Useful Information

Estimated Living Expenses at Seoul (For reference only)

- Local Transportation (Bus, Metro): KRW1,100-1,800 for one way trip by metro per times
- Meal: KRW2,500-3,500 on-campus cafeteria / KRW5,000-8,000 at off-campus restaurant
- Basic Fare for General Taxi: KRW3,000 ※The fare increase by distance and time
- Coffee: KRW2,500-4,500 (varied by kinds of coffee)
- Cell Phone Bill: KRW35,000-55,000

Climate and Weather

Korea maybe small in territory but its temperature difference between north and south is pronounced. The country has a continental monsoon climate with four distinctive seasons. Spring and Autumn are rather short while summer and winter are long. (Spring: Mid-March to May, Summer: June to August, Fall: September to November, Winter: December to February)

Namsan Residence Hall

Mobile phone

There are three big mobile phone companies in Korea listed below. You can choose any of them. You need to visit a branch of the mobile phone company with the following documents in order to get your own mobile phone number :
- Alien registration card
- Passport
- Credit Card


Prepaid SIM Card

One of the biggest advantages of buying a SIM Card is that you can use your smart phone from you home. In addition to that, SIM Card has following advantages:
- Ease of use
- Low Price
- Wi-Fi available
- Free incoming Call


Seoul City has an integrated fare system designed to reduce passenger’s financial burden when switching between forms of public transportation.

Basic fares are ₩1,050 when paid in cash or ₩1,050 when using a transportation card for a given distance no matter how many times a change is made between buses (including Maul buses) and subways. An additional ₩100 is charged for every additional 5 km over the basic distance. A valid T-Money card or transportation card is required for the discount fare. A passenger needs to touch the transportation card to the fare terminal when getting on and off the bus (or subway line), and this procedure must be repeated when transferring to another form of transportation to record the distance covered. To be eligible for the discount, a passenger must transfer to the next bus or subway train within half an hour of alighting from the last mode of transportation (or within an hour between 9PM and 7AM).

Passengers who pay their fares in cash will pay ₩100 more than travelers using a transportation card. T-Money can be purchased and refilled at vendor kiosks selling bus tickets near most city bus stops, or any convenience stores. Passengers can also use the automated refilling machines located at each subway station. Existing transportation cards will continue to be used, along with T-Money cards.

Getting to Dongguk University from the airport in different ways

By Subway

- Airport Line: The airport express and All stop Trains end their routes at Seoul station, which is located in central Seoul. If you would like to continue your travel to Dongguk by subway, you can transfer to Metro Line No. 4 and get off at Chungmuro Station which is the closest station from the university. From this station, we recommend you to take a taxi to get to our campus. It will cost around KRW3,500.



By Limousine Bus

- KAL Limousine Bus: No. 6702 (Get off at Grand Ambassador Hotel. 10 minutes walking distance from the university)
- General Limousine Bus: No. 6015 (Get off at PJ Hotel. We recommend you to take a taxi to get to our campus. It will cost around KRW3,500)