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Seoul » Jung-gu » Dongguk University Institute of International Education (동국대학교 한국어교육센터)


Dongguk University Institute of International Education (동국대학교 한국어교육센터)   
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  • Dongguk University Institute of International Education (동국대학교 한국어교육센터)
  • Dongguk University Institute of International Education (동국대학교 한국어교육센터)
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Pildong 3-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul-si
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The Center for Korean Language Education (CKLE) began as Korean Language Program (KLP) for the Center for Language Research and Instruction (CLRI) in 2002. In 2005, it underwent considerable restructuring and was reorganized into a the CKLE in 2005. The purpose of the center is to offer programs to foreigners and ethnic Koreans to enhance their communication skills in the Korean language and provide a deeper understanding of the culture. Professional Korean instructors, using learner-centered teaching methods, help students efficiently master the language and understand the culture more profoundly. The KLP also has a specialized Korean language program for foreign students preparing for undergraduate or graduate study in Korea. The center also supports various student exchange programs with its sister universities. Students are placed in a class consisting usually of 12 pupils, at their respective levels of proficiency.
Korean Language Program & Schedule:
-All courses are offered for a year (4 terms) (10 weeks per term, total 180 hours)
-Korean Language classes run every Mon/Tue/Thu/Fri. Cultural programs every other Wednesday.
-20 hours of cultural experience are allocated per term.
-Terms start every March, June, September and December (First Monday of the respective month)
-Placement tests: 1 week before term begin.
Minimum requirement of a high school diploma or its equivalent.
Required Documents

- An application form (designated format) and a letter of self-introduction in Korean or English.
- A copy of passport
- A certificate of graduation (or enrollment) and a transcript (original copy or notarized copy).
- A bank statement or certificate of transfer to a Korean bank with a minimum balance of 3,000 USD (original copy).
- Three color photos (3cm x 4cm)
- 50,000 won application fee (this amount will be adjusted in tuition fee at the time of admission)

※ Additional documents are required for citizens from non-visa waiver countries (e.g. China, Mongolia, Uzbekistan etc.)

- A notarized Hogubu (certificate of family relationship) and copies of family members' ID cards.
- A notarized copy of parent’s income statement and employment certificate
- A bank statement with a minimum balance of 10,000 USD (the balance must be maintained for at least 3 months after the first day of the class)
- A letter of sponsorship/ guarantee from a Korean national (attach guarantor's certificate of employment and business registration)
- Students from China who are applying to a language program should submit additional documents (certificate of academic background, Huikao, Gaokao, etc.)

※ Requirements may vary depending on applicant’s nationality.

Submit Application Documents → Review & Notify individuals → Tuition Payment → Letter of Admissions, Invoice of Tuition issued → Apply visa at a local Korean embassy or consulate office → Arrival (new student registration) → placement test
- Application fee: 50,000 won (non-refundable)
- Tuition fee: 1,300,000 won (not including cost of textbooks)
- Fees for special courses are charged separately
Visa Application
Students of the regular program can get either the regular short-term visa (C-3) or a regular training visa (D-4). The school does not administrate visa application for the students. C-3 visa is good for 90 days. For students enrolling for two terms or longer must transfer to a D-4 visa. There is no visa application required for those enrolled in the special programs.

Sponsorship Letter
Sponsor must be a Korean national living in Korea with a job. This letter must by notarized by the sponsor or the student. Extension of Visa

For students of the CKLE requires the following documents to obtain a D-4 visa:
Passport & Alient Registration Card
Application form for Extension of Stay (Immigration Office)
Certificate of Enrollment & Certificate of Attendance (issued by CKLE)
Certificate of Bank Balance under student's name (min USD3,000) or a sponsorship letter
Administration Fee: 30,000won

Alien Registration Card
An alien registration card must be issued before getting a D-4 visa.
Certificate of Enrollment (issued by CKLE)
Application form for an Alien Card (Prepare at a Korean Immigration Office)
2 Color Photo (3㎝×4㎝)
Administration Fee:10,000won
Registration Cancelation

- Before the semester starts: 100%
- Within two weeks after semester starts: 80%
- Within 2~4 weeks after semester starts: 50%
- After 4 weeks: non-refundable

※ The amount is refundable upon return of the original certificate of admission and the original tuition fee receipt.

- Fees are generally non-refundable except for unavoidable reasons such as illness
- Refund ratio is the same in cases of non- acquisition of visa.
- Refund will be wired to the bank account in the student’s home county after student’s departure from Korea (money transfer fee charged to the student).



Dongguk Univ. Station (Seoul Subway Line 3) Exit 6.
Chungmuro Station (Seoul Subway Line 3 & 4) Exit 1.

Jangchung-dong (Entrance of Dongguk University): Bus 7012, 144, 301, 420, 407
In front of Daehan Cinema: Bus 7011, 104, 105, 140, 263, 421, 507, 604


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