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Korea University Korean Language and Culture Center (고려대학교 한국어문화교육센터)   
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Address
Anamdong 5-ga, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul-si
Website
kola.korea.ac.kr (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
E-mail
korean@korea.ac.kr
Introduction
The Korean Language and Culture Center (KLCC), under the aegis of the Institute of Foreign Language Studies, was established to teach and promote Korean language and culture throughout the world on March 1, 1986. So far over 25,000 foreigners and overseas Koreans wanting to learn the Korean language, history, and culture have taken advantage of our program and at present, approximately 3,000 foreigners and overseas Koreans enroll in the Korean Language and Cultural Studies Program annually. The KLCC is equipped with cutting-edge language training multi-media labs and leading teaching methodology, and continues to strive to develop and implement the most effective language trainining to reinforce its leading role in the teaching fundementals of the Korean language. The center strives to provide effective classes for foreigners and ethnic Koreans abroad, in a comfortable and enjoyable environment.
Program
Regular Programs: This program is offered year round for students aged 15 and older, enrolled in high schools or in a higher degree program (1 year program consisting 4 terms of Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter). There are 6 levels of proficiency and students are grouped according to their level of proficiency. Students successfully completing all 6 levels can attend a Research class. There are other special programs offered by the center including summer schools for the youth, intensive summers programs and Korean language programs for Japanese.
Eligibility
Minimum requirement of a high school diploma or its equivalent.
Required Documents
1. Application Form
2. Certificate of graduation or enrollment from last school attended (original required)
3. A copy of passport
4. 2 (3x4cm) photo
5. Certificate of bank balance of at least $3,000 (a document to substantiate parent-child relationship if the bank balance is under a parent name) or a letter or sponsorship (the sponsor has to be at least 20 years old, a Korean, living in Korea with a job. A copy of certificate of employment or business registration should be presented with the sponsorship letter)
*The documents to be submitted may vary depending on your nationality, so please send your inquiries via email.
Application
Send Application Form, Documents and Tuition >> Admissions Letter Issued>> Visa Documents (inquire local Korean embassy or consulate office) >> Apply for visa >> Visa issued
Tuition

(1) Application fee: 60,000 won (non-refundable)
(2) Tuition fee:
- Regular program (levels 1 to 6): 1,580,000 won per term
- Summer school for teens: USD 3,103 (includes application fee)
- Summer intensive program: 1,300,000 won (includes application fee)
- Special program for Japanese students: 1,010,000 won (includes application fee)
(3) Fees are adjusted every year in spring. Individuals who paid in advance must also pay the difference after the adjustments are made.

Visa
(1) Short-term Visa (C-3)
C-3 allows holders to stay for a period of only 3 months in Korea. Students planning to enrol in special short-term programs or only for 1 term should apply for the C-3 visa. For students who entered the country with a C-3 visa who wish to extend their study, should prepare the required documents and apply for an extension at the Korean Immigration Office to transfer to a D-4 visa status.
*C-3 Documents
ㅇSubmit to: Korean embassy or consulate office in your country of current residence
ㅇDocuments: a copy of admissions letter, passport, 1 photo, other additional documents (varies depending on country)
(2) Student Visa (D-4)
For any study plans extending beyond three months, students should apply for a D-4 visa. The D-4 visa is valid for 6 months and can be extended for up to 18 months. Documents required (such as admissions letter, sponsorship letter, evidence of finances) should be submitted to a local Korean embassy or consulate office. As it normally takes a month or so to process a D-4, students will need to start the process at least 2 months prior to the start of their term. (3) Sponsorship Letter
Those wishing to apply for a D-4 visa require a notarized sponsorship letter. The sponsorship letter should be written by a Korean adult living in Korea with a job. Download the application form from the university website and visit a nearby legal office or notary office with the sponsor's seal and ID card.
Accomodation
For students enrolled in the summer intensive program, summer program for the youth and the special short term programs for Japanese are eligible to apply for the Anam Haksa dormitories. Students enrolled in other programs are not eligible to apply for the Korean University dormitories. Students who do not wish to stay in a dormitory should look for a boarding house, a studio-stype residence or a gosiwon (room with bed and desk) facility instead. Refer to website for more information on housing options.
Registration Cancelation

(1) Deferrals
- After completing the application process and paying the fees, a student can apply for a one-term deferral by submitting a written request, which must be received one week before the first day of class.
- The deferral will be granted for one term only. If the student does not enroll in the next term, his or her application will be voided and the tuition will not be refunded.
(If students fail to obtain a visa, students have to cancel their enrollment as they cannot postpone their enrollment.)

(2) Withdrawals
- A student can withdraw if there is a personal reason approved by Director of IFLS.
- To withdraw formally from the program, a written request must be submitted.
- The tuition will be refunded according to the refund policy.

(3) Refunds
- Application fee is not refundable.
- One week before the first class day, 90% refund will be granted.
- Within two week after the first class day, 70% refund will be granted.
- After two week, no refunds will be granted.

※ Note
- In cases where a student is denied a visa, a full refund will be granted only if the student submits all of the following documents: KLCC withdrawal application, letter of admission, receipt for tuition payment, letter from the Korean Consulate General denying the visa.
- In cases where a student is denied a visa, he/she should submit a withdrawal application at least one week prior to the start of the program in order to get a full refund.

Directions

[Subway]
Anam Station (Seoul Subway Line 6), Exit 2. - KU Back Gate - Tiger Plaza - Intl' Studies Hall 201
Korea University Station (Seoul Subway Line 6), Exit 1. - KU Main Gate - Central Plaza - Student Union Bldg - Communications Bldg - Intl' Studies Hall 201

[Bus]
Buses that stop at Anam Station - 1111, 1212, 273 - KU Back Gate - Tiger Plaza - Intl' Studies Hall 201
Buses that stop at KU Main Gate - 1017, 1216, 7211, 144, 163, 100, 1000 - Central Plaza - Student Union Bldg - Communications Bldg - Intl' Studies Hall 201

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