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Exchange Student


Experience a new learning environment, include a part-time internship in the Korean workplace, and build your international network as an exchange student at KNU!


  • Currently enrolled on undergraduate program at KNU partner institution

    ※ If your university is not KNU partner institution, please check Visiting Students.Click

  • Language proficiency in either English or Korean.

Application Procedure

Starting Semester Application Deadline Notification of Acceptance
by E-mail
Acceptance packet sent by
2018 Spring Semester November 17, 2017 mid-January Late January
2018 Fall Semester May 18, 2018 mid-July Late July

Required Documents

  1. Application Form – fill out on-line application here and print it out
  2. Letter of Nomination – from home university
  3. Official Transcript – from home university
  4. Copy of Passport (face page)

Acceptance Packet

Acceptance packet includes Certificate of Acceptance (if needed for visa purposes), Letter of Acceptance, Orientation Letter, Arrival Information Sheet, and other necessary information.

Academic Calendar

Semester Duration-15 weeks Issuance of Transcript
Spring Semester March 2~mid June Mid July
Fall Semester August 29~mid December Mid January

※ An official transcript will be sent to your home university for credit transfer.


A variety of courses are offered in English by individual colleges and departments, along with courses specially designed to offer a new perspective and understanding of Korea.

The list of courses taught in English will be available in the middle of January for the following spring semester or July for the following fall semester. In addition, this list will be sent to all accepted exchange students by e-mail with instructions on course registration.

The normal course load for students at KNU is 5-6 courses. Most KNU classes are three-credit courses and in order to get three credits in KNU, students have to complete 45 hours of studies (3 hours X 15 weeks). (1 course = 3 US credits, 45 class hours per semester, including exam period)

  • Undergraduate : Maximum number of credit that undergraduate students can take per semester is 21 credit (seven courses) including three internship credit.
  • Graduate : Maximum number of credit that graduate students can take per semester is 9 credit (three courses) including three internship credit.

※ Course list for Fall 2018 will be updated by late July, 2018


Based on a diverse network of Korean companies, including multi-national conglomerates, SMEs, local government, and NGOs, KNU offers international students the chance to integrate a part-time internship into their exchange semester.
English is used as the language of communication, and activities range according to the background and skills of the individual student and the needs of the host company.
The internships are arranged at the beginning of the semester, and last for 12 weeks based on 12 hours per week for 3 credits. Most internships are unpaid.
Full-time internship options are also available during the summer and winter vacations.


All exchange students are automatically assigned to a room (shared) at on-campus dormitories. The dormitory fee for one semester is around USD1,000, which includes three meals per day at the dormitory cafeteria.

KNU Student Buddy Program

All exchange students are assigned a Korean student buddy who will help you adjust to a life at KNU. Your buddy will contact you via e-mail prior to your departure for Korea.

More Information

If you need further information or any help, please contact Ms. Erica Lee at or +82-53-950-2425