KU Graduate
Quota & Eligibility


Competitive admission allows only a limited number of students to be accepted for each department and program.


Applicants with sufficient Korean proficiency meeting one of the following conditions:
A. An applicant holding foreign citizenship whose parents are foreign citizens
    (not Korean citizens)
B. An applicant who completed the entire 16-year education from elementary school to
    university in foreign countries(not Korea)
    Korean citizens who hold dual citizenship are not eligible to apply as international

* Entrance requirements and admission procedures for Korean citizens to the Graduate School differ from the ones applicable to non-Korean citizens. Information for Korean citizen applicants, who do not meet the requirements above, is not included in this section. And applicants who are not eligible for foreign application should check the Korean Citizen Application process.

Korean citizen applicants (내국인 지원자) : Korean citizen applicants link

A. Foreign applicants will be selected only through document screening. Please keep in
    mind that all submitted documents will be scrutinized by members of the screening
B. Some departments may conduct an interview.

Language Proficiency Requirements

A. TOPIK.level 3 or above
B. TOEFL PBT 550, CBT 210, iBT 80, IELTS 5.5 or TEPS 600 or above
C. Applicants who meet one of the following condition below
      1) English native speakers
      2) Applicants who have complete their Degree program (Bachelor's or higher)
        in English speaking countries.
      3) Applicants whose major is Korean Language in foreign countries.
      4) Applicants who have obtain a degree (Bachelor's or higher) in Korea

※ Applicants must meet one condition(A,B or C) from above. Language Proficiency test score should be taken within two years from the application deadline. (Valid test date: starting from April. 1, 2014). Institutional Testing Program(ITP) TOEFL is not valid.