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Visiting Students Program


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


  • Currently enrolled on undergraduate program at 4-year university
  • Language proficiency in either English or Korean.

    N.B. Visiting Student Program does not confer any degree award.

Application Procedure

Application Procedure
Starting Semester Nomination Deadline Application Deadline Notification of Acceptance by Email Acceptance Packet Sent By
2020 Fall Semester May 1, 2020 May 8, 2020 mid-July Late July
2021 Spring Semester October 26, 2021 November 16, 2021 mid-January Late January

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 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 : End of August, 2018
  • 2019 Spring Semester : End of February

Orientation for both semesters is given on arrival

Expected Arrival Date(expected dormitory check-in date)

  • 2018 Fall Semester : End of August, 2018
  • 2019 Spring Semester : End of February

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 visiting 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 semester at KNU.
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.

KNU Student Buddy Program

All visiting 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.

Tuition Fees (Per semester as of 2018)

Daegu Campus (1US$:1,100won)

Tuition Fees
College Korean won US Dollars
Humanities Other departments ₩1,781,000 $1,619
Archaeology & Anthropology ₩1,828,500 $1,662
Social Sciences ₩1,819,000 $1,653
Natural Sciences / Human Ecology ₩2,179,000 $1,980
Economics & Business Administration / Public Administration ₩1,754,000 $1,594
Engineering / IT ₩2,331,000 $2,119
Agriculture & Life Sciences Other departments ₩2,179,000 $1,980
Agricultural Economics ₩1,781,000 $1,619
Music & Arts Other departments ₩2,410,000 $2,190
Nursing ₩2,240,000 $2,036

Sangju Campus

Tuition Fees
College Korean won US Dollars
Ecology & Environmental Science Other departments ₩2,179,000 $1,980
Ecological Environment Ecotourism(Ecotourism) ₩1,781,000 $1,619
Science & Technology Other departments ₩2,331,000 $2,119
Food and Food-service Industry ₩2,179,000 $1,980

Dormitory Fees (As of 2018)

Room & Board Fees Note
Spring Semester Fall Semester Summer Vacation Winter Vacation
Room 2 persons in a room ₩464,000 ₩460,000 ₩225,000 ₩352,000
Board ₩730,400 ₩704,000 ₩446,600 ₩426,800 3 meals a day
  • The Office of International Affairs will support the dormitory room fees for the first semester only and for freshmen students only.
  • Homepage of Dormitory :

For More Information

If you need further information or any help, please contact Exchange Program Manager at or +82-53-950-2425