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■ Application of Spring Semester, 2022

Download: Admission Application Guideline (PDF)


1. Programs


Sogang GSIS recruits about OO students for Master degree program in the four specialty areas, International Relations (including National Intelligence & Security Track), International Trade, International Finance, and Korea & East Asia. Also, Sogang GSIS recruits about O students for Ph.D. program in the three fields of major mentioned above except Korea & East Asia for Spring semester, 2022.

All courses and academic activities are conducted in English and about 120 international students from 32 countries are studying at Sogang GSIS, as of September, 2022.


Ph.D.

All Majors

(except Korea & East Asia major)

Doctor of Philosophy in International Studies

M.A.

International Relations

Master of International Studies in International Relations

Master of International Studies in National Intelligence & Security

International Trade

Master of International Studies in International Trade

International Finance

Master of International Studies in International Finance

Korea & East Asia

Master of International Studies in Korean Studies

Master of International Studies in East Asian Studies



2. Qualification 


An applicant must have graduated or be expected to graduate from an accredited four-year college, university or equivalent before the semester for which the applicant intends to enroll. It means that you should graduate and receive your diploma & degree at least 1 month before entering. For example, for spring (or fall) semester admission which starts from every March (September), you should receive diploma & degree until February (August). In short, an applicant must have a bachelor's degree (master's degree for Ph.D. Program) or evidence of equivalent. Students can apply for Sogang GSIS program regardless of their undergraduate majors.



3. Important Dates  


Application Period: November 2 (Tue) ~ 12 (Fri), 2021

Announcement of Documents Screening Results: 2pm on November 23 (Tue

Interview for Admission: November 27 (Sat), 2021

  - Interview will be conducted in English. The phone interview is available only if you are not in Korea.

Announcement of Final Screening Results: December 15 (Wed), 2021

 

4. Application Process 


1) Online Application

Students should fill in a brief online application form first through the online application link and it is available during the application period only.

  

2) Offline application

In addition to the online application, students must send all required documents by mail (post). Only after students send them by mail, application process will be completed.

All documents should be written in English. If the original documents are not in English, then notarized translations must also be submitted. For validation checking of the documents, all the original documents must be brought or submitted once applicants are admitted. 

All documents submitted will not be returned to the applicants.


5. Required Documents


Number

Notes

1)

Application Checklist

(Download from our website)

2)

Offline Application Form

(Download from our website)

3)

Two Sealed Recommendation Letters

(Download from our website)

4)

Essay

5)

Diploma or Certificate of (Expected) Graduation

6)

Official Transcripts

7)

English Test Score Report

8)

Color Copy of Passport

9)

Original Statement of Bank Balance

10)

Consent Form of Information Release for Degree Verification

(Download from our website)

11)

Degree Verification Report from CHSI (CHESICC) or CDGDC

(Only for applicants who graduated from universities in China)

  Note) In case of a Korean descendant abroad, additional documents such as 'Birth Certificate', 'Ho Kou Ben', etc. may be requested to clarifiy the nationality. 

            

1) Application Checklist

It can be downloaded from our website. The application documents must be submitted in the order of the checklist. Please put the checklist in the front. Each required document should be numbered and labeled on the top right corner. (ex: 4. Essay)

 

2) Offline Application Form

It can be downloaded from our website. It should be typed. Handwriting is not allowed. Also, 3 photos(3.5×4.5cm)  should be attached.

 

3) Two Sealed Recommendation Letters

The recommendation letter form can be downloaded from our website. Applicants should use Sogang GSIS recommendation form. Otherwise, the lowest score will be given.

Recommendation letters should be sealed. Unsealed letters will not be accepted. Letters could be included in the application package or sent directly to Sogang GSIS office from the recommenders.

Former professors from the university or supervisors from the workplace could be recommenders.

 

4) Essay

The essay may be no longer than 2 pages and has no fixed form. It may include self-introduction, the reason why the applicant is interested in Sogang GSIS, and future career plan.

 

5) Diploma or Certificate of (Expected) Graduation

Certificate of graduation should be original. In terms of diploma, copy of diploma could be submitted. However, the applicant must make the copies notarized or apostilled.

Applicants who have not yet graduated during the application period can submit the certificate of expected graduation including the anticipated graduation day. In this case, once the applicants are admitted, they should bring the original diploma or the certificate of graduation officially sealed by the university to Korea for validation checking.

