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George Mason University - Korea

Ranked #951-1000 QS World University Rankings 2024

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Why George Mason University - Korea?

Earn a George Mason University degree by starting your bachelor's in South Korea at our Mason Korea campus. Our students have the unique opportunity to spend up to three years at Mason Korea and one year at Mason’s main campus in Virginia, just outside Washington, DC. By studying at Mason Korea, you can expand your network and work experience with everything Washington, DC, and Seoul have to offer. 

478U.S. News & World Report – Best Global Rankings 2023
951-1000QS World University Rankings 2024

Campus and location

George Mason University - Korea campuses

Main campus
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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 enjoy the smaller size of the Mason Korea campus — though there’s still plenty of Mason spirit! 

Costs and Entry Requirements

Typical costs

Below you'll find the estimated cost of attendance at Mason Korea.  

Your tuition fees, accommodation prices and food costs may vary depending on your chosen degree, student residences and personal spending habits. 

Academic year


Approximate amount per year (USD)

Tuition Fees

$20,000 - $20,000


$2,400 - $3,600






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Entry requirements

Typical entry requirements for Mason Korea are shown below. Please note that specific admission requirements may vary based on 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


Public, Environmental And Occupational Health


Economics And Business


Computer Science


Mason makes careers happen 

  • 87% 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 Mason Korea is not required. Many Korean 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.

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Services and facilities

Our Songdo campus boasts small class sizes (the student-to-staff ratio is 12:1). This allows you to get more one-on-one attention from your professors and instructors during your studies. By bringing together a big research university in a close-knit community, you'll benefit from individualized support and the resources 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