Welcome to Dongguk University!

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Welcome to Dongguk University!


Located in the middle of Seoul, Dongguk has
become a diverse and stim
ulating community bridging
all the continents
. We look forward
to getting to
know you and discovering the special talents and
contributions you bring to this institution.


We welcome your comments about this handbook,
compiled by the Office of International Programs &
Education, and about

our

other international
progr
ams and services in general, so please keep in
touch.



1

Contents


1.

Life at Dongguk
................................
................................
............
2

1)

Student ID Card

2)

Accommodation
s

3)

Opening a Bank Account

4)

Mobile
P
hone

Services

5)

Transportation

6)

Food & Drink



7)

Health Insurance & Medical Services

8)

Postal Services

9)

Convenient Facilities

2.

Class Registration & Grade
s
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................

11

1)

Registration



2)

Transcript


3)

Evaluation Policy

3.

Enjoy Campus Life

................................
................................
....

12

1)

DUBUD Program

2)

Social Activities


3)

Sightseeing around Dongguk

4.

Immigration Guide

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................................
...

17

1)

Visa

2)

Extension

3)

Foreigner Registration

APPENDIX

Campus Map




2

Seoul Subway Map

1.

Life

at Dongguk


With a huge range of facilities and services, our

Seoul

campus

offer
s

everything that you will need during your
t
ime with us. Beyond the campus
, the city of
Seoul

is a safe,
diverse

and multi
-
cultural environment.


1)

Student ID

Card


Your

S
tudent ID
Card is
a
mu
lti
-
functional

smart
card
. It
can be used at the
Central
L
ibrary
(to enter and check
-
out
books), as a transportation card (bus, subway) and as

a

prepaid check card (cafeteria
s
, campus stores).



You will be issued an

ID by

the

Student Service Center

(Located on the 3
rd

floor of the M
ain
Hall; A
dministration


3

B
uilding
,


02 2260 8661
)

when you arrive

at

the

ca
mpu
s
.

The required documents include
:


Completed application form for Student ID Card


A copy of

your

passport


1 photo (3 X 4)



2)

Accommodation
s


We do have a dormitory

(a Guest
House)
just a

10
minute

walk from the campus.
Usually 2~3persons use one
room

in a traditional corridor style with shared bathrooms
and a kitchen.

It has shared refrigerators
and kitchen utensils, lounge
areas and laundry facilities
(washing machines and
dryers). Laundry facili
ties are
free of charge for unlimited
laundry use. The guest house has central heating and an air
conditioner in each room.

Rooms are western
-
style, with 2~3 beds. Every room is
equipped with free wireless Internet access. In addition,
each person is prov
ided a closet, a desk, and a small



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bookcase. Each room has a window shade and an overhead
light and individual desk lamps are provided. One set of
sheets, one blanket, a pillow, and a pillowcase are provided,
but students are responsible for washing their
own sheets
and pillowcase. Students should bring their own towels and
slippers.

Furniture must remain in the rooms. There is no space for
additional furniture in the room. Stereos, clocks, and hair
dryers are permitted. Hot plates, irons, toasters, rice c
ookers,
space heaters and other such appliances are not permitted.
Neither smoking nor drinking is allowed in the building.

Dorm residents are responsible for their own meals.


Occupancy

Single

Double

Triple

Per Month

\

700,000

\

300,000

\

200,000


We
recommend that students comp
lete the application
s
as soon as possible because space is limited. If you do not
want to stay in a dormitor y, you can
apply for home
-
stay or
re
nt a one
-
room near campus

which costs approximately
4~5
00,000

W
on per month.

For mor
e information,


02 2260

3463

(Department of International Relations)




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3)

Opening a Bank Account


You can open an account

in any bank in Korea. However
there is

easy access to
SC First Bank
(


02 2260 8990)

and
Shin
-
Han Ban
k
(


02 2260 8989)

which are

located
on

campus.


