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

INU welcomes students from all over the world.

INU is one of Korea's premier universities and our commitment to preparing global leaders makes INU a great place to study for students from all around the world. Get started by downloading and carefully reviewing the admissions guide by clicking on the button below.
  • Choose a program of study.
  • Know submission dates & deadlines.
  • Check requirements & eligibility.
  • Prepare required documents.
  • Follow the directions.
  • 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.

Steps for Admission

After you select your academic program of study, 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 Admissions page 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. For help with applying and registering, vist the International Service Center website.
Item Dates Notes
Online Application Period for Fall, 2018 June 11-15, 2018 Apply online at www.inu.ac.kr. You may need help from a Korean speaker to use the website. You can also email the .pdf of your application to admission@inu.ac.kr. Make sure you receive a confirmation that your application was received.
Required Document Submission June 11-15 Submit a printed copy of your application and required documents by mail or in-person to the INU Admissions Team (Incheon National University Admissions Team (Bldg. No.1), 101 Academy-ro 119, Yeonsu-gu, Incheon, Korea (22012). You can contact the Admissions Team at: Tel. +82+32+835-9281 or E-mail. admission@inu.ac.kr
(If Needed)
July 4 Notice will be posted on the INU Admissions homepage. Bring the test verification slip, ID card (alien registration card and/or passport). International students from China may inquire about the availability of video interviews, students from other countries may not need an interview.
Korean Proficiency Test TBA The Korean language test application will be posted at the INU Admissions homepage. Students may submit TOPIK certificate in lieu of taking the INU Proficiency Test. The TOEFL English language proficiency exam is required for Korean Trade & Commerce majors.
Announcement of Admission Decisions TBA Notice will be posted at the INU Admissions homepage; you may also recieve an email.
Course Registration & Tuition Payment August 21-25 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 September 4

Preparing Your Application

Before you apply, make sure you throughly understand and meet the minimum admission requirements as outlined in the complete International Student Admissions Guide that is also summarized below.
A. Basic Requirements
Graduates or graduate-to-be of high school.
B. Nationality Acknowledgment Standards
To be regard as international student, you and your parents must be non-Korean nationals. Your parents may not have dual citizenship in Korea and another country. Taiwanese nationals whose parents are Korean and Taiwanese are considered international students.
C. Language Proficiency

You must decide if you are entering one of INU's 64 majors in Korean-language or the School of Northeast Asian Studies (SONAS) delivered in English and then demonstrate the respective language proficiency for each by submitting the results of your language test.

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 undergraduate admission.
1. Completed INU Application, Letter of Consent, Scholarship and Academic Qualifications forms included in the International Student Admissions Guide.

2. Apostille authenticated or consulate legalization copies of High School Diploma and Transcripts from issuing institution. For Chinese graduates, submit credentials report from www.cdgdc.edu.cn. For transfer students, copies of diploma and transcripts from university attended.

3. Translated and notarized copy (in Korean or English) of the certificates issued by your home country/state which is equivalent to a birth certificate or other documents which prove applicant’s family relationship. In the case where parents/guardians are divorced or deceased, submit a notarized copy of the official proof documentation..

4. For applicants who live in Korea, provide copies of: 1) Immigration Certificate, 2) Alien Registration Card (front and back) and 3) Certificate of Entry and Departure record.

5. Copy of National ID Card / Drivers License (Parents and Applicant) and copy of Passport (Applicant).

6. Record of Bank Balance. The applicant must submit a certificate of a bank balance of more than USD 20,000 or equivalent in the name of the financial sponsor (a parent) or the applicant that is dated within 1 month before the application.

7. Translated and notarized copy (in Korean or English) of parents’, applicant’s and spouse’s proof of employment and certificates of income or filed tax forms for the most recent year.

8. Certificate of Korean Proficiency (TOPIK Level 3 or Higher, INUKLI Level 4 or Higher or INU Korean Proficiency Test Level 3 or Higher). Or, for international programs delivered in English like the School of Northeast Asian Studies (SONAS), English language proficiency requirement (TOEFL-iBT 75, TOEIC-750, IELTS-5.5 or higher) if you did not graduate from an English-language high school.

9. Two color Photos (3cm x 4cm)...attach one to the Application Form and enclose the other.
10. Income Verification. If applying for a needs-based scholarship, translated and notarized copy (in Korean or English) of parents’, applicant’s and spouse’s proof of employment and certificates of income or filed tax forms for the most recent year.

Application Fee Payment

Normally, the application fee of KRW50,000 is non-refundable and must be paid by the application deadline using the account information provided below, but for September, 2018 admissions, it is waived for all international students. Attach a receipt of your payment to your application to your printed application that you mail in or deliver. If the payment is not made under the applicant’s name, please notify the Admissions Office of the sender’s name. Overseas remittance and currency exchange fees will be charged to the payee.
Bank Name Nonghyup 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 International Student Admissions Guide, but below are some important notes that may address some of your questions and help you apply.
An applicant must submit originals of all supporting documents. If originals cannot be submitted, copies can be submitted but they must have been certified as true copies of the original by the Admission Team at Incheon National University upon submission.
Any official documents written in a language other than Korean, English or Chinese must be translated into Korean or English by an accredited translator.
If any information on an application form or other submitted documents are found to be false, or if the applicant uses unfair means to obtain admission, the application will be automatically disqualified.
If an applicant’s family relationship needs to be confirmed (parents’ divorce, parents’ death and etc.) or if applicant renounced Korean citizenship, the applicant must submit authenticating documents as evidence.
An admitted applicant who is an expected graduate or still attending school/university/college at the time of the application submission must submit a certificate of completion or diploma to the Admission Team at Incheon National University.
An applicant may be contacted and requested to submit additional documents if necessary.
The most accurate and frequently used contact telephone number and email address must be provided so an applicant can be reached from the moment the application has been submitted and until the application result has been released and the applicant is registered at Incheon National University.
Incheon National University is not responsible for not being able to reach an applicant because of the wrong contact details provided by the applicant in the application form.
The application fee and supporting documents will not be refunded nor be returned to applicant once submitted.
An admitted applicant must pay the deposit or the full tuition fee within the specified period to confirm their acceptance and registration. If enrollment is not completed by the deadline, the acceptance offer will be withdrawn.
Matters not specified here will be decided by INU's Admission Committee.