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Graduate

Eligibility

On-line application

Master's Programs and Combined Master’s / Doctoral Programs(refer to Academic Departments)

  • International applicants must meet all of the following requirements:
    • He or she holds (or is about to hold) a Bachelor’s degree
    • He or she is not a citizen of Korea
    • His or her parents are not citizens of Korea

    ※ Applicants who hold dual Korean citizenship are prohibited from applying. Citizenship status is determined as that which is held at the date of the application deadline.

  • Applicants of Korean origin must meet all of the following requirements:
    • He or she received their entire elementary, junior high, high school, and undergraduate education outside of Korea at a comparable and equivalent level to that which is provided in Korea
    • He or she holds (or is about to hold) a Bachelor’s degree

    ※ Applicants who hold dual Korean citizenship are prohibited from applying. Citizenship status is determined as that which is held at the date of the application deadline.

Doctoral Programs(refer to Academic Departments)

  • International applicants must meet all of the following requirements:
    • He or she holds (or is about to hold) a Master’s degree
    • He or she is not a citizen of Korea
    • His or her parents are not citizens of Korea

    ※ Applicants who hold dual Korean citizenship are prohibited from applying. Citizenship status is determined as that which is held at the date of the application deadline.

  • Applicants of Korean origin must meet all of the following requirements:
    • He or she received their entire elementary, junior high, high school, and undergraduate education outside of Korea at a comparable and equivalent level to that which is provided in Korea
    • He or she holds (or is about to hold) a Master’s degree

    ※ Applicants who hold dual Korean citizenship are prohibited from applying. Citizenship status is determined as that which is held at the date of the application deadline.

Eligibility for Language Proficiency

(Master’s Programs, Doctoral Programs, Master’s and Combined Master’s/ Doctoral Programs)

  • Applicants must provide one of the following as proof of language proficiency:
    • Korean proficiency: A "TOPIK" certificate for level 3 or higher
    • English proficiency: A score report from a recognized English proficiency test such as - TOEFL 530(CBT 197, iBT 71), IELTS 5.5, CEFR B2, TEPS 600점, TOEIC 700 or higher
    • Be a native English speaker
    • A confirmation letter of English or Korean proficiency issued by the department after the initial admission interview. (November 21 to 29)

※ Applicants who want to apply for the following departments MUST meet required conditions

Eligibility for language proficiency
Department Eligibility for language proficiency
Graduate School Korean Language & Literature TOPIK level 5 or higher
History/Philosophy/Pubic Administration/Sociology/Design/Business Administration/Fine Arts TOPIK level 4 or higher
Mass Communication/Geography TOPIK level 4 or higher
(※ interviews by telephone or internet are not acceptable)
Psychology TOPIK level 5 or higher;or ② ③ ④ stated in Eligibility, 3 (※ interviews by telephone or internet are not acceptable)
Economics/International Trade TOPIK level 3 or higher
Nursing Meet both ① and ② stated in Eligibility, 3
Graduate School of International Studies Korean Culture Studies TOPIK level 3 or higher
Teaching Korean as a Foreign Language TOPIK level 5 or higher

Number of Admissions & Academic Departments

  • Number of Admissions : International student admissions are based on a departmental limit.
  • Academic Departments : See Appendix 1

Admission Procedure

Flow Chart of Procedures

  1. ApplicationAccept application documents
  2. ScreeningScreen qualification for application
  3. Department InterviewDepartment Interview
  4. Screening CommitteeAdmissions Committee Screening
  5. Screening by Council of Graduate SchoolFinal Screening for Admission
  6. Notification of admission resultAnnounce admission results, issue Certificate of Admission and Registration

Schedule of Procedures

Schedule of procedures
Procedures Time Remarks
Online Application Nov 1(Wed) ~ Nov 10(Fri) 17:00 Refer to KNU website (http://en.knu.ac.kr)
Submission of Application Documents Nov 1(Wed) ~ Nov 10(Fri) 18:00 to Office of International Affairs (Global Plaza 6F), Required documents ①~⑪
Screening of Qualifications for Application By November 17(Fri), 2017 by Office of International Affairs. Unsuccessful applicants will be notified at this stage.
Department Interviews Nov 21(Tue) ~ Nov 29(Wed), 2017 Departments will provide notice (with an interview schedule if available)
Admissions Committee Screening By December 15(Fri), 2017
Submission of Financial Documents Dec 13 (Wed) ~ Dec 22(Fri) Applicants who can provide financial documents indicating funds of USD18,000 or more can submit the documents with the application forms.
Graduate School Council Screening By December 22(Fri), 2017
Notification of Admission Results December 28(Thur), 2017 expected http://gp.knu.ac.kr (Korean)
http://en.knu.ac.kr (English)
Registration Early of January in 2018 (First chance), Late of February in 2018 (Second chance) Applicants can receive an invoice from the Office of International Affairs
Submission of Verification Documents By February 27(Tue), 2018

※ Please refer to the site (http://en.knu.ac.kr, click 'admission') for online application

Application Procedure

Application period

  • On-line Application: November 1(Wed) ~ November 10(Fri) in 2017, by 17:00
  • Application Site: To be announced at a later date on the KNU website. (http://en.knu.ac.kr)
  • Application Number: Automatically created after you complete the on-line application.

