|Yonsei University Korean Language Institute|
|The Korean Language Institute of Yonsei University, founded in 1959, has been providing Korean language classes for foreigners and ethnic Koreans who wish to learn more about the language and the culture. The list of previous students includes missionaries, diplomats, businessmen and journalists among many others and has since been serving as a pillar for the promotion of the Korean language education. According to statistical analysis released in 2005, a total of 52,410 students in 120 countries are learning the Korean language. With the success of the Los Angeles center, the KLI plans to install branches in Japan and China.|
|Regular Course: The regular program in the Korean Language Institute is designed for students of foreign nationality or ethnic Koreans with at least three months of prior learning of the Korean language, who wish to study in Korea (undergraduate or graduate programs) or who wish to speak fluent Korean for employment purposes. (One term lasts 10 weeks (200hours)/5 days a week, 09:00-13:00, 4 hours a day) Student assessment is done on the basis of Test: 80% (Mid-term 40% + End of Term 40%: Speaking 25%/Listening 25%/Reading 25%/Writing 25%) and Others 20%(participation, understanding, pronunciation, intonation etc)
Other programs including Other programs include special summer and winter courses, afternoon course, evening course and a three week course.
|High school diploma or its equivalent|
|(1) Application Forms (photo and essay)
(2) Academic transcript or graduation certificate of last school attended (translated into Engligh or Korean and notarized) (3) A copy of a notarized sponsorship Letter, certificate of bank balance (3 million won or equivalent): submitted only if applicant needs to get a student visa
(4) Application processing charges: 60,000won.
**Documents to be submitted by a Chinese Student**
1. Application Form (photo, name and address in English), statement of purpose and 2 photo
2. Certificate of last school attended (original or notarized copy)
3. Academic transcript of all the years in the last school attended (2 original copies)
4. Financial Documents
1) Certificate of bank balance of student or parents (2 original copies) (Min USD3,000 or equivalent in Yuan)
2) Certificate of Employment & Annual Income of Parent or (2 original copies), hogubu and ID (student and parent) 2 each
5. 2 passports
6. A sponsorship letter (download, notarized) with a certificate of employment of the sponsor (original copy)
7. Administration charge of 60,000won (not refundable)
※ As it normally takes 2 months for admissions processing for Chinese students, students with a Chinese passport are asked to send all required documents at least two months prior to the beginning of course.
|Submit Application Forms >> Review application document >> notify admission >> receive admission letter & apply for visa|
Approx. 2,100,000 won (includes application fees, not refundable)
Approx. 954,000 won (admission fee+tuition)
753,000won (admission fee+tuition)
|Applicants should obtain a student visa or a training visa (visa status C-3 or D-4). It takes about a week or longer, depending on where you are, to get a 90-day student visa at the Embassy or Consulate office.
After 90 days in Korea, applicants may extend their visa as long as they continue to study at the Korean Language Program. People who enter Korea on a tourist visa cannot extend or change the visa status within the country.
General Short-Term Visa (C-3)
This visa is generally called a tourist visa or a visiting visa. Students who are planning to study at the language institute for only one term (10 weeks) may apply for the C-3 visa. This visa is good for 3 months (90 days) and can be issued immediately upon application at either a Korean Embassy or Consulate office. The carrier of this visa should coordinate his/her length of study in Korea within the effective days of the visa so as to avoid risking visa expiration during the course of study.
General Student Visa (D-4)
Students who are planning to study for more than one term should apply for the D-4 visa. This visa is usually good for 6 months at a time and can be renewed within Korea. Since this visa takes approximately 1 month to process upon application at either a Korean Embassy or Consulate office, students should apply for this visa at least 2 months before leaving for Korea.
(3) D-4 Visa Application Procedure for Chinese Students
Chinese Students normally apply for a six month D-4 visa as the 90 day C-3 visa is often rejected. Chinese students will need to come to the school administrative office to submit the required documents to the school administration and the school will issue a letter of admission after document screening process. The sponsor or guardian providing the letter of Sponsorship must come to a Korean Immigration Office with the necessary documents including an admissions letter (adademic documents, financial documents etc) to apply for a recognitition of visa issuance. It normally takes 3-4 weeks from application to visa issuance for the Immigration office to review the documents and issue the recognition of visa issuance. Once the recognition of visa issuance (granted with a number is issued, the student will be notified of this number and get the visa from a Korean consulate office in China.
(3) Sponsorship Letter
The sponsorship letter is required by the Immigration authorities in Korea to apply for the student visa. A Korean guardian or sponsor in Korea must write a sponsorship letter, have it notarize at a lawfirm or a notary office and submit it with the application forms. The sponsor must be a Korean national, residing and employed in Korea.
Rooms in the dormitory are allocated on a first come first served basis. However, priority is given to students who do not have any acquaintances in Korea or are first time visitors to Korea. Applications can be made by indicating the intent for a dormitory by writing "dormitory required" on the back side of the application form. Normally students are notified around 1 month prior to each term of whether they have a dormitory room available or not. (Dormitory: 12,000won per day per student for a room for two. A desk, a bed, blankets and sheets provided to each student. Laundry and shower rooms are shared)
There are many boarding houses or studio-type accomodations near the campus so students usually do not have difficulty finding one. The KLI offers information on boarding houses for students having trouble finding one. (a single room providing two meals per day (breakfast, dinner) range 450,000~500,000won per month.
|Cancellations prior to start of a term: 90% of tuition refundable. First week of term: 70% refundable. No refund after the first week. Student must come to the administration office in person to fill-in and submit the refund application form.|
|International Students Counseling|
|Send detailed inquiry via e-mail: For English & Other Languages firstname.lastname@example.org /Japanese email@example.com/Chinese firstname.lastname@example.org|
|After you have arrived at the Incheon International Airport, you may either take a taxi or a shuttle bus to get to Sinchon. We suggest taking a shuttle bus since the fare of bus is much cheaper than that of a taxi. The bus ride to Sinchon will approximately take an hour. And there are local(green) buses (#7024, 7737) between Sinchon subway station and KLI.|