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Application Procedure

Application Eligibility

Overseas Koreans or international citizens with a high school diploma (expected) or equivalent academic ability

Application Procedure

Application Procedure Application Procedure Expand
  1. Submit the Application Package
  2. Check the result and pay fees
  3. Receive a letter of admission from KLC
  4. Prepare the visa application package
  5. Submit the visa application package to the Korean Consulate General
  6. Receive visa from the Korean Consulate General

It generally takes approximately a month to process a visa application. The period of visa issuance is different from countries. Please inquiry about visa issuance at the Korean Embassy or Consulate Office in your residence.

How to Apply

Submit the completed application form along with other required documents to KLC by mail or in person

Required Application Materials

Submitted documents will not be returned.

For those who do not apply for a student visa (Basic Required Document)
  1. Completed application form (Download and print from KLC website)
  2. Original copies graduation certificate or expected graduation certificate or enrollment certificate from the applicant’s most recent academic background.
    • An apostille or Notarization of Korean Consulate (In case your country is not a member of Apostille) is required for graduation certificates and transcripts issued in 26 countries below.
    • (Bangladesh, Cameroon, China, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, India, Indonesia, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mali, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Uzbekistan, Ukraine, Uganda, and Vietnam)
    • For Chinese students, certificate of graduation or proof of enrollment must be certified by the Ministry of Education.

    • Besides above 26 countries, a translated and notarized certificate is required.

  3. One copy of the applicant’s passport
  4. Two ID photos (3.5 x 4.5cm)
For those who would apply for a student visa (D-4-1 Visa)
  1. Basic Required Documents (Please refer the above)
  2. Original copies of Bank Certificate of applicant’s deposit balance

    USD 10,000 (2 semesters or more)

    • * Applicants for 1 semester cannot apply for D-4 visa

    • * A bank statement in the name of one of the applicant's immediate family members is acceptable with a certified document verifying family register/relation.

  3. If applicants have gap more than 1 year after graduation, submit the proof documents. (ex. Certificate of employment, career certificate and etc.)
  4. Reference (submit only upon request after document screening)
    • 1) Reference by a Korean (notarized)

      Qualification for surety: an employed Korean 20 years of age or older who resides in Korea.

    • 2) Proof of Employment (original)

      For business operators: a copy of their business license

Required Application Materials for Chinese Applicants

Required Application Materials for Chinese Applicants
No. Item Note Original Copy
1 Application form Download the application form at the KLC website 1  
2 ID photo Size: 3.5cm x 4.5cm, White background 4  
3 Copy of passport     1
4 Academic
Certification Document
  1. University graduate: University graduation certificate
  2. Undergraduate: High school graduation certificate, Certificate of Enrollment
  3. High school graduate: High school graduation certificate, General certificate of education

 Apply at www.chsi.com.cn, submit original documents.

If applicants graduated in a country besides China, their diplomas or degrees must be certified by the Korean Consul in that country or a consul of that country in Korea.

Applicants are requested to send only a copy of their diplomas. To prevent the risk of loss of the document, we do not accept original diplomas.

1 1
5 Copy of Hogubu
(applicant’s)
    2
6 Bank Statement
(USD 10,000 or above)
Bank statements must be issued within one calendar month prior to application. To be valid, the minimum balance must have been maintained for at least six months.

If the bank statement belongs to the applicant’s parents, notarized proof of kinship or a copy of the Family Hogubu must be submitted.

1 1
7 Other
(if applicable)
* Other documents besides the above
  • Employed Applicants: Career certificated and reasons to study abroad
  • Korean-Chinese: Elementary-, middle-, and high school diplomas (Chinese schools)
  • If there is other significant information to report, submit the relevant documents after inquiry.
  • If applicants have studied in Korea, submit the relevant documents.
  • If applicants have anything significant, submit the relevant documents after contacting us.
  • If applicants submit false papers or inform false, their admissions are cancelled.
  • We may require additional documents for screening, and submitteddocuments will not be returned.

Required Application Materials for Vietnamese Applicants

Required Application Materials for Vietnamese Applicants
No. Item Note Original Copy
1 ID Photo Size: 3.5cm x 4.5cm 2  
2 Copy of passport     1
3 Academic Certification Document
  1. High school graduation certificate and transcript certified by Korean embassy
  2. University enrollment/graduation certificate and transcript certified by Korean embassy(for relevant applicants)

If applicants graduated in a country besides Vietnam, their documents must be certified by the Korean Consul in that country or a consul of that country in Korea.