 

 

6) Official Transcripts

Official transcripts must be original and issued by undergraduate school (and graduate school for Ph.D. applicants). Transfer students must submit official transcripts from all institutions they attended.

Statement of grading system from the school must be attached if the CGPA can’t be calculated on a 4.0/4.3/4.5 scale or in percentage (if not, it is possible for applicants to use a online service such as Scholaro.com, etc., and submit both the recalculated version and the original transcript.)


The transcript not written in English should be translated in English and need to be notarized. However, it does not have to be apostilled. 

 

7) English Test Score Report (IELTS, TOEFL, TOEIC, or TEPS)

English test score report should be original.

It could be included in the application package or sent directly to Sogang GSIS office from the test institutions.

It is exempted for native English speakers or graduates from universities in the English speaking countries.


8) Color Copy of Passport

It should be printed in color.


9) Original Statement of Bank Balance

It should be at least USD 20,000 or equivalent. The applicant can submit the statement of bank balance under USD 20,000. However, it could be a problem when the applicant applies for the visa depending on the embassy.

If the account holder is student’s parent or family, please submit the ‘Statement of financial sponsorship’ [Download]  with the account holder’s signature, too. It can be downloaded from our website. 


10) Consent Form of Information Release for Degree Verification

It is for verifying your previous undergraduate or graduate degree. The applicant should fill in the information correctly and sign on the form. 


11) Degree Verification Report from CDGDC or CHSI

It is only for applicants who graduated from universities in China. If the document is written only in Chinese, applicants should submit the notarized translation. Online report from CHSI (CHESICC) is preferable.  


 ※ Additional Application Guideline regarding COVID-19 pandemic (Click here)


 

6. Application Fee


The applicants need to transfer the fee (KRW 80,000 or USD 80) to the bank account below. The transaction commission fee is responsible for the applicant. Please don't enclose the cash or the check in the application package since it might be lost.

After transferring the fee to the account, please email us (gsisapply@sogang.ac.kr). If the applicant asks a friend or family to pay the application fee, the applicant should inform GSIS office sender’s name and account number.

Application fee is not refundable in any events.  


Name of Bank: Woori Bank

Account Number: 1005-001-589268

Swift Code of Woori Bank: HVBKKRSE

Account Holder: Sogang University

Bank Address: Woori Bank Sogang University branch, Sogang University, #35, Baekbeom-Ro, Mapo-Gu, Seoul 04107, Korea.

     

7. Overseas Korean


Overseas Koreans can apply through the same process as international students as follows;

1) Those who have citizenship of foreign countries and both of whose parents have citizenship of foreign countries (non-existence parent is not considerable)

Required Documents: The copies of passports of both parents

2) Those who studied from elementary school up to university in foreign countries

Required Documents: The certificate of enrollment of all institutions


8. Scholarship


There are 4 types of scholarship supported by Sogang GSIS as follows;
- Scholarship A/B/C/D: 100%/75%/50%/25% reduction (waiver) of tuition fee
In the 1st semester, new students who meet the certain academic standards are entitled to receive the scholarship according to their performance in the admission process. The GSIS Admisstion Committee decides the type of scholarship for new students.
From the 2nd semester, the amount of scholarship will be determined according to the GPA of the previous semester to every student who acquires 9 credits or the above and has a GPA of 3.5 (4.0 for Ph.D.) on a scale of 4.3.
For GSIS scholarship, students are required to submit the official English test result like TOEIC, TOEFL, TEPS, or IELTS with the certain required score during their first year at Sogang GSIS. Native speakers or students who graduated from universities in English speaking countries are exempted.
Students can apply for TA or RA from the 2nd semester for the additional scholarship.

*The scholarship rules may be applied differently for the Ph.D. students. 

   

9. Information for Accepted Students

Deadline for Paying Tuition: The first week of January, 2022

First Day of Spring semester, 2022: March 2 (Wed), 2022

  Link to the Information on tuition and housing 

 

10. Contacts

Website: https://gsis.sogang.ac.kr

E-mail: gsisapply@sogang.ac.kr

Tel: +82-2-705-8756

Fax: +82-2-705-8755

Mailing Address: #526 Dasan Hall, GSIS, Sogang University, #35, Baekbeom-Ro, Mapo-Gu, Seoul 04107, Korea.