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Undergraduate

Eligibility

On-line application

Freshmen Admissions

  • International applicants whose parents are both non-Korean nationals must meet all of the following requirements:
    • He or she must have completed his or her entire elementary and junior high school education and
    • He or she must have completed (or be about to complete) high school education at a comparable and equivalent level to that which is provided in Korea.
  • Applicants of Korean origin must have completed his or her entire elementary and junior high school education and must have completed (or be about to complete) his or her high school education outside Korea at a comparable and equivalent level to that which is provided in Korea.

NOTE

  • International applicants graduating from vocational schools are not eligible for enrollment. However, such applicants can be selected through additional screening if they are from vocational schools which have signed an agreement with KNU.
  • Eligible Nationality status must be established before the due date of application.
  • Multi-nationals are not eligible.

Transfer Admissions (third grade)

  • International applicants whose parents are both non-Korean nationals must meet either of the following requirements:
    • Graduated or about to graduate from a 4-year university, or;
    • Graduated or about to graduate from a 2 or 3-year accredited college or completed at least two years of a 4-year university program (with over 70 credit hours completed)
  • Applicants of Korean origin who have completed their entire elementary school, junior high and high school education outside Korea must meet either of the following requirements:
    • Graduated or about to graduate from a 4-year university outside Korea, or;
    • Graduated or about to graduate from a 2 or 3-year accredited college or completed at least two years of a 4-year university program outside Korea (with over 70 credit hours completed)

NOTE

  • Applicants who have completed two years at a 3-year university are not eligible.
  • Applicants who graduated from a university which does not have a Credit system are not eligible.
  • Eligible Nationality status must be established before the due date of application.
  • Multi-nationals are not eligible.

Eligibility for Language Proficiency

  • Applicants who want to apply for the following departments are required to submit a Korean language score report:
    departments are required to submit a score report
    Department Eligibility
    Mass Communication a level 3 “TOPIK” certificate or higher
    Geography
    Economics and Trade
    Korean language and literature a level 4 “TOPIK” certificate or higher
    Philosophy
    Korean Language & Literature Education
    Social Welfare
    Business Administration a level 4 “TOPIK” certificate or a level 6 certificate of completion from Kyungpook National University’s Korean Language Institute
    Public Administration a level 3 “TOPIK” certificate or higher or a level 4 or higher certificate from a Korean Language Institute in Korea
  • Except for the above 9 departments, applicants should provide one of the following as proof of language proficiency:
    • Korean proficiency: A “TOPIK” certificate for level 3 or higher

      ※ NOTE: Applicants who take the 55th “TOPIK” exam can apply with a test identification slip and must submit a certificate for level 3 or higher by Dec. 22nd .2017. However, the departments listed above (article “A”) are required to submit a Korean language score report by the application deadline.

    • Korean proficiency: Certificate of completion for level 3 or higher at a Korean Language Institute of a university.
    • English proficiency: A score report from a recognized English proficiency test (TOEFL 530, CBT 197, iBT 71, IELTS 5.5, TEPS 600, CEFR B2, TOEIC 700 or higher)

      ※ Applicants do not need to submit an English score report if they are from a country whose native language is English.

Number of Admissions and Academic Departments

Number of Admissions

Number of Admissions: International student admissions are based on a departmental limit.

NOTE

  • The number of admissions for the School of Business Administration is around 7 students per semester.
  • The number of admissions for the School of Economics and Trade is around 5 students per semester.
  • The maximum number of admissions for the department of Korean Language and Literature Education is 3 students per semester.
  • The maximum number of admissions for the department of History Education is 1 student per semester
  • The maximum number of admissions for the department of Physics Education is 1 student per semester

Academic Departments

  • Applicants for departments marked in bold can apply for a 2nd preference.

