Sungkyunkwan University Fact sheet

Traveling to + living in South Korea

Student visa information: Exchange students need to apply for a D-2-6 visa.

SKKU provides guidance on the requirements for this process.

 Visa details


Air travel: Exchange students will be responsible for arranging and purchasing their own round-trip international airline tickets for dates appropriate for the term at the host university. Exchange students should only purchase tickets once SKKU has confirmed the dates of arrival. Students who are nominated for the exchange are eligible to apply for a travel grant from College International.


Nearest international airport: Incheon International Airport (ICN)


Housing: SKKU has housing designated for exchange students but may not be able to provide accommodations for all due to demand. At the Humanities and Social Sciences Campus (Seoul), housing options are off-campus. At the Natural Sciences Campus (Suwon), housing is on-campus.

Learn more about housing


Pre-departure orientation: College International staff will provide an orientation the prior semester to help students prepare for their programs. Students are invited to take GLLC-G 291 Study Abroad: Before You Go, a one-credit, second eight-weeks course the semester before their exchange.


Departure preparation + arrival details: SKKU's International Student Orientation provides an orientation for students to discover campus resources, meet fellow international students, discuss academic issues and course registration, and have a campus tour.

Learn more about packing information + departure details


Estimated costs per semester:

  • Tuition: IU Tuition
  • Housing and food: $2,000-$2,800
  • Books and incidentals: $800
  • Transportation: $160
  • OVST administrative fee: $238
  • Plus insurance, visa, airfare

Learn more about ASPIRE Exchanges

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