Today we will introduce the language school at Seoul National University, the most prestigious university in Korea. If you have always wanted to take Korean classes, but had a hard time researching and applying, this blog is for you. Creatrip offers a very useful service for those who want to apply to the language school at your desired Korean university.
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 Creative, we will deliver it to the school right away. You don't have to use the expensive and long-term overseas remittance service.
Things To Keep In Mind
This article explains how to apply for the language school and cirriculum. 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 application. You should refer to the embassy's website of your country and prepare it accordingly.
Please email email@example.com if you have any additional questions.
Seoul National University is the most prestigious university in Korea. You can study Korean from Korea's top faculty with great students from all over the world.
Seoul National University is located right next to Gwanaksan Mountain, so it is surrounded by beautiful nature. Also, it has the largest campus among Korean universities, so it is almost impossible to walk around. Fortunately, the language school building is close to the main gate.
To match the title of the best university in Korea, it has a very pleasant learning atmosphere. Also, there are many opportunities to experience Korean culture as well as study Korean at Seoul National University's Korean Language Institute.
Reasons For Recommendation
Seoul National University is the best university in Korea, ranked first in Korea and 36th in the world. You can take Korean language classes at the best prestigious universities in Korea.
Korean language textbooks used at Seoul National University's language schools are also used at other university language schools and language institutes. Study Korean systematically through the curriculum organized by the best linguistics and Korean language education scholars in Korea.
Not only will you study Korean but also conduct various hands-on activities. There are many hands-on activities to learn more about Korea, such as traditional folk songs, samulnori, hanji crafts, and learning Korean cuisine.
Application Eligibility To Apply
An individual with a high school diploma or equivalent education background.
| Morning||Mon-Fri 09:00~13:00|
*First-come, first-served basis. Since the morning class is so popular, it may be closed before the deadline. You can only take the afternoon class if morning classes are closed.
*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.
|Morning ||One semester ₩1,730,000|
|Afternoon||One semester ₩1,580,000|
* (Example) When applying to 4 semesters: Admission fee ₩60,000 + tuition ₩1,730,000*4 = ₩6,980,000
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.
|Before the first day of school||Full refund|
|1-7 days after class starts||87% refund (2/3 of tuition for the month and the full amount of tuition for the remaining months)|
|8-10 days after class starts||80% refund (1/2 of tuition for the month and the full amount of tuition for the remaining months)|
|11-20 days after class starts||60% refund (the full remaining monthly tuition)|
|21-27 days after class starts||47% refund (2/3 of the tuition for the month and the full amount of tuition for the remaining month)|
|28-30 days after class starts||40% (1/2 of tuition for the month and the full amount of tuition for the remaining months)|
|31-40 days after class starts||20% of the remaining monthly tuition fees|
|41-50 days after class starts||Unavailable|
*The admission fee can't be refunded.
If you want a refund, please visit the center's website and apply for a refund. (Login-My Page-My Course Information-Course Registration Details-Refund Request)
You must enter your account information to get a refund. The refund will be deposited within 4 working days from the date of receipt of the refund application.
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 them one more time and deliver them 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 the school you applied to.
Online Application Form
if you enter the basic information, Creatrip will fill out the admission application 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 for those that have one.
Latest Academic Graduation Certitficate
Submit an English original certified copy, or Apostilled.
Submit the original English version.
10,000 USD or more.
Issued within 30 days.
Family Relationship Certificate
When submitting a bank statement of your family member.
Written in Korean, Japanese, Chinese, or English
A4 page, one page, no specific guide.
Explanation of why you applied, and what you would like to do with the education.
Resume or Self-Introduction
Written in Korean, Japanese, Chinese or English.
A4 page, one page, no certain guidelines.
Explanation of education after high school and jobs.
* 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 Korea, you will need to translate it and get a notarization for the translation.
For students applying for Korean language schools in Korea, translation into Korean or English is most appropriate and general the two tasks are entrusted together to an administrator who is qualified in translation and notarization. m
Translation notarization is a procedure to prove that the translated content is not different from the original document.
Students registered for the regular course can apply for a dormitory at Seoul National University (two-person room) or a dormitory at the Language Education Center (one-person room/two-person room).
Seoul National University's dormitory is located within a 15-minute walk from Seoul National University campus to the Language Education Center.
How To Apply
Regular course (morning, afternoon, research class) registered students only.
If you receive a notice of passing the dormitory, you have to pay the dormitory fee, including the deposit.
After receiving the room assignment email, you need to inform the person in charge of the dormitory of the date of entry and arrival.
You have to get a guide through the dormitory assistant and sign the consent form for the dormitory living rules.
|Semester||Application period||Results posted||Pay fee||Move-in||Move out|
|2022 Spring||1.12-1.23||1.28(Fri)||2.11(Fri) ||2.28(Fri) ||5.20(Fri) |
|2022 Summer||4.13-4.24||4.29(Fri) ||5.11(Wed) ||5.30(Mon)||8.19(Fri) |
|2022 Fall||7.13-7.24||7.29(Fri) ||8.10(Wed) ||8.29(Mon)||11.18(Fri) |
|2022 Winter||10.12-10.24||10.28 (Fri) ||11.10(Wed) ||11.28(Mon) ||2.17(Fri) |
Things To Keep In Mind
Apply for up to two semesters.
The period for a double room at the language education center is up to three semesters (one semester can be extended only if there is a vacancy).
There is no limit to the re-application period of a single room in the language teaching center dormitory.
In the dormitory, heating appliances other than those provided are not allowed.
You cannot let outsiders sleep in your room without prior permission from the dormitory manager.
If you are away for more than 3 days, you must contact the person in charge of the dormitory in advance.
Any intentional damage to the facility must be reimbursed.
You cannot change rooms without prior permission from the dormitory manager.
If there is a problem with the facility, you should contact the dormitory assistant immediately for action.
Bedsheets, blankets, pillows, etc. must be purchased separately, and the deposit will be returned excluding cleaning and repair costs when leaving.
Seoul National University Dormitory: KRW 552,000 per semester (including deposit).
Single room in the dormitory of the language education center: KRW 1,650,000 per semester (including deposit).
Dormitory double room of Language Education Center: 900,000 won or 1,050,000 won per semester (including deposit, cost varies depending on room type)
Before moving in
Full refund (100%)
1-2 weeks after moving in
3-4 weeks after moving in
5-6 weeks after moving in
7-8 weeks after moving in
9-12 weeks after moving in
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