Daegu Campus

Academic Departments
College Freshman Transfer (2nd preference not available)
Humanities Korean Language & Literature English Language & Literature Korean Language & Literature English Language & Literature
History Philosophy History Philosophy
French Language & Literature German Language & Literature French Language & Literature German Language & Literature
Chinese Language & Literature Archaeology & Anthropology Chinese Language & Literature Archaeology & Anthropology
Japanese Language & Literature Korean Literature in Chinese Characters Japanese Language & Literature Korean Literature in Classical Chinese
Russian Language & Literature Russian Language & Literature
Social Sciences [Political Science & Diplomacy] [Sociology] Political Science & Diplomacy Sociology
[Geography] Library & Information Science Geography Library & Information Science
Psychology [Social Welfare] Psychology Social Welfare
Mass Communication Mass Communication
Natural Sciences Mathematics [Physics] Mathematics Physics
[Chemistry] [Life Sciences (Biotechnology)] Chemistry Life Sciences(Biology)
[Earth System Science] [Life Sciences(Biology)] Life Sciences (Biotechnology) Statistics
[Statistics] Earth System Science (Geology) Earth System Science (Astronomy and Atmospheric Science)
Earth System Science (Oceanography)
Economics & Business Administration Economics & Trade Business Administration Economics & Trade Business Administration
Engineering Materials Science & Engineering [Mechanical Engineering] Materials Science & Engineering(Materials Science and Metallurgical Engineering) Materials Science & Engineering (Electronic Materials Engineering)
Applied Chemical Engineering Architecture (Architecture) Mechanical Engineering Civil Engineering
Civil Engineering Architecture (Architectural Engineering) Architecture & Civil Engineering (Architectural Engineering) Architecture & Civil Engineering (Architecture)
[Polymer Engineering] Textile System Engineering Applied Chemical Engineering (Applied Chemistry) Applied Chemical Engineering (Chemical Engineering)
Environmental Engineering Energy Engineering Polymer Engineering Textile System Engineering
Environmental Engineering Energy Engineering
IT Electronics Engineering Computer Science Electronics Engineering Computer Science
Electrical Engineering Computer Science (Global software Convergence) Electrical Engineering
Agriculture & Life Sciences [Applied Biosciences] [Food Science & Technology] Applied Biosciences Food Science & Technology
[Forest Sciences and Landscape Architecture] [Horticultural Sciences] Forest Sciences and Landscape Architecture (Wood & Paper Science) Forest Sciences and Landscape Architecture (Forestry)
[Agricultural Civil & Bio-Industrial Engineering] [Bio-fibers and Materials Science] Forest Sciences and Landscape Architecture (Landscape Architecture) Horticultural Science
[Agricultural Economics] Agricultural Civil & Bio-Industrial Engineering (Bio-Industrial Machinery Engineering) Agricultural Civil & Bio-Industrial Engineering (Agricultural Civil Engineering)
Bio-fibers and Materials Science Agricultural Economics
Music & Arts [Music] [Korean Traditional Music] Music Korean Traditional Music
Fine Arts Design Fine Arts
Teachers College Korean Language and Literature Education Physics Education N/A
History Education
Human Ecology Child Studies Clothing and Textiles Child Studies (Child and Family Studies) Child Studies (Child Studies)
[Food Science and Nutrition] Clothing and Textiles Food Science and Nutrition
Public Administration [Public Administration] Public Administration

SangJu Campus

Academic Departments
College Freshman Transfer (2nd preference not available)
Ecology & Environmental Science [Ecology & Environmental System] [Ecological Environment & Ecotourism (Applied Biology)] Ecology & Environmental System(Plant Resources and Environment) Ecology & Environmental System(Forest Environment and Resources)
[Leisure & Sports] [Ecological Environment & Ecotourism (Ecotourism)] Ecological Environment & Ecotourism(Applied Biology) Ecological Environment & Ecotourism(Ecotourism)
[Animal Science] [Animal Biotechnology] Horse/Companion and wild Animal Science Leisure & Sports
[Horse/Companion and wild Animal Science] Animal Science Animal Biotechnology
Science & Technology [Advanced Civil Environmental Engineering] [Precision Mechanical Engineering] Advanced Civil Environmental Engineering (Constructional Disaster Prevention Engineering) Advanced Civil Environmental Engineering(Civil Environmental Engineering)
[Automotive Engineering] [Software] Precision Mechanical Engineering Automotive Engineering (Environment Friendly Vehicle Engineering)
[Food and Food Service Industry] [Nano & Materials Science and Engineering] Automotive Engineering (Intelligent Vehicle Engineering) Software
[Convergence & Fusion System Engineering] [Textile Engineering & Fashion Design(Textile Engineering)] Food and Food service Industry Nano & Materials Science and Engineering(Energy Chemical Engineering)
[Textile Engineering & Fashion Design (Fashion Design)] Nano & Materials Science and Engineering (Advanced Materials Science & Engineering) Convergence & Fusion System Engineering (Aeronautical satellite system Engineering)
Convergence & Fusion System Engineering (Plant system Engineering) Textile Engineering & Fashion Design (Fashion Design)
Textile Engineering & Fashion Design (Textile Engineering)

