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Foreign Degree Seeking Students


Basic Required Documents

Freshmen/transferred students applying for VISA in their home countries should

  • Submit a Standard Letter of Admission issued by the KU Office of International Affairs and apply for VISA directly at the Embassy or the Consulate of the Republic of Korea

Freshmen/Transferred students whose nationality is one of the countries below: China, Cuba, Syria, Macedonia, Kosovo The visa needs to be issued here in Korea at the Immigration Office by officials of the university. Please submit the following documents to the admission office for visa issuance.

  • Letter of Admission (provided by KU)
  • 1 color photo of the applicant (3.5 x 4.5 (㎝))
  • Certificate of tuition payment
  • Certificate of bank balance (Must be over USD13,000)
  • Census registry (China: Copy of Hogubu)
  • Certificate of High School Graduation (Must obtain certification of the Embassy or the Consulate of the Republic of Korea or the Foreign Ministry of their home country after notarization)

** Census Registry (China: Copy of Hogubu) and Certificate of High School Graduation (Must obtain certification of the Embassy or the Consulate of the Republic of Korea or the Foreign Ministry of their home country after notarization) are required.

Freshmen/transferred students changing their VISA from D4 to D2

  • Passport
  • Certificate of Alien Registration
  • Fee
  • Application for Visa Issuance (Available at the Immigration Office)
  • 1 color photo of the applicant (3.5 x 4.5 (㎝))
  • Standard Letter of Admission (provided by KU)
  • Certificate of tuition payment
  • Certificate of bank balance (Must be over USD13,000)
  • Census registry (China: Copy of Hogubu)
  • Certificate of High School Graduation (Must obtain certification of the Embassy or the Consulate of the Republic of Korea or the Foreign Ministry of their home country after notarization)

** Census Registry (China: Copy of Hogubu) and Certificate of High School Graduation (Must obtain certification of the Embassy or the Consulate of the Republic of Korea or the Foreign Ministry of their home country after notarization) are required of the students of the following nationalities: China, the Philippines, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Mongolia, Thailand, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Iran, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Ukraine, Nigeria, Ghana, Egypt, Peru)

Returning students (Students from China, Cuba, Syria, Macedonia, Kosovo)

  • Original Copy of Standard Letter of Admission (Issued from the KU Office of International Affairs)
  • High School Transcript (Original Copy)
  • Transcript from Korea University
  • 1 copy each of passport and ID
  • 1 copy of Hogubu including all family members (Translated to Korea, with a signature of the translator) and a copy each of students' parents' ID
  • The copy of parents' ID must have their English names written on it
  • Certificate of Bank Balance (Original copy, must be over USD13,000)
  • 1 copy of ID photo
  • Certificate of High School Graduation (Must be certified from the Embassy or the Consulate of the Republic of Korea and the Foreign Ministry after notarization)

** Returning students who are not from China, Cuba, Syria, Macedonia, Kosovo should visit the Embassy or the Consulate of the Republic of Korea in their home countries with the Standard Letter of Admission issued from the Office of International Affairs and apply for VISA.

Exchange/Visiting Students


Exchange/visiting students are basically supposed to obtain a visa from Korean Embassy or Consulate in their home country (or for those who have Chinese nationality in the country where their home institution is located) before departure to Korea.


Basic Required Documents

  • Certificate of Admission (provided by KU)

Additional Required Document

Those who have Chinese nationality
  • Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)
  • Certificate of Enrollment / Academic Transcript (provided by home institution)
  • Reference letter from home institution
Those from other countries
  • Additional documents may vary according to the Korean Embassy or Consulate where they apply. To directly contact the Embassy is recommended.