*Admissions for International Students now open!* 
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The following admissions process is for international students (See Eligibility Requirements for more information).

All other applicants should follow the link below for Korean/Domestic Students.

Eligibility Requirements

Students must fulfill the following conditions in order to apply to TAEJAE University as an international student.

a) The student and the student’s parents must not hold Korean citizenship (including dual citizenship) as stated by Article 3 of the Nationality Act in Korea.


b) Former Korean citizens are eligible to apply provided that they can verify their renunciation of Korean citizenship before entering elementary school. Additionally, if the student’s parents are former Korean citizens, legal documents are required that show that both parents have renounced Korean citizenship and obtained citizenship in another country before the student entered high school.

a) Students must acquire or expect to acquire a high school diploma, or a certificate of high school equivalency,

as defined by Article 98 of Enforcement Decree of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act before their enrollment at TAEJAE.


b) Students must possess the level of education provided by government-accredited high schools.

TAEJAE is an English-language university with an academically rigorous curriculum, therefore we expect our students to be sufficiently proficient in English to contribute to and participate in TAEJAE’s academic and social community.


As part of our holistic admissions review, we highly encourage you to provide us with a standardized test score that indicates proficiency in English, such as TOEFL iBT, IELTS Academic, Duolingo English Test, or any international equivalent. We particularly recommend that you submit such a score if your first language is not English or your secondary education was not conducted in English.

Admissions Process & Schedule

All international candidates applying to TAEJAE must apply through the Common App. Search for TAEJAE University under “College Search” and add to the “My Colleges” section. 


The admissions process has two major stages: Written Application and Online Interview. 



The Admissions Committee makes final decisions on admission and awarding scholarships based on a review of the student’s written application, documents, and interview.


All applicants who are accepted for admission will be notified individually, at which time they must indicate their intention to enroll at TAEJAE University to complete the application process




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Application Materials

I. Submit via Common App


a) Official transcripts from all high schools attended
English language transcripts must be submitted by your high school counselor or other school administrator responsible for academic records.


b) One letter of recommendation
A letter of recommendation in English from a teacher or counselor is required. We highly recommend asking a teacher who knows you well and can address how you are a good fit for our vision and mission.


c) Scanned copy of the applicant’s and his/her parents’ passports
If the applicant does not yet have a passport, we require a legal document that proves the nationality of the candidate and of both of his/her parents.


d) Scanned copy of a government-issued document verifying applicant and parents’ family member relationships’
If the applicant’s domestic government does not issue documents for this purpose, they must include other valid documents such as birth or adoption certificates.


※ If recommenders cannot access the Common App, the recommendation letter must be emailed to <> from their official institutional email. If a recommender’s official institutional email is unavailable, the recommender is required to send us the letter of explanation or proof of employment via email.
Any transcript or recommendation letter personally uploaded by the applicant will be considered invalid.



II. Submit via online portal


a) Writing (Essay) Section
Writing (Essay) Section invites you to articulate your personal experiences and convey the driving motivations behind your application to TAEJAE University.

This section must be submitted through a separate online portal on the designated date and time. The guidance and details will be sent via email provided in CommonApp after February 8th, 2024, the deadline for application submission via Common App.

※ Even you have submitted your application via Common App, failure to submit the Writing (Essay) section will result in disqualification.


a) TOEFL iBT or IELTS Academic, or Duolingo English Test scores or any international equivalent if you have self-reported on the Common App.


b) Scores of higher education graduation exams such as SAT, ACT, Chinese Gaokao (高考), Russian USE, Japanese Juken(受験), British GCE A-Level, German Abitur, or French Baccalauréat, Matura, or other comparable exam.


c) Scores of high school exams listed under Test Information (e.g. IB, AP, etc.).


d) Honors, awards, and qualifications attained during high school and documents that certify other extracurricular activities, if applicable.


※ When an applicant reports the records of standardized exams (eg. TOEFL iBT, IELTS Academic, SAT, ACT, AP, IB, etc.) directly to TAEJAE University, they must inform <> of the applicant’s name and the date of the test so that the scores can be evaluated. If the student does not inform <>, the scores will not be evaluated. (ETS Institution Code: D257, ACT College Code 8016)

If you receive an acceptance letter from TAEJAE and decide to enroll, we will ask you to send additional documents by post for verification:


a) Notarized proof of nationality

b) An original copy of your official transcript


All international students are also required to receive a D-2 student visa from the Korean government before they can enter Korea to begin attending TAEJAE. Admitted students will receive detailed procedures and necessary documents from the University through email.

Important Guidelines

1.Taejae’s unique values combined with innovative and rigorous curriculum and ample opportunities to be engaged with the world’s issues in pursuit of global harmony may appeal to students who are currently studying at other universities. While some transfer students may desire to compensate for the years of education at other institutions by graduating early, in order to benefit from Taejae’s  entire education, it is required that all students enroll as first-year students. 

Taejae University’s entire curriculum is thoughtfully constructed to build upon the coursework and experiences of previous semesters. After completing Taejae’s Innovation Foundations’ courseworks in the first year, previous credits up to 12 units for the major courses completed in your current university may be transferred upon the approval of the academic council. With Taejae University’s full scholarship on top of our top-notch  education approach, joining Taejae will reward already spent years at other institutions and the education effect will last throughout the lifetime.


2. Applicants must apply under their full name as it appears on legal documents, such as a passport, social security card, and/or birth certificate. If the name of the applicant on any of submitted documents, including academic transcripts and test scores, is different from the legal full name, the applicant is required to submit an explanation with legal proof.


3. All documents must be in English. Documents written in other languages (except Korean) should be translated and notarized.


4. All official documents from the applicant’s school (transcripts, etc.) should be originals; however, if the original documents cannot be submitted, the applicant may submit a copy of the original document with a seal of the issuing institution or with a notarization.


5. Documents submitted for admission will not be returned, please do not submit anything that cannot be replaced.


6. Changes to written applications and documents will not be accepted after an application is submitted.


7. No extensions will be granted. If the applicant fails to submit the completed application and required documents by the posted deadlines, their application will be disqualified from consideration.