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International Programs

Overseas Exchange Program


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.

  • Language proficiency in either English or Korean.

Application Procedure

Starting Semester Nomination Deadline Application Deadline Noticiation of Acceptance by Email Acceptance Packet Sent
2020 Spring Semester October 18, 2019 November 1, 2019 End November Mid December
2020 Fall Semester May 1, 2020 May 8, 2020 End of May Mid June
2020 Spring Semester October 15, 2020 November 1, 2020 End of November Mid December

Required Documents

  • Application Form – fill out on-line application here and print it out
  • Letter of Nomination – from home university
  • Official Transcript – from home university
  • 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.
Exchange students can take up to 21 academic credits per semester, and most courses are worth three credits.

※ Course list for fall 2020 will be uploaded when available.


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 Mr. Hyunwoo Lee at or +82-53-950-2414.
To speak to the Acting Academic Advisor for Incoming International Exchange Students, please contact Mr. Dustin Waters at or +82-53-950-2416.