Regular Program

  • Introduction
  • Course Description
  • Online Application






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.

Regular Program
Cours Campus Levels Morning/
Class schedule Period
(total hours)
Tuition, etc. Class period Dormitory Housing
A Shinchon
6 Morning 09:00 ~ 13:00 10 weeks
(200 hours)


application fee: ₩80,000

Monday ~ Friday First come first serve
B Shinchon
8 Morning 09:00 ~ 13:00 10 weeks
(200 hours)
Tuition: ₩1,730,000 
application fee: ₩80,000
Monday ~ Friday First come first serve
C Shinchon
6 Afternoon 14:00 ~ 17:50 10 weeks
(200 hours)
Tuition: ₩1,730,000 
application fee: ₩80,000
Monday ~ Friday First come first serve

  • 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
  • 8 Level Regular Course : B Course
    The Level 8 Regular Course covers 8 chapters per semester and offers eight total levels, which can be completed in two years for students beginning at level one. This course, which is typically suitable for western students who are likely unaccustomed to Korean grammar structure, focuses on developing speaking skills and is comparatively less demanding.
  • Evaluation:
    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.

CONTACT US (Mon ~ Fri, 09:00 ~12:00 , 13:00 ~ 18:00 / Except National Holidays)

        Administrative Assistants

  • Europe, Americas, Oceania and Africa :
    Kim, Bohyeon (Tel. 02-2123-8553,
  • Asian countries except for China and Japan (Including HK, Macau, Singapore, Taiwan, Turkey and Middle East) : 
    Kim, Mikyung (Tel. 02-2123-8550,
  • Chinese Nationalities : 
    Kim, Shin Heay (Tel. 02-2123-3465,
  • Japanese Nationalities (including Korean-Japanese) :
    Lee, Minhee (Tel. 02-2123-8551,



2019 Regular Program









Orientation Begins Ends



Feb. 1 Mar. 4 Mar. 6 Mar. 7 May. 17

Feb. 18

~ Apr. 19

May. 3 Jun. 4 Jun. 7 Jun. 10 Aug. 19

May. 20

~ Jul. 19

Aug. 2 Sep. 2 Sep. 4 Sep. 5 Nov. 20

Aug. 19

~ Oct. 18

Nov. 1 Dec. 2 Dec. 4 Dec. 5

Feb. 20, 2020

2020 Regular Program









Orientation Begins Ends

Nov.18,2019 ~ Jan.17 2020

Jan. 31 Mar. 2 Mar. 4 Mar. 5  May 20

Feb. 17

~ Apr. 17

May. 1 Jun. 3 Jun. 5 Jun. 8 Aug. 14

May 18

~ Jul. 17

Jul. 31 Aug. 31 Sep. 2 Sep. 3 Nov. 17

Aug. 17

~ Oct. 16

Oct. 30 Nov. 30 Dec. 2 Dec. 3

Feb. 18,2021

* Newcomer: Those who enroll to the Regular Program for the first time or took more than 1 semester off.

  • Placement Test : 9:30 am (KLI Rm. 121)
  • Orientation : 3:00 pm (KLI Rm. 121)
  • Placement Test and Orientation location is subject to change. Please check the Lobby Notice Board on the day.

* Starting from the spring semester of 2019, the application period and registration deadline for students from 21 countries announced by Minister of Justice(Mongolia, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Kyrgyzstan, Cambodia, Turkmenistan, and Pakistan, Uzbekistan) who wish to apply for a D-4 visa have been changed to the following due to the length of time it takes to issue a visa.:

2019 Regular Program (21 Countries announced by Minister of Justice)



(D-4 Visa Applicants)




Orientation Begins Ends

Nov. 19 ~ Dec. 14,


Jan. 11, 2019 Mar. 4 Mar. 6 Mar. 7 May. 17

Feb. 18 ~ Mar. 15

Apr. 12 Jun. 4 Jun. 7 Jun. 10 Aug. 19
Fall May. 20 ~ Jun. 14 Jul. 12 Sep. 2 Sep. 4 Sep. 5 Nov. 20
Winter Aug. 19 ~ Sep. 11 Oct. 4 Dec. 2 Dec. 4 Dec. 5

Feb. 20, 2020

* Chinese Students Application for Regular Program

  Application is only accepted before 2 months ahead of class start date and for further application and registration required 

  documents details can be found at our website in Chinese ( 

  Please check our application period. KLI strictly follows the application period and does not make exceptions.




A high school diploma or the equivalent is the minimum requirement for admission to all KLI Korean language programs.

