FAQ

1. Admissions Guideline
Category Remarks
Eligibility MS (1) An applicant who obtained a bachelor's degree from
domestic·foreign university (including bachelor's degree
for self-education) or a prospective graduate

(2) An applicant who completed the entire 16-year
education from elementary school to university in foreign
countries(not Korea)
(3) An applicant who received an equivalent bachelor's
degree from the approved institution by the law

※ In case of Medicine, an applicant must have a bachelor's
degree of Medicine or bachelor's degree of Dental Medicine. An intern or health doctor cannot apply, but the major in
medical bioscience is exception.

※ Regardless of GPA of a bachelor's degree program,
applicants can apply.
  Ph.D An applicant who completed the same or similar major in
a Master's degree program with Ph.D.
An applicant who obtained a Master's degree from
dometic·foreign graduate school (or a prospective graduate) 

※ An applicant from special graduate school, foreign
graduate school or an applicant majoring in the similar field must submit 「Certificate of Eligibility」 with the confirmation
stamp from the head professor of the major that an applicant applies for.
(Please refer to the admissions guideline for each major.)



※ An applicant from the graduate school of public health
who wants to apply for Medicine must graduate from the
college of Medicine or Dental Medicine, but the major in
Medical Bioscience is exception.

※ Regardless of GPA of a Master's degree program,
applicants can apply.
Admissions
Schedule
MS/Ph.D Spring Semester (March): early in October
Fall Semester(September): early in April
Admissions
Process
MS/Ph.D Application Documnet Assessment & Interview(Oral Exam)
Application MS/Ph.D Application Documnet Assessment & Interview(Oral Exam)
Application MS/Ph.D Online Application & Application Documents Submission
Required
Documents
MS/Ph.D Please refer to the admissions guideline.
*For further information, please refer to the admissions guideline.
2. Academic Affairs Guideline
※ Students must submit within 20 days from the beginning of the semester.
Category Department
in charge of
academic
affairs
Required Documents Remarks
Application for
Academic Advisor
Affiliated
College
·Application form for an
academic advisor
·The confirmation from an academic
advisor and a head professor is required.
Designation of
Specified Subjects of Academic
Advisor
Affiliated
College
·Designation form of
specified subjects of an
academic advisor
·Official Transcript
·The confirmation from an academic
advisor and a head professor is required.
Credit Recognition Affiliated
College
·Application form for credit recognition (International
exchange student, other
university graduates)
·Application form for the
excess credits
(for students attending
Korea University)
·Official Transcript
·Application for every semester is
required.
·The confirmation from an academic
advisor and a head professor is required.
Academic
Exchange in Korea
(Domestic)
Affiliated
College
·Application form for
academic exchange
·Graduate School for Academic Exchange
(Sookmyung Womens University, Seoul Women's University, University of Seoul,
Seoul National University, Yonsei
University, Korea National Defense
University, KAIST, KIAS)
 
·The confirmation from an academic
advisor and a head professor is required.
3. Academic Administration Guideline of Change in Academic Register
※ All of the changes in academic administration must be done within 20 days from the beginning of the semester.
Category Dept. in charge of Academic Affairs Required Documents Remarks
Leave of Absence, Returning one-stop
service center
1.Application of leave of
absence·returning to university
2.Relevant documents of leave of absence by military service
(a copy of notification of
military service, certificate of
approval for professional
research staff transfer and etc.) must be submitted.
3. Documentary evidence of
leave of absence by child birth must be submitted.
Leave of absence by military
service & child birth is exempt
from the term of thesis
submission.
Withdrawal one-stop
service center
Withdrawal Form When the refund of tuition is
needed, request for refund
must be done from affiliated
college to financial division.
Readmission affiliated collge Readmission Form 1. Thesis must be submitted
within the thesis submission
term (MS: 6yrs, Ph.D:10yrs).
2. Request for printing 'Tuition Bill' must be done to financial division.
Academic
Advisor
Change affiliated collge Petition for Change of Advisor The confirmation from the former and new academic
advisor and a head professor is required.
Extension 1.Petition for Extension of
Advisor
2.Request of the extension for an academic adviser
Students must apply within
one semester after the
retirement of an academic
advisor.
Major Change affiliated collge 1. Petition for Change of
Graduate Major
2. Official Transcript
1. Available within 20 days
from the beginning of the
second semester
2.
The confirmation from the
former and new academic

