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Learn Korean in Korea: University Programs for 2024

Updated: Jun 12

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If you're considering learning Korean in 2024, several prestigious universities in Korea offer excellent language programs tailored to various needs. Here's a brief overview of some of the top language courses available.



Duration: 10 Weeks (200 hours)

Tuition: 1,320,000 to 1,450,000 KRW (approx. 1,000 to 1,100 USD)


The Korean Language & Culture Program (KLCP) at Seoul National University is designed to enhance international students' Korean conversational skills. Running year-round, it provides intensive training suitable for those admitted to Korean universities or professionals working in Korea.


Schedule for 2024:

Semester

Application Period

Placement Test (Online)

Course Period

Summer

Feb 1 - Mar 25

May

Jun 3 - Aug 9

Fall

May 1 - Jun 24

Aug

Sep 2 - Nov 8

Winter

Aug 1 - Sep 20

Nov

Dec 2 - Feb 7, 2025

Visa opportunities are available for international students and online placement testing is online and flexible. The courses range from beginner (Level 1) to advanced (Level 6), with sessions offered in spring, summer, fall, and winter. It's a fantastic way to immerse yourself in Korean language and culture while studying at one of Korea's top universities.



Duration: 1 term (200 hours)

Tuition: 1,800,000 KRW (approx. 1,360 USD)


Konkuk University’s program is great for students from visa-free countries, offering a slightly more flexibile application process. Plus, they offer tuition reductions for perfect attendance and top grades, making it a budget-friendly option. Their program is immersive with 4 hours of study per day, 5 days a week.


Schedule for 2024:

Session

Placement Test

Course Period

Spring

Feb 29

Mar 6 - May 17

Summer

May 30

Jun 5 - Aug 14

Fall

Aug 29

Sep 4 - Nov 19

Winter

Nov 28

Dec 4 - Feb 18, 2025

If you need to stay longer, you can apply for a language training visa (D-4-1). The program offers a 10% tuition reduction for perfect attendance and top grades. Classes cover all levels, from beginner to advanced, ensuring that everyone can find the right fit.



Duration: 2 months (~100 hours)

Tuition: 1,920,000 KRW (approx. 1,400 USD)


Korea University’s intensive Korean program is designed for students at all levels. It's a great choice if you’re looking to push past language learning plateaus with a proficiency-based curriculum.


Schedule for 2024:

Session

Application Deadline

Placement Test

Course Period

Spring

Jan 12, 2024

Mar 13

Mar 14 - May 28

Summer

Apr 12, 2024

Jun 12

Jun 13 - Aug 23

Fall

Jul 12, 2024

Sep 10

Sep 11 - Nov 26

Winter

Oct 11, 2024

Dec 11

Dec 12 - Feb 26, 2025

The program offers both general and academic Korean courses, from beginner to advanced levels. Classes are interactive and communicative-based, ensuring a comprehensive learning experience. Plus, they offer top-level courses for advanced learners.



Duration: 10 weeks

Tuition: 1,630,000 KRW (approx. 1,240 USD)


HUFS offers a well-rounded language program for foreigners and overseas Koreans, with small class sizes and an intensive curriculum spread across six proficiency levels.


Schedule for 2024:

Session

Application Period

Placement Test

Course Period

Spring

Dec 4 - Feb 2

Feb 23

Mar 4 - May 16

Summer

Mar 4 - May 3

May 24

Jun 4 - Aug 13

Fall

Jun 4 - Aug 2

Aug 23

Sep 2 - Nov 15

Winter

Sep 2 - Nov 1

Nov 22

Dec 2 - Feb 14, 2025

Classes are small, with 12 to 15 students, ensuring personalized attention. You'll need to pass a final exam and attend at least 40 days to complete each level. It's a structured yet flexible program perfect for dedicated learners.



Duration: 10 weeks

Tuition: 1,770,000 KRW (approx. 1,350 USD)


Yonsei University’s Korean Language Institute offers year-round programs with a focus on cultural immersion and interactive learning. Students can earn university-level academic credits and experience a diverse learning environment.


Schedule for 2024:

Session

Application Period

Placement Test

Course Period

Spring

Nov 13, 2023 - Jan 12, 2024

Mar 4

Mar 6 - May 21

Summer

Mar 11 - Apr 26

Jun 5

Jun 5 - Aug 19

Fall

Jun 10 - Jul 26

Sep 2

Sep 4 - Nov 20

Winter

Sep 9 - Oct 25

Dec 2

Dec 4 - Feb 19, 2025

Classes are interactive and culturally immersive. You can earn up to 6 university-level credits. Visa options include a short-term (C-3) or General Student Visa (D-4). It's an excellent way to enhance your language skills and meet students from diverse backgrounds


Each university offers unique benefits, so consider your goals and needs carefully when selecting a course. Whether you're looking for intensive study, cultural immersion, or academic credits, there's a program that's perfect for you in 2024.

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