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ADMISSIONS

Undergraduate

Application for International Admissions

Who is eligible to apply?

  1. International Admissions I
    His or her parents as well as the applicant himself or herself are not citizens of Korea; and the applicant is a high school graduate, or has attained the equivalent level of education.
  2. International Admissions II
    The applicant holds either Korean(include an international marriage migrant who is naturalized as a Korean) or Foreign citizenship, and undertook all of his/her education (both primary and secondary; from 1st grade of elementary to High school graduation) outside of Korea.
Criteria

Admissions decisions are based on an overall evaluation of the applicant’s academic prospects, taking a holistic approach. The basis of such an evaluation is the documents submitted by the applicant, which are used to assess the applicant’s academic achievements, relevant extracurricular activities, interest in the applied course, language proficiency, performance competency, and other factors.

Depending on the policy of the specific college or department, the applicant may be asked to undertake interviews, examinations, and/or a performance test. In such a case, the applicant will be individually notified of these details by the corresponding department or college. The following documents are to be examined as the admissions criteria;

  1. Academic Transcripts
  2. Personal Statement and Study Plan
  3. Letters of Recommendation/Counselor Reference
  4. Proof of language proficiency
    • Applicants must submit at least one proof document of language proficiency either in Korean or English. In case of being unable to submit a proof document as listed below, other supporting documents may be submitted instead. Such documents should be officially approved ones clearly demonstrating the level of language proficiency.
      Korean: TOPIK, KLAT(Former KLPT)
      English: TEPS, TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC
    • Other than the required document, any additional document(s) of language proficiency may be submitted as a supplementary material.
      Others: HSK, JLPT, DELF/DALF, DELE , ZD, or other approved type.
  5. Official school introduction/profile(s)
    The document(s) should be published by the applicant’s high school or the Ministry of Education; such documents may include information about the curriculum, availability of advanced coursework, enrollment capacity, grade distribution, standardized test performance distributions, student selection process, admissions requirements, and ratio of students pursuing tertiary education.
  6. Other Supplementary materials will be taken into consideration for admissions decisions, if submitted. Supplementary materials may be the following, but not limited to;
    • The relevant country’s qualifying test for high school graduation or a university admissions test: British GCE A-Level, Japanese Admission Center Exam, Chinese Unified Exam, German Abitur, French Baccalaureate, etc.
    • Standardized tests and other indicators of academic achievement: IB Diploma, IB Certificate, AP, SAT, AICE, AEA, etc.
    • Records of advanced coursework: AP, IB, Honors, etc.
    • Official letter or other documents by the high school indicating the applicant’s class rank or percentile (if not stated in the applicant’s academic transcript)
Last updated in December. 2015