Academics

Scholarship

Assessment

  • Students are given at least two regular examinations (mid-term and final) and additional written assignments as deemed necessary by the professor. Student performance is assessed based on a combination of class attendance (very important in Korean University, and checked almost every time the class meets), class participation, papers, quizzes, and examinations. The evaluation method and criteria vary according to the professor’s belief, teaching styles, the content of the class, etc.
  • The times and dates of examination for each class will be announced by the professor, but occasionally some change is required in the time or location. Please confirm your exam time and location the day before each exam.
  • At least 75% attendance is required to earn a grade.

National Scholarship

KOICA (Korea International Cooperation Agency)

Ajou University offers Master’s degree programs in International Business and International Trade for students coming via the KOICA scholarship program. Students are normally nominated by their own countries to study at one of the leading Korean universities and Ajou Graduate School of International Studies selects the nominated students via Ajou GSIS’s admission criteria. Every year, Ajou GSIS receives 15-20 KOICA students from more than 20 countries. For further information, please visit
https://www.koica.go.kr/

NIIED (National Institute of International Education Development)

The National Institute for International Education Development (NIIED) is responsible for education of overseas Koreans and international exchange and cooperation in education. NIIED is an executive agency affiliated with the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology in Korea, and they promote their program and recruit possible foreign students in the Korean embassies abroad to bring them to study in Korea. Foreign students coming to Korea via NIIED normally study Korean language first and then seek a degree program (undergraduate and postgraduate programs). For further information, please visit
http://www.ied.go.kr/

SWCIC(Suwon Center for International Cooperation)-ASSM(Ajou-Suwon Scholarship for Master's Degree)

Suwon Center for International Cooperation(SWCIC) is an organization established to enhance Suwon’s international ties with various cities around the world including Suwon’s sister cities, as well as supporting Suwon citizens to be equipped with global min. Since 2014, Ajou university and SWCIC started to support talented international students in Suwon sister cities to establish human network with Suwon sister cities. For further information, please visit
www.swcic.or.kr

Ajou Academic Scholarship

Scholarship can be awarded subject to grade evaluation each semester by the GSIS Academic Affairs Committee. Amount of Scholarship of Eligibilities are as follows: Please note that the below information is based on 2014 and can be changed each semester depending on circumstances.
Please also be careful that the minimum GPA on each scholarship is for students’ reference only and could vary each semester according to students’ performance. If the students got F score in the previous semester, they are not eligible to get any scholarship in the next semester

 신입생 장학 
Type Minimum Condition for Scholarship Awardee Selection Contents
Scholarship A
  • Self-paying students
  • Be enrolled in at least 9 credits in the previous semester(excluding Research 1, Research 2, Korean Language course)
  • If students got same GPA in the previous semester, a student took more credits will get the higher scholarship
  • If there are students with same GPA and number of credits, then a student who got higher raw score will get the higher scholarship in each department
  • Students who completed the previous semester's tuition payment by GSIS Guidelines(New Article)
  • Students who purchased the health insurance in the previous semester
100% waiver of Tuition Fee
Scholarship B
  • Self-paying students
  • Be enrolled in at least 9 credits during the previous semester(excluding Research 1, Research 2, Korean Language course)
  • If students got same GPA in the previous semester, a student took more credits will get the higher scholarship
  • If there are students with same GPA and number of credits than a student who got higher raw score will get the higher scholarship in each department
  • Students who completed the previous semester's tuition payment by GSIS Guidelines(New Article)
  • Students who purchased the health insurance in the previous semester
75% waiver of Tuition Fee
Scholarship C
  • Self-paying students
  • Be enrolled in at least 9 credits during the previous semester(excluding Research 1, Research 2, Korean Language course)
  • If students got same GPA in the previous semester, a student took more credits will get the higher scholarship
  • If there are students with same GPA and number of credits than a student who got higher raw score will get the higher scholarship in each department
  • Students who completed the previous semester's tuition payment by GSIS Guidelines(New Article)
  • Students who purchased the health insurance in the previous semester
50% waiver of Tuition Fee
New Student Scholarship
  • Self-paying students
  • Student with outstanding Academic performance from his/her previous university undergraduate period
  • 100% tuition fee waiver scholarship offered for the first semester to academic excellent students selected during the admission process starting from 2020 Fall semester
50% or 100% waiver of Tuition Fee
Department Representative Scholarship
  • A student selected as a Representative of each department
  • Among student who receive GPA of higher than 3.5 (out of 4.5) during the previous semester.
  • Students who completed the previous semester's tuition payment by GSIS Guidelines(New Article)
200,000 won per month for a semester
Gazette Scholarship
  • 1 student is selected as Managing Editor, 3 students are selected as Editors of Gazette (GSIS news magazine)
  • Among student who receives GPA of higher than 3.0 (out of 4.5) during the previous semester, student will be selected within the limit of budgetary appropriation regardless of department
  • Students who completed the previous semester's tuition payment by GSIS Guidelines(New Article)
Managing Editor: 500,000 won
Editor: 300,000 won per a semester
KOICA Scholarship
  • All KOICA sponsored students
  • Students who receive GPA of higher than 3.5 (out of 4.5) during the previous semester
  • https://www.koica.go.kr/
100% waiver of Tuition, Cost of living allowance & etc.
NIIED Scholarship 100% waiver of Tuition, Cost of living allowance & etc.
ASSM Scholarship
  • All SWCIC sponsored students
  • Students who receive GPA of higher than 3.5 (out of 4.5) during the previous semester
  • www.swcic.or.kr
100% waiver of Tuition, Dormitory fee & etc.
Alumni Or Company Sponsored scholarship
  • Depends on Ajou Alumni Association or outside companies (Occasionally Available and GSIS announces students when available.)
  • Students who completed the previous semester's tuition payment by GSIS Guidelines(New Article).

The scholarship awardee who wants to take a semester off(up to 1 semester off) should pay tuition fee for their returning semester before they submit the Application for Leave of Absence. (Students can submit their Application for Leave of Absence until the 2nd week of March/September.)

This scholarship rule is applied to the students who admitted after 2012 fall semester.