The University Korean Program

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Summary

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The University Korean Language Program is designed for foreign students who are either currently enrolled in a Korean university or are planning on applying to a Korean university. This course aims to cultivate the high level of Korean ability necessary for studying at a Korean university by focusing on content related to university life as well as university courses and lectures. Through this course, students will be able to acquire the Korean language skills necessary for preparing to enter a Korean university in a short period of time. The University Korean Language Program is offered at both the Sinchon Campus and the International Campus, and each campus operates on its own school system.



Sinchon Campus (Seoul) International Campus (Songdo)
Semester Start 4 semesters per year (March, June, September, December) 6 semesters per year (March, May, July, September, November, January)
Semester 10 weeks per semester 7 weeks per semester
Class Time 200 hours per semester 210 hours per semester
Class Schedule Monday-Friday/2:00 p.m. - 5:50 p.m. Monday-Friday/9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Levels 6 Levels (Elementary 1, Elementary 2, Intermediate 1, Intermediate 2, Advanced 1, Advanced 2) 5 Levels (Elementary 1, Elementary 2, Intermediate 1, Intermediate 2, Advanced 1)
Dormitory First come, first served All applicants accepted
Tuition 1,880,000 won 1,600,000 won

Contact Information:

  • Sinchon Campus, Shin-hye Kim  (Tel. 02-2123-3465, ysklicn@yonsei.ac.kr)
    Address: Room 201, Yonsei Korean Language Institute, 50 Yonsei-ro, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul, South Korea (03722)
  • International Campus Eun-bee Ko  (Tel. 032-749-3103, yskliuk@yonsei.ac.kr)
    Address: Room 319, Songdo Dormitory “D,” Yonsei International Campus, 85 Songdogwahak-ro, Yeonsu-gu, Incheon, South Korea (21983)
 

University Korean Curriculum

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Level Learning Content Objective
Elementary 1 Korean for University Life, 200 hours
(International Campus) TOPIK Preparation Class, 10 hours
  • •Students will be able to use basic expressions to participate in daily conversation.
    • Students will be able to distinguish Korean letters and words that they hear and understand simple conversations related to university life.
    •Students will be able to read and understand Korean sentences and simple Korean texts.
    •Students will be able to use basic grammar to complete sentences and write short compositions.
Elementary 2 Korean for University Life, 200 hours
(International Campus) TOPIK Preparation Class, 10 hours
  • Students will be able to speak in public places correctly according to the situation and be able to solve various problems that may arise during university life.
    • Students will be able to understand the purpose of short dialogues they hear and short stories they read.
    • Students will be able to write short prose pieces based on topics they are familiar with, such as university life.
Intermediate 1 Korean for University Life, 150 hours
Academic Korean for University, 50 hours
(International Campus) TOPIK Preparation Class, 10 hours
  • • Students will gain the speaking ability necessary to ask questions, give explanations, and state their opinion in a university class.
    • Students will be able to understand conversations or stories about familiar topics as well as texts about relatively complex topics.
    • Students will be able to use suitable language to write about familiar topics and use computers to make Hangul documents.
Intermediate 2 Korean for University Life, 120 hours
Academic Korean for University, 80 hours
(International Campus) TOPIK Preparation Class, 10 hours
  • • Students will be able to logically express their opinion about familiar societal issues as well as communicate properly in an academic setting and participate in a debate.
    • Students will be able to grasp both the main idea and specific information in relatively complex conversations and texts.
    • Students will be able to logically express their opinion on familiar societal topics through writing.
Advanced 1 Korean for University Life, 90 hours
Academic Korean for University, 110 hours
(International Campus) TOPIK Preparation Class, 10 hours
  • • Students will be able to discuss liberal arts as well as give speeches and state their opinions on subjects that interest them.
    • Students will be able to understand lectures about liberal arts as well as texts on the subject.
    • Students will be able to write about both societal and abstract topics; as they become accustomed to writing logically, they will be able to write simple reports about topics that interest them.
Advanced 2
(Seoul)
Korean for University Life, 80 hours
Academic Korean for University, 120 hours
  • • Students will be able to discuss technical content as well as give speeches and debate about academic subjects.
    • Students will be able to understand lectures and texts on specialized topics.
    • As students become used to writing academic papers, they will be able to write reports about topics that interest them.

 

Academic Schedule

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* Students from the 21 countries announced by the Ministry of Justice for frequent illegal residency (excluding China) MUST register for 1 year (4 semesters at Seoul Campus, 6 semesters at International Campus) in order to get a student visa and enroll in the Korean Language Institute. In addition, the deadline may be earlier for students from these countries due to the amount of time it takes to issue a visa. However, students who already have a valid visa may apply for one semester.

