General Guides




General Guides 


International Undergraduate Admission




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1. Admission Timeline for Academic Year 2018 Spring



Early Decision

Regular Decision




August 21 – September 08 2017

October 10 – December 01, 2017

Application Fee

158, 000 KRW


Submission of


August 21 – September 08 2017

October 10 – December 01, 2017






September 29, 2017

December 29, 2017

Results will be posted

Only on HUFS Website

Interview / Test

October 14, 2017

January 13, 2018

Interview & Language

Proficiency Test

Final Admission/



October 27, 2017

January 26, 2018

Results will be posted

Only on HUFS Website


January 26- Februry 02, 2018

January 26- Februry 02, 2018

At WooriBank(우리은행)

Branches nationwide



※ All documents regarding admission should be delivered to the following address:


   Office of International Student Services

   #102 Minerva Complex, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies,


   107, Imun-ro, Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul 02450, Republic of Korea.



2. Eligibility Requirements





※ A Korean applicants with dual nationality cannot apply for this selection.

verseas Koreans and/or Koreans with dual citizenship are not  considered international students. 


-  If you graduate from a regular education course that inludes courses such as cyber learning, home schooling and language school in a foreign country, and you meet the total period of study, you will be accepted as a graduate education. However, unless the national education department recognizes your academic ability, youare not qualified to apply.



Any international / overseas Korean students who do not meet the minimum requirements mentioned above for international admission need to apply for admission to HUFS through the Office of Admission (


(2) Transfer Admission

For applicants who satisfy item (1) Freshman (First-year) Admission and the following:




3. Required Documents


(1) Credentials


Printouts of the system-generated application forms:

  1. Application Checklist.

  2. Admission application.

  3. Personal statement & study plan.

  4. Agreement for verification of academic records.

  5. Financial certification.

  6. Transfer College Report (Transfer admission only).

  7. Recommendation letter (Optional)


Other Original Documents/Certified Copies.

  8. Official High School Transcript and Graduation Certificate (Notarized either in Korean or English).

  9. Official Transcript of academic records, and Certificate of Current Enrollment in a university or College Diploma.

      * Notarized either in Korean or English, Transfer students only.

  10. Copy of the applicant's passport.

  11. Copies of both parents' passports (or official documents indicating parents' nationality).

  12. Official document indicating parent-child relationship between the applicant and his / her parents.

  13. Official Certificate of Proficiency in Korean Language.

      * TOPIK level 3 or higher (Freshman applicants) / TOPIK level 4 or higher (Transfer applicants).

      * Certificate of Completion of Level 4 or higher from HUFS Korean Language institution.

     * Students without an Official Certificate of Proficiency in Korean Language will take a Korean Proficiency interview conducted by Hankuk University of Foreign Studies.

  14. Alien registration card copy (Applicants living in Korea only)


(2) Supplementary Documents 



  3. Official Certificate of proficiency in English.

      * TOEFL iBT 80 (PBT 550) or IELTS 5.5 above.

      * Applicants for International Studies must submit this certificate.

         Those who do not have any TOPIK scores and  apply to the  College of Global, Business, Departments of English, International Trade and Law, Korean Studies and International Sports & Leisure must submit

  4. University Admission Exam Results (Gao Kao, SAT, etc.).


  5. Others (record of awards, certificate of qualification, document relating academic proficiency etc.).


4. Evaluation Criteria


Type of Admission

Paper Evaluation

Langauge Proficiency


International Admission






5. Important Notes


 A. There is no fixed entrance quota for any Divisions and Departments except College of Education.


 B. Those who have passed equivalency exams for secondary education (e.g. GED in the United States and Canada or the Self-Learning Exam in China) are not eligible to matriculate.


 C. Students may apply to both campuses (Seoul Campus and Global Campus).


 D. If applicants are accepted by more than 2 universities, they must choose only one university.



  E. All information must be correctly entered. Any mistakes are applicant's responsibility. Mistakes may affect their university admission. So applicants must check carefully if all provided information is correct. 


 F. All documents should be submitted in Korean or English. And original documents in another language should be accompanied by a notarized English or Korean translation.



G. Completed application packet must be in a sealed envelope, and submitted in person or by registered mail.




 H. If any documents are missing, application will not be considered.


 I. Application paper, fees, etc. will not be returned. Revisions are not allowed after submission.


 J. Application fees must be paid together with application. 


 K. Matriculation may be rescinded under the following conditions:
    - In case an applicant is discovered to have applied through illegal means such as submission of false or forged materials.
    - In case any of the required documents are omitted.


 L. Applicants are required to provide correct contact information of the schools that they attended. The verification of academic records will be done on the basis of such contact information. If they are found to be incorrect, the applicant will bear all potential disadvantages.


 M. Applicants can be cordially requested to submit additional documents, aside from the required ones mentioned above, for the purpose of verification of school records.


 N. Apostille certificates or Embassy Certificates for diploma, transcript of academic records for high school and university/college for all international students who have successfully gained admission to HUFS must be submitted to the office of International Student Services before the day of enrollment.


 * The List of Countries for Apostille Certificates



The Apostille is a certification in French to certify the authenticity of the documents. Under the Hague convention, the member states have agreed to recognize public documents issued by other signatory countries if those public documents are authenticated by the attachment of an internationally recognized form of authentication known as an apostille. If candidates are not from the signatory states, they instead need to submit academic documents authenticated by consular legalization stamps. For Chinese students, they can obtain notarized academic documents at Confucian Institute in Seoul. For more information, please visit The notarization will be considered as valid as consular legalization.


As of October 31, 2015



6. Contact


Office of International Student Services

#102 Minerva Complex, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies,

107 Imun-ro, Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul 02450, South Korea


- Phone : +82-2-2173-2065
- Fax : +82-2-2173-2877
- E-mail :