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The University Korean program (Yonsei International Campus) is mainly for students studying at Korean universities or are planning to take academic courses at the Korean universities. Throughout the program, students can effectively learn the academic language skills required in the university.
The University Korean program has 5 different levels – Beginner 1, Beginner 2, Intermediate 1, Intermediate 2, and Advanced level. The University Korean program focuses on improving student’s academic use of the Korean language.
The University Korean program is an intensive study programs that require the 210 hour course to be completed within 7 weeks.

  • Number of Weeks : 7 Weeks (per term)
  • Hours of Instruction : 210 hours (200 hours of Korean, 10 hours of TOPIK test class)
  • Class days : Monday to Friday
  • Class Hours : 6 hours/day (9:00 am to 4:00 pm)
  • Students in the program will have the opportunity to:
      - Learn academic usages of Korean language.
      - Take core skills classes in reading, writing, listening and speaking.
      - Broaden and improve your mastery of spoken and written Korean.
      - Choose elective classes according to the student’s interest at the intermediate and advanced levels.
  • EVALUATION : 100% = Midterm 40% + Final 40% + Quiz 20%
  • All Korean classes in every program are conducted only in Korean.
  • Yonsei International Campus KLI:





Beginner 1

Korean Language for University Life 200 Hours

10 hours of TOPIK test class

·         Students will be able to participate in daily conversation using basic expressions.

·         Students will be able to hear and distinguish Korean letters and vocabulary words as well as understand simple conversation that relates to university life.

·         Students will be able to read sentences written in Korean and comprehend simple texts.

·         Students will be able to complete sentences using basic grammar and create simple compositions.



Beginner 2

Korean Language for University Life 200 Hours

10 hours of TOPIK test class

·         Students will be able to correctly talk about the present situation in public places and address various issues that crop up during university life.

·         Students will be able to listen to or read short stories or dialogues and understand their purpose.

·         Students will be able to develop prose based on familiar topics, such as university life.



    Intermediate 1

Korean Language for University Life 150 Hours

Korean Language for University Lectures 50 Hours

10 hours of TOPIK test class

·         Students will be able to perform speaking tasks that are necessary during university lectures, such as ask questions, give explanations, and state their opinion about a topic.

·         Students will be able to understand conversations or stories about familiar subject matter as well as essays about relatively complex concepts.

·         Students will be able to write essays about familiar topics using suitable literary devices as well as create documents on their computers using Hangul.




Intermediate 2

Korean Language for University Life 120 Hours

Korean Language for University Lectures 80 Hours

10 hours of TOPIK test class

·         Students will be able to logically express their views on familiar societal issues as well as communicate properly in academic contexts such as debates.

·         Students will be able to grasp the main idea and specific pieces of information in relatively complex conversations and texts.

·         Students will be able to write logical essays that express their opinion about familiar topics in society.

·         Students will be able to use fundamental learning techniques and strategies such as oral presentation practice, reading strategies, and logical essay writing to supplement their learning.




Korean Language for University Life 90 Hours

Korean Language for University Lectures 110 Hours

10 hours of TOPIK test class

·         Students will be able to have conversations about academic subjects as well as give speeches, make assertions, and debate about advanced technical subjects.

·         Students will be able to understand essays or lectures related to the liberal arts (literature, philosophy, social sciences, etc.).

·         Students will be able to write essays about social or abstract subjects as well as write simple reports about topics they’re interested in after learning techniques for logical essay writing.

* 2017 Schedule (D-4 visa application deadline is different with non-visa application)



(D4 visa application deadline)



(09:30 a.m.)


(03:00 p.m.)

