All international students admitted to KGIP 2023 are required to obtain D-2-8 (Short term study) visa from the nearest South Korean Embassy prior to joining the program. This requirement applies to all successful applicants irrespective of the countries of their citizenship and residence and whether they are eligible for Korea Electronic Travel Authorization (K-ETA) or not.
General visa conditions and application guidelines are provided below; however, it is students’ responsibility to confirm the exact requirements by the Embassy of South Korea they will be processed through:
D-2-8 Visa Conditions
- International students admitted to KGIP 2023 will be issued a Certificate of Admission for the entire period of the program including Session I and Session II from July 10, 2023, to December 15, 2023, to be eligible for KDU Global Scholarship and qualify for D-2-8 Visa.
- D-2-8 visa is a single-entry visa and students must be able to enter Korea within three months of visa issuance and before the commencement of KGIP 2023.
- D-2-8 visa holders will not be allowed to engage in any income-earning activities including part-time jobs in accordance with the Articles 94 and 95 of Immigration Law of South Korea.
1. Visa Application Form (Available from the relevant South Korean Embassy)
2. Passport and a photocopy of passport (must be valid for the entire period of stay in Korea)
3. Photo (3.5 cm x 4.5 cm, white background, taken within the last 6 months)
4. Certificate of Admission (to be issued and sent by KDU Global to the admitted students)
5. A copy of Business Registration Certificate (to be sent by KDU Global to the admitted students)
6. Official Certificate of Enrollment from current university or college in home country
7. Certificate of Scholarship (to be issued and sent by KDU Global to the admitted students. Depending on individual cases and Embassies, students might also be required to provide a proof of financial ability to support themselves).
8. Visa Fee (varies by country)
*Additional documents may be requested by the South Korean Embassies if deemed necessary.