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ENFORCEMENT DECREE OF THE HIGHER EDUCATION ACT

Presidential Decree No. 15665, Feb. 24, 1998

Amended by Presidential Decree No. 16196, Mar. 26, 1999

Presidential Decree No. 17008, Nov. 28, 2000

Presidential Decree No. 17115, Jan. 29, 2001

Presidential Decree No. 17440, Dec. 31, 2001

Presidential Decree No. 17607, May 27, 2002

Presidential Decree No. 17796, Dec. 11, 2002

Presidential Decree No. 18096, Sep. 1, 2003

Presidential Decree No. 18752, Mar. 25, 2005

Presidential Decree No. 19278, Jan. 13, 2006

Presidential Decree No. 19500, jun. 7, 2006

Presidential Decree No. 19842, Jan. 24, 2007

Presidential Decree No. 20003, Apr. 12, 2007

Presidential Decree No. 20017, Apr. 20, 2007

Presidential Decree No. 20327, Oct. 16, 2007

Presidential Decree No. 20332, Oct. 23, 2007

Presidential Decree No. 20382, Nov. 15, 2007

Presidential Decree No. 20609, Feb. 14, 2008

Presidential Decree No. 20740, Feb. 29, 2008

Presidential Decree No. 20797, jun. 5, 2008

Presidential Decree No. 20809, jun. 11, 2008

Presidential Decree No. 20990, Sep. 8, 2008

Presidential Decree No. 21006, Sep. 18, 2008

Presidential Decree No. 21214, Dec. 31, 2008

Presidential Decree No. 21215, Dec. 31, 2008

Presidential Decree No. 21265, Jan. 16, 2009

Presidential Decree No. 21766, Oct. 7, 2009

Presidential Decree No. 22049, Feb. 18, 2010

Presidential Decree No. 22151, May 4, 2010

Presidential Decree No. 22234, jun. 29, 2010

Presidential Decree No. 22368, Sep. 1, 2010

Presidential Decree No. 22707, Mar. 15, 2011

Presidential Decree No. 23522, Jan. 20, 2012

Presidential Decree No. 24423, Mar. 23, 2013

Presidential Decree No. 24802, Oct. 22, 2013

Presidential Decree No. 24847, Nov. 20, 2013

Presidential Decree No. 25157, Feb. 11, 2014

Presidential Decree No. 25333, Apr. 29, 2014

Presidential Decree No. 25840, Dec. 9, 2014

Presidential Decree No. 25850, Dec. 16, 2014

Presidential Decree No. 25960, Jan. 6, 2015

Presidential Decree No. 26638, Nov. 18, 2015

Presidential Decree No. 26683, Nov. 30, 2015

Presidential Decree No. 26855, Dec. 31, 2015

Presidential Decree No. 27456, Aug. 29, 2016

Presidential Decree No. 27551, Oct. 25, 2016

Presidential Decree No. 27611, Nov. 29, 2016

Presidential Decree No. 27751, Dec. 30, 2016

Presidential Decree No. 27788, Jan. 17, 2017

Presidential Decree No. 28014, May 8, 2017

Presidential Decree No. 28113, jun. 20, 2017

Presidential Decree No. 28263, Sep. 5, 2017

Presidential Decree No. 28680, Feb. 27, 2018

Presidential Decree No. 28697, Mar. 13, 2018

Presidential Decree No. 28900, May 28, 2018

Presidential Decree No. 29068, Jul. 31, 2018

Presidential Decree No. 29222, Oct. 16, 2018

CHAPTER I GENERAL PROVISIONS
 Article 1 (Purpose)
The purpose of this Decree is to provide for those matters which are delegated by the Higher Education Act and other necessary matters concerning the enforcement thereof. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 18752, Mar. 25, 2005>
 Article 2 (Establishment, etc. of Schools)
(1) Matters concerning standards for school facilities, equipment, etc. which any person that intends to establish a school pursuant to Article 4 (1) of the Higher Education Act (hereinafter referred to as the "Act") shall satisfy, shall be prescribed separately by Presidential Decree. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 18752, Mar. 25, 2005>
(2) Any person that intends to obtain authorization for the establishment of a school pursuant to Article 4 (2) of the Act shall submit an application to the Minister of Education, along with the documents stating the following: Provided, That procedures for approving the establishment of a cyber college under subparagraph 5 of Article 2 of the Act shall be prescribed separately by Presidential Decree: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 16196, Mar. 26, 1999; Presidential Decree No. 17115, Jan. 29, 2001; Presidential Decree No. 20740, Feb. 29, 2008; Presidential Decree No. 20797, Jun. 5, 2008; Presidential Decree No. 21215, Dec. 31, 2008; Presidential Decree No. 24423, Mar. 23, 2013>
1. Purpose;
2. Name;
3. Location;
4. School regulations;
5. School charter;
6. A four-year financial plan;
7. Interior facilities such as laboratory equipment;
8. A school building floor plan;
9. Scheduled school opening date;
10. If an affiliated school is to be established, an establishment plan;
11. In cases of a private school, documents concerning the articles of association of the incorporated school foundation and contributions thereto.
(3) Upon receipt of an application under paragraph (2), the Minister of Education shall verify the following matters through administrative data matching under Article 36 (1) of the Electronic Government Act: <Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 21215, Dec. 31, 2008; Presidential Decree No. 22151, May 4, 2010; Presidential Decree No. 22368, Sep. 1, 2010; Presidential Decree No. 24423, Mar. 23, 2013>
1. Cadastral maps of a school site and practical training site;
2. In cases of a private school, a corporation registration certificate of the incorporated school foundation.
(4) Any person that intends to obtain authorization for closure of a school pursuant to Article 4 (3) of the Act shall submit an application to the Minister of Education along with the documents stating the following: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 17115, Jan. 29, 2001; Presidential Decree No. 20740, Feb. 29, 2008; Presidential Decree No. 24375, Feb. 15, 2013; Presidential Decree No. 24423, Mar. 23, 2013>
1. Reasons for closure;
2. Date of closure;
3. Methods of handling students and the school register;
4. In cases of a private school, the methods of disposing of school property.
(5) "Important matters prescribed by Presidential Decree" in Article 4 (3) of the Act means a founder and a manager of a school and matters listed in paragraph (2) 1 through 3 and 10. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 16196, Mar. 26, 1999; Presidential Decree No. 17008, Nov. 28, 2000; Presidential Decree No. 23650, Mar. 2, 2012>
(6) Any person that intends to obtain authorization for modification pursuant to Article 4 (3) of the Act shall submit an application to the Minister of Education, along with the documents stating the following: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 17115, Jan. 29, 2001; Presidential Decree No. 20740, Feb. 29, 2008; Presidential Decree No. 24423, Mar. 23, 2013>
1. Reasons for modification;
2. Details of modification;
3. Date of modification.
(7) The Minister of Education shall notify applicants of authorization or non-authorization for the disclosure of school or for modification under Article 4 (3) of the Act, or of grounds for delayed handling within the periods categorized in the below from the date on which the applications are filed: <Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 28607, Mar. 13, 2018>
1. Closing a school: 60 days;
2. Changing the location of a school: 60 days;
3. Changing the establisher or manager of a school: 30 days;
4. Changing the objectives of establishment and the name of a school, or changing the plan for establishing affiliated schools: 30 days.
 Article 3 (School Charter)
Any school charter referred to in Article 2 (2) 5 shall include the following:
1. The founding ideals of a school;
2. The plan on the operation of school affairs;
3. The plan on the financial operation;
4. The plan on securing educational and research facilities and equipment;
5. The plan on personnel management and welfare of school personnel;
6. The plan on the welfare of and guidance for students;
7. The plan on the long-term development of a university or college.
 Article 4 (School Regulations)
(1) Any school regulations referred to in Article 6 of the Act (hereinafter referred to as "school regulations") shall specify the following matters: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 19278, Jan. 13, 2006; Presidential Decree No. 25850, Dec. 16, 2014; Presidential Decree No. 28900, May 28, 2018>
1. Major programs and the maximum number of students;
2. The duration of courses, term of attendance at school, semesters, the number of school days and holidays;
3. Admission, re-enrollment, transfer, leave of absence, reinstatement, movement between recruitment units or change of major, withdrawal, expulsion from school, repeating a year, completion, graduation and disciplinary actions;
4. The types and conferment of degrees and the cancellation of conferment thereof;
5. The operation of curricula, credits for courses, and management of school records;
6. Multiple majors and recognition of credits;
7. Registration and application for courses;
8. Open courses;
9. Teaching hours of school teachers;
10. Students' self-government activities, such as student councils;
11. Financial aid for students, such as scholarships;
12. Deleted; <by Presidential Decree No. 19278, Jan. 13, 2006>
13. Tuition fees, admission fees, or other expenses;
14. Amendment to school regulations;
15. Matters concerning the board of trustees;
16. Where a faculty council exists, matters thereon;
17. Other matters prescribed by laws and regulations.
(2) Where a committee for recommendation of the head of a university under Article 24 (2) of the Educational Officials Act selects candidates for the head of a university through open recruitment pursuant to Article 12-4 (2) of the Decree on Appointment of Public Educational Officials, the relevant national teachers' college or comprehensive teachers' training college established under Article 43 (1) of the Act (hereinafter referred to as "teachers' training colleges") shall specify the details regarding such selection in its school regulations. <Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 23485, Jan. 6, 2012>
(3) Where the head of a school intends to enact or amend school regulations pursuant to Article 6 (1) of the Act, he/she shall undergo due formalities of prior notice, deliberation, and promulgation of a draft establishment and draft amendment, as determined by school regulations. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 19278, Jan. 13, 2006; Presidential Decree No. 23485, Jan. 6, 2012>
(4) and (5) Deleted. <by Presidential Decree No. 23522, Jan. 20, 2012>
 Article 4-2 (Submission of Data on Enrollment Fees)
(1) Enrollment fee deliberation committees established under Article 11 (2) of the Act may request the head of a school to submit related data, such as evidentiary data based on which enrollment fees are calculated, data on the current status of accounting operations of the school and other data, if necessary for setting appropriate enrollment fees pursuant to Article 11 (5) of the Act.
(2) Upon receipt of a request under paragraph (1), the head of a school shall submit requested data without delay to the relevant enrollment fee deliberation committee.
(3) If any omission exists in the data submitted under paragraph (2) or such data needs to be supplemented, the relevant enrollment fee deliberation committee may request the head of a school to submit additional or supplemented data.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 23393, Dec. 28, 2011]
 Article 4-3 (Disclosure of Meeting Minutes)
(1) Meeting minutes referred to in Article 11 (6) of the Act shall be disclosed on the website of the relevant school within ten days from the day immediately following the date on which a meeting is held: Provided, That any of the following matters may not be disclosed upon the resolution of the relevant enrollment fee deliberation committee:
1. Matters regarding a specific individual, such as name, resident registration number, etc. stated in a meeting minute that are deemed likely to substantially harm the privacy of the individual, if disclosed;
2. Matters deemed likely to seriously impede fairness in deliberation by the relevant enrollment fee deliberation committee, if disclosed;
3. Other matters determined by the relevant enrollment fee deliberation committee to be inappropriate to disclose.
(2) If all or some part of a meeting minute is not disclosed pursuant to the proviso to paragraph (1), the grounds for and period of non-disclosure shall be publicly announced and such meeting minute shall be immediately disclosed as soon as the grounds for non-disclosure cease or the period of non-disclosure expires.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 23393, Dec. 28, 2011]
 Article 4-4 (Details, etc. of Educational Statistic Surveys)
(1) Details of an educational statistic survey on higher education (hereinafter referred to as “educational statistic survey”) under Article 11-3 (1) of the Act shall be as follows:
1. The status of a higher educational institution, including its name, type, and location;
2. Matters concerning colleges, departments, majors, etc.;
3. Matters concerning students, teachers, staff, and assistant instructors;
4. Matters concerning career of graduates, including academic programs and employment;
5. Matters the Minister of Education deems necessary for an educational statistic survey.
(2) A higher education institution under Article 11-3 (2) shall be as follows:
1. Schools under Article 2 of the Act;
2. Lifelong educational establishments under Articles 31 (4), 32, and 33 of the Lifelong Education Act;
3. Polytechnic colleges under subparagraph 5 of Article 2 of the Act on the Development of Vocational Skills of Workers;
4. Higher education institutions established under specific Acts;
5. Other institution, academic qualification of which is recognized as same as or equivalent to that of schools under Article 2 of the Act.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 28113, Jun. 20, 2017]
 Article 4-5 (Procedure for, Disclosure of the Result, etc. of Educational Statistic Surveys)
(1) An educational statistics survey shall be separately conducted as a regular survey and frequent survey.
(2) Regular surveys shall be conducted on base dates of April 1 and October 1 annually; and frequent surveys shall be conducted when the Minister of Education deems necessary.
(3) The Minister of Education shall finalize guidelines for an educational statistic survey including the standardized survey classification system before base dates of regular surveys under paragraph (2) and notify the heads of higher education institutions thereof.
(4) Where the head of a higher education institution submits data pursuant to Article 11-3 (2) of the Act, he/she shall prepare data in accordance with the guidelines for an educational statistic survey under paragraph (3) and submit it to the Minister of Education within 20 days from the base dates of surveys under paragraph (2).
(5) Where the data submitted under paragraph (4) needs to be amended and supplemented, the Minister of Education may request the heads of higher education institutions to amend and supplement such data.
(6) When an educational statistic survey is completed, the Minister of Education shall make the result public by using methods to generally disseminate such result, including posting on the website of the Ministry of Education.
(7) The Minister of Education may establish and operate a system (hereinafter referred to as “educational statistic survey system”) which processes, records and manages information on educational statistic after integrating and connecting such information in order to collect and manage data about educational statistics.
(8) The Minister of Education may exchange and cooperate with an international organization, foreign State, or foreign agency for advancement of educational statistics.
(9) Matters necessary for an educational statistic survey other than those prescribed in paragraphs (1) through (8) shall be determined by the Minister of Education.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 28113, Jun. 20, 2017]
 Article 4-6 (Designation of National Educational Statistic Center and Entrustment of Affairs Thereof)
(1) The Minister of Education shall designate the Korean Education Development Institute under the Act on the Establishment, Operation and Fostering of Government-Funded Research Institutes, Etc. (referred to as “Korean Education Development Institute” hereinafter) as National Educational Statistic Center pursuant to Article 11-3 (7) of the Act.
(2) The Minister of Education shall entrust the following affairs to the Korean Education Development Institute pursuant to Article 11-3 (7) of the Act:
1. Educational statistic surveys under Article 11-3 (1) of the Act;
2. Creation of the indexes, estimated statistics, etc. related to education under Article 11-3 (6) of the Act;
3. Establishment and operation of the educational statistic survey system under Article 4-5 (7).
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 28113, Jun. 20, 2017]
CHAPTER II SCHOOL PERSONNEL
 Article 5 (Qualifications for School Teachers)
Necessary matters concerning the qualifications for becoming school teachers and assistant instructors under Article 16 of the Act shall be determined separately by Presidential Decree.
 Article 6 (Teaching Hours for School Teachers)
The teaching hours for school teachers (excluding the heads of schools) of universities or colleges, industrial colleges, teachers' colleges, and junior colleges shall be, in principle, nine hours every week on the basis of 30 weeks per school year: Provided, That they may be otherwise determined by school regulations, when the head of a school deems it necessary.
 Article 7 (School Teachers Holding Concurrent Posts)
The head of a school may appoint or commission school teachers holding concurrent posts, honorary professors, part-time instructors, and visiting teachers according to the following classifications pursuant to Article 17 of the Act: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 17115, Jan. 29, 2001; Presidential Decree No. 20740, Feb. 29, 2008; Presidential Decree No. 24423, Mar. 23, 2013>
1. Teachers holding concurrent posts: Persons that meet the qualifications referred to in Article 16 of the Act, and have expert knowledge in the relevant fields;
2. Honorary professors: Persons that have demonstrated outstanding educational or academic achievements determined by Ordinance of the Ministry of Education;
3. Part-time instructors: Persons required to ensure smooth operation of curricula;
4. Visiting teachers: Persons that meet the qualifications referred to in Article 16 of the Act: Provided, That where the head of a school appoints visiting teachers to teach specific subjects, he/she may appoint those who fail to meet the qualifications.
CHAPTER III SCHOOLS
SECTION 1 General Provisions
 Article 8 (Names of Schools)
(1) Deleted. <by Presidential Decree No. 25840, Dec. 9, 2014>
(2) and (3) Deleted. <by Presidential Decree No. 23225, Oct. 17, 2011>
 Article 9 (Organization of School)
(1) A school shall ensure that it serves the purposes of its establishment, respects the right of students to receive education, and promotes teacher education and studies, where it is incorporated into an organization pursuant to Article 19 of the Act.
(2) Universities or colleges may have departments or faculties as a rule, and, if necessary, they may be determined otherwise by school regulations. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21265, Jan. 16, 2009>
(3) Deleted. <by Presidential Decree No. 21265, Jan. 16, 2009>
 Article 9-2 (Requests for Materials from Board of Trustees)
(1) Where the board of trustees requests the relevant materials pursuant to the former part of Article 19-2 (5) of the Act, it shall make a written statement specifying the relevant materials.
(2) Where the board of trustees finds any deletion in the materials submitted pursuant to Article 19-2 (5) of the Act or finds such materials requiring supplementation, it may, in writing, request the head of the school to submit additional or supplementary materials.
