For centuries, India has been the global centre for Education. The education system in India is well established, organized and covers a wide spectrum of disciplines.

School Education

India has the Third Largest English Speaking population in the world. Medium of instructions in higher education is primarily English. Also India offers Quality Education at a fraction of cost compared to other educational destinations. Hence India is becoming increasingly favored destination for Korean parents to send their children for schooling. More information on International Baccalaureate (IB) World schools in India and their contact details can be found in the IB organization website

Some of the Indian schools where many Korean students have been going are the following:

City Sr. No. School Name Website URL
Bengaluru 1 Indus International School Bangalore
2 Indus Early Learning Centre Whitefield
3 Indus Early Learning Centre Koramangala
4 Indus Early Learning Centre RMV
5 Indus Training and Research Institute
6 Indus School of Leadership
Hyderabad 7 Indus International School Hyderabad
8 Indus Junior School Gachibowli
9 Indus International Primary School Jubilee Hills
Chennai 10 Indus International Primary School Chennai
Pune 11 Indus International School Pune
12 Indus Early Learning Centre Koregaon Park
13 Indus Early Learning Centre Bhosalenagar

Higher Education

India has a very strong University system, with over 310 universities and 15500 colleges offering the widest spectrum of courses, India is the second largest education system in the world. The professionals trained in Indian Institutions are recognized globally. Over 200 of the Fortune 500 companies recruit from Indian campuses regularly.

Choosing an Institute

  • For complete information on Indian universities, and courses available, click on the web-site of the Association of Indian Universities,
  • Foreign students can also apply through Educational Consultants India Ltd. (Ed.CIL), a Government of India enterprise that facilitates admissions and is a one-stop window for foreign students. Ed.CIL gives advice on suitable colleges and programmes after ascertaining the student's requirements.

Essential Criteria

  • For admission to all undergraduate courses, universities/institutes of higher education in India require candidates to be in possession of Higher Secondary/ GEC ‘A' level/any other examination equivalent to +2 stage of Indian qualification (12 years of schooling) with subjects related to their chosen area of study. However, for entry into diploma programmers, the qualification should comprise of 10 years of schooling.
  • Additional requirements, if any, are as per the course sought to be pursued.

For detailed information on Education and Higher Education in India refer to Department of Education.

Direct Admission of Students Abroad (DASA)

Direct Admission of Students Abroad (DASA) Scheme of Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India aims to facilitate admission in NITs/IIITs and other premier centrally funded institutions in India for Foreign Nationals / Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs) / Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) for UG and PG in Engineering / Architecture / Planning and PG program in Management.  More details on the programme are available at


Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) awards two scholarships

The Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) awards two scholarships for regular courses of higher studies to candidates from RoK.

  1.  The scholarship is awarded in almost all the disciplines of regular study and also for classical dance, music, fine arts, etc. in India. 
  2. Applications should be routed through Embassy of India, Seoul and not directly sent to ICCR.
  3. The applicants are advised to go through the 'University Handbook' at the Embassy to choose a University and a course.
  4. The applicant must be fluent in English.
  5. More details of Scholarships can be fund at

Scholarship Programme for Diaspora Children (SPDC)

  1. The Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs (MOIA) offers Scholarship Programme for Diaspora Children (SPDC) to children/wards of Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs) and Non-Resident Indian (NRIs) to pursue under graduate courses in several disciplines in India.
  2. Under the scheme, 100 PIO/NRI students are awarded scholarship of up to US$ 4,000 per annum for undergraduate courses in Engineering, Technology, Humanities, Liberal Arts, Commerce, Management, Journalism, Hotel Management, Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and some other courses. 
  3. The scheme is open to NRIs/PIOs in Republic of Korea. Applications from the students who meet the prescribed eligibility criteria may be sent to the Embassy of India Seoul.

For details of the courses and scholarships, please contact the Culture Wing of the Embassy of India: program.iccseoul[at]mea[dot]gov[dot]in Tel: +82-2-7984258