South Korea – Visa

Please note that the visa application process and the list of the required documents may change at any time.

Make sure to get the latest information on the visa regulations directly from the Korean embassy in your home country. Getting a visa to a foreign country should never be taken for granted and cannot be guaranteed by Asia Exchange in any way. Please also refer to our terms and conditions.

Student visa for South Korea

All international students residing outside Korea will need to apply for a student visa at the embassy or consulate of the Republic of Korea in their home country.

Apply for your student visa immediately after receiving your official acceptance letter from Korea. If you don’t have a student visa by the start of the semester, you can be fined.

You will also apply for an Alien Residence Card once in Korea. The card works as an identification card and enables you to make trips abroad during your semester in Korea. The host university will help you get the Card after you’ve arrived.

Please note that you will have to leave the country one week of the semester’s ending date, otherwise you’ll be heavily fined by the South Korean immigration.

You will receive more information about the student visa after the application period for your study semester has ended.


  • Information for language school students

    You will need a D-4-1 language training visa to study in this program. This visa type is available for anyone joining a language program. You do not need to be enrolled in a university to apply for this visa. Please get in touch with your local embassy for more details.


    You will need to apply for a B-1 visa exemption waiver to study in this program. This visa type is for countries eligible to enter South Korea without a visa on a given period. This visa is valid for 90 days. Therefore, a mandatory visa run is needed during the study abroad program. For more information, please get in touch with your local embassy.

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