Non-degree Exchange Program

Transfer of Credits

Among credits taken at other institutions, up to 9 credits can be acknowledged to Ewha GSIS.
By Ewha Graduate School Regulations, up to half of the required credits for graduation will be accepted when the classes taken outside of Ewha GSIS (at the other graduate schools): Up to 20 credits can be accepted for graduation requirements in case of Dept. of International Studies, GSIS.
GSIS retains the right to determine which of the courses taken other institutions will receive academic credit at Ewha and fulfill the requirements of the Master of International Studies of Ewha.

General Exchange Program

Other exchange opportunities via Ewha Office of Global Affairs are also available (find Ewha students section).

Non-degree Exchange Program

The Elliott School of International Affairs, the George Washington University

Exchange program:

Ewha GSIS students on their Masters-level program can apply to spend one fall or spring semester as non-degree, exchange students at the Elliott School. Exchange students enroll in regular graduate-level classes, but do not earn a Masters degree from GW. Please check with Ewha GSIS Office for policies and procedures related to applying for a graduate student exchange program.


The Elliott School offers a wide variety of graduate-level international affairs courses in such policy fields as conflict and conflict resolution; international security studies; international economic affairs; international affairs and development; international public health; technology and international affairs; international law and organizations; and U.S. Foreign Policy. Courses in regional studies focus on Asia, Europe and Eurasia, the Middle East, and Latin America. In addition, the Elliott School offers a series of unique professional skills courses.


The GW Schedule of Classes for any given semester outlines which courses are offered in that semester. Exchange students are eligible to take most courses numbered 200 and above in any school or department except those in the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, the Law School, and certain courses that are restricted to degree candidates or any specific prerequisites. Students can verify these criteria by viewing the Schedule of Classes.

Academic Calendar:

he Elliott School has two main semesters: Fall and Spring. The Fall semester is early September to mid-December. The Spring semester is mid-January to mid-May. Most Elliott School courses meet in the evening, after 4 p.m.


To apply, please complete the Elliott School Exchange Student application. Application and all supplementary materials are due to the GSIS office by February 15/September 15 for fall/spring semester enrollment. Exchange students must have approval and recommendation by Ewha GSIS before applying to the Elliott School. The Elliott School reserves the rights to deny admission to any student.


- Completed Application
- Official Academic transcripts from every university, professional school or other institution(s) of higher education attended
- TOEFL: score at least 600 (250 CBT) is required
- A statement of purpose
- One letter of Recommendation
- A copy of your current resume or C.V.
- Financial Certification and original copies of all requested supplementary documents
- Passport Information

Language of Instruction:

International applicants from countries in which English is not the official language are required to take the TOEFL or IELTS exam. The minimum score for admission to the Elliott School is 250 on the TOEFL computer exam, 600 on the TOEFL paper exam, 100 on the TOEFL Internet exam, or an overall band score of 7.0 on the academic IELTS (with no individual band score below 6.0). The Test of Written English (TWE) on the TOEFL is strongly recommended.

Number of exchange students:

The number of exchange student place available at each institution will be determined each year by the representatives of the Elliott School and Ewha GSIS.

Tuition and Fees:

Ewha GSIS students will pay tuition and fees to Ewha GSIS and receive a waiver of tuition and tuition-based fees from the Elliott School.


This description of the program of the Master of International Studies program is partially taken from The Elliott School of International Studies, the George Washington University website.

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