The results of survey over 20 universities in Korea which are educating foreign students are interesting. According to the report, the increase in the number of foreign students is caused by massive flow of Chinese students due to lack of entrance quota.
For example, more and more Chinese students reside in Korea illegally
According to data from Korean Immigration Service, there are 10.3 % of foreign students with a D-2 visa, 16.1% of students for learning Korean languages with a D-4 visa and 53.1% of other students with a C-3 visa.
It was pointed out there are many problems related to management of foreign students.
Universities don’t have a strong system enough to assist residential service, provide Korean language education and teach in foreign students’ languages. They also lack policies for attracting foreign students and managing them and lack measures for supporting them to have jobs after graduation.
20 universities participating in survey advertise themselves by publishing PR brochures (90%), operating homepages in foreign languages (80%), participating in study fairs (65.5%), and visiting overseas universities (75%).
When universities select students they put top priority on students’ motive to study and their study plans (70%) as a selection standard, followed by Korean language abilities (20-30%).
90% of the surveyed universities have open classes for foreign students.
60% of them have only Korean language class for the students.
75% of surveyed universities have classes in English.
20% of them have classes taught in their mother tongues.
80% of those surveyed have exclusive programs for helping students to adapt to school lives.
45% have students’ association.
33% hold events for cultural exchange.
65% of them assist students in terms of study and gettingjobs after graduation.
They recommend most students to get a job in their homelands even though that was perhaps against the original purpose of attracting foreign students.