What are the requirements for EPIK?

EPIK Eligibility

  • Be a Citizen of One of the 7 Native English Speaking Countries.
  • Hold a 3-4 Year Bachelor’s Degree in Any Field.
  • Be TEFL/TESOL/CELTA Certified.
  • Have No Criminal Record (misdemeanors or felonies)
  • Be in Good Mental & Physical Health.
  • Under the Age of 62.

Is it hard to get accepted to EPIK?

3) It is extremely difficult to get into highly sought after locations in Korea with EPIK. Getting into the popular cities like Seoul or Busan is a long shot, due to many teachers re-signing with their schools, a high demand, and few positions.

How much money do I need for EPIK?

Start Up Cash – $1,000 I recommend bringing at least $1,000 spending money for when you first arrive. You receive your first paycheck a month after you move to Korea so you’ll need some money to live off of and get you started!

How long can you stay with EPIK?

The contract length is for one year (52 weeks). EPIK teachers may renew their contract with mutual written agreement between the school, MOE/POE and the EPIK teacher. As teachers are hired biannually, early contract termination will leave students without an EPIK teacher until the next intake.

What is EPIK looking for?

EPIK (English Program in Korea) is a teaching program sponsored by the Korean Ministry of Education. The aim of EPIK is to improve the level of English of Korean students and teachers, as well as progressing the cultural exchanges between Korea and abroad.

Does EPIK pay for flight?

EPIK teachers will receive 1,300,000 KRW to cover the costs of their plane ticket back to their home country. The payment will be provided in the form of reimbursement after leaving South Korea and sending a scan of their flight itinerary and boarding pass to their school.

Does EPIK care about GPA?

Believe it or not but EPIK puts a fair amount of importance on the applicants GPA (EPIK requires official transcripts for verification) and having a low grade point will have an impact on your application. If your GPA is somewhere in the 2.7 – 3.1 range then you may want to consider a more thorough TEFL course.

Does EPIK allow tattoos?

Once you sign the tattoo declaration for EPIK and they learn you have tattoos, you may have a problem. But in your case, the only way they’ll find out is if you have to remove your shirt or wear a see through shirt. I wouldn’t worry about it. They asked about “visible” tattoos, so you’re fine.

How many teachers does EPIK hire?

2,000 teachers
For one intake, EPIK will ‘hire’ around 2,000 teachers for 1,000 positions.

How much does EPIK pay monthly?

First-time English teachers in South Korea working in public schools through programs like EPIK typically earn monthly salaries between 1.5 to 3 million won ($1,150 – $2,650 USD). English teachers at private schools (Hagwons) earn from 1.9 to 2.4 million won ($1,600 – $2,000 USD) monthly.

Is EPIK competitive?

The EPIK (English Program in Korea) Program is a great way to teach English in South Korea’s public schools. It is a competitive program to get into so here are some tips to help guide you through EPIK’s application process.

What are the qualifications for the EPIK program?

On top of these requirements, you must also have ONE of the following teaching qualifications to qualify for the EPIK program: 1 Bachelor’s degree or a Master’s degree in Education 2 Teaching license 3 TEFL/TESOL or CELTA certificate 4 Bachelor’s degree in any subject AND one year TaLK scholar experience

What do you have to do to get Epik in Canada?

Canadian citizens from Quebec must have been taught at English spoken schools from junior high school up until university. A Bachelor’s degree (either 3 or 4 years) or above, in any subject, is an essential requirement. If you’re in your final year at university you can still apply to EPIK, but you must submit a letter of expected graduation.

Who is Epik and what do they do?

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Do you have to have TEFL to get Epik?

EPIK requires a TEFL certificate of at least 100+ hours of instruction. In-class hours are not required but they may give you an advantage on your application. With that being said, if you’re interested in applying to teach in Busan, you actually do need to have at least 50 in-class hours!