Students in the integrated M.S./Ph.D. or Ph.D. program who have not completed the mandatory military service can begin a 3-year professional research program for exemption from the military service.
Example of General Case
For those who have entered the Ph.D. program after completing the M.S. program, the student can be accepted into the 3-year professional research program after completing all courses required for graduation from the Ph.D. program, starting from the second year of the Ph.D. program. In this case, the research program would end at the time of graduation.
For those who are in the integrated M.S./Ph.D. program, the student can be accepted into the 3-year professional research program starting from the third year (from when the M.S. program began). Then the students will complete the professional research program as they graduate from the Ph.D. program.
Note that this information is for Korean students. If you are an international student, see the menu “International Students”