Jobs and Residency in South Korea
Jobs and Residency In South Korea
Jobs in South Korea
South Korea is economically developed and socially well recognized country which has excelled in fields of information technology and engineering. Around 6% of its total population is considered below poverty line. Its 96% population is educated. Every year there is a rise of 10% in foreign immigration and students. According to a survey almost 82% of foreigners travelling to Korea have intention to stay there permanently and 13% of which gain South Korean citizenship. South Korean government spends 60% of its total budget in education and building learning centers for numerous programmes. Addition to that Korean government encourages foreign students to attend their universities by giving them funds through scholarships and provide many other facilities. It will not be wrong to say that South Korea is putting a lot of effort in opening doors for foreign students in their country and sharing the excellence in the fields they have mastered. Almost 11,000 Pakistanis are living in South Korea and half of them are students. QS Best cities for students have given Seoul 10th position in 2021 for number of reasons but the top of them is employer activity. South Korea is providing its foreign students plenty of job opportunities. . Students are allowed to work in Korea for 20 hours per week and minimum wage is $ 5 to 6 (US Dollar) per hour. So a student can minimally earn around a $100 US per week .However, South Korea allows its students to work for 52 hours maximum which means in accordance to your degree’s requirement the job hours might differ. A student can approximately earn $250 US per week. These are the common jobs done by students, earning them maximum wages:-
Foreign students living in South Korea live in Dormitories, Goshiwon, Hauskjip or Studio /single room apartments. Dormitories are the least expensive of all the options then comes Goshiwon(you will get cooked food from land lord, then comes Hauskjip(most of them provide breakfast and dinner) and last and most expensive are studio or single room apartments. It’s always better to live in the same city as your university to save money and time. Universities policies for foreign students are normally made keeping the need of residency in mind. Mostly students prefer to live n dormitories because of its short distance from university. The best student’s cities in terms of job and residency are as follows
Seoul is the largest metropolitan economy of South Korea and home to half of Korean population. Seoul is also famous for having high ranked universities. You are likely to get highest wage there. But residency cost and food cost is most expensive in Seoul as compare to other cities.
Busan comes second after Seoul in general population and student preferences. It is a foreign teaching hub for those who are bilingual. Residency cost is slightly less there.
Daegu is a small city with simpler life style. Job hunting is easy and also there are many renowned universities.