Course at a glance:

  • Type of School:
    Seoul National University (SNU)
  • Type of Education:
    Korean Language Training
  • Field of Study:
  • Campus:
    Seoul Campus
  • Duration:
    3 weeks
  • English Lecture (%):
  • Note:
    The tuition must be paid by the deadline upon receiving the notification of acceptance.
  • Tuition Fee :
    ₩ 730,000 KRW
    $ 613 USD
  • Application Fee :
    ₩ 60,000 KRW
    $ 50 USD
  • *(2022-01-16 USD 1 = 1,190 KRW ECB standard)

Course description:



The Korean Language & Culture Program (KLCP) was first developed by SNU’s Language Education Institute in 1969 to provide intensive Korean language training to foreign students admitted to Korean universities and to others interested in learning about Korean language and culture. Since then, over 28,000 students from more than 90 countries have graduated from the KLCP, and the program has grown to annually enroll about 3,000 students. Many graduates go on to serve the public and private sectors by engaging in work related to Korea or the Korean language.

For more information, please visit the Korean Language Education Center website.

If you are currently residing in Korea, you may visit the Center Office at Seoul National University, Bldg.137, Room No. 101.

3-Week Intensive Korean Language Program

A three-week intensive program is highly recommended for adults who want to learn Korean language and make maximum progress in short period. Our highly structured syllabus will have you speaking, listening, reading and writing with confidence in the minimum amount of time. This intensive course includes the total time of 60 class hours.

Regular Program

SNU’s Korean Language Education Center offers ten-week sessions to foreigners or students from overseas. Students may begin the program in any session. All students are required to take a placement test, so that they can be assigned classes according to their command of the language. Students who are accepted into the Korean Language Program are eligible to apply for either a General Short-Term Visa (C-3) or a General Student Visa (D-4). The Center provides housing for its international students, but on a first-come, first-served basis.

Teacher Training Program

The Center offers the Korean Language Teacher Training Program which aims to foster experts who will provide Korean language education at home and abroad, thus contributing to the internationalization of Korean and the enhancement of the quality of Korean language education provided domestically and globally. See the Center’s website for detailed information on application processes.

Short-Term Program

The SNU Korean Language Education Center offers short-term classes for those who wish to learn Korean for everyday use and needs. No prior knowledge of Korean is necessary at level one, and those who have mastered the basics can enroll in levels two and three. Visas cannot be obtained with acceptance to these shorter programs.

Entry Requirement:

  • Eligibility
    • A high school diploma or equivalent 
      Only those with a valid visa
  • Application Documents
    • 1. Application form
      Applicants may apply online. Please click the “Online application” icon.
    • 2. Official academic transcript or certificate of graduation from the most recent school attended
    • 3. A copy of current passport (information page with a photo)
    • 4. A copy of insurance contract
      It is advised that you sign up for insurance that provides coverage in Korea in case of accidents, before coming to Korea.
      For those of you who have come to Korea without buying an insurance, our office can suggest insurance companies when you come to Korea.
      Without the insurance, an individual is financially responsible for any accidents in Korea.
    • 5. Application fee: KRW 60,000(non-refundable)
    • All documents will not be returned.

  • How to apply
    • Online Application
    • Students should do the online application after signing up. All the original documents should be scanned and uploaded.

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  • Seoul Campus:

    Seoul National University, 1 Gwanak-ro, Gwanak-gu, Seoul, South Korea