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2016 YHIMS Admissions Guidelines

1Admissions Quota

Classification Number
Scheduled Numbers General Selection 128
Special Consideration 32
Extra Numbers Children of Veterans Less than 4
Total 164
  • ※ Applicants should make sure they apply for the correct type of admission.
  • ※ Applicants are not allowed to utilize a cross application approach, which means applying more than one secondary school or equivalent academic course in Korea. Those who are not accepted or missed the admissions timeline can apply again when there are additional openings.
  • ※ Graduation from primary school or equivalent academic institution in foreign countries will be admitted when their curriculums are coincide with those of Korea’s.
  • ※ To apply for the ‘Children of Veterans’ admission, the applicant should be a subject of Educational Support.

2 Admissions Eligibility

  • 1. Basic Qualifications (Applicants must meet one of qualifications below)
    • a. Graduate (expected to graduate) from Primary School in Seoul
    • b. Passed Secondary School Entrance Qualification Exam and currently resides in Seoul
      • ※ Cannot apply if currently enrolled in any middle school in Korea
      • ※ For those who reside in foreign countries are not required to prove their residence in Seoul
      • ※ For the section b, every family member of the applicant is required to be registered as Seoul citizen
  • 2. Qualifications by Admission Type (Applicants must meet one of the basic qualifications above and one of qualifications below)
    AdmissionType Qualifications
    Scheduled Numbers General Selection
    • ○ Applicants with good moral character, creativity, global leadership and self directed learning ability
    Special Consideration
    • ○ Applicants with good moral character, creativity, global leadership and self directed learning ability
    • ○ Applicants who satisfy one of the following three qualifications
    Equal Opportunity Admission ( 1st )
    • 1) National Basic Living Security benefit recipient and their children
    • 2) Applicants from Single Parent Family
    • 3) Veterans or Children of Veterans
      • ※ Applicants with Educational Support should apply for the ‘Children of Veterans’ admission
    • 4) Applicants from Low-income Family
      • ※ Applicants are required to summit taxation certification and other documents to prove their qualification
    Certain Qualification (For 2nd and 3rd Admissions)
    • Applicants from Income brackets level 8 or lower family are able to apply for the Social Diversity Admission
      • ※ Income brackets level, amounts of insurance fee and taxation are subject to change. Please make sure to check for the level and fees
    Social Diversity Admission ( 2nd )
    • 1) Applicants from Multi-cultural Family (Immigration through marriage)
    • 2) North Korean defector and their children
    • 3) Physically challenged childrenor applicants from Physically challenged parents
    • 4) Resides at a child protection welfare facility
    • 5) Head of household or applicants living with grandparents without parents
    • 6) Children of a former military / police officers, former teacher, former government worker killed in action
    Social Diversity Admission ( 3rd )
    • 1) Applicants from Single Parent Family due to the divorcement
    • 2) Applicants from a family with more than two siblings
      • ※ Only one of the siblings can apply for the Social Diversity Admission
    • 3) Applicants from parents with special occupations
      • - Children of a sanitation worker (3 or more of working years)
      • - Children of a professional soldier (12 or less of working years)
      • - Children of a police officer (12 or less of working years)
      • - Children of a fireman (12 or less of working years)
    Extra Numbers Children of Veterans To apply for the ‘Children of Veterans’ admission, the applicant should be a subject of Educational Support.

3 Admissions Process

  • 1. After the first screening to check applicants’ qualifications, final selection will be made through unbiased lottery.
  • 2. There are two types of admissions; General selection and Special consideration.
    • a. Special consideration admission is divided into Equal opportunity admission and Social diversity admission. Applicants will be selected by following steps.
      Steps Admissions Percentage (Number of Students)
      Step 1 1st. Equal Opportunity Admission 70% (22)
      Step 2 1st. Equal Opportunity Admission dropout, 2nd. Social Diversity Admission 20% (7)
      Step 3 2nd. Social diversity Admission dropout, 3rd. Social Diversity Admission 10% (3)

      ※ For the Step 3, no more than 2 applicants per criteria can be accepted.

    • b. All the admissions qualifications details are following the ‘Admissions Eligibility’.
    • c. 3%(4) Veterans or Children of Veterans will be accepted through Extra admission.
  • 4. 10% of applicants from each admission will be designated as reserved candidates in case there are vacancies.
  • 5. If the reserved candidates cannot fill all the vacancies, there will be additional admissions process.
  • 6. Any and all issues related to the admissions will be decided by the Admissions Committee

4Admissions Timeline

Step Timeline Location Remarks
Admissions Guidelines Announcement Wed, Aug 26, 2015 School Web site · http://younghoon.ms.kr
Documents Review (Special consideration admissions and educational records from the foreign educational institution) Mon, Nov 16, 2015 ~ Fri, Nov 20 Young Hoon International Middle School · Those who want can visit the school for the review (09:00~16:00)
Online Application Submission Fri, Nov 27, 2015 ~ Fri, Dec 4 School Web site · Submission page will be noticed later · Applicants are required to prepare a photo taken within 3 months to apply
Additional Documents Submission Wed, Dec 2, 2015 ~ Wed, Dec 9 Young Hoon International Middle School · Those who required may submit his/her application materials in person
(09:00~16:00)
Screening Submitted Materials and Qualifications Mon, Dec 7, 2015 ~ Wed, Dec 9 · Applicants will be excluded if they make cross application approach or documents are not certified
Open, Unbiased Lottery Thu, Dec 17, 2015 (Undecided) · Object: every applicants · Location: will be noticed
Announcement of Final Admittee Thu, Dec 17, 2015 School Web site · Applicants can confirm their success or failure with registration numbers ※ There will be no individual notice
Selected Students Assembly Fri, Dec 18, 2015 Young Hoon International Middle School
Registration Fri, Dec 18, 2015 ~ Tue, Dec 22 · Detailed schedule will be announced at the assembly

5 Contact Information for Admissions Question

  • Address : Young Hoon International Middle School
    142-709 Dobong-Ro 13ga gil 19, Gangbuk-ku, Seoul, KOREA
  • Tel : 82-2-988-2132, 2133 / Fax : 82-2-980-7209
  • Web site : http://eng.younghoon.ms.kr/