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Study Abroad destinations

Kookmin University

Seoul, Korea

Kookmin University is a private university located in Seoul, the capital city of South Korea.

At Kookmin University, students will be able to stay in a megacity with many cultural events all year round. In addition, as Kookmin University hosts study abroad students from all over the world, you will be able to make friends from many different cultures.

What you can study

Course When you can study
Korean, TESOL and Linguistics BA

3rd year, full year

Korean, Intercultural Communication and Linguistics BA 3rd year, full year

Academic information

Choosing your modules

Please see the Kookmin University Module catalogue for module information.

Academic calendar

The academic year is split into 2 semesters:

  • Semester 1: Early March to late June (approximate dates)
  • Semester 2: Early September to late December (approximate dates)


Accommodation abroad

The approximate accommodation costs are:

  • 779,200 won for on-campus dormitory (Quad rooms)
  • 2,780,000 won for off-campus residence

Costs and visas


Funding is available to help you with study abroad costs. Please see our Funding page for more details.

Additional costs

The National Health Insurance is mandatory for all international students and students will be automatically enrolled.

You will be required to pay into the National Health Insurance of Korea (NHIK), which costs 71,520 KRW per month.

You have to purchase an Alien Registration Card within 90 days of arrival into South Korea, which costs 30,000 KRW.

Depending on the courses, students may need to purchase a textbook.


Please make sure you have an up to date passport that expires no earlier than 6 months after you intend to return.

You will be provided with guidance and documentation from the partner university but it will be your responsibility to obtain the
correct visa. Neither the Study Abroad team here or at the partner university are qualified to offer consultations or detailed advice regarding visa applications.

Immigration laws are complex and subject to frequent changes. So if you do have any visa-related questions you will need to contact the
appropriate Embassy directly.