|Konkuk University Language Institute (건국대학교 언어교육원)|
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|The language institute was founded in 1990 with the purpose of preparing future prospective leaders for the global era. A number of different languages including English, Japanese, Chinese and French programs are also offered along with the Korean language course. This language institute continues to offer language learning opportunities to not only its own students but also the community, including public and private sector organizations, enterprises and the general public.
The Korean Language Course, introduced in 1998, has proven to be an effective program with 30 teachers and some 400 enrolled students as of 2003. This program places emphasis on both the Korean language and a study of its culture, continuing to grow as one of the major language programs in the institute. Experienced staff leverage their training skills and methodology, organizing overnight field trips, speech contests, sports events, an experience of the Korean cuisine as well as other extracurricular activities to offer students direct exposure to the culture and its people.
|Intensive Korean Program: Level 1 (Beginner) to 6 (Advanced), 10 weeks 20 hours, (Mon~Fri) four hours daily between 09:00~13:00.|
|High school diploma or its equivalent|
|(1) Application Form (KLI Standard), download template (DOWN), viewer download
(2) Certification of Graduation from Final School, Transcript
(3) A copy of Passport or Alien Registration Card
(4) 2 photographs
(5) Certificate of Bank Balance at least USD3,000 (certificate of remittance to a Korean bank account or a certificate of currency exchange should be brought into the country)
(6) Statement of Purpose and Self-Introduction
(7) Certificate of Financial Status of Guardian <copies of property registration, Certificate of tax invoices, Resident Registration Card> (A sponsorship letter in the institute's standard format, notarized, is required - 2 copies, effective for at least 3 years)
|Applications must be presented by the student either in person or by an agent in Korea
① Visit our institute’s main office and complete the registration form and attach a photo.
② Student should fill in personal information and the purpose of study in the Student Information Card.
③ Submit the registration form and other required documents to the office.
④ After the document has been reviewed, student or agent will be notified of the payment details for tuition and other registration fees.
⑤ Student should remit all payments to the bank account specified by the institute.
⑥ Once the remittance is confirmed, the admission documents and receipt will be mailed to the student.
(Students admitted to the program are required to take a placement test with a passing grade).
ii) Overseas application:
① Mail the required documents to the institute.
② After the document has been reviewed, student or agent will be notified of the payment details for tuition & charges for the placement test.
③ Student should remit all payments to the specified bank account of the institute.
④ Notify the institute of the remittance by phone or by fax.
⑤ Once the remittance is confirmed, the admission documents and receipt will be mailed to the student you.
* Tuition fee: 950,000 won (students of Konkuk University get a 20% discount.)
|Anyone with either a Tourist Visa (C-3) or a Student Visa (D-4) can apply to the Korean language course in our Institute.
* Tourist Visa (C-3)
Tourist visa (C-3) are granted by Korean embassies (consulate) overseas and allows the holder to stay in Korea for up to three consecutive months. Applicants can take the documents issued by our institute with a Sponsorship Letter among other documents required by a Korean embassy (consulate) and get a tourist visa (C-3). Students entering the country on a tourist visa (C-3) can transfer to a student visa (D-4) after taking a semester in our institute. The documents that the consulate requires for submission are as follows, subject to some variation depending on your country (please inquire directly with your local Korean embassy/consulate:
* Student Visa (D-4)
Students wishing to enroll for more than a semester must acquire the student visa. Student visa (D-4) are issued by the Immigration Office in Korea. There are two ways to obtain the student visa (D-4):
Option 1. Acquire a tourist visa (C-3), take a semester in KLI to obtain the letter of admission, tuition invoice, certificates of enrollment, attendance and bank balance (a minimum balance of 3 million won is required as of the time of submission), original copy of the bank passbook, a copy of the bank passbook. Fill-in the VISA application form at the immigration office and submit the form with the required documentation. (Visa is not extended if the program attendance rate is below 80%.)
Option 2. The guardian or guarantor applies at the immigration office through personal attendance. Once you get the Certificate of Recognition of Visa Issuance from the Immigration Office, you can submit that to your local Korean embassy or consulate to get a student visa (D-4). The documents required to get the certificate are as follows (please check with the Immigration office as this may vary):
| Korean housing options include a lump sum deposit system called Jeonsei and a monthly rental system with minimal deposit. As the deposit-only option often requires large sum of money to be deposited up front, students often choose the monthly rental. For newcomers to Korea requiring assistance, the KFLI makes referrral to clean and reputable boarding houses near the campus at reasonable rates. The monthly rental or boarding charge ranges from 300,000 won to 500,000 won.
Intent to apply for a boarding house can be indicated on the application form. For more details, call or send fax to KFLI.
|A written request for refund should be submitted by the student in person or by a proxy.
(1) Before Visa Issuance
(A) Original copy of Admissions Letter and Tuition Invoice should be returned for a refund.
(B) Tuition refundable for cancellations before start of semester (less the application charge)
(C) Cancellations within two weeks into the semester: 80% refund of tuition
(D) Cancellations between two weeks and a month into the semester: 50% refund of tuition
(E) No refunds after 1 month into the semester.
(2) After Visa Issuance
(A) Refund is not possible, in principle, except for special circumstances
(B) Special circumstances include the following:
1) Serious ailment causing student to leave Korea (Statement of Reason)
2) Cancellations before semester start: 80% refunded
3) No refunds after the semester begins
(C) Only refund applications sent by postal service after disembarkation are accepted. Required documents: Doctor's diagnostic, certificate of disembarkation, a copy of bank passbook of your country with account number.
|Subway Lines 2 or 7, Konkuk University Station|