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Admission Procedures

(1) General Admission Procedures for Foreign Students
Admission Procedures
(2) Required documents
  • * application form
  • * self-introduction and study plan
  • * letter of recommendation
  • * academic record at previous institution and proof of graduation
  • * photocopy of passport or proof of nationality
  • * proof of Korean and English ability
  • * portfolio, video clips, etc. (for arts and physical education applicants only)
  • * documents proving financial stability
  • - proof of the student’s or financial guarantor’s bank balance (maintained for at least one month), domestic remittance,
       or currency certificate of the amount equivalent to or larger than the average annual expenses for tuition and living
  • - certificate of property tax payment
  • - pledge to bear study expenses, etc
※ Documents required and application deadlines are different for each university. Refer to each university’s homepage for details.
※ Information related to other universities and majors can be found at
※ Depending on the document (usually a certificate proving the highest level of education) some places might require
    translation authentication or an Apostille confirmation.
* Apostille : A system that allows foreign documents to be used without the confirmation of the Korean embassy. Over 100 countries
   are involved in the Apostille system.
(3) Application Period
For spring semester, applications are accepted during the previous September-November period. For the fall semester, applications are accepted during the May-June period. Many university applications can be found and completed on the Internet. There are two types of undergraduate admission (1) regular entrance requires the completion of a high school education, and (2) transfer between universities requires a certain amount of credits from the transferring school or completion of undergraduate study.
(4) Application Methods
Although most universities use documents and scores to determine a student’s level of competence, some universities prefer to conduct interviews or require that student applicants take specially prepared tests.
Last modified : 2019-12-23