* ※ The 21 countries announced by the Ministry of Justice for frequent illegal residency: China, Philippines, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Mongolia, Thailand, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Iran, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Ukraine, Nigeria, Ghana, Egypt, and Peru

* ※ The 5 countries strictly monitored for illegal residency: Guinea, Mali, Uganda, Ethiopia, and Cameroon


[Sinchon Campus Academic Schedule]

2019

Application Period for


New Students

Tuition Payment
Deadline

Placement Test

(9:30 a.m.)

Orientation

(3:00 p.m.)

Starting Date Ending Date
Spring December 10 ~ January 18 February 1 March 4 March 6 March 7 May 17
Summer February 18 ~ April 19 May 3 June 4 June 7 June 10 August 19
Autumn May 20 ~ July 19 August 2 September 2 September 4 September 5 November 20
Winter August 19 ~ October 18 November 1 December 2 December 4 December 5 February 20



[International Campus Academic Schedule]

2018

Application Period for


New Students

Tuition Payment Deadline
(D4 Visa Application Deadline)

Placement Test

(9:30 a.m.)

Orientation

(3:00 p.m.)

Starting Date Ending Date
5th Semester September 5 ~ October 2

October 8

(September 4)

November 2 November 5 November 6 December 24
6th Semester November 5 ~ December 3

December 10

(November 2)

January 3

(2019)

January 4

(2019)

January 7

(2019)

February 27

(2019)



2019

Application Period for


New Students

Tuition Payment Deadline
(D4 Visa Application Deadline)

Placement Test

(9:30 a.m.)

Orientation

(3:00 p.m.)

Starting Date Ending Date
1st Semester January 7 ~ February 8

February 15

(January 4)

March 5 March 6 March 7 April 24
2nd Semester March 4 ~ April 4

April 11

(March 4)

April 29 April 30 May 2 June 21
3rd Semester May 3 ~ June 3

June 9

(May 2)

July 2 July 3 July 4 August 22
4th Semester July 4 ~ August 2

August 9

(July 3)

September 3 September 4 September 5 October 30
5th Semester September 6 ~ October 2

December 12

(September 4)

November 4 November 5 November 6 December 24
6th Semester November 7 ~ December 5

December 12

(November 4)

January 2

January 3

January 6 February 25


* New Chinese Applicants (D-4 applicants in China) may apply up to two months before the start of a term.
  . For more detailed information about the registration period, please refer to the Chinese homepage’s 의 section about the University Korean Program and required documents for Chinese students.

   Weibo webpage: http://weibo.com/p/1006065949149101/wenzhang



* Please Note: When registering, required documents MUST be uploaded to “My Page” and mailed to the office before the application deadline. Even if you have applied online, your registration is incomplete until all of these documents have been submitted.

 

Applicant Eligibility

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You must have a high school diploma or equivalent to apply to the Korean Language Institute. (Those who have not yet graduated from high school but are expected to graduate may not apply.)

 

Required Documents

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  • Submitted documents cannot be returned.
  • Chinese students should refer to the KLI homepage and Chinese leaflets
  • The applications of those who do not submit all the required documents will not be reviewed.
  • Additional documents may be requested to aid the evaluation process. In addition, people from the 21 countries announced by the Ministry of Justice and the 5 monitored countries must also attain a certification from the consulate or an apostille for their most recent school diploma, academic transcript, and proof of family relationship. They must also submit a certificate of their bank balance.

* The 21 countries announced by the Ministry of Justice for frequent illegal residency:
Philippines, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Mongolia, Thailand, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Iran, Nigeria, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Ukraine, Ghana, Egypt, Peru, and China (However, students of Chinese nationality must submit the certificate of academic background from the Chinese Ministry of Education.)

* The 5 countries strictly monitored for illegal residency:
Guinea, Mila, Uganda, Ethiopia, and Cameroon


제출서류항목 현황
Required Documents Note
Admission Application You can only apply after signing up for an account on the KLI homepage (www.yskli.com)
Photo Upload 1 ID photo (3.5×4.5㎝) online
Copy of Passport 1 copy of your passport
Certificate of Academic Record (most recent school) 1 copy of either graduation certificate from most recent school, academic transcript, or diploma
Proof of Insurance 1 copy of proof of insurance from either your own country (which can be used in Korea,) a Korean insurance company, or National Health Insurance from the Korean Health Insurance Corporation
Certificate of Bank Balance 1 copy of a certificate of bank balance under the student’s name (equivalent to $9,000 US dollars)
*Only necessary for those wishing to apply for a general training visa (D-4) or those from one of the 21 countries announced by the Ministry of Justice

중국 어학연수생의 제출서류

※ Note : Additional documents may be requested. The submitted documents will not be returned.
  . In the event that one of your submitted documents is forged, your admission will be canceled, and your tuition will not be refunded.