(3) The board of trustees shall disclose the minutes of a meeting by posting them on the website of the relevant school within ten days from the date following the date on which the relevant meeting is held pursuant to the main sentence of Article 19-2 (6) of the Act.
(4) "Matters prescribed by Presidential Decree" in the proviso of Article 19-2 (6) of the Act means any of the following matters:
1. Matters deemed likely to considerably threat the privacy of individuals, if disclosed;
2. Matters deemed likely to impair the fairness of deliberation;
3. Other matters deemed unsuitable to be disclosed.
(5) Where the board of trustees determines not to disclose the whole or part of the minutes pursuant to the proviso of Article 19-2 (6) of the Act, it shall publish the grounds for non-disclosure and the period of non-disclosure, and shall, upon the disappearance of the grounds for non-disclosure or upon the termination of the period of non-disclosure, disclose the relevant matters immediately. In such cases, the publication and the disclosure shall be achieved through the website of the relevant school.
(6) Where it is intended to determine matters necessary for the organization, operation, etc. of the board of trustees by the articles of incorporation of the incorporated school foundation and school regulations pursuant to Article 19-2 (7) of the Act, opinions shall be collected from teachers, staff, assistant instructors, students, etc.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 28900, May 28, 2018]
 Article 10 (Semesters)
(1) The semesters under Article 20 (2) of the Act shall be determined to be two or more semesters in each school year.
(2) If necessary for education, the semesters referred to in paragraph (1) may be otherwise determined for respective majors, school years, or degree courses.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 28014, May 8, 2017]
 Article 11 (Number of School Days)
(1) The number of school days under Article 20 (2) shall be determined by separating the number of school days in a school and the number of school days by class subject.
(2) The number of school days in a school referred to in paragraph (1) shall be determined to be at least 30 weeks in each school year.
(3) Where it is impossible to complete the required school days under paragraph (2) due to an act of God or other extenuating circumstances in the course of operating curriculum, the head of a school may reduce the number of school days within the limit of two weeks each school year, as prescribed by school regulations. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 17115, Jan. 29, 2001; Presidential Decree No. 20740, Feb. 29, 2008; Presidential Decree No. 20990, Sep. 8, 2008; Presidential Decree No. 21265, Jan. 16, 2009>
(4) The number of school days by class subject under paragraph (1) shall be determined to be at least the number of school days in a school under paragraphs (2) and (3), but shall be determined so as not to impair the completion of required credit hours per credit under Article 14.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 28014, May 8, 2017]
 Article 12 (Holidays)
(1) Holidays referred to in Article 20 (2) of the Act shall be determined within the limit of not creating obstacles to operating curricula.
(2) Where emergency disasters and other urgent situations take place, the head of a school may decide to temporarily close the school. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 17115, Jan. 29, 2001; Presidential Decree No. 20740, Feb. 29, 2008; Presidential Decree No. 21265, Jan. 16, 2009>
 Article 13 (Joint Operation of Courses by Domestic Universities and Foreign Universities)
(1) Universities or colleges, industrial colleges, teacher’s colleges, junior colleges, technical colleges, air colleges, correspondence colleges, air and correspondence universities and cyber colleges (hereinafter referred to as "cyber colleges"), and various schools designated by the Minister of Education pursuant to Article 59 (4) of the Act shall offer curricula pursuant to the proviso to Article 21 (1) of the Act and may also operate the following courses jointly with other domestic or foreign universities (limited to foreign universities accredited by the relevant foreign countries or foreign accreditation agencies): <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23225, Oct. 17, 2011; Presidential Decree No. 23522, Jan. 20, 2012; Presidential Decree No. 24423, Mar. 23, 2013>
1. Universities or colleges, industrial colleges, and teachers' colleges: bachelor's degree courses or master’s degree courses;
2. Cyber colleges: Associate degree courses, bachelor's degree courses and master’s degree courses;
3. Junior colleges: Associate degree courses, bachelor's degree courses or advanced major courses for which bachelor's degrees are awarded;
4. Technical colleges and various other schools designated by the Minister of Education pursuant to Article 59 (4) of the Act: Associate degree courses or bachelor's degree courses.
(2) Degrees by school the curricula of which are jointly operated with foreign universities pursuant to paragraph (1) shall be awarded in accordance with Articles 35 and 50 (including cases applicable mutatis mutandis in Article 59 (4)), 50-2, 50-3, 54, and 58 of the Act: Provided, That, if necessary, a degree may be jointly awarded and also carries the name of not only a domestic university, the primary operator of such programs, but also another domestic university or a foreign university that jointly operates the curricula. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23522, Jan. 20, 2012; Presidential Decree No. 25850, Dec. 16, 2014; Presidential Decree No. 28014, May 8, 2017>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21265, Jan. 16, 2009]
 Article 13-2 (Educational Courses Offered by Foreign Universities and Colleges at Korean Universities and Colleges)
(1) Pursuant to Article 21 (2) of the Act, a Korean university or college may allow foreign universities or colleges to offer the following educational courses at the Korean university or college. In such cases, the foreign universities or colleges shall be accredited by their countries or by accreditation agencies their countries have certified:
1. Universities or colleges, industrial colleges and teachers' colleges: Bachelor's degree courses or master's degree courses;
2. Junior colleges: Associate degree courses, bachelor's degree courses or advanced major courses for which bachelor's degrees are awarded;
3. Cyber colleges: Associate degree courses, bachelor's degree courses or master's degree courses;
4. Technical colleges and various other schools designated by the Minister of Education pursuant to Article 59 (4) of the Act: Associate degree courses or bachelor's degree courses.
(2) The operation of educational courses under the former part of paragraph (1) including curriculum, methods of teaching, acquisition of credits, etc. shall be prescribed by school regulations based on the standards the Minister of Education determines.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 28900. May 28, 2018]
 Article 14 (Credit Hours)
(1) Credit hours referred to in Article 21 (3) of the Act shall be determined by schools for each class subject, based on the characteristics of the relevant curriculum, but shall be at least 15 hours each semester. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 28900, May 28, 2018>
(2) Matters necessary for recognizing the completion of credit hours under paragraph (1), such as class attendance of students, shall be determined by school regulations.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 28014, May 8, 2017]
 Article 14-2 (Classes, etc.)
Where it is intended to determine matters concerning the methods of giving classes by air and correspondence or methods of giving classes outside school pursuant to Article 22 (1) and (2) of the Act by school regulations, it shall comply with the standards the Minister of Education determines in terms of the operation of classes, management of school affairs, educational facilities and installations and other matters the Minister of Education determines.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 28900, May 28, 2018]
 Article 15 (Scope of and Standards for Recognition of Credits)
(1) "The scope prescribed by Presidential Decree" in Article 23 (1) of the Act means the scope classified in the following: Provided, That it shall not exceed 3/4 of the credits required for graduation, in cases falling under both subparagraphs 1 (a) and 3; and it shall not exceed 1/2 of the credits required for graduation, in cases falling under both subparagraphs 1 (c) and 3: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 27551, Oct. 25, 2016; Presidential Decree No. 28900, May 28, 2018>
1. In cases falling under Article 23 (1) 1 through 3 or 5 of the Act: The following relevant credits:
(a) Where a student completes an educational course offered by the relevant school jointly with a foreign university pursuant to Article 13 (1), through which academic degrees of both the relevant school and the foreign university can be simultaneously awarded or an academic degree can be awarded by the relevant school jointly with the foreign university: Not more than 3/4 of the credits required for graduation;
(b) Where a student completes an educational course offered by a foreign university or college at the relevant school pursuant to Article 13-2: The entire credits required for graduation;
(c) In cases not falling under (a) and (b): Not more than 1/2 of the credits required for graduation;
2. In cases falling under Article 23 (1) 4 of the Act: Not more than six credits per semester and not more than 12 credits per year;
3. In cases falling under Article 23 (1) 6 of the Act: Not more than 1/4 of the credits required for graduation.
(2) If the head of a school intends to recognize credits a student has earned in accordance with Article 23 (1) 6 of the Act, there shall exist relevance as prescribed by school regulations between the curriculum of the major the student has chosen pursuant to Article 19 (1) and the learning, research or practice, or working experience of the student in another school or research institute, company, etc. inside or outside Korea. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 29800, May 28, 2018>
(3) When the head of a school recognizes credits a student has earned in accordance with Article 23 (1) 6 of the Act, he/she shall refer the case to the council for the recognition of credits (hereafter referred to in this Article, as the "council for the recognition of credits") for deliberation.
(4) Matters necessary for the organization and operation of the council for the recognition of credits shall be prescribed by school regulations.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 25157, Feb. 11, 2014]
 Article 15-2 (Postponement of Acquisition of Bachelor's Degrees)
(1) The period of postponing the acquisition of a bachelor's degree in Article 23-5 of the Act shall not exceed the period after subtracting the period during which the relevant student attends school as a registered student from the terms of enrollment prescribed by school regulations.
(2) Any student who postpones the acquisition of a bachelor's degree pursuant to Article 23-5 of the Act may use the facilities, etc. of the relevant school, as prescribed by school regulations.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 29222, Oct. 16, 2018]
 Article 16 (Authorization of Branch Schools)
Matters on authorization of the establishment of branch schools at home and abroad under Article 24 of the Act shall be determined separately by Presidential Decree.
 Article 17 (Reporting Doctor’s Degrees Obtained Abroad)
Any person that has obtained a doctor’s degree in a foreign country shall report it, accompanied by a relevant dissertation or a copy of publication featuring the said dissertation, to the Minister of Education within six months from the date on which he/she returned from abroad (for any person that obtained a doctor’s degree after he/she returned from abroad, the date on which he/she obtained the degree) pursuant to Article 27 of the Act. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 17115, Jan. 29, 2001; Presidential Decree No. 20740, Feb. 29, 2008; Presidential Decree No. 24423, Mar. 23, 2013>
 Article 18 (Request for Data)
The Minister of Education may request the head of a school to submit data especially necessary for the establishment of national policies on education, such as changes in enrolled students. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 17115, Jan. 29, 2001; Presidential Decree No. 20740, Feb. 29, 2008; Presidential Decree No. 24423, Mar. 23, 2013; Presidential Decree No. 24847, Nov. 20, 2013>
SECTION 2 Universities or Colleges and Industrial Colleges
 Article 19 (Completion, etc. of Majors by Students)
(1) Students at universities and colleges shall complete any one or more of the following majors at their options, as determined by school regulations: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 28014, May 8, 2017>
1. Majors presented by departments and faculties;
2. Majors provided in connection or convergence between two or more departments, between two or more faculties, or between a department and a faculty;
3. Majors provided through the joint operation of a curriculum under Article 13 (1), in connection or convergence with other domestic or foreign universities or college;
4. Majors, the curriculum of which is organized by students and accredited by a university or college.
(2) The head of a university or college may determine the minimum credits for the recognition of majors to ensure that students may complete majors referred to in paragraph (1).
 Article 20 (Joint Operation of Degree Courses)
Universities or colleges may operate bachelor's degree courses jointly with graduate school curricula pursuant to Article 29 (3) of the Act.
 Article 21 Deleted. <by Presidential Decree No. 20327, Oct. 16, 2007>
 Article 22 (Postgraduate Degree Courses)
Postgraduate degree courses to be offered by graduate schools pursuant to Article 29 (3) of the Act shall be classified as follows: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21265, Jan. 16, 2009; Presidential Decree No. 24375, Feb. 15, 2013>
1. General graduate schools: Master's degree courses and doctoral degree courses;
2. Specialized graduate schools: Master's degree courses: Provided, That they may have doctoral degree courses, as prescribed by school regulations, and master's degree courses offered by the specialized graduate schools designed to train doctors, dentists, or oriental medical doctors among medical professionals under Article 2 (1) of the Medical Service Act (hereinafter referred to as “graduate school of medical science, dentistry, and oriental medical science”) shall be specialized degree courses only;
3. Special graduate schools: Master's degree courses.
 Article 22-2 (Specialized Graduate School Related to Business, etc.)
(1) The type of a graduate school which takes business administration, finance, or logistics as its major area of education and study, among specialized graduate schools referred to in subparagraph 2 of Article 22, and aims to foster specialized manpower in the relevant field (hereinafter referred to as "related graduate school of business, etc.") shall be classified as in each of the following according to the main purpose thereof:
1. Graduate school of business: A graduate school which takes business administration as its main area of education and study, and aims to foster specialized manpower related thereto;
2. Graduate school of finance: A graduate school which takes science of finance as its main area of education and study, and aims to foster specialized personnel related thereto;
3. Graduate school of logistics: A graduate school which takes science of physical distribution as its main area of education and study, and aims to foster specialized personnel related thereto.
(2) A related graduate school of business, etc. shall operate the courses of study, training, etc. to foster specialized personnel by putting emphasis on practical business on the spot as prescribed by school regulations.
(3) The credits required to complete a course of master's degree at related graduate school of business, etc. shall be at least 45 credits, which shall be prescribed by school regulations.
(4) When a related graduate school of business, etc. selects candidates for a master's degree course of technical degree, it may preferentially select a candidate having experience in the relevant field as prescribed by school regulations.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 19500, Jun. 7, 2006]
 Article 22-3 (Evaluation of Related Graduate Schools of Business, etc.)
The Minister of Education may evaluate a related graduate school of business, etc. every five year based on the school opening date or the latest certification date: Provided, That the Minister of Education may require the head of the related graduate school of business, etc. to undergo an evaluation or a certification process conducted by a domestic institution approved by the Minister of Education pursuant to Article 11-2 of the Act or a foreign certification agency, and in such cases, an evaluation by the Minister of Education shall be deemed to have been conducted. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 24423, Mar. 23, 2013>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 22049, Feb. 18, 2010]
 Article 23 (Cooperative Courses)
(1) Cooperative courses jointly established and operated by at least two departments or majors, other than required departments or majors at graduate schools (hereinafter referred to as "inter-departmental cooperative courses"), pursuant to Article 29 (3) of the Act, and academic-research-industrial, academic-research or academic-industrial cooperative programs established and operated under a contract with a research institution or an industrial enterprise (hereinafter referred to as "academic-research-industrial cooperative courses") may be established.
(2) Necessary matters concerning standards for the establishment of academic-research-industrial cooperative courses and operation thereof referred to in paragraph (1) shall be determined by the Minister of Education. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 17115, Jan. 29, 2001; Presidential Decree No. 20740, Feb. 29, 2008; Presidential Decree No. 24423, Mar. 23, 2013>
 Article 24 (Graduate School Committee)
(1) A graduate school committee shall be established in each university or college, industrial college, teachers' college, and cyber college that offer graduate degree programs, for the purpose of deliberation on matters concerning the operation of graduate schools under Article 29 (3) of the Act. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 17008, Nov. 28, 2000; Presidential Decree No. 20797, Jun. 5, 2008>
(2) Any graduate school committee under paragraph (1) shall deliberate on the following matters:
1. Matters concerning admission, completion, and conferment of degrees;
2. Matters concerning the establishment and closure of departments or majors and the maximum student number;
3. Matters concerning curricula;
4. Matters concerning the establishment and amendment of graduate school regulations;
5. Other important matters concerning the operation of graduate schools.
(3) A graduate school committee under paragraph (1) shall be comprised of at least seven persons designated by the head of a school, and matters concerning the composition and operation thereof shall be determined by school regulations.
