Admission flow






Students to be admitted per year


Department of English Language Teaching (ELT)

Department of ELT Materials & Technology (ELT MT)




A. An undergraduate degree or above from an accredited 4-year domestic or overseas university
B. Students who have earned credits thorough the self-educated or academic credit bank systems are also eligible to apply to the M.A. program only if they hold a bachelor’s degree from one of Korea’s accredited institutes by the time of application.



Admission Selection Process

Required Documents

A. Application form (Complete the form online and print it out)
B. Study Plan (Download the form from "Admission" notice board)
C. One original copy of your diploma (or a proof of prospective graduation) and an official transcript

Those who have received their BA degree overseas, academic-related documents should be authenticated by a Apostille or consular legalization


※Regarding Apostille


Apostille is a certification process that authenticates 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. Chinese students can obtain notarized academic documents at the Confucian Institute in Seoul. For more information, please visit Notarization will be considered as valid as consular legalization.

Signatory States

Signatory States

Asia, Oceania

Australia, Macao, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Republic of Korea, New Zealand, Brunei, Cook Islands, Fiji, India, Kazakhstan, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Samoa, Seychelles, Tonga, Niue (18 countries)


Albania, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Malta, Monaco, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Macedonia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Andorra, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Lichtenstein, Moldova, San Marino (47 countries)


The United States, Argentina, Mexico, Panama, Surinam, Venezuela, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahama, Barbados, Belize, Colombia, Dominica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Grenada, Honduras, Saint Vincent, Trinidad and Tobago, Saint Lucia, Saint Kitts and Nevis (20 countries)


South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Liberia, Namibia, Swaziland, Malawi (7 countries)

D. Certificate of employment (if applicable)

E. TESOL certificate and transcripts (if applicable)
F. Extra points are given for holders of English Qualifications: TOEFL (237 CBT/102 iBT or above), IELTS (an overall grade of 7.0 or above), FLEX (760 or above), TOEIC (840 or above). (Not Mandatory)
Your scores or qualifications will only be valid for two years from the test date.
G. (Optional) Applicants can print and download the recommendation letter form from the application website ( and submit two letters of recommendation by the designated due date. The writer of each letter should seal it in its own envelope.




Credits can be transferred to the GS TESOL from an appropriately earned degree or certificate (if applicable):

A. 4 credits for a TESOL certificate awarded by the HUFS TESOL Professional Education Center (HUFS TPEC)
B. 6 credits for a master’s degree in a TESOL-related major
C. 8 credits for a master’s degree in TESOL.
※ TESOL degree holders may also be exempt from one semester of registration.



3+1 Program


The GS TESOL at HUFS offers students the opportunity to study at University of Hawaii (UH), one of the most prestigious universities in the field of linguistics in the United States. Students study one out of four semesters at UH and the credits they earn there are recognized by HUFS for graduation.


Credits earned at UH can be transferred to HUFS. During the semester of study at UH, students pay UH tuition fees but not GS TESOL HUFS tuition fees.

Application Eligibility
  1. Ø Those who complete at least two semesters in the GS TESOL at HUFS
  2. Ø Those who successfully achieve a G.P.A. of 4.0 or higher
  3. Ø Those who achieve a total score of 100 or higher on the iBT TOEFL.


Internship Program

A. GS TESOL students can participate in the overseas internship programs offered by the TESOL Professional Education Center at HUFS.
B. Overseas Internship Programs
- Internship at San Diego State University: Students can take part in the internship programs at San Diego State University, which run for three weeks.
- Internship at the University of Hawaii: Students can participate in the internship programs at the University of Hawaii, which run for three weeks.




A. Application Fees: 80,000 won (Application Fee) + 5,000 won (Online Transaction Fee)
B. Off-line applications should be submitted by registered mail or in person and are valid only if the application is submitted by 5 pm on the final day of applications.
C. After passing all the Admission Selection Process, candidates who need to obtain a Student VISA (D-2) may request a “Certificate of Admission.”
D. 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/forged materials;
- In case any required documents are omitted.
E. Applicants are required to provide correct contact information (postal addresses, phone numbers, fax numbers, e-mail addresses) of the schools that they have attended. The verification of academic records will be done on the basis of such contact information. If the documents or information are found to be incorrect, the applicant will bear all potential disadvantages.
F. Original documents should be submitted in principle. (Those who give copies of required documents are then required to submit original documents at a later date after achieving admission and registration)
G. Original documents can be returned to the applicants who do not register during the registration periods.
H. Applicants may be required to submit additional documents, aside from the required ones mentioned above, for the purpose of verification of school records.