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SEOUL Konkuk Univ.
Konkuk University Regular Course
USD 1,410.85 /Semester

Application Period
D-422022-05-31 ~ 2022-08-07

Semester
Fall Semester2022-09-07 ~2022-11-17
Morning / Afternoon classDorms availableCertified universityExcellency certified university
Morning / Afternoon classDorms availableCertified universityExcellency certified university

Today we will introduce the language school of Konkuk University located in the most interesting downtown area in Korea. If you have always wanted to study Korean and take Korean classes but confused what to research and where to apply, 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. 


Benefits

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 details 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 work. You should refer to the embassy's website of your country and prepare it accordingly. 

Please email support@creatrip.com if you have any additional questions.


Overview


If you love K-pop or Korean dramas, you will be familiar with Konkuk University! Famous Korean celebrities such as BTS Jin, TWICE Nayeon, and Lee Min-ho visited the place. Also, the campus is so beautiful that it is used as a filming location for the drama Goblin and my ID is Gangnam Beauty.


Source: 연합뉴스

Founded in 1971, Konkuk University's Language Education Center began educating the Korean language to foreign university students in 1998. If you learn Korean here with a rich history of teaching anguages to students of various nationalities for 50 years, your skills will improve quickly, right?

Source: 건국대학교 언어교육원

Listening to lectures is important, but experiencing Korean culture is also important! Konkuk University offers an international student helper program to help international students adapt to life in Korea.

Also, there is no better place to experience Korea's fun culture than Konkuk University downtown! Enjoy your fun life in Korea while walking around Konkuk University downtown!


Reasons For Recommendation

They have provided Korean language education programs to foreigners since 1998 and have provided education to students from more than 30 countries around the world.

Through the international student helper program consisting of Konkuk University undergraduate and graduate students, you can practice Korean. You can also learn more about Korean culture.

Konkuk University downtown area, located right in front of Konkuk University, is a favorite place for many college students in Seoul to hang out. The dynamic university life you enjoy here will be the most enjoyable.


2022 Schedule 

Semester
Application Period
Class Period 
Spring
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. However, you should submit your application with enough time for visa issuance. 
2022/03/02-2022/05/12
Summer
2022/06/01-2022/08/10
Fall
2022/09/07-2022/11/17
Winter
2022/12/07-2023/02/16

Application Eligibility

A person with a high school diploma or higher or equivalent education background. 


 Class

ClassHours
MorningMon-Fri 09:00~13:00
AfternoonMon-Fri 13:30~17:30

*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

Admission Fee₩150,000
TuitionOne semester ₩1,700,000

* (Example) When applying to 4 semesters: Admission fee ₩150,000 + tuition ₩1,700,000*4 = ₩6,950,000

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.


Refund Policy

PeriodRefund Policy
Before classFull refund
Before 1/3 of the total class period2/3 of tuition
After 1/3 of the total class period, before 1/2 of the class period1/2 of tuition
After 1/2 of the class periodUnavailable

The admission fee cannot be refunded.

The refund policy is based on the number of school days.


Creatrip Service Procedure

STEP. 1
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.

STEP. 2
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.

STEP. 3
Pay admission fee
* The admission fee is paid to the school when registering, separate from the tuition fee.

STEP. 4
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.

STEP. 5
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)


STEP. 6
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).


STEP. 7
Notification of acceptance and payment

STEP. 8
Visa and dormitory applications

STEP. 9

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 support@creatrip.com or the school you applied to.


Application Checklist

Document
Notes
Online Application Form
If you enter basic inforamtion, Creatrip will fill out the admission application form on your behalf. 
ID Picture
White background, taken in the last 6 months. 

2 copies

Copy of Passport
Colored copy reccomended. The passport number must be clear. 
Copy of Alien Registration Card
Only applicable if you have one. 
Latest Academic Graduation Certificate
Submit an English original certified copy, or Apostilled. 
Bank Statement
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.
Introduction and Education Plan

Explanation of Gap
if the gap is more than 2 years after the latest academic record.

