George Mason University - Korea
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.
Campus and location
George Mason University - Korea campuses
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
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.
Approximate amount per year (USD)
$20,000 - $20,000
$2,400 - $3,600
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Typical entry requirements for Mason Korea are shown below. Please note that specific admissions requirements may vary by academic program.
Academic Entry RequirementsAll 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
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
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.
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
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
TOEFL: 5827 SAT: 5827 ACT: 4357
Confirmation deadlinesConfirmation dates vary. Please check with your admissions advisor for the latest information.
Preparing for arrival
Create Online Student Account: https://masonkorea.gmu.edu/welcome-new-students Review International Student Handbook Apply for Housing (On-Campus and/or Off-Campus): https://masonkorea.gmu.edu/housing-residential-life/igc-housing Complete Immunization and Health Forms Enroll in Student Health Insurance: https://masonkorea.gmu.edu/international-students/health-insurance Submit Photo for Student Card: https://mason360.gmu.edu/OSAMasonKorea/survey?survey_uid=3a398ab1-8b41-11ed-902f-0e3e5d452619 Take Placement Tests (Math, English, etc.): https://masonkorea.gmu.edu/advising-and-course-registration/math-requirements/math-requirements Submit Final/Official Transcripts and Test Scores Pay Tuition and Fees: Any outstanding fees need to be paid before study begins.
Attend Orientation: Please review the Pre-Semester Events (Mandatory) section here: https://masonkorea.gmu.edu/welcome-new-students Register for Classes Pay Remaining Tuition and Fees if applicable