NOTE

  • The Architecture (Major in Architecture) is a 5 year university program.
  • Students who are enrolled in the College of Engineering, College of IT, and Department of Agricultural Civil & Bio-industrial Engineering in the College of Agriculture & Life Sciences must complete the ABEEK (Accreditation Board for Engineering Education of Korea) program. Transfer students may take one or two semesters longer depending on their ABEEK requirements. ※ Except the major of Global Software Convergence
  • Applicants for the Department of Mass Communication must attend an in-person interview with a department representative in Korea.
  • The Departments of Design and Fine Arts accept new students in the spring semester only.
  • According to the Regulations for Student Enrollment at the College of Education, the acceptance rate of international students cannot exceed 10% of the admission quota, and transfer applicants will not be eligible to apply (freshman only).
  • Applicants for the Department of Music must complete a Performance Test
Performance Test for applicants for the Department of Music
Major Test Piece Time
Singing 1. One Italian song(free song)
2. One German song(free song)
Piano 1. One musical composition at F. Chopin Etude Op.10, Op.25
2. One fast musical composition at L. v. Beethoven Sonata (without repeating)
Composition 1. Composition : Writing a three-part piano song 180 minutes
2. Piano : One free song
Orchestra One fast movement at Concerto or one free song
  1. Performance must be played without looking at the score.
  2. Applicants must be accompanied by a pianist.
  3. Applicants must bring instruments except for piano.
  4. Contact the Department of Music at + 82-53-950-5656 for more details.

Application Schedule

Application Schedule
Spring semester 2018 Note
On-line applications open Nov. 1(Wed), 2017 ~
Nov. 10(Fri), 2017, 17:00
For online applications go to http://jinhakapply.com
Submit application documents Nov. 1(Wed), 2017 ~
Nov. 10(Fri), 2017, 18:00
Applicants should submit completed and printed application forms downloaded from the online application site along with supplementary documents.
Screening of application documents Nov.13(Mon), 2017 ~
Nov. 17(Fri), 2017
Applicants will be individually notified of screening results.
Interviews 1st preference department Nov. 21(Tue), 2017 ~
Nov. 29(Wed), 2017
2nd preference department by Dec. 8(Fri), 2017 Only for applicants who fail the department interview for their first preference
Supplementary documents submission by Dec. 13(Wed), 2017 Only for applicants who pass the department interview
Admissions Committee screening by Dec. 15(Fri), 2017
TOPIK Certificate submission by Dec. 22(Fri), 2017 Only for applicants who submit a test identification slip
Notification of admission results Dec. 28(Thu), 2017(expected) Results will be posted on the website of the Office of International Affairs at http://gp.knu.ac.kr
Payment of tuition fees 1st : Middle of Jan 2018
2nd : End of Feb 2018
Date to be announced
Verification documents submission by the end of Feb 2018

Procedure

Applications

On-line Applications

  • Deadline: Nov. 1(Wed), 2017 ~ Nov. 10(Fri), 2017, 17:00
  • Online application site : http://jinhakapply.com
  • You can automatically get an application number after completing the on-line application.

Submission of Application Documents

  • Deadline: Nov. 1(Wed), 2017 ~ Nov. 10(Fri), 2017, 18:00
  • Where to submit: Office of International Affairs
  • How to submit: Applicants should submit completed and printed application forms downloaded from the online application site along with supplementary documents. (Financial documents should be submitted after the department interview.)

Interviews

Period

  • First preference: Nov. 21(Tue), 2017 ~ Nov. 29(Wed), 2017
  • Second preference: by Dec. 8(Fri), 2017

How to interview

In-person interview or telephone interview with the department

  • Applicants will be individually notified of date and place for interviews.
  • Applicants who fail the department interview for their first preference will be interviewed for their second preference. (Transfer applicants do not have the option of a second preference.)