1  
4 Bank Statement
(USD 10,000)
Bank statements must be issued within 1 calendar month prior to application. To be valid, the minimum balance must have been maintained for at least one year on the date of submission.
Ex. If you apply for 2019 Spring semester, minimum balance should be at least maintained from December of 2017.
1  
5 Household Registration Bool     1
  • If applicants have anything significant, submit the relevant documents.
    • If applicants have gap more than 1 year after graduation, submit the proof documents.
    • If applicants have studied in Korea, submit the relevant documents.
  • If applicants submit false papers or inform false, their admissions are cancelled.
  • We may require additional documents for screening, and submitted documents will not be returned.

Tuition Fees

  • Admission Fee: KRW 60,000 (non-refundable)
  • Tuition per semester
    • Morning Classes: KRW 1,660,000/semester (Level 1~6)
    • Afternoon Classes: KRW 1,500,000/semester (Level 1~6)
    • Research Classes: KRW 1,281,000/semester (4 days per week), Only afternoon classes are available.
    • Pay extra expense for teaching materials (KRW 39,000~46,000 depending on the level)
    • Tuition fees are adjusted annually in the spring semester. Even if there are pre-registered students, tuition fees will be settled after the year’s tuition is determined.

Payment Method

  • Both tuition and application fees can be paid by electronic transfer to KLC’s bank account at KEB Hana Bank under the name ‘IFLS, Korea University’.
  • Please make sure to inform us if the payment sender’s name is someone other than the student.
  • Applicants are responsible for all remittance charges.
Bank Address
Bank Name KEB Hana Bank, Kodae Branch
Bank Address 145 Anam-ro, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul, 02841, Korea
SWIFT CODE KOEXKRSE
Account Name 고려대학교 국제어학원 (IFLS,Korea University)
Account Number 391-810002-32904

Fee Reduction Policy

  • Students are eligible for a fee reduction if they meet one of the following conditions.
  • If a student is eligible for more than one discount, the higher discount will apply.
    • 20% reduction for students currently attending Korea University
    • 20% reduction for foreign diplomats and government officials residing in Korea and their family members dispatched to Korea by their country’s government
    • 10% reduction for immediate family members who sign up for the same term
    • 10% reduction for children of Korea University employees and alumni

Postponement and Cancellation

Postponement and Cancellation
Postponement
  • If a student is unable to participate in our program for personal reasons after completing the enrollment procedure, his/her enrollment can be postponed once if the reason for postponement is submitted a week prior to the program starting date.
  • If the student does not attend school in the designated semester, his/her enrollment will be canceled and tuition fees will not be returned.
  • Enrollment cannot be postponed without a visa.
Cancellation
  • Enrollment can be canceled if applicants are unable to attend due to their personal reason after completing the registration process.
  • For enrollment cancellation, students must submit required documents.
    (a completed withdrawal form, a copy of bank book, proof of departure or transfer)
  • If enrollment is canceled, tuition fees will be returned according to the cancellation policy.
  • In case that visa is not accepted, applicants can get a full refund (except the admission fee) with the submission of withdrawal form until one week prior to the program starting date.

Refunds

refunds
Period Refund Amount
Mornig Class Afternoon Class Research Class
Before class begins 1,660,000 1,500,000 1,281,000
Week 1 ~ 4
(20 Days)
Day 1 ~ 7 1,438,667 1,300,000 1,110,200
Day 8 ~ 10 1,328,000 1,200,000 1,024,800
Day 11 ~ 20 996,000 900,000 768,600
Week 5 ~ 8
(20 Days)
Day 21~27 774,667 700,000 597,800
Day 28 ~ 30 664,000 600,000 512,400
Day 31 ~ 40 332,000 300,000 256,200
Week 9 ~ 10
(10 Days)
Day 41 ~ 50 - - -
  • "Days" above refer to "Class Days."
  • The admission fee is non-refundable.
  • Tuition is adjusted in the spring of every year. For this reason, those who paid in advance must also pay the difference after the adjustments are made.

On-campus Dormitory

The Frontier Hall, a new on-campus dormitory is avilable for new students who enrolled in the Regular Program only.

On-campus Dormitory
Classification Frontier Hall in the Anam Campus, Doule-occupancy
Application Period The application period will be announced on the KLC website separately 30 to 45days prior to the starting date.
How to Apply Apply at the K:C website →Check the Accpetance →Pay the dormitory fee
Dormitory Fee KRW 1,200,000 / 1 term
Facilities
  • room with attached bathroom, shower, air conditioning, heating, desk, closet, and bed
  • laundry room, reading room, seminar room, convenience store, dry cleaner’s, and restaurant