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LOCATION

Seoul, KOREA

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ACADEMICS

Open to undergraduate and graduate students in all majors.

Academic areas: UHM students have two options for study at Sookmyung:

  • Korean Language Program
    • Regular Classes run Mon-Fri 9am-1pm. UHM exchange students receive a 20% discount off tuition and fee; total cost of the course is around 1,060,000 KW (about $930 USD).
    • Evening Classes run Mon, Weds, Fri 7-9pm. UHM exchange students receive a 20% discount off tuition and fee; total cost of the course is around 366,000 KW (about $324 USD).

COURSES IN ENGLISH

Yes - Sookmyung offers approximately 150 courses in English through undergraduate and graduate programs. Students can choose a variety of courses such as Korean language, International Studies, Korean Studies, Business and Economics, etc. There are also many opportunities to experience traditional Korean culture on and off campus through lectures and field trips.

EXCHANGE STUDENT LINKS

DURATION

Korean Language Program:

Fall Semester Early October - mid December
Spring Semester Early January - late March
Year
Students may study at SWU for two consecutive semesters, starting in the fall or spring.
Summer See MIX Summer Programs for dates.

Student Exchange Program:

Fall Semester Late August - mid December
Spring Semester Late February - mid June
Year
Students may study at SWU for two consecutive semesters, starting in the fall or spring.

HOUSING

Dormitories
Several types of dormitories are available: International House I (double and quad occupancy, shared bathrooms), International House III (single occupancy with private bathroom), In Jae Dormitory (single and triple rooms with private bathroom). There are several cafeterias located on campus.

Sookmyung Housing for International Students

ESTIMATED COSTS

TUITION - MIX students register as full-time students at UH Manoa and pay regular UHM tuition & fees.  Your tuition category (Resident, Non-Resident, WUE, etc., stays the same). You do not pay overseas tuition. 

LIVING EXPENSES - You are responsible for all living expenses, including health insurance, books/supplies, room & meals, personal expenses, airfare, local transportation, and any costs associated with obtaining a visa (if applicable). Below are estimates for planning purposes only; amounts are listed per semester, and will vary based on your individual needs.    

  • Health Insurance: $200-400
  • Books & Supplies: $150-250
  • Room & Meals: $2,000-3,000
  • Personal Expenses: $1,400-2,400
  • Airfare & Local Transportation: $1,200-2,000
  • Visa Expenses: $45-65

FINANCIAL AID - Since you are still a registered UHM student while on MIX, you continue to be eligible to receive financial aid and scholarships.  If you submit a ‘MIX Student Budget for Financial Aid Purposes’ form, UHM financial aid will take into consideration your overseas living and travel expenses when awarding your grants/loans. More info on Financial Aid & Scholarships for MIX   

VISA / OTHER

Visa Information: Exchange students use the Certificate of Admission received from their Korean host university to obtain a student visa. Student visas (D-2 visas) are issued at Korean Consulates. Student visas can are typically processed within five working days. Required documents for the D-2 visa are:

  • A valid passport
  • A completed visa application (see website below)
  • Passport size photo
  • $45 fee (other fees apply to non-US citizens)
  • Admissions letter or certificate of registration issued by the president of the college or university.
  • Certificate of bank balance.
  • A copy of Diploma or the most recent school transcript.

Note: These requirements are subject to change. Always refer to the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea website for up to date information:

Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Honolulu

Upon arrival in Korea, students who will be staying for more than 90 days must obtain a Certificate of Alien Registration from the Seoul Immigration Office.

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