 Article 25 (Duration of Course, etc.)
(1) The duration of bachelor's degree course in a medical college, college of oriental medicine, dental college or veterinary college shall be six years pursuant to Article 31 (1) 1 of the Act. In such cases, the degree course shall consist of a two-year premedical course and a four-year medical course in a department of medicine, department of oriental medicine, department of dentistry or department of veterinary science, respectively. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 19278, Jan. 13, 2006; Presidential Decree No. 29068, Jul. 31, 2018>
(2) The duration of bachelor's degree course in a pharmacy college (excluding the herbal medicine department; hereafter the same shall apply in this Article) shall be six years pursuant to Article 31 (1) 1 of the Act. In such cases, the degree course shall be selected by the relevant university or college among the following courses: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 29068, Jul. 31, 2018>
1. Two-year basic quality educational course in another school, department, faculty, etc. and four-year major course of study in the pharmacy college;
2. Two-year basic quality educational course and four-year major course of study in the pharmacy college.
(3) Where the bachelor’s degree courses in a pharmacy college are changed pursuant to the latter part of paragraph (2), the degree courses before the change shall be offered to the students who are taking the degree course before the change (in cases of the degree courses prescribed in subparagraph 1 of the same paragraph, limited to the major courses of study), notwithstanding the latter part of the same paragraph. <Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 29068, Jul. 31, 2018>
 Article 26 (Reduction of Duration of Courses)
The duration of courses that may be reduced pursuant to Article 31 (2) of the Act is as classified in the following: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 28014, May 8, 2017>
1. Bachelor's degree courses: Not more than one year;
2. Master’s degree courses: Not more than one year;
3. Doctor’s degree courses: Not more than six months;
4. Combined courses of a bachelor's and a master's degree: Not more than two years;
5. Combined courses of a master's degree and a doctor's degree: Not more than one year and six months.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23522, Jan. 20, 2012]
 Article 27 (Operating Principles of Maximum Student Number)
Where universities or colleges (including industrial colleges, teachers' colleges, junior colleges, technical colleges, cyber colleges and various kinds of schools; hereinafter the same shall apply in this Article) determine the maximum student number as prescribed by Article 32 of the Act, they shall take into account educational conditions of the relevant universities or colleges and prospects for the supply of and demand for human resources, in order to ensure that relevant universities or colleges have their unique characteristics. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 20797, Jun. 5, 2008>
 Article 28 (Maximum Student Number)
(1) The maximum student number for each university or college (including industrial colleges, teachers colleges, junior colleges, technical colleges, cyber colleges and various kinds of schools, but excluding graduate schools and graduate school universities or colleges) under Article 32 of the Act shall be prescribed by school regulations per recruitment unit (hereinafter referred to as "recruitment unit") based on the maximum student number allowed entrance, and it shall not exceed the number of students that is determined according to the size of a school building, a school site, and faculty, and value of for-profit assets under the Regulations on the Establishment and Operation of Universities and Colleges: Provided, That the maximum student number for cyber colleges shall be determined in accordance with the size of a school building, site, and faculty, and capacity of cyber educational facilities and value of for-profit assets under the Regulations for Establishment and Operation of Cyber Colleges, and these new entrants to cyber colleges may be recruited either as a freshman for the relevant year or junior, as prescribed by school regulations. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 17115, Jan. 29, 2001; Presidential Decree No. 20382, Nov. 15, 2007; Presidential Decree No. 20797, Jun. 5, 2008>
(2) Deleted. <by Presidential Decree No. 21265, Jan. 16, 2009>
(3) In determining the maximum student number allowed entrance per recruitment unit according to school regulations pursuant to paragraph (1), universities or colleges shall comply with the following determined by the Minister of Education: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 17115, Jan. 29, 2001; Presidential Decree No. 18752, Mar. 25, 2005; Presidential Decree No. 19278, Jan. 13, 2006; Presidential Decree No. 20740, Feb. 29, 2008; Presidential Decree No. 22368, Sep. 1, 2010; Presidential Decree No. 24423, Mar. 23, 2013>
1. The maximum student number for each recruitment unit concerning the training of school teachers;
2. The maximum student number for each recruitment unit for the training of human resources under the following:
(a) Medical personnel under Article 2 (1) of the Medical Service Act;
(c) Pharmacists and herb pharmacists under subparagraph 2 of Article 2 of the Pharmaceutical Affairs Act;
(d) Veterinarians under subparagraph 1 of Article 2 of the Veterinarians Act;
3. The maximum student number for schools to which regulation on total quantity applies pursuant to Article 18 (3) of the Seoul Metropolitan Area Readjustment Planning Act;
4. The maximum student number for national schools;
5. The maximum student number for public schools.
(4) The Minister of Education shall consult with the head of a relevant central administrative agency to determine matters under paragraph (3) 2 through 4, or he/she shall hear the opinion of the head of a relevant local government to determine matters under paragraph (3) 5. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 17115, Jan. 29, 2001; Presidential Decree No. 20740, Feb. 29, 2008; Presidential Decree No. 24423, Mar. 23, 2013>
(5) The maximum number of students allowed entrance to the school of pharmacy at a university under Article 25 (2) shall be the number of students that are deemed qualified by the Minister of Education to take major courses for each recruitment unit in the school of pharmacy under paragraph (3) 2. <Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 19278, Jan. 13, 2006; Presidential Decree No. 20740, Feb. 29, 2008; Presidential Decree No. 24423, Mar. 23, 2013>
 Article 29 (Admission and Transfer Admission, etc.)
(1) The heads of universities or colleges (including industrial colleges, teachers' colleges, junior colleges, technical colleges, cyber colleges and schools of various types, but excluding graduate schools and graduate school universities or colleges) shall grant the admission (including transfer admission; hereafter the same shall apply in this Article) within the student enrollment quotas by recruitment unit determined by school regulations pursuant to Article 28 (1), not exceeding the scope adjusted according to the standards the Minister of Education determines. In such cases, if a student shifts his/her school register in a recruitment unit to another recruitment unit due to the abolishment of the former recruitment unit, an additional quota shall be deemed available for the admission of such student as far as the relevant student continues to be registered with the latter recruitment unit. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 19278, Jan. 13, 2006; Presidential Decree No. 20797, Jun. 5, 2008; Presidential Decree No. 28680, Feb. 27, 2018>
(2) Notwithstanding Article 28 (1), an additional quota shall be deemed available for the admission of any of the following persons. In such cases, the maximum number of the students specified in subparagraphs 2, 3, 8, 9, and 11 through 14 shall be determined in accordance with the standards prescribed in attached Table 1: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 17008, Nov. 28, 2000; Presidential Decree No. 17115, Jan. 29, 2001; Presidential Decree No. 17440, Dec. 31, 2001; Presidential Decree No. 17607, May 27, 2002; Presidential Decree No. 18752, Mar. 25, 2005; Presidential Decree No. 19278, Jan. 13, 2006; Presidential Decree No. 19842, Jan. 24, 2007; Presidential Decree No. 20003, Apr. 12, 2007; Presidential Decree No. 20382, Nov. 15, 2007; Presidential Decree No. 20609, Feb. 14, 2008; Presidential Decree No. 20740, Feb. 29, 2008; Presidential Decree No. 20797, Jun. 5, 2008; Presidential Decree No. 21006, Sep. 18, 2008; Presidential Decree No. 21766, Oct. 7, 2009; Presidential Decree No. 22234, Jun. 29, 2010; Presidential Decree No. 22368, Sep. 1, 2010; Presidential Decree No. 23225, Oct. 17, 2011; Presidential Decree No. 24423, Mar. 23, 2013; Presidential Decree No. 25157, Feb. 11, 2014; Presidential Decree No. 25333, Apr. 29, 2014; Presidential Decree No. 26683, Nov. 30, 2015; Presidential Decree No. 27456, Aug. 29, 2016; Presidential Decree No. 27551, Oct. 25, 2016; Presidential Decree No. 27788, Jan. 17, 2017; Presidential Decree No. 29222, Oct. 16, 2018>>
1. Students commissioned by industrial corporations under Article 53-2 and other commissioned students determined by Ordinance of the Ministry of Education;
2. Overseas Koreans and foreigners (excluding overseas Koreans and foreigners referred to in subparagraphs 6 and 7);
3. Persons who have obtained a bachelor’s degree or are recognized to have an equivalent level of education, and transfer to the junior year: Provided, That those who transfer to a medical college and those who transfer to an at least three-year course of a department in a junior college shall be excluded;
4. Persons designated by the heads of universities or colleges who have special educational needs due to various problems or disorders;
5. Deleted; <by Presidential Decree No. 20609, Feb. 14, 2008>
6. North Korean refugees and foreign students whose parents are both foreign nationals;
7. The following persons who have completed all curricula equivalent to those provided by elementary and secondary schools of the Republic of Korea in a foreign country:
(a) Overseas Koreans;
(b) Foreigners;
(c) Persons permitted to be naturalized under Article 6 (2) of the Nationality Act;
8. Persons who have graduated from any university or college, industrial college, teacher’s college, junior college, technical college, or cyber college or who are recognized to have an at least equivalent level of education (limited to persons who have been admitted to junior colleges);
9. Persons who transfer to the junior year at universities or colleges which have educational courses connected with junior colleges awarding associate degrees (excluding those located in the Seoul metropolitan area under subparagraph 1 of Article 2 of the Seoul Metropolitan Area Readjustment Planning Act), industrial colleges or cyber colleges;
10. Deleted; <by Presidential Decree No. 20609, Feb. 14, 2008>
11. Persons who have an associate degree in the relevant courses designed to train medical personnel (referring to nurses, medical technologists, radiological technologists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, dental technicians and dental hygienists) and persons who have an associate degree in the relevant courses designed to train kindergarten teachers;
12. Persons aged at least 25 years who have been admitted to junior colleges (excluding junior colleges located in the Seoul metropolitan area under subparagraph 1 of Article 2 of the Seoul Metropolitan Area Readjustment Planning Act) or those who have worked for at least two years at any industrial company;
13. Persons who take advanced major courses for which a bachelor's degree is awarded pursuant to Article 50-2 of the Act;
14. The following persons who need to be selected to ensure equal opportunities for higher education in consideration of the gaps in income, regional circumstances, etc.:
(a) Students residing in agricultural or fishing villages determined by the heads of schools or in islands or remote areas prescribed in Article 2 of the Act on the Promotion of Education in Islands and Remote Areas;
(b) Graduates from any school other than high schools which specializes in education focused on experience, such as field activities in the nature, (including departments offering the same curricula as those provided by specialized high schools, among departments established in general high schools under subparagraph 1 of Article 76-2 of the Enforcement Decree of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act; hereinafter referred to as "specialized high schools, etc."), among the specialized high schools referred to in Article 91 (1) of the Enforcement Decree of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (limited to the recruitment units that the head of the relevant school recognizes as the same departments as the one in which a graduate has completed a course, in cases where a person enters a school defined in subparagraph 1, 2, 4, or 6 of Article 2 of the Act);
(c) Any of the following persons who have been working for any industrial company for at least three years (limited to a person admitted to a school defined in subparagraph 1, 2, 4, or 6 of Article 2 of the Act):
(i) Graduates from a general high school referred to in subparagraph 1 of Article 76-2 of the Enforcement Decree of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, after completing a course for vocational education and training for at least one year at an institution designated by the superintendent of the relevant City/Do office of education to entrust vocational education and training, among the vocational education and training institutions under the Vocational Education and Training Promotion Act, while being enrolled in the general high school;
(ii) Graduates from a high school tailored to industrial demand referred to in Article 90 (1) 10 of the Enforcement Decree of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act;
(iii) Graduates from a specialized high school;
(iv) Persons who have completed an educational course at a lifelong education establishment that provides the same curriculum as that provided by specialized high schools, among lifelong education establishments, graduates of which are recognized as having educational credentials under Article 31 (2) of the Lifelong Education Act;
(d) Any of the following persons:
(i) Eligible beneficiaries referred to in subparagraph 1 of Article 2 of the National Basic Living Security Act;
(ii) Persons in the second-lowest income bracket referred to in subparagraph 10 of Article 2 of the National Basic Living Security Act;
(iii) Persons eligible for support under Articles 5 and 5-2 the Single-Parent Family Support Act;
15. Persons who have transferred to the same recruitment unit or a similar recruitment unit of another school due to the abolition of a school under Article 4 (3) of the Act or the closure of a school under Article 62 (1) of the Act;
16. Persons who have transferred to the same recruitment unit of another school due to the abolition of a recruitment unit for the training of human resources under items of Article 28 (3) 2 as a consequence of the abolition of a department under Article 60 (2) of the Act.
(3) Notwithstanding Article 28 (1), the head of a university or college may permit sophomores or higher to shift to another recruitment unit in the same grade, as determined by school regulations: Provided, That where they shift to a recruitment unit falling under Article 28 (3) 1, the total number of students making such a shift shall not exceed 20/100 of the student enrollment quota of such recruitment unit, and where they shift to a recruitment unit falling under Article 28 (3) 2, the total number of students making such a shift shall not exceed the student enrollment quota of such recruitment unit. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 16196, Mar. 26, 1999; Presidential Decree No. 21006, Sep. 18, 2008; Presidential Decree No. 27788, Jan. 17, 2017>
(4) The head of a university or college shall only permit persons who have completed at least two-year courses of study in other departments or colleges, etc. or those deemed to have at least equivalent levels of education to transfer to pharmacy colleges at universities (excluding a herbal medicine department) or shift to another recruitment unit pursuant to paragraphs (1) and (3) as determined by school regulations. <Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 19278, Jan. 13, 2006; Presidential Decree No. 21006, Sep. 18, 2008>
(5) Notwithstanding Article 28 (1), the heads of industrial colleges, junior colleges, cyber colleges and various kinds of schools may permit students to shift to another recruitment unit of the same grade, as determined by school regulations. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 19278, Jan. 13, 2006; Presidential Decree No. 20797, Jun. 5, 2008>
(6) Separate curricula may be provided to students admitted to a school pursuant to paragraph (2) 14 (c), as determined by school regulations. <Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 23225, Oct. 17, 2011>
 Article 29-2 (Readmission)
(1) The head of a university or college (including any industrial college, teacher's college, junior college, technical college, cyber college and various colleges, however any graduate school and graduate school college shall be excluded herefrom; hereafter the same shall apply in this Article) may permit readmission of students whose total number shall not exceed the maximum student number, including the maximum student number per recruitment unit determined by school regulations pursuant to Article 28 (1) (hereinafter referred to as "maximum gross number"): Provided, That in cases of readmission related to the fosterage of teachers and medical personnel, readmission shall be permitted to students whose number shall not exceed the maximum number of students allowed entrance for each recruitment unit under Article 28 (3) 1 and 2. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 20797, Jun. 5, 2008>
(2) Where the head of a university or college intends to permit the readmission under paragraph (1), he/she shall permit the readmission for each recruitment unit: Provided, That where the recruitment units readmission to which was to be allowed have been abolished, the head of a university or college may permit the readmission to the recruitment units determined by school regulations.
(3) The maximum gross number under paragraph (1) shall be classified into the daytime and nighttime, principal school and branch school and within and outside the limits on the maximum student numbers.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 19278, Jan. 13, 2006]
 Article 30 (Maximum Student Numbers for Graduate Schools)
(1) The student enrollment quota of a graduate school under Article 32 of the Act shall be determined by the relevant graduate school regulations, not exceeding the number of students determined based on a school building size, school site area, faculty number, and value of for-profit assets under the Regulations on the Establishment and Operation of Universities and Colleges. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 17008, Nov. 28, 2000; Presidential Decree No. 17115, Jan. 29, 2001; Presidential Decree No. 20382, Nov. 15, 2007; Presidential Decree No. 20797, Jun. 5, 2008; Presidential Decree No. 21265, Jan. 16, 2009>