Those wanting to open a bank account are required to
visit the bank in person. You will be given a bankbook in
which all of your account activities are printed and a cash
card with which you can withdraw money from ATM
machines. The required d
ocuments include:



A Passport or a foreign registration card




-

http://www.scfirstbank.com/newweb/index_eng.jsp

-

http://www.shinhan.com/en/index.jsp





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4)

Mobile
P
hone

Services


There are three big m
obile

phone c
ompanies in Korea

listed

below
.
You can choose any of them. You need to visit
a branch of the mobile

phone

company with

the

following
documents in order to get
your own mobile phone number.



Alien registration card


Passport


Credit Card



SK Telecom
[
http://www.sktelecom.com/]



ㄵ㘶
-
〰ㄱ



KTF [http://www.ktfmembers.com/]



ㄵ㠸
-
〰㄰



LG Telecom [http://www.lgtelecom.com/]



ㄵ㐴
-
〰㄰


5)

Transportation


Seoul City

has an

integrated fare system designed to


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reduce
passenger

s
financial burdens when switching
between forms of mass transportation.

Basic fares are
1,000 Won

when paid

in cash

or 900 Won
when using a transportation card for

a given distance no
matter how many times
a change is made
between buses
(inclu
ding Maul

buses) and subways. An additional

100 won

is

cha
rged for every additional 5 km

over the basic distance
.


A valid T
-
Money card or
transportation

card is
required for
the
discount

fare. A passenger needs
to press the

tra
nsportation

card to the
fare terminal when
getting on and off the bus (or subway line), and this
procedure

must be repeated

when transferring to another
form of transportation to record the distance cove
red. To
be eligible for the discount, a passenger must transfer to
the next bus or subway train within half an hour of
alighting from the last mode of transportation
(or within an
hour between 09:00 p.m. and 07:00 a.m. )
.

Passengers who pay their fare in cash will pay 100 won
more than travelers using a transportation

card.

T
-
Money can be purchased and refilled at vendor kiosks



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selling bus tickets near most city bus stops, or any Woori
Bank branch. Passengers can also use t
he automated
refilling machines located at each
subway station. Existing
transportation

cards will continue to be used, along with T
-
Money

cards
.


6)

Food & Drink




St udent s

are responsi bl e for purchasi ng t hei r own meal s.

S
t udent s ma y buy
t h
ei r meal s i n one of
t he coll ege
cafet erias

(Sang
lokw
on
; see
page
23
)
,

or

t he

many ot her
res
taurant s around
t he uni versit y.
Near by
bakeri es have coffee
and roll s for breakfast, and bot h pi zza and Chi nese food can
be del i vered t o t he campus or dor mi t or y. Many meal s cost
as
li ttl e as t he equi val ent of US$5
. Most st ude nt s can eat
adequat el y with a food budget of US$400 per mont h.





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7)

Health Insurance

& Medical Services

It is advisable for
foreign
students to take out health
insurance before coming to Korea.
When
you

visit a hospital in Korea,
you

have to pay the total

fees up
front,
and

you

should keep
receipts for reimbursement by
your health insurance company at
home.

If you have an injury or

illness, you should go to a local
clinic or the

on
-
campus clinic

first

(L
ocated on the 2
nd

floor
of the M
ain
Ha
ll
;
Administration B
uilding


02 2260
3443
).

If you have a medical emergency, you can call
119

for an
ambulance to get to the hospital quickly.


8)

Postal Services


You can send mail and packa
ges at the post office
located o
n campus
(


02 2260 8988)
. If you are living in
the
dormitory, incoming
letters will be sent to your
dormitory, but you will have to pick up

big packages at the
security office.
Priority mail service,

money transfers
and



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express mail services
such as EMS,
DHL, UPS and other services

are
also available.


9)

Convenient Facilities


We are currently operating various stores and student
cafeteria
s

for campus life convenience.


There are
bookstores, stationery shops
,
a
photo studio,
photocopy shop
s
,

an

optical shop, stationery store
s
,
convenience

store
s
, coffee shop
s
,

a

Burger King,

a

hair
s
alon
and

a

terrace
café
,

etc
.


