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Enrollment

Enrolled students should complete course registration within the designated course register period by paying tuition.

Course Registration

  • Register for courses through the UST Portal system on the UST website within the designated period.

Tuition Payment Period

  • Spring semester: in February
  • Fall semester: in August

    Refer to the tuition payment information for a detailed schedule.

Tuition Payment Method

  • Single payment or installment payment to the designated bank account.
  • Installment Payment: Students who sign up for installment payment pay in four installments.

Note

  • Any student who does not complete registration within the designated period without a valid reason will be expelled according to the academic regulations.

Tuition Refund

  • If there is a valid reason to refund the tuition, a student may have his/her tuition refunded according to the refund standard.
  • Tuition Refund Standard (enforced starting on March 1, 2013)
Tuition Refund
The time when tuition refunds can be made Amount of Refund
less than 30 days after the semester begins Full refund
30 ~ 60 days after the semester begins 2/3 of the tuition
60 ~ 90 days after the semester begins 1/2 of the tuition
more than 90 days after the semester begins No refund

Will truncate figures less than KRW 1,000

Tuition Payment Standard for Students Who Exceed Their Maximum Term of Study

Tuition Payment Standard for Students Who Exceed Their Maximum Term of Study
Registered Credits Amount of Tuition Payment
1 ~ 5 40% of the tuition for the semester
6 ~ 10 70% of the tuition for the semester
More than 11 Full tuition

Will truncate figures less than KRW 1,000

Course of Study: The minimum years to complete a course of study

Course of Study
Master’s Doctoral Integrative
2 years 2 years 4 years

Reduction of the Course of Study

Students who get the minimum credits for receiving a degree may graduate early; 6 months maximum for master’s and doctoral students and 1 year maximum for integrative Courses students.

Maximum Term of Study: The maximum years a student can attend a university

Maximum term of study
Master’s Doctoral Integrative
4 years 6 years 8 years

Extension of the Maximum Term of Study(Extension of Prescribed Time Limit)

Students who cannot acquire their degrees within the prescribed time limit are expelled. If a student has a valid reason, he/she may extend their period within 2 semesters at maximum. (The student should go through the deliberation of the Graduate Committee if he/she wants to extend the prescribed time limit)

Download Application for Extension of the maximum term of study

Completion Requirement

  • The student must meet the years required for graduation according to the academic regulations.
  • The student must complete the minimum credits in each course according to the academic regulations.
  • Average GPA of all the subjects must be at least B0(3.0/4.5).

Completion Time

At the end of every semester

Post-Coursework Enrollment

  • Students who completed coursework can enroll if he/she wishes to continue education and research at UST so that he/she can be given the same responsibilities and duties as coursework enrolled students.

    Not enrolled post-coursework semester is also included in the Study Duration(Prescribe Time Limit)

  • Post-Coursework students who has not completed enrollment can neither make labor contracts nor receive support(ex. student welfare, International Research Exchanged program, Korean lecture etc.) from UST.

    If International students do not enroll after completing coursework, their VISA extension can be limited. UST will consider student who do not apply for the Post-Coursework enrollment has left Korea and report to the Immigration Control accordingly.

  • UST proceeds Post-Coursework Enrollment every semester through Portal system(Related Notice will be provided every semester)

    Guidance will be provided if the Post-Courework Tuition Fee is set to be charged.

Categories of Leave of Absence and Required Document

Categories of Leave of Absence and Required Document

Categories of Leave of Absence and Required Document Category, Application Period, Required Document, Maximum Period,How to Apply

Category Application Period Required Document Maximum Period
(Semesters)
How to Apply
General Leave of Absence From the last day of academic semester until the 3/4 point of the next academic semester - M.S. : 2
Ph.D. : 4
Integrative : 6
UST Integrative Info System →Academic Management →Leave of Absence Apply Here
Special Leave of Absence Military Service Anytime Notice for Enrollment (Only for Korean male students) Given period
Pregnancy
·Delivery
Certificate of pregnancy·delivery or Certificate of Kinship 2 semesters (Only for female students)
Childcare Certificate of Kinship 4 semesters
Start-up Certificate of Incorporation 4 semesters
Disease Written diagnosis requiring medical treatment longer than 30 days issued by a general hospital. When hospitalization in needed, written diagnosis issued by special hospitals can be accepted. Counsel with person in charge at UST. 2 semesters
Others Official document that can prove that applicant can not pursue education longer than 30 days(natural disasters, delay in Visa issuance, etc.) 2 semesters

Each type of special leave of absence is given additional period regardless applicant’s academic course.
Freshmen can not apply for general and start-up leave of absence.

Leave of Absence Approval Process

  • Application by Students
    Document must be submitted when applying for special leave of absence
  • Student Counselling
    Mandatory counselling session with UST staff
  • Approval by Campus/School
    ① Advisor ② Major Chief Prof.
  • Approval by UST Main Office
    Dean of Academic Affairs
  • Notice of Result
    Notice will be given to applicant and his/her campus

Credit(s) can be given when applicant made more than 3/4 of the semester.

Extension of Leave of Absence

  • When students on leave of absence wish to extend the period, the application must be made again.
  • Application for leave of absence can be made up to 2 semesters each time, in case of disease leave of absence, application can be made up to 1 semester each time.

Tuition Refund

When leave of absence occurs after applicant make tuition payment, refund can be made.

