Medical Education for Russians at Kyungpook National University

The second problem (about the first one here) is the volume of answers.
I asked too many questions (although, in my opinion, all of them are necessary — and the real applicant should ask ten times more questions)
and many of the answers are just physically three times smaller than my questionnaire.
And there is a dilemma. I could publish all of my questions in each answer-attaching small answers from the universities at the bottom.
And then I’ll create a hundred almost identical pages, where my questions will take up 70 percent of the content.
And these pages do not like Google, they will not advance in search, if they can be found at all.
Or you can put my questions somewhere on a separate page, but on the answer page of the university to give only the answer itself, and a link to a page with questions.
But in this case, the reader will be inconvenient to read — have to follow a link or run back and forth, in order to understand what was asked and what questions were answered.
In general — «both are worse.
Or pages are pessimized in search- or uncomfortable to read.
But really, I’ve settled on the first option.
I’ll write the questions and answers on one sheet, and then in the summer, when my school is out for a while, I’ll write to the Japanese universities (by translating my letter to Japanese) and try to get some answers (and publish them).
And I’ll write to Korean universities after I process all the answers, and ask them why they don’t accept foreign applicants, and which universities they would recommend to me based on my interests.
Let’s see what happens).
(Part three of the preface-there)
P.S. I should note that the University’s English-language page is not slightly misleading.
The Faculty of Medicine is mentioned there, so it seems that there is an admission for international students.
But if you follow the link, alas, the page is missing.
My questions:
I am Egor Kugno, a 15-year-old pupil of the 9th grade in Moscow school.
I have a small website — / where I write about my studies, exams and publish various answers from Russian ministries (about paying for studies abroad, transferring money for studies and so on)
The first 7 years I studied in an ordinary (good) Moscow school, had additional classes in biology (microbiology) and chemistry; last year I passed through the competition entrance exams to Chemical School #1501 — #10 in the rating of Moscow schools (it is approximately #30 among ALL schools in Russia). The school chemistry was very good — 6 hours a week, all year round (the standard in Russia is 2 hours a week, now there is no chemistry at all in humanities classes), but everything else, except chemistry, was not very good, and I went to 9th grade to school at the Higher School of Economics — (through entrance exams, of course) — where chemistry is a bit less, but everything else is much better)
Although I am still studying 2.5 years, I started researching universities of the world — to understand where I can go to study, what requirements I have to meet, whether to study languages other than English and Spanish that I am studying now at school, and of course — whether my parents will be able to pay for my education.
At the moment I am most interested in medicine (pathology, chemotherapy and hematology), chemistry (more like laboratory management) and pharmacy (more like managing science and research in a pharmaceutical company, but of course with a full understanding of what scientists do, and with a deep knowledge of biochemistry).
Right now I am studying primarily medical education, as it is the most complicated, expensive, there is a lot of information and it is the hardest to find.
Later I will gather information about chemical and pharmaceutical education.
I checked out your university’s website, but I have a few questions for you:
1. Is it possible to enter your university after I finished my 11 years of school in Russia — or do I need to take another course at a university in Russia?
I am studying English (I will graduate with a C1) and advanced chemistry and biology. Starting next year, our school will have compulsory participation in all the Olympiads in Russia for schoolchildren — all in all, it’s a great school.
But, as I wrote, we are only 11, not 12.
2. Do you have any students from Russia who are studying to be a doctor?
3. Are there any quotas for foreigners to study medicine at your university (and are there any quotas for Russians?)
4. Do I understand correctly — I need to study for 6 years?
5. Does your university have dormitories for students for the entire period of study?
5.1 If there are no dormitories (or there is a five-year waiting list), can the university act as a guarantor when renting accommodation?
6. What is the cost of tuition and living in dormitories and all other expenses per year for studying to be a doctor at your university (I mean education-related expenses — i.e. textbooks, labs, etc. — not including food and transportation, of course).
I know that prices are going up, but the overall costs need to be understood early on.
6.1. are there scholarships for Russians to study and/or live in?
7. What exams do I need to take besides English?
7.1 What language certificates do I need to register?
7.2 Is it possible to study in English?
This is an important question because I know that in most countries medical education is done in the national languages of the respective countries and I think that 2.5-3 years of training in any language is enough for level C1 — if taken seriously.
7.3 Are internal Russian achievements recognized and important (participation in Olympiads, successful passing exams in Russian universities)
8. Is it compulsory to take preparatory and/or language courses at your university before entering university?
9. What is the further procedure of training as a doctor after graduation (postgraduate course, residency, specialization) and obtaining a medical license (if you know)?
10. Will I be able to work after graduation?
11. If training to be a doctor is not possible, please tell me if it is possible to study to be a pharmacist (if you have one) and a chemist (biotechnology, as an option — chemical engineering for pharmacy)
Great if you can indicate in your answer if it is possible to study in English for a chemist or a pharmacist)
P.S. Even though I’m only 15 years old, I’ve started seriously looking for a university to get a good education. I have noticed that many universities put information in PDF format on their websites. This, in my opinion, is very wrong. Not everyone REALLY knows English (French, Chinese….), and such guys, going to a university website and not finding information that can be read in Google Translate, will leave forever and not come back.
Sorry for the unsolicited advice))) — But it would be great to have all the information about the university not only in PDF format, but also as plain text on the websites)))
P.S.2. If you have students from Russia, could you give them my email address or forward them my letter?
I would love to talk to them.
Thank you very much again.
Egor Kugno
Thank you for being so interested in Kyungpook National University.
But the medicine at KNU doesn’t recruit the international undergraduate students.
it’s only for Korean students and international graduate students.
Attached is the admission guideline for spring 2023 of undergraduate program which was already finished.
Please just refer to it.
All courses in the undergraduate program are conducted in the Korean language.
The Korean language proficiency is mandatory for applying for the undergraduate program.
Please contact me again if you have further questions about the undergraduate admission.
Sincerely yours,
서현주, Hyun-ju SEO(Ms.), 徐玄周
International Program Manager
Office of International Affairs
Kyungpook National University
TEL : +82-53-950-2434
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