EligibilityThis visa category is designed for students who seek to earn a degree (bachelor's or higher) or conduct a specific study at a college, university / graduate school set up under a provision of the Education Law or at the educational facilities set up under a provision of the special law. Exchange students must apply for D-2 visa before entering Korea.
The D-2 visa holder is not allowed to engage in activities for remuneration such as a part-time job. In the case that a foreign student breaks this rule, he/she will be penalized according to the article 94 or 95 of Immigration Law. In principle, the tuition fee or living expenses in Korea shall be covered by his/her own money, therefore, an applicant who intends to earn money for tuition fees or expenses in Korea is restricted from this visa issuance.
Required documents※ If necessary, the chief of a Korean Embassy or Consulate may ask an applicant to submit additional documents not listed below.
② Application for Visa Issuance (available at Korean Embassy or Consulate)
③ Letter of Acceptance (issued by Sogang University)
④ Certificate of Admission (issued by Sogang University)
⑤ Certificate of the latest scholastic achievement
⑥ Certificate of bank balance (1 semester: more than US$ 6,000. 2 semesters: more than US$ 10,000)
⑦ Letter of Sponsorship
⑧ 1 color ID photo (3.5cm x 4.5cm)
- photos must have been taken within the past 6 months
- printed photos are not accepted.
- background of the photo must be white
⑨ Fee (single-entry visa: US$50, multiple-entry visa: US$80)
⑩ Census registry (applicable to Chinese students only - all family members must be listed)
[From Hi Korea website (http://www.hikorea.go.kr)]