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GYEONGSANG NATIONAL UNIVERSITY

IEQAS certificed means more chances to benefit from the Global Korea Scholarship program by suggesting ideal standards for the recruitment and management of the international students

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GYEONGSANG NATIONAL UNIVERSITY Introduction of University Picture.

Admission counsel and Contact information

- Undergraduate

Address 660-701, Department of Admission 501 Jinju-daero, Jinju, Gyeongnam, South Korea
Website http://new.gnu.ac.kr/main (Undergraduate)
Contact info Name: Lee Yeongju, Tel: 82-55-772-0294, E-mail: gognu@gnu.ac.kr

- Graduate

Address 660-701, Graduate school Jinju-daero, Jinju, Gyeongnagm, Korea
Website http://graduate.gnu.ac.kr/main (Graduate)
Contact info Name: Cheon Sujeong, Tel: 055-772-0086, E-mail: sjcheon@gnu.ac.kr

- Management of International Students

Address 501 -701, Department of International Externational Cooperation Jinju-daero, Jinju, Gyeongnagm, Korea
Website http://public.gnu.ac.kr
Contact info
  • Name: Min eunjoo,  Tel : 82-55-772-0272, Email : meunjo@gnu.ac.kr
  • Name: Kim minju, Tel : 82-55-772-0275, Email : mjkim8812@gnu.ac.kr

Guide of Admission

ClassificationContents
Undergraduate Eligibility 
for 
Application
  • 1. Nationality: Applicants and both their parents should have non-korean nationality.
    ※ Applications should be completed by the due date. If a student has dual citizenship with Korea, he or she is not eligible to apply.
    ※ If one parent is deceased, his/her nationality is not considered

  • 2. Educational Background
    ClassificationEligibility
    Freshman • Students who have completed all courses corresponding to those of elementary, middle and high school in Korea or a foreign country (including expected graduates in Aug. 2015)
    Transfer student (3rd grade/ Junior) General • Students who have completed or are expected to complete 2 years or 4 semesters at a 4–year university in Korea or a foreign country
    • Students who have graduated or are expected to graduate from a 2-year college
    Bachelor • (expected) Bachelor’s degree holders
  • 3. Language Proficiency:
    - Above the test score TOPIK level 3 or higher, 550 in TOEFL PBT, 210 in TOEFL CBT, 80 in TOEFL iBT, 5.5 in IELTS, 550 in TEPS, 650 in TOEIC or any national test scores with the equivalent.
    - Applicants to the Department of Japanese Language must hold Japanese citizenship.
Application Period
  • Spring Semester: 2014. 11. 24. ~ 2014. 12. 12.
  • Fall Semester: 2015. 5. 13. ~2015. 5. 27.
Required Documents
  • One completed Application Form
  • One completed study plan in Korean (Appendix 2)
  • High school Diploma or Certificate of (Expected) Graduation(Transfer: Certificate of (Expected) Completion or Certificate of (Expected) Graduation from College)

  • Official Academic Transcript from High School(Transfer: Academic Transcript from College
  • Note:
    a) If you are currently enrolled in a school, you should submit an official document that indicates your expected graduation.
    b) Certificates from Chinese high schools must be issued from the China Academic Degree & Graduate Education Development Center. It does not need to be accompanied by a note of verification. Refer to the website http://www.cdgdc.edu.cn

  • Certificate or test score from TOPIK (If applicable)
  • one official test score for English (If applicable)
  • One certificate for the Korean Language course from the Institution of Korean Language and Culture in GNU(If applicable)
  • A copy of the applicant's passport(or other official document indicating their nationality)
  • Copies of both parents' passports(or other official documents indicating parents' nationality)
  • Official document indicating parent-child relationship between the applicant and their parents.
  • Another official document indicating the relationship in case the applicants’ parents have passed away or are divorced.
  • Official identification document in case the applicant has another name due to a name change.
  • Certificate of bank balance of the applicant or their sponsor, Certificate of Remittance, or Certificate of currency exchange, indicating the amounts of US$12,000 or above. (The amount of the bank balance should have been kept for at least one month)
  • Each copy of the sponsor’s proof of employment or business registration, property tax payment, and the sponsor’s guarantee of applicants’ expenses.

