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Exchange Student

Study/Internship/Culture/Networking

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!

Eligibility

  • 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 Nomination Deadline Application Deadline Notification of Acceptance
by E-mail
Acceptance packet sent by
2018 Fall Semester April 20, 2018 May 18, 2018 mid-July Late July
2019 Spring Semester October 26, 2018 November 16, 2018 mid-January Late January

Required Documents

  1. Online ApplicationForm – fill out on-line application here and print it out
  2. Letter of Nomination from applicant’s home university
  3. Official Transcript from applicant’s home university (100-point grading scales)
  4. A Copy of Valid Passport (face page)
  5. A color ID photo
  6. BA Diploma (if any)

※ Language Proficiency Test (TOEFL/TOEIC) submission is NOT required.

※ All required documents should be submitted through the online application site below.

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. The acceptance packet will be sent to your home university so that you can apply for Student VISA.

Academic Calendar(exams included)

  • 2018 Fall Semester : 3 September 2018 - December 21, 2018
  • 2019 Spring Semester : 4 March 2019 - 21 June 2019

Orientation for both semesters is given on arrival

Expected Arrival Date(expected dormitory check-in date)

  • 2018 Fall Semester : 2 September 2018, 12PM~
  • 2019 Spring Semester : End of February

Orientation for both semesters is given on arrival

Transcripts

  • Available on the Website -- http://certp.knu.ac.kr/
  • It will be sent to international students’ home university coordinators in July (Spring Semester) / February (Fall Semester)

Courses

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 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

Internship

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.

Housing

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 Exchange Program Manager at sabroad@knu.ac.kr or +82-53-950-2425