Admission Information

1. Important & Common notices

  • Every dates and information in this page is subject to change without a prior notice. Checking official websites is strongly recommended for all applicants.
  • This page summarizes admission information for 2013 fall semester only. For 2014 or further semesters, please refer each university’s official websites.
  • Please note that we retained names of applications & required documents as appeared in each university’s official guidelines or websites to avoid possible misleading. However, many documents with different names, especially official papers such as bank statement, are very similar or even exactly same.
  • Using Internet Explorer is strongly recommended for online application. Many Korean web sites require installing special plug-ins for security or payment transaction purposes. Please use private PCs that are allowed to install additional programs.
  • Application documents must be prepared in English or Korean by notarization service.

2. Global Korea Scholarship

  • Various scholarship programs that are administered by the government support successful overseas studies of the students.
  • Please note that DGIST is not participant of this program.
  • Official web site – www.studyinkorea.go.kr/en/main.do

3. Seoul National University

    1. Official website – link
    2. Official forms and guidelines
      • 2013 Fall – link
      • 2014 Spring – link
      • Online application – link
      • Application Forms – link
    3. Admission Schedule
ProcedurePeriodNote
On-line ApplicationJan. 7(Mon), 2013 ~ Feb. 27(Wed), 2013 (by 6:00pm)Find "ADMISSIONS" at the SNU website (http://en.snu.ac.kr). Click "Apply online" and create an account during the specified period.
Submission of DocumentJan. 7(Mon), 2013~Feb. 28(Thu), 2013 (by 6:00pm)The required documents should arrive at the SNU Office of Admissions by this date. Applicants must have already completed the online application.
Korean Proficiency TestAug. 2013(TBA)The abovementioned SNU website will indicate those who are required to take the Korean Proficiency Test on the admission result announcement screen.
    1. Application Documents

DocumentNote
Application FormUse Form 1 in the Applications Forms
Personal Statement and Study PlanUse Form 2 in the Applications Forms
Two Letters of Recommendation from your professorsUse Form 3 in the Applications Forms
Official Undergraduate Studies Transcript
Certificate of a Bachelor's Degree / Undergraduate Graduation CertificateIf you are currently enrolled in an undergraduate program, you should submit an official document that indicates your expected date of graduation.
Graduate Studies TranscriptsPh.D. applicants only
Certificates of a Master's DegreesPh.D. applicants only
If you are currently enrolled in a graduate program, you should submit an official document that indicates your expected date of graduation.
A copy of the applicant's passportThis document can be replaced with an official document indicating applicant's nationality.
Copies of both parents' passportsThis document can be replaced with an official document indicating parents' nationality.
Official document indicating parent-child relationship between the applicant and his/her parentsThis document should contain names of parents and the applicant.
Financial CertificationUse Form 4 the Applications Forms

    1. Scholarships
      • To be updated soon
    2. Admission contacts
      • Tel: +82-2-880-6971/6977
      • Fax: +82-2-873-5021
      • E-mail: snuadmit@snu.ac.kr
      • Address: Office of Admissions, Seoul National University, 1 Gwanak-ro, Gwanak-gu, Seoul 151-742, KOREA

4. Korea University

    1. Official website – link
    2. Official forms and guidelines
      • General guidelines – link
      • Application Forms – link
    3. Admission Schedule
ProcedurePeriodNote
ApplicationBeginning of November ~ March 29Please send your application documents via express mail or visit the office.
Notification of the admission decisionMid-JuneThe admission decision will be sent via individual e-mail
    1. Application Documents

DocumentNote
Admission application formAttach a color photo. Do not fill out applicant number
Recommendation letterRecommendation letter from a respective tutor professor in your previous institute (no specific form)
Certificate of (Expected) GraduationPh.D program applicant must submit both of Bachelor and Master graduation certificates.
The Official TranscriptsPh.D program applicant must submit both of Bachelor and Master graduation transcripts.
Curriculum Vitae(Resume) and Study PlanNo specific form.
The official document of TOEFL , IELTS, TEPS or TOPIKApplicants who are willing to apply the excellence scholarship program must prepare one of those scores.
The bank statement with a minimum of USD $10,000
Release of Information FormPlease do not fill out applicant number.
A photocopy of the passport
Certificate of an applicant and his/her parents' nationality and certificate of family relations
Application fee USD $100 or 100,000wonCash or a check

    1. Scholarships
    2. Admission contacts
      • Contact: Ms. Ju Hyun Kim
      • Tel: +82-2-3290-1358
      • Fax: +82-2-873-5021
      • E-mail: graduate1@korea.ac.kr
      • Address: Academic Affairs Office, Graduate School, Korea University, Anam-Dong, Seongbuk-Gu, Seoul 136-701, Korea