  • Note:
    a. Applicant must submit an APOSTILLE certificate proving that a document issued by his/her school is authentic if his/her home country is a member of APOSTILLE agreement.
    b. If applicant’s home country is not a member of APOSTILLE agreement, a document issued by his/her school must be accompanied by Korean embassy’s confirmation.
    c. In the case of submitted documents written other than Korean or English, those documents must be delivered along with Korean versions.
    d. Any documents issued on the internet are only acceptable on condition that those are issued within 30 days before submission date.
Admission Procedure
  • Applicants are screened in step 1.
  • Applicants who score above 70% on step 2 are selected.
  • The selection priority is the major listed as the applicant’s first preference among the multiple majors which the applicant has applied for.
  • If needed, applicants can be selected for their second preference major.
  • Applicants who have scored below 70% on step 2 may be a candidate for their second preference major.
How to apply Visit this website: http://www.studyinkorea.go.kr
Submission: Registered Mail, Courier Service or In person
Regular 
Graduate 
school
Eligibility 
for 
Application

Applicants and their parents must be citizens of a country other than Korea. Applicants must also have completed both primary and secondary education outside of Korea and must have completed university either in Korea or elsewhere. Applicants must also satisfy at least one of the criteria of listed below. Language Proficiency Criteria

  • TOPIK (Test of Proficiency in Korean) or KLAT (Korean Language Ability Test) level 3 or more
  • TOEFL (PBT 550, CBT 210, IBT 80), IELTS5.5, TEPS 550 or more or equivalent by a state-authorized certificate
  • Applicants must have passed the Korean language proficiency exam at the Korean language institute at GNU before graduation. Language ability must be equivalent to TOPIK level 3
  • Applicants in the Department of Business Administration and Foreign Trade must meet these requirements listed below:

DepartmentLanguage Ability
Business 
Administration
TOPIK level 3 or more or its equivalent (Ethnic Koreans living in China or those who have completed degree courses in Korea are exempt from this requirement)
Foreign 
Trade
  • TOPIK level 3 or more or its equivalent (Ethnic Koreans living in China or those who have completed degree courses in Korea are exempt from this requirement)
  • Or who meet the #1. Language Proficiency Criteria 2) or 3)

※ Language certificates are valid for a maximum of two years including end of application date Qualifications

CourseQualificationsRemark
Master’s Applicants who apply for the Master’s program should hold a 4 year Bachelor’s degree or equivalent (or those who will earn degrees by August 2013)  
Combined Master’s Doctoral
  • Students enrolled in the Master’s program of GNU should meet all the criteria below
    - Semester: either 2 or three
    - Credit: Totaling 15 or more
    - Department(Major): identical or similar with applying field 
    - Students should be full-time students
Four years of studying is needed for completing this course including previous studies at GNU for doctoral degree. 
Students who resign from this course but meet the requirements for a Master’s will be awarded a Master’s degree.
Students who have already completed Master’s courses or exceed the three semesters of study periods at GNU cannot apply for this program.
[Form 5] is required for all applicants in this program
Doctoral Applicants who apply for the Doctoral program must hold a Master’s degree(or those who will earn degrees by August 2013) Applicants who want to study in a different area from their Master’s course need to submit a recommendation letter [Form 6]
Application Period
  • [Spring Semester] 2013. 10. 10. ~ 2013. 10. 18.
  • [Fall Semester] 2014. 4. 10. ~2014. 4. 18.
Required Documents ○: Compulsory △: Optional X: Exempt 
★: Apostil or Korean Embassy’s confirmation

