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Double Degree Program

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Obtain two degrees at the same time by fulfilling half of the curriculum required for graduation at KNU and your university.

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3+1 Double Degree

Partner Universities

Country University Department
Hungary Budapest University of Technology and Economics IT Engineering
Poland Warsaw University of Technology IT Engineering
Poland Warsaw School of Economics Economics
Poland Warsaw University Business Administration, Political Science
Slovenia University of Ljubljana Business Administration, IT Engineering
United Kingdom Northumbria University Business Administration
Ireland Dublin Institute of Technology Computer Science
Finland Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences IT Engineering
France ICN Business School Business Administration
Vietnam Vietnam National University of Agriculture Plant Biosciences
Vietnam University of Information and Communication Technology, Thai Nguyen University Computer Science and Engineering
(Global Software Convergence major, Twinning Program)
Lithuania Vilnius Gediminas Technical University Economics

※ Applicants are highly recommended to consult the program with their home university coordinator before applying the program.

2+2 Double Degree

Partner Universities

Country University Department
China Jilin University All
China Barbin University of Technology All
China Zhengzhou University All
United States University of Missouri-Columbia IT Engineering
United States South Dakota State University IT Engineering
United States University of Texas, Dallas IT Engineering
United States Marshall University Business
United States Rutgers University at Camden Business
India Christ University Computer Science
Vietnam Thai Nguyen University of Technology IT Engineering

※ Applicants are highly recommended to consult the program with their home university coordinator before applying the program.


  • Currently enrolled on undergraduate program at KNU partner institution mentioned above.
  • A minimum GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Language proficiency either in Korean or in English
  • Student who completed at least two years of study at their home institution. (Applicants are highly recommended to check the details regarding the eligibility on the Agreement)

Application Procedure

  • Nomination and Application Schedule
Starting Semester Nomination Deadline Application Deadline Acceptance (Email)
Spring Semester October 15 November 15 Late December
Fall Semester April 15 May 15 Late June

Required Documents

  1. Online application: fill out through here
  2. Letter of nomination from applicant’s home university
  3. Official transcript from applicant’s home university (out of 100-point grading scale)
  4. A copy of valid passport (face page)
  5. A color ID photo
  6. BA Diploma (for MA student only)

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

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

Acceptance Packet

The acceptance packet will include the certificate of admission (if needed for visa purposes), the letter of acceptance, the welcome letter (including the arrival information sheet, the course registration and academic schedule). The acceptance packet will be delivered to a student’s email individually so that the student can apply for the student visa.

Academic Calendar: see from here

  • Spring semester starts on March 2
  • Fall Semester starts on September 1

※ Orientation for both semesters will be given upon arrival


  • Available on the KNU website here
  • It will be sent to international students’ home university coordinators in July (for the spring Semester), and February (for the fall Semester)


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 (which is usually 18 Korean credits). 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 × 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 18 credit (six 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.


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 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.

Internship Instruction for Spring 2021


All exchange students are automatically assigned to a shared room (double room) in one of several on-campus dormitories. The dormitory fee for one semester varies depending on the requested meal plan and can range from around USD$500 for no meal plan to USD$1000 for three meals per day at the dormitory cafeteria.

※ The dorm cafeteria cannot be offered due to the COVID-19 pandemic situation. In the case the dorm fee will be charged except the meal plan.

KNU Student Buddy Program

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

Korean National Health Insurance Service (NHIS)

Any international students who is staying in Korea holding a D-2 visa is subject to a mandatory subscription to National Health Insurance from March, 2021. According to the National Health Insurance Service (NHIS), the generic cost for international students is around KRW 43,490 ($40); the exact cost will be available on your monthly bills. Once you enroll, you can receive various benefits including dental and oriental medical treatment, health checkups, and pregnancy and childbirth-related medical expenses as the Korean citizens receive.

No action is required from students, as you are automatically subscribed to health insurance by the NHIS once you receive your ARC. Your NHI card and subscription guide are sent to your residential address in Korea based on the information of ARC.

  • French and Japanese citizenship holder can apply not to subscribe the NHIS by visiting the Office of NHIS in Buk-gu, Daegu, Republic of Korea, after one’s arrival at KNU.
  • NHIS Website: here
  • Call: 033-811-2000 (English, Chinese, Vietnamese, and Uzbek)

More Information

If you need further information or any help, please contact the exchange program coordinator, Ms. Haejin Shin at (for European partnerships), and Ms. YUJIN LEE at (for non-European partnerships).
As a national university, Kyungpook National University adheres to the policies of the Republic of Korea regarding abuse, harassment, discrimination, sexual exploitation and blackmail. Reporting and investigation procedures are that of the Republic of Korea.