In addition to the general application requirements, applicants to the Korean Graduate Program must complete the following:

  1. Online application (The application will be available by January 1.)
    • Short answer questions (200 words total in English):
      • Your formal and informal experience with the language, including travel, study, or residence abroad
      • How you learned about Middlebury’s programs
      • Your reasons for wanting to study the language you have chosen
      • Your career goals
      • Any additional information that you consider relevant to your application
    • Application Fee 
    • Official Transcripts 
    • Three Recommendation Letters
  2. For non-native speakers of English 
    • Minimum TOEFL IBT scores: 100 overall, 25 reading, 25 listening, 23 speaking, 27 writing
    • Minimum IELTS scores: 7.5 Overall, 7.5 Listening and Reading, No Sub-score below 7.5
  3. For Non-Native Speakers of Korean
    • A recent college major in Korean or a minimum ACTFL OPI score of Advanced Low is required. Applicants may either submit an official OPI score from ACTFL or take our on-line computer adaptive test, as well as a follow-up speaking test with a Korean faculty member designated by our director.
  4. Writing Sample
    • A one-page statement of purpose in both Korean and English, with a description of your educational background, your experience with Korean and your objectives for choosing this program.
    • Please upload one document in both Korean and English in the Writing Sample section of the online application.
  5. Curriculum Vitae
    • Please upload to your application.