Korea University Graduate School

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1. Admission Schedule

  • Period of application : Early February ~ Early March

  • Acceptance Announcement : June, 2019 by NIIED


2. Application Guideline

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* Guideline will be noticed Early Feb. each year.

* Not Eligible : those who are pregnant (disqualified upon discovery)

* GKS (KGSP) awardees cannot bring their family including spouse during the Korean language course before the degree program.

* TOPIK level 4 is mandatory for graduation of post-graduate program in KU.

* Apostille or consul verified (stamped) degree certificate should be additionally and directly submitted to Korea University after your admission decision before your beginning of post-graduate program in KU. You should get your diploma(or degree certificate) until Aug. 2019.


3. Field of Study

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  • We will select up to 20 candidates from all the quota-assigned countries and recommend them to NIIED. We can recommend up to 3 candidates from a single country.

  • Student can apply for a single major of one department.


4. Documents Submission

  • All required documents should be submitted by the due date (March 1, 2019). Please submit them by DHL , FEDEX or EMS.

  • Postal Address

    • GKS (KGSP) program, Academic Affairs Team

      Room 126B, Graduate School bldg.

      Graduate School of Korea University

      145 Anam-ro, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul 02841, Korea 

  • Phone : +82-2-3290-1358, Fax : +82-2-925-2633

  • E-mail : graduate1@korea.ac.kr

  • Website : http://graduate2.korea.ac.kr


* Application for GSIS (Graduate School of International Studies) is only available by recommendation of Korean Embassy. (gsis@korea.ac.kr  Tel:+822-3290-1392)


* The following departments are NOT included in KGSP. (Medicine, Public Health, Biostatistics, Public health science, Integrated biomedical and life science, Bio-convergence engineering, Global MBA)


5. Korean Language Institution : NIIED has designated about 10 language institutions for the Korean language course. The main language institution placement principle is different area from Korea University in order to provide a chance of exploring variable Korean cultures and immerge on Korean language learning with professional environments for scholars. Korean Language institute will be arranged by NIIED. It is not located in Seoul. GKS(KGSP) awardees should pass TOPIK level 3 during the Korean Language course before degree program. And, GKS(KGSP) awardees must stay in dormitory during the Korean Language course.


6. If applicants miss the deadline of university recommendation, there is another opportunity to get recommendation by Korean Embassy for GKS(KGSP). Please contact Korean Embassy in your home country in person. But, Chinese should contact CSC instead of Korean Embassy. Applicants for GKS(KGSP) need to choose either recommendation by university or recommendation by Korean Embassy.