5. Yonsei University

    1. Official website – link
    2. Official forms and guidelines
      • [Only for reference] 2013 Spring – link
      • 2013 Fall – To be announced in March 2013
    3. Admission Schedule
ProcedurePeriodNote
ApplicationScheduled for mid-April 2013.
    1. Application Documents

DocumentNote
Completed application formPrint out the submitted online application.
Applicants are required to upload a picture which will be used for the student card upon admission.
Recommendation letterTwo letters of recommendation written by two professors from a previously attended university or graduate school. (No standard form provided)
Official undergraduate degree certificate (or proof of expected graduation)Required for both Master's and Ph.D. applicants
Official transcriptRequired for both Master's and Ph.D. applicants
Official Master's degree certificate (or proof of expected graduation)Ph.D. applicants only
Official transcriptPh.D. applicants only
Study PlanNo specific form.
Education Record Request formDownload form from the Graduate School website
Letter of consent to disclose academic recordsDownload form from the Graduate School website
Verification of Deposit (VOD)Student's or sponsor's VOD of a minimum of US $10,000
(maintained for at least a month): or a certificate of remittance or money exchange of US $10,000
Affidavit of SupportWith the sponsor's signature on the application form
A copy of applicant¡'s passport
One original copy of Korean Proficiency Test Results (i.e., KLAT or TOPIK) or English Proficiency Test Results (i.e., TOEFL, TEPS, or IELTS)Starting from 2014, only TOPIK score will be accepted as admission document for Korean proficiency test
Applicant's and both parents'/guardian's certification of nationality
Formal document certifying family relations between the applicant and parents/guardiane.g., birth certificate, civil status; etat civil; etc.

    1. Scholarships
      • To be updated soon
    2. Admission contacts
      • Tel: +82-2-2123-3233
      • E-mail: ysgrad@yonsei.ac.kr
      • Address: The Graduate School of Yonsei University, 50 Yonsei-ro, seodaemun-gu, Seoul 120-749, Korea

6. Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)

    1. Official website – link
    2. Official forms and guidelines
      • 2013 Fall – link
      • Document checklist – link
      • Online application website – link
      • Application form sample – link
      • Statement of financial resources sample – link
      • Letters of Recommendation form – link
    3. Admission Schedule
ProcedurePeriodNote
Online Application10:00 a.m. Mon., April 1, 2013 ~ 5:00 p.m. Tue., April 23, 2013- All applicants must apply online through http://apply.kaist.ac.kr. The application will be activated from April 1 to April 23.
- Please read the instructions carefully before you begin your application.
- Application Fee : 80,000 KRW or 80 USD
(Fee should be paid by the deadline.)
SubmissionBy 5:00 p.m. Tue., April 30, 2013- All materials must be received by KAIST Admissions Office by the official due date.
- Application package should be postmarked by April 23, 2013.
- Late application will not be considered.
Arrival Check of Submitted DocumentsMon., April 8, 2013 ~ Wed., May 1, 2013- Please check arrival status of your application at http://apply.kaist.ac.kr. If it says that you have any missing documents or additionally required documents, please send supplementary documents to admissions office before the submission deadline.
Application ReviewWed., May 15, 2013 ~ Wed., May 29, 2013- Respective departments will contact you individually if an interview is necessary.
Admissions Notification5:00 p.m., Fri., June 28, 2013- Admissions results will be posted on the KAIST admissions website along with registration instructions.
- http://admission.kaist.ac.kr
First Day of ClassMon., September 2, 2013
    1. Application Documents

