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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
 Type  Language Ability Requirment

 ① Those 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

 ※ 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.


  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.


[Type of Requirement(Language Ability Requirement)]

Division Department Type(Requirement)

College of


 Mechanical Engineering A
Chemical Engineering A
 Environmental Engineering B(Level 4 or above)
 Industrial Engineering A
 Architecture B(Level 4 or above)
 Architecture Engineering B(Level 4 or above)
System Engineering A

 Civil & Transportation Engineering

(Civil Engineering)

B(Level 4 or above)
Unban Develoment B(Level 4 or above)
 Applied Bio Technology A
Biomedical Engineering A
  Systems Biomedical Informatics A
Molecular Science and Technology A

College of

Information Technology

Electrical and Computer Engineering A
Computer Engineering A
Digital Media A
Space Electronics and Information Engineering A
Life Media A

College of 



Mathematics A
Physics A
Chemistry A
Biological Science A

School of


Business Administration B(Level 4 or above)
Management Information System B(Level 4 or above)
Financial Engineering A

School of


Korean Language and Literature A
English Language and Literature A
Culture and Contents A
Digital Humanities and Convergence A

School of

Social Sciences

Economics B(Level 4 or above)
Public Administration B(Level 5 or above)
Applied Sociology B(Level 5 or above)
Political Science and Diplomacy B(Level 4 or above)
College of Law Law B(Level 5 or above)

School of


Medical Sciences A
Biomedical Sciences A

College of


Nursing Science B(Level 5 or above)

School of


Pharmacy A
- Energy System Research A
Education B(Level 6 or above)
Data Science A


 ※ The Korean or English language ability requirement can be eased for KGSP(Korean Government Scholarship Program) students, Foreign Government Scholarship students, applicants for natural sciences and engineering departments, students from foreign universities which concluded exchage agreement with Ajou University through the deliberation of the Graduate School committee.



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(












 Application Form for  Admssion


 - Every applicants have to register on-line application

    through the web-site

 - Detailed information will be noticed in the application

    period (

 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 - -

 Undergraduate  Diploma

 * Additional documents to the applicants graduated from

   overseas university

  a) Chinese Students

- English degree certification issued by China Academic Degree & GraduateEducation Development Center


- Diploma approved by the Korean Embassy in China

- Diploma approved by the Chinese Embassy in Korea 

 b) International students, except Chinese

- Diploma accredited by Apostille

- Diploma approved by the Korean Embassy in China

Diploma approved by the Embassy of students’ country in Korea

 6   Graduate Diploma                       - -

 Study Plan

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 - Designated Form

 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

 - Applicants for Department of Pharmacy, Medical Sciences

    and Biomedical Sciences, Electrical and Computer

    Engineering, Digital Media, Life Media, Energy System

    Research, School of Education, System Engineering,

    Space Electronics and Information Engineering, Data

    Science and Biomedical Engineering

 9   Letter of  Recommendation 

 - Letter of Recommendation from the academic advisor

   (or Chief of department or dean of college) of the university




 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 have to sumbit

(If the applicant is successful, the department will prepare(issue) some documents for the applicant to use them when he or

 she apply for the visa.)

 11   Photocopy of  Applicant’s


 * 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 deparmtnets and majors

   (Please refer to Language Ability Requirement)

 * Applicants who aren't satisfied with the language requirement

   at the time of application must submit their application sheet

   (or test dentification slip) of official language test during

   application period.

 * In order to enter the degree program for 2018 Spring

   semester, applicants must submit their official score by

   August 31th, 2018.

 * Only valid language proficiecy tests are accepted

 ※ Certificate of Admission can be issued and sent to students after they submit their

    official language score and prove that they are satisfied with the language requirement


Documents to Confirm Eligibility



 Certificate for foreign nationality 

 - Each parent’s certificate of foreign nationality

   (certificate of naturalization or passport)

 - Photocopy of Certificate of Alien Registration            

 Overseas Koreans and foreigners who completed an entire

 curriculum for a period of 16 years or more in foreign countries

 - Diplomas from elementary, junior high and high

   schools and official transcripts of all grades



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