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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2019 03/15/2019
Rolling Admission 08/18/2019 12/21/2019
Academic Year 2019-2020 03/15/2019
Rolling Admission 08/18/2019 06/20/2020

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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Open to: UB students only 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
Program Description:

Korea University

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The capital city of Seoul is located in the northwest corner of South Korea.  It is a bustling metropolis of 13 million people and a center of culture, finance, politics, and entertainment. The combination of centuries of history and a cutting-edge IT industry provides Seoul with an interesting contrast of old and new influences.

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 (AACSB accredited)
• Communication
• Economics
• Engineering
• History
• Korean Studies
• Media Studies
• Philosophy
• Political Science
• Psychology
• Sociology
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 Global House, Anam Hall 2 and CJ International House. Anam Global House offers triple, double and single occupancy rooms and semi-private bathrooms, and Anam Hall 2 offers triple rooms with 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). Learn more about housing options on the Korea University Residence Life website.

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.

In addition, once UB students are accepted to the program, they are encouraged to apply for the KU Global Scholarship offered through Korea University.

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 prior to opening an application. Please see Study Abroad Programs with any questions about eligibility.  

*There will be very limited exchange spots available for Spring 2020. We encourage students interested in studying abroad in Korea for Spring 2020 to research opportunities administered through Other-SUNY campuses via the SUNY Study Abroad website

Visit the Korea University website.

This program is currently not accepting applications.