GKS admission

    Ⅰ. Overview of Inje University

    1. History

    1932. Founded the Seoul Paik Surgical Hospital
    1979. Established the Inje Medical College
    1988. Promoted to a University
    1997. Selected as a university specialized in Biomedical Science and Engineering by the Ministry of Education
    2004. Recognized as one of the most competitive Graduate Schools in the Evaluation of Graduate Schools by Korean Council for University Education
    2011. ~ 2016. Selected as a university qualified for NIIED’s 2011 to 2016 Global Korean Scholarship(GKS) Program for foreign graduate students
    2013. Selected as a Leading University for International Cooperation
    2014. Ranked in #8 among regional private universities in the Joong-Ang Daily’s evaluation.
    2015. The Medical School recognized as the BEST school in the medical educationby the Accreditation Board of Korean Medical Education
    2015. Received a grant of 3.0 Million US Dollars supported by the Ministry of Trade, Industry & Energy for a newly-launched Digital Anti-Aging Health Care graduate program
    2016. Received a grant of 40 Million US Dollars supported by the Ministry of Education under the PRIME project from 2016 to 2019, the largest education grants ever in Korea
    2018. Selected as the university qualified for NIIED’s 2019 and 2020 GKS program
    2019. World Ranking of Inje University in 2019

    세계대학 평가 순위
    Evaluation Organization Domestic Ranking Asian Ranking World Ranking
    CWTS Leiden (Netherlands) 29 248 712
    US News & World Report (USA) 33 353 1,237
    Shanghi Jia Tong (China) 30 - 901-1,000
    CWUR (UAE) 32 - 911
    URAP (Turkey) 29 221 835

    2019. Selected as a university hosting TOPIK(Test of Proficiency in Korean)
    2020. Certified as a 2020 IEQAS(International Education Quality Assuarance System) University
    2020. 2020-2021 Selected as a university qualified for NIIED’s 2021 and 2022 GKS program
    2020. Three research groups (Nanoscience & Engineering, U-Design, Digital Anti-Aging Health Care) have received the 4th Brain Korea 21 National Research Grant

    2. Key Information

    1. Inje University was established in 1979 as Inje Medical College and has grown to become one of the most prestigious private universities in Korea with 5 University General Hospitals – Seoul-, Sanggye-, Ilsan-, Busan-, and Haeundae-Paik Hospital.
    2. Provides the full-time international students with 85% tuition waiver and supports diverse scholarships, such as the scholarship for financial need, excellent language proficiency, and paper published in SCI journals, etc.
    3. Reduce the university hospitals fee (up to 30%) and provide the advanced payment service for medical bills
    4. Provide prayer room for Muslim students
    5. Provide the comfortable and convenient living environment
      • 1) Inje University is only 20 minutes away from the Gimhae International Airport by Busan-Gimhae Light Rail Transit and operates university shuttle buses to other cities (Busan, Changwon, Ulsan etc.)
      • 2) Provide dormitory with cooking facilities (Priority given to GKS recipients)
      • 3) Support dormitory fee
      • 4) Provide a mentor to help living and study
      • 5) Operate the Safety Education regularly, given by the Police Department and the Immigration Office in Gimhae
      • 6) Provide diverse cultural programs for hands-on experience
      • 7) Provide necessary information through SNS

    Ⅱ. Guidelines for Applicants

    1. Academic Programs

    세계대학 평가 순위
    Division Department Degree Program Lecture in English Eligibility Homepage (Korean)
    Master Doctor
    Medicine Medicine (Anatomy, Biochemistry, Microbiology/Immunology, Pathology, Physiology and Biophysics, Pharmacology, Parasitology, Tumor Modulation, Medical Humanities, Preventive Medicine) 50% or more □ TOPIK lv.4 or IELTS 6.0 required
    □ A student who can study in Busan campus
    Nursing 50% or more □ TOPIK Lv.4 or IELTS 6.5 required
    Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Law -
    Korean Language and Literature -
    English Language and Literature - 100%
    Korean-Chinese Interpretation & Translation - - □ TOPIK lv.4 or HSK lv.4 required
    Health Administration -
    Public Administration -
    Social Welfare -
    Family & Consumer Science - -
    Political Science & Diplomacy - -
    History & Archeology - -
    Humanities - -
    Education - -
    Natural Sciences Chemistry -
    Computer Aided Science -
    Smart Food & Drugs Food & Life Science 50% or more
    Biomedical Laboratory Science -
    Pharmaceutical Engineering 50% or more
    Biological Science 50% or more □ TOPIK lv.3 or IELTS 6.5 required
    Biomedical Engineering 50% or more □ TOPIK lv.3 or IELTS 6.0 required
    Environmental Science & Engineering -
    Occupational Health & Safety - 100%
    Occupational Therapy - 50% or more
    Physical Therapy - 50% or more
    Pharmacy 50% or more
    Public Health - □ TOPIK lv.4 or IELTS 6.0 required
    Engineering Mechanical Engineering 100%
    Computer Engineering 100%
    Nanoscience & Engineering 50% or more
    Electronic Telecommunication Engineering - 100%
    Industrial & Management Engineering - 50% or more
    Architecture - 100%
    Civil Engineering -
    Art U-Design 50% or more
    Music - □ TOPIK lv.3 required
    □ Practical test required
    Interdisciplinary Programs Information & Communication System 100%
    Humanities and Social Sciences in Medicine -
    Korea Unification -
    Emergency & Disaster Management -
    Rehabilitation Science 50% or more
    Health Science and Technology 50% or more
    Aging Friendly Industry -
    Developmental Intervention Studies -
    Counseling Psychotherapy - □ TOPIK lv.5 required
    □ Counseling or Psychotherapy major
    Convergence Culture & Art - -
    Cultural Heritage Studies - -
    Energy System Engineering 100%
    Digital Anti-Aging Health Care 50% or more
    Social Innovation - -
    Healthcare Information Technology - -
    Industry, University, Research- Institute Cooperation Program Atmospheric Environment Information Engineering -

