Notice of Comprehensive Exam for the Spring Semester of 2019



1. Types of Exam (Exemptions from Comprehensive Exam is abolished)

A. Written Test

B. Oral Test : The test will be conducted in accordance with internal regulations of each department considering major and dissertation

※ More details on exams of each department need to be referred to revised plan for comprehensive exam, or be asked to the head of the department.


2. Exam Qualification

A. Master’s degree program: Those who acquired 12 or more credits, and received 3.0 or higher GPA

B. Doctoral degree program: Those who acquired 21 or more credits, and received 3.0 or higher GPA

C. Integrated Master and Ph.D. degree program: Those who acquired 30 or more credits, and received 3.0 or higher GPA

※ Only major subjects are counted as necessary credits. (Research Guidance, prerequisite or advisor designated courses are not counted)

  ※ Regardless of language exam result, students can take the comprehensive exam.

※ Department can limit students from taking comprehensive exam when those students should finish prerequisite or advisor designated courses. Students studying in the department need to check the requirements before applying for the comprehensive exam.


3. Application Form Issue and Submission

A. Period: March 5(Tue.) ~7(Thu.)

B. Place: Online application or academic affairs office of each department(Anam)/ academic affairs office of each department of each college(Sejong)

D. Online application: KUPID > Registration&Graduation > Application/Verification for exams > Application for Comprehensive Exam

C. Students concerned shall fill out the application form for comprehensive exam(written/oral) and submit it.

※ Applicants need to fill in all blanks in the form, and should get signature from advisor and the head of the department before submission.


4. Time and Place of Written Test

    The test will be conducted between March 22(Fri.) ~ 29(Fri.). The exact time and place will be designated by each department.


5. Announcement of Successful Applicants

    Applicants who pass the comprehensive exam will be announced at PM 2:00 on April 15 (Mon.). The list will be posted on the bulletin board of the academic affairs office.



February, 2019


Dean of Graduate School, Korea University