How to apply to Kwangju Foreign School

To apply to Kwangju Foreign School you must:

Candidates for admission to KFS must meet at least one of the following categories as set forth by the Korean Ministry of Education.

– A student having parents (One or Both) holding a non-korean passport.

– Korean citizen (including dual passport holder) have lived outside of Korea for 1095 days or holds 6 semester report cards from school outside of Korea.

※ Regarding Korean nationals recruitment of them only up to the level of 30% of the class capacity. (Provided however that such shall only apply to student annually accepted after February 2009 to the lowest grade level.)

Applicants must have good academic records and possess positive work habits. Applicants with poor academic and/or disciplinary records may be denied admission.

Applicants with special needs will be evaluated on a case by case basis.

Follow these Steps

Step 1: Visit tour school

Please take time to visit the school to meet with the administration, take a school tour, and determine if KFS is the right school for your family’s needs. Please contact the school and setup an appointment for a personal tour of the school, Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:00am and 4:00pm.

If a personal visit to school is not possible, you may begin with step 2.

Step 2: Complete Application Documents

Download and complete all application documents. Ensure all required supplemental application materials are provided: previous academic records, recommendations, photos, copies of passports, etc. (Some people have reported problems downloading the forms with Windows Edge Browser)

•– Checklist
•– Application for Enrollment
•– Assessment of Student Health
•– Recommendation Form
•– Student-Questionnaire
•– Medical History Form
Step 3: Submit Application to the School

Submit all application documents and required supplemental materials to the main office. They may be hand delivered, mailed, emailed to the school.

Kwangju Foreign School

Admissions Office

106 Samsoro Buk-Gu 61005

Gwangju, South Korea

Phone: 062-575-0900

Fax: 062-575-0902

E-mail :

Step 4: Schedule Student Interview and Placement Test

After receiving application materials, the school will contact parents of the applicants to schedule a student interview and placement test. In addition to the interview, applicants are required to take a series of placement tests to demonstrate English proficiency and determine student needs.

Step 5: Receive Admission Notification

After reviewing the application, conducting a student interview, and administering the placement test, parents of applicants will be notified of the admission decision. Please allow one week after the placement test has been administered for admission notification

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