The purpose of these guidelines is to stipulate regulations for admission of foreigners and Korean residents abroad (hereinafter referred to as "international students") to HBNU Graduate Schools(hereinafter referred to as "graduate schools") based on the HBNU Graduate School Regulations.
Scope of the Guidelines
The guidelines are applicable to the matters that are not regulated in the Graduate School Regulations and each graduate school's Rules for Academic Affairs.
Number of Students
Less than 30% of the regular quota of each graduate school will be admitted as part of extra quota.
Applicants must submit the following documents and pay an application fee.
- Prescribed application form
- Statement of study purpose (including work experiences and research chievements)
- Transcripts and graduation certificate
- Master's courses : transcript and graduation certificate for bachelor's degree
- Doctoral courses : transcript and graduation certificate for Master's degree
※ For Korean residents abroad, transcripts and graduations certificates for elementary, middle, and high schools are required.
- A copy of passport
- A copy of identification card
- Chinese students - Household Register notarized
- Korean residents abroad - a certificate of Korean residents abroad issued from Korean diplomatic offices abroad
- A certificate of financial sponsor's bank account balance showing more than US $10,000(The money must be deposited for at least one month on the day of application.)
- Financial sponsor's employment or business registration record
- Financial sponsor's property tax payment record
- Art works or relevant achievements (for applicants to art-related programs)
Documents required after admission
- A copy of passport
- A copy of student visa
- A copy of diploma or degree
- For Chinese students, a copy of the final degree certificate issued by 全國高等學校學生信息咨詢與就業指導中心
※ All documents must be translated into Korean and notarized by a notary public.
Screening for Admission
Screening Types and Points
- The screening types and points for international students are as follows.
The screening types and points for international students are as follows. Screening Type Specific Area Points Subtotal Document Review Undergraduate Grades 100 100 Oral Test and Interview Oral Subject Test 50 100 Interview 50 Total 200
- Documents review: The following scale will be used because different countries may use different grading systems.
- A. Excellent: 100
- B. Good: 80
- C. Fair: 60
- Calculation of applicants' grade points: Relevant departments are required to convert applicants' grade points into a 100 point scale and submit the results to the Graduate Office.
Assessment for admission
- Those who get higher scores from the document review, oral test, and interview will be admitted; final decisions will be made by the Graduate Council.
- Those who are absent from the oral test and interview will be disqualified.
- Every applicant rejected on the initial assessment for admission will be put on the eligible list, except those who are absent from the oral test and interview.
Scholarships will be awarded within the limits of the budget, based on the HBNU Scholarship Regulations.
Initiation of the Guidelines
These guidelines come into effect starting from March 1, 2004.