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 a program-wide official placement exam only for the fall semester. However, individuals who are interested in taking placement exam for the 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, Writing Test & Oral Interview

For the online tests, it must be completed between July 1- July 30, 2021.
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 those who studied Korean during the summer, there will be an opportunity to take the placement test between August 1 9:00 am (EDT) and August 20 5:00 pm (EDT).

For more detailed information and test registration site, please go to: Click