Submission of Application:

All required documents should be submitted to the Office of International Affairs using one of the following methods:

    • In person
    • By Post (either express or regular registered post-mail)
  • Application Period: November 1(Wed) ~ November 10(Fri) in 2017, by 18:00
  • Where to Submit: The Office of International Affairs at Kyungpook National University (Global Plaza 6F, Room 608)
  • How to Submit: Applicants should submit completed and printed application forms downloaded from the online application site, along with required documents ①~⑪ in section Required Documents. (Financial documents should be submitted after the department interview, except for applicants who can submit financial documents indicating funds of USD18,000 or more.

※ All required documents must be submitted by the last day of the application period.

Required Documents

Additional Application Documents (After completing the online application)

Schedule of procedures
Master’s / Combined Master’s & Doctoral Program Doctoral Program
① Completed application form (print through online application and submit with other documents)
② Statement of Purpose and study plan (KNU format, on KNU website, in English or Korean)
③ One Letter of recommendation from a professor at a previously attended university (KNU format(English) / KNU format(Korean) on KNU website) NOTE: A Letter of recommendation must be sealed with the recommender's signature on the envelope.
④ Certificate of Degree (Embassy notarized copies or original) ④ Certificate of Degree (Embassy notarized copies or original) - both Undergraduate and Master's
⑤ Graduation certificates from universities attended previously (Embassy notarized or original copies) ⑤ Graduation certificates from universities attended previously - both Undergraduate and Master's (Embassy notarized or original copies)
NOTE: If you are currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program, you should submit an official document that indicates your expected date of graduation.
⑥ Official transcripts from universities attended previously (Embassy notarized or original copies) ⑥ Official transcripts from universities attended previously - both Undergraduate and Master's for Doctoral program (Embassy notarized or original copies)
⑦ English proficiency test results or Korean proficiency test results
※ Only accepted if expiry date is after November 10, 2017. ※ Will not be accepted after application period
⑧ Certificate of enrollment and transcript at a Korean Language Institute (if applicable)
⑨ Copy of applicant's alien registration card, front and back (if applicable)
⑩ Copy of applicant's passport (page with photo and passport number)
⑪ Full birth certificate or Family Census Register
  • ※ All required documents should be submitted along with one additional photocopy.
  • ※ ⑪ Full Birth Certificate or Family Census Register : Official documents indicating parents' nationality and relationship between the applicants and his/her parents.
  • Examples of Family Census Register
    China : 户口本或是亲属关系公证, the Philippines : Family Census, Indonesia : KARTU KELUARGA, Bangladesh : 점머 까꺼즈 또는 점마 싸이드티켓, Vietnam : So Ho Khau or Giay khai sinh, Mongolia : 친족관계증명서, Pakistan : Family Certificate, Sri Lanka : 빠울러 서티피케이트, Myanmar : 가족관계증명서(잉타웅수사옌), Nepal : 전마달다, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan․Uzbekistan․Ukraine․Thailand : 출생증명서(Birth Certificate)
  • ※ Documents in another language(except Korean and English) should be accompanied with a notarized translation in Korean or English.
  • ※ Only documents that have been notarized in the previous 6 months will be accepted.

Financial Documents

  • For whom: Applicants who have passed Admissions Committee Screening
  • Required Financing Amount: USD18,000 or higher
  • Submission Period: December 13 (Wed) to December 22 (Fri), 2017.

    ※ Applicants who can submit the financial documents indicating support funds of USD18,000 or higher can submit the document with the other application documents.

  • Required documents must meet one of the following ①, ②, ③ :
    • ① If the applicant is the financial guarantor self-financing the cost of study
      • Submit the original bank certificate of deposit balance (in English) showing a minimum of USD18,000.
      • ※ Must be issued within 30 days prior to the submission date. If there is an expiration date on the documents, it is valid till the expiration date. (The deposit should remain in place until March 2018).

    • ② If the financial guarantor is a parent or another person
      • Submit the original bank certificate of deposit balance (in English) showing a minimum of USD18,000.
      • Employment Certificate or Business Registration Certificate from a financial guarantor, and Property Taxation Certificate from a financial guarantor (Korean or English)
      • Pledge of Financial Support from a financial guarantor (signatured with financial guarantor, KNU format on KNU website)
      • ※ Issued within 30 days prior to the submission date.

