For application to Korean universities, most of them would have 2 stages in reviewing the application. The first stage would be reviewing of the documents that you have submitted (refer to the post on application for more information). You will be granted an interview only if you have passed the first stage in most cases.
If you are an international applicant residing overseas, you would most likely have a phone interview (I had this with UIC for YU Seoul campus) or Skype interview (I had this with EastAsia International College for YU Wonju campus). Different universities have different ways of doing things; your admissions officer would inform you about the type of interview. If it is a Skype interview, please make sure that you are at least wearing a neat top (just like you would if you were going for a live interview in your country).
For the interview, it would be helpful if you prepare some answers beforehand. I’m not telling you to memorize a politically correct answer, but from my own experience I feel that it is useful to prepare oneself first. The most common question would probably be “Why did you choose to do this course?” or “Why do you want to come to this university?”.When answering such questions, you must be very clear as to why you want to do a particular course or why you have chosen this university. Do sufficient research about the university and course of study beforehand to ensure that you know about the university well, and that you’re not applying on impulse. The interviewers would want an answer with conviction and you must convince them that you are genuinely interested in what the university can offer.
Some would also ask for your career aspirations. There are also some questions that are more general and personal, such as the last book that you have read or describe one failure that you have had. For questions that ask to potray youself in a negative light (eg failures or weaknesses, etc), you should emphasize on how you have improved or how you overcome the obstacle. It would be best if you can relate your weakness into one of your strengths.
There are also some basic things to take note of in an interview. Remember to smile (if it’s a Skype interview) and thank the professors for taking the time to interview you. Greetings are also important, as Koreans are very polite people.
When answering questions, do not fake your answers. The interviewers can tell if you are lying or not. If you are really sincere about entering the university, a genuine answer would definitely be appreciated. It does not matter if you take a while to ponder about your answer, but remember not to take too long. (Which is why I advocate being prepared ^^)
Another thing you can do to show your interest is to ask the interviewer questions. If you are unsure about some parts of the curriculum, or how the campus life is like, please do ask the interviewers. This would also show that you are enthusiastic about joining the college and that you have the initiative to find out more. But of course, if there are no questions, please do not force yourself to ask some weird questions that may show that you are trying too hard.
If you pass both stages, you would be offered a place in the university! ^^