DocumentNote
Document ChecklistDownload from the admissions website.
Application FormPrint out after completing the online application and include in your application package with other supporting materials.
Statement of Financial Resources- Form can be found in the online application.
- Applicants who choose 1)self-support or parental sponsor as their means of financial resources should attach a bank statement showing the capacity to meet a year of educational expenses at KAIST.
- Applicants who will be sponsored by a 2)government/ organization/institution/firm should attach a notarized certificate of sponsorship. They cannot apply for KAIST scholarship at the same time.
- Applicants who apply for 3)KAIST Scholarship do not have to submit any certificate mentioned above.
Letters of Recommendation- Two recommendation letters from your professors are required. Letters should be signed and sealed across the back of its envelope by a recommender.
- Applicants who are working can also get recommendation letters from their supervisors. Supervisors are not required to use the letter form provided by KAIST but the letter must be written on a company letterhead showing the company's full address, telephone and fax numbers. The letter must be stamped with the company's official seal.
- If a recommender is mailing the letter separately, have him/her mail to the Admissions Office by the deadline.
- We do not accept recommendation letters via email.
Degree/Diploma- Certified or attested copies of bachelor's degree (for master's applicants) or of bachelor's and master's degree (for doctoral applicants) and diploma from every institution you have attended or are attending are required.
- If you are expected to graduate before August 31, 2013, you should submit a certificate of expected graduation or an official letter from your university indicating the date of graduation and the degree which will be conferred. If you are accepted, you need to submit your diploma/degree certificate within 15 days of the enrollment to Office of Admissions.
Transcripts- Certified or attested copies of transcript with a year-by-year grade records of courses you have taken from every institution you have attended or are attending are required.
- The transcript should contain your college record to date, with a statement of your rank in your department, if available.
- If your CGPA/maximum score does not appear on the transcript, please submit a proof letter certified by the university, if available.
- Transcripts can be mailed to the Admissions Office separately by the deadline.
English Proficiency Test Reports (EPT)- Applicants must meet one of the English proficiency test minimum score requirements: TOEFL 550 (210 for computer-based; 80 for internet-based), IELTS 5.5, TEPS 550, TOEIC (Listening & Reading 750 + Speaking level 6 + Writing level 7) or higher.
- English proficiency tests conducted before April 23, 2011 will not be considered for admission. The test should be taken two years prior to the online application deadline.
- ETS can send your original copy of score report directly to KAIST admissions office. The KAIST reporting code is 0195. Score reports must be received by the deadline.
- IELTS takers are allowed to submit a photocopy instead of an original copy of score report. Test score will be verified via your own Test Report Form (TRF) number.
- Institutional Testing Program (ITP) is not valid.
- Applicants who are non-native English speakers must submit the EPT score even if he/she attended an English speaking university. But applicants who completed their bachelor's degree in the following countries (Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa, UK, or USA) are exempt from submitting the EPT score.
- EPT requirement is optional for applicants of Global IT Technology Program (GITTP).
Curriculum Vitae- Free style personal resume
Identity Documents I- An official document indicating your nationality, e.g. passport, national ID card, alien registration card, etc. (Include a copy of pages showing the passport number, date of issue and expiration, photo and name.)
Identity Documents IIAn official document indicating parents' nationality, e.g. passports, national ID cards, etc. (Include a copy of pages showing the passport number, date of issue and expiration, photo and name.)
List of Honors and Awards- OPTIONAL
- If you have obtained any honors, awards, or fellowships during your university, or any academic certificates and test reports, please list them in order of importance in the list on the online application. E.g. General Record Examination (GRE), Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT), Test of Proficiency in Korean (TOPIK), Korean Language Proficiency Test (KLPT), etc.
- The list will be valid only when certified testimonials or evidences are submitted.
Employment Certificate- OPTIONAL
- If you have work experience or internship related to your study and research, please attach an attested certificate or an official letter. If you worked as a research assistant or teaching assistant, your advisor may write a verification letter.
- Duration of employment, position, and job description should appear on the certificate or letter.
- The list will be valid only when certified testimonials or evidences are submitted.
School Profile/ Credit Rating System- OPTIONAL
- Please attach your school profile and describe the grading system so that we can understand your school better.

    1. Scholarships
      • To be updated soon
    2. Admission contacts
      • Contact: Ms. Heayoung Lee
      • Tel: +82-42-350-2355, 2357
      • Fax: +82-42-350-2930
      • E-mail: kaistintl@kaist.ac.kr
      • Address: E11 Bldg., 5F, Rm#506B, 291 Daehak-ro, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon 305-701, Republic of Korea

7. Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST)

    1. Official website – link
    2. Official forms and guidelines
      • Application form sample – link
    3. Admission Schedule
ProcedurePeriodNote
Admission Schedule AnnouncementScheduled for in early March 2013
Application periodApril 2013 ~ May.
    1. Application Documents

DocumentNote
Application Form- Online application (prescribed form)
Personal Statement and Study Plan- Online application (prescribed form)
- You can choose your language: English or Korean. Also, it is available to write in both English and Korean.
Degree Certificate (either completed or to be completed)- Online attachment
- English certificate submission
Official Transcript- Online attachment
- English certificate submission
Application Fee- 80,000 KRW / US $80
English Test Scores- OPTIONAL
Online attachment
- TOEIC, TOFEL IBT, TOFEL CBT, TOEFL PBT, IELTS, or TEPS
Other certificates- OPTIONAL
- Online attachment
- Other certificates that show the applicants' capability and possibility
Letter of Recommendation- OPTIONAL
- Direct submission from the recommender through e-mail (prescribed form) : admission@dgist.ac.kr
- No limitation on the number of recommendation letter