(2) Notwithstanding paragraph (1), the student enrollment quota of a cyber graduate school shall be determined by school regulations, not exceeding the number of students determined based on a school building size, faculty number, capacity of cyber educational facilities, and value of for-profit assets under the Regulations for the Establishment and Operation of Cyber Colleges. <Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 20797, Jun. 5, 2008; Amended by Presidential Decree No. 26638, Nov. 18, 2015>
(3) Notwithstanding paragraph (1), the student enrollment quota of a graduate school of medical science, dentistry or oriental medical science shall be determined by school regulations according to the standards the Minister of Education determines with due regard to demand for medical practitioners, etc. after consulting with the heads of the relevant central administrative agencies. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 24375, Feb. 15, 2013; Presidential Decree No. 24423, Mar. 23, 2013; Presidential decree No. 26638, Nov. 18, 2015>
(4) Notwithstanding paragraph (1), any of the following student enrollment quotas shall be determined by school regulations, as prescribed by the Minister of Education: <Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 28900, May 28, 2018>
1. Student enrollment quotas of a graduate school university to which the quantity-based regulation applies pursuant to Article 18 (3) of the Seoul Metropolitan Area Readjustment Planning Act;
2. Student enrollment quotas of graduate schools of national universities;
3. Student enrollment quotas of graduate schools of public universities.
(5) Where the Minister of Education intends to determine matters concerning paragraph (4) 1 and 2, he/she shall consult with the heads of the central administrative agencies, and where he/she intends to determine matters concerning subparagraph 3 of the same paragraph, he/she shall consider the opinions of the heads of the relevant local governments. <Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 28900, May 28, 2018>
(6) The head of a school having graduate schools may grant admission to students within the student enrollment quota determined by school regulations; and grant transfer or readmission to students within the student enrollment quota for the relevant year minus the number of enrolled students. In such cases, where any registered student, due to the abolition of a department or major, shifts to another department or major, an additional quota shall be considered available for such student as far as he/she continues to be registered with the relevant department or major. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 20797, Jun. 5, 2008; Presidential Decree No. 24375, Feb. 15, 2013; Presidential Decree No. 29800, May 28, 2018>
(7) An additional quota shall be deemed available for any of the following students in addition to the quotas referred to in paragraphs (1) through (4). In such cases, an additional enrollment quota of the students who fall under subparagraph 3 shall not exceed 5/100 of the student enrollment quotas of a graduate school of medicine, dentistry or oriental medicine in paragraph (3): <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 24375, Feb. 15, 2013; Presidential Decree No. 24423, Mar. 23, 2013; Presidential Decree No. 29800, May 28, 2018; Presidential Decree No. 29068, Jul. 31, 2018>
1. Any of the following students who are admitted, transferred or readmitted to a graduate school:
(a) Entrusted students determined by Ordinance of the Ministry of Education;
(b) North Korean refugees;
(c) Foreigners whose parents are both foreign nationals;
(d) Overseas Koreans or foreigners who have completed all curricula equivalent to or higher-level courses than those offered by Korea’s elementary and secondary education and college education in a foreign country;
2. Students who are admitted to graduate school courses operated jointly with foreign universities pursuant to Article 13 (1) 1 or 2;
3. Students who are admitted to graduate schools of medicine, dentistry or oriental medicine as students from physically, economically and socially disadvantaged backgrounds whom the head of a college or university determines according to the standards the Minister of Education determines.
 Article 30-2 (Maximum Student Number for Integrated Bachelor's and Master's Degree Courses related to Medical Science, Dentistry, and Oriental Medical Science)
Where integrated bachelor's and master's degree courses related to medical science, dentistry, and oriental medical science under Article 29-3 (1) of the Act are established in universities or colleges with graduate school of medical science, dentistry, and oriental medical science (referring only to universities or colleges without departments or faculties related to medical science, dentistry and oriental medical science), Article 30 (1) and (3) shall apply mutatis mutandis to the maximum number of students allowed to sign up for such combined courses, and it shall be determined based on the standards prescribed by the Minister of Education within 50/100 of the maximum number of students allowed to enroll in the master's degree course offered by the graduate school of medical science, dentistry, and oriental medical science. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 24423, Mar. 23, 2013>
[This Article Newly inserted by Presidential Decree No. 24375, Feb. 15, 2013]
 Article 31 (Selection of Students)
(1) In selecting students to be admitted pursuant to Article 34 (1) of the Act, the heads of universities or colleges (excluding cyber colleges; hereafter the same shall apply in this Article) shall endeavor to ensure that all people are guaranteed an equal right to education according to their abilities and that elementary and secondary education are provided in conformity with the original purposes of education. In such cases, the heads of national universities or colleges shall also take measures for promoting balanced development of the State. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 20797, Jun. 5, 2008; Presidential Decree No. 25333, Apr. 29, 2014>
(2) In conducting admission screening under Article 34 (1) of the Act, the heads of universities or colleges shall prepare and implement various methods and standards to ensure that temperament, aptitude and abilities of students may be reflected.
 Article 32 (Public Announcement of Basic Rules on Screening of Applicants for Admission to University or College, etc.)
(1) A school consultative body (hereinafter referred to as “school consultative body”) under Article 10 of the Act shall publish basic rules on the screening of applicants for the admission to universities or colleges in accordance with Article 34-5 (1) of the Act, by posting such rules on the website of the school consultative body.
(2) "Where an event specified by Presidential Decree occurs, such as the enactment or amendment of the relevant statutes" in the proviso to Article 34-5 (4) of the Act means cases where it is necessary to amend basic rules on the screening of applicants for the admission to universities or colleges on any of the following grounds: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 29068, Jul. 31, 2018>
1. Where relevant Acts and subordinate statutes are enacted, amended or repealed;
2. Where there are unavoidable causes the Minister of Education recognizes, such as a natural disaster.
(3) When a school consultative body intends to amend basic rules on the screening of applicants for the admission to universities or colleges in accordance with the proviso to Article 34-5 (4) of the Act, it shall consult thereon with the universities or colleges represented by the members of the school consultative body (hereinafter referred to as "member universities and colleges").
(4) When a school consultative body amends basic rules on the screening of applicants for the admission to universities or colleges in accordance with the proviso to Article 34-5 (4) of the Act, it shall post the amendment on the website of the school consultative body.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 25333, Apr. 29, 2014]
 Article 33 (Publication of Implementation Plans for Screening of Applicants for Admission to Universities or Colleges)
(1) The head of a cyber college shall announce an implementation plan for the screening of applicants for the admission to the college by not later than October 31 of each year (or by not later than April 30, if the first semester of the college begins on September 1), pursuant to Article 34-5 (3) of the Act.
(2) The head of a university or college shall publish an implementation plan for the screening of applicants for the admission to the university or college in accordance with Article 34-5 (2) and (3) of the Act, by posting the plan on the website of the university or college.
(3) "Where an event specified by Presidential Decree occurs, such as the enactment or amendment of the relevant statutes" in the proviso of Article 34-5 (4) of the Act means the cases where it is necessary to amend an implementation plan for the screening of applicants for the admission to a university or college on any of the following grounds: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 29068, Jul. 31, 2018>
1. Where relevant statutes and regulations are enacted, amended, or repealed;
2. Where departments are reformed and the maximum number of students of each department is adjusted for restructuring the university or college;
3. Where basic rules on the screening of applicants for the admission to the university or college are amended under Article 32 (2) and (3);
4. Where an administrative disposition is taken to reduce the maximum number of students, abolish a department, or suspend the recruitment of students according to an order for correction or modification issued under Article 60 of the Act;
5. Where an implementation plan for the screening of applicants for the admission to a university or college can be amended pursuant to any other statutes and regulations;
6. Where there are unavoidable causes the Minister of Education recognizes, such as a natural disaster.
(4) When the head of a university or college intends to amend an implementation plan for the screening of applicants for the admission to the university or college in accordance with the proviso to Article 34-5 (4) of the Act, the head shall obtain approval therefor from the school consultative body one of whose members is the representative of the university or college: Provided, That where there is no school consultative body to which the representative of the relevant university or college belongs, the head shall consult thereon with the Minister of Education. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 26638, Nov. 18, 2015>
(5) When the head of a university or college amends an implementation plan for the screening of applicants for the admission to the university or college in accordance with the proviso to Article 34-5 (4) of the Act, he/she shall post the amendment on the website of the university or college.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 25333, Apr. 29, 2014]
 Article 34 (Classification of Admission Screening)
(1) The general selection process under Article 34 of the Act shall be defined as a process for selecting students from among ordinary students in accordance with general educational standards and shall be implemented openly through fair competition in accordance with the standards and methods for screening applicants for admission in conformity with the objectives of education of the relevant university or college (excluding cyber colleges; hereafter the same shall apply in this Article). <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 25333, Apr. 29, 2014>
(2) The special selection process under Article 34 of the Act shall be defined as a process for selecting students from among persons who need to be selected in accordance with special standards prescribed by a university or college, such as special career or talent, or discriminative standards for educational compensation and shall be implemented openly through fair competition in accordance with reasonable standards and methods for screening applicants for admission which are appropriate for the generally-accepted standard of value. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 25333, Apr. 29, 2014>
 Article 35 (Data for Admission Screening)
(1) The heads of universities or colleges (including teachers' colleges; hereafter in this Article the same shall apply) may use for admission screening academic performance results, such as high school transcripts, results of examinations administered by the Minister of Education (hereinafter referred to as "College Scholastic Ability Test") pursuant to Article 34 (3) of the Act, examinations administered by each university or college (referring to written examinations, such as essays, interviews and oral tests, physical examinations, practical and experimental tests, and aptitude and personality tests for the teaching profession), and records of non-academic performance such as a letter of self-introduction in order to select new students pursuant to Article 34 (1) of the Act. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 22368, Sep. 1, 2010; Presidential Decree No. 24423, Mar. 23, 2013>
(2) Where the heads of universities or colleges conduct written examinations, such as essay tests, as prescribed by paragraph (1), they shall conduct these examinations in such a way that they do not undermine the original purpose of primary and secondary education. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 20809, Jun. 11, 2008>
(3) Deleted. <by Presidential Decree No. 20809, Jun. 11, 2008>
 Article 36 (Master Plan for Administration of College Scholastic Ability Tests)
The Minister of Education shall prepare a master plan for administration of annual college scholastic ability test that includes overall trends, distribution of marks, notification of test results, and test schedule, etc., and publicly announce such master plan by March 31 of the year in which the said test is to be conducted. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 24423, Mar. 23, 2013>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 22368, Sep. 1, 2010]
 Article 37 (Question Designers, etc.)
The Minister of Education shall designate or commission question designers for the college scholastic ability test from among those who have expert knowledge in the evaluation of the scholastic ability at colleges, and supervisors of the test from among the staff working for educational administrative agencies or educational research institutions, respectively. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 17115, Jan. 29, 2001; Presidential Decree No. 20740, Feb. 29, 2008; Presidential Decree No. 22368, Sep. 1, 2010; Presidential Decree No. 24423, Mar. 23, 2013>
 Article 38 (Application Fees, etc.)
(1) Any person that intends to apply for the college scholastic ability test shall pay application fees determined by the Minister of Education. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 17115, Jan. 29, 2001; Presidential Decree No. 20740, Feb. 29, 2008; Presidential Decree No. 22368, Sep. 1, 2010; Presidential Decree No. 24423, Mar. 23, 2013>
(2) If any justifiable ground exists, such as where a person that has paid application fees under paragraph (1) fails to take the test due to unavoidable reasons or has mistakenly paid application fees, all or some of the application fees paid may be returned, as determined by the Minister of Education. <Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 22707, Mar. 15, 2011; Presidential Decree No. 24423, Mar. 23, 2013>
(3) The Minister of Education may grant allowances and travel expenses to those who are engaged in jobs related to the college scholastic ability test, such as question designers and supervisors under Article 37, based on the standards determined by the Minister of Education within budgetary limits. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 17115, Jan. 29, 2001; Presidential Decree No. 20740, Feb. 29, 2008; Presidential Decree No. 22368, Sep. 1, 2010; Presidential Decree No. 24423, Mar. 23, 2013>
 Article 39 (Selection Method of Students at Industrial Colleges)
(1) When the head of an industrial college selects students to be admitted through the special selection process under Article 34 (2), he/she shall preferentially select any of the following persons in the order of priority prescribed by its school regulations: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 18752, Mar. 25, 2005; Presidential Decree No. 20003, Apr. 12, 2007; Presidential Decree No. 22234, Jun. 29, 2010; Presidential Decree No. 22368, Sep. 1, 2010; Presidential Decree No. 25333, Apr. 29, 2014>
1. A person who has worked for an industrial enterprise and whose education has been entrusted by his/her employer;
2. A person who has the experience of working for at least six months for an industrial enterprise;
3. Any person who holds a national qualification under the Framework Act on Qualifications or a private qualification officially recognized by the State;
4. A person who applies for a recruitment unit in the same department after graduating from a special purpose high school or specialized high schools under Article 90 of the Enforcement Decree of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act;
5. Deleted; <by Presidential Decree No. 25333, Apr. 29, 2014>
6. Any other person specified by school regulations from among the persons similar to those specified in subparagraphs 1 through 4.
(2) Matters on the selection standards and methods, procedures and qualifications, and the scope of enterprises referred to in paragraph (1) shall be determined by school regulations.
(3) Article 35 (1) shall apply mutatis mutandis with respect to making screening data available in cases where any industrial college selects new students by a general screening. In such cases, "universities or colleges (including teachers' colleges; hereafter in this Article the same shall apply)" shall be deemed "industrial colleges".
 Article 39-2 (Selection of Students at Cyber Colleges)
The head of a cyber college may formulate an implementation plan for screening applicants for the admission to the college, to select students who conform to the objectives of education, and the special features, of the college. In such cases, the head of the cyber college shall prepare various standards and methods for screening applicants for admission in accordance with the classification under Article 34 and shall reflect such standards and methods in the implementation plan for screening applicants for the admission to the college.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 25333, Apr. 29, 2014]
 Article 40 (Special Screening at Junior Colleges)
Where the head of a junior college determines the methods, standards, etc. of a special screening referred to in Article 34 (2), he/she shall first consider the matters necessary for the promotion of vocational and technical education. <Amended by Presidential Decree 29222, Oct. 16, 2018>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 17440, Dec. 31, 2001]
 Article 41 (Schedules for Selection of Students)
(1) In the selection of students pursuant to Article 34 (1) of the Act, the heads of universities or colleges (including industrial colleges, teachers' colleges and junior colleges) may select students classified by irregular, regular, and additional recruitments.
(2) The school consultative body may determine and announce officially schedules for selection by a recruitment method under paragraph (1) through consultation among member universities and colleges. In such cases, the head of each member university and college shall observe such schedules.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 20809, Jun. 11, 2008]
