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Korea University

Korea University

LOCATION

Seoul, KOREA

  • Exchange students take classes at the Anam campus (main campus).

ACADEMICS

Open to undergraduate and graduate students in all majors. The program is open to students who speak English only, or who speak both English and Korean.

  • Academic areas at KU: Business, Liberal Arts, Life Sciences, Political Science, Economics, Science & Technology, Engineering, Education, Information & Communications, Health Science, Art & Design, International Studies, Journalism, Humanities, Sports & Leisure Studies, Public Administration.
  • NOTE: There is limited capacity for exchange students in classes in history, business, film making, and art & design. Exchange students may not take classes in medicine, nursing, philosophy, law, education, and MBA.
  • Note to Business Students: This university is AACSB accredited.

COURSES IN ENGLISH

Yes - KU offers many courses in English in various disciplines at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and the number is increasing every year. 
EXCHANGE STUDENT LINKS

DURATION

Fall Semester Early September - mid December
Spring Semester Early March - mid June
Year Students may study at Korea University for two consecutive semesters, starting in the fall or spring.
Summer See MIX Summer Programs for dates.

HOUSING

Dormitories
KU has two excellent quality international dormitories: Anam Hall 2 and CJ International House. Several dining facilities, cafeterias, snack bars, and convenience stores are located on campus.

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 - In addition to paying UHM tuition, you are responsible for all living and travel expenses during your international exchange. Below are estimates of these expenses, for planning purposes only. Amounts listed below are for one semester, and will vary based on your individual needs and choices, as well as foreign exchange rate fluctuations.       

  • Books & Supplies: $200
  • Housing & Meals: $3,500
  • Personal Expenses: $2,000
  • Local Transportation: $350
  • Round-trip airfare (from Hawaii): $1,200
  • Health Insurance: $400
  • Visa Expenses: $80
  • Other: $1,000 Flagship Fee (For Korean Flagship students only)

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 INFO

What is a visa? A visa is an official stamp or document affixed within your passport that has been issued by a foreign government granting permission for entry into the country for a specific purpose.

MIX Students: It is your responsibility to obtain a student visa, if required. The information below is provided for reference purposes only; always consult your destination country's consulate website for the latest and most accurate information on visa requirements. Visa requirements may be different for U.S. citizens and non-U.S. citizens.

Korea: 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 (subject to change):

  • A valid passport
  • A completed visa application (see website below)
  • Passport size photo
  • fee
  • 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
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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