Applying for a Student Visa to South Korea

Students planning to study in the Republic of Korea need to apply for a long-term D visa.

The D-2 visa is for students who have received permission to enroll in an educational institution in Korea. The D-4 visa is required for those who have received permission to enroll in a university in Korea to study Korean.

List of documents
  1. Passport, which must be valid for at least 6 months;
  2. Copy of the passport page with the applicant’s personal information and photo;
  3. 2 passport-quality photos;
  4. Completed visa application form with pasted color photo (3.5 x 4.5 cm, taken within the last 6 months);
  5. Tuberculosis certificate from Korean Consulate approved health clinics;
  6. Certificate of acceptance/enrollment in a university, original or copy;
  7. Graduation document (certificate/diploma) in original, with a copy and English translation;
  8. Proof of financial solvency of the student or his/her sponsor:
    * Bank statement, with the amount exceeding the necessary expenses specified in the standard admission authorization (Certificate of Admission);
    * Letter of sponsorship, copy of identity card, document proving the relationship with the applicant, reference from the place of employment of the person providing funding;
    * Document of receipt of a grant or scholarship;
  9. Bank statement for the last 6 months;
  10. Tuition receipt, if available;
  11. For minors: birth certificate and parental consent to travel.
Please note

Some Korean universities require proof of financial resources:

  • Students enrolled in Korean language courses must have $9,000 USD in their account;
  • Students enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs in Seoul, Gyeonggi, Incheon must have $20,000 USD in their account;
  • Students enrolled in cities other than Seoul, Gyeonggi, Incheon must have US$18,000 in their account;
  • Students with less than 1 year of study can prove their financial ability for the approved period of study. A bank statement with a calculation must be submitted.

Up-to-date information can be found on the website of the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Russia

Timing and cost

Student visas are issued at South Korean consulates located in Vladivostok, Irkutsk, St. Petersburg and Moscow.

The consular fee for all long-term visas is $80 and is payable in cash in dollars at the time of application.

The processing time is 14 days or more.


Russian students are required to submit an electronic notification to K-ETA at least 14 days prior to departure in order to obtain an entry permit from the Korean authorities. The approval is done online.

Applicants need to provide personal information, upload a photo and pay a fee of 10,000 South Korean won (US$7).

Information on entering South Korea.