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Korea University's (KU) variety of academic choice, combined with the quality of academics and level of student support offered by KU’s Office of International Affairs, make this exchange an excellent option, particularly for our students who wish to spend a semester or year advancing their Korean language skills. Culture courses and activities are offered through KU’s Korean Language and Culture Center. Additionally, KU offers over 100 student organizations that welcome international student participation. Seoul is a vibrant and exciting international city that is a great location for students to explore and put their language study into action!
Korea University was originally founded in 1905 as Bosung College; the college was renamed Korea University in 1946. Currently, there are over 35,500 students at KU, including approximately 25,700 undergraduates. KU has 17 colleges and divisions, 52 departments, and 17 graduate schools. Colleges and divisions include: Liberal Arts, Life Sciences and Biotechnology, Political Science and Economics, Science, Information and Communication, Art and Design, Media and Communication, International Studies, Information Security, Health Sciences, Engineering, Medicine, Education, Nursing, Business, Law, and Interdisciplinary Studies. The East Asiatic Research Center and the Korean Cultural Research Center are just two of KU’s numerous research centers housed between its Anam Campus (main), Sejong Campus (adjacent to Anam and connected by shuttle bus), and three auxiliary hospitals.
KU is located just east of downtown Seoul.
KU offers UNC students the opportunity to immerse with local students in regular undergraduate life, with a wide range of academic choices in both English and Korean. Korean language courses are available at six levels for 3-6 credits per semester, as well as a variety of advanced language electives. There are around 500 courses offered in English each year, including courses in East Asian History, Biology and Biotechnology, Economics including Food and Resource Economics, Chemistry, Linguistics, English Literature, English Language Education, Sociology, Communication, Environmental Science, Political Science, Public Policy, Engineering, Business, and more. In addition, students with advanced language skills can take content courses in Korean.
Courses in this program are Transfer Credit.
Transfer Credit Courses (not taught by UNC Faculty): ACTION REQUIRED
- You must submit the Credit Request Form to earn any credit for your time abroad.
- You must earn the equivalent of a C or higher to earn any credit.
- These courses will transfer back to UNC as “TREQ” credits.
KU has eight dormitories at the Anam campus, including the International House and Frontier House that cater specifically to international students and local students with international interest. Off-campus housing and homestays are also available. If interested in on-campus housing, students should apply as soon as possible after acceptance because space is limited!
Review the Budget Sheet posted above for detailed information on costs and fees. Costs vary per term and are subject to change.
Tuition and fees for the exchange program is equal to UNC’s rate, based on NC residency status, and will be charged to the participant’s UNC student account. Review the Budget Sheet for additional Cashier Billed Expenses and Out-of-Pocket Costs. The Study Abroad Office strongly encourages students to budget carefully for their time abroad.
Getting Started: Funding Study Abroad
Follow these steps to apply for this program:
- Complete the required UNC application by clicking “Apply Now” at the top of the page. If you have not done so already, create a profile to start your application.
- The Study Abroad Office will review applications and nominate qualified students to the host institution.
- Nominated students are required to complete an application for the host institution. Follow instructions provided by the Study Abroad Advisor and make note of all deadlines.
For information on requesting ARS accommodations (academic, health, and mobility concerns) for a study abroad program, contact the Advisor for Access