Cost of Education The cost of education in South Korea varies dependent on where you live in the country and what type of school your children prefer.
Foreigners can attend every type of school in South Korea, from public schools to private, religious, and international.
International schools will be the most expensive option. Public schools are free even for foreign students but be aware that your children will need to know Korean to attend.
Annual tuition for private education will range between KRW 15,000,000 to KRW 42,000,000 (USD 12,600 to 35,300 USD). International schools will start around KRW 24,000,000 (USD 20,100 ).
As day-care is not mandatory in the country, you can expect to pay around 250,000–500,000 KRW (210–430 USD) per month if you wish to enroll your child.
The younger your child is, the more you should be prepared to spend. If you are moving to the country to attend university, the tuition for an undergraduate degree will be between KRW 2,000,000 to KRW 5,900,000.
For postgraduate, tuition will be between KRW 2,500,000 to KRW 7,000,000 KRW. Both KRW amounts average to about USD 2,100 to USD 5,900.