Exchange students must have appropriate and current medical and travel insurance while studying in Korea.

You can either purchase insurance at your home country or purchase the designated insurance at Kookmin University upon your arrival. Students have to submit the copy of the insurance to International Affairs Division.

Kookmin University provides both on-campus and off-campus dormitories for students.

All rooms are equipped with their own shower and toilet. Students also have access to a study room, cafeteria, and exercise room.

Dormitories On-Campus Dormitory Jeongneung Dormitory Gireum Dormitory Stay for You
(Off campus)
Location On-Campus 10 Minute Walk from the Campus Subway Line 4 Gireum Station Subway Line 4 Seoul Station
No. of Rooms 254 60 113 30
Room Type Quadruple Occupancy Accessible Rooms Quadruple Occupancy Double Occupancy
Triple Occupancy
Quadruple Occupancy
Single Occupancy
Cost KRW 705,600 for 4 Months
(Approximately USD 660)
KRW 705,600 for 4 Months
(Approximately USD 660)
KRW 685,100~987,700
for 4 Months
(Approximately USD 640~930)
KRW 2,200,000 for 4 Months
(Approximately USD 2,000)
On-Campus Dormitory
Location On-Campus
No. of Rooms 254
Room Type Quadruple Occupancy
Accessible Rooms
Cost KRW 705,600
for 4 Months
(Approximately USD 660)
Jeongneung Dormitory
Location 10 Minute Walk from the Campus
No. of Rooms 60
Room Type Quadruple Occupancy
Cost KRW 705,600
for 4 Months
(Approximately USD 660)
Gireum Dormitory
Location Subway Line 4 Gireum Station
No. of Rooms 113
Room Type Double Occupancy
Triple Occupancy
Quadruple Occupancy
Cost KRW 685,100~987,700 for 4 Months
(Approximately USD 640~930)
Stay for You
(Off campus)
Location Subway Line 4 Seoul Station
No. of Rooms 30
Room Type Single Occupancy
Cost KRW 2,200,000 for 4 Months
(Approximately USD 2,000)

Seoul, the capital of the Republic of Korea is the center of the nation’s economic, financial, logistic, and business infrastructure. It is one of the most exciting and dynamic cities in the world. However, food, housing and other living expenses can be high in Seoul, like in any major metropolis. Although your living expenses may vary according to circumstances and lifestyle, the list below provides a general expenses guide for a student living in Seoul.

  • Accommodation KRW 180,000 ~ 500,000/Month USD 160 ~ 450/Month
  • Public Transportation KRW 500,000/Month USD 160 ~ 450/Month
  • Books, Supplies & Other Activities KRW 100,000/Month USD 160 ~ 450/Month
  • Food KRW 220,000 ~ 450,000/Month USD 200 ~ 400/Month
  • Mobile Phone KRW 30,000/Month USD 28/Month
  • Average Total Costs per Month KRW 580,000/Month USD 520/Month
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