1st Term

Jan. 4 ~ Feb. 3


Feb. 10Mar. 6Mar. 7Mar. 8Apr. 25
2nd Term

Mar. 2 ~ Apr. 3


Apr. 7May. 1 May. 2 May. 4 Jun. 23
3rd Term

May. 1 ~ Jun. 2


Jun. 9Jun. 29Jun. 30Jul. 3 Aug. 21
4th Term

Jul. 3 ~ Aug. 1


Aug. 8Aug. 31Sep. 1Sep. 4Oct. 30
5th Term

Sep. 4 ~ Oct. 2


Oct. 13Oct. 31 Nov. 1Nov. 2Dec. 20
6th Term

Nov. 6 ~ Dec. 1


Dec. 8Jan. 2 (2018)Jan. 3 (2018)Jan. 4 (2018)Feb. 23 (2018)

* 2018 Schedule (D-4 visa application deadline is different with non-visa application)



(D4 visa application deadline)



(09:30 a.m.)


(03:00 p.m.)

1st Term

Jan. 4 ~ Feb. 2


Feb. 9Mar. 6Mar. 7Mar. 8Apr. 25
2nd Term

Mar. 5 ~ Apr. 3


Apr. 10Apr. 30May. 2 May. 3Jun. 26
3rd Term

May. 2 ~ Jun. 1


Jun. 8July. 3July. 4Jul. 5 Aug. 23
4th Term

Jul. 4 ~ Aug. 3


Aug. 10Sep. 3Sep. 4Sep. 5Oct. 31
5th Term

Sep. 5 ~ Oct. 2


Oct. 8Nov. 2Nov. 5Nov. 6Dec. 24
6th Term

Nov. 5 ~ Dec. 3


Dec. 10Jan. 3(2019)Jan. 4(2019)Jan. 7 (2019)Feb. 27 (2019)

* African, Mongolian, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan,Vietnamese Students (D-4 Student visa applicants) must pay 6 terms (1 year) tuition at one time. 


* Please note that applications of African, Mongolian,Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan,Vietnamese Students who should apply for a student visa (D-4) will be closed 3 weeks before the application deadline.


A high school diploma or the equivalent is the minimum requirement for admission to all KLI Korean language programs.

  • 1) Sign up and submit the Online Application on www.yskli.com
  • 2) Wire the Application Fee
    * The webpage will provide virtual banking account information for the application fee. The screening process for an 

        application usually takes 2 to 3 weeks.

  • 3) Notice of Admission: The KLI will inform the student of acceptance to the program and provide personal banking

        account information by e-mail.

  • 4) Tuition Payment: After receiving the acceptance email by the KLI, students will need to send the tuition before

        payment deadline.

  • 5) Final Confirmation e-mail: KLI will send a confirmation e-mail after the payment is confirmed. Those who wish to

        apply for the student visa may request for a Certificate of Admission to the person in charge.


     * All new comers must follow the Korean Language Institute application process.


     * Payment should be sent to the KLI personal banking account.


     * Attention:Students who have only submitted the Online Application are not yet enrolled in our program.


     * All required documents must be sent to the person in charge of your nationality.     

  • Tuition for one term during the 2017 academic year :1,600,000 Won
  • If you want to get D-4 visa, you need to pay 3terms at once.
    * Textbooks are not included in the fees above.
  • Fees (application fee and tuition) are payable to KLI by telegraphic transfer. Personal checks are not accepted.
    (One US dollar is approximately equivalent to 1,200 Won, the exchange rate as of January 2016.)
  • Our account number for Telegraphic Transfer is:
  • Bank Name: Woori Bank
  • Account Title: Yonsei University - (학) 연세대학교
  • Account Number: KLI will provide personal banking account number
  • Bank Address: Yonsei Campus Branch, 50 Yonsei-ro , Seodaemun-gu, Seoul, Korea 120-749
  • Swift Code: hvbkkrse (international transfer only)

PLEASE NOTE: Banks often discount the amount of money wired to our office in order to collect banking fees; hence the amount of money our office receives may be insufficient to cover fees. Any pertaining unpaid charges are the student’s responsibility.

