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International Students

Graduate School of Pan-Pacific International Studies (GSP) recruits students twice a year, in the middle of April and October. The admission information may change every year and is announced on the GSP website just before the admission process starts.

Application Schedule

Application Schedule
Category Spring Semester Fall Semester
Field of Study Master's Programs
  • International Trade and Economic Cooperation (IT & EC)
  • International Business (IB)
  • International Development Cooperation (IDC)
  • International Development and Consulting (MIDAC, Saturday Class)
  • KOICA-GSP Scholarship Program (MKE, Fall Semester Only)
Ph.D. Program
  • International Development Cooperation (IDC)
Application October April
Document Review, English Interview and English Test November - December May - June
Final Result and Registration December June
Entrance March September

Applicant Qualifications

Applicant Qualifications
Master's Degree Program Those who have bachelor's degree or master's degree or who are in the final year of the degree.
Ph.D. Degree Program Those who have master's degree or who are in the final year of the degree.

How to Apply

Online Application

  • Click the pop-up banner for "Online Application" on the GSP website.
  • Get started on your application.
  • Send the application fee (75,000 KRW) on the application website.

Document Submission

  • After finishing your online application, print out the application form on the application website.
  • Mail your application documents including the application form.

Application Process

For your convenience, we invite you to visit our website (www.gsp.khu.ac.kr) and to apply online. All instructions and application forms are available on the online application website (http://ipsi1.uwayapply.com/gradu1/khu_gsp). Please note that when applying on-line, you will need to have your official transcripts, score reports, letters of recommendation (sealed) and other required documents sent by post directly to the administration office at the address below. The Admissions Committee will not review your application until all of the required components have been received. Late or incomplete documents will not be accepted.

Document Submission

After finishing your online application, including the application fee (KRW 75,000) and payment on the application website, print out the application forms. All of the forms should be filled out entirely. Mail your application documents including the application form to the address below:

Mailing Address

Graduate School of Pan-Pacific International Studies (GSP), Kyung Hee University, Global Campus
1732 Deogyeong-daero, Giheung-gu, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do, 17104, Republic of Korea
Tel: 82-31-201-2146~9 / Fax: 82-31-204-8120 / E-mail: gsp@khu.ac.kr

All documents must be mailed by the appropriate deadline for the term in which you are applying. All materials submitted for review become the confidential property of Kyung Hee University's Graduate School of Pan-Pacific International Studies and cannot be returned.

Document Review and Interview

If all required documents and online application are submitted on time, the admissions committee will review them. Only qualified applicants will be informed of the following evaluation process individually through e-mail. Applicants who are residing abroad and are unable to attend the interview may have an interview by phone.

Evaluation Process
  • Round 1: Evaluation of the Application Documents
  • Round 2: English Interview
  • Round 3: English Writing Test
Evaluation for Overseas Applicants (M.A. and Ph.D. applicants)

Application Documents (40%) + English Phone Interview (60%)

Evaluation for Domestic Applicants (M.A. and Ph.D. applicants)

Application Documents (40%) + English Interview (40%) + English Writing Test (20%)

Notice to Applicants

All applicants are required to have an intensive interview in English. Applicants who are residing abroad and are unable to attend the interview may have an interview by phone.

Application Documents

Application Documents
No. Application Documents Master's Program Ph.D. Program
1 Completed application form
(Print after online application)
Required Required
2 Personal statement
(Download a blank form after online application)
Required Required
3 A certified copy of the degree diploma, graduate certificate or certificate of expected graduation
(original, English or with English translation)
Required Required
4 Official transcripts of academic records
(original, English or with English translation)
Required Required
5 Two letters of recommendation (sealed) Required Required
6 Resume
(Download a blank form after online application)
Not required Required
7 A statement of future career plan
(Download a blank form after online application)
Not required Required
8 A certified copy of the TOEFL, TOEIC, TEPS or IELTS score report Not required but recommended Not required but recommended
9 A copy of passport
(passport number should be shown)
Required Required
10 Financial certification for admission: Applicant's or sponsor's bank certificate indicating a minimum deposit of USD20,000 Required Required
Note: Chinese applicants should submit a copy of the certificate of their degree in English issued by the China Academic Degree & Graduate Education Development Center.

Admission Guide for Spring 2018 English Brochure Chinese Brochure How to Get to GSP

* Available only in the application period