All international students need to get a D-2 Visa(student visa) to study in Korea. In order to apply for the visa, you should contact the Korean Embassy or a Consulate. You can access the visa application procedures for certain Korean Embassies and Consulates at this web site:http://www.mofat.go.kr
You can also find the location of an Embassy or Consulate of the Republic of Korea in your country on the website. In general, you should take the following documents with you when you apply for the visa:
- Passport (valid throughout the duration of your stay)
- Application form
- Certificate of Admission
- Certificate of the Latest Scholastic Achievement(graduation degree, etc.)
- Tuberculosis check-up result(The students who come from the following countries should prepare a tuberculosis check-up result: China, Sri Lanka, Russia, Uzbekistan, Thailand, Vietnam, India Nepal, Indonesia, Pakistan, Mongolian, Bangladesh, Philippines, Myanmar, Cambodia, Malaysia, East Timor, and Kyrgyzstan)
- Application Fee: USD 50 for single entry; USD80 for multiple entry Before you visit a Korean Consulate or Embassy, please contact the office to check the required documents again since it might be slightly different from each office.
It is COMPULSORY for all international students to purchase an individual insurance which covers medical treatment or accidents outside of campus.
- National Health Insurance: about KRW600,000/per year
- Private Health Insurance: about KRW150,000~KRW250,000/per year
(The fee is determined by your age, sex, etc)
*There will be an announcement for more information during Orientation.
For your convenience, we are providing a pre-arrival check list to international students by their email individually.
The republic of korea, located on the eastern edge of the asian continent, has a temperate climate with four distinct seasons. Winters are cold and are influenced primarily by the siberian air mass. Summers are hot and humid due to the maritime pacific high. The transition seasons, spring and fall, are sunny and generally dry.
The variation of the annual mean temperature ranges from 10 degrees to 16 degrees celsius. August is the hottest month, with the mean temperature ranging from 25 degrees to 35 degrees celsius. January is the coldest month with the mean temperature ranging from -10 degrees to 5 degrees celsiu. Annual precipitation is about 1,500mm in the southern regions and about 1,300mm in the central regions. More than half of the total rainfall is concentrated in the summer season, while the winter precipitation is less than 10% of the total precipitation.
The prevailing winds are the southwesterly in summer and northwesterly in winter. The winds are stronger in winter particularly from december to february. The land-sea breeze becomes prominent with weakened monsoonal winds in the transitory months, september and october.
The relative humidity is the highest in july at 80% to 90% nationwide and the lowest in january and april at 30% to 50%. It has a moderate value of about 70% in september and october. the monsoon front approaches the korean peninsula from the south in late june, migrating gradually to the north. Significant rainfall occurs when a stationary front lies over the korean peninsula. The rainfall period over korea, referred to as changma, continues for a month. a short period of rainfall comes again in early september when the monsoon front retreats back from the north.
More information on the korean weather can be found at: http://www.kma.go.kr/