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Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (HUFS)

About the university

Available places: 4 semester places for the Academic Year 2024/2025

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, religion, culture and sports.

An international film festival displaying indie-films is organised on campus, and the World Folklore 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 city 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 Yongsan Electronic Market is the largest of its kind in Asia.

Information from Hankuk University of Foreign Studies

Closed courses:
Communicative language
Language and diplomacy
Language and trade

Classes taught in Korean require TOPIK Level 3 or higher.

Restrictions: Business College Courses are extremely competitive and Business College is limiting registration for exchange and visiting students. It is very unlikely that exchange students will be able to register for any classes from the Business College.

Some MAJORS are restricted, regardless of an instructor's willingness to let you join - this is a departmental decision and cannot be superseded.

Full time studies (corresponding to 30 hp): Undergraduate level: 15 credits
Graduate level: 12 credits

Course types: Usually 3 credits/course

Course levels: Undergraduate and graduate level

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

All international students will automatically be enrolled in the National Health Insurance Service (NHIS). Cost is approx: 50 South Korean Won per month. This enrolment is mandatory and only in few cases an application of exemption of the NHIS is approved.


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 Foreign Studies has a double occupancy dormitory (both on and off campus dormitory).


International Student Guidebook

HUFS Webpage

Course information

Pre-Arrival Guide

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. 

Latest update: 2023-10-11