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International Students

* Please make sure to read the Admission Guide CAREFULLY in detail before your application.
Applicants are responsible for the acknowledgement of the information provided by the Admission Guide.
* All supporting documents must have been issued within the last three months
from the date we receive your application.

2017 Fall Semester Application Guide Download

  • Application Forms include Application Form Self-Introduction Study Plan Recommendation Letter
  • These forms are just for reference. Applicants are required to complete all the forms in the online application.

Application Calendar

Degree Program Schedule
Item Fall 2017 Spring 2018 Location / Remarks
Online Application
(10:00 - 17:00)
February 21
-
April 20
August 17
-
October 12
OIA website (http://oia.korea.ac.kr)
Application Materials Submission Period
(10:00 - 17:00)
February 21
-
April 21
August 17
-
October 13
International Admission Team,
#301 Dongwon Global
Leadership Hall 145 Anam-ro,
Seongbuk-gu, Seoul 02841, Korea
Office closes on weekends and public holidays
Notice of Acceptance
(17:00)
June 9 November 30 http://oia.korea.ac.kr
(No Individual Notice)
The letter of acceptance, tuition bill,
registration confirmation etc. are to be
printed from the website.
Registration Period
(10:00 - 16:00)
July 5
-
July 10
December 18
-
December 20
Tuition must be paid via bank
transfer, ATM, internet banking,
phone banking, etc. to the bank account
provided by Korea University.
  • The information above is subject to change.
  • All the application materials must arrive by the application submission deadline (Korean local time). (Registration will be completed only when the registration fee payment and document submission are successfully made by the deadline.)
  • Please use certified mail, parcel service or International Express Mailwhere the tracking number can be checked to avoid delays or delivery failure.

Eligibility and Requirements

A. Nationality/Academic Requirements
Freshman Students

Applicants must meet one of the two Nationality/Academic requirements below

  • Both the applicant and the applicant's parents are of non-Korean nationality. The applicant must have completed (or is expected to complete) regular secondary education.
  • An applicant of non-Korean nationality who has completed regular primary and secondary education outside of Korea. (Non-Korean applicant with Korean parent(s))
Transfer Students

Applicants must meet one of the two Nationality/Academic requirements below

  • Both the applicant and the applicants parents are of non-Korean nationality. The applicant must have completed regular secondary education and at least two full academic years (four semesters) in a degree program at a regular four-year university or in an equivalent Bachelors degree program. Transfer students will be admitted as junior (third-year) students.
  • An applicant of non-Korean nationality who has completed regular primary and secondary education and at least two full academic years (four semesters) in a degree program at a regular four-year university or in an equivalent bachelors degree program outside of Korea. Transfer students will be admitted as junior (third-year) students (Non-Korean applicant with Korean parent(s)).
In the case of two or three-year colleges, only those applicants who have graduated (or are expected to graduate) from
    a regular school curriculum can apply to transfer.
  • Nationality is assessed at the time of the application.
  • Korean citizens who hold dual citizenship are ineligible to apply as international students.
  • Applicants (and their parents) of Korean origin must submit documents to verify their loss of Korean citizenship.
  • In a case where an applicant's parents are divorced, the applicants nationality eligibility is determined by the nationality of the legal father or mother.
B. Language Proficiency Requirements (for both freshman and transfer students)

Students must meet one of the following requirements to apply

1) A certificate from the Korean Language Program at Korea University

2) A certificate of the Test of Proficiency in Korean (TOPIK)

3) Certificate of Korean proficiency (other than 1 and 2) test score

4) A standardized English proficiency test score on one of the following Tests: TOEFL, TEPS, IELTS (note: TOEIC is not accepted)

5) Exceptions are made for applicants whose language proficiency meet qualifications 1 through 4 or those who are native    speakers of Korean or English.

Admitted applicants who have not achieved Level 4 or above in the Test of Proficiency in Korean (TOPIK) at the time of their admission must fulfill the requirement before graduation.

Required Documents

A. Mandatory Documents
Online Application Mandatory for all applicants Only for those concerned

Application form

Self-Introduction

Study Plan

A Copy of Applicants Passport

A Copy of ID cards (Both Parents)

Family Relationship Certificate

Certificate of Language Proficiency

Recommendation Letter

Official High School Transcript

Official High School Graduation
(Prospective) Certificate

Applicants for Art & Design:
Portfolio (up to 10 pages, A4 size)

Non-Korean applicant with Korean parent(s):
- Transcripts, Certificates of Enrollment and
  Graduation from Primary to Secondary
  School for all grades;
- Certificate Showing Entry and Exit Records
  of the Applicant

For transfer students:

Official Transcript of Previous University/College

Certificate of Attendance or Completion (prospective) of Two Full Academic Years (four semesters) in the Degree Program at a Four-year University

Certificate of (Prospective) Graduation from College

B. Optional Documents
  • Other References: certificates of awards, other official transcripts, letters of College Admission, other references proving any academic achievements or extracurricular activities.
  • College Entrance Exam Score: Chinese applicants records must be submitted as a certificated report in English issued by CHSI(www.chsi.com.cn) or CDGDC(www.cdgdc.edu.cn).
C. Other Documents

The applicant must submit authenticating documents if the applicant or their parents renounced/have lost Korean citizenship.

The fact of the loss of Korean citizenship has to be specified on the document. (Family Relation Certificate, Proof of the Loss of Korean Citizenship, Family Census Register, etc.)

Contact

  • Address : #301, Dongwon Global Leadership Hall, Korea University, 145 Anam-ro, Seungbuk-gu, Seoul, 02841 Korea
  • Working Hours : 09:00-17:30 on weekdays(Korean Time, Lunch: 12:00-13:00)
  • Phone : +82-2-3290-5156/5157
  • Fax : +82-2-922-5820
  • Email: (admission@adm.korea.ac.kr)
  • Website: (http://oia.korea.ac.kr)