MBBS in South Korea- Korea University Admission, Fees & Requirements
 

MBBS in South Korea- Korea University Admission, Fees & Requirements

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MBBS in South Korea- Korea University

Korea University is a private research university located in Seoul, Mbss in South Korea. It was established in 1905, making it the oldest institution of higher education in South Korea, it is widely regarded as one of the top private universities in the country. The student body consists of over 20,000 undergraduate students and 5,000 graduate students. The university’s academic breadth is extensive with its 81 departments in 19 colleges and divisions, and 18 graduate schools and it has over 1,500 full-time faculty members with over 95% of them holding Ph. D. or equivalent qualification in their field. The Korea University Alumni Association consists of more than 280,000 university graduates.

Admission to the undergraduate program is highly competitive and the admission decisions are based on the applicants’ high school transcripts and scores on the South Korean College Scholastic Ability Test. For the freshman class entering in 2012, Korea University received 90,062 undergraduate applications and admitted 4,326 (4.80%) of the applicants.

  • Overview
  • Entry Requirement
  • Curriculum
  • Benefits & Recognition

Korea University, founded in 1905, is widely acknowledged as one of the country’s oldest, largest and top-ranked universities in Korea. Its reputation for quality is based on excellence in teaching, research and service to Korean society. Eminent faculty, outstanding students and internationally recognized research programs all contribute to Korea University’s academic fame. As a major comprehensive university, KU offers a rich variety of courses in liberal arts and sciences as well as in all professional fields, including law, medicine and business administration.

Korea University is also a leader in the development of international education programs. Having KU global campuses located around the world has allowed KU to leverage key partnerships for student exchanges as well as special  educational experiences. In addition to sending over 1,200 students abroad each year on student exchanges, KU welcomes 4,500 international students consisting of short-term visiting students as well as 2,000 degree-seeking students.

KU is nationally recognized for its commitment to teaching and academic excellence. The university’s academic breadth is extensive with its 81 departments in 22 colleges and divisions, and 23 graduate schools and it has over 1,700 full-time faculty members with over 95% of them holding Ph.D. or equivalent qualification in their field. KU has particularly strong

Humanities and Asian Studies Departments along with the Graduate School of International Studies(GSIS). KU is also renowned for its professional schools of Law, Medicine and Business Administration.

In research, KU is an internationally recognized leader with over 136 research centers, including the East Asiatic Research Centre and the Korean Cultural Research Centre. Furthermore, Korea University Business School (KUBS) was the first business school in the country to have acquired both European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) accreditation, in combination with the accreditation granted by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

Unlike many universities in Korea, KU prides itself not only in being a progressive and globally conscious institution but one that plays a role in preserving and developing Korea’s unique culture.

 

Entry Requirement:

  • Applicants should meet the following one of two requirements. All applicants should also meet the Language Proficiency Requirement.
  1. Applicants are not citizens of Korea. Applicants completed 12-year (or more) primary and secondary education outside of Korea or in international schools.
  2. Applicants’ parents are not citizens of Korea. Also, applicants should be non-korean. He or she has completed (or is expected to complete) his/her primary and secondary education(elementary, middle, high school).

Korean citizens who hold dual citizenship cannot apply as international students.

Language Proficiency Requirement

Applicants (except for applicants in International Studies) should have the 4th level certificate from the Korean proficiency test(TOPIK) or, have completed (or is expected to complete) level 4 or higher of Korean curriculum at Korean language institutes whose curriculum are approved by admissions office of Korea University.

  • Applicants should hold English proficiency test scores of the TOEFL TEPS, IELTS, TOEIC.
  • Applicants whose first language is Korean are exempted from demonstrating proficiency in Korean. Native speakers of English Language are not required to demonstrate proficiency in English.

There are separate requirements for applicants from the institutes which have an affiliation agreement with Korea University.

NOTE: All applicants who don’t have the 4th level certificate(or higher) from the Korean proficiency test (TOPIK) must have the 4th level certificate(TOPIK) or complete at least level 4 of Korean curriculum at Korean language institutes whose curriculum are approved by admissions office of Korea University before graduation.

Application Review Process
  • First Round: Document review
  • Second Round: Only the applicants who pass the document review get the chance to have the interview.

