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Introduction

photo Welcome to NIIED.
We welcome your visit to Study in Korea. NIIED is a government organization aimed to nurture and foster human resources of Korea in the age of globalization, and as an executive agency of Korea Ministry of Education, we are mainly promoting the following projects.

First, we are striving for the enrichment of the overseas Korean education for 7 million overseas Koreans in 150 countries worldwide to establish national identity, encourage successful lives in their residing countries and contribute to the development of the international society.
 
Second, we are running EPIK (English Program in Korea) project which is a native English assistant teacher invitation and utilization program to enhance global competency, cultural exchange and English communication ability in the era of globalization and information and technology centric society. And another project, TaLK (Teach and Learn in Korea) which is a president scholarship for English volunteer students, is operated for minimizing the gap in vulnerable area of English education and broadening the understanding of Korea by foreigners.
 
Third, we are playing a leading role in revitalization of international education exchanges, such as exchanges with domestic and international educational institutions, government financed overseas studies, government scholarships to invite international students to study in Korea and holding overseas study fair for studying in Korea.
 
NIIED converted the policy from 'outgoing overseas study' to 'incoming overseas study' under the 'Study Korea Project' started in 2004, thus actively striving the recruitment of international students into Korea by holding overseas study fair, establishing and operating the integrated System for Study in Korea. This activity also fosters the globalization of Korean universities.

Integrated System for Study in Korea supports online one-stop administrative services that provide not only the study information in Korea but also the process of university admission and GKS application by combining Korea Overseas Study Guide System which provides the information for the study in Korea, universities and GKS homepage which publicizes government scholarship projects to invite international students to study in Korea and KOSNET which is an online Korean language learning website and through the interface with Korean Ministry of Justice and universities.
 
In the future, NIIED will provide more enhanced educational administrative services by developing and utilizing more specialized programs. And furthermore, we will try our best to play the role and function as a leading agency for overseas Korean education, central agency for recruitment of international students, international education exchanges and central agency for national competency reinforcement.

Thank You.
Chairperson, NIIED

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