 Article 42 (Method of Application for Admission)
(1) Any person who intends to be admitted to a university or college (including an industrial college, teachers' college and junior college) may apply for an irregular, regular, or additional recruitment. In such cases, when a person applies for a university or college (including a teachers' college, but excluding an industrial college and junior college; hereafter the same shall apply in this paragraph) conducting recruitment by group in the regular recruitment, he/she may apply for only one university or college in the group having the same examination period. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 17008, Nov. 28, 2000; Presidential Decree No. 17607, May 27, 2002; Presidential Decree No. 20809, Jun. 1, 2008>
(2) Any person who has passed an irregular recruitment examination under the former part of paragraph (1) shall not apply for any irregular, regular, and additional recruitment conducted in another semester. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 20809, Jun. 11, 2008>
(3) Any enrollee who has passed a regular recruitment examination offered by a university or college (including a teachers' college, but excluding an industrial college and junior college; hereafter the same shall apply in this paragraph) pursuant to paragraph (1) shall not apply for an additional recruitment conducted by the university or college. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 20809, Jun. 11, 2008>
(4) Any person who has passed examinations offered by two universities or colleges or more (including an industrial college, teachers' college and junior college; hereafter the same shall apply in this paragraph and Article 42-2), the first semester of which is the same by recruitment under paragraph (1), shall enroll in only one university or college. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 20809, Jun. 11, 2008>
 Article 42-2 (Disposition of Offenders of Application Methods for Admission)
(1) The heads of universities or colleges shall present necessary data to the school consultative body within 30 days from the start date for each school year to find persons who have entered universities or colleges in violation of Article 42.
(2) The heads of universities or colleges shall, where the school consultative body has notified them of persons who entered universities or colleges in violation of Article 42 by the end of the relevant first year, nullify admission of such persons without delay.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 20809, Jun. 11, 2008]
 Article 42-3 (Admission Fees)
(1) The head of a university or college may fully or partially exempt any of the following persons from admission fees, pursuant to Article 34-4 (3) of the Act:
1. A person entitled to veterans benefits defined in subparagraph 2 of Article 3 of the Framework Act on Veterans Affairs;
2. A recipient of assistances defined in subparagraph 2 of Article 2 of the National Basic Living Security Act;
3. A person whom the head of a university or college finds it necessary to fully or partially exempt from admission fees, such as a person who suffers financial hardship.
(2) The cases where admission fees are to be refunded and the amount of such refund under Article 34-4 (4) of the Act shall be as follows:
1. Where an applicant for admission erroneously overpaid admission fees: The overpaid amount;
2. Where an applicant for admission was unable to undergo the admission screening due to the university's fault: The full amount of the admission fees paid;
3. Where an applicant for admission was unable to undergo the admission screening due to an act of God: The full amount of the admission fees paid;
4. Where an applicant for admission was unable to undergo the admission screening due to the applicant's hospitalization or death resulting from a disease or an accident (applicable only where relevant facts can be proved): The full amount of the admission fees paid;
5. Where an applicant for admission underwent some stages of the admission screening, which have been conducted by stages, but fails to pass any stage prior to the final stage of the admission screening: A portion of the amount required to go through the stages not undergone, out of the admission fees paid.
(3) The head of a university or college shall refund the amount of money left over from the revenue from the admission screening to the applicants for admission by not later than April 30 of the pertinent school year in proportion to the admission fees paid by each applicant, pursuant to Article 34-4 (5) of the Act.
(4) Where the head of a university or college refunds admission fees under paragraph (2) or (3), he/she shall provide two or more methods for the refund so that each person entitled to the refund can choose a method. In such cases, such methods shall surely include the receipt of the refund in person at the school and the transfer to an account at the financial institution designated by each person entitled to the refund.
(5) If a person entitled to the refund chooses the transfer to an account at the financial institution designated by him/her, among the methods for the refund under paragraph (4), the head of the university or college may pay the refund after deducting the expenses incurred in using the financial institution's computer network from the refundable amount.
(6) If the expenses incurred in using a financial institution's computer network in refunding admission fees under paragraph (5) is greater than the refundable amount, the head of the university or college need not refund any amount.
(7) The head of a university or college shall state the rules under paragraphs (2) through (6) in detail on the application forms so that a person who intends to apply for admission can be informed of the rules on the refund of admission fees.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 24847, Nov. 20, 2013]
 Article 43 (Types of Degrees)
(1) The types of bachelors' degrees referred to in Article 35 (1) of the Act shall be determined by school regulations.
(2) The master's degrees and doctoral degrees referred to in Article 35 (2) of the Act shall be classified into academic degrees and technical degrees, and the types of academic and technical degrees and how to mark them shall be determined by Ordinance of the Ministry of Education. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 17115, Jan. 29, 2001; Presidential Decree No. 20740, Feb. 29, 2008; Presidential Decree No. 24423, Mar. 23, 2013>
 Article 44 (Presentation and Examination of Dissertations)
(1) Any person who intends to obtain a master's degree or a doctor’s degree shall acquire required credits, pass certain examinations and then present a dissertation for a degree as determined by school regulations: Provided, That in cases of a master's degree, other methods may be applied as determined by school regulations. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 28014, May 8, 2017>
(2) A dissertation for a degree shall be examined by examiners (not less than three persons for a master's degree, and not less than five persons for a doctor’s degree) selected through deliberation by a graduate school committee referred to in Article 24, from among school teachers or authorities of the academic circle.
 Article 45 (Examination Fees of Dissertations for Degrees)
The head of a university or college, industrial college or teachers' college may collect examination fees equivalent to actual expenses from the presenter of a dissertation for a master's degree or a dissertation for a doctor’s degree through deliberation by a graduate school committee.
 Article 46 (Conferment of Degrees in Graduate School Courses)
General graduate schools shall confer academic degrees, and specialized graduate schools and special graduate schools shall award technical degrees: Provided, That specialized graduate schools (excluding master's degree courses at the graduate schools of medical science, dentistry, and oriental medical science) may confer academic degrees, as determined by school regulations, where deemed necessary considering unique academic characteristics of such fields. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21265, Jan. 16, 2009; Presidential Decree No. 24375, Feb. 15, 2013>
 Article 47 (Conferment of Honorary Doctor’s Degrees)
An honorary doctor’s degree referred to in Article 35 (5) of the Act may be conferred to a person who has made special contributions to academic development or rendered distinct services for the improvement of human culture through deliberation by a graduate school committee. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 25850, Dec. 16, 2014>
 Article 48 (Conferment of Degrees)
(1) The head of a school shall issue a certificate of degree in conferring a degree pursuant to Article 35 (1) through (4) of the Act.
(2) Deleted. <by Presidential Decree No. 17008, Nov. 28, 2000>
 Article 49 Deleted. <by Presidential Decree No. 17008, Nov. 28, 2000>
 Article 50 (Registration of Those who Have Completed Courses)
(1) Any person that has completed a degree course at a graduate school may register with the graduate school to make preparations for dissertation, as prescribed by school regulations.
(2) "Person that has completed a degree course" in paragraph (1) means any person who, after the duration of courses under Article 31 of the Act, has obtained required credits determined by school regulations.
 Article 51 (Public Announcement of Dissertations for Doctor's Degrees)
Any person that has obtained a doctor’s degree shall publicly announce his/her doctor’s degree dissertation within one year from the date on which he/she received the said degree, as prescribed by the Minister of Education: Provided, That this shall not apply to a case where the Minister of Education deems it inappropriate to publicly announce such a dissertation. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 17115, Jan. 29, 2001; Presidential Decree No. 20740, Feb. 29, 2008; Presidential Decree No. 24423, Mar. 23, 2013>
 Article 52 (Cancellation of Conferment of Degrees)
(1) The head of a school who conferred any of the following degrees (including degrees from joint operation of courses provided for in Article 13; hereafter the same shall apply in this Article) may cancel the conferment of each degree after deliberation of a committee which is designated by school regulations, where any person who has received a degree has done so by improper means: Provided, That the conferment of degrees referred to in subparagraphs 2 and 3 (limited to master’s degrees) shall be canceled after deliberation by a graduate school committee:
1. Bachelor’s degrees referred to in Article 35 (1) of the Act (including cases applicable mutatis mutandis in Article 59 (4) of the Act);
2. Master’s degrees or doctor’s degrees referred to in Article 35 (2) of the Act;
3. Master’s degrees or doctor’s degrees of combined courses referred to in Article 35 (3) or (4) of the Act;
4. Associate degrees referred to in Article 50 of the Act (including cases applicable mutatis mutandis in Article 59 (4));
5. Bachelor’s degrees of advanced major courses referred to in Article 50-2 of the Act;
6. Bachelor’s degrees of medical personnel training courses referred to in Article 50-3 of the Act;
7. Associate degrees and bachelor’s degrees of cyber colleges referred to in Article 54 of the Act;
8. Associate degrees and bachelor’s degrees of technical colleges referred to in Article 58 of the Act.
(2) The head of a school who conferred an honorary doctor’s degree under Article 35 (5) of the Act may cancel the conferment of the degree after deliberation by a graduate school committee, where he/she upon receipt of such degree undermines its reputation.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 25850, Dec. 16, 2014]
 Article 53 (Selection, etc. of Part-time Enrollees)
(1) The heads of universities or colleges (including industrial colleges, junior colleges, and cyber colleges) may make use of the records of high school (including schools recognized as being equivalent to high school diploma after graduation) transcripts, academic records at the school from which an applicant recently graduated, grades and results of an interview in the qualification examination of high school education, etc. as screening data in selecting persons who attend classes on a part-time basis (hereinafter referred to as “part-time enrollees”) pursuant to Article 36 (1) of the Act. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 22368, Sep. 1, 2010; Presidential Decree No. 25960, Jan. 6, 2015; Presidential Decree No. 26638, Nov. 18, 2015; Presidential Decree No. 28014, May 8, 2017>
(2) Detailed matters concerning the method for selecting part-time enrollees under paragraph (1) shall be determined by school regulations. <Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 22368, Sep. 1, 2010>
(3) Part-time enrollees under paragraph (1) shall be selected and classified into a unit separate from the recruitment units related to the training of school personnel under Article 28 (3) 1 and training of human resources falling under the items of subparagraph 2 of the same paragraph. <Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 20990, Sep. 8, 2008; Presidential Decree No. 22368, Sep. 1, 2010>
(4) The heads of universities or colleges (including industrial colleges and junior colleges) may select part-time enrollees, by dividing them into part-time enrollees that are allowed to take courses together with full-time students of the relevant university or college, and part-time enrollees that are allowed to take courses designed for them only. <Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 20990, Sep. 8, 2008; Presidential Decree No. 22368, Sep. 1, 2010>
(5) The number of part-time enrollees that are allowed to take courses together with full-time students of the relevant university or college shall be determined by school regulations of the relevant universities or colleges (including industrial colleges and junior colleges; hereafter the same shall apply in this paragraph), and it shall not exceed 10/100 of the total maximum number of students allowed entrance to the relevant university or college. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 16196, Mar. 26, 1999; Presidential Decree No. 18752, Mar. 25, 2005; Presidential Decree No. 20990, Sep. 8, 2008; Presidential Decree No. 22368, Sep. 1, 2010; Presidential Decree No. 23485, Jan. 6, 2012>
(6) The number of part-time enrollees that take courses intended for them only shall be determined by school regulations of the university or college, and it shall not exceed 10/100 of the total maximum number of students allowed entrance to the relevant university or college (including an industrial college and junior college; hereafter the same shall apply in this paragraph and paragraph (7)): Provided, That in cases of universities or colleges located in the Seoul metropolitan area under subparagraph 1 of Article 2 of the Seoul Metropolitan Area Readjustment Planning Act, part-time enrollees shall not exceed 10/100 of the total maximum number of students allowed entrance, including the number of enrollees under paragraph (5). <Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 20990, Sep. 8, 2008; Presidential Decree No. 22368, Sep. 1, 2010; Presidential Decree No. 23485, Jan. 6, 2012>
(7) A curriculum for part-time enrollees that take courses designed for them only may be established within the extent of the curricula (excluding curricula related to training of school personnel under Article 28 (3) 1 and training of human resources falling under the items of subparagraph 2 of the same paragraph) established for students of the relevant university or college, and how such courses for respective subjects are taught and duration of such courses shall be determined by school regulations. <Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 20990, Sep. 8, 2008; Presidential Decree No. 22368, Sep. 1, 2010; by Presidential Decree No. 28014, May 8, 2017>
(8) Cyber colleges may only select part-time enrollees that take courses together with students of the relevant university or college, and the number of part-time enrollees at cyber colleges shall be determined by school regulations within the number of students corresponding to 50/100 of the maximum student number allowed for the relevant college. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 20797, Jun. 5, 2008; Presidential Decree No. 20990, Sep. 8, 2008; Presidential Decree No. 22368, Sep. 1, 2010; Presidential Decree No. 26638, Nov. 18, 2015>
(9) The credits for which any part-time enrollee is entitled to apply shall not exceed 12 credits every semester and 24 credits a year. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 20990, Sep. 8, 2008; Presidential Decree No. 22368, Sep. 1, 2010>
 Article 53-2 (Education Commissioned by Corporations)
(1) Where the head of an industrial college, junior college, or cyber college is commissioned by corporations, pursuant to Article 40 (2) of the Act, to provide education to those who have graduated from high schools or achieved the equivalent (in the case of commissioned education through transfer admission, the junior college graduates or those who have achieved the equivalent) and who work for the corporations, he/she may provide such training under contract with the said corporations. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 17440, Dec. 31, 2001; Presidential Decree No. 20797, Jun. 5, 2008>
(2) Where the head of an industrial college, junior college, or cyber college is commissioned to provide education pursuant to paragraph (1), he/she shall report to the Minister of Education on an implementation plan for commissioned education and the results thereof within the period specified by the said Minister. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 17115, Jan. 29, 2001; Presidential Decree No. 20740, Feb. 29, 2008; Presidential Decree No. 20797, Jun. 5, 2008; Presidential Decree No. 24423, Mar. 23, 2013>
(3) Necessary matters concerning the provision of commissioned education under paragraph (1) shall be determined by the Minister of Education. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 20740, Feb. 29, 2008; Presidential Decree No. 24423, Mar. 23, 2013>
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 17008, Nov. 28, 2000]
SECTION 3 Teachers’ Colleges, etc.
 Article 54 (Establishment of Department of Education)
Necessary matters concerning the establishment of the department of education referred to in Article 41 (3) of the Act shall be determined by the Minister of Education, with due regard for the supply of and demand for school teachers. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 17115, Jan. 29, 2001; Presidential Decree No. 20740, Feb. 29, 2008; Presidential Decree No. 24423, Mar. 23, 2013>
 Article 55 (Establishment of Comprehensive Teachers' Training Colleges)
Necessary matters concerning the establishment of comprehensive teachers' training colleges referred to in Article 43 (1) of the Act shall be determined separately by Presidential Decree.
 Article 56 (Establishment of Temporary Teachers' Training Institution)
A temporary teachers' training institution referred to in Article 46 of the Act may be established or authorized to be established in any case falling under any of the following:
1. Where it is intended to train school teachers of subjects difficult to teach at regular teachers' training institutions;
2. Where it is intended to train school teachers of subjects necessary for temporary training;
3. Where it is necessary to supply school teachers by short-term training due to temporary shortages of personnel;
