Traveling to Korea can sometimes be confusing. But travel and arrival also can be easier when they are planned carefully in advance. Mason Korea is here to support our students traveling to Incheon, South Korea, and getting onto campus.

This page has been updated as of Jan. 25, 2023.


Pre-Departure Preparation


Airport Arrival

Students can arrive at the Incheon International Airport.

Up-to-date information about airport arrival procedures can be found on the following webpage.



From Airport to Songdo

Songdo area, in which Mason Korea is located, is very close to the Incheon Airport. It takes about 30 minutes by car from the airport to campus. If you are traveling independently, we recommend taking a taxi from the airport to get to the Songdo area. It is the fastest option.

  • Estimate Cost & Time: KRW 40,000 including the Yong-jong bridge toll / 30 minutes

Other public transportation options can be somewhat challenging especially when you have a lot of luggage. You can explore other transportation options on the Incheon International Airport website.


Checking in to IGC Housing

The check-in is usually available 5 - 7 days before the semester starts. The exact date and time will be shared about 2 months before the semester starts. IGC will inform your room number during your check-in.


Required Documents for Check-In

  • Student ID. Personal IDs such as resident registration cards or passports are also acceptable.
  • Negative TB test result (Chest X-ray result ONLY)
  • COVID-19 requirements
    For check-in, all applicants are required to submit one of the three documents listed below. Results/confirmations shown in documents, emails, or text messages are acceptable. Results from self-conducted tests are NOT acceptable.

    1. PCR Test: tests must be taken within 2 days before check-in
      EX: February 15 Check-in -> Results from tests taken on February 13, 14, or 15 can be accepted

    2. Rapid Antigen Test: tests must be taken within 1 day before check-in
      EX: February 15 Check-in -> Results from tests taken on February 14 or 15 can be accepted

    3. Proof of getting recovered from COVID-19: Any type of official communication or certification issued within 180 days before check-in can be accepted

For more general information about IGC Housing, please visit On-Campus Housing.