12 months
8738 USD/year
8738 USD/year
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The Department of History at the Graduate School of Korea University is largely divided into Eastern History and Western History, each with detailed research fields for each period, region, and country. 


Key Features

Since the Department of History at Korea University  produced its first three graduates in May 1950, the number of students entering the Department of History and graduating before it was subdivided in 1989 reached about 1,600. 

Since then, the number of students who have entered the Department of Oriental History and Western History and graduated has reached 300 each. After the Department of History was established at the university, the best scholars in Korea were invited as full-time professors to form the department. 

This tradition has been passed down for decades, and the Department of History and its successors, the Department of Oriental History and Western History, have produced a large number of graduates under the guidance of excellent faculty.

The numerous graduates are spread across various fields of society, and their activities are distributed throughout the country. Many of them have entered the academia and have contributed greatly to the history and academia of Korea, and are still contributing through active activities. In particular, many graduates enter the education field, and many graduates enter research institutions, companies, the media, and relationships.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Contemporary History of East Asia
  • Medieval Church and Secular Culture
  • Special Lecture on Oriental History
  • Western History Special Lecture
  • Western Modern History
  • Russian Cultural History
  • Orient Civilization History
  • Japanese History Special Lecture

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • The applicant must complete regular primary and secondary education, equivalent to Grades 1 to 12 in the Korean education system, either in Korea or overseas. 
  • Completion of qualification examinations and programs such as GED, homeschooling, online courses, or language schools, and so on from the level of primary, secondary to higher education are not regarded as equivalent to a regular academic school curriculum.
  •  Official language proficiency test result (TOEFL, IELTS Academic, HSK, JLPT, JPT, DELF, DALF, TOPIK, etc.) - Standardized international admissions qualifications tests (ACT, A-level, AP, IB, SAT, 高考, etc.) -
  •  National certificate of technical qualification, state certified qualification, etc. - 
  • Documents issued during and by a high school/university: prize conferred by high school/university for activities carried out at high school/university

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    8738 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4369 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    8738 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4369 USD per semester during 12 months.

5.928.000 KRW

Living costs for Seoul

1853935 - 1761654 KRW /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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