• Graduate Application
  • Schedule
  • Eligibility
  • Supporting Documents
  • Application Fee
  • Application Guidance

Advance your career with graduate studies at INU.

As a graduate student at INU, you will acquire the advanced knowledge and skills needed to tackle global challenges. Our graduate programs pair academics with opportunities for research and hands-on collaboration with industry, government and nonprofit partners so that you can find and pursue your passion.
  • Choose a graduate program.
  • Know submission dates & deadlines.
  • Check requirements & illegibility.
  • Prepare required documents.
  • File your application on time.
  • Pay the application fee.
  • Attend your interview if needed.
  • Check to see if you are accepted.
  • Register and pay tuition.
Application & Guide

Steps for Admission

After you select your graduate program, the first step is to complete and submit your application along with all of the required documents by the deadline. You will then need to check the Graduate School's website to see if you have been accepted. Finally, after you are accepted, login to the INU Portal to register for classes, print your invoice and pay your tuition fee during the registration period, which is usually the week prior to the start of the semester.
Item Dates Notes
Submit Application & Required Documents

October 16-26, 2017

Apply online at: http://www.uwayapply.com

Or, submit by mail or in-person to the Graduate School  (Incheon National University, Postal Code 22012, 119 Academy-ro, Yeonsu-gu, Incheon, Republic of Korea). You can contact the Graduate School at: Tel. +82-32-835-0812~4.
(If Needed)

December 11

Location of interview, if needed, will be decided by each department. The department staff will contact you with details.

November 17

List of students admitted will be posted on the Graduate School website.
Registration &
Tuition Payment
January 8-12, 2018 Details about registration will be announced on the INU Admissions homepage. If registration is not made within the set period, then your enrollment will be canceled.
Start of Semester March 2

Preparing Your Application

Before you apply, make sure you throughly understand and meet the minimum admission requirements as outlined in the complete graduate application guide that is also summarized below.
Basic Requirement

Master's degree applicants should have or are expected to earn a Bachelor's degree, have received a Bachelor's degree or have been recognized by the Korean Minister of Education as having the equivalent academic experience according to relevant law.

Similarly, Doctoral degree applicants should have or are expected to earn a Master's degree, have received a Master's degree or have been recognized by the Korean Minister of Education as having the equivalent academic experience according to relevant law.

Early admission applicants should meet one of the following conditions: 1) Overall GPA for undergraduate coursework is 3.0 (out of 4.5) or higher (B or above average); or 2) have a minimum of 3 years experience in the relevant field to which he/she is applying.

Language Proficiency
Meet one of the following conditions:
  • Certificate of Korean Proficiency Test Score : TOPIK Level 3 or higher.
  • Certificate of English Proficiency Test Score : TOEFL (PBT(550), CBT(210), IBT(80)), IELTS(5.5), TEPS(600), TOEIC(700) or higher.
  • For those who graduated (expected to graduate) in English speaking countries (U.S.A., Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia, or New Zealand), the Certificate of Graduation or Diploma can be substituted for Certificate of English Proficiency Test Score.
  • For applicants who completed their 4-year bachelor's degree in the English medium, but not from an English speaking country, a English Proficiency Letter describing your English proficiency by your advising professor from your undergraduate or master’s program.

Gather Your Supporting Documents

In addition to the your general application, you need to submit the supporting documents listed below with your application in order to be considered for graduate admission. Some departments may also require other materials they need for making admission decisions. Visit the website of the department to which you will apply to check for any additional requirements.
1. Completed Graduate Application Forms
2. Certificate of (expected) Graduation (Degree)
3. Transcript(s) of college academic records
4. Letter of Recommendation from professor in your major
5. For PhD applicants: research experience or publications within the last 4 years
6. Resume / Curriculum Vitae
7. For those applicants whose previous major differs from the graduate fields of study: certificate of Eligibility for the Field of Study by Department chair
8. Certificate of Credit Recognition
9. Copy of passport
10. Study plan
11. For non-native speakers of English or Korean: certificate of Korean or English Proficiency Test Score

12. Record of Bank Balance

You must submit a statement of a bank balance of more than USD 15,000 or equivalent in the name of your financial sponsor (a parent) or the applicant that is dated within 3 months before your application.

13. Letter of Consent for Degree Verification and additional degree verification documents depending on country
14. For Chinese students: (1) copy of identification card, (2) copy of Household Register, copy of Household Register, (3) Photocopy of Alien Registration Card, (4) two passport size photos, (5) Verification Report of China Higher Education Qualification Certificate and (6) Certificate of Death (Only if parent(s) is/are deceased)
15. For overseas Koreans: (1) Certificate of Registration of Korean Nationals Residing Abroad and (2) Certificate of the Entry/Exit (issued by the Immigration office)

Application Fee Payment

The application fee of KRW60,000 is non-refundable and must be paid by the application deadline using the account information provided below. Attach a receipt of your payment to your application. If the payment is not made under the applicant’s name, please notify the Graduate School of the sender’s name. Overseas remittance and currency exchange fees will be charged to the payee.
Bank Name BNonghyup Bank (농협은행)
Account Number 1325 01 000314
Account Name Incheon National University (인천대학교)
Payment Reference Applicant's Name (지원자 성명)
Refund Policy
The application fee is NON-refundable with the following exceptions:
  • When you pay in excess by mistake: the amount you have paid in excess.
  • When you cannot follow admission process due to processing issues at Incheon National University: the full amount you have paid.
  • When you cannot follow admission process due to natural disasters: the full amount you have paid.
  • When you cannot follow admission process due to medical emergency or death of a parent/sponsor (documents supporting the explanation of the situation must be submitted): the full amount you have paid.

Before applying, please read the following guidance.

Full instructions appear in the graduate application guide, but below are some important notes that may address some of your questions and help you apply to a graduate program.
Acceptance and admission shall be canceled under the following disqualifying condition (Paid tuition fees and other will not be refunded): if the information on the documents submitted or the former degree (Bachelor's, Master's) is found to be falsified, acceptance and admission shall be denied.
Documents submitted will not be modified, canceled, and returned and application fee will not be refunded under any circumstances.
Those who have graduated or are expected to graduate in a foreign country must submit the notarized copy of certificate of (expected) graduation and transcript with the university contact address(es) for degree verification purposes.
Those who have not graduated at the time of application must submit an notarized copy of certificate of graduation and transcript before matriculation.
Any matter not specified in this admissions guide regarding international admissions is subject to the decision of the University's Graduate School Admission Committee.
If your Transcript, Certificate of Graduation, Certificate of Degree or Diploma, Household Register (HUKOUBU) and Certificate of Family Relations are not issued in English, then they must be accompanied by the notarized Korean translation.
Foreign students residing in Korea should submit a photocopy of his/her Alien Registration Card.