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

April 10 (Mon.) 10:00 ~ April 21 (Fri.) by 16:00, 2023 (KST)


GSIS Online Application Confirmation  <CLICK>


• KU GSIS Fall semester program begins on September 1, 2023.

  • • Click “Online Application” located above and create an account.
  • • Please note the online application is only open during the designated application period.
  • • Online application is 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.

Submission of

Required Documents

April 10 (Mon.) 10:00 ~ April 28 (Fri.) by 16:00, 2023 (KST)


GSIS Documents Arrival Confirmation <CLICK>


• All the required documents must be post mailed and arrive at the Korea University GSIS Administration Office by the designated deadline(Korea Standard Time).
 (Please keep in mind that late delivery of any required documents WILL NOT be accepted for any reason.)
• 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.
• Original document of Bank Statement(USD 20,000; KRW 20 million if you reside in Korea) MUST be submitted in order to apply for the student visa(D-2) in Korea.
• Please refer to 'Admissions Guideline for International Applicantsand 'FAQ for International Applicants' for a detailed explanation.
• If you have to visit the office for inevitable reasons, please make an appointment beforehand from HERE.

• KU GSIS Administration Office is closed on weekends and public holidays.

Announcement of Admissions Decision June 9 (Fri.), 2023 (Expected)
• An interview may be conducted at the request of the admissions board. If an interview is required, applicants will be notified in advance.
• 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.
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.

Orientation TBA

※ The schedule may be subject to change due to the COVID-19 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)

- Thesis Track : DOWNLOAD

- Non-Thesis Track : DOWNLOAD


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

- Thesis Track : DOWNLOAD

- Non-Thesis Track : DOWNLOAD


 Ph.D. Department of International Studies (Major: International Commerce, International Cooperation)DOWNLOAD





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  • [Fall 2023] International Admission Schedule and Information : DOWNLOAD
  • [Fall 2023] Admissions Guideline for International Applicants : DOWNLOAD
  • [Fall 2023] Online Application Guideline for International Applicants :  DOWNLOAD
  • [Fall 2023] Applicants’ Checklist : DOWNLOAD
  • [Fall 2023] FAQ for International Applicants : DOWNLOAD
  • [Fall 2023] Statement of Reasons for Copy(Substitute) Submission : DOWNLOAD
  • [Fall 2023] Fact Sheet&Checklist for Exchange Students : DOWNLOAD
  • [Fall 2023] Recommendation Letter Form(NEW) : DOWNLOAD
  • Visa & Immigration Guide : DOWNLOAD
  • Statement of Financial Sponsorship (if applicable) : DOWNLOAD
  • Check List for K-12 Education (if applicable) : DOWNLOAD
  • Release of Information Form (Admitted Students Only) : DOWNLOAD
  • Arrival Report (Admitted Students Only) : DOWNLOAD


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 March 22, 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.