The program requires that you submit a medical test that you don’t have AIDS, as well as an xray. They will not tell you whether you are accepted before you submit the test. A friend submitted everything except for the test and they would not tell. She then got the tests which cost around 100 US dollars and all the results were negative and was then told she was rejected. Since medical tests are not free, it would be nice if they would make the admission conditional on negative test results which is what other programs do so that students don’t have to necessarily spend money.
On the blog of Brian in Jeollanamdo I read that Geumgang University offers free Korean classes. To read more about the program: http://www.ggu.ac.kr/english/Inernational_Students/language.html
II. Program Description
The Korean Language Program is offered twice a year during the spring semester and the fall semester, each of which consists of a 16-week session. Classes are offered at three level: beginner, intermediate and advanced level of proficiency. After successfully completing each level, students will receive a certificate of completion.
A. Levels Offered
(1) Beginner Level
(2) Intermediate Level
(3) Advanced Level
B. Course Duration
(1) Spring session: Starts from March 1st and lasts for 16 weeks.
(2) Fall session: Starts from September 1st and lasts for 16 weeks.
C. Class Schedules
(1) Classes meet four days a week, from Tuesday through Friday.
(2) Korean Cultural classes are offered once a month.
D. Tuition and Scholarships
(1) Tuition is free for all participants in this program.
(2) Participants in this program may receive up to as financial support 200,000 Korean won every month.