    ▣ Departments of University Specialty with BK21 Grants from the Government
    Department Remark
    Nanoscience & Engineering Supported by the Ministry of Education under the Brain Korea 21 National Research Grant
    Digital Anti-Aging Health Care

    2. Admission Process

    A. Application Schedule
    Item Date Remark
    Submission of application documents Feb. 1 ~ April 9 Airmail or in person
    Screening on documents April 12~April 23 Document examination and interview
    Department screening
    Admission committee screening 1st selection
    NIIED’s selection Middle of May 2nd selection
    Notification of 2nd selection result Late May www.studyinkorea.go.kr
    Notification of final selection result End of June www.studyinkorea.go.kr

    ※ The schedule above is subject to change without prior notice

    B. Eligibility
    • 1) Applicants and their parents must hold a foreign citizenship.
    • 2) Applicants must be under 40 years of age as of September 1st, 2021(born after September 1st, 1981).
    • 3) Applicants must hold a Bachelor's or Master's degree as of August 31st of the selection year(2021).
    • 4) Applicants must maintain a minimum grade-point-average (GPA) of 2.64 on a 4.0 scale,2.80 on a 4.3 scale, 2.91 on a 4.5 scale, or grades/marks/score of 80% or higher from the previously attended institution.

    다. List of documents to submit
    No Application Documents Master’s Doctoral Research
    1 Application Form
    2 Personal Statement
    3 Statement of Purpose for degree program/Research Proposal for Postdoctoral Research Program applicants
    4 Two Letters of Recommendation
    5 University’s Official Letter of Invitation - -
    6 GKS Applicant Agreement
    7 Personal Medical Assessment
    8 Certificate of Bachelor’s degree, or Bachelor’s Diploma (notarized) -
    9 Bachelor’s degree Transcript (Original) -
    10 Certificate of Master’s degree, or Master’s Diploma (notarized) -
    11 Master’s degree Transcript (Original) -
    12 Certificate of Doctoral degree, or Doctoral Diploma (notarized)
    * ONLY for Postdoctoral Research Program applicants
    - -
    13 Doctoral degree Transcript (Original)
    * ONLY for Postdoctoral Research Program applicants
    - -
    14 Certificate of Employment (Original)
    * ONLY for Postdoctoral Research Program applicants
    - -
    15 Certificate of valid TOPIK score/
    Certificate of valid English Proficiency Test
    16 Published Papers, Research papers, and etc.
    17 Awards
    18 Applicant’s Passport (Copy)
    19 Proof of Citizenship for Applicant’s Parents (Original)
    20 Proof of Adoption for overseas Korean (Original)
    * ONLY for the Adopted Overseas Korean
    21 Letter of Consent on Education Verification (Form will be given upon request)

    △: If applicable

    ※ All application documents must be presented in their original forms. If an applicant has to submit photocopied documents, the applicant MUST submit the certified documents that is notarized, apostilled, or received a consular confirmation.

    3. Important Notes

    • 1) Before applying to the graduate program at Inje University, applicants are advised to contact with the staff in charge of GKS and discuss his or her admission.
    • 2) Applicants must apply for this program through only one organization, either University or Embassy.
    • 3) If any of application documents is missing or contains false information, the admission may be rescinded.
    • 4) All application documents will not be returned.
    • 5) All documents should be written in English or Korean. Documents written in other language must be translated into English or Korean, and notarized.
    • 6) A student whose graduation is pending at other institutions during the time of application should submit the Graduation Certificate(s) and the Degree Certificate(s) before starting the language course.
    • 7) Applicants may be requested to submit additional documents for screening.(ex. GPA conversion certificate issued by applicant’s previous university)

    4. Dormitory

    Dormitory Room Type Fee Remark
    Gimhae Campus International House Double Occupancy Monthly boarding fee:~ 160,000 KRW Cooking Facilities
    Busan Medical Campus Apartment for Medical Student Single Occupancy Monthly boarding fee:~ 200,000 KRW
    Double Occupancy Monthly boarding fee:~ 120,000 KRW

    ※ Note: The table above shows the dormitory fee in 2020. However, it may be subject to change.

    5. Contact Information

    • 1) Staff in Charge: Mr. Hee Kyu Kim
    • 2) Mailing Address: Graduate School, Inje University, 197 Injero, Gimhae, Gyeongnam (Zip code: 50834)
    • 3) Contact Information: Telephone +82-55-320-3642 / Fax:+82-55-336-0225
    • 4) E-mail: heeeq@inje.ac.kr (Kakaotalk ID: higi33)