Requirement Documents

1. For Both First-Year and Transfer Students

  • Application Form, Personal Statement and Study Plan
  • Official Graduation Certificate of high school
  • A score report of an English proficiency test (TOEFL, TEPS, TOEIC or IELTS)
    – Applicants whose mother tongue is English: Other official language proficiency test scores
  • Official transcript of Korean language course or a score report of an Korean proficiency test (TOPIK)
  • A copy of the applicant’s passport
  • Copies of both parents’ passports or other official documents indicating parents’ nationality
  • Official document indicating parent-child relationship between the applicant and his/her parents (Family Register, Birth certificate, etc)
  • Applicant’s Certificate of Facts Concerning the Entry and Exit(from Immigration Office of Korea)
  • Certificate of bank deposits for over USD 10,000 from the applicant or the parents
  • (should be issued within three months before the submission of the application)
  • Other certificates proving applicant’s scholastic achievements (*)
  • (Score reports of recognized tests, prize records, Letters of Recommendation, etc)

KU campus covers over 182 acres and its home to more than 35,000 students from all over the nation and the world. With its stately stone architecture sprawling lawns, seasonal trees and natural flora, KU is known to be one of the most beautiful campuses in Korea. The students of KU represent Korea’s dream as they are among the nation’s brightest and most ambitious. KU is nationally recognized for its commitment to teaching and academic excellence. The university’s academic breadth is extensive with its 81 departments in 19 colleges and divisions, and 18 graduate schools and it has over 1,500 full-time faculty members with over 95% of them holding Ph.D. or equivalent qualification in their field.

KU has particularly strong Humanities and Asian Studies Departments along with the recently established Graduate School of International Studies (GSIS). KU is also renowned for its professional schools of Law, Medicine and Business Administration. In research, KU is an internationally recognized leader with over 100 research centers, including the East Asiatic Research Centre and the Korean Cultural Research Centre. Furthermore, Korea University Business School (KUBS) is the only and the first business school in the country to have acquired both European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) accreditation, in combination with the accreditation granted by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Unlike many universities in Korea, KU prides itself not only in being a progressive and globally conscious institution but one that plays a role in preserving and developing Korea’s unique culture.

Benefits of Studying in Korea

Opened in 1978, the Main Library contains about 800,000 works-the largest collection in any private university library in Korea. This beautiful 14,546m2 stone structure was completely remodeled in 2004. Equipped with such state-of-the-art facilities as search functions for each room, reference information rooms, and Web-based learning corners, it serves as a proud heart for KU intellectuals by supporting students’ academic research activities.

Centennial Digital Library has the world’s finest both in terms of facilities and size, this high-tech information center plays a pivotal role in the running of an electronic library service.

A core feature of the science campus, the Science Library contains about 330,000 books, with a focus on engineering, medicine, and natural science.

Graduate School Library was built in 1937 to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Bosung College, thanks to the generosity of many benefactors. Because of its magnificence and beauty, it has been designated as Historic Site No. 286.

Accommodations

Korea University has two excellent quality international dormitories, Anam Hall 2 and CJ International House. These facilities are for limited numbers of international students.

Anam Hall2 is an air-conditioned, coed home for 84 students. Anam Hall 2 offers triples (rooms for three students) in a traditional corridor style with shared bathrooms. Bathrooms are equipped with several shower stalls, toilets and sinks. CJ International House is an air-conditioned, suite style facility for 258 students and faculty. CJ International House offers double and single rooms with semi-private baths. Bathroom facilities are connected to the suite and are shared by the flat mates.

Sports Centre

Completed in 2006 on a 18,182㎡site, Hwajeong Tiger Dome (multi-purpose sports complex) with three stories above ground and three below helps students and faculty members maintain good health. An Ice Rink, containing Olympic-sized skating rink and the finest in facilities also functions as a training base for national athletes.

Accreditation and Recognition:

  • Scholarships will be awarded within the budget range of KU
  • Recipient of the scholarship that covers 100% of tuition fee, should visit Hana bank on campus and make a ‘zero’ deposit during the enrollment period.
    However, we strongly recommend you to at least pay for the Mutual Health Aid Association fee, one of the optional fees, since having insurance during the entire study period in Korea has been made mandatory for all international students by the Ministry of Education.
  • Find more information about insurance at ‘Insurance’
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