1.Admission Timeline for Academic Year 2017 Spring
Early Decision Regular Decision


Application (online/offline)

 August 16 ~ September 2, 2016

 October 10 ~ November 28, 2016
Application fee
KRW 150,000 (Online/Offline)
Submission of Documents
 August 16 ~ September 2, 2016  October 10 ~ November 28, 2016
Admission Notification / Interview
  September 30, 2016  December 19, 2016
Results will be posted only on HUFS website.  
Interview / Test 
  October 8, 2016  December 24, 2016
Interview & Language Proficiency Test
Final Admission / Scholarship
  October 21, 2016  January 13, 2017
Results will be posted only on HUFS website.
  January 16 ~ 20, 2017   January 16 ~ 20, 2017 
At branches of WooriBank

※ All documents regarding admissions 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

(1) Freshman (first-year) Admission




Academic Requirements

International Applicants

He or she is not a citizen of Korea

His or her parents are not citizens of Korea

Completed primary and secondary schools either in or outside Korea

Overseas Koreans, Koreans with dual citizenship are not considered as international students.
    Home and Cyber schooled students are not eligible for admissions.

    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(http://adms.hufs.ac.kr)

(2) Transfer Admission
For applicants who satisfy item ⑴ Freshman (first-year)Admission and the following:


University Enrollment (Graduation)

Course Fulfillment


2- or 3-year college graduate
At least 1-year enrollment in 4-year university

Junior college degree
Completed successfully at least 1/4 of curriculum


2- or 3-year college graduate
At least 2-year enrollment in 4-year university

Junior college degree
Completed successfully at least 1/2 of curriculum

3. Required Documents

(1) Credential 
Printouts of the system-generated application forms
  1. Application Checklist
  2. Application Form
  3. Academic Records and Consent to Verify Previous School Attendance Records
  4. Financial certification
  5. Tranfer College Report (Transfer Applicants only)
University forms applicants need to download to fill out
  6. Personal statement and study plan
    --> If you apply for both first- and second-choice majors, you need to submit 2 personal statements and  study plans

Other Original Documents/Certified Copies
  7. Official High School Transcript and Graduation Certificate (Notarized either in Korean or English)
  8. 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
  9. Copy of the applicant's passport
  10. Copies of both parents' passports (or official documents indicating parents' nationality)
  11. Official document indicating parent-child relationship between the applicant and his / her parents
  12. 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 a Korean language institution in a Korean university
      * Students without Official Certificate of Proficiency in Korean Language will be taking Korean Progiciency test
         conducted by Hankuk University of Foreign Studies.

(2) Supplemental
  1. Letter of Recommendation from your teacher/professor
  2. A copy of the applicant's Alien Registration Card
      * Current foreign residents in Korea only
  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 apply to College of Global Business, English, Dept. of International Trade and Law, Korean
       Studies and International Sports & Leisurewithout any TOPIK score must submit it
  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

Language Proficiency

Scores in Total

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 applicants
     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  http://www.cis.or.kr/. The notarization will be considered as valid as consular legalization.

As of October 31, 2015

Signatory States

Asia, Oceania
Australia, Macao, Hong Kong, Japan, Republic of Korea, New Zealand, Brunei, Mongolia, Cook Islands, Fiji, India, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Vanuatu, Samoa, Seychelles, Tonga, Niue
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, Luxemburg, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Macedonia, Turkey, Kyrgyzstan, Macedonia, Ukraine, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Andorra, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Moldova, Lichtenstein, San Marino, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan
North America
The United States
Latin America
Argentina, Mexico, Panama, Surinam, Venezuela, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahama, Barbados, Belize, Columbia, Commonwealth of Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Grenada, Honduras, Saint Vincent, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago, Saint Lucia, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Costarica, Uruguay, Nicaragua, Paraguay
Republic of South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Liberia, Namibia, Sao Tome and Principe, Swaziland, Malawi, Cape Verde, Seychelles
Middle East Oman, Israel, Bahrain

  6. Contact

   - Address : 
     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 / 2066
   - Fax : +82-2-2173-2877
   - E-mail : intluga@hufs.ac.kr