Required Documents

Application documents

Application documents
No. Freshman Transfer
1 Completed application form (printed version)
2 Statement of purpose and study plan (KNU format, in English or Korean)
3 Letters of recommendation (KNU format(English) / KNU format(Korean))

NOTE: Letters of recommendation must be sealed with recommender's signature on the envelope.

4 Graduation certificate (or proof of completion) and Official transcripts from high school(original)
5 Graduation certificate (or enrollment certificate) from university (original)
6 Official transcripts from previous university

NOTE: credits should be indicated on the transcript

7 English or Korean proficiency test result
8 Certificate of completion and transcript from Korean Language Institute (if applicable)
9 Copy of applicant's passport
10 Copy of Alien Registration Card (if applicable)
11 Certificate of parents’ nationality and parent-child relationship between the applicants and his/her parents.

NOTE

  • Applicants of Korean origin must submit “Certificate of Facts Concerning Entry and Exit” as well.
    • The certificate must contain complete records from birth to present and if there are any missing records, the applicant must submit the Certificate of Attendance corresponding with the vacant period along with the Certificate of Facts Concerning Entry and Exit.
    • If the applicant has modifications to their personal information(from being naturalized as a foreign citizen, change of name, issuance of a new passport, etc.), he or she must submit complete records of their entry and exit from birth to present including those records from prior to the applicable change.
    • If the applicant does not have the means to obtain the certificate and cannot receive assistance from someone residing in Korea, he or she must submit the Permission of Inquiry of Certificate of Entry and Exit as a substitute. Applicants are advised to check the accuracy of the information on the required from as applicants will take full responsibility for any problems or disadvantages arising from errors or omission of the necessary information on the form.
  • Applicants for the Department of Design must submit a portfolio of at least 10 pages and a certificate of completion from a Korean Language Institute indicating over one year of study.
  • Examples of relationship between the applicants and his or her parents
    • China: 户口本或是亲属关系公证,Philippines: Family Census, Indonesia: KARTU KELUARGA,
    • Bangladesh: 점머 까꺼즈 or 점마 싸이드티켓, Vietnam: SO HOKHAU or Giay khai sinh
    • Mongolia: 친족관계증명서, Pakistan: Family Certificate, Sri Lanka: 빠울러 서티피케이트
    • Myanmar: 가족관계증명서(잉타웅수사옌), Nepal: 전마달다
    • Kyrgyzstan/ Kazakhstan/ Uzbekistan/ Ukraine/ Thailand: 출생증명서
  • Documents in another language should be accompanied by a notarized Korean or English translation.

Financial Documents

  • Applicants who pass the department interview must submit financial documents.
  • Deadline: by Dec. 13(Wed), 2017
  • Required documents

    (1) For applicants who have a financial guarantor (e.g. Parents, etc.)

    • Bank Statement showing a minimum of US$18,000(Original)
      • a bank certificate valid until March 2018.
    • Employment certificate and certificate of income of your financial guarantor (Original)
    • Employment certificate and certificate of income of your financial guarantor (Original)
    • the pledge of Financial Support [attachment 3]

    (2) For applicants who can receive a scholarship from another institution

    • a certificate/letter of scholarship confirmation from the institution

    ※ if the scholarship is less than US$18,000, Additional financial documents must be submitted.

Verification Documents

  • All successful applicants must submit the verification documents.
  • Deadline: by the end of Feb. 2018
  • Required documents: select one of the documents as below.
    • Apostille Certificates (Please refer to [Attachment 1])
    • Verified by the Korean Embassy in other countries or the Embassy in Korea

      Note: Failure to submit the verification documents by the deadline may result in cancellation of admission.

Application Fee

Application fee

₩60,000 (Korean currency)

How to pay

  • The application fee should be paid using the on-line application program.

    NOTE: Please refer to the on-line instructions when you do the on-line application.

  • If the application fee is not paid during the application period, the application will be canceled.
  • You can get the application number after the application fee has been paid.

    NOTE: It is not possible to revise the contents of the application after the application fee has been paid.

