EPIK English Program in Korea

EPIK – The Most Inclusive English Program in Korea


PIK (English Program in Korea) is a public school English teaching program in Korea sponsored by the Korean government that places teachers into various cities as well as provinces around South Korea. English Program in Korea is the most inclusive English program in Korea and has the most location choices out of all the public school teaching programs in Korea, spanning across all of South Korea. Applicants have the option of choosing a preference for their location.

Korvia is an official partner of the program. Korvia helps guide candidates through the process and prepare all the documents needed, giving you an edge over candidates who aren’t informed. Call us your EPIK expert; here to guide you through it all and answer any question you may have.


The National Program in South Korea

EPIK is the largest public school teaching program in Korea and encompasses the most locations with the most amount of positions.

Locations all across South Korea!

Seoul, Busan, Daegu, Ulsan! All are locations covered by the EPIK program!

New & Experienced Teachers

Both experienced and in-experienced English teachers are welcome to apply to teach with the EPIK program!

No Experience Necessary!

Those without any teaching experience but have a passion are more than welcome in these programs, making it a great way to jump-start your teaching career!

Mass Program Recruitment Basis

Once accepted, EPIK will match you with a school that both needs you and best fits your qualifications and personality!

One Interview, Many Possibilities!

Contrary to other programs, you won’t need to worry about having multiple interviews with multiple schools. With EPIK, you’ll only need to complete one interview!

Fall & Spring Starting Dates

EPIK program applicants have the option of starting on either September 1st or March 1st. However...


Can’t make a sharp March 1st or September 1st start date? Fear not! Late start positions are also available!

The most extensive locations

Whether you want to be in the bustling port of Busan or the quiet and peaceful countryside of Jeolla, English Program in Korea gives you the broadest choice of locations out of any program.

Learn more about EPIK Locations >

Korean City
Jeju Island

Less Worry, More Benefits

Moving to a new country can be stressful. However, does its best to make sure its teachers are at ease. Enjoy a full list of benefits from medical insurance, reimbursed airfare, single accommodation to paid vacation; all started automatically.

Learn more about EPIK Benefits >

  • 50% Health Insurance Coverage
  • Settlement Allowance
  • Contract Completion Bonus
  • National Pension Contribution
  • And much more!
EPIK 2015 Payscale

Progressive Salary Levels

Korea offers native English teachers some of the highest pay in Asia and this program is no exception. With different payscale levels that reward you for your qualifications, English Program in Korea is the way to go for those that want to save and make the most while enjoying the security of a government-backed position.

Learn more about EPIK Salary Levels >

Start Right Out of College

About to finish your final semester in college and want to start paying off loans ASAP? English Program in Korea allows individuals still in college to start the application process so they can start teaching in South Korea right away.

Learn more about EPIK Eligibility >

EPIK College Graduates

The EPIK Process | Korvia by Your Side

The program application process is simple. Korvia is here to guide you through every step so that you’re never lost along the application process. From the application stage to applying for your visa Korvia is by your side every step of the way!

Learn more about the EPIK Process >

Get Informed About EPIK

From required documents to contract details, there’s a lot of stuff to learn about the English Program in Korea! Korvia is here to help you make the right choice, but for those that want to learn more on their own, we recommend getting started here!


One of the best parts of teaching for a public school program such as EPIK is knowing that your salary, benefits, and working conditions are all backed by the Korean government and Ministry of Education, leaving you to focus on being the best teacher you can possibly be. Happy teachers equal happy students!

Learn more about the EPIK Contract >

  • 1-Year Contract
  • Mon-Fri | 8:40 AM – 4:40 PM
  • 22 Teaching Hours Per Week
  • National Holidays & Paid Leave


Being an English teacher in South Korea is not an easy task! The lessons, curriculum, and day to day routines that you, as a teacher, create at school can have a lasting effect on your students. Be prepared!

Learn more about EPIK Teaching Duties >

  • Prepare teaching materials
  • Assist your co-teacher in teaching English
  • Assist with extracurricular activities
  • Create testing materials and new curriculum

Applying to EPIK through Korvia is easy! After a brief Skype interview, one of our Korvia Recruiting Specialists will guide you through the entire application process helping you fill out the necessary forms and even double checking them for you before you submit them!

Learn more about the EPIK Application Documents >

  • Skype Interview with Korvia Recruiting Specialist
  • Submit Application Documents to your Recruiter
  • That’s it!


[/fusion_builder_row_inner]Applicants interested in applying to EPIK are required to submit both initial application documents as well as final placement documents. As EPIK operates on a first-come first-serve basis, those that prepare earlier have a higher chance of obtaining a position! So it’s best to get started now!

Learn more about EPIK Required Documents >

  • Apostilled Bachelor’s Diploma
  • Apostilled National Criminal Background Check
  • University Transcripts
  • Plus Others

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