The most complete Korean study process [2022]

The most complete Korean study process [2022]

Currently, many students do not know how the process of studying in Korea is as well as how to prepare the procedure for applying for a student visa to live and study here.

Depending on the study path you choose (Korean language program, bachelor program or master program), the length of stay of the visa as well as the way to apply for a visa will be different.

To help you know more about the process of studying in Korea in 2022, Study abroad Netviet Please send this article to you.

The most complete Korean study abroad process in 2022

Step 1: Develop goals and plans to study in Korea

The first step in the Korean study abroad process is to make a plan as detailed as possible! This is not only a great help in the process of making documents, but even when you have been to Korea successfully. A good plan will always accompany and help you throughout the study abroad process.

  • Are you planning to join a Korean language program, bachelor program or graduate program?
  • What is your goal of studying in Korea? Do you want to stay and work in Korea or return to Vietnam to build your career?
  • What semester are you planning to register for?

Step 2: Choose your favorite university and major

If you are going to study in Korea, you should choose a major in which you have at least a background. This will help you adjust more quickly to life in Korea as well as easily access the curriculum in another language.

Step 3: Send all necessary documents to the Korean university of your choice

In step 3 of the Korean study abroad process, you need:

  • Collect all the necessary documents to apply for a Korean student visa.
  • Translation, notarization and stamping from competent authorities, consular legalization of all types of documents.
  • Send originals or copies to the university of the notarized documents in addition to the original Vietnamese. Or more simply, you can send it through the university's representative center in Vietnam.
  • If your application is received and reviewed, you will need to attend an interview with a school representative.

Invitation approval usually takes 1 to 4 weeks.

Step 4: Pay tuition fees directly to the university

Once the notification is received from the school, you will receive a tuition bill. You will have to pay tuition, admission and dormitory fees (if you plan to stay here) for the university. After that, the school will send you the original invitation for you to submit to the Embassy to complete the procedure for applying for a Korean student visa.

Step 5: Go for a health check

The health check is a mandatory step in the Korean study abroad process to know if you have any dangerous or infectious diseases, such as tuberculosis, hepatitis, bird flu, etc. Designated Korean Embassy.

Medical examination is one of the necessary steps in the Korean study abroad process

Step 6: Apply for a visa at the Korean Embassy

The next step in the Korean study process is to apply for a visa at the Embassy. To be successful, you need to:

  • Prepare documents as required by the Korean Embassy, ​​including full initial documents submitted to the school with admission letter or visa code provided to you by the school.
  • Apply directly at the Korean student visa application reception office in Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City.
  • Depending on the university you are pursuing, you may be required to interview in person at the Embassy.
  • After successfully submitting your application to the Embassy, ​​you will receive an appointment letter to return the results of your Korean student visa.
  • After being granted a visa by the Korean Embassy, ​​you need to notify the school and book a plane ticket according to the entry schedule set by the school to take the Korean language proficiency test organized by them.

Step 7: Prepare accommodation and work in Korea

If the process of applying for a Korean student visa has been completed, you should prepare your thoughts, luggage as well as plane tickets to go. This is the final step in the Korean study abroad process. In the time before you fly, you should take advantage of learning about the place and culture of Koreans. Another important thing that you must find out is the part-time jobs and related regulations. You should strictly follow the rules and not violate them.

About the place to live

Most universities in Korea have dormitories for international students. Dormitories here are usually very clean and spacious. In addition, there are also full living facilities such as washing machine, gym, …

If you intend to stay in the dormitory, you should register early. Otherwise, there will be no place for you to stay. If this happens, you will have to outsource and incur a much higher rent.

About work

Work is also very important. If your family is rich, that's okay. But for those of you who are not, the money earned from part-time work will help you cover the cost of studying abroad. Understanding that, the Korean government always has a special policy for international students.

You are allowed to work 20 hours/week. As for the holidays, you can be more comfortable with the number of working hours. However, when you come to Korea, you should not immediately work part-time, but should gradually adapt to life in Korea and learn more about the job you intend to do.

