Test of Korean proficiency set for April 11, says embassy

Lyna Mohamad

The Republic of Korea Embassy announced in a press statement that the Test of Proficiency in Korean (TOPIK II) will be held at the Chancery of the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Brunei Darussalam on April 11.

The test is designed to assess and certify the language proficiency of learners of Korean as a foreign language. The test results can be used as a guideline for placing foreign students into Korean universities or non-native workers into enterprises in Korea or overseas including Brunei.

TOPIK is eligible to overseas Koreans and foreigners who do not speak Korean as their mother tongue, those learning Korean language with the intention of applying to Korean universities, those with the intention to work for a domestic or overseas Korean company or public organisation, and Koreans who study or graduated overseas.

Application forms are obtainable at the Korean Embassy in the country and applicants must register and submit the completed application form to the embassy by January 27.

Completed forms must be submitted along with the test fee and two colour passport photos as well as original and photocopy of the identity cards.

The quota for this year’s TOPIK II test is 15 applicants. The test could be cancelled if the quota is not reached and delayed or cancelled due to the COVID-19 situation.