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Admission Guide

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2020 Admission Guide 

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Qualifications for Application 

- New Student / Transferred Student

- In order to be admitted as a graduate student, applicants are expected to have a Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution or be in the final semester to obtain a Bachelor's degree at an internationally recognized university or college. Otherwise, applicants should have an equivalent qualification to a bachelor's degree which is approved by the Ministry of Education of their respective

Application Procedure
Application Materials

Students should file the below documents and send all documents to the following address before the deadlines:

  • Graduate School of International Studies(GSIS), Ajou University
  • 206 Worldcup-ro, Yeongtong-gu, Suwon, Korea
  • Tel : +82-31-219-1551 |  Fax: +82-31-219-1554
  • Email : gsis@ajou.ac.kr 
Required Documents
  • Completed Application Form (Downloadable under Application & Recommendation Forms)
  • Official Transcript of all Undergraduate Work
    ※ Should be an original notarized / apostille transcript. Copied transcript must be notarized from Korean Embassy.
     * Should also attach a grading system explanation of the bachelor degree granting university on a separate paper

   ※ Please be aware that GSIS CANNOT give back any documents once you have submitted them. 

  • Undergraduate Diploma or Graduation Certificate 
    Copied diploma must be officially notarized from Korean Embassy

  ※ Transferred Students should also submit the transcript and the certificate of enrollment from the current university.

  • Two Letters of Recommendation from Professors or Supervisors (Downloadable under Application & Recommendation Forms)
    ※ Should include the official contact information of the professors or supervisors. Please inform us their institution/organization (professional) email address. Private email address is NOT accepted.
  • Statement of Purpose (SOP)
  • Official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) its equivalence
    - TOEFL above 550/213(PBT/CBT), IELTS above 5.5
    ※ The Korean or English language ability requirement can be eased for Government Scholarship students, students from
    foreign universities which concluded the exchange agreement with Ajou University and students who are granted a
    special admission into Ajou university through the deliberation of the GSIS Admission Committee
  • Two Passport-Sized Photos (White Background)
  • Application Fee of USD 100 or 100,000KRW (NON-refundable)
    - Wire-transferring to Ajou University, please send the Application Fee to:
    • : Kookmin Bank Korea Limited
    • : Account No. : 808490-29-000295
    • : Swift Code : CZNBKRSEXXX
  • Original version of a Verification of Deposit (VOD) of the person responsible for student's expenses 
    - should have more than 20,000 USD in the deposit
    - should be an ORIGINAL one​
  • Certificate of Income(Applicant's or applicant's parents or sponsor, in case VOD cannot be prepared)
  • Curriculum Vitae ( Please download the form and complete it as instructed.)
  • Agreement Form for Academic Verification (  Please download the form and complete it as instructed.)
  • Education Record Request  (  )
  • Agreement on Privacy & Copyright Policy   (  )
  • A Copy of Passport (Information page with your picture)
  • A copy of Alien Registration(Only for Residents in Korea)

※ Application forms and recommendation forms are downloadable at http://gsis.ajou.ac.kr  under Application & Recommendation Forms.

※ All documents necessary for application for admission should be provided with original notarized / apostille documents.

※ When original notarized / apostille documents are written other than English should be submitted after being translated into English and being notarized.

※ After submitting application and other required documents, please refer to Admission Guide at (here) for next step.

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  • Ms. Jiyeon Moon, Coordinator
  • Graduate School of International Studies
  • Ajou University
    Worldcup-ro 206, Yeongtong-gu, Suwon, 16499, Korea
  • Tel : +82-31-219-1551, 1555,  3597
  • Fax : +82-31-219-1554

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