advisor and a head professor is required.
4. Scholarship Guideline
Category Type Selection of Scholarship Extend of Payment
Campus Administration
Assistant Scholarship
Recommendation of
assistant from college
→Confirmation
A full scholarship(while working)
Research Assistant
Scholarship
Recommendation of
assistant→Confirmation
A full scholarship(while working)
General Scholarship Graduate School
(Arrangement from college)→College(Recommendation of department)
→Confirmation of graduate school
\1,250,000
Scholarship for
international student
* except
College of Medicine
Request for recommendation to university →Recommendation of college→Confirmation of
graduate school
Agreement Exchange:
Tuition fee+Admission Fee
Science&Engineering 1,2 semester:
A full scholarship
3,4 semester: 75% of tuition fees
Non-science&engineering:75% of
(tuition fee+admission fee)
Anam Linker
Scholarship
*except
College of Medicine
Korea University Anam
Scholarship Student
&Specialized graduate
*except College of Medicine
Tuition+admission fee
Work-based
Scholarship
Work-study student  
Non-
Campus
Non-campus scholarship
includes Lotte Foundation, Bang Il Young Foundation,Korea Sanhak Foundation,LG Foundation,
ILJU Foundation
(about 30 Foundations)
Recommendation
fromCollege
 
5. Foreign Language Test & Comprehensive Test
Category Type Application Period Application Criteria
Foreign
Language
Foreign
Language
Test
(Regular)
mid-Feb
mid-Aug
Internet:Application fee
payment after online
application in
Kupid/Information Square

 
English: Implementation by Institute of Foreign Language Studies
Others: Implementation by
Graduate School
Application for exemption 1st semester:4/1-8/31
2nd semester:10/1-2/28
Department of Academic
Affairs of Graduate School
※Application for
exemption+Transcript
(original)
Official English Proficiency Test Score(within 2 years)
  • TOEFL CBT 213 or higher
  • IBT 80
  • IELTS level 6
  • TEPS 660
  • TOEIC 800
- Refer to the "Criteria of English
proficiency test score for test exemption"for second foreign languages

- A graduate with a bachelor's degree or higher from the English-speaking or foreign language-speaking university
Recognition of exemption After the completion of
class, the result will be
sent from 
Institute of
Foreign Language
Studies to
graduate school
Institute of Foreign
Language Studies

(Foreign Language Course)
A student who receives B or higher grade after taking course offered byInstitute of Foreign Language Studies
Comprehensive Comprehensive Test mid-April
mid-Oct
Dept. of Academic Affairs
of Affiliated College
MS:Completion of 2 semesters or more
A student who passes a foreign language test with taking 18 credits in major
** Refer to the internal rules of major
Ph.D: Completion of 3 semesters or more
A student who passes a foreign language test taking 27 credits in major

** Refer to the internal rules of major
6. English Proficiency Test Score Criteria for Exemption
Category Program Type of Test Institute Acceptance Criteria
(Grade)
Remarks
English MS·Ph.D TOEFL,
TOEIC
ETS TOEFL CBT 213, iBT 80
TOEIC 800
TOEIC applies to the new
entrants of Spring&Fall
semester in 2005.
IELTS IDP,
British Council
Level 6  
TEPS TEPS 660  
German MS·Ph.D TestDaf Korea
/Germany
Dept. of German Language and
Literature & other majors
(Level 3 or higher)
 
ZMP Goethe Institut Dept. of German Language and
Literature&other majors are
accepted.
 
French MS DELF Government
of
France
DELF A1, A2
DELF B1, B2
 
Ph.D DALF Government
of
France
DALF C1, C2  
Chinese MS·Ph.D HSK
(漢語水平考試)
Government
of
China
Dept. of Chinese Language and
Literature's 1st foreign language
and other majors' 2nd foreign
language are the same.

舊 HSK Level 6 or higher
新 HSK Level 5 or higher (180
score or higher)
The faculty council of Dept. of Chinese Language and     Literature will judge the       applicability of HSK               conducted by the Taiwanese government.
Spanish MS·Ph.D   Government
of Spain
  Those who scored more
than 70 percent of "NIVEL
SUPERIOR" of DELE and
received Diploma
Russian MS·Ph.D N/A
Japanese " "
Korean MS·Ph.D S-TOPIK NIIED S-TOPIK Level 4 or higher International student