Global Development & Entrepreneurship
Spring 2024 Admission for Global Development and Entrepreneurship
Handong Global University is a Global Christian University, educating twenty-first-century leaders for our nation and the world, by equipping students with excellence in both academics and Christian values, in particular, honesty and integrity.
Field of Study
Degree Department The Number of Admission Instructional Language
Master Global Development and Entrepreneurship 10 English
1. Applicants must hold
a. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, or expected to complete a bachelor’s degree by February 2024
b. Or, a legal proof of any education equivalent to bachelor's degree

2. Proof of English Proficiency
c. By submitting an official English test score taken within last 2 years, with the minimum score of TOEFL (IBT 80, PBT 550, CBT 213), TOEIC 700, TEPS 572 (New TEPS 264), TOEIC-Speaking 130, TEPS-Speaking 51, OPIC IM2, IELTS 5.5
d. The following applicants are exempted from submitting English test score
- An applicant who received a bachelor’s or higher degree in a country where English is the first official language.
- An applicant who received a bachelor’s or higher degree in a country where English is not the official language, but all classes are taught in English. In this case, an official proof of English as the language of instruction must be submitted.
- An applicant with the minimum of 2 years of work experience in English can submit a letter with an institutional seal as the proof of English proficiency, in which English is clearly mentioned as the mode of communication for major professional works.
Application Process
1. Application Material Due : All forms and documents in print
- 2023.10.30(Mon) ~ 2023.11.17(Fri), 17:00 KST
​2. First Screening : Application Material Review
- 2023.11.24(Fri)
​3. Announcement of the First Screening Result
- 2023.11.27(Mon) on Handong Homepage
​4. Second Screening : Personal Interview
- 2023.12.4(Mon)
- International Applicants outside Korea will be interviewed by ZOOM
​5. Announcement of Acceptance Decision
- 2023.12.15(Fri) on Handong Homepage
​6. Registration
- 2023.12.18(Mon) ~ 2023.12.22(Fri)
- Registration by depositing ₩900,000(KRW)
Application Material
1. Application form (Download - Excel)
​After completing, print and submit the form with a photo attached.
2. Self-introduction form(available on the web) 1 copy (Download - Ms Word)
3. One official University transcript(for 4 years)
* Applicants who completed education abroad are required to submit a document that is notarized by either Apostille standards or the Korean embassy/consulate.

4. One official University diploma or certificate of expected graduation by February 2024
* Applicants who completed education abroad are required to submit a document that is notarized by either Apostille standards or the Korean embassy/consulate.

5. Official English test score taken within 2 years (Section II. 2. Proof of English Proficiency)
6. [International Applicants Only] Applicant's passport 1 copy
7. [International Applicants Only] Official document(s) indicating parent-child relationship between applicant and his/her parents or Graduation Certificate of elementary/junior high school 1 copy
8. [International Applicants Only] A bank statement with a minimum balance of $10,000 deposited within a month, or a letter of responsibilities from a sponsor for applicant’s financial needs until the applicant completes the degree. Applicants without the submission of a bank certificate or a letter of responsibilities will not be processed for admission decision.
* All documents must be written in Korean or English. Documents written in any other language must be notarized for submission.
1. Incoming students may receive scholarships over 30% of tuition for the first semester.
*All qualified students may receive maximum 10% scholarship.
2. From the second semester on, scholarships will be awarded to students with the minimum GPA of 3.5 in previous semester. The amount of scholarship in each semester is subject to the availability of scholarship fund.
Important Notes
1. Information on application material must be precise and specific. Any false or misleading information in application material will result in the cancellation of admission.
2. Application material submitted for admission decisions will not be returned for any reason.
3. Once the admission decision is made, all admitted students must register during the registration period with registration payment. Failure to register during the registration period will lead to the cancellation of admission. (Section III.6 Registration)
4. Applicants can apply for one program only in one academic period. Applicants who apply for multiple program will be dismissed for further admission process from all programs.
5. Notices regarding admission, interview, and information for admitted students are posted on the admission website. Applicants are fully responsible for any complications caused by failure to follow up the instructions posted on the website during admission process.
General Information
1. Application Forms
Applicants can download admission requirements, application form, and recommendation forms from Handong Global University's Webpage at
2. Application Material Submission
Submission Address:
Dept. of Academic Affairs Sect. of Graduate School (대학원교학팀) 558
Handong-ro, Heunghae-eup, Buk-gu, Pohang-si, Gyeongbuk
Application Fee to
Application fee ₩80,000(KRW)
Bank Name KEB Hana Bank
Branch Name Pohang buk
Bank Address 375-89 74,Cheonma-ro, Buk-gu, Pohang-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do
Account Number 910-910005-17804
Beneficiary Address 558 Handong-ro, Heunghae-eup,
Buk-gu, Pohang-si,
* When transferring application fee, a transfer transaction must be recorded on university bank account with an applicant's name as a transaction memo in the form of "GDE.your name" (ex. GDE.JaneKim, or 개발.김제인), and the receipt must be submitted along with application documents.
3. Rules for Application Fee Refund
- Any over payment is refundable.
- Application fee can be refunded only if unavoidable circumstances would happen to an applicant. For the refund, however, the applicant must provide the proof of such circumstances.
- Application fee can also be refunded to an applicant whose admission process has been interrupted either by University faults or natural disaster.
- Under the law, the balance of the admission fee after deducting all expenses incurred up until the interruption of the admission process will be refunded. (The balance will be refunded within 60 days from the beginning of the first semester.)
- An applicant can choose one of two refund procedures: Visiting the university directly, or "Account transfer to applicant's bank account".
- When an applicant chooses account transfer for refund, transaction fee will be deducted from the refund balance, and applicants are not allowed to get refund if the transaction fee costs more than the refund balance.
4. Contact for Further Information
Dept. of Academic Affairs Sect. of Graduate School
Tel 82-54-260-1206, 1666
Fax 82-54-260-1209
Handong Global University
558 Handong-ro Buk-gu, Pohang Gyeongbuk 37554 Republic of Korea
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