Kangwon National University’s International Language Institute.

TOPIK Test Info

Introduction to the Test of Proficiency in Korean (TOPIK)

  • Organized by the Ministry of Education
  • National Institute for International Education
  • Who Takes the TOPIK? What is the general purpose of the test?

  • This test is for anyone who doesn’t speak Korean as their language. This includes Koreans who are overseas and foreign Korean language-learners. As students expand their knowledge of the language, the test also allows them to track their progress.
  • The test measures students’ proficiency in Korean. The results may be used to enter a university, including graduate school, and/or to get a job.
  • Why take the TOPIK? How can I use my test results?

  • You can use your results:
  •  · To apply for and obtain government scholarship(s) and foreign certification(s)
     · To study at a higher education institution (undergraduate or graduate school) in Korea. This includes foreigners or Koreans who lived overseas and completed 12 years of education in a foreign country.
     · To add a work visa and/or be hired by a Korean company
     · To be approved for a medical license in Korea if the test taker has a foreign medical license
     · To obtain a Korean language teaching license (2-3 level), which would allow a foreigner to teach Korean
     · To get permanent residency
     · To apply for a spousal visa 

    2018year Test Schedule

    Test date 14th.Jan(Sun) 15th.Apr(Sun) 20th.May(Sun) 15th.Jul(Sun) 21th.Oct(Sun) 18th.Nov(Sun)

    Application period

    The 56th 2017.12.11(Mon) – 12.18(Mon) 18:00 (8days)
    The 57th 2018.01.29(Mon) – 02.05(Mon) 18:00 (8days)
    The 58th 2018.03.05(Mon) – 03.12(Mon) 18:00 (8days)
    The 59th 2018.05.21(Mon) – 05.28(Mon) 18:00 (8days)
    The 60th 2018.08.06(Mon) – 08.13(Mon) 18:00 (8days)
    The 61th 2018.09.03(Mon) – 09.10(Mon) 18:00 (8days)

    Results days (2018year)

    Results days 1nd Feb(Thu) 24th May(Thu) 28th Jun(Thu) 3th Aug(Fri) 29thNov(Thu) 20th Dec(Thu)
    You can check your score(Grade) after 3pm on the day of release of test result
  • How to Get Your Test Results

  • Access the Homepage: www.topik.go.kr - [나의 시험정보 My Test Results] - [성적확인 Result Verification] Click confirm at that menu.
  • ※ At the website, to get your results, you will need your test number, application number, and your birthdate.
  • ※ For overseas applications, go to the www.topik.go.kr and confirm the results yourself
  • Test timetable

    Generally the Beginner level test (TOPIK-I) is held in the morning and Intermediate-Advanced level test (TOPIK-II) in the afternoon. TOPIK-I is a 100 minutes test (40 minutes for Listening section and 60 minutes for Reading section) and will be finished in 1 session. TOPIK – II is a 3 a 3-hour exam, which is split into two sessions with a short break in between. The first session paper (110 minutes) consists of two sections: Listening and Writing and the second session paper (70 minutes) has one section – Reading.
    TOPIK 1
    Beginner(Level 1-2)
    1st Listening
    09:20 10:00 11:40 100
    TOPIK 2 1st Listening
    12:20 13:00 14:50 110
    2nd Reading 15:10 15:20 16:30 70

    How Groups Can Apply for TOPIK

  • For students’ convenience, groups can apply at KNU’s International Language Institute.
    ILI, 2nd floor, Office Number 210, Administration Office Ask for a Group Application Form
  • Passport Photo
  • Fees: TOPIK 1 – 35,000 won; TOPIK 2 – 40,000 won