Required Documents Note
1) Application Form You can apply after signing up for an account on the KLI homepage (www.yskli.com)
2) Passport/ARC

- 1 copy of your passport

- If you have an ARC, please include 1 copy

3) ID Photo

- 1 photo (3.5 cm × 4.5 cm / white background)

- After logging into the homepage, go to “My Page” - Photo Management and upload your photo

4) Self-Introduction

- Your self-introduction should include your motivation and plans for learning Korean

- May be written in Korean, Chinese, or English; no word limit

5) Certificate of Graduation (from most recent school)

- College/Bachelor’s Degree or above: Copy of diploma

- Currently Enrolled University/College Students: Copy of high school diploma and original certificate or enrollment at your university or college  

- High School Graduates: Copy of high school diploma

6) Academic Transcript (from most recent school)

- College/Bachelor’s Degree or above: original copy of academic transcript showing all classes 

- Currently Enrolled University/College Students: original copy of academic transcript from high school + original copy of university/college academic transcript 

- High School Graduates: original copy of academic transcript showing all classes 

7) Academic Certificate 2 original copies of the Chinese Ministry of Education’s academic certificate
OR 2 copies of proof of your education degree by the Korean consulate
※ Reference Website: www.chsi.com.cn/ www.cdgdc.edu.cn
* Only 1 of the 2 copies should be submitted to the language school; the other copy must be submitted to the consulate when applying for a visa
8) Proof of Family Relationship

- 1 copy of the family registration certificate which includes both the student and their parents

- In the case that the student and their parents are not on the same certificate, please also submit an original copy of a certificate that shows your relatives

- If your parents are divorced or one parent is deceased, please submit additional supporting documents

9) Identification Card 1 copy of ID from both the student and the student’s parents
10) Record of Activities after Graduation If you did not graduate in the current year, please submit proof of your activities during the period you were not in school, such as a career certificate or a certificate of school attendance.
11) Certificate of Bank Balance 2 copies of a certificate of bank balance

(1) Deposit Amount: at least 9,000 USD OR 70,000 RMB

(2) Deposit Expiration Date: 9 months after the receipt of the certificate

(3) Bank branch, Contact name, Telephone Number must be included

(4) Choose: 中国银行,建设银行,工商银行,农业银行,交通银行,招商银行,华夏银行



* Only 1 of the 2 copies should be submitted to the language school; the other copy must be submitted to the consulate when applying for a visa

12) Proof of Insurance 1 copy of the proof of insurance (MUST be able to make insurance claims for medical expenses in Korea) (Note: there are no requirements for the insurance company or the coverage provided)
* Yonsei University Group Insurance for Students:   http://n.foreignerdb.com/yonsei5 
 

Application Process

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Submit the Online Application (and upload required documents) and pay the Application Fee → Document Screening → Document Screening Results (notification by email takes around 2 weeks) → Invoice and Personal Email Notification → Tuition Fee Payment → Final Confirmation E-mail → If you are applying for a student visa: issuance of admission letter   → Visa Application → Admission



* Note on Uploading Files *

1.File names must not contain spaces or special characters and must only use the English alphabet.

2. Do not include 'script, document, update, print, select' in the file name.


 

Tuition

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  • Application Fee : : 80,000 KRW (non-refundable)
  • Tuition 
    Sinchon Campus 1,880,000 KRW (1 semester, as of 2019)
    International Campus 1,600,000 KRW (1 semester, as of 2019)
  • Textbook Fees (approximately 100,000 KRW per semester) are not included in tuition
  • Annual tuition fees may increase, and you may be required to pay increased tuition as a result even when you are enrolled.
  • Bank Name: Woori Bank
  • Account Number: Please use the personal banking account number provided

    (this will be provided after submitting your online application)

  • Account Name: Yonsei University - (학) 연세대학교
  • Swift Code: hvbkkrse (for international transfers)

*Any bank fees incurred in the transfer are the student’s responsibility; should the payment be insufficient due to exchange rates, the balance will be settled after admission.
 

