General Guides




General Guides 


International Undergraduate Admission




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1. Evaluation Criteria



Paper Evaluation

Language Proficiency






There's no limit to the number of recruiting students (except the College of Education); however, applicants will be evaluated by their academic ability, aptitude, and language proficiency.

Those who have not submitted an official language proficiency score must take a language interview.

Upon request from our faculty, an on-site or Skype personal interview may additionally be required of those who already meet the language requirements.

Paper evaluation will be conducted only for applicants whose documents have been submitted completely. Documents will be examined on applicants' major's sustainability, learning conation, high school achievement, national entrance examination, and recommendation letter etc.

If an applicant’s 1st choice is College of Education, It is recommended that the applicant should apply for 2nd choice major due to College of Education recruitment limitations.


2. Announcement & Registration



2018 Fall


Early Decision

Regular Decision

Announcement of the successful applicants 1st

2018. 4. 10.

2018. 6. 26.


Announcement of the successful applicants 2nd

2018. 5. 2.

2018. 7. 17.

Payment of deposit



Woori Bank

(any branch)

Registration period

2018. 7. 17. ~ 7. 24.

We will not make individual result announcements, so please check your application on our website.


3. Application Documents




1. Application checklist

Write down the form and print it out from application website (http://uwayapply.com)

2. Admission application

3. Personal statement & study plan

   A student who applying for 2 majors needs to submit 2 personal statements and study plans

4. Agreements for verification of academic records

5. Financial certification

6. Transfer college report (Transfer admission only)

7. Recommendation letter (optional)

Print the form from the application

web site and write down

Must be sealed

8. Certificate of graduation or diploma

   Freshmen: high school / Transfer: high school and college

-Korean and English only if not, it must be notarized

-Apostille or Consular Confirmation

9. Certificate of graduation or diploma

   Freshmen: high school / Transfer: high school and college

10. A photocopy of the applicant’s passport


11. Proof of parents nationality (Passport, ID, or documents issued by the government)


12. Certificate of family relationship

(Official documents confirming parent-child relationship with parent)

For Chinese applicants, please note the Chinese admission guide line.


13. Official Certificate of proficiency in Korean or English

   A) Korean Track: above TOPIK level 3

      (transfer: above level 4)

      HUFS Korean regular Course level 4

    B) English Track A: TOEFL IBT 80 or IELTS 5.5

    C) English Track B: A) or B)

- Upload the scan file to the website(uway)

 and submit the original

14. Photo copy of alien registration card

- Applicants living in Korea only

15. Other (university admission exam results, etc.)

- Optional


All documents submitted must be documents issued within one year of the date of application.

Those who have not submitted an official language proficiency score or do not meet the minimum requirements (TOPIK level 3 or TOEFL 80) must take a language interview

Documents in languages other than Korean and English must be translated into Korean or English and must be notarized and submitted by the date of submission.

You must submit one of the following documents when you submit certificate of graduation and transcript.

Apostilled documents are needed if the institution is located in a member state that recognizes Apostille Verification.

If the institution is not located in a Apostille Verification member state, diploma and transcript must be verified by the Korean Embassy in the applicant's country’s embassy to Korea.

For Chinese applicants, please note the Chinese admission guide line.

All documents must be submitted within the application period. After the deadline, they will not be accepted.


4. Application Fee

Application Fee




KRW 158,000

Online payment


Application fee is non-refundable. However, the HUFS admission committee determines that admission cannot proceed due to such reasons including, but not excluded to the following: natural disaster, or health problem, etc., it will be refunded.


5. Additional Notes for All Applicants


  When applying


1) Submitted documents will not be modified or returned.

2) If an applicant is accepted by more than two universities, he or she can register for only one university.

3) Applicants can apply for two majors offered at the different.

4) If applicants' 1st choice is College of Education, It is recommended that applicants also apply for 2nd choice major due to of the College of Education recruiting limits.



  Supporting documents


1) Please enter all information correctly. Applicants are be responsible for all omissions and errors.

2) Documents in languages other than English and Korean must be translated into Korean or English and must be notarized and submitted by the date of submission.

3) All the documents must be original copies. If originals cannot be submitted, copies can be submitted only if the copies are notarized or if you bring them to the office for an official HUFS OISS stamp.

4) Your name and alien registration number must be written accurately according to the passport and alien registration card. Applicants who do not have alien registration number must enter their date of birth (YYMMDD) and enter 5000000 (men), 6000000 (women) for the remaining seven number.

