Length of Curriculum/Length of Studentship

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(unit: year) Length of Coursework Length of Leave of absence Length of Studentship
MS 2 2 6
MS/PhD Integrated 4(3) 3 12
PhD 2 3 10
  • ( ): in case of shortening the length of study
  • Length of coursework: Minimum attendance period before graduation
  • Length of leave of absence: Maximum period of leave of absence during the studentship
  • Length of studentship: Maximum period of degree dissertation pass
  • Application to shorten the length of study for MS/PhD Integrated program
  • 1 semester reduction: submit the application form at the end of 6th semester
  • 2 semesters reduction: submit the application form at the end of 5th semester
Required credits for the course completion
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Length of studentship and graduation procedure
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※ PhD and MS/PhD Integrated candidates must publish in at least one publication in SCI-listed journals (Each major area may require a higher standard. Please refer to the internal rules of the relevant major area.)
Voluntary Withdrawal
  • Application Process: Submit the withdrawal form to the academic affairs office of the relevant college
  • Tuition refund: Requesting tuition refund after the voluntary withdrawal
Date of Withdrawal Tuition Refund
Before the semester starts Full tuition
Within 30 days after the semester starts 5/6 tuition
31 ~ 60 days after the semester starts 2/3 tuition
61~90 days after the semester starts 1/2 tuition
91 days after the semester starts No repayment
Readmission
  • Students who have deregistered because of voluntary withdrawal, non-registration or exceeding the length of leave of absence, may be readmitted one time only within the limits of admission quotas of that particular year.
  • The length of studentship for readmitted students is the same as the deadline for dissertation pass (MS 6 years, PhD 10 years, MS/PhD Integrated 12 years from the first entry).
  • Readmitted students shall not exceed the maximum period of leave including the period of leave before readmission.
Exception can be granted in below cases (i.e., not added to the allowed length of absence period)
  •  Military service
  • Childbirth (maternity leave) or care
  • The leave of absence on account of training period after passing national exams(bar, foreign service, civil service) will be an excuse for exceeding the allowed absence period but it will be counted toward the time limit for submitting degree dissertation.
Change of Majors
Submit the “Permission sheet for changing majors” to the academic affairs office of the relevant college during the announced period.
Changing/extending academic advisor
Can apply to change (extend) when the advisor resigns (retires) or any other special occasions
Change of registration status
Application for a change of registration status (leave of absence, returning to school, readmission, voluntary withdrawal, changing the academic advisor and changing the major) should be submitted during end of Feb. ~ end of Mar. (1st semester) or end of Aug ~ end of Sep (2nd semester). (Exact dates will be announced in every semester on KUPID notice board and the Graduate School website.)
Academic/research/industrial collaborative program
Candidates who are admitted to collaborative program are required to work at affiliated organizations until their graduation.
Degree Dissertation
  • Application period: end of April (August graduates), end of October (February graduates) 
    • ※The details will be announced every semester.
  • In order to qualify for dissertation examination, the registration status must be ‘registered student or completed research student.’ 
    • Those who are taking the leave of absence must apply for returning to school with the full tuition payment.
  •  Download required application documents at; 
    • Graduate School website (http://graduate.korea.ac.kr) > Lesson Guide (학사안내) > Materials (자료실) 
    •  KUPID > Knowledge Management (지식관리) > Academic Affairs (교무지식) > Forms (양식)
Award for Excellent Dissertation
  • Application period: Every May (To be announced every year)
  • Eligibility : Current student (registered or temporarily absent), Completed research student (whose length of studentship has not been exceeded), Graduates (August graduates of previous year or February graduates of that year)
  • Eligible Academic Fields :Humanities, Social science, Natural science, Engineering science, Medical science.
  • Documents to be submitted; 
    • Five copies of dissertation (photocopies acceptable) 
    • Five copies of application form for dissertation award, abstract and list of research output 
    • One copy of certificate of publication by a renowned domestic or international journal
  • Awards: Award certificate and case prize of 2,000,000 KRW
Comprehensive Exam
Eligibility 
  • MS program: Those who acquired 18 or more credits and received GPA 3.0 or above
  • PhD program : Those who acquired 27 or more credits and received GPA 3.0 or above
  • MS/PhD program: Those who acquired 45 or more credits and received GPA 3.0 or above
Application Procedure 
  • Application period : From middle to the end of every March/September 
  • Documents to be submitted: One copy of application form and academic transcript 
  • How to apply : Submit the documents to the academic affairs office of the relevant college with the approvals of the academic advisor and the head of department. 
The approval of the head of department is given by the academic affairs office of the relevant college. Exempted students also must submit the required documents to the academic affairs office of the relevant college.
Maximum number of times the exam can be taken 
The examination may be taken up to 3 times. PhD candidates must pass the exam within 7 semesters and MS/PhD integrated candidates within 9 semesters. If the internal rules of the relevant major stipulate separate policy, candidates should be subject to the rules.
Department of Business Administration 
  • MS program: Test questions from 3 courses in the major area (Students are exempted from the exam when grades of any three courses taken within the respective major area are all equal to or above B+.)
  • PhD program: Test questions on the major area (Details may be specified by each major area’s internal rules.)
Department of International Business 
  • MS program : Test questions from 3 courses in the major area (Students are exempted from the exam when grades of any three courses taken within the respective major area are all equal to or above B+.) 
    • Major areas and exam subjects
      • International business major : International business, International marketing , International finance 
      • International trade major : International trade, International trade and investment environment, International finance 
  • PhD program : At least average 70 points out of 100 points are required in order to pass the examination for the major as well as the minor field. (If the average score is below 70, a partial pass will be granted to the major subject with 85 points or above.) 
    • With GPA of 3.0 or higher and 27 credits or more students can apply for the examination.
      • Comprehensive exam for the minor field is exempted for the student who earned higher than B+ average for the courses (at least 9 credits) in the minor field. 
    • Major areas and exam subjects 
      • International business major (Comparative management, Global strategy) 
      • International marketing major (International marketing) 
      • International finance and banking major (International financial market) 
      • International trade and commerce major (International trade and investment environment)