Korea Education Study Visas
Students who are planning to stay in Korea for less than 90 days may
apply for the C-3 visa.
Those who want to stay in Korea for the following reasons may
require this type of visa: tour, transit, medical treatment,
participation for a variety of activities or meeting, culture, art,
general study or research, attending a religious conference, etc.
Visas can be issued immediately upon applying at
either the Korean Embassy or the Consulate office.
The required documents are as follows:
Visa Application Form (available at a Korean
Embassy or Consulate office)
Students who want to stay in Korea for more than 91 days should apply
for a D-4 visa at least two months before departing for Korea. Those
who have a C-3 visa can apply for a D-4 visa at the immigration office in
Korea in case they want to stay for their study for more than 91 days.
(Please make sure whether it is possible to change to a D-4 visa
because, for some nationalities, it is difficult to change visa types)
Visas are required for the following:
Those who attend the Korean Language program at an affiliated
institute of university or college
Those who want to be educated at an educational institution except
the institution or research center which allows the qualifications
eligible for studying abroad(D-2)
Those who are training in technology and skills at a national or
public research center, training institute,
Those who receive pay from a training institution, or those who are
eligible for D-3, and those who have attended high school or lower
ones with F-1 or F-3 visa, are excluded from the object of the above.
Students who want to study at an affiliated language institute of a
university/college, or exchange students who are trainees with an
agreement of academic exchange should submit the following documents:
Visa Application Form
Documents which prove the
admission to a university/college or a certificate
Certificate (more than 3, 000 USD)
Letter of Sponsorship (A Korean
sponsor of a student should submit two original
letters of sponsorship. A representative of a corporate, or a Korean
nationality who lives, and has his/her job in Korea, is eligible for