GEPIK Application sample [Gyeonggi English Program in Korea]






Application Package




Thank you for considering a position as a Foreign Language Assistant Teacher for the Gyeonggi

Provincial Office of Education (GPOE). Please carefully fill out the application form as accurately and legibly as possible.

The information you provide is an essential component to the hiring and immigration process.


We value your privacy.

All information you provide is kept strictly confidential.


Place this completed checklist ON TOP of your application along with other document IN ORDER as listed below.

Please do NOT staple your application package


1. Application Form

with a glued photo recently taken

2. Resume

3. Passport

Photocopy of the photo page

Please send us an extra photo copy of all of your documents except for the Reference letters and the Sealed Transcript.

4. Educational Documents

   4-1. Sealed University Transcripts

   4-2. Apostillized copy of your Bachelors diploma and/or Masters diploma and if           applicable, original or copy of TESOL/TEFL/CELTA certificate(s)

* Copy(s) of diploma(s) must be Apostillized or notarized by the Korean consulate/embassy in your home country.


5. Minimum of Two Letters of References

- Professional Reference(s) AND/OR Letter of Recommendation* describing work performance and duration of FULL-TIME employment, with full contact information of the referee/employer


-Personal Reference(s) on your character with referee's full contact information.

* For Category 1+/ 1/ 2+/2 applicants, this Letter of Recommendation(s) from full-time teaching employment( in Korea ,if applicable) must be submitted.


6. Criminal Record Certificate

Please note that possession of any criminal record will immediately disqualify you from gaining employment in GEPIK.


Must be Apostillized* ( i.e. have an Apostille number and the stamp)**

          *(Canada does NOT apply– Canadians must get the Consul’s notarization seal from the nearest Korean Embassy/Consulate)

    - A nationwide criminal background check from your own country's                   government which covers the whole country's information is required.


**Apostillized nationwide criminal background checks are required for both overseas applicants and applicants already living in Korea.

7. Self Health Assessment Report (Attachment 1)

Upon successful acceptance into GEPIK, a formal medical examination must be completed in Korea at an approved hospital/public health clinic. The original report must be submitted at the Immigration Office as part of your Alien Registration Card. Please note that a positive result for illegal drug use, alcoholism, or communicable diseases will result in the immediate cancellation of your employment at GEPIK and E2 visa.


8. THREE(3) Copies of the EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT   (Attachment 2)

Please put your signature on EACH page. No other details need be filled in.


9.TWO(2)Copies of Agreement Letter for Security Deposit (Attachment 3)


Please Note:

Ensure you have obtained all the documents as specified BEFORE sending them.

All documents except for original diploma(s) or certificate(s) become property of GPOE and will not be returned. Unless specified to provide the ‘original’, or ‘notarized copy’, you may submit a plain photocopy.

Any costs involved in obtaining the required documents are borne by the applicant. This includes the mandatory health check upon your arrival in Korea.




I certify that all of the above information concerning myself and my background are true to the best of my knowledge. If my documents contain any kind of falsification, I will take any legal responsibility. If I am successful in being selected as a GEPIK teacher, I agree to abide by the regulations and responsibilities outlined in the contract


____________________________________________           __________________________

  Signature                                                 Date












1.Your full name as it appears on your passport:


First name:                       Surname:


2.Gender: Male  Female   


3. Marital Status: Single   Married    Other_______ 

                  No. of  dependant(s):______

a. Will you be coming to Korea alone? Yes    No

 If not, who and how many will be living together with you?



4.Date of Birth  YEAR-MONTH DATE              (eg. 1980.09.27)

5. Please tick and/or fill out where applicable.


Australia Canada   New Zealand                                   

Ireland South Africa U.S.A United Kingdom



6. Email address :                     @

*Your email address is the single most important means of communication with us. Please provide the most secure, frequently used one.


7. Address for Correspondence*: St, City, State, Postcode, County

 * Please ensure that the address and post code provided is accurate and one you will have fast and continuous access to. This is the address that all your documents including employment contracts and immigration documents will be sent to.


8. Phone no: Country code Area code Phone Number


9. Two Emergency Contacts

– If possible, please provide a local Korean contact




Email :


10. Have you ever visited Korea before? If yes, please describe the duration, purpose of stay and your experiences briefly.


11. If accepted into GEPIK, what is the earliest START DATE you can work in Korea?(eg.15/MAR/2010)

I am available as of       /       /        /


12. How did you find out about GEPIK? Please specify (e.g. Name of the agency).GPOE will take your preferences into consideration, but cannot guarantee that all preferences will be fulfilled.


13. In which grade level(s) do you prefer to teach?

-Elementary (Grades 1 to 6 )                -Middle ( Grades 7 to 9 )

-High (Grades 10 to 12)                  -Willing to teach ANY grades


14.Please choose your preferred location of school area

-City area (name of city if you have __________________________)

-Designated Rural Area* :name of place if you have __________________________

* Designated Rural monthly allowance of 100,000 KRW



15. Please choose your preferred accommodation location

-near school -near subway station -near downtown (if rural location)

-I have my own (400,000 KRW Monthly allowance applies)


16. Please list all post-secondary degrees and/or certifications:

Major(s) / Concentrations(s) - Year(s) Received - Name of Granting Institution



17. Please list all relevant TEACHING related degrees and/or certifications:

Major(s) / Concentrations(s) - Year(s) Received - Name of Granting Institution



18. Please list all relevant TEACHING experience(s):

Name of Institution/Employer - Duration - Subject(s) Taught



19. Please list other employment experience(s):

Employer - Duration - Responsibilities

20. Please list other international experience(s)"

County - Duration - Activities



21. Eligibility

Please read over the requirements per category and select the pay category that you qualify for.

Pay Category

Monthly Salary



Please select only ONE criterion

Category S

2500000 KRW per month

- Contract renewal as a Category 1+ at the same school

Category 1+

2400000 KRW per month

- Employed as a Category 1 teacher for one full year.

Category 1

2300000 KRW per month

Category 3 AND Minimum three years of full time ENGLISH teaching experience at an accredited institution


Category 2+

2200000 KRW per month

Category 3 AND the following:


-Employed as a Category 2 teacher with GEPIK for one full year.

Category 2

2100000 KRW per month

Category 3 AND one year of full time ENGLISH teaching experience at an accredited institution. OR Master's Degree in a field related to English Language Education

Category 3

2000000 KRW per month

ONE of the followings

- Bachelor's degree with a major in English Literature/ English Language/Linguistics (Must be clearly stated on either the diploma certificate or official transcript)

- Valid Elementary, Middle, or Secondary School Teacher’s License/Certificate

- Bachelor’s degree in any field PLUS a  TEFL/TESOL/CELTA (min. of 100 hrs) Certificate