The Korean study process: Necessary documents to apply for a visa

How to apply for a visa in the Korean study process

Regardless of the program of study you follow, you will need to provide the following documents:

  • Visa application form in Korean or English
  • Passport (valid for 12 months from the date of application)
  • 1 photo card taken on a white background, size 3,5 × 4,5 cm (taken within the last 3 months)
  • Original admission letter or visa code
  • Copy of ID card (bring original)
  • TB test results are negative
  • Korean student visa application form

For Korean language student visa

  • Class schedule sent by the school you are studying in Korea, including full timetable as well as information about lecturers
  • Diploma and transcript (original as well as notarized English or Korean translation)
  • However, if you have graduated from university or master, you need to submit your diploma and transcript (original as well as notarized English or Korean translation).
  • Study plan as well as self-introduction (written in English or Korean)
  • Curriculum Vitae (original and English translation)
  • Financial Certificate

For college or university student visa

  • Diplomas and transcripts (original as well as notarized English or Korean translation).
  • However, if you have graduated from university or master, you need to submit your diploma and transcript (original as well as notarized English or Korean translation)
  • Study plan as well as self-introduction (written in English or Korean)
  • Curriculum Vitae (original and English translation)
  • Financial Certificate

For graduate student visa

  • Highest education certificate (original and notarized English or Korean translation)
  • Financial Certificate

For research visas

  • Highest education certificate (original and notarized English or Korean translation)
  • Financial Certificate
  • Research certificate (e.g. foreign PhD student certificate)

The process of studying in Korea: Financial requirements during the visa application process

Minimum required deposit amount for each type of visa

  • Student visa for college, university, master, doctoral (D-2): Deposit $20.000 in the bank at least 3 months from the date of application.
  • Language Student Visa (D-4): Deposit $10.000 in the bank at least 6 months before the application date.
  • Student visa under the exchange program between two universities Vietnam - Korea (D-2): Deposit $10.000 in the bank at least 3 months from the date of application

Note: Transferring passbooks or savings books of Credit Funds are not accepted.

Request for financial guarantee from biological parents

  • Documents proving family relationship such as household registration book, birth certificate, etc. (notarized English translation).
  • Documents proving the financial status of parents such as proof of occupation, confirmation of monthly income, etc. (notarized English translation)
  • Commitment to financial guarantee for children to study abroad signed by the local certification (original and notarized English translation)
  • Account book (both original and copy) and confirmation of deposit balance from the bank with the date of issue closest to the date of application (original in English) (only accept deposit balance within 10 days) days from the date of submission).

Special cases

In case both biological parents are dead or in Korea

  • Brother/sister or brother-in-law/sister-in-law (with Korean nationality) replacing financial guarantee
  • Documents proving family relationship in Korea and Vietnam, such as household registration book, birth certificate, etc. (notarized English translation)
  • Documents proving the financial ability of the guarantor (original and notarized English translation)
  • Financial guarantee commitment with local certification of signature (original and notarized English translation)
  • Account book (original and copy) and confirmation of deposit balance of the bank with the date of issue closest to the date of application (original in English) (only accept the deposit balance within 10 days) days from the date of application submission)

The case is sponsored by a Korean professor of student science

  • Original commitment to financial guarantee for students (specify the amount of the scholarship, the number of scholarships awarded and the professor's personal stamp)
  • Original certificate of the professor's personal seal sample
  • The original professional certificate of the professor issued by the school
  • Original professor's financial statement (e.g. confirmation of bank account balance, confirmation of professor's research fees to be received, etc.)

In case of applying for a scholarship

  • Non-full scholarship: Certificate of scholarship (original) and normal financial proof as usual
  • Full Scholarship: Scholarship Certificate (original)

Interim

Through this article, we hope you can better understand the process of studying in Korea. If you still have any questions, you can leave them in the comments section below! We will reply as soon as possible.

 

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