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Hankuk University of Foregin Studies (HUFS)

Available places: 1 for spring semester 2022

Established: 1954
Number of students: 20,000
Campus: The university has two campuses, one in Seoul and one in Yongin (about 1 ½  hour drive from Seoul).
Student life: Campus has modern facilities, a fitness centre and a so called "resting space" - a square between buildings with maximum daylight, designed to be a place of recovery for students. There are about 80 student clubs on Seoul campus in areas such as art, relgiion, culture and sports.

An international film festival displaying indie-films is organised on campus, and the World Folkelore Festival - showcasing music and dance from different countries.

HUFS is considered to be one of the best private higher education institutions in South Korea, especially in foreign languages and social sciences.

About Seoul

Seoul is the capital of South Korea and has over 10 million citizens, 25 million in the metropolitan area. Seoul is situated by the Han River and is surrounded by mountains. It is the world's fifth most expensive cities to live in and the second most expensive in Asia. Seoul is an important financial centre in Asia and some of the world's largest companies have their headquarters here. The city has distinguished itself as a shopping-city, the Dongdaemun market is the largest market in Korea and Yongsans Electronic Market is the largest of its kind in Asia.

Information from Hankuk University of Foreign Studies

Closed programmes: Programmes/courses on graduate level.

Closed courses:
Communicative language
Language and diplomacy
Language and trade

Classes taught in Korean require TOPIK Level 3 or higher.

Important note!
Registration for Business College Courses are difficult to impossible to register to for Exchange students.

Full time studies (corresponding to 30 hp): Undergraduate level: 18 credits

Course types: Usually 3 credits/course

Course levels: Study year 1–3: Undergraduate level

Academic year:
Autumn term: September–December
Spring term: February–June


As a part of the application, there is a dormitory application. Students who wish to stay at the dorm should make sure that they apply for the dormitory. Hankuk University of Foreing Studies has a double occupancy dormitory (both on and off campus dormitory).


Office of International Admissions and Management

Course information

Student grants and loans for studies outside of Sweden

You may be entitled to student grants and loans from CSN when studying abroad.

As the cost of living and accommodation may be higher abroad, you can apply for an extra loan known as an additional loan for studies abroad.

You can also apply for an additional loan to cover additional costs, i.e. travel and insurance costs.