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EPIK Spring 2022 Application
*Important Note: Changes have been made to the application process for the Spring 2022 term. Please review the "What's New" section of our website for details on these changes.

*November 22, 2021 Update:

We have reconsidered the withdrawal penalty change for the Spring 2022 intake and have made the decision to revert it to the previous policy. Now, only withdrawals after placement will lead to a three term ban (including Spring 2022). This change in policy will be retroactively applied to all Spring 2022 applicants.

*September 3, 2021 Update:
Due to various delays in criminal record check (CRC) and apostille processing times in many countries caused by COVID-19, we have decided to postpone the requirement for an apostilled CRC at the time of application for the Spring 2022 term. Applicants applying on or after 13:00PM on September 6th KST will not need to upload an apostilled national level criminal record check (CRC) with their initial online application. This document will eventually be needed for the document submission stage following a successful interview, so it is still recommended that applicants begin the process as soon as possible so that they can ensure timely submission of the document when required.

Applications are now open. The button below is active, and applicants will need to create an account via the online application portal linked through that button. Please note that accounts made for previous terms are automatically deleted, and a new application will be necessary.

When creating an account, please use an email address that you will have easy and reliable access to. The email address cannot be changed afterwards, and if you lose access to your email, you will not be permitted to resubmit a new application under your name by using a different account and email address. As such, we usually recommend not using university-based email addresses as these tend to become restricted after graduation by some universities.

Important Notice: At this time, it has become clear that the quarantine measures and requirements for individuals entering Korea from abroad will not be eased in the upcoming months. All applicants should note that if the quarantine is still a requirement at the time of the Spring 2022 term arrival, applicants will need to cover the costs of the quarantine themselves. At this time, this ranges from 1.4 to 2.1 million KRW. Before applying, please take this into consideration. If unable to cover these costs, it would be best to wait until a future term when the quarantine may be lifted. If you are currently in Korea on a valid visa, quarantine will not apply to you, but please send an email to for clarification and to check for any further potential complications with your current visa type.

Before starting your application, please read through the Initial Application Preparation Guide . This will give you details on what you need to prepare before starting your application on the online system. You will be prompted to upload certain files while you complete the online application, and this guide will give you specifics on how to prepare those in advance.

We recommend that applicants join the official Facebook group for this term at  EPIK Spring 2022. Here we will post updates throughout the application period, you may ask questions here as well, and you can meet others applying for the term.


For direct applicants, we will begin reviewing applications in the order received in the weeks following the opening of applications. At that time, we will inform applicants whether or not they have been selected for an interview. It will take some time to review applications, so please be patient in waiting for a reply from us as this may take some time.

For applicants applying through an official Recruitment Agency or one of our partner MOU/MOA Organizations, please be sure to contact them directly first before creating an account/submitting an application for specific directions and guidelines.

TIP: While some documents are not necessary for the initial application, we do recommend that applicants begin the process of obtaining their other mandatory or optional documents as listed in the Required Documents section in advance. These only need to be submitted after a successful interview, but having them ready to go sooner rather than later would be beneficial overall. However, please note that having these ready early does not guarantee acceptance at any stage in the application process.

Any questions can be sent to, Before submitting a question please read through the 'FAQ' and the
Initial Application Preparation Guide thoroughly.

Thank you for your interest in EPIK!


The EPIK Team


Initial Application Preparation Guide: Initial Application Preparation Guide
(Click above for specifics on documents required for initial application!)
Guidelines for Korean Nationality Status Check: Korean Nationality Guidelines
(If ethnically Korean or a Korean citizen, check before application!)