        ※ If an academic advisor is the financial guarantor, the academic advisor's certificate of financial support and his/her employment certificate can be substituted for the above documents. (KNU format will be provided to academic advisors directly upon request)

    • ③ Scholarship Certificate from other organization
      • If applicants are financially supported from their own countries’ government or another organization
      • ※ If the total amount of scholarship or support funds is less than USD18,000, the applicant will have to submit the original bank certificate of deposit balance for the remaining amount as required per ① or ②.

Academic Degree Verification Documents

  • For whom: Final successful applicants
  • When: by February 27(Tue), 2018
  • Required documents: Successful applicants must submit one of the following ①,②,③ documents
    • ① Apostille Certificate of your previous academic documents
    • ② Documents verified by the Korean Embassy in other countries or the Embassy in Korea
    • ③ Documents confirmed by the China Academic Degree & Graduate Education Development Center(Only for applicants who hold a degree from universities in China)

※ Applicants who graduated from Universities in Korea can submit a copy of the degree instead of verified copies.

Application Fee

₩60,000 (Korean Currency)

  • The application fee should be paid using the on-line payment system.
  • Failure to pay the application fee during the application period will result in cancellation.
  • You can get the application number after payment of the application fee.

※ NOTE: It is not possible to revise the contents of the application after payment.

Scholarships (KNU International Graduate Scholarships) and Benefits

Qualifications

Students recommended by departments

Number of Selected Applicants

  • New international students: up to 70 applicants based on 100% tuition payment
  • Enrolled students: up to 210 applicants based on 100% tuition payment

Procedure

  1. Department Screening
  2. Office of International Affairs
  3. Department
  1. Department Screening: Recommend KINGS students by their ranking
  2. Office of International Affairs: Assign number of 100% tuition fee waivers to every department
  3. Department: Select KINGS students as 100% or 50% tuition fee waiver based on the number of assigned 100% tuition fee waivers

※ Professors will recommend students for KINGS based on their academic performance, language ability, etc.

Related Information for Enrolled Students

  • Benefits: 100% or 50% of tuition fees waived
  • Scholarship students will be selected every semester up to the 4th semester contingent on the following
    • New international students: academic performance (i.e. grades), language ability, knowledge of major, etc.
    • Enrolled students:
      • ① Having Insurance
      • ② Receiving higher than a B0 grade in the previous semester
  • Scholarship beneficiaries will be selected every semester.

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 Kyungpook National University.
  4. The Office of International Affairs is not responsible for application cancellation due to incorrect contact information (such as address and phone number, etc.).
  5. If an applicant’s visa is not issued or is rejected, his or her application will be canceled.
  6. Applicants receiving a scholarship from another institution are not required to submit a certificate of financial guarantee; however, they must submit a certificate/letter from the institution confirming that they will pay your tuition during your period of study at Kyungpook National University.
  7. No submitted documents or application fees will be returned to the applicant. (Original copies of certificates of degree will be returned after the screening process is completed.)

Contact us

Address : Office of International Affairs, Kyungpook National University (Global Plaza, Room No. 608) 80 Daehak-ro, Bukgu, Daegu, 41566, Republic of Korea
Homepage : http://en.knu.ac.kr
Person in charge : Ms. Haejin Shin
Tel: 053-950-2436, Fax: 053-950-2419, E-mail: admission@knu.ac.kr

Tuition Fees (per semester)

Daegu CampusFor 2017 Spring semester

Tuition Fees
Department Entrance Fees General Tuition Total(KRW)
Humanities / Social Sciences ₩186,500 ₩2,207,000 ₩2,393,500
Natural Sciences / Physical Education (including department of Nursing, Biomedical Science, Dental Science) ₩186,500 ₩2,842,500 ₩3,029,000
Engineering ₩186,500 ₩2,903,500 ₩3,090,000
Music & Arts ₩186,500 ₩3,495,000 ₩3,681,500
Music & Arts (Korean Classical Music, Music) ₩186,500 ₩3,610,000 ₩3,796,500
Medicine(Master) ₩186,500 ₩4,107,500 ₩4,294,000
Medicine(Doctor) ₩186,500 ₩4,209,000 ₩4,395,500
Dentistry(Master) ₩186,500 ₩4,107,500 ₩4,294,000
Dentistry(Doctor) ₩186,500 ₩4,209,000 ₩4,395,500
Veterinary Medicine(Master, Doctor) ₩186,500 ₩4,006,000 ₩4,192,500
Pharmacy ₩186,500 ₩3,153,500 ₩3,340,000
Law School(Doctor) ₩186,500 ₩2,207,000 ₩2,393,500
Graduate School of International Studies ₩186,500 ₩2,323,000 ₩2,509,500

※Note: total amounts may be subject to change

Sangju Campus

Tuition Fees
Department Entrance Fees General Tuition Total(KRW)
Natural Sciences / Physical Education ₩186,500 ₩2,842,500 ₩3,029,000
Engineering ₩186,500 ₩2,903,500 ₩3,090,000

※ Note: total amounts may be subject to change

[Appendix 1] [Appendix 2] [Appendix 3]