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Announcement of application for exemption from Foreign language & Comprehensive exam(June, December)
→ Application(those who are qualified/ early July, early January)
→ Check the result

Application for Foreign language & Comprehensive exam(July, January)
→ Foreign language & Comprehensive exam
→ Check the result

Foreign Language Exam

Eligibility: A student who completed at least one semester

Date of Exam: July 30, 2020 / January 28, 2021

Procedure: Fill in the application form → Submit it to the department

Degree Exam Subject Timing Passing Criteria
Master’s Select one: English, German, French, Chinese, Japanese, Chinese Character, Korean(Only foreigner) 70 minutes 60 points or higher out of the total of 100 points
Ph.D & Integrated Select one or two(depend on departments): English, German, French, Chinese, Japanese, Chinese Character, Korean(Only foreigner)
  • Notes
    • If failed to pass, re-taking of exam is possible regardless of number of tests taken
    • Please bring the pen for computer, black ballpoint pen(pencil is not available), correction tapes and identification card(National ID, driver's license, passport, Alien Registration card). If you do not have your identification card, you will be restricted from taking a test.
    • How to check the results : portal Login → Academic Support → My Academic Affairs → Graduation → (Graduate School) Thesis Qualification You can check the results, Pass or Fail.
  • [Exemption from the Foreign Language Exam]
    Students who are completed at least one semester qualified with the minimum level of exemption guidelines. Those are required to submit the documents to the office of related department within the designated period.
    • Exemption Criteria: Type of language test and passing grade is different from every department. Please check the criteria on the bulletin board of graduate school website. The period of validity is within 2 years based on language test score acquisition date.
    • Procedure: Fill in the application for exemption → Submit it to the department with original copy of language examination score certificate(original copy will be returned after confirmation, if needed) within the designated period

Comprehensive Exam

  • Eligibility
    • Master’s students who have acquired a minimum of 18 credits with recommendation from the academic advisor
    • Doctoral students who have acquired a minimum of 27 credits with recommendation from the academic advisor
    • Integrated students who have acquired a minimum of 51 credits with recommendation from the academic advisor
    • Degree Exam Subjects Timing
      Master’s two subjects or more 70 minutes / subject
      Ph.D & Integrated three subjects or more
  • Date of Exam: July 29, 2020 / January 27, 2021
    * Specific Information about the date of the exam will be announced by Department Office, and the schedule may be modified depending on the situation.
  • Pass Criteria
    • Passing grade average is at least 70 out of 100. Students must acquire more than 50 out of 100 points in every subject.
    • If a student fails part of the comprehensive exam, the student has the opportunity to retake the corresponding subject in a year. (Partial passing) In this case, a student’s average should be at least 70 out of 100.
  • Notes
    • The contents of Comprehensive Exam will be determined by each department.
    • If students who enrolled in the Integrated Course want to get only a Master's degree, they will be held to the standard of the comprehensive examination for a Master's degree. In the case of students who applied for changing courses from Master's to Integrated course, they will be held to the criteria of the comprehensive examination for the Ph.D course.
    • For more details about the comprehensive examination, please contact the concerned department's office.
  • [Exemption from the Comprehensive Exam]
    A student completed minimum of 18 credits for Master’s, 27 credits for Doctoral and 51 credits for Integrated respectively with recommendation from the academic advisor.
    • The Exemption Criteria
      • CGPA of 4.2 or higher or
      • Students have published at least one research paper as the lead author in a publication list of the National Research Foundation of Korea or SCI(SSCI) Only, Department of Mathematics & Statistics(Major of Mathematics) allows corresponding author
        ※ The exemption criteria of comprehensive exam does not apply to every department. Some departments ask students to take the comprehensive exam unconditionally. Please check the internal regulations of the department for detailed information.
    • Procedure: Fill in the application for exemption → Submit it to the department with official transcript or research paper within the designated period