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Procedure for Application

Individual application
by candidates
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Procedure for examination application
Method for examination application
Type Individual application Collective application
Korea Acceptance of individual online applications Acceptance of collective applications made by the representative of concerned group
Overseas Country accepting online applications: Accepting the application from individual overseas applicants As per the policy of designated overseas organizations to accept applications
Country accepting offline applications: Visit designated overseas organizations to accept applications, or acceptance of application via mail

※ Items required for application: Photo, English name, date of birth, examination venue, level of examination, etc

Procedure for examination application
  • Login

    1. 1 Sign up for membership at TOPIK website.
    2. 2 On the login screen, enter the ID/password and click "Log in".

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  • Submission of application form

    1. 1 Click "Application by Korean Applicant" in the online application menu.
    2. 2 Check the number of time of examination. Application form cannot be submitted in any period other than the submission period.

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  • Selection of examination venue

    1. 1 Search the desired examination venues, or check the list at the bottom.
    2. 2 Acceptance Status/Maximum Number of Applicants shows the number of applicants who have submitted applications to date. No application can be accepted once the maximum number is reached.
    3. 3 Click the "Apply" button for desired examination venue

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  • Photo registration

    1. 1 Click "Previous" if you want to change the examination venue at the photo registration stage.
    2. 2 Select your passport photo and click "Register the Photo". After editing and checking, register the photo. Make sure that the photo fits the standard photo before registration. You are liable any discrepancy between the photo on the examination identification slip and your face on the day of examination.

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  • Personal information

    1. 1 Check the registered examination level, examination venue, and photo.
    2. 2 Enter your personal information and click "Register" button.

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  • Verification and revision of information

    1. 1 Check the examination level, examination venue, and personal information once again, and click "Pay the Application Fee" button. Click the ‘Revise’ button if you have registered the wrong information.

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  • Payment of application fee

    1. 1 Check the examination level, examination venue, and photo that you have registered.
    2. 2 Enter your personal information and click "Register" button.

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  • Verification of applicant details

    1. 1 Click "My Exam Information" and then click "Application Details".
    2. 2 Search the ‘number of times for examination’ and then ‘level of examination’ to check the application details.
    3. 3 Check if payment was made, along with the application details.

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Application by the disabled
  1. 1 Eligible persons
    • Those who have difficulty in taking examination due to disability or physical handicap stipulated by the Welfare for the Disabled Act
    • Those with visual impairment(including those with diseases such as retinal abnormality, glaucoma, etc), brain disorder(encephalopathy), physical disability, auditory impairment
  2. 2 Application procedure

    Online application → Submission of documents → Document verification and notification of action → Guidance on examination & management

    • After submitting the application form, contact the TOPIK Team (02-3668-1331) of National Institute for International Education (NIIED).
    • After checking the required documents, guidance on examination, etc., is provided.
  3. 3 Submission of required documents

    ① Application for the provision of assistance to the disabled(refer to the "Download the Forms" bulletin on the website and Regulation on the Examination for the Disabled)

    ② Original doctor’s written diagnosis(doctor’s notice) issued by medical experts of general hospital – 1 set

Collective application
of candidates
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The video guides you through the application procedure.
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Collective application of Korean candidates

The collective application can be made by group of more than 10 persons in Korea.

  1. 1. The group representative is required to sign up for membership at TOPIK website in order to make collective application.
  2. 2. Information → Download the Forms → Download the Application Form for Group ID approval → Fill out the application form and affix the signature → Send the application form by email(topik@moe.go.kr) or fax (02-741-7408)
  3. 3. TOPIK Team reviews the application form and notifies the applicant of approval via email or SMS(within 24 hours).
  4. 4. Once approved, the collective application can be made.
Procedure for the examination application
  • Login

    1. 1 Sign up for membership using the individual ID at TOPIK website and make application to the TOPIK team for the group ID.
    2. 2 Use the approved ID to log in.

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  • Application

    1. 1 Click the "Application by Korean Applicant" at the online application menu.
    2. 2 Check the schedule for acceptance of application. Application cannot be accepted in any time period other than the acceptance period.

    Application Image

  • Selection of examination venue

    1. 1 Search for desired examination venues, or check the list at the bottom.
    2. 2 Download the Excel Form for collective registration and fill out the Form accordingly.
    3. 3 Acceptance Status/Maximum Number of Applicants shows the number of applicants who have submitted application forms to date. No application can be accepted if the maximum number has reached.
    4. 4 Click the "Register" button for the registration of desired examination venue and register the Excel format Form that you have filled out.

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  • Photo registration

    1. 1 Click "Edit/Register the Photo" button from the list of registered application forms.
    2. 2 Edit the photo according to the standard on the photo edition screen and register the photo.

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  • Information Verification

    1. 1 Check the collective application list, and click the Examination Venue to check the details of examination venue.
    2.  
    3. 2 To check the details of application, click "Detail".
    4. 3 To move to the application fee payment webpage, click "Pay the Application Fee".