4. Where it is necessary to provide incumbent elementary and middle school teachers with opportunities to acquire multiple qualifications.
 Article 56-2 (Composition and Operation of the Development Committee for Teachers' Training Colleges)
(1) A development committee for teachers' training colleges (hereinafter referred to as the "Development Committee") shall be established under the Ministry of Education to deliberate on the following matters necessary for joint development of teachers' training colleges: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 24423, Mar. 23, 2013>
1. Matters concerning recommendations for appointment of the head of a university or college, such as open recruitment of the head of a teachers' training college;
2. Matters concerning adjustment of the maximum student number for elementary schools for training of elementary school teachers;
3. Matters concerning specialization of teachers' training colleges and mutual exchange among them;
4. Matters concerning internationalization of students and teachers at teachers' training colleges;
5. Other matters deemed necessary for development of teachers' training colleges by the Minister of Education or 1/3 of the members of the Development Committee.
(2) The Development Committee shall be comprised of 20 members including one chairperson, and the following persons shall be the members of the Development Committee. In such case, 1/4 of the members shall be persons that do not belong to any teachers' training college: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 24423, Mar. 23, 2013>
1. The chancellor of each teachers' training college;
2. One professor representative at each teachers' training college;
3. One graduate representative at each teachers' training college;
4. One superintendent representative at the Offices of Education in each City/Do;
5. Persons commissioned by the Minister of Education from among those with knowledge and experience in education.
(3) The member commissioned pursuant to paragraph (2) 5 shall serve a term of office of one year.
(4) The Chairperson shall be elected from among the members of the Development Committee, represent the Development Committee, and exercise overall control over its affairs.
(5) The Chairperson shall convene a meeting of the Development Committee, and serve as the chairperson of the committee.
(6) A majority of the incumbent members shall constitute a quorum and any decision thereof shall require the concurring vote of a majority of those present.
(7) A sub-committee may be established under the Development Committee to deliberate on matters concerning training of kindergarten or middle school teachers provided by comprehensive teachers' training colleges established under Article 43 of the Act.
(8) The Development Committee may request any teachers' training college to submit relevant data, if necessary for deliberating on the matters referred to in each subparagraph of paragraph (1).
(9) The Development Committee shall have one administrative secretary appointed by the Minister of Education from among public officials affiliated with the Department of Education to handle its business affairs. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 24423, Mar. 23, 2013>
(10) In addition to those provided in paragraphs (1) through (9), matters necessary for the composition and operation of the Development Committee shall be determined by the Chairperson following resolution of the Development Committee.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 23485, Jan. 6, 2012]
SECTION 4 Junior Colleges
 Article 57 (Duration of Courses at Junior Colleges)
(1) Departments at junior colleges that offer three-year courses pursuant to Article 48 of the Act shall be those of nursing, radiology, clinical pathology, physical therapy, prosthodontia, dental hygiene, occupational therapy, fishery, and engine. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 17115, Jan. 29, 2001; Presidential Decree No. 17440, Dec. 31, 2001>
(2) The head of a junior college may set the duration of courses offered by departments other than those provided in paragraph (1) at three years, as prescribed by the Minister of Education. <Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 17440, Dec. 31, 2001; Presidential Decree No. 20740, Feb. 29, 2008; Presidential Decree No. 24423, Mar. 23, 2013>
 Article 57-2 (Shortened Duration of Courses)
The duration of courses at junior colleges that can be shortened under Article 48 (2) of the Act shall be not more than 1/4 of the duration of courses under paragraph (1) of the same Article.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 17796, Dec. 11, 2002]
 Article 58 (Establishment and Operation of Non-Degree Programs for Advanced Major Courses)
(1) A course of study for which no degree is awarded, among advanced major courses established and operated pursuant to Article 49 of the Act (hereinafter referred to as "non-degree programs for advanced courses"), shall be determined by school regulations for a period of up to one year.
(2) Persons eligible for enrollment in a non-degree program for an advanced course shall be junior college graduates or recognized to have an at least equivalent level of education. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 29222, Oct. 16, 2018>
(3) Matters necessary for the process of setting up non-degree programs for advanced courses, the number of non-degree students, and the operation of such programs shall be determined by the Minister of Education. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 20740, Feb. 29, 2008; Presidential Decree No. 24423, Mar. 23, 2013>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 20382, Nov. 15, 2007]
 Article 58-2 (Authorization for Establishment of Bachelor's Degree Programs for Advanced Major Courses)
(1) Where the head of a junior college intends to establish advanced major courses for which bachelor's degrees are awarded (hereinafter referred to as "degree programs for advanced courses") pursuant to Article 50-2 (2) of the Act, he/she shall submit an operational plan including the following matters to the Minister of Education after meeting the requirements for the number of teachers and the size of school buildings according to attached Table 2: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 20609, Feb. 14, 2008; Presidential Decree No. 20740, Feb. 29, 2008; Presidential Decree No. 24423, Mar. 23, 2013; Presidential Decree No. 29222, Oct. 16, 2018>
1. Departments established and forms thereof;
2. The duration of courses;
3. The number of persons to be recruited and the number of students in each class;
4. The current status of teacher pool and school buildings and a plan for securing them;
5. An education course management plan;
6. A self-evaluation plan for operational performance;
7. Other matters necessary for the operation of degree programs for advanced courses.
(2) When the Minister of Education has received an operational plan under paragraph (1), he/she shall determine whether he/she approves such plan after examining the appropriateness thereof, and notify the head of the relevant junior college of the result thereof two months prior to the scheduled commencement date for degree programs for advanced degree. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 20740, Feb. 29, 2008; Presidential Decree No. 24423, Mar. 23, 2013>
(3) Persons eligible for enrollment in degree programs for advanced courses pursuant to Article 50-2 (3) of the Act shall be the following persons: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 29222, Oct. 16, 2018>
1. A junior college graduate who has completed the same educational course as the advanced course and worked for not less than one year in relevant field after enrolling in the junior college;
2. A junior college graduate who has completed the same educational course as the advanced course in the year preceding the year in which he/she enrolls in the degree program for the advanced course and worked for not less than nine months in relevant field after graduating from the junior college;
3. A person who is recognized to have an educational career equivalent to or higher than that of a junior college graduate who has completed the same educational course as the advanced course, and has worked for not less than one year in relevant field after enrolling in or registering with an education credential recognition course equivalent to or higher than the educational course the junior college graduate has completed;
4. A person who graduated or completed an education credential recognition course equivalent to or higher than the same educational course as the advanced course a junior college graduate has completed in the year preceding the year in which he/she enrolls in the degree program for the advanced course, and worked for not less than nine months in relevant field after graduating from or completing the relevant course.
(4) The Minister of Education shall determine the same educational courses and relevant fields referred to in Article 50-2 (3) of the Act in consideration of academic fields, characteristics of work, etc. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 29222, Oct. 16, 2018>
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 20382, Nov. 15, 2007]
 Article 58-3 (Degree Programs for Advanced Courses Available for Persons without Working Careers)
(1) "Departments prescribed by Presidential Decree" in Article 50-2 (4) of the Act means departments related to natural science, engineering, arts and physical education or humanities and social sciences, and "requirements prescribed by Presidential Decree" means any of the following:
1. To graduate from any relevant department in which an advanced major course in Article 50-2 (4) of the Act is established;
2. To graduate from a department related to the departments in subparagraph 1 and prescribed by the Minister of Education.
(2) "Standards prescribed by Presidential Decree" in Article 50-2 (5) of the Act means the standards in attached Table 3.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 29222, Oct. 16, 2018]
 Article 58-4 (Operation of Degree Programs for Advanced Courses)
(1) The curricula of the degree program for advanced course shall be determined by school regulations, on condition that they be designed to be practical and field-oriented.
(2) The duration of the degree program for advanced course shall be as follows:
1. Two-year educational course in a department of junior college: Not less than two years;
2. Three-year educational course in a department of junior college: Not less than one year.
(3) Matters necessary for the types and awarding of bachelor's degrees relevant to advanced courses, other than the duration of courses in paragraph (2), shall be prescribed by school regulations.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 29222, Oct. 16, 2018]
 Article 58-5 (Designation, etc. of Departments for Training Medical Personnel)
(1) The head of a junior college that intends to receive designation for its four-year course pursuant to Article 50-3 (2) of the Act shall submit a operational plan that specifies the following matters to the Minister of Education by no later than seven months prior to the start date for the next school year: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 24423, Mar. 23, 2013>
1. Newly established departments;
2. The number of students to be recruited and number of students in each class;
3. Current status of teacher pool and school building;
4. Curricula management plans;
5. Self-evaluation plans for operational performance.
(2) "Standards prescribed by Presidential Decree relating to educational circumstances" in Article 50-3 (2) of the Act are as provided in attached Table 3.
(3) Types of degrees and the conferment thereof pursuant to Article 50-3 (5) of the Act shall be prescribed by school regulations.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 23225, Oct. 17, 2011]
 Article 59 (Joint Operation of Curricula)
If the head of a junior college deems it necessary to promote vocational education, he/she may jointly operate curricula with a high school tailored to industrial demand referred to in Article 90 (1) 10 of the Enforcement Decree of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, specialized high schools, a university, a college, an industrial college, an industrial enterprise or a cyber college (limited to a cyber college which operates a bachelor’s degree course), as prescribed by its school regulations. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 20003, Apr. 12, 2007; Presidential Decree No. 22234, Jun. 29, 2010; Presidential Decree No. 25333, Apr. 29, 2014; Presidential Decree No. 27551, Oct. 25, 2016>
 Article 60 (Types of Associate Degrees)
The types of associate degrees referred to in Article 50 (2) of the Act shall be determined by school regulations.
 Article 61 (Provisions Applicable Mutatis Mutandis)
Articles 19, 35 and 48 shall apply mutatis mutandis to the completion of majors, admission screening data, and conferment of degrees of junior colleges, respectively. In such cases, "universities or colleges," "universities or colleges (including teachers' colleges: hereafter the same shall apply in this Article)" and "schools" shall be deemed "junior colleges," respectively.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 29222, Oct. 16, 2018]
SECTION 5 Cyber Colleges
 Article 62 (Establishment of Courses at Cyber Colleges)
Matters on the establishment of associate degree courses and bachelor's degree courses at cyber colleges under Article 53 (1) of the Act shall be determined separately by Presidential Decree. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 20797, Jun. 5, 2008>
 Article 63 (Class Operations)
The classes at cyber colleges shall be operated by means of cyber lectures making use of information and communications media such as broadcasting, communications or such, lectures by in-person attendance, experiments and practices, study based on teaching materials, and guidance for home assignments, and other necessary matters concerning the operation of classes and evaluation of scholastic attainments or such shall be determined by school regulations. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 20797, Jun. 5, 2008>
 Article 64 (Provisions Applicable Mutatis Mutandis)
Article 19, subparagraph 1 of Article 26, and Articles 43 (1), 48, 57-2 and 60 shall apply mutatis mutandis to the completion of majors by students enrolled in a cyber college, the reduction of the duration of courses, the recruitment units, and the types and conferment of degrees. In such cases, both "university or college", “junior college” and "school" shall be construed as "cyber college". <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 27551, Oct. 25, 2016>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 25157, Feb. 11, 2014]
SECTION 6 Technical Colleges
 Article 65 (Qualifications for Admission)
(1) "At least the period prescribed by Presidential Decree" in Article 57 (1) and (2) of the Act means at least 18 months.
(2) The period referred to in paragraph (1) shall include the period during which any vocational educatee and trainee under subparagraph 3 of Article 2 of the Vocational Education and Training Promotion Act has received on-the-job training pursuant to the main sentence of Article 7 of the same Act. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 18752, Mar. 25, 2005; Presidential Decree No. 22368, Sep. 1, 2010>
 Article 66 (Selection Method of Students)
(1) The head of a technical college shall, in selecting students referred to in Article 57 (3) of the Act, use their work records at industrial enterprises and the recommendations of the enterprises' presidents, and necessary matters concerning their specific selection method and procedures shall be determined by school regulations.
(2) The head of a technical college may, in selecting the students, give preferential treatment to those who have completed education and training courses at the vocational education and training institutions referred to in subparagraph 2 of Article 2 of the Vocational Education and Training Promotion Act and those who have acquired qualifications in the relevant fields. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 18752, Mar. 25, 2005>
 Article 67 (Provisions Applicable Mutatis Mutandis)
Articles 43 (1), 48, and 60 shall apply mutatis mutandis to the types and conferment of bachelor's degrees or associate degrees at technical colleges, respectively. In such cases, "schools" shall be deemed "technical colleges". <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 17008, Nov. 28, 2000>
SECTION 7 Various Kinds of Schools
 Article 68 (Various Kinds of Schools)
Matters on the entrustment of power over the establishment and operation of various kinds of national schools referred to in Article 59 (3) of the Act shall be determined separately by Presidential Decree.
 Article 69 (Provisions Applicable Mutatis Mutandis)
Articles 43 (1), 48 and, 60 shall apply mutatis mutandis to the types and conferment of bachelor's degrees or associate degrees at various kinds of schools designated by the Minister of Education as gaining recognition of a school career for admission into a higher degree course pursuant to Article 59 (4) of the Act. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 17008, Nov. 28, 2000; Presidential Decree No. 17115, Jan. 29, 2001; Presidential Decree No. 20740, Feb. 29, 2008; Presidential Decree No. 24423, Mar. 23, 2013>
CHAPTER IV RECOGNITION OF SCHOOL CAREER AND RECOGNITION OF QUALIFICATIONS
 Article 70 (Recognition of Education)
(1) Any of the following persons shall be recognized to have the same level of education as that of a junior college graduate: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 16196, Mar. 26, 1999; Presidential Decree No. 20797, Jun. 5, 2008; Presidential Decree No. 29222, Oct. 16, 2018>
1. Any person who has completed all educational courses for the sophomore year, the junior year or the senior year at a university or college (including any industrial college, teachers' college, cyber college and various kinds of schools with the equivalent educational background; hereafter in this Article the same shall apply);
1-2. Any person who has completed all educational courses for the sophomore year, the junior year or the senior year in a department of a junior college which has four-year educational courses pursuant to Article 50-3 of the Act;
2. Any person who has completed educational courses equivalent to elementary and secondary education and education for the sophomore year of universities or colleges of the Republic of Korea in a foreign country or north of the Military Demarcation Line, and is recognized to have the same level of education as that of a person who has completed educational courses for the sophomore year at a university or college.
(2) Any person who has completed educational courses equivalent to the elementary and secondary education and college education of the Republic of Korea in a foreign country or north of the Military Demarcation Line and is recognized to have the same level of education as that of a university or college graduate shall be deemed to have the same level of education as that of a university or college graduate. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 29222, Oct. 16, 2018>
 Article 71 (Recognition of Qualifications for Graduates of Now-defunct Schools, etc.)
(1) Any of the following persons shall be deemed to have qualifications equivalent to junior college graduates: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 17115, Jan. 29, 2001; Presidential Decree No. 20740, Feb. 29, 2008; Presidential Decree No. 24423, Mar. 23, 2013; Presidential Decree No. 27788, Jan. 17, 2017>
