Korean Language school in Seoul

Dongguk University

Established in 2002, Dongguk University’s Institute of International Language offers a comprehensive Korean language program comprising of six proficiency levels, cultural experiences, and a global buddy program. Our dedicated faculty utilizes a well-structured curriculum based on Dongguk University’s Korean textbook, fostering a deep understanding of Korean language and culture. Completion of level 4 opens doors to Dongguk University’s undergraduate program, bypassing the need for TOPIK level 4. Join us for an enriching learning journey and an opportunity to connect with a diverse community of international students.

Tuition rates start from

KRW 1,830,000


*NOTE: The deadlines represent the time that all application documents must be completed with the tuition paid in full.

Dongguk University

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You are able to join supplementary classes, pronunciation classes, TOPIK prep and study halls in order to improve your Korean skills fast and strive towards your own goals.


You’ll have many opportunities to meet with local Koreans and Korean students at various school events. They also have an International Student Mentoring program designed to have Korean students assist international students.


Level 1-4 use an e-textbook developed by Dongguk (computer or tablet required for level 1 to 4). Level 5-6 still use Dongguk’s own printed textbooks. All levels will have other learning material besides the textbook provided in print format.


Once per term all Korean language students will have a cultural activity with their teachers. Also, since Dongguk is a Buddhist university, optional Buddhism-related activities will be provided on and off campus.


Depending on attendance and academic scores, students can receive a 30% discount, 10% discount, or a KRW 100,000 discount off the follow term’s tuition. You must register for 2 terms or more to qualify for these rewards.


One of the best parts of being a student is the student dorm – the school operates dormitories which are all close to the school, making them one of the cheapest and most convenient options for student housing.


Upon request, the school will provide counseling with a psychological counselor to improve a student’s mental health during their studies.


Students will be able to join student clubs.


Don’t worry if you’ve never learned any Korean before. The school offers courses that start from the very basics designed to let students from any country or language background learn easily!


The staff are professionals who will be able to assist you with any issues you may have during your studies.

Dongguk University


Dongguk University’s vibrant campus is strategically located in the heart of Seoul, merely a 10 to 15-minute stroll from the bustling Myeongdong shopping district and Dongdaemun market. With convenient access to the subway, you can easily explore Seoul’s renowned landmarks and attractions within just a few stops, making your time at Dongguk University an enriching and well-connected experience.

Dongguk University Station (6 min)

Line 3

Chungmuro Station (15 min)

Line 3 and Line 4

Dongguk University

Our Courses



The Korean course at the institute is structured into six comprehensive levels, ranging from fundamental to advanced proficiency. Leveraging the specially designed Korean textbooks crafted by Dongguk University, the curriculum is meticulously organized, fostering a seamless integration of language comprehension and expression for students. Each class typically accommodates approximately 15 international students, fostering an engaging and interactive learning environment. With four terms offered annually, each term is 3 months long and is enriched with one cultural activity, enabling students to immerse themselves in the Korean culture alongside their language studies.

Course length

Without a student visa: 3 months

With a student visa: 6 – 24 months

Available starts every year

  • March
  • June
  • September
  • December

Schedule (weekdays)

Morning Classes: 9:10 – 13:00
Afternoon Classes: 13:40 – 17:30

*class times are chosen by the school based on Korean language proficiency

School Intensity

Medium intensity means the school gives you a perfect balance between study pace and free time. This means that you’ll be able to enjoy your life in Korea, while still being able to effectively progress your studies.

Visa sponsorship

Students are offered visa sponsorship if they study 6 months or more.

3 months

KRW 1,830,000 in total

6 months

KRW 3,600,000 in total

9 months

KRW 5,370,000 in total

12 months

KRW 7,140,000 in total

18 months

KRW 10,680,000 in total

24 months

KRW 14,220,000 in total

Students have the flexibility to choose the duration of their study.


Total course costs

The total costs include the application fee (KRW 60,000) and the tuition. The application fee is not refundable. Other cost details are below:

  • Textbook: Included in the tuition.
  • School health insurance (Mandatory): Included in the tuition.
  • Please contact your coordinator for more information about the dormitory or fee structure.


Term breakdown


• Completely read and write Korean consonants and vowels.
• Understand basic sentence structure, tense expression and rules of verb and adjective usage.
• Acquire basic language skills required for daily life such as greeting, self introduction, purchasing, using transportation, and calling.


• Correctly pronounce and understand the various rules of phonemes.
• Classifying honorific and regular speaking depending on the situation.
• Make sentences using various conjunctions.
• Comparatively free to communicate about daily life, ask and answer questions about familiar subjects.


• Communicate about daily life without inconvenience.
• Express own opinions about private and familiar social subjects orally as well as written.
• Explain, describe, compare, and deliver language in an appropriate situation.
• Smooth expression using Korean passive and indirect speech.


• Understand and express one’s thoughts on social and current events based on learned grammar.
• Understand and properly use the basic differences and characteristics of formality/non-formality and literary/colloquial style.
• Deepen one’s understanding of Korean society and culture by learning idioms and proverbs.


• Understand Korean political, economic, social, cultural, and other professional fields and logically express opinions about them.
• Choose and use an appropriate expression in diverse and complicated situations.
• Achieve skills required to study in a degree course such as writing a thesis, critical analysis, giving speeches, and discussions.


• Use Korean grammar freely and participate in professional activities.
• Concretely figure out the content of editorials, news reports, professional articles, literature, and broadcasts.
• Understand the Korean way of thinking and customs; having no trouble in most activities and expressions throughout Korean language.

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