FAQs

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Students can leave the Certificate of Health part blank and submit their application form. After they have completed the Certificate of Health form, you can then go to Application Guide > click the [Add Documents] and upload it.
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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.
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Please submit your old passport first and complete the application. However, make sure to submit the new passport as soon as you receive it.
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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.
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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 studyabroad@korea.ac.kr
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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.
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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.
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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 studyabroad@korea.ac.kr
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It takes approximately 6 - 8 weeks for the results after the application period ends.
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The details about the course registration will be given via e-mail to students before the semester starts. The course registration usually starts in the first week of February for spring semester and in the first week of August for fall semester.
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Only graduate students who applied to exchange/visiting program can take graduate courses. Only the departments below “Graduate School” are allowed to exchange/visiting students. However, the courses in Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Law, Information Security, Business (BUS, INT) department and all courses in Sejong Campus are not available. The details will be given via e-mail.
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For the undergraduate courses, Medicine,Nursing, Law, Information Security, Pharmacy and all the courses at Sejong campus are not offered to exchange/visiting students.
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This should be decided with your home university. The credits might vary depending on your university so do not confuse it with the Korea University’s credits (Maximum 19 credits). Please make sure you know the exact amount of credits you need to achieve to transfer it to your home university. This should be confirmed before the semester starts since the changes cannot be made afterwards.
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The course list for spring semester will be updated in January and for fall semester in July at http://sugang.korea.ac.kr > English > Major Subject (or General Subject). The syllabuses are available by clicking ‘Course No.’ link. You are able to search the courses without logging in. (* If the courses are not available, please select the previous year and see the past syllabuses.)
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If you are planning to go abroad during the semester after you arrive in Korea, applying for the multiple visa might be more convenient for you. However, this should be decided by yourself so you can contact the Korean embassy and ask details before applying your visa.
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Most of the students will need to apply for the D-2 visa. You will receive the required documents.
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All D-2 visa holders need a special employment permit, which is available at Immigration Office, before they begin the work. Revised 2018.05.02 There will be changes regarding the part time job policy for D-2 holders. It would start from October 01, 2018. Details will be announced afterwards.
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You must file a ‘Change of Place of Sojourn Report’ within 14 days of moving at the city or town hall with jurisdiction over your new residence. You must report the change of address even if the address is located within the same area.
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Official certificate of enrollment is available at the One-Stop Service Center in the Central Plaza.
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The grade/credit transfer should be discussed with your home university. Korea University courses are graded from A+ to F. However, it is your university’s decision whether to accept the grade as given from KU or transfer it to their grade scale.
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If your friend or someone in your family wants to visit the Korea University and receive the grade report by person for you, you must fill out the Power of Attorney. The person who will be receiving the transcript for you must take the Power of Attorney to the One-Stop Service Center. Please check Exchange/Visiting Student > Board > Notice to find the Power of Attorney. After you fill out the document, the person must visit the One-Stop Service at the Central Plaza (Underground, near the Main Gate) and submit the documents.
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Additional transcript request for exchange/visiting students is available at GSC website > Exchange/Visiting > Requests > Transcript Request. Issue and shipping fee should be paid for the request to be proceeded.
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For exchange students, the transcripts will be sent to their home institutions. For visiting students, the transcripts will be sent to their residences. The very first copy of the transcript is free of charge and will be sent after their total semester at KU has been completed.
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Your official academic transcript is available at the One-Stop Service Center in the Central Plaza.
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Those who are selected will receive an e-mail approximately 6-8 weeks after semester starts.
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Please check this website > Exchange/Visiting > While in KU> Scholarships.
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First of all, please contact your home university coordinator regarding the extension after semester starts. When your home university and Korea University both agrees with your extension, you can visit our office and fill out the extension form during the application period only.
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KU Office of International Affairs does not offer any official home stays.
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You can find a lot of housings under various conditions at goshipages.com
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Please check the application schedule and procedure for the accommodation at http://reslife.korea.ac.kr Moreover, any inquiries regarding the dormitories are welcome at reslife@korea.ac.kr
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