Class Placement

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All students who apply for the University Korean Program will be placed into the most suitable class for their Korean ability based on the placement test, which covers speaking, listening, reading, and writing. One class consists of about 13 students, and classes are organized by the results of the placement test, nationality, and gender.

 

Attendance

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* Students enrolled in the Korean Language Institute must attend more than 80% of the total class time (160 hours or more.) Therefore, if your attendance falls below 80%, you cannot complete the course. (Total class time: 200 hours, 80% attendance time: 160 hours)

 

* Please note: If a student fails a class of the same level twice, that student will no longer be allowed to enroll in the University Korean Program.

 

Visa

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General Short-Term Visa (C-3)

This visa is usually called a tourist visa, and you can apply for it at the Korean Embassy or Korean Consulate. Students who wish to study only 1 semester or students who do not have enough time to get a D-4 visa can apply for a C-3 visa and stay in Korea for 90 days. (The length of stay depends on the student’s home country, so please check beforehand.) If you want to study for more than 1 semester, please get your admission certificate and certificate of enrollment after registering for another semester and go to the immigration office to change or extend your visa. The General Short-Term Visa (different from the visa-free country entry) is issued after applying for it through the Korean Consulate. Please check the requirements beforehand to make sure that you do not mistakenly enter the country without the necessary visa. Currently, Japan and Germany are the only countries where students who have entered without a visa can change their visa. However, for Chinese students, C-3 visa issuance is limited according to the consulate. Please check with your consulate before submitting your documents.


General Student Visa (D-4)

This is a visa for students who plan to study abroad for longer than 6 months. You will need to apply at the Korean Embassy or Consulate in your country and have a letter of acceptance from the Korean Language Institute as well as your bank statement. It usually takes 2 to 4 weeks to issue this visa, and the period of stay is 6 months. The General Student Visa (D-4) can only be granted for the period of time the student has registered to study. Students who first come in with a C-3 visa and decide to stay for more than one semester may choose to switch to a D-4 visa while enrolled at the Korean Language Institute. * The “Letter of Acceptance” required for a General Student Visa (D-4) is only issued to students who have applied and registered for more than 6 months. (Implemented July of 2008)

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Dormitory

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Students enrolled in the University Korean Program at Seoul Campus can apply for housing through the dormitory homepage (http://ih.yonsei.ac.kr.) As room assignment is done on a first come, first served basis, students are not guaranteed to get a dorm room even if they apply.


Students enrolled in the University Korean Program at the International Campus can apply for housing through the following procedure:


  • How to apply:
    : KLI homepage>Dormitory/Lodging>University Korean Program>How to Apply>Dormitory Application Download>Submit to yskliuk@yonsei.ac.kr
Campus Seoul Campus (Sinchon) International Campus (Songdo)
Dormitory SK Global House I-House(women only) Songdo Dormitory
Room Type Single Room Double Room Double Room Single Room Double Room Triple Room
Residence Period Residence period is 1 semester (10 weeks.) This period may be extended,
but the maximum length of stay is 9 months (3 semesters.)
Residence period is 1 semester (8 weeks.)
This period may be extended as many times as needed.
Bathroom Type Private Common bathroom on each floor Private Private Private
Not Included Meal Expenses Meal expenses, bedding, housing deposit(100,000 KRW)
Fee(KRW) 1,957,000 1,464,000 1,149,000 1,482,750 843,750 537,750

* Sinchon Campus Dormitory Homepage: http://ih.yonsei.ac.kr

* International Campus Songdo Dormitory Homepage : https://yicdorm.yonsei.ac.kr/

 

Cancellation and Refund

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If you apply for a refund before the start of the semester, all of your tuition (excluding the application fee) will be refunded. After class has started, the refund will be as follows


  • -In the first 1/6 of the semester after class begins:80% refund of the tuition fee
  • -In the second 6th of the semester:75% refund of the tuition fee
  • -In the third 6th of the semester:50% refund of the tuition fee
  • -In the fourth 6th of the semester:30% refund of the tuition fee
  • -In the fifth 6th of the semester:25% refund of the tuition fee
  • -Past the fifth 6th of the semester:No refund

* If you would like a refund, please come to the Korean Language Institute office and fill out a refund application form. You must bring a copy of your bankbook, passport, and your ARC (if you have one.) Also, if you apply for a refund after the start of the course, you must obtain your teacher’s signature.

- Sinchon Campus University Korean Program Office: Sinchon Campus KLI room 201

- Songdo Campus University Korean Program Office: International Campus Songdo Dormitory “D”, room 319

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