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Admission to the ISS is open to anyone who has completed at least one semester or two quarters of college or university study. The minimum GPA required for admission is 2.00 on a 4.00 scale (or equivalent).

(Under special circumstances, qualified high school graduates who will be enrolled in a university program by the Fall 2020 semester may petition for acceptance into the program.)

English Proficiency

1) Students currently attending a university where English is the medium of instruction or who have graduated from an English medium high school do not need to submit proof of English proficiency.

2) Students who graduated from high school in Korea, as well as students who are enrolled at non-English speaking universities must submit proof of a CBT TOEFL score above 197 (Internet Based Test IBT 71), TOEIC score of 700, or a HUFS FLEX score of 625.

These language proficiency requirements have been established to ensure that all students registered for ISS are able to adequately participate in and benefit from the instructional activities, which are all provided in English.

If a student does not have a TOEFL, TOEIC or FLEX score, alternative verification of sufficient English proficiency may also be provided in the form of a letter from a university professor familiar both with expected standards in an English-medium university program and with the student's ability to perform in an English-medium academic atmosphere.

The professor's letter should explicitly certify that the student has a sufficiently high proficiency in English to be able to actively participate in a program of study where lectures, class discussions and exams are conducted in English and where term papers are expected to be written in academic English.