Content loading
GMU Korea Hero Image

George Mason University - Korea

Total students
International students
Student to staff ratio
Nationalities represented

Why George Mason University - Korea?

Earn a George Mason University degree in South Korea

Join Virginia’s largest public research university extended US campus at an accessible Korean location. Students have a unique opportunity to spend three years at Mason Korea and one year at Mason’s main campus in Virginia. A degree from Mason Korea is a US degree from George Mason University.

  • 95% of Mason Korea students report feeling a sense of belonging at Mason.

Mason Korea students enjoy:

  • small class sizes with 12:1 faculty-to-student ratio

  • individualized instruction and support

  • a warm and engaged student community

One university, two capitals

With Seoul less than two hours by train to campus and Washington, D.C. less than 45 minutes to campus, students gain valuable experience in two global business hubs. By studying at Mason Korea, students can expand their network and work experience to everything Washington, D.C. and Seoul have to offer.

1001-1200QS World University Rankings 2023
137U.S. News & World Report – Best National Rankings 2023
478U.S. News & World Report – Best Global Rankings 2023

Campus and location

George Mason University - Korea campuses

Main campus
GMU Korea Hero Image

Incheon Global Campus

The campus in Songdo is located just 45 minutes from Seoul and 30 minutes from Incheon International Airport - a hub of inexpensive flights to locations across Asia. Students at Mason Korea enjoy the smaller size of the Mason Korea campus—but still with plenty of Mason spirit!

Costs and Entry Requirements

Typical costs

While tuition fees, accommodation prices and food costs may vary depending on your chosen degree, student residences and personal spending habits, below you'll find an estimated cost of attendance at Mason Korea. 

Academic year


Approximate amount per year (USD)

Tuition Fees

$20,000 - $20,000


$2,400 - $3,600






George Mason University - Korea ScholarshipsThis link will open in a new tab

Entry requirements

Typical entry requirements for Mason Korea are shown below. Please note that specific admissions requirements may vary by academic program.

Academic Entry Requirements

All international students with a competitive high school curriculum and grade point average (as determined by the Office of Admissions) can be considered for admission without an SAT or ACT score. (U.S. high school graduates are required to submit New SAT Evidence Based score of 500 or higher (*subject to change) or ACT English and Reading score of 20 or higher.)

English Language Requirements

IELTS: 6.5 and 6.0 in each subsection for direct admission. 6.0 and 5.5 in each subsection for Patriot Plus Program (PPP) admission. TOEFL: 80 and 18 in each subsection for direct admission. 69 and 15 in each subsection for PPP admission. Duolingo: 110 for direct admission. 105 for PPP admission. (Duolingo English Test is accepted through spring 2024) PTEA: 59 TOEFL Home Edition: 80 and 18 in each subsection for direct admission. 69 and 15 in each subsection for PPP admission. TOEFL My Best Score Accepted?: Y Other Tests: ACT: 20 English and Reading SAT: 500 Reading and Writing Versant: 57 and 52 in each subsection for direct admission. 52 and 46 in each subsection for PPP admission. Korean CSAT: Rank 1 for direct admission. Rank 2 for PPP admission.

Top Ranked Subjects


Business And Management Studies


Graduate: Chemistry


Clinical And Health


Mason makes careers happen

  • 88% of Mason graduates reported a positive career outcome within six months of graduation

  • 86% of employed students are in positions related to their career goals

Top employers of Mason alumni

  • Amazon

  • Apple

  • Deloitte

  • Disney

  • General Dynamics

  • KPMG

  • Marriott International

  • Microsoft


Living on campus while studying at George Mason University is not required. Many Korea campus students commute from Incheon or Seoul. The Incheon Global Campus (IGC) offers on-campus housing options for students enrolled in IGC universities, including Mason Korea.

Information about accommodation can be found on Mason Korea’s website.

University accommodation pageThis link will open in a new tab

Services and facilities

By studying at Mason Korea, students get a very unique on-campus experience. Our campus in Songdo has small class sizes, so students get more one-on-one attention throughout their courses. By bringing together a big research university in a close-knit community in Songdo, students benefit from individualized support as well as the resources and reputation of a top 100 public university.

How to apply

How to apply

Application deadlines

Fall: 08/07/2023 Spring: 01/02/2024

Application documents required to receive an offer

High School Transcripts High School Diploma Passport English Test Score Personal Statement

Testing codes

TOEFL: 5827 SAT: 5827 ACT: 4357

Post-offer process

Confirmation deadlines

Confirmation dates vary. Please check with your admissions advisor for the latest information.

Preparing for arrival

Before arrival

Create Online Student Account: Review International Student Handbook Apply for Housing (On-Campus and/or Off-Campus): Complete Immunization and Health Forms Enroll in Student Health Insurance: Submit Photo for Student Card: Take Placement Tests (Math, English, etc.): Submit Final/Official Transcripts and Test Scores Pay Tuition and Fees: Any outstanding fees need to be paid before study begins.

After arrival

Attend Orientation: Please review the Pre-Semester Events (Mandatory) section here: Register for Classes Pay Remaining Tuition and Fees if applicable