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Graduate & Professional Schools Qualifications

Please check the eligibility criteria for international student admissions before applying to the Graduate School at Konkuk University (KU).

* Note: The eligibility criteria for admissions to KU Professional Graduate Schools may vary; therefore, please contact the specific Professional Graduate School of your interest for information.

Eligibility Criteria for International Student Admissions (The Graduate School at KU)
CATEGORY NOTES
Pre-Requisite Nationality All applicants must meet one of the following nationality requirements.
  • A foreign national whose parents are both foreign nationals
  • A person who had completed all educations equivalent to elementary,junior high, high school, and undergraduate education in a foreign country
Language Proficiency
    All applicants must meet one of the following language proficiency requirements.
  • TOPIK(Korean Language Proficiency Test) Level 3 and higher
  • Regular English Language Proficiency Test Score at a certain level (required) (TOEFL PBT 550, CBT 210, iBT 80 / IELTS 5.5 / TEPS 550 and the above)

* Students admitted with S-TOPIK level 3 will have to supplement S-TOPIK level 4 or above one semester before the graduating semester.
*If the student only speak English, no Korean, he/she must consult with the department whether they will accept it or not before the application goes on the progress.

Exceptions
  • Korean Language & Literature Department recommends applicants to submit TOPIK Certificate Level 5 and higher for successful program completion.
  • In case of Natural Science, Engineering, Arts and Physical Division Applicant : with the study-permit and recommendation by a KU professor within that respective department or program, the applicant can be exempted from the language proficiency requirement mentioned the above. (KUGRD-P4 standard form should be filled out, signed by KU Professor and submitted.)
  • With the Study-Permit and Recommendation by KU Professor, an applicant can apply for and become a successful candidate for FALL 2014 KU Graduate School Admissions, however please be noted that without any regular English Proficiency Test results, foreign student scholarship may not be granted for the first semester. *Students admitted with Study-Permit and Recommendation will have to supplement S-TOPIK level 4 or above or Regular English Language Proficiency Test score at a certain level mentioned above one semester before the graduating semester starts.
MA
Program
Requirement
  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university (or a candidate expected to receive a bachelor’s degree by Jan. ~ Feb. 2015)
  • Educational attainment equivalent to bachelor’s degree approved by laws
Limitations
  • Departments listed below are opened to limited degree holders
Biomedical Science & Technology
A bachelor’s degree holder in Medicine, Pharmacy, Veterinary Medicine, Biological Science, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Engineering
Ph.D.
Program
Requirement
  • A master’s degree from an accredited college or university (or a candidate expected to receive a master’s degree by Jan. ~ Feb. 2015)
  • Educational attainment equivalent to master’s degree approved by laws
Limitations
  • Departments listed below are opened to limited degree holders
Biomedical Science & Technology Advanced Technology Fusion
A master’s degree holder in Medicine, Pharmacy, Veterinary Medicine, Biological Science, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Engineering A master’s degree holder in Natural Science, Engineering, Agriculture, Medicine or Pharmacy

* Note: Each department and program accepts a limited number of international students.

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