Student enrollment at BFS continues to grow, yet we still strive to maintain a small school feel where each student is an individual who is given the highest level of education possible. We continue to send our students to more and more prestigious universities worldwide, which is a result of our stringent admissions process. We pride ourselves on making sure each family and student is a good fit who can add to our community and flourish at Busan Foreign School.

Categories of Eligibility

Families who are interested in sending their dependents to Busan Foreign School must fall into one of the following categories of eligibility.

  1. At least one parent must hold a foreign (non-Korean) citizenship
  2. A dependent of Korean parents who has lived abroad for 3 years (1095 days), or has studied for more than six semesters in a school located outside Korea.

Priorities for Admission

  1. Children of US Federal Government employees including the US Armed Forces
  2. Expatriate children where both parents are foreign (non-Korean) passport holders
  3. Expatriate children where one parent is a foreign (non-Korean) passport holder
  4. Transfer students from our sister school Gyeongnam International Foreign School (GIFS) and who qualify per the categories of eligibility
  5. Siblings of students who are Korean passport holders already enrolled at BFS who qualify per the categories of eligibility

Touring the BFS Facility

Families who are interested in touring the BFS facility please fill out and submit the form “Prospective Family Contact Form“.
A school representative will contact you to make an appointment.

Admissions Process

  1. Thoroughly review this website: we hope the information contained within these pages will provide you with an insight into the curriculum and programs of our school
  2. Contact us: If you are still in the inquiry/interest phase please contact us directly.
  3. Submit all required documents: please see below for details. Required documents vary depending on which level the student is entering.
  4. Interview with the Director of Admissions: interviews are ideally conducted in person. Internet interviews are possible.
  5. Level & Standardized testing:  if necessary the candidate will have to sit for level testing and/or English language ability.
  6. School notification of the admissions decision: after reviewing the documentation, the personal interview, level testing results (if necessary) and any other pertinent information the applicant will be informed of an admission’s decision within two weeks. The decision will fall into one of the following categories:
    • Acceptance
    • Conditional acceptance: family must agree to enroll the student in the ELL program or accept the requirement for additional support services (usually one-year probation time)
    • Wait-list (no seat available at current grade-level)
    • Rejection at this time (students may reapply after a one academic year waiting period)

Application documents
The documents required for admission depend on which category of eligibility the applicant falls into.

=> Required documents for students where at least one parent holds a foreign (non-Korean) citizenship

  1. Completed Student Application form
  2. Copy of parents’ and student’s passport and Korean Alien Registration Cards (if already issued)
  3. Last two year Academic records from the last attended school (or currently attending school)
  4. Student’s Birth Certificate (or Family Relation Certificate)
  5. Standardized exam results (State/Province exams, PSAT, SAT, ACT, MAP, IOWA, ACER, ITBS, Standard Achievement Test, TOEFL, etc)
  6. One letter of recommendation from last attended school (optional)
  7. A letter of attendance and good standing from last attended school (optional)

=> Required documents for students whose parents are both Korean passport holders only

  1. Completed Student Application form
  2. Copy of parents’ and student’s passport and Korean Alien Registration Cards (if already issued)
  3. Last two year Academic records from the last attended school (or currently attending school)
  4. Student’s Birth Certificate (or Family Relation Certificate)
  5. Student’s Entry & Exit Certificate (출입국사실증명원)
  6. Standardized exam results (State/Province exams, PSAT, SAT, ACT, MAP, IOWA, ACER, ITBS, Standard Achievement Test, TOEFL, etc)
  7. One letter of recommendation from last attended school (optional)
  8. A letter of attendance and good standing from last attended school (optional)

If admitted the BFS Admissions Office will communicate directly with the family for additional enrollment documents/requirements.

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