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Konkuk University

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Winer 2023 Application Deadline - September 30, 2023

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

University students at Konkuk University

The Korean Language Institute at Konkuk University was first introduced in 1998 and since then, it has grown to about 50 Korean language teachers and 800 enrolled students. The program is known for their long-term courses of 6 months or longer, so that the student can fully develop their Korean language abilities properly.

KLI also offers a mentorship program which pairs Korean language students with a Korean university student mentor based on availability.

Students studying at the Konkuk University library

Medium-High intensity means that this school’s pace is above average. This means you’ll have to do a bit more work to keep up with the pace of the course, but in the end, it means you’ll be learning and mastering the language faster.

School Features

International Student Mentoring Program

Konkuk offers a special program that pairs you with a real, local Korean student attending Konkuk. The student will help you with any questions you may have. It's a great chance to make a friend right on campus, have someone to help you out, and practice your Korean all at once!


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.


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.

School Location


Conveniently located on the Green line, all the major stops in Seoul are very accessible from Konkuk University subway station. Because Konkuk University is a large private university, the area surrounding the university is a lively college atmosphere with many shops and restaurants catering to college students.

Located nearby is Ttukseom Hangang Park, which is a year round theme park for all ages. In the summer, the resort features a water park, and in the winter, a snow sledding park.

Distance to subway stations
Walking Time
Konkuk University (6 min)
Line 2
Guui (14 min)
Line 2
General Korean
General Korean

The course is divided into six levels which students are assigned to according to the placement test results. Thus, students can take lectures based on their Korean proficiency, with the aim of enhancing their linguistic capability for various situations. The program focuses on learning language, as well as, culture through distinguished culture classes.

Course Length

Without Student Visa

3 months

With Student Visa

6 - 24 months

Available Term starts each Year
  • March
  • June
  • September
  • December



Morning Class




Course hours per week


Course Curriculum


Course End


• Learn to read and write Hangul.
• Learn everyday conversations including greetings, self-introduction, finding your way, making phone calls, buying things, and ordering meals.


3 months
₩1,950,000 in total
6 months
₩3,750,000 in total
9 months
₩5,550,000 in total
12 months
₩7,350,000 in total
18 months
₩10,950,000 in total
24 months
₩14,550,000 in total

Note: Textbook - About 50,000 KRW per term
Please contact your coordinator for more information regarding dormitories.