Korea Study Abroad Fair - Fall 2012

We are pleased to announce that the Korea Study Abroad Fair 2012 will be held in Seoul on October 6-7 and Busan on October 9. We welcome you to take part in the largest study-abroad exhibition in Korea.

Reasons to Attend

The Korea Study Abroad & Emigration Fair brings more than 600 schools and associations related to studying abroad from 20 countries with also 50 associations related to emigration from 10 countries. The Korea education fair receives 35,000 visitors. The April 2012 education fair received over 40,000 visitors and 464 exhibitors from 28 countries.

Market Overview

Korea is a rapid-growing education-market with students who are eager to improve their global competitiveness and parents who are keen interested in their children, especially in the part of education. Every year about 300,000 people are going to study abroad or get language courses.

The number of Korean students studying abroad is increasing. According to a recent report, the number of Korean students studying abroad has jumped more than 32 percent over the past five years. Of the total, 60.7 percent went abroad to pursue degrees, with the remaining 39.3 percent for language study.

Fair Outline

Korea Study Abroad Fair visitors benefit from the rich information about studying abroad and emigration which is provided at this one-stop service, face-to-face, at the fair. The fair has many supporters including embassies, state governments, education offices, and emigration offices.

As the biggest study abroad fair in Korea, this is the best place for you to build connections and promote your institution and programs to Korean students and parents directly. The Korea Student & Emigration Fair, with various programs including high standard seminars is certainly worthwhile participating at and visiting

The fair is supported by many government bodies including Embassy of the People’s Republic of China, Korean Overseas Study Association, New Zealand Embassy, Nuffic NESO Korea, Philippine Department of Tourism-Korea, South African Embassy, The British Council, US Embassy, and many more.

Do not miss this great opportunity to generate more recruitment of Korean students. We look forward to your participation for a successful Korea Study Abroad Fair 2012/Fall!

Further Exhibition Information

More information about this leading student recruitment exhibition can be found by selecting the tabs below.

To reserve your place at this international education fair, please select the ‘Prices’ tab and choose the buttons that meet your requirements. Place your purchase in your shopping cart by selecting the ‘Click To Proceed’ button, select ‘checkout’, and fill in your registration details.


9 Oct 2012

Venue address:

BEXCO Hall (1F)
South Korea



Opening hours for visitors
Date Time
Day 1: 09/10/12 11:00 - 18:00
Access times for exhibitors
Date Time
Set up:
15:00 - 19:00
18:00 - 21:00
Additional activities
Date Time
To be announced: - -


6 Oct 2012 - 7 Oct 2012

Venue address:

COEX C Hall (3F)
South Korea



Opening hours for visitors
Date Time
Day 1:
Day 2:
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
Access times for exhibitors
Date Time
Set up:


14:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
18:00 - 21:00
Additional activities
Date Time
To be announced: - -

This section identifies the levels and subject areas that are reflected at this fair and for which visitors will have an interest in. This section will help to clarify the types of participants who should attend.

  • Postgraduate (Masters, MBA, LLM, Dip, PhD)
  • Undergraduate (Bachelors)
  • Foundation (Preparatory)
  • Further education & vocational
  • Secondary education
  • Primary education
  • Language learning
  • Professional training
  • Accountancy, finance & insurance
  • Architecture, construction, building & surveying
  • Business, MBA & management
  • Computer science & IT
  • Economics
  • Education & teaching
  • Engineering
  • Health & medicine
  • Humanities
  • Languages
  • Law & LLM
  • Mathematics
  • Retailing & marketing
  • Science
  • Social science
  • Tourism, leisure & hospitality
  • Visual & creative arts

Use the information provided below to learn more about visitors expected to attend the fair and the proportion of those visitors that are relevant to your offering. Additional information about how the educational exhibition is promoted and visiting agents can be found in the grey box.

Visitors are targeted by:

  • Billboards / Posters / Flyers
  • Cooperation with Educational Institutions
  • Internet
  • Invitations
  • Local / National Press
  • PR Campaigns
  • Promotion at other events
  • Television / Radio

Visiting Agents

Agents are expected to visit the fair, although no formal activities have been planned for participants to meet them.

Visitors expected to attend:

  • 3000 in Busan
  • 35900 in Seoul

These visitors are expected to look for:

*All figures are estimates provided by the fair organiser. Individual exhibitors may experience different results as the data is based on the event as a whole.

Use the information provided below to learn more about fair exhibitors both past and current. The statistics are based on the last edition of the education fair and aims to give you a demographic of the international exhibitors based on their type and focus. To display a list of past and current exhibitors select the “Click to Display” button below. You can then sort the list based on the criteria most important to you. Additional information about who the education fair is aimed at can be found in the grey box.

Who should attend:
  • Boarding schools
  • Business schools
  • Colleges
  • Companies (Careers)
  • Education agencies
  • Equipment suppliers
  • Funding & scholarship providers
  • Gap year organisations
  • Government bodies
  • Hotel management schools
  • Language schools
  • Primary schools
  • Professional bodies
  • Publishers
  • Student service providers
  • Summer schools
  • Universities

Past exhibitor numbers:

  • 406 in Busan
  • 410 in Seoul

Past exhibitor statistics:


Now you have decided to join the fair you might want to know some basic information to get you started with your travel plans. Information on hotels is listed below and you can find further country specific details in the grey box.

Applying For Visas

All passport holders should check with your local Consulate or Embassy. You might need to apply for a tourist or business visa, although the latter may take much more time to arrange. Visa support is strictly limited to our exhibiting clients. Visa support is NOT provided to visitors.

National Languages


National Currency

South Korean won (₩) (KRW)


COEX InterContinental Seoul
3 Asem-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, 135-975

NOVOTEL Ambassador Gangnam, Seoul
603 Yeoksam – Dong, 135-080 Seoul


Haeundae Centrum Hotel
1505 U2-dong, Haeundae-gu, Busan, 612-202

*The hotels listed above are only suggestions and we advise you to carryout additional research to ensure you select the hotels that match your requirements. We cannot take responsibility for the accommodation and service provided by 3rd parties.

Working with the University Fairs / Studycentral team is easy, pleasant and fun. They do what we all should: offer sufficient and relevant information, they do it quickly and are very efficient.

Ivana Belamaric
IE Business School

Studycentral was really helpful in organizing the trip to China, keeping in mind that we were late in booking the stands and arranging all the trip details, the help was really needed and we really appreciate that.

Gerda Rimdziute
Study in Lithuania