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Application Procedure

All prospective families must first complete an application form. Parents may apply within one year of the proposed starting date. Application forms can be obtained from the Admissions Office by visiting the school in person, writing, telephone, fax or e-mail or can be downloaded from the website link: Apply Now

The completed application form, with the student’s photo and other documents specified by the school, should be returned to the Admissions Office by mail, fax or in person. If you fax the application, please call us (+82-2-571-2917) or email us (admissions@koreaforeign.org) to confirm receipt and bring the original copy on the interview date. Each application is for one child only and carries a non-refundable fee of 400,000 KRW for each child applying. This fee should be remitted to the school bank account at the time of application and the transfer receipt attached to the application documents. The bank account details are given on tuition fees page. The fee covers all the administrative assessment and processing. KFS accept applications throughout the school year, but an earlier application in will increase the chances of being able to accommodate your child(ren).

After receiving the completed application form, our admissions committee will review the application in accordance with our admissions criteria. The admissions criteria include:

  • Age
  • Availability of Spaces
  • English Language Proficiency
  • Previous School Records
  • Siblings

Your child may or may not then be invited for an interview and placement assessment. A placement interview helps us to determine the grade placement and whether English Language Learners (ELL) or other specialized assistance is required. Families will be notified of interview dates. The child’s previous school records (originals and English translations if not already in English) and a passport copy must be submitted at least 1 week before the interview date otherwise the interview cannot take place. An official copy of your child’s academic record can be obtained from your child’s previous school.

After reviewing the assessment results and previous school records, the school will decide whether the child may register. Families will be notified as soon as possible of admission decisions and it is at this stage that actual registration can take place. Once a place has been offered, the family has a limited time, specified by the school, to accept it. Within one week of accepting the offer, the Registration Fee and KFS Facility Development Fee must be paid. All other fees must be paid by the dates notified by the school otherwise your child’s place may be withdrawn and given to another applicant.

Please note that Korea Foreign School policy is that students must be in full-time residence with at least one parent or a legal guardian.