|Location||Seoul, South Korea|
|Fall Semester, Spring Semester|
|Credits||20-24 UW credits per semester|
|Eligibility||Competitive applicants will have a 3.0 GPA or above
Must have studied for a minimum of 2 full semesters at UW by the time of submitting the online application to KU
|Language||English or Korean|
|Adviser||Shannon Quinn | firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Fall Semester / Academic Year: January 17|
|Spring Semester: May 15|
|General||Students will have the option to participate in an Autumn or Winter-Spring semester.
Students should be responsible and show
willingness and preparedness to study solo abroad.
|Where You Will Study
Expenses, Financial Aid, & Scholarships
Where You Will Study
Korea University (KU), founded in 1905, is widely acknowledged as one of the country’s oldest, largest and top-ranked universities in Korea. Its reputation for quality is based on excellence in teaching, research and service to Korean society. An eminent faculty, outstanding students and internationally recognized research programs all contribute to the KU’s academic fame. As a major comprehensive university, KU offers a rich variety of courses in Liberal Arts and Sciences as well as Business Administration.
KU, a member of Universitas 21, is nationally recognized for its commitment to teaching and academic excellence. The university’s academic breadth is extensive with its 81 departments in 19 colleges & divisions, and 18 graduate schools and it has over 1,400 full-time faculty members. KU has particularly strong Humanities and Asian Studies Departments along with the recently established Graduate School of International Studies (GSIS). KU is also renowned for its professional schools of Law, Medicine and Business Administration.
In research, KU is an internationally recognized leader with over 100 research centers, including the East Asiatic Research Centre and the Korean Cultural Research Centre. Furthermore, Korea University Business School (KUBS) is the first and only business school in the country to have acquired both European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) accreditation, in combination with the accreditation granted by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).
The KU campus covers over 182 acres and is home to more than 35,000 students from all over the nation and the world. With its stately stone architecture, sprawling lawns, seasonal trees and natural flora, KU is known to have one of the most beautiful campuses in Korea. The students of KU represent Korea’s dream as they are among the nation’s brightest and most ambitious.
KU offers many courses in English in various disciplines at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and the number is increasing every year. Please note that it is not guaranteed that the same list of courses is offered to students every semester.
The list of courses offered in English will be updated and available online from mid December for the spring semester and mid June for the autumn semester on http://sugang.korea.ac.kr/. Students need to make sure that the courses are designated with an ‘X’ indicating they are open to exchange students, and look to make sure the course is taught in English.
Additionally, KU offers the special benefit of complimentary intensive Korean language courses in the regular semesters and the intersession.
The fall semester runs September – December, and the spring semester runs March – June.
If you’re looking for a record of how courses from this institution have been transferred in the past, visit the credit equivalency database to help you determine what foreign courses might satisfy your academic needs here at the UW.
For information about earning UW academic credit, please visit: credits for exchanges.
At KU, on-campus housing is prioritized for exchange students and university facilities can be used in the same manner as all KU registered students. Students must apply for housing by the deadline. Information on housing arrangements at KU can be found by going to https://reslife.korea.ac.kr:5008/v1/src/main/page.php?code=intro.
KU has a buddy program that pairs an exchange student with a Korean student at KU called KUBA. They assist foreign students with adapting to KU and academics in Korea, provide cultural exchange and language assistance, and bring students to events and activities. There are specific events almost every month set up for international students at KU.
Education at Korea University is not achieved inside classrooms and research centers alone. Numerous club activities and close relationships among students complete KU’s responsibility to the community and to creating an open world. The culture of KU is the future of Korean culture, one in which young intellectuals lead each other towards prosperity.
Additional housing information can be found on KU's website under On Campus or Off Campus.
Program Expenses, Financial Aid & Scholarships
As a participant of a university exchange, you pay an exchange fee equivalent to UW tuition (1.5 quarters of UW tuition for semester-long exchanges, and 3 quarters of UW tuition for academic year exchanges). Exchange fees are determined by UW residency status: in-state students pay an exchange fee equivalent to in-state tuition, and out-of-state students pay an exchange fee equivalent to out-of-state tuition. The exchange fee and UW Study Abroad administrative fee are charged to your UW account and due by the UW tuition deadline for your term(s) of study abroad. You should also budget for additional expenses such as international airfare & transportation, books & course materials, visa & passport fees, study abroad insurance and personal expenses.
Korea University currently has a few study abroad scholarships available for students to apply to that can be found on the Scholarships page of their website.
For the total estimated costs of this particular program, you may request a budget by filling out a Budget Request Form.
For more information about budgeting, financial aid, and scholarships for study abroad visit our page on Finances.
To apply for this exchange, click the "Apply Now" button and follow the prompts to create an application. After you create your application, click on each of the links on your study abroad application homepage and complete the remaining application requirements: questionnaires, material submissions, and electronic signature documents.
University exchanges may also require completion of a secondary application specific to the host institution. Instructions about this process will be provided to you by your study abroad adviser following your selection for the exchange.
Preference is given to year-long (two semester) applicants.
See Applications and Recommendations for additional information about the application process and tips for recommendations.
See Withdrawal for UW program withdrawal policies.