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Fact Sheet:
Open to Visiting Students: No Admissions GPA Requirement:: 3.0
Program Description:
Korea Universitykorea university
Korea University is a private research university in Seoul, South Korea. It is one of the oldest universities in South Korea, founded in 1905, as well as one of the largest with over 30,000 students (20,000 undergraduate, 10,000 graduate). KU employs over 1,500 faculty, of which more than 95% hold a Ph.D or equivalent degree within their field. The university ranks highly in communications, media studies, political science, and economics. The main campus is located in Anam-dong neighborhood. Anam-dong is a hot spot for young culture and university students in Seoul, and is lined with shops, clubs, cafes, bars, karaoke, arcades, and restaurants of all types. KU's Office of International Affairs coordinates study abroad experiences. Seoul, the capital and largest metropolis of South Korea, is the world's second-largest metropolitan area with over 26 million people, and is home to over half of all South Koreans. Its public transportation, sustainability, WiFi, and technology are all top ranked worldwide.

Program Details
  • Minimum GPA: 3.0
  • SU required course load: 12-19 credits for undergraduate students
  • No language pre-requisite
  • Must have a minimum of 2 semesters at home institution before starting your application.
  • Applications that are completed and meet our requirements are accepted on a first come first serve basis and also admitted based on the exchange numbers for each semester. 
Program Calendar
Fall: late August to mid-December
Spring: mid-February to mid-June (undergraduates only)


Undergraduate students can choose from courses in liberal arts, political science, economics, engineering, education, Korean language and business. Large selections of courses are taught in English at each college. Graduate students would take courses through the Graduate School of International Studies. Graduate options are for international relations majors and are only offered for the fall semester. You may take any course offered though KU, but it must be pre-approved by Syracuse. Courses are generally 3 credits each and students generally enroll in 4 or 5 courses. Grades from Korea University will be posted to your academic record and factored into your overall GPA at Syracuse University. 

For a list of courses pre-approved for SU credit, please click on the "Courses Offered" link at the top of this page. There is no guarantee courses on the list will be offered during your semester abroad, so please refer to the World Partner website for the most up-to-date course offerings. If you want to take a course that is not already approved, SU Abroad will assist in obtaining approval from the appropriate SU academic department.

Students live on-campus in one of Korea University dormitories.  The new International House features an Internet cafe, laundry facilities, and a cafeteria.  Rooms range from singles to five-person suites.

All U.S. Citizens and most non-U.S. citizens are required to have a student visa for their semester in South Korea. Korea University will provide assistance with the visa application process.

Program Cost
You will pay Syracuse University tuition and can apply all Syracuse University financial aid except work study. Besides tuition, you will also be charged program fee which covers pre-departure meetings, International Travel insurance and services not covered by tuition and for which a separate fee is not charged.
For the program fee and further explanation of estimated costs, please see the financial planning budget here:
Korea U Budget 2018-2019.pdf

Deb Goddard, Counselor,

Apply Now
Applying to this program requires completion of both the Syracuse Abroad and the Korea University application.

Syracuse University
Korea University (to be completed upon approval and nomination from SU Abroad)
  • Complete Korea University's application. (note: you are considered an exchange student) Check the KU website for the application deadline. (Approximate dates - Fall - May 15, Spring - November 15)
  • Follow instructions from Korea University for supplemental documents
Korea University - Office of International Affairs

Dates / Deadlines:

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This program is currently not accepting applications.