Tuition Refund

Tuition Refund Standard date, Amount to be refunded

Standard date※ Amount to be refunded
Up to 30 days since semester starts 100% of the tuition
After 30 ~ 60 days since semester starts 2/3 of the tuition
After 60 ~ 90 days since semester starts 1/2 of the tuition
After 90 days since semester starts None

The date when cause for tuition refund happens(for example, when application for leave of absence was made)

Application for Return to School

  • Period : During given date each semester(Before semester starts)
  • How to Apply : UST Integrative System(Same as the leave of absence application)
  • When period of leave of absence expires, students must make an application for return to school. Otherwise, he/she will be expelled from UST.

Leaving School

When & How to Apply

When & How to Apply
Application period Required documents How to apply
When necessary Request for leave Send mail or visit UST Student Team

Download Application for Leaving School

Tuition Return

Students who receive the approval for leave after the semester begins can receive a tuition refund according to the tuition return standard of the payment regulation.

Notes

  • Students in each course cannot leave the university arbitrarily without a valid reason.
  • When a student leaves the university, the university can ask the student for a repayment of benefit expense according to the regulation for benefit expense refund standard.

Disenrollment

Reasons for Disenrollment (Applicable if one of the following items is true.)

  • Not returning to school after one’s period of leave of absence expires
  • Not completing the registration during the registration period without a valid reason
  • Not completing course registration during the registration period without a valid reason
  • Not acquiring the degree within the maximum term of study(4 years for master’s students, 6 years for doctoral students, and 8 years for integrative course student)
  • Being placed under academic probation twice during the period of attendance at school
  • Being expelled with valid reasons
  • Violating the full-time system or registering in more than 1 school at a time
  • Died while being enrolled

Tuition Refund

Students who are expelled after the semester begins can receive a tuition refund according to the tuition return standard of the payment regulation

Notes

When a student is expelled by the university, the university can ask the student for a repayment of benefit expenses according to the regulation for benefit expense refund standard.

Readmission

When & How to Apply

Readmission
Application period Required documents How to apply
Before beginning each semester Application for readmission, etc. Send mail or visit the UST Student Team

※ Please refer to the readmission information newly uploaded every semester for more detailed requirements such as required documents.

Readmission Entries

  • General admission / International admission(Foreigners): Within the entrance quota of the year
  • International admission (Koreans leaving overseas, North Korean defector, entrusted students,etc.): Out of the entrance quota

Readmission Qualifications

  • A student who left or was expelled less than 2 years ago are qualified for readmission (only one time). (The 2-year military service period is not included in this2-year period.)

    Those who cannot be readmitted

  • Those who were expelled because they could not acquire degrees within the maximum period
  • Those who were expelled as a disciplinary measure by the Graduate Committee

Approval of Advanced Credits

When the readmission process is completed, part or all of the student's previous credits can be redeemed after the agreement of the (prospective)academic advisor, major professor, and dean.

Calculation of the Period of Attendance at School

The period of attendance for students who are readmitted is reckoned based on the student’s first day of the course.

Academic Advisor Change

When & How to Apply

When & How to Apply
Application period How to apply
When necessary UST Portal(http://portal.ust.ac.kr) → Academic information → Apply for changing the academic advisor

Reason for Changing the Academic Advisor

  • When the advisor cannot guide the student due to his retirement, leave of absence, or long-term business trip
  • When the student change his or her campus
  • When the advisor cannot guide the student due to other unavoidable circumstances

    Please apply for changing department/major in the case of changing the advisor and epartment/major at the same time.

Joint Advisor Selection

When & How to Apply

Joint Advisor Selection
Application period How to apply
When necessary UST Portal(http://portal.ust.ac.kr) → Academic Information → Apply for a joint advisor

Notes

Students can select the full-time professor or adjunct professor as a joint advisor within their majors.

When & How to Apply

Department/Major Change
Application period Required documents How to apply
When necessary Transcript UST Portal(http://portal.ust.ac.kr) → Academic Information → Apply for changing major

A student can apply for changing his/her major using the method above if he/she has to change the campus to change his/her department/major.

Notes

  • If a student has to change the department to change his/her major, approval of both departments’ deans should be included.
  • If a student applies for changing the department/major during the first semester, he/she not need to submit the transcript.
Integrative Course

This integrative course allows students to acquire a doctorate degree directly without submitting a master’s thesis or going through the doctorate admission process.

Course of Study and Maximum Term for the Integrative Course

  • Course of Study: 4 years, including the period of the master's course that was already taken (leave of absence is not included)
  • Maximum Term: 8 years, including the period of the master's course that was already taken (leave of absence is not included)

Qualifying Examination for the Doctoral Course

It is an examination for a student who newly started the integrative course and completed at least 2 semesters. The student should pass this exam before completing the fourth semester in order for his/her course to be admitted as a doctoral course.

  • A student can take the qualifying up to 2 times and must pass the examination before completing fourth semesters.
  • Registration deadline for examination: Before every semester
  • Examinees should submit an application for their qualifying examination, research proposal, and transcript to their advisors.
  • If a student in the integrative course is unable to pass the exam before completing fourth semester, he/she is not eligible for admission to the doctoral course level (transfer to the master's course).

    Refer to the announcement made every semester for the details such as required documents or a detailed schedule of the qualifying examination for the doctoral course.

Department :  
Student Affair Team
Name :  
Hwang In Hwa
Tel :  
042-865-2339