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Admission

Qualification & Documents

Qualification for Application

  • For foreigners with foreign parents or those who completed an entire curriculum of 16 years or more in a foreign country equivalent to elementary, junior and high school as well as a university in Korea, those possessing linguistic (Korean or English) proficiency at a certain level will be able to attend lectures of the relevant department.
  • Master’s Programs

    Those graduated or expect to graduate from a 4-year college (university) in Korea or abroad
  • Doctoral Programs

    Those who obtained or expect to obtain a Master’s degree from a graduate school in Korea or abroad
  • Master’s/Doctoral Integrated Programs

    Those who graduated or expect to graduate from a 4-year college (university) in Korea or abroad

Language Ability Requirement

Each department and major has different language ability requirement.
Please check the admission guideline.

Language Ability Requirement
Type Language Ability Requirment
A
  • ①Those who have level 4 or above in the Test of Proficiency in Korean(TOPIK)

    OR

  • ② Those who have English score above 530 in TOEFL PBT, 197 in TOEFL CBT, 71 in TOEFL iBT, 5.5 in IELTS, B2 in CEFR, 600 in TEPS, 234 in NEW TEPS

If the applicants' country uses English as mother tongue or an official language, applicants can substitute certificate of higher education with English as a medium of instruction for official language score.

B
  • Those who have level 4 or above of TOPIK are only allowed to apply.
  • The minimum level is higher than level 4 for some departments and majors

Required Documents

  • A written pledge of guarantee for overseas study expenses by a financial supporter(It may be replaced with an application form for admission and the signature of a guarantor is necessary)
  • Every applicants have to register on-line application through the website also. Detailed information will be noticed in the application period(http://grad-e.ajou.ac.kr)
Required Documents
Documents MD PhD Integrated Notes
1. Application Form for Admssion
  • Every applicants have to register on-line application through the web-site from StudyinKorea
  • Detailed information/link will be noticed in the application period (http://grad-e.ajou.ac.kr)
  • ※ A financial affidavit is included in the application form and the financial supporter-person or organization-must sign on the application form
2. Color Photo
  • 3.5*4.5cm(White background)
3. Undergraduate Transcript
  • Original or Notarized certificates in English or Korean
  • Transcripts must contain credits and obtained scores(marks) of each subject, C.G.P.A.(Cumulative Grade Point Average, 4.0/4.3/4.5) or percentage of applicant's total grade the whole program
4. Graduate Transcript - -
5. Undergraduate Diploma

Additionally required documents for the applicants graduated from overseas university

  1. Chinese Students(Choose 1)
    • Original English degree certirfication report issued by China Higher Education Student Information and Career Center(CHESICC: https://www.chsi.com.cn) AND original copy of diploma notarized in Korean or English.

      Applicants who submit these documents must additionally submit original diploma approved by Korean embassy in China or Chinese Embassy in Korea after they get admitted.

    • Diploma approved by the Korean Embassy in China
    • Diploma approved by the Chinese Embassy in Korea
  2. International students, except Chinese(Choose 1)
    • Diploma accredited by Apostille
    • Diploma approved by the Korean Embassy in students' country
    • Diploma approved by the Embassy of students’ country in Korea
6. Graduate Diploma - -
7. Study Plan

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  • Designated Form
8. Confirmation letter of Pre- contacting with a professor for admission

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  • Professor who applicants pre-contacted for admission will prepare and submit it to Graduate School Office
  • Check the requirements of pre-contatct on the admission brochure
9. Letter of Recommendation
  • Letter of Recommendation from the academic advisor(or Chief of department or dean of college) of the university graduated from
10. Financial Certifications
  1. A Financial guarantor’s bank statement (from the applicant’s own country or a resident of Korea with a record of continuous deposits for 1 month or more) worth US$20,000

    This deposit must be in the applicant’s or parents' or spouse’name (If the financial guarantor is parents or a spouse, the relevant part in an application form should be signed by them.)

  2. Applicants who get Scholarships from government or other institutions except Ajou University : Certificate of a scholarship payment for tuition and living expense
  3. If the financial guarantor is a faculty member of the Ajou university, there is no document that the applicant has to sumbit
    (If the applicant is successful, the department will prepare(issue) some documents for the applicant to use them when he or she applies for the visa.)
11. Photocopy of Applicant’s Passport
  • Photocopy of Certificate of Alien Registration(confined to foreign residents in Korea)
12. Certificate of Language Proficiency
  • English: TOEFL,TEPS,IELTS,CEFR
  • Korean: TOPIK

    It is mandatory to submit level 4 or above of TOPIK for some departments and majors.(Please refer to Language Ability Requirement)

  • In order to enter the degree program for 2020 Fall semester, applicants who aren’t satisfied with the language requirement at the time of application must submit the language score by July 31, 2020.

    Required documents for those who do not submit the language transcript in application: Application Sheet(or test identification slip) of official language test and Confirmation of Insufficient Language Proficieny (applied to both an applicant and professor) (Designated form) (DOWNLOADCLIPCLIP)

  • Only valid language proficiency tests are accepted.

    Please check the expiration date on the certificate of language test result. The expiration date must be valid until September 2nd, 2020

  • Certificate for Admission can be issued and sent to students after they submit their official language score and prove that they are satisfy the language requirement.
  • A student whose official language or mother tongue is English can replace the official language transcript with a certificate to show your higher education was entirely taken in English.
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Certificate of Admission can be issued and sent to students after they submit their official language score and prove that they are satisfy the language requirement

Documents to Confirm Eligibility (Either of two below)

Documents to Confirm Eligibility (Either of two below)
Type of Eligibility Documents
Foreign nationals whose parents are of foreign nationality
  • Each parent’s certificate of foreign nationality(certificate of naturalization or passport)
  • Photocopy of Certificate of Alien Registration(if residing in Korea)
Overseas Koreans and foreigners who completed an entire curriculum for a period of 16 years or more in foreign countries

Does not apply if the applicant is a foreigner whose parents are of foreign nationality.

  • Diplomas from elementary, junior high and high schools and official transcripts of all grades