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For visa inquiries for Pre-college students, please contact the ISC team.
Students are responsible to apply for the correct type of visa at the Korean Embassy or Consulate Office in advance. Students do not need to obtain a visa if their country has a visa waiver agreement (K-ETA) with Korean government. If not, students must apply for a D-2-8 Short-term Student Visa in the country where their current home institution is located. Please note that processing may take longer during peak application period, therefore try to apply for a D-2-8 visa at least a month before you are supposed to be in Korea.

Eligible applicants who complete paying the application fee, tuition fee, and submitting the required documents will receive the supporting documents for visa application by KU ISC office. The soft copy of the following documents will be sent to the applicant's email address.

D-2-8 Visa Application Procedure

1) Send an email to isc@korea.ac.kr to receive CoA Request Form
   * CoA (Certificate of Admission) is a required document for issuance of D-2-8 visa.

2) Complete the form and send it with required documents to ISC office.
  ※ Issuing CoA and obtaining VISA is time-consuming process. So, please prepare required documents an early as possible.

3) If there is no problem with the documents, the CoA and business registration documents will be sent to your email
    within 2-3 weeks.

4) Visit nearby Korean Embassy or Consulate Office with documents below.
   - Official Letter of Acceptance
   - Academic Calendar of the KU ISC program
   - Certificate of Admission
   - Certificate of Business Registration of Korea University
      * Depending on the embassy, additional documents may be requested
        (e.g. financial proof).

※ Please verify that the email address is correct on your application form.
※ Visa application must be proceeded in the country where student’s home institution is located.
※ For more details about current status of visa for short-term visitors in Korea including visa-waiver program,
   please visit K-ETA website.
KU ISC Team updated this info on January 16, 2023
Student MUST purchase their insurance before coming to Korea. Purchasing insurance is not necessary for Korean citizens covered by national health insurance.
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