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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.

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 Sciences
Poland SGH Warsaw School of Economics Economics
Slovenia University of Ljubljana Business Administration, IT Engineering
UK Northumbria University Business Administration
Ireland Dublin Institute of Technology Computer Science
Finland 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 with their home university coordinator before applying for 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

Starting Semester Nomination Deadline Application Deadline Noticiation of Acceptance by Email Acceptance Packet Sent
2021 Spring Semester October 15, 2020 November 9, 2020 End of November Mid December
2021 Fall Semester April 15, 2021 May 1, 2021 End of May Mid June
2022 Spring Semester October 20, 2021 November 1, 2021 End of November Mid December

Required Documents

  1. Online Application Form – fill out on-line application here and print it out
  2. Letter of Nomination from Applicant’s Home University
  3. Official Transcripts from Applicant’s Home University (100-point Grading Scale)
  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 (Including Exams)

  • 2020 Fall Semester: September 1, 2020 – December 21, 2020
  • 2021 Spring Semester: March 2, 2021 – End of July, 2021

Expected Arrival Date (Expected Dormitory Check-In Date)

  • 2020 Fall Semester: End of August, 2020
  • 2021 Spring Semester: End of February, 2021

Orientation for both semesters is given on arrival


  • Available on the Website --
  • It will be sent to international students’ home university coordinators in July (Spring Semester) / February (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 Double Degree 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.


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 Double Degree 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 Double Degree 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.

For More Information

If you need further information or any help, please contact Exchange/Double Degree Program Manager, Ms. Haejin Shin at
As a national university, KNU 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.