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A variety of accommodation options are available for students attending the WISE.  These include the regular SKKU dormitories and off-campus options.



SKKU Dormitories


SKKU manages a number of dormitories in Seoul.  All SKKU dormitories are located near the campus within a 15-minute walk.  Students who choose the SKKU dormitories will be randomly assigned rooms and roommates.



Each room has central air conditioning and rooms are shared by two people of the same gender.  Unfortunately, due to high demand we cannot provide single rooms. Each room has a desk, lamp, wardrobe and Internet access. Bedding is provided.



Laundry facilities

Bathrooms (en suite)

Internet (via LAN cable or WIFI)



All dormitories are located near cafes, restaurants, and grocery stores and are easily accessible via public transport.



There are washing machines and dryers (or drying racks).  The washing machines and the dryers cost 1,000 KRW (around 0.9 USD or 0.8 EUR) per load.

Room Keys

There is a deposit of 10,000 KRW for the room key.  Before leaving, please remember to return your key and pick up your deposit.





Other Accommodations


There is a wide range of affordable tourist accommodations, especially near the Seoul campus.  Listed below are links to accommodations that have been approved by the Seoul Metropolitan Government under its tourism quality control system.  The system assures accommodations are properly licensed, of high quality, fairly priced and have English-speaking staff members.  Some of the options available include:


  • Traditional Houses
    Stay in a traditional Korean “Hanok” house! There are several in Bukchon Hanok Village and Seochon, not far from SKKU.
  • Youth Hostels
    Some of the youth hostels impose a limit on how long you can stay there, so you may not be able to stay for the entire duration of the WISE.
  • Guesthouses
    Guesthouses are an inexpensive accommodation option that allows guests to meet other foreign tourists. Many guesthouses are remodeled family homes (generally with a shared kitchen and shared bathrooms) and are near downtown areas and tourist destinations. The price for one night is usually around 20,000-30,000 won. As guesthouses are generally seen as a budget option, services and facilities offered may vary from place to place.
  • Budget Hotels
    The most prevalent types of accommodation in Korea are motels and yeogwans. These types of accommodations are found around bus terminals and train stations in large cities. They are inexpensive and reservations are not required (unless it is a peak season or a holiday).
  • Homestay: KoreaStay
    KoreaStay is a homestay program certified by the Korea Tourism Organization (KTO), allowing visitors to experience daily Korean life by staying with a local family.



Accommodation Policy


  • For those applying to stay in the SKKU dormitory, please be informed that all dormitories will be available from January 7 to 31, 2019.
  • SKKU dormitory space is limited, so please make your tuition and dormitory payment as early as possible to secure your space.
  • All students are assigned to their dormitories and rooms by a random lottery process. 
  • Students who arrive before January 7 or leave after January 31 should arrange their own accommodations. As regular-semester students must move out of their dorms before the WISE, we cannot accommodate you before January 7.