Visit Korea programs

Programs for Overseas Korean students

Conducted in Korea, these programs aim to provide overseas Koreans with a deeper understanding of their homeland, language and sense of national identity which will help nurture them into active members in the international society
Homeland Education Program for Overseas Koreans
  • Host : Ministry of Education, National Institute for International Education
  • Program administration : program operation is consigned to Korean universities
  • Program : Preparation course for university (graduate school) enrolment, 'understanding Korea' course, special holiday course
  • Program periods and eligibility
    Classification University Preparatory Course Understanding Korea course Special vacation course
    (Spring) (Summer) (Autumn) (Winter) (Summer) (Winter)
    Education period 2 Apr ~ 23 Aug 2019
    [5 months]
    3 Sep 2019 ~ 30 Jan 2020
    [5 months]
    2 Apr ~ 30 May 2019
    [2 months]
    2 Jul ~ 23 Aug 2019
    [2 months]
    3 Sep ~ 31 Oct 2019
    [2 months]
    3 Dec ~ 30 Jan 2020
    [2 months]
    7 Aug ~ 23 Aug 2019
    (3 weeks)
    7 Jan 2020~ 22 Jan 2020
    (3 weeks)
    Application period 22 Jan ~ 28 Feb 2019 21 Jun ~ 22 Jul 2019 22 Jan ~ 28 Feb 2019 22 Apr ~ 24 May 2019 21 Jun ~ 22 Jul 2019 23 Sep ~ 25 Oct 2019 22 Apr ~ 24 May 2019 23 Sep ~ 25 Oct 2019
    Educational Expenses 3,385,000KRW <5months> 1,354,000KRW <2months> 634,000KRW <3weeks>
    Tuition : 1,150,000
    Accommodation : 750,000
    Meals : 1,485,000
    Tuition : 460,000
    Accommodation : 300,000
    Meals : 594,000
    Tuition : 300,000
    Accommodation : 126,000
    Meals : 208,000
    · Dormitory accommodation and meals are mandatory for all matriculated students
    · Additional accommodation and meal charges apply if the stay period is exceeded
    · In case of failure to complete course due to circumstances such as admission withdrawal or voluntary withdrawal from school, educational expenses are to be returned according to the internal guidelines for educational expense returns
    Admission Requirements [University Preparatory Course]Overseas Koreans who have received 12 years of formal education (or equivalent academic credentials), with a recommendation from a government official
    [Understanding Korea course]Overseas Koreans who have graduated from elementary school or higher (or the equivalent), with a recommendation from a government official
    [Special vacation course]Overseas Koreans aged 12 and above, with a recommendation from a government official
    Entrance Ceremony April 2, 2019 (Tue) September 3, 2019 (Tue) April 2, 2019 (Tue) July 2, 2019 (Tue) September 3, 2019 (Tue) December 3, 2019 (Tue) August 7, 2019 (Wed) January 7, 2020 (Tue)
    Documents for Submission ①Application Form (Given Form) ②Study Plan (Given Form) ③Certificate from last school graduated (or expected to graduate) ④Academic Transcripts ⑤Proof of Overseas Korean identity ⑥Photocopy of Passport
    Registration & Application Forms KOREAN EDUCATION CENTRE in Sydney
    - E-mail: consyd7@mofa.go.kr
    - Tel. 02 9261 8033
    Classification University Preparatory Course
    Education period 2 Apr ~ 23 Aug 2019 [5 months] 3 Sep 2019 ~ 30 Jan 2020 [5 months]
    Application period 22 Jan ~ 28 Feb 2019 21 Jun ~ 22 Jul 2019
    Educational Expenses 3,385,000원 <5months>
    Tuition : 1,150,000
    Accommodation : 750,000
    Meals : 1,485,000
    · Dormitory accommodation and meals are mandatory for all matriculated students
    · Additional accommodation and meal charges apply if the stay period is exceeded
    · In case of failure to complete course due to circumstances such as admission withdrawal or voluntary withdrawal from school, educational expenses are to be returned according to the internal guidelines for educational expense returns
    Admission Requirements [University Preparatory Course]Overseas Koreans who have received 12 years of formal education (or equivalent academic credentials), with a recommendation from a government official
    [Understanding Korea course]Overseas Koreans who have graduated from elementary school or higher (or the equivalent), with a recommendation from a government official
    [Special vacation course]Overseas Koreans aged 12 and above, with a recommendation from a government official
    Entrance Ceremony April 2, 2019 (Tue) September 3, 2019 (Tue)
    Documents for Submission ①Application Form (Given Form) ②Study Plan (Given Form) ③Certificate from last school graduated (or expected to graduate) ④Academic Transcripts ⑤Proof of Overseas Korean identity ⑥Photocopy of Passport
    Registration & Application Forms KOREAN EDUCATION CENTRE in Sydney
    - E-mail: consyd7@mofa.go.kr
    - Tel. 02 9261 8033
    Classification Understanding Korea course
    (Spring) (Summer) (Autumn) (Winter)
    Education period 2 Apr ~ 30 May 2019 [2 months] 2 Jul ~ 23 Aug 2019 [2 months] 3 Sep ~ 31 Oct 2019 [2 months] 3 Dec ~ 30 Jan 2020 [2 months]
    Application period 22 Jan ~ 28 Feb 2019 22 Apr ~ 24 May 2019 21 Jun ~ 22 Jul 2019 23 Sep ~ 25 Oct 2019
    Educational Expenses 1,354,000KRW <2months>