1. Any graduate of a practice course (two-year program) at any now-defunct public normal school;
2. Any person that completed his/her sophomore year at any now-defunct secondary school teachers training center under the Ministry of Education;
3. Any person that completed his/her junior or senior year at any now-defunct professional school;
4. Any person that completed any now-defunct college preparatory course;
5. Any person that completed a technical course at any agricultural and forestry school during his/her sophomore year before the year 1922;
6. Any person that completed a regular course at any now-defunct public normal school during his/her sophomore year;
7. Any former graduate of a technical department at any now-defunct college;
8. Any person that completed a practice course at the now-defunct Chinhae Ships' Officers Training Center;
9. Any graduate of a now-defunct nursing school;
10. Any graduate of a now-defunct vocational technical high school or technical school after the year 1965;
11. Any graduate of a now-defunct junior college.
(2) Persons that completed any 18-month course at the now-defunct secondary school teachers training center established under the Ministry of Education shall be deemed to have qualifications equivalent to those of persons that completed the freshman year in a college department (a preparatory course for a medical college). <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 17115, Jan. 29, 2001; Presidential Decree No. 20740, Feb. 29, 2008; Presidential Decree No. 24423, Mar. 23, 2013>
(3) Persons that completed his/her sophomore or senior year in college under the previous College Ordinance shall be deemed to have qualifications equivalent to college graduates. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 27788, Jan. 17, 2017>
(4) Persons that completed a course in a college of education at a school teachers' training institute under the previous Ordinance of School Teachers' Training Institute shall be deemed to have qualifications equivalent to college graduates.
CHAPTER V SUPPLEMENTARY PROVISIONS
 Article 71-2 (Standards for Administrative Disposition)
Detailed standards for administrative disposition such as reducing the maximum student number pursuant to Article 60 (2) of the Act shall be as specified in attached Table 4.
[This Article Newly inserted by Presidential Decree No. 23650, Mar. 2, 2012]
 Article 72 (Closure of Schools)
Where the Minister of Education orders the closure of a school pursuant to Article 62 of the Act, the founder of the school shall submit documents and a school register that specify the current status of student enrollment and of the disposal of fundamental school assets to the Minister of Education within three months from the date on which he/she receives such an order. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 17115, Jan. 29, 2001; Presidential Decree No. 20740, Feb. 29, 2008; Presidential Decree No. 24423, Mar. 23, 2013>
 Article 73 (Handling of Personally Identifiable Information)
(1) The Minister of Education (including a person entrusted with duties of the Minister of Education), the head of a university or college or a school consultative body may, where any unavoidable ground exists, handle data containing resident registration numbers prescribed in subparagraph 1 of Article 19 of the Enforcement Decree of the Personal Information Protection Act to perform the following affairs: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 24423, Mar. 23, 2013; Presidential Decree No. 28113, Jun. 20, 2017>
1. Affairs regarding educational statistics surveys pursuant to Article 11-3 (1) of the Act;
2. Affairs regarding selecting students pursuant to Article 34 (1) of the Act;
3. Affairs regarding administering examinations pursuant to Article 34 (3) of the Act;
4. Affairs regarding handling those who fail to follow the methods of application for admission pursuant to Article 42-2.
(2) The head of a university or college may, where any unavoidable ground exists, handle data containing resident registration numbers prescribed in subparagraph 1 of Article 19 of the Enforcement Decree of the Personal Information Protection Act to perform affairs concerning the recording of educational courses, such as preparation, management, etc. of academic records pursuant to Article 16 (2) of the Framework Act on Education.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 23485, Jan. 6, 2012]
 Article 74 (Re-Examination of Regulation)
(1) The Minister of Education shall examine the appropriateness of the following matters every two years, counting from each base date specified in the following (referring to the period that ends on the day before the base date of every second year) and shall take measures, such as making improvements: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 26638, Nov. 18, 2015; Presidential Decree No. 26855, Dec. 31, 2015; Presidential Decree No. 27751, Dec. 30, 2016>
1. Matters necessary for standards for the establishment of academic-research-industrial cooperative courses and operation thereof referred to in Article 23 (2): January 1, 2017;
2. Restriction on the allowable number of registration of part-time students by a cyber college referred to in Article 53 (8): January 1, 2017.
(2) The Minister of Education shall examine the appropriateness of the following matters every three years from any of the following base dates (referring to the period that ends on the day before the base date of every third year) and shall take necessary measures for improvements, etc. <Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 26855, Dec. 31, 2015; Presidential Decree No. 27751, Dec. 30, 2016; Presidential Decree No. 28900, May 28, 2018>
1. Number of school days referred to in Article 11: January 1, 2017;
2. Scope of educational courses which a university or college, etc. referred to in Article 13 (1) is able to operate jointly with other domestic or foreign universities or colleges: January 1, 2016;
2-2. Scope of educational courses a domestic university or college is able to allow a foreign university or college to offer at the Korean university or college pursuant to Article 13-2 (1): January 1, 2019;
3. Scope of and standards for recognition of credits referred to in Article 15: January 1, 2017;
4. Methods for selecting part-time students referred to in Article 53 (1): January 1, 2016;
5. Report of implementation of commissioned education to corporations in a junior college referred to in Article 53-2 (1), and an implementation plan for commissioned education in a junior college and the results thereof referred to in paragraph (2) of the same Article: January 1, 2016;
6. Authorization for establishment of the bachelor's degree programs for advanced major courses referred to in Article 58-2: January 1, 2017;
7. Standards for qualification for admission to associate degree courses and bachelor’s degree courses at technical college referred to in Article 65: January 1, 2016;
8. Detailed standards for administrative disposition, such as reducing the maximum student number referred to in Article 71-2 and attached Table 4: January 1, 2017.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree 25840, Dec. 9, 2014]
ADDENDA
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on March 1, 1998.
Article 2 (Repeal of other Statutes)
The following Presidential Decrees shall be hereby repealed: Provided, That the provisions of Article 3 of the Graduate School Regulations shall remain in force until they are determined separately by Presidential Decree:
2. The Graduate School Regulations;
3. The Ordinance of the Maximum Student Number for Each College;
4. The regulation on the Establishment and Operation of Open Colleges.
Article 3 (Applicability to Classification and Conferment of Degrees)
Provisions on the classification of academic degrees and technical degrees under Article 43 (2) and the provisions of Article 46 shall apply to new students admitted after September 1, 1997, and provisions on the types and marking methods of academic and technical degrees under Article 43 (2) shall apply to new students admitted after September 1, 1998.
Article 4 (Transitional Measures concerning Application, etc. for Authorization on Establishment)
Applications for authorization of the establishment, closure, and modification of public and private schools under the previous Enforcement Decree of the Education Act at the time this Decree enters into force shall be deemed applications under this Decree, respectively.
Article 5 (Transitional Measures concerning Annex Schools)
The operation of annex schools established under the previous Enforcement Decree of the Education Act at the time this Decree enters into force shall be governed by the previous provisions, and the necessary matters on the improved operation of annex schools shall be determined by the Ordinance of the Ministry of Education.
Article 6 (Transitional Measures concerning School Regulations under Application for Authorization on Amendment)
School regulations for which an application for authorization of amendment is made under the previous Enforcement Decree of the Education Act at the time this Decree enters into force shall be deemed to have been reported to the Minister of Education and Human Resources Development through the procedures under Article 4 (2).
Article 7 (Transitional Measures concerning Joint Operation of Curricula with Foreign Colleges)
Any joint operation of curricula with foreign colleges under the previous Enforcement Decree of the Education Act at the time this Decree enters into force shall be deemed one under this Decree.
Article 8 (Transitional Measures concerning the Graduate School Committees)
Graduate school committees composed under the previous Graduate School Regulations at the time this Decree enters into force shall be deemed graduate school committees under this Decree.
Article 9 (Transitional Measures concerning Establishment of Cooperative Courses)
Interdepartmental cooperative courses and educational-research-industrial cooperative courses established under the previous Graduate School Regulations at the time this Decree enters into force shall be deemed to have been established under this Decree.
Article 10 (Transitional Measures concerning Shortened Duration of Courses)
The shortening of the duration of courses for students on the register of teachers' colleges and air and correspondence colleges at the time this Decree enters into force shall be governed by the previous provisions.
Article 11 (Transitional Measures concerning Maximum Student Number)
The maximum student number on the register of schools and additional maximum student numbers pursuant to transfer, readmission and change of courses at the time this Decree enters into force shall be governed by the previous provisions.
Article 12 (Transitional Measures concerning Admission Screening Methods to Colleges and Junior Colleges)
(1) The heads of universities or colleges (including teachers' colleges, colleges of education and junior colleges; hereafter in this Article, the same shall apply) shall apply the provisions of Article 2 (1) of the Addenda of the previous Enforcement Decree of the Education Act to applicants where those who graduated from high school by the school year for 1998 intend to apply for universities or colleges in the fields of literature, linguistics, mathematics, science, music, arts, and athletics (limited to the fields of music, arts and athletics for junior colleges) based on the examination standards prior to the entry into force of Presidential Decree No. 15127 (the Amendment to the Enforcement of the Education Act) (hereafter in this Article referred to as the "previous Enforcement Decree of the Education Act").
(2) The heads of universities or colleges shall apply the provisions of Article 2 (2) of the Addenda of the previous Enforcement Decree of the Education Act to applicants where those who attend or attended a foreign school as of August 23, 1996 or students both of whose parents are foreigners graduate from a high school in Korea until the school year for 2000 or those who complete school curricula for not less than twelve years in a foreign country intend to apply for universities or colleges under the provisions prior to the previous Enforcement Decree of the Education Act.
(3) The heads of universities or colleges shall apply the provisions of Article 2 (8) of the Addenda of the previous Enforcement Decree of the Education Act to applicants where those eligible for education for the handicapped under the provisions prior to the entry into force of the previous Enforcement Decree of the Education Act intend to apply for universities or colleges under the provisions of the previous Enforcement Decree of the Education Act until the school year for 1999.
(4) Heads of universities or colleges shall apply the provisions of Article 2 (4) of the Addenda of the previous Enforcement Decree of the Education Act to applicants where those who graduated from high schools located in rural and fishing areas under the provisions prior to the entry into force of the previous Enforcement Decree of the Education Act intend to apply for universities or colleges until the school year for 1999 under the provisions of the previous Enforcement Decree of the Education Act.
Article 13 (Transitional Measures concerning Classification of Bachelor's Degrees)
The classification of degrees for students who are admitted to bachelor's degree programs of universities or colleges before the end of February 1997 shall, notwithstanding the provisions of Article 43, be governed by the previous provisions.
Article 14 (Transitional Measures concerning Conferment and Classification of Master's and Doctor’s Degrees)
(1) The classification and conferment of degrees upon students who were admitted into degree courses at graduate schools before August 31, 1997 shall, notwithstanding the provisions on the classification of academic degrees and technical degrees of Article 43 (2) and the provisions of Article 46, be governed by the provisions of paragraph (2) of the Addenda of the previous Graduate School Regulations.
(2) The classification of degrees of students who were admitted into graduate school courses before August 31, 1997 shall, notwithstanding the provisions on the classification and marking method by academic degree or technical degree of Article 43 (2), be governed by the provisions of paragraph (3) of the Addenda of the previous Graduate School Regulations.
(3) The classification of degrees conferred upon students who were admitted into degree courses at graduate schools after September 1, 1997 but before August 31, 1998, shall, notwithstanding the provisions on the classification and marking methods by academic degree and technical degree under the provisions of Article 43 (2), be governed by the provisions of Article 12 of the previous Graduate School Regulations.
Article 15 (Transitional Measures concerning Enrollment of Those who Completed Graduate Schools)
Persons enrolled in research credits under the previous Graduate School Regulations at the time this Decree enters into force shall be deemed to have been enrolled under this Decree.
Article 16 (Transitional Measures concerning Industry-Entrusted Education)
The conduct of and maximum student number allowed to receive industry-entrusted education by junior colleges and industrial colleges under the previous Enforcement Decree of the Education Act and the Regulation on the Establishment and Operation of Open Colleges at the time this Decree enters into force shall be governed by the previous provisions.
Article 17 (Transitional Measures concerning Part-Time Enrollees)
Part-time enrollees enrolled under the previous Enforcement Decree of the Education Act at the time this Decree enters into force shall be deemed to have been enrolled under this Decree.
Article 18 (Transitional Measures concerning Recognition of School Career and Recognition of Qualifications)
The recognition of school career and recognition of qualifications under the previous Enforcement Decree of the Education Act, the Ordinance of the Establishment of the Korea Air and Correspondence University, and the Regulations on the Establishment and Operation of Open Colleges at the time this Decree enters into force shall be deemed those under this Decree.
Article 19 (Special Cases concerning Relief of Students Expelled from School)
Where the head of a school grants readmission to any of those expelled from school from March 17, 1973 to December 31, 1979 or from May 17, 1980 to February 24, 1993, pursuant to the provisions on student activities of school regulations (including those who were expelled from school pursuant to other provisions of school regulations but actually in relation to student activities), and when the additional maximum number therefrom exceeds the maximum student number under Article 28 (1), such additional maximum number shall be deemed to exist notwithstanding the provisions of the same Article and paragraph.
Article 20 Omitted.
Article 21 (Relationship to other Statutes)
Where other statutes cite the previous Enforcement Decree of the Education, the Graduate School Regulations, the Ordinance of the Fixed Number of College Students, and the Regulations on the Establishment and Operation of Open Colleges, or the provisions thereof, at the time this Decree enters into force, this Decree or the corresponding provisions of this Decree shall be deemed to have been cited in lieu of the previous Enforcement Decree of the Education Act, the Graduate School Regulations, the Ordinance of the Fixed Number of College Students and the Regulations on the Establishment and Operation of Open Colleges or the provisions thereof, if this Decree includes the provisions corresponding to them.
ADDENDUM <Presidential Decree No. 16196, Mar. 26, 1999>
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 17008, Nov. 28, 2000>
(1) (Enforcement Date) This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation: Provided, That the amended provisions of Articles 35 (2) and (3), 41 (1) and 42 (1) and (2) shall enter into force on March 1, 2001.
(2) (Transitional Measures on Basic Plans for University Admission Screening and Student Selection Schedules) Notwithstanding the amended provisions of Articles 32 and 41 (2), the deadline for a public announcement of basic plans for university or college admission screening and student selection schedules for the 2002 admission year shall be not later than December 31, 2000.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 17115, Jan. 29, 2001>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
Articles 2 through 5 Omitted.
ADDENDUM <Presidential Decree No. 17440, Dec. 31, 2001>
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 17607, May 27, 2002>
(1) (Enforcement Date) This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
(2) (Applicability to Supernumerary Admission Screening to Universities or Colleges) The amended provisons of Article 29 (2) shall apply to the persons to be admitted to universities or colleges in the 2004 school year and subsequent school years.
(3) (Special Cases concerning Public Announcement of Basic Plan for Admission Screening to Universities and Colleges and Student Selection Schedule) The time limit of the public announcement of the basic plan for admission screening to universities and colleges and student selection schedule in the 2003 school year with regard to an additional recruitment shall, notwithstanding the provisions of Articles 32 and 41 (2), be not later than June 30, 2002.
ADDENDUM <Presidential Decree No. 17796, Dec. 11, 2002>
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 18096, Sep. 1, 2003>
(1) (Enforcement Date) This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
