Today, we will introduce the language school of the University of Seoul, where you can take excellent Korean classes while paying an affordable tuition cost.
If you want to take Korean classes in Korea, but are having a hard time doing your research and applying on your own, Creatrip offers a service to help those with their application to the language program.
We will inform you in great detail about all the documents needed for the application process.
We will fill out the application form for admission to the language school based on the personal information and documents you provide.
If you pay for the language school admission fee and tuition through Creatrip, we can deliver your documents to the school right away.
Things To Keep In Mind
This article details how to apply for the language school and curriculum. If you are interested in applying for the language school, we highly recommend accessing it on your computer.
Only regular courses at the language school can be applied through Creatrip.
Creatrip is not responsible for student visa work. You should refer to the embassy's website of your country and prepare it carefully.
The University of Seoul is a university run by the Seoul Metropolitan Government. Although the tuition fee is cheaper than other universities, it is recognized as one of the best universities in Korea for its excellent faculty and abundant resources.
It is located in the Cheongnyangni-Hoegi commercial area near Kyung Hee University and Hankuk University of Foreign Studies. It is fun to walk around and find cheap and delicious restaurants after class.
If you register at the University of Seoul Language Institute, you can have a fun campus life filled with cultural experiences and club activities as well as Korean classes with a great curriculum.
Why We Recommend It
Since it is the cheapest language school in Seoul, you can reduce your financial burden and still participate in high-quality Korean classes.
You can experience Korean in a variety of ways, such as field trips, cultural experiences, and language exchanges with other students at the school.
It is one of the few language schools that provides the most opportunities to interact with Korean students.
A person with high school graduation or higher or equivalent educational background.
|Morning ||Mon-Fri 09:00~12:50|
The class is conducted face-to-face. (It may be subject to change to online classes depending on the COVID-19 situation).
The curriculum for classes by level 1 to 6 difficulty level can be found here.
|Tuition||One semester ₩1,350,000|
(Example) When applying for two semesters: Admission fee ₩50,000 + tuition fee ₩1,350,000*2 = ₩2,750,000.
The admission fee is the amount you pay when you apply and cannot be refunded.
The tuition can be paid in full after you have passed the admission process.
Textbook fees are not included.
|Visa issuance refusal or cancellation of registration prior to the start of the course||Full refund of tuition fees|
|1/3 of class period||2/3 refund|
|1/2 of class period||1/2 refund|
|Past 1/2 of class period||Refund unavailable|
The admission fee will not be refunded.
If you wish to get a refund, you should come to the office at the Korean Language Institute and submit a copy of the refund application and bank information.
If you request a refund to an account outside of Korea, the amount excluding the remittance fee will be deposited. (The student shall bear the remittance fee).
The refund period takes about 10 days for domestic accounts and 4 weeks for overseas accounts.
Creatrip Service Procedure
Fill out the application form
Please select the semester, dormitory application, and basic information.
Based on the information you entered, Creatrip will fill out the application form for you so please fill out every single one carefully.
Upload scanned copy of the submission
Please refer to the list below for the list of documents.
Depending on the situation, the school may request additional documents for you to submit.
Pay admission fee
* The admission fee is paid to the school when registering, separate from the tuition fee.
Required information and submission documents are reviewed by Creatrip. (It takes 2-5 business days).
* if there is a problem with the information you submitted, we will contact you by email.
If you receive an online document confirmation email from Creatrip,
submit an offline document by mail (EMS, DHL, etc).
(Postal charge will be paid by the applicant).
* If there is no problem with the online submission document,
we will request you to submit it offline by email.
*When the documents arrive at Creatrip, we will review it one more time and deliver it to the school.
Address to send document: 서울 특별시 강남구 강남대로 484 7층 702호 (06120)
Room 702, HK B/D, 484, Gangnam-daero, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea (06120)
Fill out the application form and deliver the documents to the school
After completing the offline document screening, Creatrip will complete the admission and deliver the documents to the school. (The school takes 2-3 weeks to screen each application).
