The Admission Process at Kwangju Foreign School

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 our 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
Please email KFS ( to receive an electronic version of our application. Use the links below to print copies of any documentation you need to submit.

Required Documentation
Assessment of Student Health
Parent-School Compact
Medical History Form
Special Power of Attorney/Waver
Statement of Understanding on Payment/Withdrawal/Refund Policy

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
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 placement test 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

Tuition and Fees

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Kwangju Foreign School supports families with individualized financial aid packages. For more information on tuition rates, please contact the KFS School Office at :

Tel 82-62-575-0900
Fax 82-62-575-0902
E-mail :

Address 106 Samso-ro Buk-gu Gwangju Korea 61005