Hello everyone, In this article I will present to you the wonderful Hanyang Habitat, the place I called home for 5 months as a Hanyang University student. I truly enjoyed living at this accommodation and it was instrumental in making my experience in Korea a positive one. And so, without further ado, let’s explore Hanyang Habitat and how you can apply to live there!
One of the greatest advantages of Hanyang Habitat is its location. Located right in front of the main entrance to the campus, for students in this accommodation, there’s no need for buses or the subway, or even an early start! Class is just a few minutes walk from your home.
Furthermore, the accommodation is only 5 minutes walk from the Hanyang University Station Subway Line 2. The green line 2 is perhaps the best subway line in Seoul as it stops at all the most popular areas: Hongdae, Gangnam, Jamsil, Sinchon etc.
Also found in the surrounding area is many restaurants, cafes and convenience stores. That’s right, 7-Eleven, Starbucks Coffee and McDonalds are all less than 2 minutes walk from Hanyang Habitat. Additionally, it is also close by to Wangsimni, an area popular with young people featuring delicious food, fun bars and shopping.
For me, living in Hanyang Habitat was super convenient and I would recommend it to anyone who is studying at Hanyang. Moreover, I’d recommend it to students from other universities and even people working in Korea!
This accommodation for Hanyang University students offers a common living space for all international students that live there. The living room is accessible 24h/24 and is composed of a kitchen, dining table to eat with friends, sofas to chat, and also free food that is accessible for all residents : rice, ramyon, eggs, cereales, milk, coffee, tea, toasts and condiments ! Laundry machines are also included and a rooftop is accessible to spend a good time with friends or just dry your clothes.
The price of the room is 750,000 wons per months which is equivalent to around 657$ or 556€.
This room faces towards the main road and the university and is available on both 3rd and 4th floor.
This room faces the surrounding town and is available on both 3rd and 4th floor.
It is a small bedroom but totally sufficient when you study and visit a new country all day ! I really enjoyed my time there, especially thanks to the big window that let a lot of sunlight come into the room and facing the campus. In korea, you eat a lot outside because restaurants are cheap and you can study in cafes so size was perfect for me. If you want to see or invite your friends home, you can have a good time in the living room 🙂
You want to know how to apply for this accommodation for Hanyang University students ?Hanyang Habitat is managed by Joy wich is truly helpful and kind. To apply for the accommodation, you need to send her an e-mail saying you interested. If rooms are still available, she will ask you to transfer directly 2 months rent to a korean bank account. Don’t panic. It can seems like a trap but it is not. It is a guarantee for her that you will really come. Once this is done, your room is booked.
Once you will arrived in Korea, you will sign a contract for your accomodation and she will give you the papers needed to apply for your Alien Registration Card.
Joy speaks perfectly English so don’t worry. Also if you have any trouble with administrative papers or if you get sick in Korea, she also help you to translate korean and sometime can go with you see a doctor if needed !
For me Hanyang Habitat was like a family. I met a lot of friends from Hanyang University thanks to this international environment, and activities are also organised once a month to get to know better each others. People from all over the world are there: Germany, France,Phillipines, America, Netherlands,… and this was really a huge personal enrichment.