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Eligibility and Requirements

  1. 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 applicant’s 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 Bachelor’s 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 bachelor’s 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 applicant’s nationality eligibility is determined by the nationality of the legal father or mother.
  2. 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

  1. Mandatory Documents
    • Application form (Online Application)
    • Self-Introduction (Online Application)
    • Study Plan (Online Application)
    • A Copy of Applicant’s 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
     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
  2. 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).

  3. 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.)

There can be creation, integration, divisions or changes in the names of recruiting units in accordance with adjustments to the academic organization. For admission-related information, please be sure to check with the homepage of the Office of International Affairs. (oia.korea.ac.kr/listener.do?layout=dgr_2_1)