NoDocumentDegreeRemark
MAPhDCombined
a Application Form [Form 1]  
b Study Plan [Form 2]  
c Recommendation [Form 3] Can be exempted for GNU graduate
d Permission Letter of Academic Record Verification [Form 4] Can be exempted for GNU graduate
e★ Degree Certificate Can be exempted for GNU graduate
e★ ★ Degree Certificate  
f★ Transcript  
g★ Certificate of applicant and parents' nationality & relationship  
h Copy of the applicant's passport  
i Certificate of financial stability or support  
j Two photographs  
k Certificate of Language Proficiency test score  
l Application fee  
m Recommendation letter [Form 5] × × Combined Master’s Doctoral
n Recommendation letter [Form 6] × × Applicants who want to study in a different area from their Master’s course
o Copy of Alien Registration Card Holder
a. Application for Admission [Form 1]
b. A study plan at GNU [Form 2]
c. Recommendation (from a professor of previous university) [Form 3]
d. Permission Letter of Academic Record Verification [Form 4]
e. A Bachelor’s degree (for Master’s Program)
A Master’s degree (for Doctoral Program)
An official document that indicates expected date of graduation for a graduate-to-be
f. Official transcripts with GPA, achieved credit should be marked
g. Official documents indicating applicants and parents' nationality & relationship. 
Any official documents could be if there were mentioned nationality & relationship of the applicant and parents 

Attention
★ e. ~ g. Official certificates should be submitted with the attachment of anApostille. Applicants from non-Apostil membership countries should submit documents with Korean Embassy’s confirmation in Koreanor English.
★ Document issued from China
- Degrees and transcripts from Chinese universities: MUST be accompanied by verification from the China Academic Degree & Graduate Education Development Center
Refertothe website http://www.cdgdc.edu.cn(Korean Embassy’s confirmation is unnecessary)
- Certificate of parent-child relationship (亲属关系公证) indicating nationality : Must be accompanied by Korean Embassy’s Confirmation in Koreanor English.

h. A copy of the applicant's cooy of color passport

i. Certificate of financial stability or support. Applicants should submit one of these below. Chinese students must submit i.1) for the visa application 
1) A certificate of balance amounting to or exceeding US$12,000 deposited for more than one month in the name of the applicant or parents or
2) A certificate of balance amounting to or exceeding US$12,000 deposited for more than one month in the name of Korean guarantor or
3) A certificate of scholarship should indicate monetary amounts and duration of scholarship

j. Two photographs (3´4cm) including a photo adhered an application form

k. Certificate of Language Proficiency test score refer to the ‘1. Eligibility for Application’
☞ Korean language scholarship will awarded for holders of TOPIK or KLAT level 4 or higher 
☞ Documents (c) (d)(e) and (i) can be exempted for students who received their degree(s) at GNU

l. An application fee of 70,000 won in Korean currency 
- Bank Name: Nonghyup 
- Account No. : 818-01-037723 
- Account Holder: Dean of GraduateSchool

m. Students who apply for the combined Master’s-Doctoral Program
1) Recommendation letter from the Dean of the department [Form 5]
2) Master’s Course Transcripts

n. Applicants who apply for a department different from the Master’s course will need a recommendation letter from the Dean of the department [Form 6]
o. Students residing in Korea Photocopy of Alien Registration Card (both front and back)
Screening Procedure
 Criteria
1st 
Screening
Screening applicants’ eligibility is based on the admission guide #1
2nd 
Screening
Each Admission committee will examine applicants’ eligibility based on the admission guide #3 and other factors such as: grade point average, letter(s) of recommendation, study plan(s), and language proficiency for successful 1ststagecandidates
How to apply Visit this website: http://graduate.gnu.ac.kr/main
You can apply to GNU by mail or in person.

Curriculum

12 Colleges, 9 Graduate schools

ClassificationColleges
UndergraduateCollege of Humanities, College of Social Sciences, College of Social Sciences, College of Business, College of Engineering, College of Agriculture & Life Sciences, College of Law, College of Education, College of Veterinary Medicine, College of Nursing,College of Marine Sciences, College of Pharmacy
GraduateRegular
  • Graduate Schools
    - Master's Program: 4 divisions with 87 departments
    - PhD Program: 4divisions with 85 departments
    - Joint Masters and PHD programs: 4 divisions with 57 departments
SpecializedThe Graduate School of Medici
ProfessionalBusiness, Education, Convergence Science and Technology, Public Administration, Public Health, Food & Medicine, Aerospace Specialization

Curriculum for International Student

English Courses[Refer to attachments #2]

CourseCapacityContentsEligibilityNote
German Phonetics28 Department of German Language & Literature(2nd year) 
Active German 224 Department of German Language & Literature(2nd year) 
Active German 222 Department of German Language & Literature(2nd year) 

Korean Course[Refer to attachments #2]

