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Foreign language test (English)

English test conducted in school

  • Test course : English
    • - Foreign student with the native language of English may substitute in Korean language
    • - Foreigners who are not English native speakers will select either English or Korean
  • Conduct method : Designated institution may conduct the test
  • Test period : Test day described on School Program Schedule (Note the further announcement)
  • Qualification : Enrolled student in the Graduate School (including students on leave, and students completed with required courses)
  • Procedure : after completing the application procedure on the website(login to AIMS2 website → 'Academic Information for Graduate School' → 'Graduation'(on the upper side) → 'Apply for Foreign Language Test'), pay the application fee(15,000 won) within the given period(via electronic transfer or automatic withdrawal).
  • Passing : 60 points or higher for Master's program and 70 points or higher for Doctorate program and integrated program
  • If failed to pass, re-taking of exam is possible regardless of number of tests taken

Applying for exemption from the test

  • Criteria of exemption form the English Test
  • Classification TOEIC TEPS IELTS TOEFL G-TELP TOEIC
    Speaking
    OPIc
    PBT CBT IBT level 2 level 3
    Exemption Criteria 730 605 6.0 534 200 72 67 89 Level 5 IL
  • ※ In case of students who graduated from Ajou University (entered after 2009 to Undergraduate) and meet the requirements, they will be exempted from submitting test results regardless of application.
  • ※ Exemption of Korean language test
    •   - Those who earned a primary grade or higher in the Korean language proficiency test(TOPIK) conducted by Korea
        Institute for Curriculum and Evaluation
    •   - Level 1 or above in the Korean Language Proficiency Test(KLPT)
    •   - Level 4 or above in the KBS Korean Language Proficiency Test
    •   - Those who completed the Korean language lecture established by a graduate school
  • Effective period : Within 2 years (Based on score acquisition date)
  • Time of application : Apply for test of foreign language test each semester
  • Procedure : Preparation of application → Submit it to the department → Approved by the dean of Graduate School
  • Required documents : application for exemption of foreign language test, copy of grade report (Original → original copy will be returned after confirmation)

Alternative courses for foreign language test

  • Students who entered before 2011 Fall semester.
    • - 0 credits, 3 hours a week
    • - Apply in the period of application for classes in each semester
    • - Qualification for class taking : enrolled students and students completed with required courses
      (excluding students on leave)
    • * Pharmacy Students entered after fall semester in 2012 will not be accepted to apply for alternative courses for foreign language test.
    • - Lecture costs : 120,000 won per each semester (based on 30,000 won/month)
    • - Grade assessment : PASS & FAIL
    • - Class formation, number of students in class, and lecture time may be adjusted depending on the results of applications.
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  • Students who entered After 2011 Fall semester
    • - 0 credits, 3 hours a week
    • - Apply in the period of application for classes in each semester
    • - Qualification for class taking : enrolled students and students completed with required courses
      (excluding students on leave and students in Dept.of Pharmacy who entered after 2012)
    • - Lecture costs : 120,000 won per each semester (based on 30,000 won/month)
    • - Grade assessment : PASS & FAIL
    • - Class formation, number of students in class, and lecture time may be adjusted depending on the results of applications.
    • - The classe are organized after taking English test for assessment of students’English level.
    • - Beginner level and Medium level classes will provide graded courses.
    • - Beginner level students who finish and pass 1 semester’s beginner’s course and 1 semester’s medium course will be
      qulified in English to submit the thesis
    • - Medium level studens who finish and pass 1 semester’s medium course will be qualified in English to submit the thesis.
    • - Students who did not take the Enlgish test will be in the Beginner’s level automatically regardless of English level and
      have to finish and pass 1 semester’s beginner’s course and 1 semester’s medium course to be qualified in English
      to submit the thesis.
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  • Alternertive courses for foreign languages is to decide whether the applicants English level qualifies them to submit the thesis and will not be reflected in GPA.

Supplement of Qualifications for Admission

  • Students who did not qualify with the minimum level of English or Korean Proficiency for special reasons have to submit to the Office of the Graduate School the results of a Language Proficiency test score before graduation.
  • Ablove 550 in TOEFL PBT, 210 in TOEFL CBT, 80 in TOEFL IBT 5.5 in IELTS, or 550 in TEPS or other state-authorized English proficiency test scores commensurate with the requirements.
  • Certificate of level 4 or above in the Test of Proficiency in Korean.

 

Comprehensive examination

  • Degree thesis
    - Master's program : MajorⅠ, MajorⅡ 
    - Doctorate program and Integrated Program : MajorⅠ, MajorⅡ 
  • ※ As the general test is given by study subject, inquire about detailed subjects and schedule to your department
  • Time for test : conducted in April and October of each school year (Refer to School Program Schedule and notice)
  • Qualifications : Student who earned 18 credits or more of major course for each degree course and 3.0 or better average grade
  • Procedure : apply on the website (login to AIMS2 website → ‘Academic Information for Graduate School' → ‘Graduation' (on the upper part) → ‘Apply for Comprehensive Examination' (on the left side))
  • Passing : 60 points or higher out of the total of 100 points for each degree program
  • If failed to pass, re-taking of exam is possible regardless of number of tests taken

 

Confirmation of the result for foreign language test and comprehensive examination (Internet inquiry)

application on the website (login to AIMS2 website) → 'Academic Information for Graduate School' → ‘Graduation' (on the upper part) → ‘Foreign Language Test/Apply for Comprehensive Examination' (on the left side)

 

Caution to applicants for qualifying examination

  • Before submitting the application, the test result has to be confirmed via Internet to ensure accurate application
  • The application period of academic affairs schedule for each semester has to be complied with, and reception of application is not possible after the deadline date. (The schedule may be modified depending on the situation, and if indeed modified, it shall be posted on the homepage.)

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