5) Please write down your phone number and email address correctly in order to receive confirmations, updates and office inquiries.

6) If an applicant is accepted by more than two universities, the applicant will be able to register only one university.

7) The recommendation letter must be written in the HUFS-required format. Download the recommendation form from the application web site or OISS homepage (http://international.hufs.ac.kr >> Admissions >> Application Forms).

8) The personal statement and study plan must be completed during the online application period. Once it has ended, input and modification will not be possible.

9) Admission can be rescinded up confirmation of false statements, proxy writing, plagiarism, or any other illegal act.

10) Applicants cannot change their intended majors once the application is completed and submitted.

11) The application forms and supporting documents should be put in an envelope stating the application number, major, applicant’s name; sent by registered mail or submitted directly to the HUFS OISS office.

12) If an applicant fails to submit a required document, the application will be disqualified.

13) Recommendations letters must be original and sealed in an envelope by the recommender’s signature.

14) If the name on the documents is different, the applicant must submit an additional legal document verifying that he or she is the same person as that in all application materials.

15) All the required documents must be submitted during the application period. Documents after that will not be accepted.

16) Submitted documents will not be returned.


[Reference] Submission of confirmation documents

Supporting documents: Applicants who graduated from overseas secondary school must submit one of the following documents during the application period.

1) Secondary school transcript and graduation certificate with apostille stamps.

2) Secondary school transcript and graduation certificate with consular confirmation from Korean embassy in the country.

For Chinese applicants, please note the Chinese admission guide line.

Obtaining apostille stamps

1) Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Apostille): +82-2-2100-7600 / +82-2-3210-0404

2) Ministry of Justice (Apostille): +82-2-720-8027

Apostille member (2016. 02. 28)



Asia, Oceania

Australia, Macau, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Brunei, Mongolia, Cook Islands, Fiji, India, Marshall Island, Mauritius, Vanuatu, Samoa, Tonga, Niue, Tajikistan, Oman, Israel, Bahrain


Albania, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Malta, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Swiss, Turkey, Kyrgyzstan, Macedonia, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Andorra, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Moldova, Liechtenstein, San Marino, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kosovo



United states of America, Argentina, Mexico, Panama, Surinam, Venezuela, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Colombia, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Grenada, Honduras, Saint Vincent, Peru, Trinidad Tobago, Saint Lucia, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Costa Rica, Uruguay, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Brazil, Chile


South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Liberia, Namibia, São Tomé and Príncipe, Swaziland, Malawi, Seychelles, Cape Verde, Burundi, Morocco






1) If the required documents are missing or an applicant fails to meet the eligibility requirements, the applicant will not be admitted.

2) Evaluation will be conducted only for applicants who’ve submitted all the required documents.

3) Applicants must attend additional interview if did not submit proof of language proficiency or by request of faculty request.

4) Please bring your test verification slip and ID card when you are interviewed. If you are unable to physically attend the interview, an online interview will be conducted.

5) Evaluation procedures (including grade and contents) will not be disclosed.

6) Admission will be rescinded if an applicant is not able to graduate from high school, supporting documents are proved false, or if the applicant has committed other illegal acts. Additionally, if admission is rescinded due to the reasons mentioned, the tuition paid will not be returned.

7) Successful early decision applicants must pay the tuition deposit following admission and pay the remaining tuition fee during the registration period.





1) Those not mentioned in this application guide follow the admission procedure and regulations of our university.

2) Personal information collection and management

- The personal information will be collected with the consent of the applicant to the minimum necessary for the admission, and the collected information will not be used for any purpose other than admission, academic affairs, immigration and other purposes according to the regulations of our university.

-  As our university has commissioned the college admissions application to the internet application agent 'Uway Apply', part of personal information collection and management is processed by 'Uway Apply'.

- Personal information items: Alien registration number, passport number, name, application number, admission recruitment unit, date of graduation, the name of graduated high school, address and phone number, email address, emergency contact, account number, guardian's name and nationality etc.


About OISS (Office of International Students Services)


  Hankuk University of Foreign Studies International Affairs OISS

  02450, Seoul, Imun-ro 107, Dongdaemun-gu, Minerva #102

  한국외국어대학교 국제교류처 국제학생지원팀

  () 02450 서울특별시 동대문구 이문로 107 역사관 102




General Admission

Scholarship Program

Dormitory and Living






(02) 2173-2065 (English)

(02) 2173-2090 (Chinese)

(02) 2173-2065~6

(02) 2173-2065/2090


(02) 2173-2877