Admission Eligibility

  • Former and current sport administrators or athletes. *Applicant and both parents of the applicant must be of non-Korean nationality
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher (in any field)
  • Sufficient command of both spoken and written English to take classes conducted entirely in English
  • Potential and passion for sport management
  • Physically and mentally able to successfully complete the program

Preferred Qualifications

  • Sport administrators from countries recognized in the List of Official Development Assistance (ODA) Recipients provided by the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) who works for the government, National Olympic Committees, National Federations or any other sport organizations under the government
  • Athletes from countries recognized in the List of ODA recipients provided by the DAC who have participated in major international sporting events (Olympics, Asian Games, World Championships) with recommendation from government sport organizations or National Olympic Committees
  • Sport administrators from countries recognized in the List of ODA recipients provided by the DAC with recommendation from government sport organizations or National Olympic Committees

Fall 2024 Admissions Application Procedure

Please check our homepage regularly for any updates regarding the application procedure

Order Deadline Notes
Electronic Submission of Documents March 31, 2024


(by Korean Standard Time 6:00pm)

  • Please submit all completed forms and required documents electronically to:
  • E-mail subject should read : [Nationality] - [Last name, First name]
  • Electronically submitted documents will be reviewed and feedback regarding any missing or incomplete information and/or documents will be provided within 48 hours via e-mail
  • Early submission of documents will allow for faster review
Submission of
April 5, 2024


(by Korean Standard Time 6:00pm)

  • After receiving a final e-mail confirmation, please submit the original hard-copies(or notarized/certified copies) of the documents by post to the following address: Division of Global Sport Management Talent Development Building 153, Room 316 Seoul National University 1 Gwanak-ro, Gwanak-gu Seoul, KOREA, 08826
  • The original hard-copy (or notarized/certified copies) documents must be received by the office by the deadline (April 5, 2024)
Announcement of
Interview Schedule
April TBD, 2024
  • Hard copy documents review results will be announced via e-mail
  • Those who are short-listed for interviews will be notified of interview schedules on the same day
Interview May TBD, 2024
  • Video conference (Zoom) or phone interviews will be conducted
Announcement of Admissions Decision May 24, 2024
  • The decisions will be announced via e-mail
Date of Arrival in Korea August, 2024
  • A detailed schedule will be notified individually to those who are admitted
Start of Semester September 2, 2024

Required Documents

The following are the application and required documents to be submitted.

Please download the 2024 Admission Guideline and other necessary application forms

(Forms 0 through 3) from this page.

Please read the 2024 Admission Guide (with detailed instructions on how to apply) carefully before you apply.

  • Application Form (Form 1)
  • Personal Statement and Study Plan (Form 2)
  • Two Letters of Recommendation (Form 3) from your professors and/or employers
  • Official Bachelor's (Undergraduate Studies) Transcript (in English)
  • Official Bachelor's Certificate of Graduation (in English)
  • A copy of the applicant's passport (or other official document indicating applicant's nationality)
  • Copies of both parents’ passport (or other official documents indicating parents’ nationality)
  • Official document indicating parent-child relationship between the applicant and his/her parents (Applicant’s Birth Certificate or Household Register proving the parent-child relationship)
  • Proof of English Proficiency : A score report of a recognized English proficiency test (TOEFL iBT 80, IELTS 6.0, TEPS 298 or higher), or any other official documents indicating proof of English proficiency (E.g. School profile/medium of instruction letter; if fully taught in English) (*) TOEFL ITP not acceptable.
  • Curriculum Vitae (must clearly state current and/or previous position and affiliation)
  • Certificate of Employment (Certificates from current and/or all previous jobs must be submitted)
  • Supplementary Material (Awards, Scholarships, Proof of Language Proficiency except English, etc.) - Optional
  • Explanatory Statement (if an applicant needs to provide additional documentary evidence for his/her eligibility for Admissions) - if applicable
  • Checklist (Form 0)
  • The Registration number at the top right corner of the Admission Form 1-3 should be left blank as it is to be filled out by the admissions office.
  • All documents must be in ENGLISH. If it is in any other language, you must submit a notarized/certified translation completed by a public notary in your country in which the document was originally produced. The admission office does not accept documents that are not in English.
  • (Colored) copies of the documents are also not accepted. Documents must be original or validated/attested copy.
  • Please refer to the FAQ for detailed instructions on how to fill out the forms.