Frequently Asked Questions concerning Admission
Are certified English standardized test scores (TOEIC or TOEFL) required when applying for an admission?
English standardized test scores do not have to be submitted at the time of application.
Although the submission of the scores is not mandatory, the applicants whose scores are above the standard set by
the Graduate School of Pan-Pacific International Studies will receive bonus points toward admission.
How are the scholarships paid?
Scholarships will be available from the first semester. The amount of the scholarship received will be determined based on the current academic record of the applicant. From the second semester on, the amount of the scholarship will be determined by the Scholarship Committee based on the academic performance of the previous semester.
The levels of scholarships at GSP are as follows
||Full scholarship covering tuition fees & 100% of dormitory fees + food expenses
||Full Scholarship covering tuition fees & 50% of dormitory fees
||Scholarship covering 75% of tuition fees & 50% of dormitory fees
||Scholarship covering 50% of tuition fees & 50% of dormitory fees
||Scholarship covering 25% of tuition fees & 50% of dormitory
|| Scholarship covering 0% of tuition fees & 50% of dormitory
Can I apply for an admission when my undergraduate major is different?
The Graduate School of Pan-Pacific International Studies was established in 1997 by the Korean government as an international graduate program. GSP's curriculum is quite practical and can be handled by students with different undergraduate backgrounds. Students are required to take 4~5 core courses offered in their major. Three courses in the student's major of study will also be required.
What are the graduation requirements?
45 credits are required for graduation. The requirement for the official English test scores must be submitted to GSP office.
Do you have student internship and exchange programs?
GSP has a very active internship and study abroad program. An internship requires more than four weeks of work for a government unit, a corporation, a research center, and an international organization in Korea as well as in other countries. A submission of a report based on work experience will also be required. Internships are not mandatory for graduation but highly recommended. For overseas internships, financial support for air fare is available and credits can be received according to the GSP policy. Students in the exchange program will make the payment of tuition at Kyung Hee University and take courses from one of the sister universities in other countries. Kyung Hee University currently has about 200 sister universities around the world at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
What kinds of questions do you ask during the interview?
The most important step in the application process is the interview. Questions will be asked in English. Although the questions asked may vary according to the interviewers, there are questions that are frequently asked to all applicants. Since the applicants for a master's degree have various undergraduate backgrounds, no in depth questions will be asked on a specific area. Rather, general questions regarding the applicant's basic knowledge of their area of interest, their purpose for study, their reasons for applying to Kyung Hee University, and their readiness for graduate study will be asked.
Do you have statistics on the placement of the graduates?
GSP gradates from 2000 to 2008 now play important roles in diverse fields of the global community. Among 167 surveyed graduates, most of them develop their careers in the fields of financial services, Information Technology Industry, international trade and high tech manufacturing industries. 14% of graduates are now working in the Finance & Investment area, 14% for Information Technology Industry, and 11% for Distribution Industry & Manufacturing. A further 14% of graduates are working for public enterprises such as KOTRA and Korea Deposit Insurance Corporation while 6% play active roles as lawyers and administrators. Some are involved in diplomacy, International Organizations, and the press.
Do I have to stay in the dormitory?
Staying at the dormitory is not mandatory, but recommended. The students staying in the dormitory will receive financial support for half of dormitory fees (on a two students in one room basis). Students who are not residing in the dormitory are ineligible for financial support related to dormitory housing.