Admissions and Transfers

Application Deadlines

  • Spring Semester(starting March 1, 2024)
    - Enrollment for 2024 will take place from December 1, 2023 (KST)

    The Admissions Office may request additional documents when confirming the authenticity of submitted papers.


Admissions are processed in Korean, and all courses are taught in Korean. We do not have any language requirements, so you do not have to provide your scores on a Korean language proficiency test. However, speaking and understanding Korean at a certain level is essential, allowing you to make the most of your classes, assignments, and exams.

Learn Korean



Standard Korean learning curriculum of Nuri-Sejong Hakdang for studying all four aspects of Korean communication methods(speaking, listening, reading, and writing). You can check your learning progress in this course.

The contents of lectures and textbooks for Korean & Korean Culture are offered by the King Sejong Institute Foundation’s Nuri-Sejong Hakdang (

Admission Process

Submit Online
  • Go to
  • Fill out the application form completely and save it.
  • Make application fee payment (KRW 30,000)
  • Fill out Study Plan and Academic Aptitude Test
  • Entire Official years of transcripts for high school (Translated and notarized)
    *** If you graduated in different countries from elementary school, middle school, and high school,
    You need to submit all official transcripts of them (elementary school, middle school, and high school).
  • Official High School Diploma (Translated and notarized)
  • Official Agreement for Enrollment and Academic Credits (Attached file)
  • Academic History Verification Report or the Verification of Apostille
    *** Please get in touch with education-related public institutions or the applicant’s embassy or consulate for
    the information about the Academic History Verification Report
  • A 3x4 inch of the applicant’s photo
  • Online GCU Application Form (Download)
  • Copy of passport
    (Offline or Online)
    • Further notice will be given
    Decision Notification
    • Further notice will be given
    • Scholarship will be informed.
    Tuition Payment
    (in KRW)
    • Entrance Fee: KRW 99,000
    • Course Fee: KRW 70,000 per credit
    • Total course fee per semester (18 credits for six courses): KRW 1,260,000
    • Payment Methods: Credit Cards or Wire Transfers
    Issuance of
    Student ID &
    Course Registration
      Begin School
      • Entrance Ceremony
      • Orientation for each department

      Eligibility for Admissions or Transfer and Credits Accepted

      Year Eligibility Credits Accepted
      First Year
      High school graduate (or expected graduate)
      An applicant who passed the high school equivalency test
      An applicant recognized as having the educational equivalent to ① above by law.
      Follow related laws and school regulations.
      Second Year Transfer
      Applicants who have graduated (or are expected to graduate) from college are recognized as having the equivalent educational background under the law.
      Those applicants have completed at least two college semesters and earned 35 or more credits.
      Those applicants have earned 35 or more credits under the Act of Credit Recognition.
      Third Year Transfer
      Those applicants who have graduated (or are expected to graduate) from college are recognized as having the equivalent educational background under the law.
      Those applicants have completed at least four college semesters and earned 70 or more credits.
      Those applicants who have earned 70 or more credits under the Act on Credit Recognition.

      Eligibility for General and Special Admissions

      • Students will be accepted under special admissions when the applicant’s remarkable career (life experience) and conditions follow specific guidelines.
      • Those applicants who meet the standard qualifications above and wish to apply for special admissions must meet the following conditions to be accepted.
      Admission Type Eligibility
      General Common Eligibility
      Special Professional Consignment An applicant who works for a company that has an educational contract with Global Cyber University and has been recommended by the company [including officials of the Korean Ministry of Public Administration and Security, National Assembly Secretariat, and the Legal Affairs Bureau]
      Military Consignment An applicant whom the Korean Military has recommended
      Korean Citizens Living Abroad& Foreign Nationals Children of Korean citizens residing abroad, Children of Korean citizens working overseas, and foreign nationals holding a foreign passport.※ Please check the details on the admissions website.
      Applicants in Need of Special Education Applicants in need of special education, such as disabled applicants, able to take lectures at Global Cyber University
      North Korean Defectors & Foreign-Born Korean Residents North Korean defectors who graduated from high school or can obtain a certificate of educational attainment and applicants whose parents are both foreign-born residents of South Korea
      Overseas Students(Foreign Education Curriculum) Koreans and foreign nationals residing abroad who have graduated from elementary, middle, and high school. ※ Please check the details on the admissions website.
      Basic Livelihood Security Recipients An applicant who can submit specific relevant certificates under Articles 2(1) and (10) of the National Basic Living Security Act or who is eligible for support under Articles 5 and 5-2 of the Single-Parent Family Support Act

      Cautions for Transfer Students

      • Credits will be accepted after the transcripts of the previous university have been submitted and reviewed by the associated department.
      • Second-year transfer students may receive up to 35 credits, and third-year transfer students may receive up to 70 credits.
      • Depending on the field of study from the previous university and the field of study of the transferring department, credits are recognized as a cultural elective, major elective, or general elective.
      • Course grades are not accepted. Only course credits are accepted.
      • The remaining credits not recognized as a major and cultural elective are considered general elective credits.


      • After signing up for the courses for the semester, students must pay tuition.
      • Enrollment is conducted according to defined periods and procedures.
        Students may change or cancel their chosen courses only within the course correction period.

      Course Registration and Correction Period

      Semester Registration Correction
      First Semester February March
      Second Semester August September

      Registration Credit (each semester)

      Students with GPAs below 3.5 the previous semester Students with GPAs of 3.5 or above the previous semester / with no failed courses
      12-18 credits 18-24 credits Students can only register for up to 24 credits s including seasonal semesters.

      *In the case of the second semester of the fourth year, students may register for more than three credits.
      (School rules Article 39, Paragraph 2)

      Dropping Courses

      • If the student is unable to take the course, the student may drop the course in the period before the midterm examination.
      • If the student’s remaining credits would bring the credit total below the minimum credit requirement after the student drops a course, the drop will not be accepted.
      • Tuition fees for dropped courses will not be returned or carried over to future courses.

      Credit Transfer

      According to Global Cyber University Rule 43 (Credit Recognition) and the Enforcement Rule of Chapter 10, Credit Recognition, Academic Warning and Failure, students can transfer credits with schools with a domestic or international student exchange agreement or a credit transfer agreement.

      Eligible Students

      A student of the school that has a credit transfer agreement with Global Cyber University, either domestically or abroad

      • *Academic schedules will be conducted according to GCU’s timetable.
      • *Tuitions are calculated at the time of agreement and must be paid to the exchange student’s university.
      • *Credit recognition shall be by the regulations and procedures of the exchange student’s university.