Institution at a glance:
Year of foundation:1905
Number of international student:2,523
Number of student:37,011
Type of School:University
Type of Education:
- Exchange Student Program
- Korean Language Training
Area of study:Languages
Korea University, founded in 1905, is widely acknowledged as one of the country’s oldest, largest and the most prestigious universities in Korea. Its reputation for quality is based on excellence in teaching, research and service to Korean society. Eminent faculty, outstanding students and internationally recognized research programs all contribute to Korea University’s academic fame. As a major comprehensive university, KU offers a rich variety of courses in liberal arts and sciences as well as in all professional fields, including law, medicine and business administration.
In accordance with KU’s vision, ‘Opening the Future, Leading the Future, Creating the Future’ and KU’s education goal, ‘To encourage the holistic growth of intelligent, spiritual and active potential, nurture capabilities for creative academic study and professional practice, and foster open-minded leadership contributing to the international community’, KU strives to take the lead in creating a new future by developing knowledge that can change and lead our society and the world.
Over the past several years, we have seen a dramatic increase in both the number of courses offered in English and in the number of international students who have chosen Korea University as their study abroad destination. In the fall of 2016, we welcomed almost 18,700 students to our campus from all parts of the globe.
KU has established extensive links with many universities internationally through its student exchange program (SEP), which was developed as part of its internationalization process. This program now involves almost two thousand students to and from countries in Asia-Pacific, Europe, North and South America.
The benefits of KU exchange students vary according to the terms and conditions of the exchange agreement KU has concluded with each institution. Based on the principle of reciprocal exchange of benefits, our standard exchange agreements regulate student tuition fee waivers at host universities. However, students are responsible for their accommodation. Exchange students are also responsible for their own travel, medical insurance and other personal expenses.
Moreover, KU entered into an agreement for student exchange with International Student Exchange Programs(ISEP), a membership organization of worldwide higher-education institutions. To apply for ISEP at KU, please consult the ISEP coordinator at your university or for more information about ISEP, please visit (www.isep.org)
The academic year runs from March to December and is made up of 2 terms at KU. The terms are approximately 16 weeks long. Exchange/Visiting students have a choice of 3 study periods:
- Full academic year: March ~ December / September ~ June
- Spring semester: March ~ June
- Fall Semester: September ~ December
International students (Undergraduate Program)
- +82-2-3290-5173, 5174
Exchange and Visiting students (to KU)
- +82-2-3290-5177, 5178
Undergraduate prospective student can contact the Office of International Affairs International Admissions Team
for admission related inquiries,
Monday - Friday (from 9:00am to 17:30pm)
Closed on Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays.