2024 Spring Undergraduate Admission Guide for International Students

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2024 Spring Undergraduate Admission Guide for International Students 


The International Exchange Team is pleased to announce the admission of undergraduate international freshmen and transfer students for the first semester of the 2024 academic year as follows.


1. Eligibility  




Both applicant and parents must be foreign nationals



Completed (or expected to complete) 12 years primary and secondary education equivalent to Korean primary, middle, and high school education, in Korea or overseas

Transfer (2nd year)

Graduated from a junior college (2- or 3-year college) or completed at least one year of a 4-year regular university

(Completion of at least 25 credits)

Transfer (3rd year)

Graduated from a junior college (2- or 3-year college) or completed at least 2 years of a 4-year regular university

(Completion of at least 60 credits)

Korean Proficiency


Those who have enough Korean language proficiency to take undergraduate courses

Transfer (2nd or 3rd year)

Those who meet one of the following requirements:

·TOPIK(Korean Proficiency Test) level 3 or higher

·Completion of level 3 or higher of the Korean Language Course at Kwangwoon University

·Completion of level 3 or higher of the Korean language course at another university

·Pass on Korean written test at Kwangwoon University


2. Admission Schedule  



1st Round

2nd Round


Online Application and Document Submission





Online Application (by 18:00 of the closing date)

온라인접수사이트 연결 

Document submission:

  - Visit the office or send by post (can be accepted if received before the deadline)

Address: 20, Kwangwoon-ro, Donghae Arts Center, Office of International Affairs, Room #114

Nowon-gu, Seoul

South Korea


Admission Exam



Korean language test

 Time and place to be announced (online test)

Final Admission Results Announcement



Notice on the school website after 17:00






Tuition payment: Bank designated by the university

Admission Letters


After 2024.01.17 (Wed)

After 2024.01.24 (Wed)


Student Orientation

Mid-February 2024

 Time and place to be announced later

Semester Start Day

2024.03.04 (Mon)


 * The schedule above is subject to change due to circumstances within and outside the university


3. Academic Departments  




Electronics and Information Engineering

Electronic Engineering


Electronics and Communications Engineering


 Electronic Convergence Engineering


 Electrical Engineering


Electronic Materials Engineering


Semiconductor System Engineering

Semiconductor System Engineering

AI Convergence

Robotics - Information and Control Intelligent System

Information and Control Intelligent System

Robotics - AI Robotics

AI Robotics

Computer and Information Engineering

Smart computing and systems engineering, Smart information engineering


System Software, Artificial Intelligence

Information Convergence

Visual Technology, Data Science


Architecture (5 years*


Architectural Engineering


Chemical Engineering


Environmental Engineering


Natural Sciences



Electrical & Biological Physics




Convergence Sports Science


Humanities and Social Sciences

Korean Language and Literature


English Language and Industry


Media and Communication

Media and Information, Interactive Media Communication, Strategic Communication

Industrial Psychology


Northeast Asia Cultural Industries

Cultural Exchange, Cultural Contents Development

Law and Public Policy

Public Administration



General Law, Business Law, Science and Technology Law

International Studies

International Area Studies


Business Administration

Business Administration

International Trade

International Trade

*  Transfer students in the second and third years of the Architecture program (5-year program) can only apply if their major was 'Architecture' at their previous university.

*Introduction of the colleges and departments:


4. Documents for submission    


Document for submission




Application form

 Printed after online application (


Educational background check consent form

 Printed after online application


Official high school diploma (or expected date of graduation)


Transcript of all years of high school



Community College/University diploma (Certificate of Completion)



Transcript of all years of college/university

Translation (Korean or English language) must be submitted.

Transcripts must include grades and credits for all years. (Application not accepted if credits are not stated)



Certificate on highest level of education

Freshmen Admission applicant: High school graduation certificate

Transfer Admission applicant: Community college/university graduation certificate (If you are currently in college, please submit an additional high school graduation certificate)


Copy of applicant’s passport


Copy of alien registration card (front, back)

Mandatory submission if you are registered as an alien and are staying in Korea


Certificate of family relationship

Nationality other than China: birth certificate or certificate of family


Chinese Nationality: notarized translation of copy of family registry, family

 relationship certificate


Copy of the applicant and parent’s identification cards


Original certificate of bank statement with balance more than KRW 20,000,000

(applicant or parent)

Choose one of the following

 - Korean bank balance certificate and transaction statement for recent 3

 months (as of the date of application submission)

 - Overseas bank balance certificate (certificate must be valid after the date of admission))


Certificate of Korean language proficiency

Test of Proficiency in Korean (TOPIK) certificate

Korean language course completion certificate of completion (grades) and attendance certificate

 (required for D-4 visa holders)


Application fee KRW 130,000

Payable upon online application (credit card payment or bank


 : Required, X: Not required, : Required only for an eligible applicant

 In principle, all documents must be submitted in original form, and all submitted documents and application fees will not be returned.

