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Before Your Departure

HALLYM UNIVERSITY

Before your departure:

During the application process, incoming exchange students are asked to choose their courses at Hallym University based on the previous year's course list.

Students must choose between 12-18 credits to study at Hallym. You must study at least 12 credits, to be classed as a'full time student' in keeping with Korean immigration rules. From this list of courses, Hallym International Office will place you into the relevant school or department. You will then be emailed the most up to date course list as it is released 4-6 weeks before the start of the academic semester. You will then have one week to choose and email your selected courses for your upcoming exchange period. They will then be booked for you, wherever possible.

Please note the following information about course selection:

*Some courses may change, or be dropped. Some courses may also clash with other classes you have chosen* You will be given the opportunity to change classes (where seats are available), during your first week at Hallym.

During the application process you will also be asked to select an on campus housing choice for your exchange period. Please note that whilst it is possible to stay off campus, Hallym University and International Office will not assist you with this. We always recommend that students stay on campus, for convenience and to avoid potential conflict with landlords.

Please refer to the accommodation section of the website for more information about on campus accommodation options.

Students must post their incoming exchange application to Hallym, within the time frame indicated. When these documents arrive at Hallym, we will then send them to Korean Immigration Office, where they will be processed. 


Once these documents have been successfully screened by immigration, Hallym will then email each individual incoming exchange student with their 'Confirmation of VISA Issuance form.' 


Each incoming exchange student must then print out this document (along with any other documents Hallym emails) and make an appointment at their nearest Korean Embassy or Consulate in their home country. 


Students must then take these documents, (along with any additional documents the Korean Embassy requests), allowing the Embassy to affix the student VISA sticker in the student's passport. Please do not wait until the final moment to apply for your VISA!


Once incoming exchange students receive their VISA they are then asked to inform Hallym International Office of their arrival date in Korea, following any guidance given by International Office. 

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It is also a good idea to do some research on Korea, its culture and customs before your arrival. This will help to minimize any'Culture Shock' that you may feel.