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International Students

* Please make sure to read the Application Guide carefully before making your application.
Applicants are responsible for the acknowledgement of the information provided in the Application Guide.

2018 Spring Semester Application Guide Download

  • Application Forms include ① Application Form ② Self-Introduction ③ Study Plan ④ 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 Schedule Location / Remarks
Online Application
Submission
August 17 - October 12, 2017 The Office of International Affairs
website : http://oia.korea.ac.kr
Application Materials
Submission
August 17 - October 13, 2017 - International Admissions Team,
#301 Dongwon Global Leadership Hall,
145 Anam-ro, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul 02841, Korea
※ Office closed on weekends and public holidays
Result Release November 30, 2017 - Results are available online: http://oia.korea.ac.kr.
- The letter of acceptance, tuition invoice and
registration confirmation can be printed out from
the website.
Registration for
Admitted Students
December 18 - 21, 2017 - Tuition deposit must be paid via bank transfer,
ATM, internet banking, phone banking and etc.
to the virtual bank account provided
by Korea University.
  • Dates are subject to change.
  • All supporting documents must be received by the stated deadline (Korean local time).
    (Application will be completed only when the application fee payment and document submission is successfully completed by the deadline.)
  • Please use certified mail, parcel service or International Express Mail with a tracking number in order to check the delivery status for avoiding delays or delivery failures.

Fields of Study (Seoul Campus)

College/Division Field Major
Korea University Business School Humanities Business Administration
College of Liberal Arts Humanities Korean Language and Literature
Philosophy
Korean History
History
Psychology
Sociology
Classical Chinese
English Language and Literature
(Korean or English)4)
German Language and Literature
French Language and Literature
Chinese Language and Literature
Russian Language and Literature
Japanese Language and Literature
Spanish Language and Literature
Linguistics
College of Life Sciences Science Life Sciences
Biotechnology
Food Bioscience and Technology
Environmental Science and
Ecological Engineering
Humanities Food and Resource Economics
(Korean or English)4)
College of Political Science
and Economics
Humanities Political Science and International
Relations (Korean or English)4)
Economics (Korean or English)4)
Statistics
Public Administration
College of Science Science Mathematics
Physics
Chemistry
Earth and Environmental Sciences
College of Engineering Science Chemical & Biological Engineering
Materials Science & Engineering
Civil, Environmental, and Architectural
Engineering (Korean or English)4)
Architecture1)
Mechanical Engineering
(Korean or English)4)
Industrial Management Engineering
Electrical Engineering
College of Medicine Science Medicine*
College of Education2) Humanities Education
Korean Language Education
English Education
Geography Education
History Education
Science Home Economics Education
Mathematics Education
Phys. Ed. Physical Education
College of Nursing Science Nursing*
College of Informatics Science Computer Science & Engineering
School of Art and Design Art and Design Art and Design
Division of International Studies Humanities International Studies (English)
School of Media & Communication Humanities Media & Communication
College of Health Science Science Biomedical Engineering
Biosystem & Biomedical Science
Health Environmental Science
Humanities Health Policy & Management
School of Interdisciplinary Studies3) Humanities · Science School of Interdisciplinary Studies
  • The list is subject to change. Please check for updates before submitting your online application.
  • Applications for the College of Medicine and College of Nursing are only open to freshman and for spring semester intake.
  • Please visit http://korea.edu > Education > Undergraduate Schools for more information about each college, major and course catalogue.
  • Course catalogue and the primary language of instruction can also be found on http://sugang.korea.ac.kr

1) Department of Architecture offers a five-year bachelor’s program.

2) According to the Regulations for Student Enrollment of the College of Education, the acceptance rate of international students cannot exceed 10% of the admission quota, and transfer applicants are not eligible to apply (freshman only).

3) Only the applicants who are applying as a freshman can choose School of Interdisciplinary Studies as their intended major.