See the

Campus Map of page 23, Sanglokwon & Dahyang Hall




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2.

Class Registration & Grade
s


1)

Registration





Most courses are two or three credits
each and meet for one or two hours, two
or three times a week.
Undergraduate
students should

register from 12 to

18
credits per semester.



2)

Transcript



Grade

A+

A0

B+

B0

C+

C0

D+

D0

F

P

Mark

4.5

4.0

3.5

3.0

2.5

2.0

1.5

1.0

0



*Credits are given for

grade
s above

D
O
.


3)

Evaluation Policy


Generally evaluation
s

are
based upon a midterm

exam,

final exam
,
attendance
, reports,

and

presentation
s

etc
.


Basically, all subjects are

graded on

a

relative
evaluation
.


I
n

evaluating courses in

General Education
, A+, A0 are




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given only

to the

top 30% of students in the class.
B+,
B0

are

to the

top 75%

(minus the percentage of A+
and A)

of

students

in the class
.


Major subjects

g
ive A+, A0 to

the

top 40% of the

students

attending the class
.


Language classes,

Lab classes and

sma
ll class
es
(nine
or fewer

students) are

grade
d

on a
n

absolute scale.



3.

Enjoy Campus Life


1)

Dongguk
BUD Program
(Buddy Program)


The Dongguk
BUD P
rogram
is designed
to assist
your life
on

campus

and in Korea
. Upon your
requ
est, we match you
with
a

DUBUD student
who will be your helper

and friend throughout
the semester.

During your st
ay

at
Dongguk University, the
DUBUD wi
ll meet you regularly or

irregularly to build

a

good relationship. At the beginning of the semester,


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Dongguk
BUD

s main jobs are to help you to settle in

your

new

environment, which may inc
lude
:


Airport pick
-
up services


Help you to find accommodation
s or guide you in

your
dormitory life


Help you

to register

for

or change classes & may give
you information related to classes


Show you around the campus and Seoul


Help you with other necessary administrative
procedures such as
registering
at the

Seoul

Immigration

O
ffice and opening a bank account


Help you to gain

cultural experiences as well as
to
participate in many events for international students



2)

Social
Activities


There is a multitude of
student groups
dedicated to a wide
range of
student
activities
from music
and theater to
mountain climbing, sailing, intramural sports, and social
services. The purpose
s of their establishment are

to



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strengthen interper
sonal relationships and to develop
student
s


abilities

to adapt themselves to social
organizations. These
clubs play
very creative role
s

in the
University's pursuit of its educational purpose
s
. The student
groups are divided into 7 areas:


The social scien
ce field covers the viewpoints of history,
Marx's philosophy, labor problems, female problems,
the press and culture, and the general public.


The academic field includes economy, statistical
research, cultural properties, cable communication.
English, com
puter, natural science, and Zen studies.


The art and creative writing field includes literature,
photography, calligraphy, painting, printing, cartoons,
film, and advertising.


The performance section includes Buddhist choirs, play
performance, traditiona
l dance, classic guitar, and music.


The

social service field includes Association of Buddhist
S
tudents, K
orean U
niversity Stude
nts' Association, UN
Students' A
ssociation, service in farming and fishing
villages, Red Cross Youth, sign language.


The research field includes economics, politics, trade,
management, and accounting.


The sports field includes physical and mental training,


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mountain climbing, underwater investigation, fencing,
cave investigation, tennis, amateur baseball, traveling,
Padu
k, paragliding, hang gliding, basketball, soccer, and
military arts.



3)

Sightseeing around Dongguk



Namsan


Namsan is located in the center of Seoul and considered a
symbol of Seoul. Its peak is 265m above sea level.
There is
the Seoul Tower (2326.7m)

from which pe
ople
can observe
the whole city and the recently restored signal
-
fire post that
had been
used as a mea
ns of communication in the
Choseo
n Dynasty, has been restored recently.



