Global Education

Korea University

An HPU Exchange Program
Seoul, South Korea

Poster_KoreaUniversityAt 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.

Top 3 Reasons to Study Here:

  1. Unbeatable location in a safe and bustling metropolis with many activities and attractions for students.
  2. Wide range of courses taught in English in business, liberal arts, political science, and international relations.
  3. Highly-ranked private university.


Quick Facts

Location: Seoul, South Korea (population: 9.82 million)

University: Korea University (students: 38,000 students, including 25,000 students on the Seoul campus)

Terms available:

  • Fall (Late August – Mid-December)
  • Spring (Late February – Mid-June)

Minimum application requirements: 2.75 GPA and sophomore status

Application deadlines:

  • Fall Term Abroad: March 15
  • Spring Term Abroad: May 15, the year prior

Visa information: See the Visa Information: South Korea page for detailed information.


Academic Program

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.


Credit Transfer

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.

For More Information…

For more information, visit the University of Korea’s website or email a study abroad representative. To schedule an appointment with a study abroad adviser, contact the Office of Study Abroad at (336) 841-9280

Office of Global Education

Location: Cottrell Hall, Suite 142
Phone: +1 (336) 841-9280
Mailing Address:
High Point University
Office of Global Education
One University Parkway, Drawer 24
High Point, NC 27268  USA

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