KLI will place you into the most suitable class based on your past Korean studies through our placement test. We offer a placement test for all new students for all of our programs. Students take placement tests to determine their Korean level. They are tested in different areas (listening, speaking, reading, writing, and grammar) and placed according to their needs and abilities. If you feel that you are a beginner and that you belong in Level 1, then you do not have to take the placement test.
Each class has around 13 students. For level 1, the sections will be divided by their nationality and gender, and from level 2, the class will be divided by their Korean ability. Please note that students can not switch the program to another program after program starts.

* Class attendance is mandatory and critical in language programs. Students are required to attend at least 160 hours of the total 200 class hours in order to learn the most from their programs and receive credit for each term. Students who miss more than 40 hours a term will fail and consequently not receive a grade.


Students who have been accepted into the KLI Program can apply for either a General Short-Term Visa (C-3) or a General Student Visa (D-4). It is essential for foreign nationals to have an appropriate visa for their study.

General Short-Term Visa (C-3)

This visa is generally called a tourist visa or a visiting visa. Students who are planning to study at KLI for only one term (7 weeks) may apply for the C-3 visa. This visa is good for 3 months (90 days) and can be issued immediately upon application at either a Korean Embassy or a Consulate office. The carrier of this visa should coordinate his/her length of study in Korea within the effective days of the visa to avoid risking visa expiration during the course of study. Please note that we will not issue a letter of admission for a General Short-Term Visa (C-3).

General Student Visa (D-4)

Students who are planning to study for more than one term should apply for the D-4 visa. This visa is generally good for 6 months at a time and can be renewed in Korea. Since this visa takes approximately 1 month to process upon application at either a Korean Embassy or Consulate office, it is recommended that students should apply for this visa at least 2 months before leaving for Korea.

Korean Sponsorship Letter or Financial Statement

Students who would like to obtain a student visa should prepare a sponsorship letter from one Korean sponsor. A sponsor can be any Korean adult employed and currently residing in Korea. It is the responsibility of the student to find a sponsor. If you do not have a sponsorship letter, you can include a bank statement or certificate of remittance or exchange showing more than $5,000 and apply for the D-4 visa.

  • Yonsei University International Campus Housing fee:
    • Double Room : 843,750won/8 weeks 
    • Triple Room   : 537,750won/8 weeks
    • Single Room: 1,482,750KRW / 8 weeks (You will be able to use Double Room or Triple Room alone)
    • Deposit         : 100,000won
  • * Deposit and Meals are not included in the Boarding expenses.
  • * Beddings should be prepared personally. Beddings can be purchased near campus.
  • Check-in & Check-out Date
    : 2-3 days before and after the applicable term begins and ends.

If you wish to withdraw before the placement test of the term, 100% of the tuition fee will be refunded.

If you withdraw within 3 days of classes of the term after the placement test, only 70% of the tuition fee will be refunded.

After the third day of classesof the term, no refunds will be given. There is no partial refund after the third day of classes.

Please submit a written request to the KLI office if you would like to cancel the program.

The students who issued D4 visa by international Campus of Yonsei KLI, can refund after take at least 2 terms.

  • (1) A completed application form (Online application is highly recommended)
  • (2) Application fee (non-refundable): 80,000 Won
  • (3) A copy of the student’s transcript and diploma from the last school attended
  • (4) A photocopy of the student's passport(A photocopy of the Alien Registration Card, if you have)
  • (5) For those who wish to obtain a student (D-4) visa
            ① Financial document (certificate of deposit balance over $9,000 (USD) or certificate of remittance or exchange)
  • (6) Foreign Student Proof of Insurance: Please submit proof of Korean National Insurance, Korean private insurance or
  •            insurance  from your own country which may be used in Korea.

               In the case that you do not submission, your entrance will be canceled.

  • (7) A copy of the Medical Report : This Medical Report must contain Result of test of Tuberculosis test (x-ray).
  •            * The report must be issued within 2 month of student's arrival.

  • (8) 1 ID card photo (color, 3.5cm*4.5cm): Online [MY PAGE] → [Photo Management] Upload Photo
  • * All documents other than photo must be submitted online by the deadline above and file's name should be named as just number(1,2,3,...)

