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.
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:
- 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
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:
- Those who attend the
Korean Language program at an affiliated institute of university or
- 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.
- Visa Application Form
- Documents which prove the admission to a university/college or a
certificate of studentship
- Financial Statement
- Money Transference/Exchange Certificate (more than 3,000 USD)
- Letter of Sponsorship (A Korean sponsor of a student should submit
two original notarized letters of sponsorship. A representative of a
corporate, or a Korean with Korean nationality who lives, and has
his/her job in Korea, is eligible for the sponsorship)