CourseCapacityStudy TermQualificationRequirementsFee
Korean Course15 students10weeks per semester 
(Total Class Hours: 800 hours)
800 hours per year 
5 days a week 
(Mon~Fri) 4 hours a day
(09:00~12:50)
Over high school graduate★ Required documents1,200,000 per semester 
(expenses for teaching materials and field trips included)
★ Required documents
a. Chinese Passport Holders (Applicants from China) 
1) Application form (with passport pictures): Form 1 
2) A Letter of Self-introduction (one A-4 page long written by hand) : Form 2
3) A final graduation certificate (issued in the past 3 years, notarized, and then certified by the Koran consulate)
4) A certificate of final academic record (issued in the past 3 years, notarized, and then certified by the Koran consulate)
5) A Notarized Certificate of Family Relations 
- For students whose parents are divorced or dead, hand in a divorce letter or a death letter. 
- For students whose parents are listed in a different family registry, hand in a marriage certificate. 
6) Documents of Financial Guarantee: a certificate of over $3,000 exchange or remittance to Korea, or a certificate of depositing over $10,000 to one of the 5 major banks in China (Bank of China, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, China Bank Construction Corporation, Agricultural Bank of China, Communication Bank of China)
7) A copy of Identification Card (an applicant's ID and parents' ID) 
8) A coloured copy of an applicant's passport (or A scanned file of a student's passport) 
9) A copy of an applicant's family registry 
10) A proof of either parent's employment and income (for the previous year) 
11) A proof of an applicant's employment (when in office) 
12) An applicant's proof of enrollment (when in college) 
13) 4 copies of an applicant's passport photo (3.5mm × 4.5mm, identification photos taken in the past 6 months)
14) Application Fee: 50,000 won (Non-refundable) 
※ For clauses 3 and 4, all the documents translated in Korean or English should be notarized, and then they should be certified by the Korean consulate.
※ For clause 5, all the documents should be translated in Korean or English, and then they should be notarized.
※ For clauses 1, 2, 9, 10, 11, 12, and 13, all the documents should be translated in Korean.
b. Applicants from other countries (except China)
1) Application form (with passport pictures): Form 1 
2) A Letter of Self-introduction (one A-4 page long written by hand): Form 2
3) A final graduation certificate (when issued in other languages, it should be translated into Korean or English and obtain a notarization.) 
4) A certificate of final academic record (when issued in other languages, it should be translated into Korean or English and obtain a notarization.) 
5) A Certificate of Family Registration 
6) Documents of Financial Guarantee: a certificate of over $3,000 exchange or remittance to Korea, or a certificate of depositing over $10,000 to one of the 5 major banks in an applicant's country
7) A copy of Identification Card (an applicant's ID and parents' ID) 
8) A copy of an applicant's passport 
9) 2 copies of an applicant's passport photo (3.5mm × 4.5mm, identification photos taken in the past 6 months) 
10) Application Fee: 50,000 won (Non-refundable) 
※ Clauses 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 should be translated into Korean or English.

Tuition Fee & Scholarship

Tuition Fee(for one semester)

College/SchoolAdmission fee
(KRW)
Tuition
(KRW)
Established fee
(KRW)
Total
(KRW)
UndergraduateHumanities/Social 
science
168,000370,0001,263,0001,801,000
Natural Science168,000381,0001,631,0002,180,000
Engineering168,000407,0001,631,0002,333,000
Art168,000407,0001,801,0002,376,000
Veterinary Medicine168,000485,0002,087,0002,740,000
Medicine 485,0002,657,0003,142,000
Pharmacy168,000381,0002,665,0003,214,000
Regular 
Graduate 
school
Humanities/Social 
science
180,000397,0001,475,0002,052,000
Natural Science180,000408,0001,906,0002,494,000
Engineering180,000436,0002,054,5002,670,500
Physical180,000408,0001,906,0002,494,000
Art180,000436,0002,105,5002,721,500
Medicine180,000520,0002,648,0003,348,000
Pharmacy180,000408,0001,906,0002,314,000
Professional Graduate school180,000520,0005,083,0005,738,000
Specialized 
Graduate 
school
Graduate School of BusinessHumanities/
Social science
180,000318,0001,352,5001,850,500
Graduate School 
of 
Public Administration
Humanities/
Social 
science
180,000318,0001,352,5001,850,500
Graduate School of Convergence Science and TechnologyNatural 
Science
180,000327,0001,746,5002,253,500
Engineering180,000349,0001,883,0002,412,000
Graduate School of Aerospace SpecializationEngineering180,000349,0001,883,0002,412,000
Graduate School of Public HealthNatural 
Science
180,000327,0001,746,5002,253,500
Graduate School of Food & MedicineNatural 
Science
180,000327,0001,746,5002,253,500
Engineering180,000349,0001,883,0002,412,000

