The University | Courses and Internships | Housing | Buddy Program | Visa Info | Flight and Arrival Info | Costs | Insurance | Financial Aid | Applications
Established in 1946, Kyungpook National University (KNU) is one of the top 3 national universities in Korea and has a total student population of around 26,000. Boasting faculties in Economics and Business Administration, Humanities, Social Sciences, Education and Natural Sciences to name a few, KNU is a comprehensive university which offers a unique international learning environment that combines the pursuit of excellence with intercultural understanding and a dedication to public service. KNU is located in Daegu city in the southeastern region of Korea. Daegu is the third largest city with a population of approximately 2.5 million and conveniently located in relation to the exciting cities of Seoul and Busan. An educational and cultural city with strong historical links, Daegu is also known as the "Green and Fashion City" and a key center for regional development. Click Here for KNU Fact Sheet.
Courses and Internships
In addition to taking specially designed courses that offer a new perspective and understanding of Korea, students may also enroll in courses in the following academic programs and choose to complete an internship.
|Economics and Business Administration
|Agriculture and Life Sciences
||Music and Visual Arts
|Ecology and Environmental Science
||Science and Engineering
||Health and Welfare
To view a list of sample course offerings, please refer to the KNU exchange student website or you can view sample list by downloading the following spreadsheets. Sample Fall course list or Sample Spring course list.The official 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, all accepted exchange students will be sent the official course offerings via e-mail along with instructions on how to register. The courses are all taught in English and each course carries three credits.
Based on a diverse network of Korean companies, including multi-national conglomerates, local government, and NGO's, KNU offers international students the option of participating in a part-time global internship program while studying abroad 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. For detailed information on the internship program, please reach out to the Internship Coordinator at KNU: Ms. Hyunju Choi.
Students will be housed in on - campus dormitories, which house a mixture of Korean and international students providing and promoting a diverse international atmosphere. Rooms are double occupancy with twin beds. Students will need to provide their own bedding. The dormitory has a cafeteria that provides three meals a day as no cooking is permitted in any of the dormitories. For more details on KNU housing, please see their housing page.
KNU Buddy Program
All exchange students are assigned a Korean student buddy to help them adjust to student life at KNU.
All participants in this program are required to apply for and obtain a student visa at the Korean Consulate in New York City. This can be done in person or via mail. More details and instructions on obtaining the Korean student visa are provided upon acceptance. Note: Non-US passport holders may require different procedures. Please contact the program specialist for more details.
Flight and Arrival Information
Students in this program will be responsible for making their own flight arrangments to Daegu, South Korea (Daegu International Airport- TAE). Upon acceptance to the program, students will be provided with the arrival date and locations where they will be greeted by their KNU buddy.
Costs (budget sheet)
Select your term of interest for the latest budget information.
All students participating in this program are covered by the SUNY full health and accident insurance (https://www.geobluestudents.com) as well as medical evacuation and repatriation insurance.
Students currently receiving financial aid can use their aid for overseas study, and may, in some cases, have their awards increased. Students not currently receiving financial aid may be eligible. Those interested in financial aid for this program should contact the financial aid office on their home campus.
Due to overseas university requirements, community college students are not allowed to participate. Please consider applying for the program once you are at a four year college or university.
Late applications are accepted on a space-available basis. Please contact the Program Coordinator at Lizette Alvarado for further details.
A non-refundable deposit of $250, applicable to the program cost, must be paid within 14 days of acceptance to the program in order to secure program participation. Any deviation from program requirements must be requested in writing and authorized by the Director of International Education and Programs before the final payment date.