    Tuition : 460,000
    Accommodation : 300,000
    Meals : 594,000
    · Dormitory accommodation and meals are mandatory for all matriculated students
    · Additional accommodation and meal charges apply if the stay period is exceeded
    · In case of failure to complete course due to circumstances such as admission withdrawal or voluntary withdrawal from school, educational expenses are to be returned according to the internal guidelines for educational expense returns
    Admission Requirements [University Preparatory Course]Overseas Koreans who have received 12 years of formal education (or equivalent academic credentials), with a recommendation from a government official
    [Understanding Korea course]Overseas Koreans who have graduated from elementary school or higher (or the equivalent), with a recommendation from a government official
    [Special vacation course]Overseas Koreans aged 12 and above, with a recommendation from a government official
    Entrance Ceremony April 2, 2019 (Tue) July 2, 2019 (Tue) September 3, 2019 (Tue) December 3, 2019 (Tue)
    Documents for Submission ①Application Form (Given Form) ②Study Plan (Given Form) ③Certificate from last school graduated (or expected to graduate) ④Academic Transcripts ⑤Proof of Overseas Korean identity ⑥Photocopy of Passport
    Registration & Application Forms KOREAN EDUCATION CENTRE in Sydney
    - E-mail: consyd7@mofa.go.kr
    - Tel. 02 9261 8033
    Classification Special vacation course
    (Summer) (Winter)
    Education period 7 Aug ~ 23 Aug 2019 (3 weeks) 7 Jan 2020~ 22 Jan 2020 (3 weeks)
    Application period 22 Apr ~ 24 May 2019 23 Sep ~ 25 Oct 2019
    Educational Expenses 634,000KRW <3 weeks>
    Tuition : 300,000
    Accommodation : 126,000
    Meals : 208,000
    · Dormitory accommodation and meals are mandatory for all matriculated students
    · Additional accommodation and meal charges apply if the stay period is exceeded
    · In case of failure to complete course due to circumstances such as admission withdrawal or voluntary withdrawal from school, educational expenses are to be returned according to the internal guidelines for educational expense returns
    Admission Requirements [University Preparatory Course]Overseas Koreans who have received 12 years of formal education (or equivalent academic credentials), with a recommendation from a government official
    [Understanding Korea course]Overseas Koreans who have graduated from elementary school or higher (or the equivalent), with a recommendation from a government official
    [Special vacation course]Overseas Koreans aged 12 and above, with a recommendation from a government official
    Entrance Ceremony August 7, 2019 (Wed) January 7, 2020 (Tue)
    Documents for Submission ①Application Form (Given Form) ②Study Plan (Given Form) ③Certificate from last school graduated (or expected to graduate) ④Academic Transcripts ⑤Proof of Overseas Korean identity ⑥Photocopy of Passport
    Registration & Application Forms KOREAN EDUCATION CENTRE in Sydney
    - E-mail: consyd7@mofa.go.kr
    - Tel. 02 9261 8033
Invitational Scholarship for Overseas Koreans (OKFellowship Program)
  • Host : Overseas Koreans Foundation
    • (Type) Fellowship for overseas Korean students enrolled in an undergraduate (4-years or longer), Master's, Doctoral or graduate (Master's and Doctoral combined) program
    • (Nationality requirements) An overseas Korean who holds citizenship, permanent residency or long-term sojourn status of the country they reside in
    • (Educational qualifications) Those who have completed (or are due to complete) primary and secondary schooling in the country they reside in at the point of application, and who possess relevant education certificates
    • (Age limit) Under 25 years of age for undergraduate students; under 40 years of age for Master's or higher degree students
Overseas Korean teenagers country training (OKFriends Homecoming Teens, Youth Camp)
  • Host : Overseas Koreans Foundation
    • (Type) Training for overseas Korean secondary school students, overseas Korean university students
    • (Eligibility) Overseas Korean secondary or university students who have been legally residing abroad for 5 or more years: inclusive of citizens of the country the applicants are residing in, permanent residents of that country, adoptees, children of multicultural family backgrounds, descendants of the Koryo people, children of Korean veterans abroad, etc.
    • (Period and duration) Every July for approximately 8 days
    • (Participants) Secondary/university students depending on the program
        -Secondary students) Overseas Korean secondary students aged 15~18
        - (University students) Overseas Korean university students aged 18~23 and those who have received admission for university study upon secondary school graduation
      ※ Since education systems differ between countries, those who have received admission at a university and are of age 18 can apply for the program

  • Programs are subject to change depending on the organiser's circumstances. Please check the website of the Korean Education Centre for further details