    * Please upload your photo from 'My Page'. 

    All documents must be received by the deadline above:

    • (a) should be submitted online.
    • (b) should be sent to the personal banking account.
    • (c) all the documents should be upload.


    * If your documents are not in Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese, your documents must be translated to one of these languages and get notarized by the notary office.


    * For below 21 countries,

    Apostile is mandatory for all the documents students' intend to submit . For apostile, please make inquiry to the nearest Korean Embassy or the Consulate office.

    proof/certificate of Family Relationship of Birth Certificate an Original Sponsorship Letter and Financial document are mandatory to submit.

    (Philippines, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Mongolia, Thailand, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Iran, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Ukraine, Nigeria, Ghana, Egypt, Peru)

    * We strongly recommend that you submit your application form, a copy of your passport and academic certificates at the same time. In the event that one or more of these items is missing, confirmation will NOT be given.

    Ah like what I think you need/need to do in order to get started in Studying Korean? Sure~

    First first first~ Learn how to read hangul. Using romanization will only negatively affect your pronunciation and reading skills, so the quicker you learn hangul the better.
    I recommend using a video source, so you can hear and watch someone pronounce each letter properly. I don’t have a source I personally used, as I just kind of picked it up slowly living in a Korean neighborhood, but I know more and more good options are on Youtube!

    Find a reliable primary study source! I love having the Korean study community here on tumblr, but everyday I scroll through my dash and see incorrect information/thing that are just a little off of natural. We are all learning and supporting each other but we’re all bound to make mistakes time to time, so don’t rely on just tumblr for your study material.
    I’m not recommending going and spending a lot of money on textbooks right away, if you can, save your money until you’re a bit deeper into the language and the free resources dry up mighty fast (I can rarely find stuff levelled with what I’m studying in class for free).
    There are quite a few PDFs of beginner textbooks floating around tumblr. Download them and and read through them, and find which teaches in a style best suited for you! A textbook that matches your learning style is far more important than what is the most popular. I personally studied with Korean Grammar in Use, which does have a pdf floating around as well.

    For getting used to writing hangul download and print out 원고지 paper. It is simple gridded paper that Korean students use for essay writing. It will also be how you will write essays in TOPIK II (if you plan on studying to that point), so you can get used to it early.

    For grammar and sentence building, take your time with lessons and utilize any exercises the book you are using gives you. But don’t stop there! Make a Lang-8 account and put that new grammar to work! Make even basic sentences and post them for native speakers to correct. You’ll pick up on Korean sentence structure and the grammar you’re studying much quicker that way.

    For listening, I assume most people are not like me, and actually actively participate in Korean entertainment, dramas kpop whatev. Now you put it to use. Dramas are good for hearing clear pronunciation, but make sure to watch variety shows too, as this is much more similar to how Koreans really talk.

    For speaking, just speak. This is the hardest for me as well because I hate making mistakes, but talk to yourself all the time. You’ll get used to hearing yourself speak. If you watch dramas start repeating simple lines you hear until you can say it like the actors do.

    And lastly have patience with yourself. Learning a language is not an overnight project and not everyone learns at the same pace. I still catch myself beating myself up for not being farther than I am, but I’m learning at the pace I am meant to learn a language as difficult as Korean at. Make language friends here or in real life and motivate and encourage each other. Know we all have our ups and downs studying but with dedication and patience we’ll reach whatever language goal we have.

    Extra Resources I personally use(d) and recommend:

    • Naver Dictionary/Daum Dictionary- App and websites (doooon’t use google translate. It really doesn’t work for non Euro languages)
    • Dongsa- App/Website Handy dandy app that will show you all common conjugations for any DVerb/AVerb you enter.
    • Memrise/Quizlet/Anki- Apps/Websites Make flashcards. Practice Vocab
    • HiNative- App Ask native speakers questions/answer questions about your native language. Share and share alike
    • Hellotalk/Tandem- Apps Connect with language partners and practice with native speakers

    Hope that helps~

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