    1. Scholarships
      • To be updated soon
    2. Admission contacts
      • Tel: +82-53-785-5146
      • E-mail: admission@dgist.ac.kr
      • Address: Student Admissions, Academic Affairs Team, DGIST 50-1 Sang-Ri, Hyeonpung-Myeon, Dalseong-Gun, Daegu, Rep. of Korea (711-873)

8. Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH)

    1. Official website – link
    2. Official forms and guidelines
      • General guidelines – link
      • Online application website – link
      • Personal statement form – link
      • Research plan form – link
      • Letters of Recommendation form – link
    3. Admission Schedule
ProcedurePeriodNote
Admission Schedule AnnouncementScheduled for end of February 2013
Application periodScheduled for end of March 2013.
    1. Application Documents

DocumentNote
Online application- Complete your online application at http://admission.postech.ac.kr
Application fee- USD 50
- Payment must be made online via credit card.
Personal statement- Download on the web site
research plan- Download on the web site
Official academic transcripts- From all undergraduate and graduate institutions you attended
- Transcripts must be enclosed in a sealed envelope with either the official security seal or the signature of the registrar or a representative.
Degree certificates- For all undergraduate and graduate degrees you received
Two letters of recommendation- Download on the web site
- Must be mailed or emailed directly by the recommenders
Certificate of English proficiency test- PBT 550, CBT 213, iBT 79, POSTECH ITP 550, TEPS 680, TOEIC 800, IELTS 6.0
- Scores must be sent directly from the administering institution (POSTECH institution code for ETS: 0329) and received by Graduate Admissions and Student Affairs by no later than the Application Deadline.
Curriculum VitaeFree form
A copy of passport
List of honors and awards- OPTIONAL
Degree Theses- OPTIONAL
School profile and credit rating system- OPTIONAL

    1. Scholarships
      • To be updated soon
    2. Admission contacts
      • Tel: +82-54-279-3781~6
      • Fax: +82-54-279-3788
      • E-mail: grad-admission@postech.ac.kr
      • Address: POSTECH Graduate Admissions and Student Affairs, 77 Cheongam-Ro, Nam-Gu, Pohang, Gyungbuk, Republic of Korea790-784

9. Ajou University

    1. Official website – link
    2. Official forms and guidelines
      • Application forms – link
    3. Admission Schedule
ProcedurePeriodNote
Admission Schedule AnnouncementScheduled for in early May 2013
Application periodMay ~ July, 2013.Going through counsel with a desired academic advisor or a head professor of the department the applicant wishes to major in by e-mailing before applying
    1. Application Documents

DocumentNote
Application for Admission- Prescribed Form
Official Transcript- Applicants to Master's Programs : Undergraduate transcripts / Applicants to Doctoral Programs: Undergraduate and Graduate transcripts
Original Diploma- Applicants to Master's Program s : Undergraduate diploma / Applicants to Doctoral Programs: Undergraduate and Graduate diplomas
Self-Introduction- Free form
Study Plan- Free form
Letter of RecommendationRecommendation from the academic advisor(or Chief of department or dean of college) of the university graduated
Financial Certifications- A Financial guarantor's bank statement (from the applicant's own country or a resident of Korea with a record of continuous deposits for 1 month or more) worth US$10,000 or more, or a certificate of remittance or foreign exchange worth US$10,000 or more.
- Financial supporter's;
(a) certificate of employment or business registration certificate
(b)certificate of property tax payment
(c)written pledge to bear overseas study expenses
(An application form for admission should be signed and sealed by the financial guarantor.)
*If the financial guarantor is a faculty member of the said university, a bank statement, certificate of employment and a certificate of property tax payment are exempted
Photocopy of Applicant's Passport
Linguistic(English or Korean) proficiency rating report card- TOPIK OR TOEFL, IELTS, TEPS
- Certificate of level 3 or above in the Test of Proficiency in Korean(TOPIK)
- Above 550 in TOFEL PBT, 210 in TOFEL CBT, 80 in TOFEL IBT, 5.5 in IELTS, 550 in TEPS or other state-authorized English proficiency test scores commensurate with the requirement.

    1. Scholarships
      • To be updated soon
    2. Admission contacts
      • Tel: +82-31-219-2301~5
      • E-mail: klove@ajou.ac.kr
      • Address: AJOU GRADUATE SCHOOL YULGOK HALL NO.305, SAN 5 WONCHON- DONG YOUNGTONG GU, SUWON 443-719