KDI School

KDI School



263 Namsejong-ro, Sejong-si, 30149,
Republic of Korea
 +82-44-550-1281(1220)
 



Email Address : internationaladmissions@kdis.ac.kr

Website : www.kdischool.ac.kr

Director/VC/Principal :

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The KDI School admits students twice a year and scholarship opportunities are available each admissions period. Please see below for general overview of KDI School's admissions process. The admissions information may change every year and finalized information is announced through application guideline, which is posted each admissions period.

Application Schedule

Category 2016 Fall Admissions 2017 Spring Admissions
Available Programs
MASTER'S PROGRAMS
  • Master of Public Policy
  • Master of Development Policy
MASTER'S PROGRAMS
  • Master of Public Policy
  • Master of Development Policy
  • Master of Public Management
PH.D. PROGRAMS
  • Ph.D. in Public Policy
  • Ph.D. in Development Policy
Application Period March 28 - May 25, 2016 August-October, 2016
Final Result Early July, 2016 Early December, 2016
Program Entrance September, 2016 February, 2017

Qualifications

Applicant Qualification

INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS MUST MEET ONE OF THE FOLLOWING
  • A foreign national whose parents are both foreign nationals
    • If you are an applicant of Korean origin and want to qualify as an international applicant , you must provide (1) a certified copy of birth certificate proving your relationship with both your parents and (2) a copy of both parents' passports demonstrating their foreign nationalities.)
  • An applicant who has completed at least 16 years of education (elementary, middle, high school, and university) in a foreign country
    • If you are an applicant of Korean origin and want to qualify as an international applicant , you must provide certified copies of academic transcripts or graduation certificates of your entire 16 years of education.

Degree Qualification

APPLICANTS FOR MASTER'S DEGREE PROGRAM MUST MEET ONE OF THE FOLLOWING
  • A bachelor's degree holder from an accredited college or university (min. 3 years)
    • Certificate of expected graduation must be submitted if one is expected to earn a bachelor's degree prior to the proposed date of admission.
  • Educational attainment equivalent to bachelor's degree (min. 3 years) approved by law
 
APPLICANTS FOR PH.D. DEGREE PROGRAM MUST MEET ONE OF THE FOLLOWING
  • Both bachelor's (min. 3 years) and master's degree holder from an accredited college or university
    • Certificate of expected graduation must be submitted if one is expected to earn a master's degree prior to the proposed date of admission.
  • Educational attainment equivalent to both bachelor's (min. 3 years) and master's degree approved by law

Requirements

Application Documents

No. Application Documents For Master's For Ph.D.(Spring Only)
1 Online Application Required Required
  • Online application must be submitted at the following link: Click
2 Statement of Purpose (must use the official form) Required Required
  • Please use this portion of the application to explain your motivation and qualifications for pursuing your education at KDI School.
  • Download the official form from the KDI School's website: Click
3 Certified Copy of Academic Transcripts Required Required
  • Academic transcripts must provide a record of all the courses you have taken throughout the years of studying.
  • Applicants for Master's program must submit transcripts from undergraduate institutions.
  • Applicants for Ph.D. program must submit transcripts from both undergraduate and graduate institutions.
  • Copies must be certified.
4 Certified Copy of Degree Diploma, Graduate Certificate or Certificate of Expected Graduation Required Required
  • Certificate of Expected Graduation must indicate anticipated graduation date and degree type.
  • Applicants for Master's program must submit certificates from undergraduate institutions.
  • Applicants for Ph.D. program must submit certificates from both undergraduate and graduate institutions.
  • The certificate must indicate 'Bachelor's Degree' or 'Equivalent to a Bachelor’s Degree'.
  • Copies must be certified.
5 Recommendation Letters Two letters are required Three letters are required
  • Recommendation letters should provide information about your performance in academic or professional settings.
  • The official form can be downloaded from the KDI School’s website (Click). However, it is not required to use the official form.
6 Original Copy of TOEFL, TOEIC, IELTS, TEPS, OPIc Score Report or Certified Copy of Certificate of Medium of Instruction Strongly Recommended Required
  • The tests must have been taken within 2 years of the proposed date of admission.
  • If you have received your university degree from an English-speaking country, you may submit a certificate of medium of instruction instead.
  • Copies must be certified or original.
7 Employment Verification If applicable*(required for Seoul G20 applicant) Not required
  • The employment period and name of position must be specified.
  • The verification should indicate the employment category (e.g. public, private, IGO, etc.).
  • HR officer or supervisor of the applicant should write and sign the verification letter.
  • The official form can be downloaded from the KDI School’s website (Click). However it is not required to use the official form.
8 Dissertation Research Proposal Not required Required
  • There is no required format or length however, it should clearly reflect an applicant’s research interest.
9 Copy of Passport Required Required
  • The copy must show your photo, name, and expiration date.
10 Two Photos (3cm x 4cm) or Photo File Upload Required Required
  • If you have uploaded your photo on your online application, you do not have to send your photos again.
11 Certified Copy of Birth Certificate & Copy of Both Parents’ Passports or Certified Copy of Academic Transcripts or Graduate Certificates of 16 Years of Education in a Foreign Country If applicable (applicants of Korean origin only) If applicable (applicants of Korean origin only)
  • Only applicable to applicants of Korean origin
  • Birth certificate should prove your relationship with both your parents.
  • Copy of both parents’ passports should prove their nationality.