Notification of acceptance and payment
Visa and dormitory applications
Enter the country, take the admission test and attend orientation. Take Korean classes!
Things to Keep In Mind
Reviewing the required information and documents takes about 2-5 business days.
The school's document screening takes 2-3 weeks from the date of receiving the documents.
If there is a problem with the materials you have submitted, or if you have any other questions, you can contact us by email. Please check your mailbox regularly.
If the school requests additional data, you may have to send additional documents. All postage costs will be paid by the applicant.
The original document is kept by the school, so it may not be returned to the applicant. (Different by school).
The applicant must apply for the visa themselves.
If you have any additional inquiries, such as applying for quarantine or applying for a dormitory, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by email from the school you applied to.
|Online application form|
If you enter basic information, Creatrip will fill out the admission application form on your behalf.
White background, taken in the last 6 months
|Copy of passport|
Colored copy recommended
The passport number must be clear
|Copy of alien registration card|
Only applicable if you already have one
|Latest academic graduation certificate|
Submit an English original certified copy, or Apostilled.
Submit the original English version.
7,000 USD or more
Issued within 30 days
|Family relationship certificate|
When submitting a bank statement of your family member
* The submission documents vary depending on the nationality. Please inform your nationality to email@example.com before applying and inquire about the specific list of submission documents.
* In addition to the required submission documents, additional documents may be requested by schools or government agencies without prior notice.
Document Notarization Guide
What is document notarization?
It refers to the public recognition of the credibility of documents as they come and go between countries. Notarized documents will be effective as official documents in both countries A and B.
If you wish to use documents issued in country A in country B, you should generally obtain 1) certification from the government agency in country A and 2) certification from the ambassador (consul) of country B in country A.
As the number of Apostille members increases, the above general document notarization process is used only for document exchange with non-apostille members.
The notarization process of documents and the department in charge of notarization may differ by country. Make sure to check the exact process with the information appropriate to your nationality
What is Apostille?
In order to facilitate the international use of official documents among the members of the Convention, instead of abolishing the consular verification process of foreign missions, the official document issuing country certifies the reliability of the documents. Therefore, in the case of documents certified by the issuing country between the member countries, the official document can be recognized in the other country (the country of use).
Each country has a different government department in charge of issuing apostille. Please contact your local embassy to prepare for the detailed Apostille issuing agency and the issuance process.
List of countries that have joined Apostille as of 2022/04
Member of Apostille
New Zealand, Niue, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mongolia, Vanuatu, Brunei, Samoa, Australia, India, Japan, some parts of China (Macao, Hong Kong), Cook Islands, Tajikistan, Tonga, Palau, Fiji, Philippines
Greece, Netherlands, Norway, Denmark, Germany, Latvia, Russia, Romania, Luxembourg, Lithuania, Liechtenstein, Macedonia, Monaco, Montenegro, Moldova, Malta, Belgium, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, San Marino, Serbia, Sweden, Spain, Slovakia, Slovenia, Armenia, Iceland, Iceland, Lithuania, Uzbekistan, Uzbekistan, and Turkey, Uzbekistan, and Turkey
|North America (1)|
United States (including Guam, Maurice Islands, Saipan, and Puerto Rico)
|Latin American (30)|
Guyana, Guatemala, Granada, Nicaragua, Dominican Republic, Dominican Federation, Mexico, Barbados, Bahamas, Venezuela, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, St. Kitsunevis, Suriname, Argentina, Ecuador, El Salvador, Honduras, Uruguay, Chile, Costa Rica, Colombia, Peru, Panama, and Panama
Namibia, South Africa, Liberia, Lesotho, Malawi, Botswana, Mépríncipe, Seychelles, Swaziland, Caboverde, Burundi, Tunisia
|Middle East (4)|
Morocco, Bahrain, Oman, Israel
What is a notarized translation?
If the document is in a language that is not recognized by out country, the first thing you need to do is translate it and get a notarization for the translation.
