How to obtain a study visa in South Korea

study visa in South Korea

Following our article about the study guide in South Korea, now it’s time to think about how to obtain a study visa in South Korea in order to travel there.

Indeed, that will be after you receive the acceptance letter directly from a Korean University. Of course, the residency program varies according to the study program you are targetting.

Check out the top 10 universities in South Korea.

Types of study visas in South Korea

There are 2 types of Student Visa:

1) South Korea study visa D-2.

2) South Korea General Training Visa D-4.

Note: In South Korea, the visa is called ‘Sajeong’. As a matter of fact, it is the official name for the visa by the Korean Ministry of Justice.

South Korea study visa D-2

D-2 is a visa available to all students who wish to study (Bachelor’s study) or complete their studies (Masters and PhD) in South Korea from all over the world.

How to apply for D-2 study visa in South Korea

The application process is done through the Korean embassy or consulate in your country.

You need the below papers and documents to obtain a South Korean D-2 study visa:

  • A valid passport.
  • Visa application form (obtained from the Korean embassy or consulate).
  • Acceptance letter from the Korean University that you wish to study in.
  • Most recent educational certificates obtained.
  • A document of the student’s bank account.
  • Visa fee with the amount of $30 for a single-entry visa, or $50 for multiple entries.

Learn also the types of scholarships in South Korea.

South Korea General Internship Visa D-4

D-4 is a visa available to students who want to reside in South Korea for the purpose of studying the Korean language.

Or people studying in educational institutions other than the Academic Research Institute.

In addition to the purpose of vocational, industrial and technical internship in Korean national research institutes.

Here you can check the education system and the teaching language in South Korea.

How to obtain a D-4 General Internship Visa

Likewise, it is very similar to the way to obtain a D-2 study visa in South Korea. Basically, applying for it is done through the Korean embassy or consulate in your country.

Requirements for obtaining a D-4 General Internship Visa and the necessary documents:

  • A valid passport.
  • Visa application form (obtained from the Korean embassy or consulate).
  • Certificate of proof of acceptance and registration for internship or study at an educational institution other than the Academic Research Institute.
  • Most recent educational certificates obtained.
  • A statement of the bank account balance (provided that it exceeds $1,000 in local banks or documents related to academic exchange).
  • Identification certificate (for those who cannot prove their financial capability to cover the study, internship and living costs).

See the topic of study and living costs in South Korea.

  • Visa fee is $30 for a single-entry visa or $ 50 for multiple entries.

For more information and contact about studying in Korea, visit the official website of the Korean government

At last, to find out how to apply for admission and registration in South Korean universities, follow us in the next article.

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