growth with five-year project


South Korea has unveiled its South Korea 300K project, which aims to attract 300,000 international students to the country by 2027. Currently, about 200,000 international students are studying in South Korea. To reach this goal, the country will reportedly be increasing government scholarships, raising the scholarship quotas for students from countries such as India and Pakistan, and establishing international student service centres at overseas education centres. Some experts have noted that the country’s universities will need to make changes such as offering more courses taught in English and diversifying their teaching faculty members to attract more students. South Korean officials noted the increased competition for international students: Earlier this year, Japan unveiled its plan to attract 400,000 international students by 2033.

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