Office of International Affairs,
Chung-Ang University

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Office of International Affairs,
Chung-Ang University

서브비주얼

Office of International Affairs,
Chung-Ang University

Admission Guide

Admission Guide

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★Foreign Student Applications for the undergraduate program will be open four times a year.★

★Applications for the Medical School will be open in March once a year.★

★For the School of Medicine, a certificate of TOPIK Level 6 is required.★

Eligibility for Application-All applicants should meet the below requirements

For the School of Medicine, a certificate of TOPIK Level 6 is required.
Classification Requirements for Application Exceptions for Application
Freshman Admission Both applicants and their parents must be foreign nationals. Applicants must be graduates (or expected graduates) of high school or have an equivalent educational background.
  • Students with dual nationality (Korean citizenship + other) cannot apply for these types of admission.
  • If students became a foreign national after entering elementary school, students can not apply for these types of admission.
  • Self-educated students or students with a G.E.D. are not eligible to apply.
  • For the School of Medicine, a certificate of TOPIK Level 6 is required.
  • For freshmen and transfer students applying for Advertisement & Public Relations and transfer students applying for Housing and Interior Design, only students with TOPIK 5 or higher are eligible to apply.
  • For transfer students applying for Advertisement & Public Relations, only students who majored in the same or similar department in the previous school can apply.
Second Year Transfer Admission Both applicants and their parents must be foreign nationals. Applicants must have completed (or be expected to complete) at least one year (two semesters) in a degree program at a four-year university; must have graduated (or be expected to graduate) from a two or three year college; or must have an equivalent educational background.
Third Year Transfer Admission Both applicants and their parents must be foreign nationals. Applicants must have completed (or be expected to complete) at least two years (four semesters) in a degree program at a four-year university; must have graduated (or be expected to graduate) from a two or three year college; or must have an equivalent educational background.

Application Review Process

ADomestic Residents
Discipline Test Method
Humanities / Science Documents Review
Arts / Physical Practical Test & Documents Review
Medicine Interview & Documents Review
BAdditional remarks
  • a.Admitted applicants who failed to meet the CAU Korean language requirement must take a leave of absence and enroll in the designated Korean Language Courses at the CAU Institute of International Education. The students are required to attend the Anseong campus for the first 6 months. Failure to register for the Korean language course may result in dismissal from your undergraduate academic record.
  • b.Upon meeting any of the standards below, the student will be allowed to enter CAU and start taking a degree program at CAU in the coming semester.
    • c.Submit a Certificate of TOPIK level 4 or higher (TOPIK level 3 or higher for Design department/Global School of Arts Applied Music/Global School of Arts Game Contents & Animations)
    • d.Complete the level-4 (or higher) Korean Language Course at the CAU Institute of International Education(Applies only upon admission)
    • e.Complete Korean language course Level 5 at a Korean University certified by IEQAS. Please refer to the Korean Version of Undergraduate Admission Guide for International Students.
  • f.Complete Sejong Hakdang Korean Intermediate 2 course or higher (Applies only upon admission)
  • g.All Applicants should follow the above mentioned policies. If applicants do not follow the policies will face corresponding limitations.

Admission Decision

  • a.Admission decisions are made by each department based on total scores.
  • b.Applicants may apply for a single deparment or two departments.
  • c.For applicants who want to apply gor two departments, you may choose the humanities department and the natural science department(Humanities, Social Sciences, Business & Economics, Natural Sciences, Biotechnology & Natural Resources, Engineering, ICT Engineering, Software, Arts and Technology) your second choice after applying for your first choice. (Please note the you may not select the medical department or the arts and sports department as your second choice.)
  • d.The second choice of the student will only be taken into consideration if their first choice rejected.
  • e.Applicants proven unqualified for CAU during document review will not be admitted to CAU.
  • f.Qualifled applicants with the same scores will all be accepted.
  • g.In case the applicant's visa issuance is denied by by the Korean governmant, your admission can be canceled. Also, the tuition fee will be refunded according to the university policy.
  • h.Failure to submit required documents, false entries in the documents, forgery, falsification, examination irregularities, or ineligibility will lead to rejection of application or even to cancellation of admission regardledd of the evaluation results.

★Successful Applicants must submit a transcript showing TOPIK level 4 or higher to the Office of International Affairs before graduation. Without submitting these documents, they cannot graduate.★

★We recommend all applicants have proficiencies in the Korean language before entering CAU because most classes and application procedures will be in Korean.★

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