Frequently Asked Questions


  1. My country is in visa-waiver agreement with South Korea, and/or I qualify for K-ETA. Do I still have to obtain a D-2-8 visa to participate in the Program?

Answer: Yes. Students will be officially enrolled to Kyungdong University Global during the program to qualify for KDU Global Scholarship and enroll to credit-bearing courses. All participants must obtain a D-2-8 visa to be able to participate in Kyungdong Global Immersion Program 2024 and to qualify for KDU Global Scholarship.


  1. Can I apply for just one of the sessions of the Program?

Answer: Yes. Participants are given the flexibility to participate in any one of both sessions during the program. However, admission, visa, and all other requirements equally apply to all international students.


  1. Can I cook my own meal in the dormitory provided?

Answer: No. KDU Global dormitories are equipped with separate kitchen spaces that will be used for serving breakfasts and cuisine classes. For safety reasons, students are not allowed to cook inside their rooms.No. KDU Global dormitories are equipped with separate kitchen spaces that will be used for serving breakfasts and cuisine classes. For safety reasons, students are not allowed to cook inside their rooms.

  1. Does KDU Global Scholarship cover my health insurance?

Answer. No. Participants are responsible for their own international health insurance and medical expenses during the program, if any.


  1. How do I travel between Incheon International Airport and KDU Global when I arrive in Korea?

Answer: All participants are required to arrive at KDU Global on their own from Incheon International Airport. The students who are admitted to the program will be provided with detailed arrival guidelines and instructors all the way from the airport to the dormitory.


  1. My undergraduate/graduate major at home institution is not related to any of the courses for international students at KDU Global Campus. Can I still attend the Session II?

Answer: Yes. Students can be enrolled to one of the English medium courses (International Business Administration, International Hotel Management, and Smart Computing) given they possess valid IELTS 5.5 (not required for English speaking countries) or Korean Studies in Korean medium of instruction provided they hold valid TOPIK Level 3 certificate during Session II.


  1. Can I travel to other countries or other regions of Korea during the program?

Answer: Participants are not allowed to travel to other countries during the program. They can freely travel to other cities/regions of South Korea over weekends with prior permission from KDU Global International Office.


  1. Can I bring or invite my family members/friends during the program?

Answer: In principle, participants are not allowed to bring or invite any family members/friends during the Program. KDU Global does not sponsor or invite third parties except the program participants.


  1. Are there any facilities for me to pray during my stay in KDU Global Campus?

Answer: Yes. KDU Global Campus has designated praying rooms for students practicing all religions.


  1. Does KDU Global Scholarship cover my personal transportation expenses inside South Korea?

Answer: No. Any expenses related to personal travelling/commuting inside South Korea are to be borne by the participants themselves.


  1. I applied for Session I only, why is my Admission Letter issued for Session I and Session II?

Answer: All participants are issued Certificate of Admission for the entire period of the program, including Session I and Session II for them to enroll as international students and quality for KDU Global scholarship. This does not entail an obligation to attend both sessions. Participants can attend Session I or Session II separately, or both sessions.


  1. Can I enroll in KDU Global undergraduate programs as a regular student after Session II?

Answer: YYes. Participants can file necessary application documents to enroll as a regular or exchange student at KDU Global by the completion of Session II given that they satisfy the pertinent admission and visa requirements.


      13. Do I have to bring my toiletries upon checking in to KDU Global dormitories?

Answer: Yes. KDU Global provides fully furnished dormitories with beds, closets, desks, drawers, chairs, simple blankets, and inflatable pillows to KGIP participants. Students are responsible for personal toiletries and any other items depending on personal preferences.


      14. Do I have to share a room in KDU Global dormitories?

Answer: Yes. All KGIP participants will be sharing a room with another student, i.e., two students are assigned to one room.


       15. Can I share a room with a friend I know?

Answer: Yes. While participants are encouraged to stay with students from other countries, it might be possible to assign them to rooms with other participants of their preference. However, the preferential assignment is not guaranteed, and it must be approved in advance.