Placement Exam

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Hyangwonjeong Pavilion at Gyeongbok Palace

Students seeking to demonstrate proficiency through examination or seeking placement based on prior study must take these exams when offered in the fall.

We offer an program-wide official placement exam only for fall semester. However, individuals who are interested in taking placement exam for spring semester should send inquiries to the program coordinator, Seungja Choi ( to schedule

*Light Fellowship returnees who consider taking a Korean language course at Yale are required to take the placement exams AND to submit an official transcript sent directly from your site program to

2021 Placement Exams – Online Test, Oral Interview & Written Test

For the online tests, it must be completed between July 1- August 15, 2021(Tentative). Interviews and writing parts: Early August via Zoom (interview) and Canvas (upload student writing). *Students who completed the online part will be scheduled for an interview via Zoom and will be notified by email. For more detailed information and test registration site, please go to : Click