Application
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  • Application Procedures
    • How to Apply
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  • Required Documents
  • E2 Visa

EPIK hires for two terms each year according to the Korean public school calendar. There are positions available for the Spring term with the main intake in late February and late intakes in March and April. For the Fall term, there are main intake positions in late August and late intake positions in September and October. Applications for the Spring term open on August 1st of the previous year, and positions for the Fall term open on February 1st of the same year.

There are three methods of applying to the EPIK Program.

  • 1st - EPIK office in Korea
  • 2nd - MOU/MOA Organizations
  • 3rd - Recruiting Agencies







1. Direct Application Through the EPIK Office
  • Create an account and then complete and submit an application through our online application system. Details can be found in the "Apply Now" section. 
  • Wait for a review of your application. If successful, you will be invited for an online interview via Skype.
  • Conduct an interview with EPIK via Skype.
  • If successful in passing the interview, you will need to submit all required documents as instructed by your assigned coordinator.
  • If there are no issues with the submitted documents and they are received while placements are still available, your application will be recommended to the offices of education for final placement.
  • If selected by an office of education, your coordinator will notifty you will final placement results.
  • Visa application documents will be sent out to you by the EPIK Office and you will need to apply for your visa if necessary.
  • You will arrive in Korea for orientation and to begin your position with the EPIK Program.

Direct Application Flow

application process
  1. Send EPIK Application - to EPIK Office in Seoul, Korea
  2. Interview - EPIK Office in Seoul, Korea
  3. Documents Received - EPIK Office in Seoul, Korea
  4. Documents Received - Metropolitan/ Provincial Office of Education (MOE/POE)
  5. Contracts S pdl_15ent - from MOE/POE to EPIK Office
  6. Contracts Sent - from EPIK Office to Applicant
  7. Apply for E2 visa - at the Korean Consulate/Embass


2. Application Through an Official MOU/MOA Organization
  • Contact one of the MOU/MOA organizations below and submit an EPIK application following their instructions and guidance.
  • Wait for a review of your application. If successful, you will be notified by your MOU/MOA and will be invited for an online interview via Skype.
  • Conduct an interview with EPIK via Skype.
  • If successful in passing the interview, you will need to submit all required documents to your MOU/MOA organization as instructed by them.
  • Your documents will be reviewed by your MOU/MOA and then passed on to us. If there are no issues with the submitted documents and they are received while placements are still available, your application will be recommended to the offices of education for final placement.
  • If selected by an office of education, your MOU/MOA organization will notifty you will final placement results.
  • Visa application documents will be sent out to your MOU/MOA organization by the EPIK Office and they will pass them on to you. At that time you will need to apply for your visa if necessary.
  • You will arrive in Korea for orientation and to begin your position with the EPIK Program.

MOU/MOA Application Flow

application process

  1. Send EPIK application - to one of the MOU/MOA Oragnizations
  2. Interview - EPIK Office in Seoul, Korea
  3. Documents Received - the MOU/MOA Organization You Contacted
  4. Documents Received - EPIK Office in Seoul, Korea
  5. Documents Received - Metropolitan/Provincial Office of Education (MOE/POE)
  6. Contracts Sent - from MOE/POE to EPIK Office
  7. Contracts Sent - from EPIK Office to Applicant
  8. Apply for E2 visa - at the Korean Consulate/Embassy
MOU/MOA Organizations currently working with EPIK:
(as of July 25, 2019)
MOU/MOA Organizations currently working with EPIK
Name Country
Center for Cultural Interchange - Greenheart Travel U.S.A.
University of Missouri U.S.A.
CIEE U.S.A.
Westminster Kingsway College UK
TEFL UK UK
Peel International Education Alliance Canada
TEFL Graduate UK
Language Arts Institute Canada
Global Educational Concepts (GEC) U.S.A.


3. Application Through an Official Recruitment Agency
  • Contact one of the Recruitment Agencies listed below and submit an EPIK application following their instructions and guidance.
  • Wait for a review of your application. If successful, you will be notified by your Recruitment Agency and will be invited for an online interview via Skype.
  • Conduct an interview with EPIK via Skype.
  • If successful in passing the interview, you will need to submit all required documents to your Recruitment Agency as instructed by them.
  • Your documents will be reviewed by your Recruitment Agency and then passed on to us. If there are no issues with the submitted documents and they are received while placements are still available, your application will be recommended to the offices of education for final placement.
  • If selected by an office of education, your Recruitment Agency will notifty you will final placement results.
  • Visa application documents will be sent out to your Recruitment Agency by the EPIK Office and they will pass them on to you. At that time you will need to apply for your visa if necessary.
  • You will arrive in Korea for orientation and to begin your position with the EPIK Program.

Recruiting Agency Application Flow:

application process

  1. Send EPIK Application to one of the agencies
  2. Interview - EPIK Office in Seoul, Korea
  3. Documents Received by the Agency You Contacted
  4. Documents Received by EPIK Office in Seoul, Korea
  5. Documents Received by Metropolitan/Provincial Office of Education (MOE/POE)
  6. Contracts Sent from MOE/POE to EPIK Office
  7. Contracts Sent from EPIK Office to the Agency
  8. Contracts Sent from the Agency to Applicant
  9. Apply for E2 visa at the Korean Consulate/Embassy
Recruiting Agencies currently working with EPIK:
(as of July 25, 2019)
Application Process
Name Country
캐네디언 커넥션 (Canadian Connection) Canada
ESL Consulting (이에스엘 컨설팅) Korea
골드키에듀케이션 (Goldkey Education) South Africa
핸즈코리아 (HandsKorea) Korea
코리안 호라이즌 (Korean Horizons) Korea
코비아 컨설팅 (Korvia Consulting) Korea
리치 투 티치 (Reach To Teach) United States