4) ‘Korean or English’ indicates that applicants may choose the primary language of instruction between Korean and English. Applicants are required to submit a language proficiency test score based on their selection of the language of instruction.

5) Applicants who are applying as an international freshman (where both the applicant and applicant’s parent(s) are of non-Korean citizens) may select first and second choice of major.

Eligibility and Requirements

A. Citizenship/Academic Requirements
Freshman student (1st year)

Applicant must meet one of the following requirements:

  • a. A non-Korean citizen applicant with non-Korean citizen parent(s), who has completed (or is expected to complete) regular high
  • b. A non-Korean citizen applicant with Korean citizen parent(s), who has completed regular primary and secondary education overseas.
Transfer Student (3rd year)

Applicant must meet one of the following requirements:

  • A non-Korean citizen applicant with non-Korean citizen parent(s), who has completed regular high school/secondary education and has an academic record of minimum two years completed in an undergraduate program at a regular four-year university in Korea or overseas.
    A non-Korean citizen applicant with Korean citizen parent(s), who has completed regular primary and high school/secondary education overseas and has an academic record of minimum two years in an undergraduate program at a regular four-year university. For applicants who have attended two or three-year college, only those who have graduated can apply as a transfer student.
    Transfer students will be admitted as a third-year student.

※ Notice about ‘Citizenship’

- Citizenship status is determined at the time of application submission.
- A Korean citizen who holds dual citizenship cannot apply as an international student.
- If an applicant oneself and the applicant’s parent(s) were Korean citizens but renounced Korean citizenship,
one of the official documents must be provided as evidence: Certificate of Loss of Korean citizenship Family Register
Certificate Any other official proof of document
- If an applicant has a single?parent, the legal parent’s citizenship will be considered for the applicant’s eligibility.

B. Language Proficiency Requirements (for both freshmen and transfer applicants)
Please submit one or more of the following documents:
Freshman student (1st year)

1) For Korean:
A score report from the Test of Proficiency in Korean (TOPIK) or a certificate of completion from the Korean Language Center at Korea University or other universities

2) For English:
TOEFL iBT or IELTS (academic)

3) For applicants who are nationals of the countries in which English is an official language or have completed secondary education with English as their primary language of instruction, official high school transcripts may be submitted as an alternative.

4) ‘Korean or English’ indicates that applicants may choose the primary language of instruction between Korean and English. Applicants are required to submit a language proficiency test score based on their selection of the language of instruction.

5) Applicants who are applying as an international freshman (where both the applicant and applicant’s parent(s) are of non-Korean citizens) may select first and second choice of major.

C. Conditional Enrollment based on Language Proficiency

Admitted students might have enrollment restrictions based on the submitted TOPIK score or the level completed at the Korean Language Center, Korea University or at other universities.

Conditional Enrollment based on Language Proficiency
Options Language Proficiency Enrollment Restrictions
Korean - TOPIK Level 5-6
- An official transcript and certificate of
completion from Korean Language Center at
KU or other universities
No restrictions
- TOPIK Level 4
- An official transcript and certificate of
completion from Korean Language Center at
KU or other universities
- Admitted students are required to take the
Intensive Korean Language Program for one
semester but are allowed to enroll in major-related
courses up to six credits. A total number of credits
allowed is 19 credits per semester.
- TOPIK Level 3
- An official transcript and certificate of
completion from Korean Language Center at
KU or other universities
- Admitted students are required to take the
Intensive Korean Language Program for two
semesters but are allowed to enroll in general
education courses up to 19 credits per semester.

Required Documents

A. Mandatory Documents
Conditional Enrollment based on Language Proficiency
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 (A4 size, max. 10 pages)
     - An official confirmation letter by applicant
     - Statement of Verification for portfolio
  • 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 of Completion
    (prospective) of Two Full Academic Years (four semesters) in the Degree Program at a Four-year Universty
  • Certificate of (Prospective) Graduation from College

*All applicants must check the application guide for more specific list and guidance on preparation of the documents for submission.

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’ 高考 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)