Bachelor's Degree Examination for Self-Education (BDES) is a system to test self-taught applicants on whether they are
qualified to receive a bachelor's degree. Those who pass the final step are conferred the bachelor's degree by the name of the Minister of Education.
There are 4 exams for obtaining a bachelor's degree. Each exam is once in a year.
|1st exam||Qualifying Examination for Liberal Arts|
|2nd exam||Qualifying Examination for Major-Basic|
|3rd exam||Qualifying Examination for Major-Advanced|
|Final exam||Comprehensive Examination|
In the following cases, applicants are exempt from the first three examinations:
Anyone who has acquired credits through the Academic Credit Bank System is exempt from the Qualifying Examinations for Liberal-Arts, Major-Basic and Major-Advanced according to their obtained credits.
If an applicant is exempt from a subject, it is indicated with an "E", and if he or she is exempt from a course, e.g., Liberal-Arts, it is indicated with an "Exemption".
All the applicants are required to take the Comprehensive Qualifying Examination, which is the final step for attaining the bachelor's degree.