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Introduction of IEQAS

IEQAS certified means more chances to benefit from the Global Korea Scholarship program by suggesting ideal standards for the recruitment and management of the international students

IEQAS: International Education Quality Assurance System

1. IEQAS: International Education Quality Assurance System

  • Assessment to certify universities with a certain level of international capacity with the aim to manage the quality of universities and attract outstanding international students.
  • Compulsory criteria and key conditional criteria

    * Selected based on assessment

    ① Illegal immigrant rate
    ② International student's tuition burden ratio
    ③ Health insurance purchase rate
    ④ Linguistic ability (Korean/English)
    ⑤ Rate of dormitories provided to freshmen(Graduate schools are not included)

2. Note

  • Assessment is held to universities(including community colleges and graduate universities) that request to be certified.
< Restrictions in requesting for certification >
① Universities that have did not receive assessment or have uncertified assessment results from higher education
  institutions.
② Universities with the lower rate illegal immigrant rate (Rate less than 10%)
③ Universities with less than a certain number of international students (Universities: 20 students, community college &
  graduate universities: 10 students)
④ College of education, correspondence College, cyber universities
*Assessed by the Ministry of Justice
  • Except for universities that have branch campuses (each campus submit each data), universities must submit all data in a combined form
    * Konkuk University, Korea University, Dongguk University, Sangmyung University, Yonsei University, Hanyang University, Hongik University(7 universities)
  • Even during the valid period of certification, universities must submit data of compulsory criteria and key conditional criteria every year. In case of any data that is incorrect or does not meet the standards, the certification can be deferred or canceled.

3. Procedure of Assessment

Selection Procedure of IEQAS Certified Universities

  • All
    Universities
    in Korea
  • Assessment of Certification
  • Selected as
    certified
    universities
  • Certified
    universities
  • 1st step

    Examination
    of criteria
  • 2nd step

    Examination of
    International
    Support Index
  • 3rd step

    Examination
    of site
    by Committee
  • 4th step

    Final
    examination
  • Targets
  • Universities
    requested to
    be certified
  • Universities
    request to
    be certified
  • Universities
    in need of
    site review
  • Universities
    request to be
    certified

4. Compulsory criteria and key conditional criteria

Compulsory criteria and key conditional criteria
Classification Criteria Standard University Community College Graduate College
Compulsory criteria ① -1 Illegal immigrant rate Less than 2~4% Must meet at least 1 criterion between ①-1 and ①-2
① -2 Student wastage rate Less than 6 %
Key conditional criteria ② -1International student's tuition burden ratio More than 80% Must meet at least 3 criteria among 4 criteria Must meet at least 3 criteria among 4 criteria Must meet at least 2 among 3 criteria
③ Health insurance purchase rate More than 85%
④ Linguistic ability (Kor. /Eng.) More than 30%
⑤ Rate of dormitories provided to freshmen More than 25%  
 * ①-1: Detail criteria of illegal immigrant rate

①-1: Detail criteria of illegal immigrant rate
Number of international students Standard
Less than 100 students Less than 4%
More than 100 students and less than 500 students Less than 3%
More than 500 students Less than 2 %

※ Number of international students: the total number (a degree course, training course, course of study) of international students by country according to the public announcement of university information of July 1st, 2016. ** If ①-2 is the only criteria met, the illegal immigrant rate of ①-1 must be below 10%

5. Criteria of International Support Index

Criteria of International Support Index
Criteria   Details
International vision and characterization (20) University's international vision and strategy Adequacy of international vision and strategy
Adequacy of international student attracting strategy and student selection system that correspond to the vision
Characterized programs related to internationalization Organization and management of programs that correspond to the vision
Adequacy of the programs
Support for international student's life adaptation (40) Management system and support for international students Current status of managing organization of international students
Current status and plans for management of international students
System and the content of counseling Current status of counseling center for international students
Performance record and plans for counsel
Support for life adaptation Support to promote and provide environment for international student's life adaptation
Mentoring with Korean students and professors
Compliance rate of immigration rules(e.g. notification of residence)
Residential conditions (including dormitories) System of dormitory management
Current status of dormitories provided and students living outside of school
Support for international student's study (20) Support study of student's major Supporting organization and programs for student to study his/her major
Support for language study(including Korean) Status of Korean language educational institutes and organizations
Status of Korean language courses and cultural activities offered
Academic achievement of international student (20) Student satisfaction and support for career path Student satisfaction
Status of international student's support for career
100/100 -

6. Expected Effects

  • Enable to manage universities' quality
  • Enable to use as a preliminary data to provide benefits to universities
  • Enable to be used as a credible data for international students to research and select universities
  • Enable universities to manage with greater autonomy by opening the certified results to the public

List of 2016 IEQAS Universities (103)