(ex. Certificate of employment)


* The submission documents vary depending on the nationality. Please inform your nationality to support@creatrip.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


Region
Country

Member of Apostille


Asia/Oceania (19)

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

Europe (52)

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

Africa (12)

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 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. 


Dormitory

How To Apply

When filling out the application form, check the dormitory application checklist and complete it.


Results

The dormitory is assigned only to students who have completed the entire application process of the course.

If you apply, almost 100% is accepted.


Application Period

There is no separate period for the application period, almost 100% of the applications are accepted if you apply for the regular course.


Things To Keep In Mind

The dormitory is basically a double room.
Dormitory fees and meals can change every year.
The entire building is a no-smoking area.


Price

2022 dormitory price and deposit


Dormitory feeDeposit
Spring2,615,000200,000
Summer2,630,000200,000
Fall2,570,000200,000
Winter2,540,000200,000


2022 meals (claimed to applicants only)


MealNumberTotal
Spring3,500--
Summer3,500
201 times
703,500
Fall
3,500
205 times
779,000
Winter
3,500원
205 times
779,000

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. 


Information

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.


Documents Required

*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.

Document
Notes
 Application form
Must be signed by the applicant
Passport

1 ID picture
Standard specifications
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
Original Submission
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)
Bank statement
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
Curriculum plan
You must include a curriculum of the school, training content, etc

Source: https://overseas.mofa.go.kr/


We hope that this was informational and helpful for those that are planning on coming to Korea to study. If you have any additional questions, please leave a comment below, or send us an email at support@creatrip.com!

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Since 1998, Konkuk University Language Institute has taught the Korean language to foreigners. It is an institution with solid Korean language education programs, leisure activities, and cultural experiences. So students can have a fun time while learning Korean.

Konkuk University's downtown area is called 'Kondae'. It is a famous area not only among its university students but also where many youths come to hang out. 

There are various restaurants, bars, shopping stores, and cultural facilities located here so you can get the best out of your Korean culture experience. 


Information

Address: 서울 광진구 능동로 120 건국대학교 언어교육원
120, Neungdong-ro, Gwangjin-gu, Seoul

Contact: +82-2-450-3075



Subway

There are subway lines 2 and 7 that pass around Konkuk University. There's a station named 'Konkuk University Station' named after the university. It is very close to the campus, which makes it very convenient to get to school.

1) Konkuk University Station: Line 2, Line 7

Konkuk University Station | Things To Keep In Mind

Line 2 is very useful for commuting because it has a short interval and goes through major stations in Seoul. It is also convenient because it passes through areas such as Gangnam and Hongik University.

There are subway lines 2 and 7 at Konkuk University Station. It's easy to use Exit 2 if you take Line 2 and Exit 4 if you take Line 7.

Both exits are right next to Konkuk University. However, if you walk out of Exit 2, you have to cross the street once and if you come out of Exit 4, you don't need to cross. 

It takes about 10 minutes from Konkuk University Station to the language institute and 14 minutes on foot to the dormitory.

Train intervals are 5-10 minutes.


Konkuk University (Line 2)  | First Train Schedule 

Guui Bound

Weekdays
Weekends and Holidays
Konkuk University→Jamsil/Sports Complex/Gangnam
05:32 (Seongsu Bound)
05:32 (Seongsu Bound)
 Seongsu Bound
Konkuk University→Seongsu/Wangsimni/Euljiro 3(sam)-ga/Hongik University
05:45 (Seongsu Bound)
05:44 (Seongsu Bound)


Konkuk University (Line 2)  | Last Train Schedule 

Guui Bound

Weekdays
Weekends and Holidays
Konkuk University→Jamsil/Sports Complex
23:48 (Samseong Bound)
23:44 (Samseong Bound)
Konkuk University→Gangnam
23:28 (Seoul National University Bound)
23:23 (Seoul National University Bound)
 Seongsu Bound
Konkuk University→Seongsu  
24:02 (Seongsu Bound)
23:58 (Seongsu Bound)
Konkuk University→ Wangsimni/Euljiro 3(sam)ga
23:44 (Seongsu Bound)
23:39 (Seongsu Bound)
Konkuk University→ Hongik University
23:28 (Seongsu Bound)
23:30 (Seongsu Bound)


