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Undergraduate International Students

Welcome to the undergraduate admissions section of Konkuk University’s website. Each year, foreign students from around the world come to the university to pursue their undergraduate degree. In 2016, a total of 454 students from 12 countries, including China, Japan, and Malaysia, enrolled at Konkuk to study business administration, media communication, film animation, and apparel design, among others. Here, prospective students can find all necessary information on applying to the university.

  • Application Requirements
    Nationality and Academic Requirements
    • Freshman Applicants
      All applicants must meet both of the following:
      • Applicants have graduated or are expected to graduate from accredited primary and secondary schools overseas
      • Applicants and their parents are foreign nationals without Korean citizenship.
        ※ If an applicant or his/her parent have Korean citizenship, please visit Admissions for Korean Students.
    • Transfer Applicants
      In addition, transfer applicants must meet one or more of the following requirements:
      • Applicants have completed or are expected to complete at least 2 years of a 4-year undergraduate degree program with at least 50 percent of the credits required for graduation at an accredited Korean or foreign university with good academic standing
      • Applicants have graduated or are expected to graduate from a 2- or 3-year associate degree program at an accredited Korean or foreign college with good academic standing
    Language Proficiency Requirements
    • All applicants must submit one or more of the following documents:
      • TOPIK report with Level 3 or above
      • Korean Language Program Completion Certificate issued by Konkuk Language Institute with Level 3 or above

    ※ All international students at Konkuk University must acquire TOPIK Level 4 or above to graduate. Admitted students may be required to take Korean language courses based on their proficiency.

    Korean proficiency Language course requirement
    TOPIK Level 3
    or
    Korean Language Program Completion Certificate issued by
    KU Language Institute with Level 3 or above
    Practical Korean 1 and 2
    TOPIK Level 4 or 5
    or
    Korean Language Program Completion Certificate issued by
    KU Language Institute with Level 4 or 5
    Practical Korean 3
    TOPIK Level 6
    or
    Korean Language Program Completion Certificate issued by
    KU Language Institute with Level 6
    Exempted from taking Practical Korean courses
  • Application Timeline
      Period Remarks
    Online Application May 1, 2017 at 09:30 -
    May 25, 2017 at 17:00
    Apply through UWAY APPLY (http://www.uwayapply.com)
    Submission of Required Documents May 8, 2017 at 09:30 -
    May 25, 2017 at 17:00
    Submit the documents in person OR through registered mail
    Announcement of Admissions Decisions June 23, 2017 at 15:00 Admissions decisions are released on Konkuk University’s website
    Tuition Payment for Admitted Students July 3, 2017 at 15:00 -
    July 10, 2017 at 16:00
    Tuition invoice and important notices can be printed out through the admitted students’ website
    New Semester Begins August 28, 2017 Fall 2017
  • Application Process
    Online Application

    All applicants must submit their online application through UWAY (www.uwayapply.com)
    between 9:30 a.m. on May 1 and 5:00 p.m. on May 25, 2017. The direct link for Konkuk University is http://ipsi1.uwayapply.com/foreign/konkuk/?CHA=2.

    [Notes]
    • All required spaces must be filled out on the online application.
    • “Application Category (지원구분)” on the Application Form: Choose “Freshman (신입학),” “Transfer (편입학),” or “Dual-Degree (복수학위)” first, then select “College (대학)” and “ Unit (모집단위).”
    • Applicants cannot apply for a major related to their native language. For example, a Chinese student cannot apply for the Department of Chinese Language & Literature.
    • Applicants should upload their color photo taken at a studio for the online application.
    • Applicants must provide their valid and frequently-used email address. Important information and updates will be sent by email and it is the applicants’ responsibility to check their email accounts regularly.
    • Changes or cancellations cannot be made after the online application deadline.
    • For trouble shooting regarding the online application, please contact UWAY directly (☎+82-2-1588-8988).
    Application Fee
    • The application fee of KRW 107,000 can be paid through UWAY’s website.
    • A refund may be given only before the online application deadline and with the authorization of the admissions officer (☎+82-2-2049-6202).
    Submission of Required Documents

    All applicants must submit the following documents between 9:30 a.m. on May 8, 2017, and 5:00 p.m. on May 25, 2017.

    The required documents must arrive at the following address before 5:00 p.m. on May 25, 2017.

    • The documents must be submitted either in-person or via registered mail (e.g. DHL, UPS, EMS).
    • When using registered mail, applicants must confirm whether their documents arrived in an appropriate and timely manner.
      Address
    Korean (05029) 서울특별시 광진구 능동로 120
    건국대학교 국제학사 103호 국제처 외국인학생센터
    외국인 특별전형 담당자 앞
    English Admission Officer
    Center for International Faculty and Student Services,
    Office of international Affairs
    Konkuk University
    120 Neungdong-ro, Gwangjin-gu,
    Seoul, Republic of Korea 05029
  • Tuition and Expenses
    Enrollment Fees by Colleges
    College Entrance Fee Tuition
    per semester
    Enrollment Fee
    College of Liberal Arts/ College of Political Science
    College of Commerce & Economics
    College of Business Administration
    College of Global Integrated Studies
    (Division of Global Business)
    ₩ 938,000 ₩ 3,482,000 ₩ 4,420,000
    College of Science
    College of Sanghuh Life Science
    College of Art & Design (Apparel Design)
    College of Global Integrated Studies
    (Division of Interdisciplinary Studies)
    ₩ 938,000 ₩ 4,178,000 ₩ 5,116,000
    College of Architecture
    College of Engineering
    College of Software Convergence
    College of Art & Design
    (Departments other than Apparel Design)
    ₩ 938,000 ₩ 4,874,000 ₩ 5,812,000
    1. Enrollment Fee: Entrance Fee + Tuition
    2. Entrance Fee is billed only for the first semester.
    3. The fees listed above are for Fall 2016 and are subject to change in Spring 2017.
    Estimated Expenses
      Korean Won US Dollar
    Tuition *‎₩4,420,000–‎₩5,812,000/semester $3,890 – $5,110/semester
    Dormitory ‎‎₩1,767,000/semester $1,550/semester
    Meals **‎₩312,000–‎₩662,500/semester $270 – $580/semester
    Health Insurance ‎₩150,000/year $130/year
    Personal Expenses ***‎₩1,500,000/semester $1,320/semester
    Total ‎‎₩8,149,000 – ‎₩9,891,500 $7,170 – $8,700
    1. Tuition varies depending on the department.
    2. Three different meal plans are available.
    3. Living costs may vary among students.
  • Scholarships
    First Semester
    Korean Proficiency Scholarship
    TOPIK Level 3
    or Korean Language Program Completion Certificate issued by
    Konkuk Language Institute with Level 3 or above
    30% tuition waiver
    TOPIK Level 4
    or Korean Language Program Completion Certificate issued by
    Konkuk Language Institute with Level 4 or above
    40% tuition waiver
    TOPIK Level 5
    or Korean Language Program Completion Certificate issued by
    Konkuk Language Institute with Level 5 or above
    50% tuition waiver
    TOPIK Level 6
    or Korean Language Program Completion Certificate issued by
    Konkuk Language Institute with Level 6 or above
    60% tuition waiver
    Second – Eighth Semesters
    1. Students who successfully obtained more than 15 credits and with good academic standing will be awarded scholarships ranging from 20% to 100% tuition waiver.
    2. Scholarships will not be awarded after the student’s eighth semester.
  • Contact Information

    Mr. Junghyuk Lee
    Assistant Director
    Center for International Faculty and Student Services
    Office of International Affairs
    +82-2-2049-6202
    wanglu@konkuk.ac.kr

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