It is offered to children from age 3 to 5 and it is operated in half-day, time-expansion and all-day education system.
The compulsory elementary education in Korea is designed to provide the most primary education for children at free of charge, The rate of enrollment is 99.9%. This kind of quantitative improvement was accomplished thanks to the high level of enthusiasm for education and appropriate education policy by the government.
The secondary education is offered on the basis of elementary education. Since 1969, education in middle schools is offered to any candidate without taking an entrance examination. Candidates are allocated to the near schools on the basis of residence.
High schools are divided into five categories; academic high school, vocational high school, artistic and sports high school, foreign language high school, and science high school. Eligible candidate should graduate from middle school or have equivalent academic experience. The whole tuition is up to student. Although there is some difference between equalized school districts and unequalized ones, most of the candidates have to take the entrance examination.
Universities in Korea is divided into a general university, university of industry, university of education, district college, open university, air and correspondence college. They are categorized as a school that established and managed by the country, a public school established and operated by local governments (they are divided to municipal or provincial depends on the founder) and a private school established and operated by the school corporation.