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South Korea: Korea University

Korea University, founded in 1905, is widely acknowledged as one of the country’s oldest, largest and top-ranked universities in Korea. Its reputation for quality is based on excellence in teaching, research and service to Korean society. Eminent faculty, outstanding students and internationally recognized research programs all contribute to Korea University’s academic fame. As a major comprehensive university, KU offers a rich variety of courses in liberal arts and sciences as well as in all professional fields, including law, medicine and business administration.


> Seoul, South Korea

Who can apply?

> Undergraduate students, who have completed 1 full year at Western

How long can I go for?

> 1 term (Fall/Winter)

> Full year

> Summer

When does class start?

> Full academic year: March – December

> Spring semester: March – June

> Fall Semester: September - December

> Summer program: End of June-beginning of August

Language of Instruction

> English (40%) and Korean (60%)

How many credits do I need to earn?

> 15 credits per semester

What courses do they offer?

Can I live on campus?

> Yes.

Note: KU offers free Korean language classes (4 weeks) are offered to students who completed a regular semester at KU during the winter/summer break. Exchange students are eligible to apply for the Global KU Scholarship.

Students may choose to apply for either an Admission or Travel Scholarship.

> Admission/Travel Scholarship: up toKRW3,000,000 for the first semester (4 months)

> *Merit Scholarship: awarded on the basis of academic merit from the first semester, KRW300,000 per month for the second semester (4 months), applicable to undergraduate SEP & VSP students participating in one-year program only.


For detailed information on how to apply, please check the website on> International Students > SEP/VSP > Global KU Scholarship

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For more information, contact International Learning:
Phone: 519-661-2111 x 89309
Location: Western Student Services Building, Room 2120