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Korea University

About the university

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

The number of seats can be updated up to one week before the last application date. Please note that you should wait to apply to a university where the number of places has not yet been announced.

Established: 1905
Number of Students:
Korea University consists of the Seoul Campus, Sejong Campus (in Sejong Special Self-Governing City) and three auxiliary hospitals (Anam Hospital: Seongbuk-district in Seoul, Guro Hospital: Guro-district in Seoul, Ansan Hospital: Ansan-city in Gyeonggi Province).

Student life: There are over 150 clubs on the Anam and Sejong campuses including the 80 clubs on the Anam campus focused on society, social sciences, life and culture, exhibitions and creative art, language studies, performance art, religion, and sports, as well as the 20 clubs on the Aegineung (Science Campus) for culture and sports, society and religion, performance art, and scientific research.

Each fall, Jamsil Stadium comes alive with the competition and friendship between longstanding rivals Korea University and Yonsei University, which is called Annual Ko-Yon-Jeon (Korea-Yonsei Games).

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 Yongsans Electronic Market is the largest of its kind in Asia. 

Information from Korea University

There is a high demand in some course areas, especially in Business School, Media and Communication and International Studies. These areas are very competitive. There is no guarantee to be admitted and it is unlikely to be accepted to more than three courses in those areas.

Please note that Korea University cannot recommend or find a course for an individual student. It is student's responsibility to make a backup plan when they make their course plan.

Please note! Students need to have completed a minimum of 2 full semesters (graduates: 1 semester) before applying to Korea University. Transcripts including the second semester issued during or after the application period are not acceptable).

Restrictions/Colleges/Schools not available to students (Both undergraduate and graduate)
Art and Design
Teacher Education
School of Cyber Security (Department of Cyber Defence)
All courses at Sejong Campus

There is a high demand for courses from Business School, Media & Communications, International Studies and Psychology (courses that start with BUSS, JMCO, DISS, PSYC) and you may not get enrolled in those courses as our course registration system is a first come first served based system. Please be ready with your plan B.

Course List

Undergraduates may refer to the courses list under “Major Subject” and “General Subject”. Graduate level students may refer to the course lists under the “Graduate School” category (except for the restricted fields above).

Courses conducted in English will be indicated in brackets (e.g. Marketing Management (English)). Courses marked under X are open to exchange students. Course List for the upcoming semester will be released in mid-July and mid-January. Students may refer to the course list from the corresponding semester of the previous year as it will most likely remain similar, although this cannot be guaranteed. 

Starting the 2022 Spring semester, an application fee of USD 50 or KRW 50,000 will be charged to all exchange program applicants. 

All international students will automatically be enrolled in the National Health Insurance Service (NHIS). Cost is approx: 70 South Korean Won per month and is subject to change every year. This enrollment is mandatory and only in few cases an application of exemption of the NHIS is approved.

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

Course types: Usually 3 credits/course

Course levels: Undergraduate and Graduate
Undergraduate students are NOT allowed to take graduate courses. 
Graduate students are allowed to take undergraduate courses.

Academic year

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


On-Campus Housing

Exchange students are eligible to apply for on-campus housing during their stay at KU. Students will be required to apply for housing online after they have been accepted as an exchange student. Applications past the deadline will not be considered for placement. Please be aware that on-campus housing is not guaranteed.

Students who are assigned on-campus housing will be required to take a tuberculosis test (x-ray, blood test, or skin test) dating after July 1st for fall semester and January 1st for spring semester.

Off-Campus Housing

For those who are not assigned a room at the on-campus dormitory, please refer to the off-campus accommodation information at http://gsc.korea.ac.kr  > Student Services > Accommodation 


Exchange students

Course list

For information about courses: see "Step 3. Course Registration" here:
Course registration

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: 2023-10-13