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  • Q: Who is eligible for EPIK?

    Due to current E-2 visa laws, EPIK teachers must be citizens of one of the following countries: the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, or South Africa.

     * Under the CEPA agreement, Indian citizens are eligible for positions if they meet all other requirements and hold a teacher's license in English. Please inquiry with the EPIK Office at epik@korea.kr for more details.

    EPIK’s minimum educational requirements state that an applicant's schooling from at least 7th grade and through university must have been conducted in English and at a school that is within one of the countries listed above. Those that have attended English-medium, accredited international schools abroad may also be eligible but will require further documentation.

    Korean citizens can apply for EPIK if they hold permanent residency status or dual citizenship status in one of the above mentioned countries.

  • Q: I do not hold a Bachelor degree. Can I apply?

    If you are in your final semester, you are able to apply for the EPIK program if you are able to submit your apostilled diploma no later than 1.5 months prior to the start of your contract.

    We are able to recommend applicants with a "letter of expected graduation" but must have the apostilled diploma to finalize your application process no later than 1.5 months before the contract start date. Some schools may only be able to provide you with your diploma weeks after your official graduation, so this is something you will want to research in advance. It is up to you to find out whether you will receive your diploma with enough time to have an apostilled copy made and sent to us by the deadline mentioned above.

    For applicants without a bachelor degree and who do not plan to obtain one, unfortunately, this is a mandatory requirement for eligibility to the program.

  • Q: I am temporarily living in a country outside of the designated seven English-speaking countries, but I fulfill all of the eligibility requirements. Can I apply for the EPIK program?

    Yes, but collecting your documents may be more challenging. It is important to apply early so that your coordinator can help you with the document collection process.