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Visiting Students

What is Visiting Student Program (VSP)

International students whose home institutions do not have an exchange agreement with KU nor has links with ISEP can apply to the VSP.

The program details of SEP and VSP remain the same apart from the following:

  • VSP applicants do not have to be nominated by their home institution. KU VSP is open to all who satisfy the KU eligibility.
  • VSP applicants will solely be assessed on individual’s academic ability.
  • Visiting students directly pay for the application and tuition fee to KU.

How to Apply

Korea University is open to students who are interested in studying in Korea and learn about Korea through academic and cultural immersion. It is important that you consider your home institution's requirements for you to choose the most suitable program for yourself.

Eligibility

Students from non-exchange universities should first consider consulting with a study abroad coordinator at their home university. Only after securing approval from their home university, should applicants apply to the VSP program.

Entry requirements

To apply for VSP at KU, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Accurately complete the online application form with essential supporting documents
  • A minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
  • Must be of a currently enrolled student
  • Must have studied for a minimum of 2 full semesters at home institution by the time of submitting the online application to KU

Tuition Fees

Undergraduate: approximately $4,000/semester
Postgraduate: approximately $5,000/semester

  • Please note that the tuition fees are subject to an annual increase of about 5 to 7%.

Required Documents

  • Original Academic Transcript
  • Personal Statement (A4 one-page)
  • Copy of a Valid Passport
  • Certificate of Health
  • One Academic Reference
  • Oath of Good Conduct
  • Health Insurance

Application Period

  • Spring semester(Mar-Jun): 1 Oct - 15 Nov
  • Fall semester(Sep-Dec): 28 March - 15 May

*The online application is open during the designated periods only.

Applicants who have submitted the application form may upload documents by clicking the [Add Documents] during the designated periods.
(Application may not be revised once it is submitted)