Admission Information

Degree Programs and Majors

Degree Programs and Majors: Programs, Divisions, Majors, Medium of Instruction, Minimum Language Requirement
Programs Divisions Majors Medium of Instruction Minimum Language Requirement
Master's or Doctoral Degree Humanities
  • Korean History
  • Diplomatics and Bibliography
  • Philosophy
  • Korean Linguistics · Korean Literature
Korean TOPIK level 4
Culture and Arts
  • Anthropology · Folklore
  • Religious Studies
  • Musicology
  • Art History
  • Cultural Informatics · Human Geography
Social Sciences
  • Political Science
  • Sociology
  • Education
  • Ethics
  • Economics
Global Korean Studies Korean Classics and Global Communication
(An interdisciplinary program)
Master’s Degree Global Korean Studies Korean Culture and Society English TOEFL 80
New TEPS 301*

Applicants who are from a country where English is an official language or obtained a degree at a university or a graduate school whose medium of instruction was English are exempt from the English language requirement.

  • Coursework period is 2 years for a Master's degree program and 3 years for a doctoral degree program.
  • An academic year consists of two semesters and courses are provided for 15 weeks per semester. A spring semester begins in March, a fall semester in September.
  • Most courses are taught in Korean, while courses in Korean Culture & Society major are provided in English.


Applicants must meet all of the following qualifications as of the application deadline.

  • A foreign national or a Korean national residing overseas
    A Korean national must have completed education outside of Korea which is compatible with Korea’s elementary, middle, high school and college education.
  • A bachelor’s degree or a Master’s degree holder at the start of the desired semester
  • Proficient either in Korean or in English depending on the major he/she applied for

Admission Timeline

Admission Timeline: Steps, Timeline
Steps Timeline
Admission for Spring Semester Admission for Fall Semester
Announcement of Application Guidelines Early September Early March
Application Deadline Early October Early April
Results Announcement Mid December Mid June
Beginning of Semester March 1st September 1st