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Guide to the application

Course Qualifications Course Length
Junior College Foreigners who have completed courses of primary and secondary education abroad (12 years total) 2 ~ 3 years
Undergraduate Foreigners who have completed courses of primary and secondary education abroad (12 years total) 4 ~ 6 years
Master's Course Persons who have completed courses of primary and secondary education abroad and have a Bachelor's Degree 2 years or more
Ph. D Course Persons who have completed courses of primary and secondary education abroad and have a Bachelor's Degree 2 years or more
Language Study Person who has at least graduated from high school 1 ~ 2 years
Exchange Student Person enrolled at a partner university 1 semester ~ 1 year
Short-term Self-funded Study Study at a Korean university on an exchange program with the home university or as a student on leave or graduate from the home university 1 semester ~ 1 year
Vacation Study for Foreigners Foreign students participating in programs related to Korean language or Korean studies held during the summer or winter vacations 2 ~ 3 months

※ Minor differences exist between universities

Application Requirements

Application form
Self-Introduction and Study Plan
Letter of Recommendation
Academic Record at previous institution and Proof of Graduation (or letter proving expected graduation)
Photocopy of Passport or Proof of Nationality
Proof of Korean and English Ability (if required)
Documents proving financial capacity
  • proof of bank balance of at least USD 10,000 (maintained for at least one month) by financial guarantor, or domestic remittance or currency certificate of that value
  • proof of current employment of financial guarantor or proof of business registration and tax certificate
  • ledge to bear study expenses
  • Portfolio, videotape, etc. which proves your practical competence (for arts and physical education applicants)

Please refer to the particular university as the documents may differ

Application Period

The deadline for spring semester (March entry) applications is usually from September to November, and for fall semester (September entry) it is from May to June. Since this differs between schools, you need to confirm for yourself the deadline for applications.

Screening Methodology

Usually screening is document-based, although some universities carry out interviews or examinations.

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