(A graduate to be cannot apply)


Required documents


(1) A completed application form (After registering on the homepage, submit an online application form)

(2) A photocopy of the student's passport (A photocopy of the Alien Registration Card, if you have)

(3) A copy of the student’s transcript or diploma from the last school attended

(4) For those who wish to obtain a visa(D-4) documents from KLI, a copy of Financial document is mandatory(certificate of

     deposit balance over $10,000 (USD) or certificate of remittance or exchange). In case of using parents' financial statement,

     a copy of Family Relationship Certificate or Birth Certificate is required.

(5) All students who have been accepted to our Regular Program must submit a proof of health insurance.

     Students may submit either one below. Submission should be completed before the class starts. If you do not submit the

     insurance proof, your entrance may be canceled.

   a) Health insurance from your home country which is valid in Korea for insurance claim

   b) Traveler's insurance

   c) Health insurance for foreign students in Korea    

(6) 1 ID card photo (color, 3.5cm*4.5cm): Online [MY PAGE] → [Photo Management] Upload Photo

(7) Essay : Free Form. The reason why you want to learn Korean, what do you want to experience and so on. 

When you apply D4 visa : (1) + (2) + (3) + (4) + (6) - Please apply at least 2 semesters

When you do not apply D4 visa : (1) + (2) + (3) + (6)

* All documents other than photo must be submitted online by the deadline above and file's name should be named as just number(1,2,3,...)

* Please upload your photo from 'My Page'. 


* If your documents are not in Korean, English, Japancese or Chinese, your documents must be translated to one of these

   languages and get notarized by the notary office. Also, please submit both translated documents and original documents when you apply for the course.

* We strongly recommend that you submit your application form, a copy of your passport and academic certificates at the

   same time. In the event that one or more of these items is missing, confirmation will NOT be given

* KLI may request for additional documents depending on students nationality and situation.

* For students from below 21 countries who apply for D-4 visa, addtional condition is applied. 

21 countries: Philippines, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Mongolia, Thailand, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, India, Myanmar, Nepal,

    Iran, Cambodia, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Ukraine, Nigeria, Ghana, Egypt, Peru

(1) Notarization of Korean Consulate is required on academic documents. Please submit a copy of notarzied documents. 

     In case your country is Apostille Member, Korean Consulate Notarization is substituted with Apostille. Each countries

     have their own authority or gervernment department for Apostille. Normally The Ministry of Education or The Ministry of

     Foreign Affairs is authorized to Apostille. 

(2) A copy of Family Relationship Certificate (or a copy of Birth Certificate)

* High-Risk-Countris with Tuberculosis announced by Korean government

   Students from below countries  should submit a Certificate of Tuberculosis Check issued by appointed hospital to Korean

   Embassy when applying for D-4 visa. Please consult with Korean Embassy as for appointed hospitals. (As of 1st July, 2016)

※ High-Risk-Countries with Tuberculosis: Sri Lanka, Uzbekistan, Thailand, Vietnam, India, Nepal, Indonesia, Pakistan,

    Mongolia, Bangladesh, Philippines, Myanmar, Cambodia, Malaysia, Kyrgyzstan

* 4 terms(1 year) registration mandatory

   Students from African countries, Bangladesh, Mongolia, Vietnam, Myanmar, Nepal, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, 

    Philippines, Cambodian, Sri Lanka, Syria, Iran, Turkmenistan, Pakistan, Afghanistan, India, Iraq who applied for   

    Regular Program are required to pay for 4 terms(1 year) tuition at once to apply for student visa(D-4).

Russian students should register for 2 terms for getting documents for issuing student visa(D-4).

   - If required documents are in Russian, please get translated from official translator and get notarization from Korean Embassy.

※ African students should submit requested documents(Academic documents, financial statement, birth certificate)  after getting notarization from Korean consulate. If it is not in English, please get translation and notarization before submitting requested documents.

* KLI will not return submitted documents.


Application Process


    1) Sign up and submit the Online Application on

    2) Wire the Application Fee

     * The webpage will provide virtual banking account information for the application fee. The screening process for an 

        application usually takes 2 to 3 weeks.

    3) Notice of Admission: The KLI will inform the student of acceptance to the program and provide personal banking

        account information by e-mail.

    4) Confirming Invoice from My Page

    5) Tuition Payment: After receiving the acceptance email by the KLI, students will need to send the tuition before

        payment deadline.

    6) Final Confirmation e-mail: KLI will send a confirmation e-mail after the payment is confirmed.

       Those who wish to apply for the student visa should request for a Certificate of Admission to the person in charge.


         * All new comers must follow the Korean Language Institute application process.


         * Payment should be sent to the KLI personal banking account.