Konkuk University (Line 7)  | First Train Schedule 

Children's Grand Park Bound

Weekdays
Weekends and Holidays
Konkuk University→Gunja/Sangbong/Taereung/Nowon
05:30 (Jangam Bound)
05:30 (Jangnam Bound)
Ttukseom Park Bound
Konkuk University  Cheongdam/Gangnam-gu Office/Nonhyeon/Express Bus Terminal
05:38 (Seoknam Bound)
05:38 (Seoknam Bound)


Konkuk University (Line 7)  | First Train Schedule 

Children's Grand Park

Weekdays
Weekends and Holidays
Konkuk University→Gunja/Sangbong/Taereung
23:49 (Taereung)
23:50 (Taereung)
Konkuk University→Nowon
23:40 (Dobongsan Bound)
23:40 (Dobongsan Bound)
Ttukseom Park Bound
Konkuk University→Cheongdam
24:01 (Cheongdam Bound)
23:56 (Cheongdam Bound)
Konkuk University→Gangnam-gu Office/Nonhyeon/Express Bus Terminal
23:45 (Naebang Bound)
23:43 (Naebang Bound)


2) Children's Grand Park: Line 7

Children's Grand Park Station | Things To Keep In Mind

You can walk from Children's Grand Park Station to Konkuk University. It's similar to the distance from Konkuk University Station to the campus so you can choose the route you prefer.

If you walk out of Exit 3 of Children's Grand Park Station and go straight, you will see Konkuk University Gate. You can follow the entrance and enter the campus. 

Train intervals are 5-10 minutes. 


Children's Grand Park Station (Line 7) | First Train Schedule

Gunja Station Bound

Weekdays
Weekends and Holidays
Children's Grand Park → Gunja/Sangbong/Taereung
05:31 (Jangam Bound)
05:31 (Jangam Bound)
Konkuk University Station Bound
Children's Grand Park → Konkuk University/ Gangnam-gu Office/ Nonhyeon/ Express Bus Terminal
05:48 (Seoknam Bound)
05:48 (Seoknam Bound)


Children's Grand Park Station (Line 7) | Last Train Schedule

Gunja Station Bound

Weekdays
Weekends and Holidays
Children's Grand Park → Gunja/Sangbong/Taereung
23:51 (Taereung Bound)
23:51 (Taereung Bound)
 Konkuk University Bound
Children's Grand Park → Konkuk University 
24:14 (Konkuk University Bound)
24:11(Konkuk University Bound)
Children's Grand Park → Gangnam-gu Office/Nonhyeon/Express Bus Terminal
23:43 (Naebang Bound)
23:41 (Naebang Bound)


3) Subway | Main Routes

Departing From
Headed Towards
Departing from Incheon International Airport T1,T2 

1)Take the Airport Railroad (Seoul Station Bound) at Incheon Airport Terminal.
2) Get off at Hongik University Station and transfer to Line 2 (Sinchon Bound).
3) Get off at Konkuk University Station.

(It takes around 1 hour and 40 minutes from Incheon International Airport)


 Departing from Hongik University Station

1) Take Hongik University Station Line 2 (Sinchon Bound).
2) Get off at Konkuk University Station.

(It takes around 29 minutes from Hongik University Station)


Departing from Gangnam Station

1) Take Gangnam Station Line 2 (Yeoksam Bound).
2) Get off at Konkuk University Station.

(It takes around 20 minutes from Gangnam Station)


Departing from Seoul Station

1) Take Seoul Station Line 1 (City Hall Bound).
2) Get off at City Hall Station and transfer to Line 2 (Euljiro1(il)-gil Bound).
3) Get off at Konkuk University Station.

(It takes around 23 minutes from Seoul Station)




Bus

Bus | Main Routes

Departing from Incheon International Airport T1, T2

※ Currently all airport buses are suspended due to COVID-19. (As of 2020.04~current) ※

You can use the airport bus number 6013 from Incheon Airport to Konkuk University. 
Get off at Konkuk University Station and walk for 10 minutes to get to the language institute. 

