<2023 Korean Language Education Admission Guide for International Students>


  • Part I : Introduction of IGSE English Education Program
  • Part II : Application/Tuition/Scholarship
  • Part III : VISA Application
  • Part IV : Download Forms and Samples

Part I : Introduction of Korean Language Education Program

Admission Quota

Major No. of Students Others
Korean Language Education 00

※ If the minimum number of applicants is not met, the course may not be offered.

Application Schedules

Procedures Dates Others
Application ~ July 5(Wed), 2023
Interview 10 am July 8(Sat), 2023
- Online interview via zoom

1. Korean Language Education Major

‘Korean language education experts proficient in Korean’

The goal of our Korean language education major is to cultivate Korean language experts who possess outstanding Korean language skills, specialized knowledge in Korean language education, and practical abilities in the field of education. Korean students, who are native Korean speakers, take courses in the Korean language education field that enable them to obtain a national qualification for Korean language teachers (level 2). Foreign exchange students, in addition to the Korean language education field, take courses in the Korean language immersion area, which consists of Korean language and culture, and translation, to improve their Korean language comprehension and expression abilities as well as their cross-cultural competence.

The education objectives of our Korean language education major include:

  • Enhancing advanced Korean language skills
  • Acquiring specialized knowledge in Korean language education
  • Fostering practical and field-applicable abilities through a hands-on learning approach
  • Fostering creative abilities that are required in various Korean language utilization fields.

2. Requirements to receive the MA degree

  • - Required credits: 36 (for foreign students)
  • - Average GPA: 3.0 or higher
  • - Pass the comprehensive exam

3. IGSE Korean Language Education Curriculum

To see our curriculum, click the links below.

Part II : Application/Tuition/Scholarship

Overview of the Application Process

Process Admission Application
Step 1
Upload your documents to online application website.

- Application form (Attached Form 1)

- Statement of Purpose (Attached Form 2)

- Passport

- TOPIK Score Level 3 or higher

- BA Graduation Certificate and transcript verified by a Korean embassy or consulate

※ Chinese university graduates must obtain an apostilled Bachelor's degree certificate and a transcript for all academic years, and submit them together with the original documents. For the final academic credential verification, graduates must obtain an English version of the degree certificate from "中國高等敎育學歷査詢報告" (www.chsi.com.cn) or "中國學位認證報告" (www.cdgdc.edu.cn), and submit it.
(It is recommended to apply for the above documents in advance, as it takes a long time to obtain them.)
Online certificate issuance documents must be valid until the admission application period.

- Financial Statement ($20,000 bank statement)

※ Please prepare two original copies of BA Graduation Certificate, BA Transcript, and financial statement.

* 1 copy for IGSE admission

* 1 copy for visa application

Step 2
IGSE will contact you and arrange online interview(Zoom)

- Interview will be evaluating your study plan, experience,
future plan, and English level, etc.

Step 3
Notice of Success
IGSE will let you know the admission results

- IGSE will send you notice with tuition fee payment information.

You need to pay the tuition fee.

You need to send all the original application documents to IGSE.
- Address: International Graduate School of English Admission Office, Hyuck-je BLD, 89 Yangjae-daero 81-gil, Gangdong-gu, Seoul, 05407, South Korea
- Contact Information: +82-2-6477-5114

⇨ Here, you’ve completed your admission application process.

1. Eligibility Requirements for non-Korean citizens

  • - Bachelor’s degrees (in any major field of are eligible)
  • - TOPIK Level 4 or higher

2. Online Application for Foreign Applicants

▶ Click here

3. Tuition Fee

Tuition Fee Entrance Fee Tuition Others
500,000 KRW 5,673,000 KRW


- 35% of Tuition Fee Global Scholarship
The amount to be paid 500,000 KRW 3,700,000 KRW Entrance Fee is only for the 1st semester

4. Scholarship

▶ Global Scholarship

  • - For Whom: All foreign students
  • - Scholarship: 35% of tuition for 4 semesters

▶ Academic Achievement Scholarship

  • - For Whom: All IGSE students
  • - Each semester, grade scholarships are awarded according to grades as follows.
Grade Scholarship
Top 10% 1,200,000KRW
Top 20% 700,000KRW
Top 50% 300,000KRW

Part III : VISA Application

Visa Application

Process Visa Application
Step 1
IGSE send documents

IGSE send you three documents

- Admission Certificate

- IGSE business registration certificate

- Receipt of Tuition Fee Payment

Please schedule an interview at the Korean embassy or
consulate in your country to apply for your visa..
Step 2
Applicants need to
prepare documents

You need to prepare documents to apply for your visa.

  • - Visa issuance application form
  • - Copy of Passport
  • - Photo
  • - BA Graduation Certificate
  • - BA Transcript
  • - English Test Score
  • - Financial Statement ($20,000 bank statement)
  • - Admission Certificate
  • - IGSE business registration certificate
    Receipt of Tuition Fee Payment

Prepare these documents in advance
(All the necessary forms are attached)

Step 3
VISA approval
When you receive the result of your visa interview,
you need to let IGSE know.
Visit the Korean Embassy and receive your visa.
Step 4
Airplane ticket
and housing
You need to buy an airplane ticket
and arrange your housing.
Visit the Korean Embassy and receive your visa.
Step 5
Arrival in Korea
You arrive in Seoul, Korea

5. Required Documents for Visa Application

  • ① Visa Application Form (Attached Form 3)
  • ② 1 Copy of passport
  • ③ 1 photo
  • ④ BA original graduation certificate and transcript confirmed by a Korean Embassy or Consulate.
  • ※ Please refer to the above guidelines for preparing the final education verification documents.
  • ⑤ English Test Score (Applicants from non-English speaking countries)
  • ⑥ A document proving financial ability (bank statement of $20,000)
  • ⑦ Documents proving family relationship (if parent’s bank statement is submitted)
  • ⑧ IGSE Admission Certificate
  • ⑨ IGSE Business Registration Certificate
  • ⑩ Receipt of tuition fee payment
  • ※ Additional documents may be required depending on the country, so please check the required
    documents at the Korean embassy in the your country.

※ IGSE provides successful candidates with the document ⑧ ⑨ ⑩.

6. Housing

IGSE does not have dormitories. However, we do provide information and support for students to find a house near our campus so that they can settle in Korea.

7. International Student Support Center

Part IV : Download Forms and Samples

  • Download Form 1 Application Form
  • Download Form 2 Statement of Purpose
  • Download Form 3 VISA Application Form
  • Download Sample Application Documents
  • Download Sample VISA Application Documents
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