Graduate School of Ajou University


The Graduate School of Ajou University offers Masters programs, Doctoral programs, and Master/Doctoral integrated programs in about 40 departments. The Graduate School also offers joint programs with several multination nal corporations, such as LG Electronics and Samsung Electromechanics, as well as renowned research institutes, including the Institute for Advanced Engineering, and the Korean Institute of Energy Research.


In addition to its distinguished academic resources, Ajou Graduate School offers a variety of benefits to students. Especially, various scholarships are granted to 88% of enrolled students, and many ongoing research projects, which are funded by government, industry and research institutes, encourage students to study hard, without any financial concerns to distract them.

Graduate School Admission


To be accepted to study at the Graduate School of Ajou University, interested applicants should contact the desired academic advisor of the department the applicant wishes to major in first, then they should submit the required documents for application.


As the detailed programs and the recruitment of foreign students can be varied on educational conditions by departments, students need to receive consultation from the Head Professor of the department.

Screening Method and Scoring


1. Screening Method

To be accepted to study at the Graduate School of Ajou University, interested applicants should contact the desired academic advisor of the department the applicant wishes to major in first, then they should submit the required documents for application.

  • A. Examination of Documents: The evaluation is conducted by the department based on undergraduate or graduate level grades.
  • B. Interview : The evaluation is conducted on ability in a major, linguistic proficiency, aptitude and personality. Language proficiency (Korean or English) is evaluated to confirm whether or not it is at an appropriate level to take classes in the respective language

Each department must also examine the financial ability (educational and living expenses) of foreign applicants, and they may deny admission to foreign applicants when a guarantee cannot be made

2. Scoring by Each Selection Method

Application Schedule
Classification of Programs Interview Total Points
Ability in Major Aptitude, Personality Linguistic Proficiency Total
Master’s Programs 100 60 40 200 300
Doctoral Programs 120 80 Yes/No 200 300

A research plan submitted by applicants to doctoral programs is examined and reflected in the aptitude score

Graduate School of Ajou University


The minimum grade necessary to pass an interview for the Master’s and Doctoral programs must be 60% or over by each member of the interview screening committee (Applicants receiving grades of 60% by 2/3 of the interview screening committee members will be disqualified.

Application for Visa

  • 1. Qualification for Stay : D-2 Study Visa
  • 2. Application Submission: Korean missions abroad

Matters to be Noted


  • 1. All documents necessary for application for admission must be submitted with the original, and documents in Korean or in languages other than English must be submitted after being notarized in Korea and being translated into English.
  • 2. Admission will be denied when the information on the required documents is proven to be false or other facts concerning admission though dishonest methods are revealed.
  • 3. When foreigners enter and stay in Korea for more than 90 days for the purpose of study, they must get their alien registration card at a district immigration bureau within 90 days after entry.
  • 4. Various matters after admission should comply with the regulations and bylaws of the said university’s graduate school.

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