(2) (Applicability) The amended provisions of Article 42-2 (3) shall apply, starting with any person who passes the examination that is held by means of the occasional recruitment for the second semester of any university and any teachers' college.
ADDENDUM <Presidential Decree No. 18752, Mar. 25, 2005>
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 19278, Jan. 13, 2006>
(1) (Enforcement Date) This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation: Provided, That the amended provisions concerning the repeal of additional admission for a bachelor who transfer to a medical college out of Article 29 (2) 3 shall enter into force on March 1, 2007, and the amended provisions on the additional admission quota of a medical college from among Articles 25 (2), 28 (5) and 29 (2) (latter part), and the amended provisions of Article 29 (4) shall enter into force on March 1, 2009.
(2) (Transitional Measures concerning Duration of Courses for Registered Students of Pharmacy College of University) The previous provisions shall govern the duration of courses of registered students of pharmacy college of university at the time this Decree enters into force, notwithstanding the amended provisions of Article 25 (2).
(3) (Transitional Measures concerning Readmission to Department Courses Discontinued due to Establishment of Specialized Graduate School) Where the head of a university or college intends to permit the readmission to the premedical course, dental premedical course, medical course or dental medical course whereto an allotment for new students is suspended due to an establishment of specialized graduate schools under Article 21 (1) 2, it shall be regarded as there exists separately the maximum student number allowed entrance by recruitment units while the relevant department course exists continuously, notwithstanding the proviso to Article 29-2 (1).
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 19500, Jun. 7, 2006>
(1) (Enforcement Date) This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
(2) (Transitional Measures concerning Existing Specialized Graduate Schools in the Field Relevant to Management, etc.) Any specialized graduate school in the field relevant to business administration, etc. which was already established when this Decree enters into force shall be considered a specialized graduate school related to management, etc. under this Decree, where it has obtained confirmation of the Minister of Education and Human Resources Development to the effect that it meets the requirements under Article 22-2 (2) and (3).
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 19842, Jan. 24, 2007>
(1) (Enforcement Date) This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
(2) (Applicability to Admission Ratio other than Maximum Number of Graduates Allowed Entrance into Vocational High Schools) The amended provisions of Article 29 (2) shall apply, starting with the admission screening of universities and colleges in the 2008 school year.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 20003, Apr. 12, 2007>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
Articles 2 and 3 Omitted.
ADDENDUM <Presidential Decree No. 20017, Apr. 20, 2007>
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
ADDENDUM <Presidential Decree No. 20327, Oct. 16, 2007>
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
ADDENDUM <Presidential Decree No. 20332, Oct. 23, 2007>
This Decree shall enter into force on October 28, 2007.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 20382, Nov. 15, 2007>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on January 1, 2008.
Article 2 (Special Cases Applicable to Notice of Approval for Advanced Courses with Degrees)
Notwithstanding the amended provision of Article 58-2 (2), the Minister of Education and Human Resources Development may provide notice as to whether to give approval to the dean of a college intending to establish advanced courses with degrees in the first semester of 2008 by January 31, 2008.
Article 3 (Preparatory Acts)
The Minister of Education and Human Resources Development may publicly announce the plan for operation of advanced courses with degrees for enforcement of the amended provisions of Article 58-2 before this Decree enters into force.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 20609, Feb. 14, 2008>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
Article 2 (Applicability)
The amended provisions of Article 29 (2) shall apply, beginning with the admission screening of universities in the year 2009, and the amended provisions of Articles 32 and 33 shall apply, beginning with the admission screening of universities in the year 2010.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 20740, Feb. 29, 2008>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
Articles 2 through 7 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 20797, Jun. 5, 2008>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
Article 2 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 20809, Jun. 11, 2008>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
Article 2 (Applicability)
The amended provisions of Articles 32 and 33 shall apply, beginning with the admission screening of universities or colleges in the year 2010.
ADDENDUM <Presidential Decree No. 20990, Sep. 8, 2008>
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation: Provided, That the amended provisions of Article 53 (4) and (8) shall enter into force on March 1, 2009.
ADDENDUM <Presidential Decree No. 21006, Sep. 18, 2008>
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 21214, Dec. 31, 2008>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation. (Proviso Omitted.)
Articles 2 through 5 Omitted.
ADDENDUM <Presidential Decree No. 21215, Dec. 31, 2008>
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 21265, Jan. 16, 2009>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
Article 2 (Applicability)
The amended provisions of the proviso to subparagraph 2 of Article 22 and the proviso to Article 46 shall apply, beginning with any person who takes a master's degree course in the specialized graduate school for the purpose of training medical doctors and dentists in the year 2010.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 21766, Oct. 7, 2009>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
Article 2 (Special Cases concerning Standards for Total Number of Students for Special Screening in Addition to Maximum Student Number)
Notwithstanding the amended provisions of attached Table 1, the standards for the total number of students for special screening that is deemed not included in the maximum student number pursuant to Article 29 (2) 14 shall be in accordance with the Table below only until students to be admitted (including transfer admission) in the year 2012 are selected.
Relevant subparagraph
Total number of students per grade and year
Total number of students per recruitment unit
7. Article 29 (2) 14
The total number of students per grade under Article 29 (2) 14 shall not exceed 11/100 of the fixed number of admitted students for the relevant grade. In such cases, the total number of students per grade under Article 29 (2) 14 (a), (b) or (d) shall not exceed 9/100 of the fixed number of admitted students for the relevant grade.
The total number of students per grade under Article 29 (2) 14 (a) shall not exceed 4/100 of the fixed number of admitted students for the relevant grade;
The total number of students per grade under Article 29 (2) 14 (b) shall not exceed 5/100 of the fixed number of admitted students for the relevant grade.
The total number of students per recruitment unit under Article 29 (2) 14 (a) and (b) shall not exceed 10/100 of the fixed number of admitted students per recruitment unit of the relevant grade, and the total number of students per recruitment unit under item (d) of the same subparagraph shall not exceed 20/100 of the fixed number of admitted students per recruitment unit of the relevant grade: Provided, That where persons under each item of Article 29 (2) 14 enter a medical college, or enter a teachers'' college or cyber college, the total number of students per recruitment unit shall not exceed 5/100 or 20/100 of the fixed number of admitted students per recruitment unit of the relevant grade, respectively.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 22049, Feb. 18, 2010>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
Article 2 (Period of Validity)
The amended provisions of attached Table 1 (limited to matters concerning the recruitment units related to the science of nursing) shall remain valid from the screening for transfer admission in the year 2010 to the screening for transfer admission in the year 2014.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 22151, May 4, 2010>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on May 5, 2010.
Articles 2 through 4 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 22234, Jun. 29, 2010>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
Articles 2 through 9 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 22368, Sep. 1, 2010>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
Article 2 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 22707, Mar. 15, 2011>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
Article 2 (Applicability to Return of Application Fee)
The amended provisions of Article 38 (2) shall apply, starting with the application fees paid to sit the college scholastic ability test conducted for the first time after this Decree enters into force.
Article 3 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 23225, Oct. 17, 2011>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation: Provided, That the amended provisions of Articles 8, 13, 58, 58-2 and 58-5, and attached Table 2 and 3 shall enter into force on November 20, 2011
Article 2 (Applicability)
With regards to the amended provisions of Article 29 (2) 14 (d), the clause stipulating that graduates from a high school tailored to industrial demand be excluded from the special screening and the amended provisions of attached Table 1 shall apply to the university admission screening for 2015 School Year.
ADDENDUM <Presidential Decree No. 23393, Dec. 28, 2011>
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 23485, Jan. 6, 2012>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
Article 2 (Period of Validity)
The amended provisions of Article 56-2 shall remain valid for three years from the date on which the Development Committee is established.
ADDENDUM <Presidential Decree No. 23522, Jan. 20, 2012>
This Decree shall enter into force on January 22, 2012.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 23650, Mar. 2, 2012>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
Article 2 (Transitional Measures concerning Administrative Disposition such as Reducing Fixed Number of Students)
Notwithstanding the amended provisions of Article 71-2 and attached Table 4, the previous provisions shall apply to administrative dispositions such as the one imposing reduction in the maximum student number in response to violations committed before this Decree enters into force.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 24375, Feb. 15, 2013>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
Article 2 (Applicability to Methods of Selecting Students of Cyber Colleges)
The amended provisions of Article 39-2 shall apply where an operational plan for admission screening in universities or colleges is publicly announced pursuant to paragraph 2 of the same Article after this Decree enters into force.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 24423, Mar. 23, 2013>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation. (Proviso Omitted.)
Articles 2 through 7 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 24802, Oct. 22, 2013>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
Article 2 (Applicability to Maximum Number of Students for Transfer in cases of Bachelor's Degree Holders, etc.)
The amended provisions of subparagraph 2 of attached Table 1 shall apply beginning with the screening for transfer admission in the year 2014.
Article 3 (Transitional Measures concerning Maximum Number of Students of each Recruitment Unit for Transfer between Departments of Nursing)
Notwithstanding the amended provisions of subparagraph 2 of attached Table 1, the previous provisions shall apply to the maximum number of students of each recruitment unit for the transfer between departments of nursing in connection with the screening for transfer admission only in the school years not later than the year 2014.
ADDENDUM <Presidential Decree No. 24847, Nov. 20, 2013>
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation: Provided, That the amended provisions of Article 42-3 shall enter into force on November 23, 2013.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 25157, Feb. 11, 2014>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on February 14, 2014.
Article 2 (Transitional Measures concerning Scope of Recognition of Credits)
Where, in accordance with the school regulations (hereafter referred to as "previous school regulations" in this Article) under Article 23 (1) of the previous Higher Education Act (referring to the Act enforced prior to the partial amendment (Act No. 12036) to the Higher Education Act; hereafter referred to as the "previous Act" in this Article), a proceeding is pending for the recognition of credits of the students specified in the subparagraphs of paragraph (1) or paragraph (2) of Article 23 of the previous Act, the previous school regulations shall apply to the scope of recognition of credits, notwithstanding the amended provisions of Article 15 (1).
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 25333, Apr. 29, 2014>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on April 30, 2014: Provided, That the amended provisions of Article 29 (2) 7 and 14 shall enter into force on July 1, 2015.
Article 2 (Applicability to Expansion of Persons Eligible for Admission or Transfer in Addition to Maximum Number of Students)
The amended provisions of Article 29 (2) 7 and 14 shall apply to the screening of applicants for the admission to universities and colleges for 2016 school year and subsequent school years.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 25840, Dec. 9, 2014>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on January 1, 2015.
Articles 2 through 16 Omitted.
ADDENDUM <Presidential Decree No. 25850, Dec. 16, 2014>
This Decree shall enter into force three months after the date of its promulgation.
ADDENDUM <Presidential Decree No. 25960, Jan. 6, 2015>
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 26638, Nov. 18, 2015>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
Article 2 (Applicability concerning Selection, etc. of Part-time Enrollee at Cyber College)
The amended provisions of Article 53 (8) and subparagraph 2 (q) 4) and 5) of attached Table 4 shall apply beginning from the selection of part-time enrollee for the 2016 school year.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 26683, Nov. 30, 2015>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on January 1, 2016.
Article 2 Omitted.
ADDENDUM <Presidential Decree No. 26855, Dec. 31, 2015>
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
ADDENDUM <Presidential Decree No. 27456, Aug. 29, 2016>
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
ADDENDUM <Presidential Decree No. 27551, Oct. 25, 2016>
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
ADDENDUM <Presidential Decree No. 27611, Nov. 29, 2016>
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 27751, Dec. 30, 2016>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on January 1, 2017. (Proviso Omitted.)
Articles 2 through 12 Omitted.
ADDENDUM <Presidential Decree No. 27788, Jan. 17, 2017>
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 28014, May 8, 2017>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
Article 2 (Applicability concerning Admission, in Addition to Maximum Number of Students, to Advanced Major Courses for which Bachelor's Degrees are Awarded)
The amended provisions of subparagraph 7 of attached Table 1 shall begin to apply from cases of recruiting students for the 2018 school year.
ADDENDUM <Presidential Decree No. 28113, Jun. 20, 2017>
This Decree shall enter into force on June 22, 2017.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 28263, Sep. 5, 2017>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
Article 2 (Applicability to Limitation on the Number of Students Allowed to Enter Department of Oriental Medicine and Dentistry Other Than the Maximum Number)
The amended provisions of subparagraphs 1, 4 and 8 of attached Table 1 shall begin to apply from cases of recruiting students for the 2019 school year.
ADDENDUM <Presidential Decree No. 28680, Feb. 27, 2018>
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 28697, Mar. 13, 2018>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force one month after the date of its promulgation.
Article 2 (Applicability to Amendment to the Enforcement Decree of the Higher Education Act)
The amended provisions of Article 2 (7) of the Enforcement Decree of the Higher Education Act shall apply, starting from applications for authorization for abolishment of school or for authorization for modification in Article 4 (3) of the Higher Education Act which are filed after this Decree enters into force.
Articles 3 and 4 Omitted.
ADDENDUM <Presidential Decree No. 28900, May 28, 2018>
This Decree shall enter into force on May 29, 2018.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 29068, Jul. 31, 2018>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
Article 2 (Applicability to Bachelor's Degree Courses in Pharmacy Colleges)
The amended provisions of Article 25 (2) and (3) shall apply, starting from the bachelor's degree courses in pharmacy colleges in 2022.
Article 3 (Special Cases concerning Operation of Bachelor's Degree Courses in Pharmacy Colleges)
Notwithstanding the amended provisions of the latter part of Article 25 (2), any university or college that will choose the educational courses prescribed in the amended provisions of Article 25 (2) 2 in 2022 shall separately select students who will take the major courses in a pharmacy college prescribed in the amended provisions of subparagraph 1 of the same paragraph limitedly in 2022 and 2023 and also offer the educational courses accordingly. In such cases, the number of students to be selected separately shall be determined by the Minister of Education, and notwithstanding Article 28 (1), an additional quota shall be deemed available for the admission of such students.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 29222, Oct. 16, 2018>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on October 18, 2018.
Article 2 (Applicability to Number of Transfer Students from Junior Colleges Which is Considered as Additional Quota)
The amended provisions of Article 29 (2) 3 shall apply, starting from transfer students through the 2019 transfer and admission screening.
Article 3 (Applicability to Eligibility for Enrollment in Non-Degree Program for Advanced Course)
The amended provisions of Article 58 (2) shall apply, starting from the 2019 admission screening for non-degree programs for advanced courses.
Article 4 (Applicability to Recognition of Education of Junior Colleges)
The amended provisions of Article 70 (1) 1-2 shall also apply to persons who have completed all educational courses of the sophomore or junior year or higher in a department of a junior college which has four-year educational courses pursuant to Article 50-3 of the Act before this Decree enters into force.