Scholarships and Benefits

TOPIK Scholarships for New students

  • A level 3 “TOPIK” certificate: Scholarships for 25% of the Tuition fee for the first semester
  • A level 4 “TOPIK” certificate: Scholarships for 40% of the Tuition fee for the first semester
  • A level 5, 6 “TOPIK” certificate: Scholarships for 80% of the Tuition fee for the first semester

TOPIK Scholarships for enrolled students

  • Those who currently don’t have a “TOPIK” certificate or have a level 3 “TOPIK” certificate can get scholarships after getting a “TOPIK” certificate for level 4 or higher.

Scholarships for Academic Excellence

  • Top 7% of all international students receive an 80% scholarship for the following semester.
  • Top 30% of all international students receive a 20% scholarship for the following semester.

The students who enter the dormitory will be exempted of dormitory fees for room and board for the first semester after admission.

Important Notes for Applicants

  1. All documents should be in Korean or English. Documents in another language should be accompanied by a notarized Korean or English translation.
  2. If any required documents are found to be false or counterfeit, your application will be canceled.
  3. Any applicant submitting a certificate of expected graduation must submit the original copy of the graduation certificate before beginning their first semester at KNU.
  4. The Office of International Affairs is not responsible for application cancellation due to incorrect contact information (address and phone number)
  5. If an applicant’s visa is not issued or is rejected, his or her application will be canceled.
  6. Applicants receiving a scholarship more than US$18,000 from another institution are not required to submit a certificate of financial guarantee; however, they must submit a certificate/letter of confirmation from the institution that will pay their tuition during their period of study at KNU.
  7. No submitted documents or application fees will be returned to the applicant. (Original copies of certificates of graduation will be returned after the screening process is completed.)
  8. Please complete your application in advance to avoid a system overload on the last day of the application period,
  9. As of March 2015, foreign students who are admitted to the university or enrolled at KNU must have Korean health insurance or health insurance from an insurance provider in their own country.

Tuition Fees (Per semester as of 2017)

Daegu Campus

Tuition Fees
College Entrance Fees General Tuition Total(KRW)
Humanities Other departments ₩166,500 ₩1,781,000 ₩1,947,500
Archaeology & Anthropology ₩166,500 ₩1,828,500 ₩1,995,000
Social Sciences ₩166,500 ₩1,819,000 ₩1,995,500
Natural Sciences / Human Ecology ₩166,500 ₩2,179,000 ₩2,345,500
Economics & Business Administration / Public Administration ₩166,500 ₩1,754,000 ₩1,920,500
Engineering / IT ₩166,500 ₩2,331,000 ₩2,497,500
Agriculture & Life Sciences Other departments ₩166,500 ₩2,179,000 ₩2,345,500
Agricultural Economics ₩166,500 ₩1,781,000 ₩1,947.500
Music & Arts Other departments ₩166,500 ₩2,410,000 ₩2,576,500
Nursing ₩166,500 ₩2,240,000 ₩2,406,500

Sangju Campus

Tuition Fees
College Entrance Fees General Tuition Total(KRW)
Ecology & Environmental Science Other departments ₩166,500 ₩2,179,000 ₩2,345,500
Ecological Environment Ecotourism(Ecotourism) ₩166,500 ₩1,781,000 ₩1,947,500
Science & Technology Other departments ₩166,500 ₩2,331,000 ₩2,497,500
Food and Food-service Industry ₩166,500 ₩2,179,000 ₩2,345,500

Dormitory Fees (As of 2017)

Room & Board Fees Note
Spring Semester Fall Semester Summer Vacation Winter Vacation
Room 2 persons in a room ₩464,000 ₩460,000 ₩225,000 ₩352,000
Board ₩730,400 ₩704,000 ₩446,600 ₩426,800 3 meals a day
  • The Office of International Affairs will support the dormitory fees for room and board for the first semester only for freshmen who enter the dormitory.
  • Homepage of Dormitory : http://dorm.knu.ac.kr

Contact us

Ziyu Zhou (Ms.), Office of International Affairs
Address: 80 Daehak-ro, Daegu, 41566, Korea Office of International Affairs, Kyungpook National Affairs (Global Plaza Room No. 608)
Tel) +82-53-950-2434, Fax) +82-53-950-2419, Email)

[Attachment 1] [Attachment 2] [Attachment 3]