Korea University



Korea University is the first modern and higher education institution in Korea. It was founded by Lee Rongyi in 1905 in Seoul, and has been the leading university since then. KU maintains the finest faculty with top-notch teaching and research skills, and has produced many prominent figures in Korean society.

Website of university:  http://www.korea.edu
Website for inbound exchange students:  http://oia.korea.ac.kr
Online academic calendar website:  http://oia.korea.ac.kr/listener.do?layout=cps_1


Approximately 40% of courses are conducted in English and 60% in Korean.
View detail: http://sugang.korea.ac.kr> Click on English on the top left > Major or General (electives) subject > Select the appropriate Year, Term, and Department> Click on the course no. for more detailed course information.

Important notice:    

Some courses (Medicine, Nursing, Law, Information Security and ALL graduate programs at the  business school) are not available to exchange students. It’s very difficult for students to register for business and management courses because  there is a  high demand  for them.



A minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
Must be a currently enrolled student
Must have completed a minimum of 2 semesters at home institution before the official nomination to KU
Fluency in either Korean or English language


Number of semester placements: 5 (2015-2016 Spring Semester) 10 (2016-2017 Academic Year)
Students must submit the online application by the deadline indicated
Autumn semester: 31 July, 2015  Spring semester: 31 January, 2016
The exchange coordinator will fill in the KU Nomination sheet and return it to the manager of Chinese relations.
View detail: http://oia.korea.ac.kr>Exchange/Visiting>Application Guide
You will then receive a confirmation email with updated KU information sheet as well as a link to KU’s new online application.
Once the student’s application is approved, the ‘Admission Package’ will be sent to the exchange coordinator of the student’s home university, not to the individual student.
Students can submit a copy of Private Health/Insurance and Certificate of Health at the time of online application submission or after they have been admitted.
Notice: Only when KU receives the copy of the private health insurance, the students will fully be admitted to KU.


1) Statement of purpose and goals (what you hope to achieve)
2) One official academic transcript
3) One passport-sized photograph
4) Clear copy of a valid passport (under 50kb)
5) Certificate of Health
6) Copy of proof of private health insurance (must be valid throughout your study abroad period)
7) One letter of academic reference (VSP only)
Must be sent directly to the Office of International Affairs by the relevant referee via email (kuoia@korea.ac.kr)
Application Fee of non-refundable USD50 (VSP only)



All incoming students coming to study at KU must provide a copy of their private health insurance that is valid from the moment they leave their home country until the time when they return home from Korea.


On campus

On-campus accommodation is available but limited. Students are advised to apply as soon as the online application is open as rooms are allocated on first come first serve basis. The residence office will contact the students via email for full payment.
Most of the rooms are shared room. All on-campus accommodation is located within 20 minutes of walking distance from the main campus.
To apply for housing, please visit the direct link http://reslife.korea.ac.kr

Off campus

There is a wide range of off-campus housing available near the campus within 5-10 minutes’walking distance. Most of the rooms are small but en-suite so many students prefer to stay off-campus. The list of off-campus accommodations will be printed in the student handbook and the incoming advisors will provide information and assistance where needed. If you have any queries about the off-campus housing options, please send an email to studyabroad@korea.ac.kr


On-campus accommodation CJ I-House: KRW 1,600,000 per semester (4 months)
Anam Global House: KRW 900,000 per semester (4 months)
Private accommodation Approx. KRW 300,000~500,000 per month
Food/meals Approx. KRW 400,000 per month
Local transportation Approx. KRW 60,000 per month
Academic expenses Approx. KRW 150,000 per semester (mainly textbooks)
Personal expenses Approx. KRW 250,000 per month but may vary


All international incoming students coming to study at KU must apply for a D-2 student visa. When you receive the admission package, the CoA (Certificate of Admission) will be included together with the Letter of Admission.You can apply for the student visa at the Korean Embassy or a Korean consulates in your home country (or for those who have Chinese nationality in the country where their home institution is located) by submitting the CoA.
For information about any immigration issues, please go to http://oia.korea.ac.kr> Campus Life > Immigration Issues


Students may choose to apply for either an Admission or Travel Scholarship.  Admission/Travel Scholarship: up to KRW 3,000,000 for the first semester (4 months)

*Merit Scholarship: awarded on the basis of academic merit from the first semester, KRW300,000 per month for the second semester (4 months), applicable to undergraduate SEP & VSP students participating in one-year program only.

For detailed information, please check the website on http://oia.korea.ac.kr


Manager, Chinese Relations
Ms Myung-hwa Jeon

附件一:  KU Factsheet