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Korea: Korea University
Seoul, South Korea (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
|Dates / Deadlines:|
|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Academic Year||2017-2018||03/15/2017 **||Rolling Admission||08/19/2017||06/21/2018|
|Fall||2017||03/15/2017 **||Rolling Admission||08/19/2017||12/21/2017|
|Calendar Year||2018||10/01/2017 **||Rolling Admission||02/18/2018||12/16/2018|
|Spring||2018||10/01/2017 **||Rolling Admission||02/18/2018||06/21/2018|
** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Indicates that deadline has passed
|Open to:||UB and other SUNY students||Language of Instruction:||English|
|Minimum GPA:||2.5||Eligibility:||Sophomores (who have completed two semesters at UB), Juniors, Seniors, and Graduate Students|
|Area of Study:||Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, Biological Sciences, Biomedical Engineering, Biomedical Sciences, Biotechnology, Business Administration, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Chinese, Civil Engineering, Communication, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Economics, Education, Electrical Engineering, English, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Geosciences, Environmental Studies, French, German, History, International Studies, Japanese, Korean, Linguistics, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Nursing, Nutrition, Pharmacy, Philosophy, Physical Therapy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Russian, Sociology, Spanish||Term:||Academic Year, Fall, Spring|
|Language Courses Offered:||Korean||Housing Options:||On Campus|
|Program Advisor:||Krista Paszkowsky||Credits:||12-18 per semester|
Founded in 1905, Korea University is considered to be one of the best private institutions of higher education in Asia with a strong emphasis on excellence in teaching and research and serving Korean society. The university is centrally located in the hilly Anam-dong section of Seoul with an attractive parkland campus. KU is a multicultural institution with more than 5,000 international students contributing to an overall student population of about 28,500. Subways and microbuses provide easy transportation from the campus to all parts of the city.
Korea University is a comprehensive university with approximately 40% of the courses taught in English. Particular strengths for exchange students include the humanities and Asian Studies departments for undergraduates and the Graduate School of International Studies for graduate students. Available subjects include:
• Art & Design
• Art History
• Asian Studies
• Basic Sciences
• Business Administration
• Korean Studies
• Media Studies
• Political Science
Students proficient in the Korean language may take any KU courses taught in Korean.
Participants may also enroll in Korean language classes. Intensive Korean language courses are taught at 6 different levels ranging from beginning to advanced. Students are placed on the basis of a proficiency exam given upon arrival.
The list of courses offered in English is updated in mid December for the spring semester and mid July for the fall semester. Select "English" at the top left of the screen and then choose "Major Subject" to view courses in your area of study. Courses taught in English will have (English) notated following the title of the course. Other academic information may be found on the Korea University website.
For students wishing to take Korean Language courses, please visit the list of courses and: select English, General Subject, General Studies, and Electives. Scroll to the bottom, where Korean Language courses begin with IFSL.
Korea University offers accommodations for international students in Anam Hall 2 and CJ International House. Anam Hall 2 is a traditional-style residence hall with triple-occupancy rooms and shared bathrooms on each floor. CJ International House is a suite-style facility with doubles and singles and semi-private bathrooms (bathroom facilities in the suite and shared by the suitemates).
Estimated costs for this program can be found at the top of this page next to Budget Sheets by clicking on the term.
UB students are encouraged to apply for study abroad scholarships. To learn more about the scholarships available to UB students, please visit our scholarships page.
Fall Semester: Late August-Late December
Spring Semester: Late February-Late June
Fall Semester and Academic Year: March 15
Spring Semester: October 1
Students must have completed at least two semesters at their home institution at the time of application. Please see Study Abroad Programs with any questions about eligibility.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Visit the Korea University website.