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  • Information revision

    1. 1 Check application details.
    2. 2 If revision is necessary, click "Revise" button. However, revision cannot be made in any time period other than the application form revision period.

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  • Payment of application fee

    1. 1 Click the "Pay the Application Fee" in the online application menu.
    2. 2 Check the details of application list and click "Pay the Application Fee" to make payment of the fee.
    3. 3 Select the applicant whose application form has been accepted in collective application, and make the payment.

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  • Application details verification

    1. 1 Click "My Exam Information" and then click "Application Details" to check related details.
    2. 2 Search the ‘number of times for examination’ and ‘level of examination’ to check application details.
    3. 3 Click "Revise the Application Form", "Change the Examination Venue", "Change the Photo", and "Print the Examination Identification Slip" to check the related details, depending on the process of examination.

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Individual application of
overseas candidates
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Procedure for examination application

Overseas applicants may submit applications online and offline, depending on the designated organization to accept applications
In case of offline application, application form must be submitted to the designated organization (the application form cannot be submitted to National Institute for International Education (NIIED)).

  • Designated overseas organizations are notified in each country and region when the examination is announced.
  • The method of application is determined by the head of designated organization.
  • The application fee must be paid directly to designated organizations to accept applications.
Procedure for online application
  • Login

    1. 1 Sign up for membership at TOPIK website.
    2. 2 On the login screen, enter the ID/password to log in.

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  • Submission of application

    1. 1 Click "Application by Overseas Applicant" in the online application menu.
    2. 2 Check the country and region eligible for application. Application form cannot be submitted in any time period other than the acceptance period.

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  • Examination venue Selection

    1. 1 Search the applicable countries by continent.
    2. 2 "Application" button appears for the examination venues that accept online application. Applications cannot be submitted online for examination venues marked "offline".
    3. 3 Click "Apply for desired examination venue" button. For the examination venues marked "offline", the application must be submitted after contacting the designated organization.
            ※ For more details of designated organizations, check the announcements on the website.

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  • Photo registration

    1. 1 Click "Previous Stage" if you want to change the examination venue at the photo registration stage.
    2. 2 Click "Edit and Register the Photo" button to edit the photo according to the standard on the photo edition screen and register the photo. Candidate is liable for any discrepancy between the photo on examination identification slip and the face of candidate on the day of examination.

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  • Entry of information

    1. 1 Check the level of examination, examination venue, and photo that has been registered.
    2. 2 Enter your personal information and click "Register" button.

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  • Verification and revision of information

    1. 1 Check the examination level, examination venue, and personal information once again, and click "Pay the Application Fee" button. Click the ‘Revise’ button if you have registered the wrong information.

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  • Application detail Verifications

    1. 1 Click "My Exam Information" and then "Application Details".
    2. 2 Search in the order of ‘number of times of examination’ and ‘level of examination’ to check the related information.
    3.  
    4. 3 Check the payment and application details.

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Payment of
application fee
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The video guides you through the method for application fee payment.
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Payment Method for application fee
Payment Method for application fee
Type Note
Credit card Only domestic credit card can be used.
Real time account transfer Payment can be made immediately based on alien registration number.
※ Domestic bank account number is required.
Virtual account(deposit without a bankbook) The application fee must be deposited in the unique virtual account issued to the applicant.
Applicant should deposit the amount only in the designated account number because the amount deposited into virtual account of other persons cannot be checked, considering that different virtual accounts are allocated to each applicant.
  • Deposit can be made directly at the bank
  • In case of payment via ATM, internet banking, and phone banking, the applicant should check the payment as necessary.
  • Overseas remittance is not allowed.
Payment procedure for application fee
  • Login

    1. 1 Sign up for membership at TOPIK website.
    2. 2 On the login screen, enter the ID/password and click "Log in".

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  • Payment of application fee

    1. 1 Click "Pay the Application Fee" in the online application menu.
    2. 2 Check the details of application list and click "Pay the Application Fee" to make payment.
    3. 3 The payment can be made by selecting the applicant whose application form was submitted via the collective application.

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  • Payment method selection

    1. 1 After checking the amount payable, select the mode of payment.
    2. 2 After entering the email address, Click "Pay" button.

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  • Credit card

    1. 1 Select the credit card from the mode of payment and click "Pay" button.
    2. 2 Click the telephone number and mobile phone number of applicant and click "Settlement Request" button.
      The payment is in progress when credit card settlement screen appears.

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  • Real-time account transfer

    1. 1 Select the real-time account transfer from the mode of payment and click "Pay" button.
    2. 2 Click the telephone number and mobile phone number of applicant and click "Pay" button.

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  • Virtual account

    1. 1 Select the virtual account from the mode of payment and click "Pay" button.
    2. 2 Click the telephone number and mobile phone number of applicant and click "Pay" button. When the virtual account number appears on the screen, visit the bank and deposit the application fee amount
             into the virtual account.

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  • Verification of payment details

    1. 1 Click "Application Details" in My Exam Information menu.
    2. 2 Click "Payment Status" in the application details.
    3. 3 Check the details of application fee payment.

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