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  • Location:  Seoul
  • Tuition Fee : $1,240 per semester
  • Cost of Living in Seoul : $12,000 / Year

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Yonsei University

Korean Language Program of Yonsei University

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Program Summary


Program/Major Summary

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The Regular Program is offered on a year-round basis, so you may choose to begin your studies when it is most convenient for you. Every semester, around 1,600 people from 60 different countries study at the KLI, and the majority of these people enroll in the Regular Program. 


Throughout the program, students will learn cultural information needed for the successful application of Korean. KLI classes are small and offer many opportunities for interaction with the teacher and other students in class. Language learning is promoted through a variety of classroom activities and projects. Students have the opportunity to meet other students from diverse countries and cultures, which can be useful to them after they graduate and become employed.


6 Level Regular Course : A,C course


* The Level 6 Regular Course covers 10 chapters per semester and offers levels one through six, which can be completed in approximately one and half years for students beginning at level one.


* Approximately 90% of students enroll in the 6 Level Regular Course


* If the number of enrolled students is insufficient to open, the classes could be closed after the payment deadline.



80% = Midterm 40% + Final 40% - (Speaking 25% / Listening 25% / Reading 25% / Writing 25%)

20% = Class participation, comprehension, pronunciation, intonation, etc. All classes are conducted only in Korean.

Dormitory: Dormitory housing applications for all courses are accepted on a first come first serve basis. D(Real time online) course has cancelled, we do not offer online course from 2023 Spring semester.



Until 1/6 from the class begins: Refund 80% of Tuition Fee

Until 2/6 from the class begins: Refund 75% of Tuition Fee

Until 3/6 from the class begins: Refund 50% of Tuition Fee

Until 4/6 from the class begins: Refund 30% of Tuition Fee

Until 5/6 from the class begins: Refund 25% of Tuition Fee

Over 5/6 from the class begins: Non-refundable


Admission Requirements

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♦ The minimum age is 18 and the maximum age is 65.


♦ Minimum Level of Education Completed:

A high school diploma or the equivalent is the minimum requirement for admission. (a graduate-to-be is not eligible.)


♦ Minimum GPA:



Required Documents

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1) Completed "My Profile"


2) A Color Photocopy of Passport (If you have the Alien Registration Card, a photocopy of it is also required.)


3) Diploma and Transcript from the last school attended (If the documents are not written in Korean or English, they must be translated into one of those languages, and notarized or apostilled.)


4) 3 ID photos (in color, 3.5cm × 4.5cm)


5) Additional Required documents for Student Visa Issuance:

** Bank Certificate of Deposit Balance in the applicant’s or applicant's parents name (over USD $10,000)

** A photocopy of Family Relation Certificate in case of submitting parents’ Bank Certificate of Deposit Balance.


* Following conditions may be added depending on the applicant’s nationality.

♦ Countries that 4-semester enrollment is required

Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Iran, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Syria, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, African countries



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♦ Short-Term General Visa (C-3-1)

This visa is generally called a tourist visa or a visiting visa. Students who are planning to study at KLP for only one term may apply for the C-3 visa. This visa is good for 3 months (90 days) and can be issued immediately upon application at either a Korean Embassy or a Consulate office. The holder of this visa should coordinate his/her length of study in Korea with the effective period of the visa to avoid the risk of visa expiration during the course of study. Please note that we do not issue a letter of admission for any Short-Term General Visa (C-3).


If you are in the course of KLP with this visa and want to study for more than a semester, you can change it to an appropriate visa by registering next semester, receiving the Certificate of Admission and the Certificate of Enrollment, and then applying for a new visa at the Immigration Office in Korea.


Please note that this visa is different with no-visa entry. And as of now, it’s only available for American, Japanese and German nationals to be issued a student visa after no-visa entry.


♦ General Training Visa (D-4)

A student who is planning to study for more than one semester should apply for the D-4 visa. This visa is generally good for 6 months at a time and can be renewed in Korea. Since this visa takes approximately 2~4 weeks to process upon application at either a Korean Embassy or Consulate office, it is recommended that students should apply for this visa at least 2 months before leaving for Korea.


Usually, if you registered two semesters, the length of your stay should be six months. If four semesters, the length of stay should be six months at first and can be extended for three months twice. Also you begin your studies with C-3-1 visa and change it to D-4 if you want to register subsequent semesters to continue studying. 


* The 'Certificate of Admission' required for the D-4 visa application should be issued only to those who have registered for at least 2 semesters (6 months) in advance.

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Application Process​

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Provide information about your academic background and Korean language proficiency.


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Settle Tuition Fees

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