(It takes around 70~80 minutes from Incheon International Airport)

[Airport Bus 6013 Price]
\10,000 

[Where to board Airport Bus 6013]
Incheon International Airport T2: Transportation Center B1 Bus Boarding Platform 32번
Incheon International Airport T1: 1F Bus Boarding Platform 6B-4


[6013 Airport Bus Schedule]
From Incheon International Airport T2: First Bus 06:40 Last Bus 22:50
From Incheon International Airport T1: First Bus 07:00 Last Bus 23:10
Bus Interval Time: 1 hour and 20~30 minutes)


[Airport Bus 6013 Main Route]

Departing from Jamsil Station

1) You can take bus number 302 from Jamsil Station.
2) Get on at 'Jamsil Station. Lotte World Mall' stop and get off at 'Children's Center'.

(Takes around 32 minutes)

Departing from Wangsimni Station
1) Take bus number 2222 from Wangsimni Station.
2) Get on at 'Wangsimni Station' and get off at 'Children's Grand Park'.
(It takes around 34 minutes)



 University District and Neighborhood Information


1. University District Information

Gwangjin-gu, where Konkuk University is located, has Jamsil below and Seongsu-dong and Wangsimni on the right. So the transportation is very convenient. 

Children's Grand Park and Ttukseom Hangang Park are located nearby, so you can enjoy a walk after class.


There are so many things to enjoy in the university town, which is developed right in front of Konkuk University. If you walk nearby, there are Lotte Department Store and Common Ground so there are many things to see and various cafes and restaurants to visit. 


2. Nearby Facilities and Neighborhood Information

1) Children's Grand Park

Address: 서울 광진구 능동로 216
216, Neungdong-ro, Gwangjin-gu, Seoul

Hours: 05:00~22:00


(Source: 내손안에 서울)

Although the name of the park is Children's Grand Park, there are more adults than children at this park. The reason is that college students who need a pick-me-up after exam period come here for a night walk. Many come here during the springtime to see cherry blossoms. 

You can prepare a picnic mat, or enjoy its amusement park and zoo. 



2) Ttukseom Hangang Park

Address: 서울 광진구 자양동 427-6
427-6, Jayang-dong, Gwangjin-gu, Seoul

(Source: 인사이트)

After class, you can prepare beer and chicken for the evening and enjoy the views of the Han River. Students at Konkuk University can enjoy the perks of being located so close to the Han River!

On days when there's no fine dust, you can see the Lotte Tower and enjoy its night views.



3) Lotte Department Store Star City Branch

Address: 서울 광진구 능동로 92
92, Neungdong-ro, Gwanjin-gu, Seoul

Hours: Mon-Thurs: 10:30~20:00
Fri-Sun: 10:30~20:30

(Source: 여행스케치)

Shopping, dining, and cultural experiences! Lotte Department Store's Star City branch has everything.mRight behind the Lotte Department Store, there is a place called The Sharp Star City, where many celebrities live.

There are amazing family restaurants like Outback, Rabbitjeong, and Sushi Meijin along with convenient facilities such as E-Mart and Bandi&Looney in the basement.

It's the perfect place to spend time on rainy days. 



4) Common Ground

Address: 서울 광진구 아차산로 200
200, Achasan-ro, Gwangjin-gu, Seoul

Hours: 11:00~22:00

Common Ground, Korea's first pop-up container store is a platform that started with the inspiration of street fashion, independent culture, and the re-designing of local commercial districts. 

In the architecture of 200 large containers, you can experience the fun of innovative shopping, gourmet food, and lifestyle trends.

In the Common Ground near Konkuk University Rodeo Street, there are various famous restaurants and CGV nearby so you can catch a movie after.



5) Other Nearby Universities: Sejong University

Address: 서울 광진구 능동로 209
209, Neungdong-ro, Gwangjin-gu, Seoul

Konkuk University, one station away from Sejong University, is located close by. Konkuk University and Sejong University have a lot of clubs together because they are located so close to each other. 

Konkuk University is the best choice for you if you want to experience the culture of Korean university campus life that you dreamed of! Click here to learn more about our Konkuk University Guide.

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