FAQ

Admissions FAQ

There are scholarships available for the faculty of Handong Global University and for the children of missionaries, which are given at the discretion of financial donors.

Each class has a capacity of 20 students. Elementary has one class per grade, middle and high school has two or three classes per grade.

Every year, 20 students are selected for each of first grade, seventh grade, and tenth grade. Transfer students are selected for other grades when there are openings. There are no openings for twelfth grade.

Unlike conventional admissions, students are not selected on a rolling admission. Instead students are selected after taking an entrance exam.

The new admissions notices are posted in late July every year. Fall semester transfer notices are posted at the end of May while spring semester transfer notices are posted at the end of October. All notices are posted on the school website.

A review of the student’s application documents, some academic subject tests, and an interview.

HIS does not accept donations as a prerequisite for admission and a donation is not required upon admission. However, any donation is welcomed and it will be a great help to the students and the school.

The admissions information day is held at HIS on the first Saturday of September.
If you wish to visit the school, please contact the school prior to the visitation and make a reservation. Please note that during our general/transfer admissions period our office may be less available for consultation.

Application grades will be set for each student who is studying abroad based on their date of birth, the system of education of the relevant country, their period of education (domestic and abroad), and their current grade. When you request a consultation, we will be able to tell you what grade the student can apply for if you provide the said information.

Academics FAQ

HIS is a certified alternative school under the category of “Various School” (Elementary/Middle Grade Education Law paragraph 8 & Elementary/Middle Grade Education law article 60, paragraph 3). As an alternative school, HIS has autonomy to a certain extent in school operations including curriculum, teacher hiring, students’ record, graded school system, and textbook.
Yes. Although the school is legally different from normal Korean schools, all academic credentials in elementary, middle, and high school are recognized.
Yes, it is possible in principle, depending on the other school’s admission policies and requirements.
College entrance is largely divided into domestic universities and foreign universities. Domestic university entrance is normally done through early admissions rather than normal college admissions. Each university has a different early admissions policy therefore each student must look over the different admissions type and prepare accordingly; foreign language grades, student grades, record of extracurricular activities, record of volunteer work, etc. Foreign university entrance (mainly the U.S.) requires a TOEFL grade, a SAT grade or ACT grade, student transcript, teacher recommendation, and a letter of self-introduction.

You can see a list of the accepted universities of the last three years [here].

HIS and Handong Global University (HGU) are both under the same foundation and HIS is located on the HGU campus. However, legally HIS and HGU are separate educational institutions. Therefore, attending HIS has no particular advantages in the admission process. To enter HGU the student must satisfy the university’s admissions requirements.

Like other Korean schools, at HIS the school year starts in the Spring. Applicants who have graduated or are transferring from schools that start in the Fall may have their entrance grade changed depending on their entrance date and amount of schooling completed.

Generally, about 65% of elementary classes, 45-80% of middle school classes, and 20-80% of high school classes are taught in English. (In the middle and high school, percentages change depending on the elective courses the students take.)

Elementary School

Time

Period

8:45-9:00

HR

9:00-9:40

1

9:45-10:25

2

10:25-10:45

Recess

10:45-11:25

3

11:30-12:10

4

12:10-12:50

Lunch

12:50-1:00

D.E.A.R time

(Drop Everything and Read)

1:00-1:40

5

1:45-2:25

6

2:30-3:10

7

Middle School

Time

Period

8:30-8:55

HR

9:00-9:50

1

10:00-10:50

2

11:00-11:50

3

11:50-12:30

Lunch

12:30-1:20

4

1:30-2:20

5

2:30-3:20

6

3:30-4:20

7

High School

Time

Period

8:30-8:55

HR

9:00-9:50

1

10:00-10:50

2

11:00-11:50

3

11:50-12:30

4

12:30-1:20

Lunch

1:30-2:20

5

2:30-3:20

6

3:30-4:20

7

(Elementary School) The purpose of clubs in Elementary School is to help children discover and develop their God-given talents. Currently we offer basketball, futsal, badminton, flute, orchestra, praise team, creative math, science experiments, robotics, reading & discussion, Japanese, jigsaw puzzles, board games and more. Please note that club offerings may vary between semesters.

