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TOPIK Doubles Number of Overseas Tests

October 18, 2023

Ina Yoon
Are you looking to prove your Korean proficiency on a global scale? The Test of Proficiency in Korean (TOPIK) is the gateway to achieving this. For compatriots and foreigners whose native language is not Korean, TOPIK is the key to unlocking opportunities for studying at a domestic university or employment in South Korea. In an exciting development, TOPIK is set to double the number of overseas tests, making it more accessible and convenient for students around the world.
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Expanding Access to TOPIK Tests

Understand the changes in TOPIK's test schedule and locations, and how this expansion benefits Korean learners globally.
The TOPIK examination consists of Reading, Listening, and Writing tests, divided into two: TOPIK I and TOPIK II. Next year, these tests will be conducted simultaneously at home and abroad eight out of nine times, providing more opportunities for candidates to showcase their language proficiency. This marks a significant improvement from this year, when only 4 out of 7 tests were available overseas.

Enhanced Opportunities Abroad

Discover how the increase in simultaneous domestic and overseas exams can broaden your horizons.
Starting next year, the number of simultaneous domestic and overseas exams will be further increased to 5 out of 6, making it easier than ever for students to access these essential tests. This expansion is a significant leap forward from the current system and aims to cater to the growing demand for TOPIK tests.

A Global Reach

Explore TOPIK's global presence and its expansion into more countries.
As of this year, TOPIK is being implemented in South Korea and 87 overseas countries. However, the good news doesn't end there. Starting next year, TOPIK will expand its reach to 90 countries, making it more accessible to aspiring English learners worldwide.
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