Verification of Academic Degrees

  • Korean Council for University Education (KCUE), which is a non-profit and non-governmental organization, was established under the Korean Council for University Education Act (ACT No. 3727) in 1982 for promoting cooperation among member universities in Korea. Its members are 201 four-year Korean colleges and universities across the nation.
  • One of the major functions of KCUE is to verify academic degrees of foreigners who wish to serve as English teachers in Korea. Clients for the academic verification service include universities, private enterprises and public agencies interested in checking whether academic records of their present or future employees are genuine.
  • In particular, the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Korea officially accepts verification documents from KCUE when E-2 visa applicants try to prove their academic backgrounds.
  • Those whose academic degrees have been verified by KCUE are allowed to apply for E-2 visas without being subject to consular interviews, in accordance with decisions by Korean mission. They are also allowed to make their E-2 visa applications to Korean missions in countries other than the one of their nationality.

*Information taken from Korean Consulate in Toronto:
koreanconsulate.on.ca

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