On May 2, HUFS Office of Admissions posted the 2019 Special Admission Guide on the HUFS website. One remarkable change compared to the past is the addition of a new scheme, Software Specialist.
Despite the trend of universities reducing the number of special admissions, HUFS created a new admission plan for students whose careers focus on the fields of science and engineering. Future HUFSans who will be accepted as Software Specialists can choose either Computer and Electronic Systems Engineering or Information Communications Engineering majors.
The Ministry of Science and Information & Communications Technology (MSIT) has been promoting the software-centered university initiative by nominating schools contributing to nurturing software specialists who can meet the needs of the industry, according to its April 3 report. Nominated universities will receive an approximately one billion won grant (US$ 0.92 million) in their first year of selection and two billion won (US$ 1.84 million) in successive years. One of the requirements for nomination is accepting students through special admissions related to software specialties.