May 02, 2016 10:56
The average annual tuition fees at Korean universities stand at W6.68 million a year (US$1=W1,142).
Most universities have either cut or frozen tuition fees this year at the urging of the government, but the average still rose 0.2 percent from last year.
The Education Ministry blames an increase in the number of science and engineering students, who pay more than in other departments.
The ministry on Friday posted the fees of the country’s 180 accredited universities on the Internet, and only two raised their fees.
Yonsei University is the most expensive at W8.74 million, followed by Eulji University (W8.5 million), Ewha Womans University (W8.47 million), Chugye University for the Arts and Korea Aerospace University (W8.47 million).
Hanyang (W8.4 million), and Sungkyunkwan (W8.35 million) are also expensive.
Seoul National University (W5.96 million) is the costliest public university.
The average per-capita tuition at public universities is W4.12 million and at private universities W7.36 million.
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