(Middle/High School) Clubs are divided into regular clubs and student-led clubs. Regular clubs take place every Thursday during 7th period. Student-led clubs take place after school at various times depending on the students. Clubs are largely divided into three groups. Culture & Arts clubs include cooking, knitting, photography, ukulele, volunteer service at Sunlin Children’s Center. Sports clubs include basketball, judo, and frisbee. Academic clubs include reading & discussion, translation, English essay-writing, Vex robotics, simultaneous translation, design, and science fair. HIS encourages active participation in various clubs and gives students many opportunities to participate in school events as well as sports competitions through club activities.

No, students at HIS do not wear school uniforms.

Schedule FAQ


General Admissions
Notice: fourth week of July
Entrance exam: October

Transfer Admissions
Fall semester notice: End of May
Fall semester entrance exam date: End of June

Spring semester notice: End of October
Spring semester entrance exam date: Mid November

*The admission schedule is subject to change due to school circumstances. Please check our Admissions Noticeboard for the latest updates.

Like other Korean schools, at HIS the school year starts in the Spring. Applicants who have graduated or are transferring from schools that start in the Fall may have their entrance grade changed depending on their entrance date and amount of schooling completed.

The new admissions notices are posted in late July every year. Fall semester transfer notices are posted at the end of May while spring semester transfer notices are posted at the end of October. All notices are posted on the school website.

The admissions information day is held at HIS on the first Saturday of September.
If you wish to visit the school, please contact the school prior to the visitation and make a reservation. Please note that during our general/transfer admissions period our office may be less available for consultation.

Student Life FAQ


HIS does not independently operate school buses. However, the 302 city bus stops at the Handong University campus (see route below). You can also track the bus route and schedule on the Kakao Bus app. (Bus route call center: 054-281-8272)

Missionary children in middle and high school (gr 7-12) or regular students in grades 9-12 are eligible to board in the dormitories. Regular students in grades 7 or 8 may board only if there is available space in the dormitory.

During Summer/Winter vacation, Chuseok holiday, and school holidays, the dormitories are closed. Students whose parents live overseas must prepare a place to stay during this time.
There are 4 students per room. Each room is furnished with bunk beds, personal closets, and study desks (communal bathrooms).

Students are permitted to go off campus during the day or overnight on the weekends, but not during the week. Day outings and overnight trips are only allowed with signed permission and verbal confirmation from the parent(s). For day trips students must return to the dorms by 5 pm. On overnight trips students must return by 5:30 pm, the day before classes resume. Day outings are limited to holidays and Saturdays: going out on a day-leave is not allowed on Sunday except for situations with extenuating circumstances.

Elementary School

Time

Period

8:45-9:00

HR

9:00-9:40

1

9:45-10:25

2

10:25-10:45

Recess

10:45-11:25

3

11:30-12:10

4

12:10-12:50

Lunch

12:50-1:00

D.E.A.R time

(Drop Everything and Read)

1:00-1:40

5

1:45-2:25

6

2:30-3:10

7

Middle School

Time

Period

8:30-8:55

HR

9:00-9:50

1

10:00-10:50

2

11:00-11:50

3

11:50-12:30

Lunch

12:30-1:20

4

1:30-2:20

5

2:30-3:20

6

3:30-4:20

7

High School

Time

Period

8:30-8:55

HR

9:00-9:50

1

10:00-10:50

2

11:00-11:50

3

11:50-12:30

4

12:30-1:20

Lunch

1:30-2:20

5

2:30-3:20

6

3:30-4:20

7

No, students at HIS do not wear school uniforms.