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Special Admission
SPECIAL ADMISSION for Spring 2025
Ⅰ. Degree Program
Degree Program Major
Juris Doctor (Three-year program) U.S. & International Law
Master of Arts (Two-year program) International Legal Studies
Ⅱ. Eligibility
To qualify for Special Admission, applicants must be non-Korean nationals with both parents also being non-Korean nationals, OR non-Korean nationals who have completed their elementary, middle, high school, and university education entirely outside of Korea. Also, they must possess a bachelor's degree from an approved four-year university or college or equivalent degree prior to commencing their studies at Handong International Law School.
(Korean citizens who hold dual citizenship are not eligible for Special Admission.)
Ⅲ. Admission Process
A complete application packet must be mailed to the following address and actually received (not mailed or postmarked) by October 22, 2024; otherwise, your application may be denied.
Handong International Law School
558 Handongro, Heunghae-eup,
Bukgu, Pohang, Gyeongbuk, Republic of Korea, 37554
Attn.: Admissions Committee
Once your application packet is reviewed and screened, the HILS Administrative Office will contact you regarding further procedures.
Ⅳ. Required Document(s): Application Packet
A candidate for General Admission must complete and submit the following materials:
A.
Application Form
* Available from August 7, 2024
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B.
Required Essays
* Both in hard copy and e-mail essays to lawschool@handong.edu
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C.
Two Letters of Recommendation
* At least one of which should be from a teacher or work supervisor
* The recommender’s direct email submission is available to lawschool@handong.edu
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D.
Official Transcript(s) from each institution where degree was earned
E.
One copy of your Diploma or Certificate of Pending Graduation
* If you have graduated from universities in the U.S., please attach Degree Verification from National Student Clearinghouse along with your copy of diploma.
F.
One copy of your Birth Certificate
G.
One copy of your Passport
* Picture and information page
H.
One copy of your parents’ Passports
* Picture and information pages or your parents' identification cards listing citizenship information
I.
Original copy of English Proficiency Test score
* All foreign candidates for admission who are not nationals of the following countries identified by the Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs (the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland and South Africa) must submit a valid minimum TOEFL score of 80 (IBT) or TEPS score of 297 or IELTS score of 5.5.
J.
Personal Information Collection, Use, Provision Consent Form
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K.
Nonrefundable Application Fee 100 USD
* Fee may be paid by money order. Please contact the HILS Administrative Office for other payment options.
 
Ⅴ. Application Schedule
Application Submission Period August 7th, 2024 October 22nd, 2024
Admission Result Announcement November 29th, 2024
Registration Period (Admission Confirmation Fee payment period) December 10th, 2024 ~ December 11th, 2024
* Admission result will be announced individually via email.
Ⅵ. Important Notes
  • 1. All of the documents must be written in English. Non-English documents must be translated and notarized. Both the original document and the notarized English-translated document must be submitted.
  • 2. All of the documents must be mailed to HILS. E-mails or facsimiles will not be accepted.
  • 3. Falsifying any information or plagiarism on essays may result in denial of your application.
  • 4. Applying for both General Admission and Special Admission is not permitted.
  • 5. University transcripts, diplomas, or certificate of pending graduation must be official, meaning a proper stamp, seal, or signature must be affixed.
  • 6. If University transcripts, diplomas, or certificate of pending graduation is not written in English, it needs to be translated into English and notarized by the Korean embassy/consulate. Then, both the original document and the notarized English translation must be submitted.
  • 7. Each essays must not exceed 500 words.
  • 8. At least one letter of recommendation should be from a teacher or work supervisor. (Letters written by family members or relatives will not be accepted.)
  • 9. For letters of recommendation, the recommender’s direct email submission is available to lawschool@handong.edu.
  • 10. Submitted documents will not be returned.
  • 11. Non-Korean nationals may be subject to a health screening on arrival at HILS.
  • 12. The successful candidates should pay the admission confirmation fee during the designated period, or else, one’s admission can be canceled.
  • 13. Admission results will be announced via email.
  • 14. All Chinese Applicants must submit their Family Register (戶口簿).
  • 15. All certificates should be issued no longer than 6 months.
Ⅶ. General Information
1. A complete application packet must be mailed to the following address and actually received (not mailed or postmarked) by October 22, 2024; otherwise, your application may be denied.
Handong International Law School
558 Handongro, Heunghae-eup,
Bukgu, Pohang, Gyeongbuk, Republic of Korea, 37554
Attn.: Admissions Committee
Once your application packet is reviewed and screened, the HILS Administrative Office will contact you regarding further procedures.
Application packet can be submitted in person as well.
HILS Administrative Office, Handong Global University (All-Nations Hall No. 110)
Office Hours: Monday ~ Friday, 09:00 AM ~ 16:00 PM (Closed on National Holidays including Sat. and Sun.)

2. Contact Information
Phone: (054) 260-1713~7 / +82-54-260-1713~7
Fax: (054) 260-1719 / +82-54-260-1719
E-mail: lawschool@handong.edu

3. Nonrefundable Application Fee 100 USD
Ⅷ. Tuition Fee
1. Degree Program and Tuition Fee
Degree Program Duration Admission Fee Tuition Fee
Juris Doctor (J.D.) Three Years 900,000 KRW 8,900,000 KRW
Masters in Law (M.A.) Two Years 900,000 KRW 4,326,000 KRW
2. During the Registration Period, only the Admission Confirmation Fee 900,000 KRW should be paid. The Tuition Fee payment period will be announced in February 2024.
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558 Handong-ro, Buk-gu, Pohang,
Gyeongbuk, 37554 Republic of Korea | Telephone: 82-54-260-1713~7
Fax: 82-54-260-1719
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