Qualifications 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 high, and high school as well as university in Korea, those possessing linguistic (Korean or English) proficiency at a certain level will be able to attend lectures of the relevant department.

A. Language Ability Requirement :

  • 1) Certificate of level 3 or above in the Test of Proficiency in Korean (TOPIK) (however, those who entered the school with level 3 are required to obtain level 4 or above before graduation.)
  • 2) Above 550 in TOFEL PBT, 210 in TOFEL CBT, 80 in TOFEL IBT, 5.5 in IELTS, or 550 in TEPS or other state-authorized English proficiency test scores commensurate with the requirement

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 have concluded an exchange agreement with Ajou University and students who are granted special admission into Ajou University through the deliberation of the Graduate School Committee.

B. Master's Programs :

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

C. Doctoral Programs :

Those who obtained or expect to obtain a Master’s degree from a graduate school in Korea or abroad

D. Master's / Doctoral Integrated Programs :

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

Required Documents

Required Documents


  • Submission Method : In person or mail
  • Applications sent by mail must be received before the deadline posted (varies every semester).
  • Address : Ajou Graduate School, No.305, Yulgok Hall 3rd Floor,
    206, World cup-ro, Yeongtong-gu,
    Suwon-Si, Gyeonggi-do, 443-749, Korea

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