Complaints over special treatment of foreign students

While competition at universities for locals is fierce, it has become easier for foreigners to receive a diploma at a Korean university as more institutions are seeking to make a ‘quick buck’ off overseas students, writes Kim Hyun-bin for The Korea Times.

There are more than 120,000 foreign students attending universities in South Korea and out of the total over half, 68,000 students, are Chinese, according to statistics released by the Ministry of Justice in April 2017.

Many Korean students are complaining that their institutions have been giving special treatment to foreign students, which include lower grade point averages to receive scholarships and priority campus housing. There were over 17 universities that had an average of over 1,000 foreign students enrolled in 2016, according to the university information website Allimi.
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