 Any document that is not in Korean or English must be translated into Korean or English and notarized before submission.

 Additional documents may be requested in addition to the above.

 Regarding certificates evidencing the highest level of education:

    - Non-Chinese nationals: Submit the graduation certificate with an "Apostille Confirmation" issued by the government agency of the relevant country, or "Consular Confirmation" or "Overseas Educational Institution Confirmation" from the Korean consulate in the relevant country.


 - Chinese nationality

1)   General High School: Submit a certificate (in English) from the China Credentials Verification Center of the Ministry of Education in China CHSI ( for graduation.

2)   Vocational High Schools








 Regular Specialized Secondary Schools

1. Notarized translation of graduation certificate issued by local education authorities, confirmation of school information by the Korean consulate in China

2. Notarized translation of graduation certificate issued by the school (Verified by Province Office of Education (City Education Bureau)) Confirmation of school information by the Korean Consulate in China

Choose 1

  Vocational High Schools

Adult Specialized

Secondary Schools

  Skilled Workers Schools

Official website of the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security (  Confirmation by the Korean Consulate in China

  * Recognized only when authenticity can be verified online.


Other accredited high schools

(Schools not included in the above schools (international high school, art high school, etc.))

Notarized translation of graduation certificate issued by the school, confirmation of Establishment Permit by the Korean consulate in China. (Certificate of business unit law or license for private board school). Copies must be submitted (however, only academic education courses are accepted, no notarization is required).


*  School information verification form: Kwangwoon University Office of International Affairs website ( > 자료실(resources) > 각종 양식(various forms) > Check forms

 * It takes about 30 days to issue a certificate, so please apply and prepare in advance.

 * The submitted certificate will not be returned, and the applicant must prepare the necessary documents for issuance or change of visa.


5. Application path


Application step

Application guidelines

General Application

 Document Screening & Admission Exam

 Document Screening & Korean language proficiency test

 The written exam tests Korean language proficiency (TOPIK level 3). Students who have TOPIK level 3 or higher or who have completed Level 4 (Intermediate 2) or higher of the Korean language course at the university are exempted from the written test.

 Those who fail the written exam can be admitted conditionally if they wish

Conditional Application

Document Screening

 Conditionally admitted applicants must register for Korean language courses offered by the Kwangwoon Center of Korean Language and Culture. Conditionally admitted students can start undergraduate course from the next semester upon submission of TOPIK level 3 (level 4 for transfer to the 3rd year) or higher or complete the Intermediate 2 (Advanced 1 for transfer to the 3rd year) from Kwangwoon Center of Korean Language and Culture

 The grace period for conditional acceptance cannot exceed 2 years

 Applicants who have passed conditionally cannot change their status of residence to Study Abroad (D-2)

 Admission may be canceled if the applicant is unable to stay in Korea legally due to the change of visa status or failure to obtain a visa extension

* Even if you do not have proficiency in Korean, you can apply for an undergraduate degree through conditional admission. 


6. Selection criteria

  A. General criteria

   - In case of a no-show in the written examination, the applicant will be rejected.

   - Applicants who do not meet the qualifications for application will be rejected regardless of their grades, and the admission will be canceled if found later.

  B. Criteria for selection of successful candidates

   - A small number of people will be selected only for those who pass the document screening and written test.  

    - Among those who pass the written test (including those who are exempted), a predetermined number of people will be selected in order of document verification scores, TOPIK score, and the written test score.

   - Applicants with insufficient academic performance will not be selected regardless of the number of applicants.


7. Notes for applicants

  A. If the information on the submitted documents is found to be false or passed through other fraudulent methods, admission will be canceled, and if such facts are found after admission, admission may be canceled even while enrolled in school.

  B. Documents to be submitted are not returned to the applicant, and documents required for visa issuance or change must be prepared by the applicant himself/herself.

  C. Applicants are responsible for any disadvantages incurred by the applicants due to errors in the application form.

  D. The contact information listed on the application form must be contactable at all times during the selection period, and the applicant is responsible for any disadvantages that may occur if contact is lost due to errors or changes in phone numbers and addresses.

  E. Among the final successful candidates, those who are expected to graduate or to complete their studies must submit their graduation or completion certificate to the Office of International Affairs by August 08, 2023 (Fri).


8. University introduction video

  - Kwangwoon University Global YouTube Channel (, Korean, English, Vietnamese, Chinese, Russian, Japanese languages


     홍보영상 연결 


9. For more information, please check the application guidelines from the attachment or contact Office of International Affairs, Donghae Arts Center, Room # 114 ( 02-940-5016, 5308)



Office of International Affairs