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                                                                    Eligible Applicants



  •  Be a citizen of a country where English is the primary language. (The UK, Ireland, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa only)

  • Applicants must be a native speaker or have studied from the junior high level (7th Year) and resided for at least 10 years or more in the country where English is the primary language

  •  Applicants must graduate and hold at least a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited school.  However, applicants may apply anytime during their graduating year and we can set up an interview.A degree from a French-speaking university is not a sufficient qualification to teach English. A temporary degree or graduation letter from University is not acceptable

Summary of Required documents 

1. Signed EPIK application form with passport photo (+personal essay and Lesson plan) 


2. Two references from professional / academic sources ( hard copy with ink signature)


3.  Copy of Passport Information Page and  one Passport Sized Photo ( in colour )


4.  Apostilled original Criminal Record Check (Separate guidance will be provided by QTKorea )   

(CRB  check will be part of the application process, so applicants must have a  clear criminal check or you will not be  eligible)

5.  Apostilled official copy of birth certificate ( British only, Separate guidance will be provided by QTKorea


6.  Apostilled copy of Bachelor's degree


7.  Two sets of Bachelor's transcripts in sealed envelopes(mandatory,3 years university final results)

 8.  Copy of CELTA, TESOL, TEFL,TESL certificate (optional, applicable to one of the certificate holders )


9.  Apostilled copy of Master's degree (optional, applicable to master's degree holder )


10.Two sets of Master's transcripts in sealed envelopes (optional,applicable to master's degree holder )


11. Smoking sworn Declaration ( mendatory for all applicants)





******* Extra documents ******


 Proof of full time teaching experience from institution with exact dates (optional )


 Copy of teacher's certificate or license (optional )


 Proof of secondary school attendance and Legal residency (requried for Korean national)


 Sworn declaration for Tattoo (optional )


 Sworn declaration of intent to fullfill mandatory training required for EPIK contract (optional )


 EPIK - Seoul attachment / SMOE addendum / SMOE Contract ( required for Seoul applicants


 Agreement letter for security deposit ( required  for Incheon applicants )


 Residency Certificate for Korean income tax exemption for the first two years ( British only, extra guidance will be provided by QTKorea)        





 How to apply?  by submitting  EPIK application form + two scanned copies of references   (electronically to    




Apostilles are an affix that makes a document acceptable internationally. Korean law requires degrees and CRB checks to have an 

apostille attached to any certified documents.   A copy of the degree(s) and an original CRB certificate must be certified. Only then will you be able to

get the necessary apostille attached in FCO. 

Original birth certificate or an official register copy of the birth certificate can be apostilled without a certified stamp.

(more information will be provided by email)


Depending on your qualifications and salary level, you will be guided to submit slightly different documents later.

 You will only be requested to send documents by mail, if you have passed your interview with EPIK 






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