International Students Scholarship

ClassificationTypeInformation
UndergraduateAcademic ExcellenceContentsGNU Scholarship
Qualification12 Credit and G.P.A 3.0(just before term) 
Add point: TOPIK
AmountTuition fee & Admission fee
ContentsPioneer A Scholarship
Qualification12 Credit and G.P.A 3.0(just before term)
Add point: TOPIK
AmountTuition fee
ContentsPioneer B Scholarship
Qualification12 Credit and G.P.A 3.0(just before term)
Add point: TOPIK
AmountHalf of tuition fee
ContentsPioneer C1 Scholarship
Qualification12 Credit and G.P.A 3.0(just before term)
Add point: TOPIK
AmountAdmission fee
ContentsPioneer C2 Scholarship
Qualification12 Credit and G.P.A 3.0(just before term)
Add point: TOPIK
AmountAdmission fee
ContentsPioneer D
QualificationTotal Score + TOPIK
AmountAdmission + Tuition Fee
ContentsPioneer E
QualificationTotal Score + TOPIK
AmountAdmission Fee
Regular 
Graduate 
school
Academic ExcellenceContentsKorean Language Scholarship
Qualification
  • certificate of TOPIK or KLAT level 4 or more
    1) If an applicant has acquired level 4 at the time of admission, the equivalent amount of scholarship can be deducted from admission and tuition fee.
    2) If an applicant has acquired level 4 during semester, the equivalent amount of scholarship can be deducted from tuition fee.
    3) If an applicant has acquired level 5 or 6 during the semester, the equivalent scholarship to the half of School Committee expenses of tuition fee will granted. If an applicant already received scholarship for level 4 in the previous semester and acquired level 5 or 6 in the following semester, only the difference will be granted.
    ※ Not applicable to Level 3 or low level.
Amount390,000 ~ 1,324,000 (approx. U.S. $350 ~ 1,180)
ContentsResearch Scholarship
Qualification
  • Payments : full amount of School Support Committee expenses.
    ※ It will be paid by the recommendation of the Professor. If the participation (various studies, thesis presentation, book translations, etc) is not enough, the professor can reduce payment.
  • Period of payment
    - Spring semester (April~May), Fall semester (October~November)
  • Each semester, it will be credited to the applicable student’s account at the period of payment.
AmountHalf of tuition fee

Dormitory

DormitoryRoomQuantityNoteFee
(KRW)
EquipmentSpecial 
Equipment
1.299390Fore Room Male850,310Bed, 
Table, 
Chair, 
Closet, 
Internet 
etc.
Global Cafe 
in student 
union building
3111222Two Room for female895,820
4121240Two Room for male918,020
5148296Two Room for female950,210
6120240Two Room for male
(APT type)
1,013,480
7144288Two Room for male
(APT type)
1,013,480
8366717Two Room for male1,051,220
9366717Two Room for female1,051,220
Total1,5113,254    

Location

Gyeongsang National University is located near the southern coast of the Republic of Korea (South Korea) in Jinju City, which is located in South Gyeongsang Province. Click the map on the right for a larger view or click the links below for more information on Korea and South Gyeongsang Province.

Jinju is less than an hour's drive from Korea's southern coast and is about an hour's drive from Korea's famous Chiri Mountain. The city has a population of about 340,000 (including surrounding communities), which is relatively small by Korean standards. Nevertheless, the city has a long, rich history, modern infrastructure, and good public transportation (including a busy domestic airport).

Surrounded by mountains and pine- and bamboo-covered hills and divided by the winding South River, Jinju is one of Korea's most beautiful cities.

Click the map to the left or the link below for more information about Jinju City.

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