Q : What is the difference between exchange student and visiting student?
A : We would like to recommend all the students to visit their home university study abroad coordinator. If there is an agreement between your home university and KU, the coordinator will give you further details to prepare before you apply for the exchange program.
If not, you can apply for the visiting student program but please make sure your home university knows the details about your plan. There is possibility that some universities might not be able to accept the credits you have achieved from KU so make your plan in advance.
Q : My passport will be expired soon, but my new passport will not arrive within the application period what should I do?
A: Please submit your old passport first and complete the application. However, make sure to submit the new passport as soon as you receive it.
Q : My university has agreement with KU, but can I still apply for the Visiting Student Program?
A : Please contact your home university study abroad coordinator and ask about this matter. It should be discussed with your university first since you need to discuss about the credits.
Q : What is reference letter? (For Visiting Program Students)
A : Reference letter or Academic Reference should be written by the relevant referee (usually the professor).
There is no specific format for the letter and it is accepted by direct e-mail from the referee only. It should be sent to email@example.com
Q: How should I submit the Certificate of Health?
A: The certificate of health must be completed by the doctor. This is to check students’ antibody status and everyone should submit the fully completed form.
1. Students must either prove the record of the vaccination (must done twice) or the result of lab test after the application period starts.
2. The TB test must be done after application period starts. However, those who wish to stay on campus must take the TB test again, so we suggest those students to complete the certificate of health after the on-campus accommodation result is announced so that they do not need to do it twice.
Q : What kind of insurance should I submit?
A : It is required by the Korean Ministry of Education that all incoming international students are covered by private health/medical insurance during their stay in Korea prior to beginning their studies at KU. The insurance should support you in case you need to see the doctor or in case you get injured. For more details, please contact the insurance company you are planning to register.
Q : I cannot submit my on-line application form for exchange/visiting program
A : The error might occur depending on the browser/system or other various reasons. Please try the two steps below.
1. Please check if you have compressed the file.
Though the maximum size is 50kb for your photo, and 1mb for each of the documents, it is
recommended compressing it little bit more. (45KB for your photo, and 900KB for each documents)
2. Please try to submit the application using different browser.
If it still does not work, please contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org
Q : When can I know the results for the Exchange/Visiting Program?
A : It takes approximately 6 - 8 weeks for the results after the application period ends.