         * Attention:Students who have only submitted the Online Application are not yet enrolled in our program.


         * All required documents must be sent to the person in charge of your nationality.



    • Application fee for newcomers: 80,000 Won (Non Refundable)
    • Tuition for one term (10weeks) during the 2019 academic year: 1,730,000 Won 
      * Textbooks are not included in the fees above.
    • Tuition may increase when academic year changes. Students who have completed their payment will be asked to make up the difference if the tuition increases.
    • Fees (application fee and tuition) are payable to KLI by telegraphic transfer. Personal checks are not accepted.
      (One US dollar is approximately equivalent to 1,200 Won, the exchange rate as of January 2016.)
    • Our account number for Telegraphic Transfer is:
    • Bank Name: Woori Bank
    • Account Title: Yonsei University - (학) 연세대학교
    • Account Number: KLI will provide personal banking account number
    • Bank Address: Yonsei Campus Branch, 50 Yonsei-ro , Seodaemun-gu, Seoul, Korea 120-749
    • Swift Code: hvbkkrse (international transfer only)

    * PLEASE NOTE: Banks often discount the amount of money wired to our office in order to collect banking fees; hence the amount of money our office receives may be insufficient to cover fees. Any pertaining unpaid charges are the student’s responsibility.

    * The textbooks can be purchased 1F of KLI building

    1. 1 LEVEL: NEW YONSEI KOREAN Vocabulary and Grammar 1-1, 1-2, 
                  NEW YONSEI KOREAN Speaking and Writing 
                  NEW YONSEI KOREAN Listening and Reading 1

    2. 2 LEVEL: NEW YONSEI KOREAN temporary binding
                      You can purchase it at KLI RM #125 from Mar. 6th 

                     YONSEI KOREAN READING

    Class Placement


    KLI will place you into the most suitable class based on your past Korean studies through our placement test. We offer a placement test for all new students for all of our programs. Students take placement tests to determine their Korean level. They are tested in different areas (listening, speaking, reading, writing, and grammar) and placed according to their needs and abilities. If you feel that you are a beginner and that you belong in Level 1, then you do not have to take the placement test.

    Please note that students can not switch the program to another program after program starts. Please be aware of that class cannot be opened if class size is less than 5 students.

    A, C course : Yonsei KLI Building (Building No. 621)

    B course : Baekyang Nuri Building (Building No. 130)




    Class attendance is mandatory and critical in language programs. Students are required to attend at least 160 hours of the total 200 class hours in order to learn the most from their programs and receive credit for each term. Students who miss more than 40 hours in one term will fail and consequently not receive a grade.


    There are 2 exams per term; a mid-term and final examination. If student misses or chooses not to take the tests, he or she cannot advance to the next level.

    * If student fails to pass the class twice at the same level, he or she will not be allowed to attend the program any longer.






    Students in the program may receive 6 university-level academic credits for successful completion of all work and requirements. Upon request, KLI will send an official transcript or certificate to the registrar’s office of the school designated by the student. The transfer of credits and the number of credits accepted are to be determined by the student’s university.




    Students who have been accepted into the KLI Program can apply for either a General Short-Term Visa (C-3) or a General Student Visa (D-4). It is essential for foreign nationals to have an appropriate visa for their study. Visa matter is very complicated and differs by each student's situation. It is the student's responsibility to clarify his or her visa matter at the nearest Korean Embassy, Consulate office or the Immigration office in Seoul.

    General Short-Term Visa (C-3)

    This visa is generally called a tourist visa or a visiting visa. Students who are planning to study at KLI for only one term (10 weeks) 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 carrier of this visa should coordinate his/her length of study in Korea within the effective days of the visa to avoid risking visa expiration during the course of study. Please note that we will not issue a letter of admission for a General Short-Term Visa (C-3).

    General Student Visa (D-4)

    Students who are planning to study for more than one term 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 1 month 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.

    * Please note that the 'Certificate of Admission' needed for the D-4 visa application can be issued to those who register for at least 2 terms (6 months) in advance. (Enforced from July 2008)




    After the payment of tuition fee, the amount that student paid could be refund the total amount (except the Application Fee) and from the date that the class begins, the refund policy is as follows;

    • 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

    Refund Policy
    Period Class Days (50 Days) Refund Amount Refund %
    1/6 1~8 1,384,000 Won 80%
    2/6 9~17 1,297,500 Won 75%
    3/6 18~25 865,000 Won 50%
    4/6 26~33 519,000 Won 30%
    5/6 34~42 432,500 Won 25%
    Over 5/6 43~50 Non-refundable

    * Please submit a written request to the KLI office if you would like to cancel the program.

    Online Application