At Korea University (KU) you will be immersed in the culture of South Korea’s thriving capital, but you won’t be alone as KU hosts around 1,500 international students. The campus library offers over 3 million books and other materials for students on-site as well as nearly 400,000 digital pieces of content for research. The campus also provides a variety of non-academic facilities from coffee shops to bakeries to a shoe repair shop. According to the “2015 US News & World Report Best Global Universities Rankings,” Korea University ranks higher than all other private Korean Universities.
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Location: Seoul, South Korea (population: 9.82 million)
University: Korea University (students: 38,000 students, including 25,000 students on the Seoul campus)
Minimum application requirements: 2.75 GPA and sophomore status
Visa information: See the Visa Information: South Korea page for detailed information.
Korea University offers 14 different courses of study for undergraduate students with 40% of those courses taught in English. You will be able to choose a maximum of 19 credits from this wide range of English-taught courses, taking 4-6 classes. The university has two campuses, Anam and Sejong, that are within 2 hours and 30 minutes of each other by bus/car. The student-teacher ratio at Anam is 20.8 to 1 and 30.77 to 1 at Sejong. Each semester runs approximately 14 weeks.
To view the full list of courses available please visit the Korea University Course Catalog. Under the heading “Quick Menu,” click “Courses.”
For more information, visit the Korea University website.
For High Point University to recognize the credits you complete abroad, you must earn at least a grade equivalent to a C in the U.S. HPU will not accept credit for courses with grades of C– or below. Grades for all courses earned abroad are recorded on the international transcript. Credits are received by HPU as transfer credits which means the credit is received but the grade is not. Your HPU grade point average will not be impacted positively or negatively by your study abroad courses.
HPU students studying abroad at the Korea University will live in one of two dorms available to international students. The CJ International House has both single and double rooms. The Anam Global House offers double and triple rooms. Both offer semi-private bathrooms, a lounge/TV area, and laundry facilities with coin operated washers and dryers.
More information can be found on the Korea University Accommodations page.
Breakfast is included in the residence halls, but lunches and dinners are self-catered. Each residence hall offers kitchen facilities equipped with refrigerator, microwave oven, gas range oven, water purifier, and table.
At High Point University, the primary expenses, excluding travel, for an HPU semester study abroad program are included in, or comparable to, regular HPU fees. Just as for a semester on HPU’s campus, the fees for study abroad must be broken down into tuition, fees, room, and board, with expenses paid either to HPU or other organizations. See below for an explanation of how we bill for semester programs abroad.
|Category||Fee (Per Semester)||To Be Paid To:||Deadline|
|Total Paid to HPU||$17,559.00||Includes application fee, HPU tuition, and HPU fees.|
|Application Fee*||$500.00||High Point University||Application Deadline|
|Tuition & Fees||$17,559.00||High Point University||Please refer to your HPU bill for payment deadlines|
|Room†||Varies. Check with your Host University||Host university, housing office, or landlord abroad||Check with your Host University|
To best understand billing for semester study abroad at High Point University, it’s important to distinguish between the 4 main areas of HPU billing, tuition (the academic/classroom expenses), fees, room, and board:
Application Fee*: In addition to the Tuition, Fees, Room & Board expenses, all study abroad applications are billed an application fee. This fee is non-refundable and is not applied towards the tuition & fees billing for the semester.
Upon your arrival to Seoul, you instantly will be able to take advantage of Korea University’s many student services, with a welcome at the Incheon International Airport and a shuttle to your on-campus residence. After acceptance, you’ll be able to request your free meet-and-greet service and airport shuttle from the KU website.
Korea University’s buddy program offers a personal resource to exchange students to help them adjust to life in Korea. Buddies provide language and cultural exchange, advice in course selection, and may even join in semester events and activities.
Students can get involved on campus by choosing from 150 clubs. The focus of these clubs ranges from art to science to sports. There are coffee shops, convenience stores, and restaurants available on campus for student use. Off campus, the city of Seoul and surrounding areas are filled with things to do. Make sure to see the city from the N. Seoul Tower, shop in Myeong-dong for clothes and latest fashions or the Gwangjang Market for food and fabrics, and tour the Palace of Changdeokgung which was built in 1405. You can also go on historical tours, take cooking classes, or visit the theater.
Read more about visiting Seoul.