- Students are given at least two regular examinations (mid-term and final) and additional written assignments as deemed necessary by the professor. Student performance is assessed based on a combination of class attendance (very important in Korean University, and checked almost every time the class meets), class participation, papers, quizzes, and examinations. The evaluation method and criteria vary according to the professor’s belief, teaching styles, the content of the class, etc.
- The times and dates of examination for each class will be announced by the professor, but occasionally some change is required in the time or location. Please confirm your exam time and location the day before each exam.
- At least 75% attendance is required to earn a grade.
KOICA (Korea International Cooperation Agency)
Ajou University offers Master’s degree programs in International Business and International Trade for students coming via the KOICA scholarship program. Students are normally nominated by their own countries to study at one of the leading Korean universities and Ajou Graduate School of International Studies selects the nominated students via Ajou GSIS’s admission criteria. Every year, Ajou GSIS receives 15-20 KOICA students from more than 20 countries. For further information, please visit
NIIED (National Institute of International Education Development)
The National Institute for International Education Development (NIIED) is responsible for education of overseas Koreans and international exchange and cooperation in education. NIIED is an executive agency affiliated with the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology in Korea, and they promote their program and recruit possible foreign students in the Korean embassies abroad to bring them to study in Korea. Foreign students coming to Korea via NIIED normally study Korean language first and then seek a degree program (undergraduate and postgraduate programs). For further information, please visit
SWCIC(Suwon Center for International Cooperation)-ASSM(Ajou-Suwon Scholarship for Master's Degree)
Suwon Center for International Cooperation(SWCIC) is an organization established to enhance Suwon’s international ties with various cities around the world including Suwon’s sister cities, as well as supporting Suwon citizens to be equipped with global min. Since 2014, Ajou university and SWCIC started to support talented international students in Suwon sister cities to establish human network with Suwon sister cities. For further information, please visit
Ajou Scholarship for New students
Ajou GSIS Offers an excellent scholarship opportunities for international students
|New Student Scholarship A||50% or 100% waiver of Tuition Fee|
Ajou Scholarship for Current students
Scholarship can be awarded subject to grade evaluation each semester by the GSIS Academic Affairs Committee. For more information, please visit
|Scholarship A||100% waiver of Tuition Fee|
|Scholarship B||75% waiver of Tuition Fee|
|Scholarship C||50% waiver of Tuition Fee|
|New Student Scholarship||50% or 100% waiver of Tuition Fee|
|Department Representative Scholarship||200,000 won per month for a semester|
|Gazette Scholarship||Managing Editor: 500,000 won Editor: 300,000 won per a semester|
|KOICA Scholarship||100% waiver of Tuition, Cost of living allowance & etc.|
|NIIED Scholarship||100% waiver of Tuition, Cost of living allowance & etc.|
|ASSM Scholarship||100% waiver of Tuition, Dormitory fee & etc.|
|Alumni Or Company Sponsored scholarship|
The scholarship awardee who wants to take a semester off(up to 1 semester off) should pay tuition fee for their returning semester before they submit the Application for Leave of Absence. (Students can submit their Application for Leave of Absence until the 2nd week of March/September.)
This scholarship rule is applied to the students who admitted after 2012 fall semester.