The deadline for the EPIK Fall 2019 Term's application period has been set!

Submit your application to the EPIK program before May 10 at 6PM (KST)


Important Notices: 

            -The Fall 2019 Application must be completed using Adobe Reader. If you do not have Adobe Reader, you can download it
here(PC/MAC). If you are having any difficulties completing or saving the application, please ensure that you have the most up-to-date version of Adobe Reader. If you continue to have issues, please send us an email at

             -Do not complete the application in your browser. Download the application to your computer and then open and complete it with Adobe Reader.

             -For those using a MAC, you must use Adobe Reader. Do not open or complete the application using any preset MAC program.

            -If you are currently teaching in a Korean public school, you might not be able to complete the application correctly.  Please use your home computer if you have issues.

            -When completing your application, be sure to use the application instructions file which can be downloaded below. It contains specific information on each section of the application and a guide for creating the lesson plan. To avoid delays and mistakes in your application, make use of this reference.

When submitting your application please only include the following:
1. The application form (PDF only). The file is available for download at the bottom of this page along with application instructions.
2. Lesson Plan Handouts, Worksheets, Etc. (PDF only). Submit no more than 2 pages attached to your application email. Review the application instructions found below for details.
3. Two scanned letters of recommendation (PDF only)
    - For letters of recommendation instructions and requirements please refer to our
Required Documents section.
    - We request that applicants submit their applications and letters of recommendation at the same time to avoid any issues. If you have any concerns about how to submit your letters of recommendation please contact

If you have any tattoo(s) located on your neck, wrist, collarbone, arms, hands, fingers, feet, calves, or behind your ears:
4. Submit a photo of the tattoo(s) (.jpg only, no greater than 8 MB)

If you are applying from South Africa or Quebec:
5. Submit proof that schooling was conducted in English (PDF only)
    -see '
Required Documents' section for more information

If you are a current teacher in South Korea:
6. Submit a scan of the page of your current contract which shows the contract period (PDF only)
    -see '
Required Documents' section for more information
7. Of the two letters of recommendation, one letter of recommendation must be from your current school (PDF only)
'Required Documents' section for more information

Only after passing the initial screening and interview will you need to submit the other required documents (CRC, diploma, TEFL etc.). 



Please submit all application and initial required documentation to Applications will only be processed if sent to this address.

For the FALL 2019 Term write "FALL 2019 - [Your Name]" in the subject line of the email. Confirmation of receipt will be sent within 1~2 weeks, and you will be given information in regards to document collection and a timeline for when we expect to process applications and begin interviews.

Any questions can be sent to, Do not submit your application to this address.  Before submitting a question please read through the 'FAQ' and 'Required Documents' sections thoroughly.


Thank you for your interest in EPIK, and we hope to hear from you soon!


The EPIK Team


Application Instructions: National EPIK Application Instructions
(Important: Read before completing application!)
FALL 2019 Application Form: National EPIK Application Form 
 (Review notices above before submission!)
Section 8-1, Tertiary, "Overall Grade":
Select the symbol matching your
tertiary grading system.
 Not Correct
Guidelines for Korean Nationality Status Check: Korean Nationality Guidelines
(If ethnically Korean, check before interview!)