How to Apply to Universities in South Korea: Requirements and Procedure


Applicants who wish to apply to universities in South Korea should read the documents carefully before submitting their applications.

Dear students, sometimes in your preparation for study abroad, you may miss a step or implement one step before another. For example, it may happen that you prepare the necessary documents for the student visa before you applied to universities. This can be time-consuming.

That’s why we have prepared a step-by-step guide for you to apply to universities in South Korea:

How to apply to universities in South Korea?

1) Choose the Korean university you want to study at.
2) Read the admission requirements for that university.

3) Send an application with the required documents to the Korean university.

4) Receive the acceptance letter from the Korean university.

5) Prepare the necessary documents and papers for the student visa application in South Korea.

6) Submit the student visa application with all the prepared documents.

7) Finally, receive your student visa!

Admission and registration requirements for South Korean universities

  • Application for admission to a Korean university.
  • Letter of motivation.
  • Letter of recommendation.
  • The last diplomas were obtained.
  • Copy of passport or proof of identity.
  • Proof of proficiency in Korean or English language.
  • Records, portfolio, etc. (related to the field of artistic and other studies).
  • Then, documents indicating your financial capacity.
  • Financial capacity. Indeed, proof of the student’s bank balance or
    the bank balance of the student or his/her financial guarantor (held for at least one month), of local transfers will be requested. These documents are intended to prove that you can support the average cost of study and living
    during your stay in South Korea.


Korean or English proficiency test: In fact, the Korean government requires foreign students to prove their proficiency in one of the two languages. For those who want to study in Korean language, it will be the TOPIK test.

In addition, application dates, requirements, and conditions vary from one Korean university to another. Therefore, it is advisable to refer to the official page of the targeted Korean university for more details.

In addition, information about Korean universities and available majors can be found on the Korean government’s study website. You may also be required to have your certificates translated or legalized through the Apostille system.