You can walk from Dongguk U
niversity

to Namsan within 20

minutes








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Insa
-
dong


Insa
-
dong is the art district of Seoul.
T
raditional tea shops,
art galleries, antique shops, restaurants and ceramic dealers
line

the main street of this district. Every Sunday the street
is closed to
vehicular

traffic and opened up to street
performers, artist
s

and food vendors.



Anguk Station
Exit 6 [Subway Line 3]



Changdeokgung Palace


In the Ch
oseon Dynasty [1392
-
1910], King Taejong began
cons
truction of Changdeokgung
. This magnificent example
of ancient architecture was

formally recognized as a
UNESCO world heritage site in 1997, [Historic Site NO.122]

Admission Fee: 3,000 won
, Closed Mondays, Four language guides.



Anguk Station
Exit 3 [Subway Line 3]




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4.

Immigration Guide


1)

Visa


In order to study in Korea for more than 90 days, you
need to apply for a D
-
2 student visa. A student visa can be
obtained at Korean consulates, usually overnight. It can be
extended here in Seoul without having to leave Korea.




To apply for a student
visa (D
-
2), you will need the
following items:


i.

Completed visa application form

(available at
www.hikorea.go.kr

)

ii.

Valid passport

iii.

Certificate of Admission (Acceptance Letter from
Dongguk University)

iv.

Two passport
-
size

photographs (3.5cm X 4.5cm)

v.

Visa Processing Fee

-

Single Entry : 30 USD / Multiple Entry : 50 USD

vi.

Bank Statement (or Scholarship Certificate)



If

you are a non
-
exchange student you need

to have

-

a minimum of 8,000 USD for

staying

one semester

one month prior to application
, or




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-

a minimum of 17,000 USD for

staying

two
semesters

one month prior to application
.



If you are an exchange student you need

to
have

-

a minimum of 3,600 USD for

staying

one semester
one month prior to application
, or

-

a
minimum of

8,500 USD for staying two

semester
s

one month prior to application
.



Note 1 : If you already received a C
-
3 visa (short
-
term permission for general purpose) instead of a
D
-
2 visa, you must change your visa status within
30 days after arrival.


N
ote 2 : There are two types of Visas; one is single
entry, the other is multiple entry. If you want to
travel abroad during your exchange program at
Dongguk

University
, we recommend a multiple
entry type of D
-
2 visa. The embassy or consulate
will issue you

a single entry visa if you do not
specifically request a multiple entry visa.


Note 3 : If you want to study the Korean language
(http://iie.dongguk.edu/), you should apply for the
D
-
4 visa.




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2)

Extension


An application for extension of a D
-
2 visa should be

made at least 30 days in advance of the visa expiring d
ate.
The following documents

must be submitted to the
Immigration Office in person:



Passport


Foreign residence card


Visa extension application form


Certificate of enrollment


Reference (bank statement in the applicant's name,
substantiation of the statement involved with school
fee payment / living expenses etc.)


Service fee (30,000 won)



3)

Foreigner Registration


Within 90 days from the day of your arrival in Korea, you
must a
pply for a certificate of foreign registration at the
Immigration Office.

Students holding a D
-
2 visa should obtain a foreign
registration card after their arrival in Korea. The required



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documents include :



Passport


Certificate of enrollment for studen
ts


Foreign registration form (download the form)


1

color photograph

(3cm x 4cm)


Service fee (10,000 won)



Foreigner Registration Procedure






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Immigration Office

-

Mokdong Office

-

Address: #319
-
2, Shinjeong 6
-
dong, Yangcheon
-
gu,
Seoul

-

Tel
: +
82
-
2
-
2650
-
6223

-

Directions: Take subway line #5, get off at
Omokkyo station. Then go out exit # 7 and walk
straight ahead for approximately 10 minutes.



Need More Help?

For more information, please contact

or
visit

the

below offices

at Dongguk
University.



Department

of
International Relations

-

3
rd

floor of Main Hall

-

02 2260 3462~6


Center for Foreign Service

-

1
st

floor of Hyehwa Hall

-

02 2260 3438~9






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Campus Map
























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Seoul Subway Map