Korea Research Study Visa

South Korea
Cost of Living
Talent Migration


A foreign student who plans to engage in a specific research at a college, undergraduate/graduate college established in accordance with the Higher Education Act, or a college established in accordance with the Special, Act can apply Korea Research Study Visa (D-2-5)

Periods of stay for this visa will be granted initially for up to 2 years.

The processing time for the visa may take from 1-2 weeks from the application day.



24 Month(s)



60 Month(s)



60 USD


P. Residency



Processing time

1-2 Week(s)




What are eligibility requirements for the Korea Research Study Visa?

5 Eligibility Requirements

  • You need a passport valid for at least 6 months
  • You need an invitation or enrollment from educational institute
  • You need sufficient funds to cover stay period
  • You need relevant education
  • You need valid travel insurance

Which documents do I need to apply for the Korea Research Study Visa?

8 Document Required

  • Visa Application Form (Form No. 17)
  • A photo in a standard format
  • Copies of valid passport
  • A copy of Business Registration Certificate (or Registration Number Certificate) of a respective education institute
  • Documents proving your engagement in the research activities
  • Original copy of document indicating the final level of education (for those who earned master’s degree or higher)
  • Original copy of document proving your financial ability to support yourself (i.e. bank statement, a receipt of research allowance)
  • The head of Korean diplomatic missions abroad may request for additional documents depending on the condition of the country of residence/jurisdiction if it is deemed necessary for visa evaluation.

Talent Migration data for South Korea

Talent gain & drain map of 2015-2019 data. Sourced from World Bank Digital Development Data.

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