Korea university Division of International Studies, Graduate School of International Studies

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International Students

Korea University Graduate School of International Studies (KU GSIS) opens the admission twice a year.
Spring admission starts around April, and Fall admission starts around October.

Please check the admission timeline below and apply during the designated application period.

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Online Application (Ph.D., Master, Dual Degree) Online Application (Exchange Program)


※ Due to increased applicants inquiries at this time, please allow at least 3-5 business days for a response to email inquiries.


Step Timeline & Details

Online Application


Payment of

Application Fee

October 13 (Fri.) 10:00 ~ October 25 (Wed.) by 17:00, 2023 (KST)


GSIS Online Application Confirmation  <CLICK>


• KU GSIS Fall semester program begins on March 4, 2024.

  • • Click “Online Application” located above and create an account.
  • • Please note the online application is only open during the designated application period.
  • • Online application will be completed only when the payment of application fee is successfully completed by the above deadline.
    • No further change can be made to your personal information after the online application has been submitted.
    Nominees for the Dual Degree Program should complete the online application through UWAY admission website, and this is NOT for the exchange program students.



October 13 (Fri.) 10:00 ~ November 3 (Fri.) by 17:00, 2023 (KST)


GSIS Documents Arrival Confirmation <CLICK>


• All the required documents must be uploaded on UWAY admission website, and file edits and re-uploads are available by the deadline of documents submission. (Korea Standard Time).
• Please write your application number and name at the top-right of each document and upload each of them.
• Only documents uploaded by November 3(Fri.) will be evaluated.
• E-mail submission is not acceptable (except for a recommendation letter only).
• Additional document submission via post may be requested if needed.
• Please refer to 'Admissions Guideline for International Applicantsfor a detailed explanation.
1. Master’s Degree Program
• KU GSIS basically has no interview procedures for international applicants of Master’s Degree program.
International applicants may be asked to undertake interview(s) when KU GSIS Admission Committee members determine that the applicant(s) need to have the interviews in English if there is a certain justifiable reason.
• In case the interview is needed, KU GSIS will contact the interviewee(s) only and notify the telephone or video interview schedule.
2. Doctoral Degree Program
• KU GSIS conducts interviews only for the applicants who pass the document screening, and KU GSIS will contact them individually in advance.
• If an applicant stays abroad, KU GSIS will conduct telephone or video interview.

Announcement of

Admissions Decision

December 13 (Wed.), 2023 (Expected)
• Admission results and further information will be announced through email you used for online application.
• KU GSIS Administration Office does NOT disclose information related to admission decisions such as eligibility of each applicant, content of evaluation, and the reason of rejection or disqualification.

Original Documents


• KU GSIS Administration Office is closed on weekends and public holidays.
• Please use certified mail, parcel service or international express mail with a tracking number in order to check the delivery status to avoid any delays or delivery failures.
  (Please keep in mind that late delivery of any required documents WILL NOT be accepted for any reason.)
• Original document of Bank Statement (KRW 20 million; USD 20,000) MUST be submitted in order to apply for the student visa(D-2) in Korea. 
• Please refer to 'Admissions Guideline for International Applicants' for a detailed explanation.
※ Address: GSIS Administration Office, Room #223 International Studies Hall, Korea University 145 Anam-ro, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul, 02841, Korea (Tel: +82-2-3290-1393~4)
 If you have to visit the office for inevitable reasons, please make an appointment beforehand from HERE.
Tuition Payment

• Tuition fees must be paid in full at once via bank transfer, ATM, internet banking, phone banking, Alipay, etc., to the virtual account provided to each applicant by Korea university.

• Issuance of Certificate of Admission (CoA) will be available from the late January after tuition payment.

Orientation TBA

※ The schedule may be subject to change depending on the situation.

All dates and times are based on Korea Standard Time (KST).


 M.A. Department of International Studies (Major: International Commerce, International Development & Cooperation, International Peace & Security, Area Studies)

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- Non-Thesis Track : DOWNLOAD


 M.A. Department of International Studies (Major: Korean Studies)

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- Non-Thesis Track : DOWNLOAD


 Ph.D. Department of International Studies (Major: International Commerce, International Relations, International Development, Korean Studies)DOWNLOAD





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Website http://int.korea.edu
Email gsisadmin@korea.ac.kr
Telephone +82-2-3290-1393~4
Mailing Address
English GSIS Administration Office, Room #223
International Studies Hall, Korea University 145
Anam-ro, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul, 02841, KOREA
Korean [02841] 서울특별시 성북구 안암로 145 고려대학교 국제관 223호
국제대학원 행정실 입학담당자 귀하 (“입학전형원본서류재중” 표기)
Office Hours Weekdays, 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM (Lunch Break: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM)

Applicants will receive an email when their application has been received and reviewed. This process may take up to several weeks. All documents must arrive by the above deadline.

This page was updated as of October 11, 2023. Though the content of this website has changed, the admissions process remains the same. If you have any questions regarding your application, please contact gsisadmin@korea.ac.kr.