New and transfer college (graduate) students residing abroad

Types of visa

  • International student visa (D-2)
  • Undergraduate (D-2-2)
  • Master's program (D-2-3)
  • Doctoral program (D-2-4)

How to apply for new visa

Visit diplomatic office in Korea and apply

Documents for the application

  • Copy of issuance for the application
  • Standard admission letter (international support center → Student)
  • Commission
  • Passport
  • Financial support documents
  • Final academic degree proof
  • School business registration letter (international support center → Student)
  • Tuberculosis diagnosis confirmation letter
    *Only for students from countries with high risk of tuberculosis shall submit the tuberculosis diagnosis confirmation letter.

Countries with high rate of tuberculosis (35 countries)

Nepal, East Timor, Russia, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Uzbekistan, India,Indonesia, China, Cambodia, Kyrgyzstan, Thailand, Pakistan, Philippines, Laos, Nigeria, South Africa, Belarus, Mozambique, Republic of Moldova, Azerbaijan, Angola, Ethiopia, Ukraine, Zimbabwe, Kazakhstan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Papua New Guinea, Tajikistan, Peru
  • There may be additionally requested documents depending on the diplomatic offices. Therefore, students need to inquire to the relevant diplomatic office for the documents in application.
  • Information of visa in details : Refer to the visa portal homepage in Korea(
  • Homepage of diplomatic office(

Returning students

  • Period for the application of returning to school : January to February (return to school in the 1st semester), July to August (return to school in the 2nd semester)
  • How to apply for standard admission : Request the issuance of standard admission letter to after the approval of returning to the school (Name on the passport, ID number, department, courses of the classes, and required information about courses)
  • Documents and procedures of the visa application : Same as the documents and procedures for the application of D-2 visa as above
    *As it takes about a month for issuing the international student visa (D-2), students are recommended to apply for returning to school up to mid-January or mid-July.