Extension of Stay

International students who wish to extend their study period may apply for the Extension of Stay. The student must in good immigration standing. Remaining in South Korea beyond the approved stay period may result in sanctions against the student.

Subcategory For Initial Sojourn Period Max. Sojourn Period
D-2-2 Undergraduate students directly admitted to Mason Korea
 
1 year  4 years
D-2-3 Master’s degree students directly admitted to Mason Korea 1 year  2 years
D-2-8

Students visiting Mason Korea
 - Study Abroad (Fairfax)
 - Global Gateway (Fairfax)

Undergraduate Non-Degree Students

6 months

 1 year

The exact expiration date of one's sojourn status is determined when the student arrives in Korea and applies for the Alien Registration Card. Students are required to extend the period of sojourn before it ends. Extending the stay period that goes over the maximum allowed limits above is granted on a limited basis.

 

Eligibility Requirements

  • Students can apply for an extension from four months before the end date of their current stay periods.
  • Students must have passports that are valid for six months beyond the date of application
  • Student must have completed the Alien Registration
  • Students must remain in Korea during the extension applications are under review.

 

Application

Students can apply for an extension from four months before the end date of their current stay periods. The university highly recommends applying for an extension at least a month before the end date.

Here is a list of documents you should prepare for this application.

  1. Copy of Alien Registration Card
  2. Certificate of Enrollment
  3. Transcript
  4. Certificate of Tuition Payment 
  5. Proof of Funding
  6. Proof of Residency
  7. Application Fee KRW 50,000

Check for more detailed information about each document and item on the online application form. You can upload each document and item on the form and submit the application to your international student advisor. Your advisor will review the application and submit it to the Incheon immigration office on your behalf.

  >> Go to the online application form