For students that are applying for Korean language schools in Korea, translation into "Korean" or "English" is the most appropriate, and generally, the two tasks are entrusted together to an administrator who is qualified for translation and notarization.
Translation notarization is a procedure to prove that the translated content is not different from the original document.
How To Apply
In the application form for admission to the language school, write down that you want to apply for a dormitory.
If you use the Creatrip language school service, we will fill out the application form. Therefore, please let us know in advance whether you would like to apply for a dormitory.
First-come, first-served assignment method in the order of arrival of documents.
Things To Keep In Mind
Due to COVID-19, one person must use a room for two people.
The bathroom, shower room, and laundry room are shared.
If you can't make it on a first-come, first-served basis, you can't live in the dormitory, and international students have to find their own place to live.
Residence is guaranteed only for 10 weeks during the regular class period, and international students must find a residence for the period after that, such as the vacation season.
Since the University of Seoul is owned by the Seoul Metropolitan Government, the Seoul Metropolitan Government can change its own use in case of an emergency. If there are not enough beds to accommodate COVID-19 patients, it is very likely that the entire dormitory building will be changed to a COVID-19 residential treatment center. In this case, the students who lived must 1) relocate to Konkuk University dormitory or 2) receive a refund for the remaining period and prepare their residence personally.
Regular semester (10 weeks): 852,500
752,500 is the actual charge, and 100,000 is the deposit.
D-4 Visa Information (issued by the Korean Embassy)
Things To Keep In Mind
Creatrip does not offer visa issuance services.
The following information can be used for personal reference by Creatrip members when preparing visas, and please note that the contents may vary depending on the time of application.
If you don't prepare thoroughly, you may not get a visa even if you are admitted. Creatrip and universities cannot guarantee visas, so they need to be reviewed thoroughly.
Please refer to the embassy website (click) in your country for the latest information. Please check the documents required to issue a D-4 visa and submit them without fail.
The D-4 visa is a student visa for students who plan to study the Korean language for more than 6 months (2 semesters).
You are allowed to stay for 6 months, and you must extend your visa every 3 months after entering the country.
You can get it from the Korean Embassy in your country.
Students who apply for only the first semester can receive a C-3-1 short-term comprehensive visa and stay for 90 days.
You can get a D-4 visa after receiving the school standard admission letter.
The issuance period takes at least two weeks to a maximum of two months. (You must check the time it takes to issue a visa with the local Korean embassy in advance.)
The necessary documents below are those that must be submitted when applying for a visa and do not need to be submitted to Creatrip.
*College-affiliated language school (D-4-1): A person who has a high school diploma or higher and intends to study Korean at a language school affiliated with a higher education institution or foreign education institution established under the Higher Education Act.
The following is a document that a U.S.A. student must submit to obtain a D-4 visa.
The contents of the documents to be submitted may vary depending on the nationality, so please refer to the notice on the website of the Korean Embassy (or representative department) in your country for accurate information.
Must be signed by the applicant
|1 ID picture|
|Visa application fee|
|Business license of identification number of the school|
Submit a copy
|Standard admission letter from the school|
Provided by the school. (Issuance by the president or dean of the university)
Scholarship students will be replaced by invitation letters issued by the head of the Institute of Education.
|Documents providing the contents of one's attendance or final educational background|
Certificate of enrollment or graduation certificate (for proving final educational background), etc
Degree certificate notarization (Apostille/document of proof of degree, etc. that has been confirmed by the consul of Korea in the country or the consul of the Korean embassy)
Submit original copy
Example: balance certificate, bankbook, scholarship certificate, deposit, and withdrawal statement, etc
The balance certificate is only valid if it is issued within 30 days.
Submit additional family relationship certificates when submitting balance certificates in the name of parents
You must include a curriculum of the school, training content, etc
We hope that this information was helpful for those interested in studying abroad in Korea. If you have any other questions, please leave a comment below or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org!