List of 2016 IEQAS Universities (103)
Classification
(Number of universities)
IEQAS Universities
4-year university
(103)
Existing universities(10) DAEJIN UNIVERSITY
GANGNEUNG-WONJU NATIONAL UNIVERSITY
HALLYM UNIVERSITY
HANDONG GLOBAL UNIVERSITY
HANSUNG UNIVERSITY
KOOKMIN UNIVERSITY
PUKYONG NATIONAL UNIVERSITY
SOONGSIL UNIVERSITY
SUNGSHIN UNIVERSITY
SOONCHUNHYANG UNIVERSITY
Newly listed universities(93) AJOU UNIVERSITY
ANDONG NATIONAL UNIVERSITY
BAEKSEOK UNIVERSITY
BUSAN UNIVERSITY OF FOREIGN STUDIES
CATHOLIC KWANDONG UNIVERSITY
CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF DAEGU
CHANGWON NATIONAL UNIVERSITY
CHEONGJU UNIVERSITY
CHONBUK NATIONAL UNIVERSITY
CHONNAM NATIONAL UNIVERSITY
CHOSUN UNIVERSITY
CHUNG-ANG UNIVERSITY
CHUNGBUK NATIONAL UNIVERSITY
CHUNGNAM NATIONAL UNIVERSITY(CNU)
DAEGU UNIVERSITY
DAEJEON UNIVERSITY
DANKOOK UNIVERSITY
DONG-EUI UNIVERSITY
DONGA UNIVERSITY
DONGGUK UNIVERSITY(GYEONGJU CAMPUS)
DONGGUK UNIVERSITY(SEOUL)
DONGSEO UNIVERSITY
DONGSHIN UNIVERSITY
DUKSUNG WOMENS UNIVERSITY
EWHA WOMANS UNIVERSITY
FAR EAST UNIVERSITY
GYEONGSANG NATIONAL UNIVERSITY
GACHON UNIVERSITY
GIMCHEON UNIVERSITY
HANKUK UNIVERSITY OF FOREIGN STUDIES
HANNAM UNIVERSITY
HANSEO UNIVERSITY
HANSHIN UNIVERSITY
HANYANG UNIVERSITY
HANYANG UNIVERSITY(CAMPUS)
HONAM UNIVERSITY
HOSEO UNIVERSITY
INHA UNIVERSITY
INJE UNIVERSITY
INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF KOREA
JEJU NATIONAL UNIVERSITY
JEONJU UNIVERSITY
JOONG BU UNIVERSITY
JUNGWON UNIVERSITY
KAIST
KANGNAM UNIVERSITY
KANGWON NATIONAL UNIVERSITY
KEIMYUNG UNIVERSITY
KONGJU NATIONAL UNIVERSITY
KONKUK UNIVERSITY
KONKUK UNIVERSITY GLOCAL CAMPUS
KONYANG UNIVERSITY
KOREA NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF EDUCATION
KOREA UNIVERSITY
KOREA UNIVERSITY(SEJONG CAMPUS)
KOREATECH
KOSIN UNIVERSITY
KUNSAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY
KYUNG HEE UNIVERSITY
KYUNGNAM UNIVERSITY
KYUNGPOOK NATIONAL UNIVERSITY
KYUNGSUNG UNIVERSITY
KOREA AEROSPACE UNIVERSITY
KOREA MARITIME AND OCEAN UNIVERSITY
KOREA POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY
KUMOH NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
MYONGJI UNIVERSITY
NAMSEOUL UNIVERSITY
PAI CHAI UNIVERSITY
PUSAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY
PYONG TAEK UNIVERSITY
SANGMYUNG UNIVERSITY
SANGMYUNG UNIVERSITY(CHEONAN CAMPUS)
SEMYUNG UNIVERSITY
SEOKYEONG UNIVERSITY
SEOUL NATIONAL UNIVERSITY
SEOUL NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
SEOUL WOMEN'S UNIVERSITY
SILLA UNIVERSITY
SOGANG UNIVERSITY
SOOKMYUNG WOMEN`S UNIVERSITY
SUNCHON NATIONAL UNIVERSITY
SUNGKYUNKWAN UNIVERSITY (SKKU)
SUNMOON UNIVERSITY
THE CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF KOREA
TONGMYONG UNIVERSITY
UNIST
UNIVERSITY OF SEOUL
WOOSONG UNIVERSITY
YEUNGNAM UNIVERSITY
YONSEI UNIVERSITY
YONSEI UNIVERSITY(WONJU)
YOUNGSAN UNIVERSITY

List of community colleges and graduate universities (7)

List of community colleges and graduate universities (7)
Classification
(Number of universities)
IEQAS Universities
Community colleges
(15)
Existing colleges(2) GUMI UNIVERSITY
SEOUL INSTITUTE OF THE ARTS
Newly listed colleges(13) BUCHEON COLLEGE
CHEJU HALLA UNIVERSITY
CHEJU TOURISM COLLEGE
DONGYANG MIRAE UNIVERSITY
GYEONGGI COLLEGE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
HANYANG WOMEN`S UNIVERSITY
HOSAN UNIVERSITY
INHA TECHNICAL COLLEGE
JEONBUK SCIENCE COLLEGE
KEIMYUNG COLLEGE
KOREA UNIVERSITY OF MEDIA ARTS
SUNLIN COLLEGE
YEUNGNAM COLLEGE OF SCIENCE&TECHNOLOGY
Graduate colleges (7) Newly listed colleges GRADUATE SCHOOL OF KOREAN STUDIES
GRADUATE SCHOOL OF CANCER SCIENCE AND POLICY
KEPCO INTERNATIONAL NUCLEAR GRADUATE SCHOOL
TORCH TRINITY GRADUATE UNIVERSITY
UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
KDI SCHOOL OF PUBLIC POLICY AND MANAGEMENT
SUNHAK UNIVERSAL PEACE GRADUATE UNIVERSITY

Lists of universities with limits in the process of issuing a visa (3)

Lists of universities with limits in the process of issuing a visa (3)
Classification 4-year university Community college Graduate university
Limits of visa issuance - - CHUNGANG GRADUATE SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY
HALLYM UNIVERSITY OF GRADUATE STUDIES
WESTMINSTER GRADUATE SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY