Can I live in Korea without speaking Korean?
We encourage all foreign QNS members to learn the language of our Center’s home country by offering on-site Korean language classes in a fun and relaxing environment. It is rather easy to live in Seoul without speaking or reading Korean. There are English language apps for hailing taxis, ordering food delivery, and navigating the best routes on the metro.
What is the working environment like at QNS?
QNS is managed as an international research center. The working language is English. We provide English language classes for non-native speakers. Our culture supports great people, lets the researchers focus on performing outstanding research, and having fun.
What is the tax rate?
Foreigners pay a 20% tax rate or less for the first 5 years working in Korea. Enrollment in the national healthcare system and pension contributions are included in this amount.
What is Korean national healthcare like?
In a word, outstanding! Korea has one of the best healthcare systems in the world. Enrollment in the healthcare system is included in your work visa and is covered by the taxes from your salary. If you want even more coverage, private additional plans are available for purchase.
How will I get value from pension contributions?
If you chose to move away from Korea before your pension vests, you can easily have your pension contributions paid out in full when you leave Korea for your next adventure.