FAQs – Public Schools

Q: Can I submit my application before I have collected all of my required documentation?
A: Yes, all we need to submit your application and schedule your official interview is the completed application form and two (2) letters of recommendation. You’re more likely to secure a job if you submit your second set of documents early. Please try to have all of your documents available and ready to send as soon as possible.

Q: Can I choose what location I would like to work in?
A: No, public schools allow you to choose the location where you want to teach, but they don’t guarantee you will be placed in the location you want to go to.

Q: What are my chances of securing a job?
A: Positions are filled on a first come, first served basis; therefore, the sooner you submit your documents the greater the chance you’ll have at securing employment

Q: If I don’t like the location I have been offered, can I reject the offer and apply again?
A: We are unable to offer a yes or no answer to this question. We can obviously request a new location; however, it’s at their discretion to accommodate your request.

Q: When will I know what city and/or location I will be working in?
A: After your documents have been confirmed and your application has been processed, public schools will issue you an official notice of appointment which states the education office you secured employment with. As mentioned in other sections of this document; public schools tend to release the contracts and NOA’s 6-8 weeks before the contract starting date.

Q: After I submit my documents, can I get my documents back from Korea?
A: No, public schools do not return documents to teachers or recruiting agents.

Q: How much income tax do I have to pay?
A: As a public school teacher, you’re not required to pay income tax during your first two years of employment in Korea.