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  • Locations: Seoul, South Korea
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Budget Sheets: Fall, Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2025 10/15/2024 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** 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.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Instruction Language: English, Korean Housing Options: Residence Hall
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Class: Sophomore, Junior, Senior
Program Type: Exchange SUNY Code: 1025
Program Coordinator: Amy Wallace -
Program Description:

The University   |   Program and Courses   |   Housing Info   |   HUFS Buddy Program   |   Visa Info   |   Flights   |   Insurance   |   Financial Aid   |   Applications 

 The University
Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (HUFS) is a private leading research and global university located in Seoul, Republic of Korea. The university was established in 1954.  Since its founding, HUFS has pioneered the way forward for Korea, leading the country's economic growth and globalization. HUFS  is recognized as the best university in Korea for educating foreign languages and area studies.  HUFS offers 45 major languages of Asia, Europe, the Middle East and other regions of the world, combined with studies in the humanities, social sciences, business, law,  natural and  computer sciences.

The university has two campuses, the Seoul Campus is the main campus located in the eastern region of Seoul (Imun-ro, Dongdaemun District) and the Global Campus located in Yongin. Seoul is a high tech, cosmopolitan city 
offering an eclectic mix of modern attractions along with ancient architecture and landscapes and Yongin is a suburban city. Students can choose to study at one of the two campuses depending on their major of study.

The Program and Courses
The Program
Students have many opportunities to interact with foreign students from various countries as well as local Korean students. Students will take four to five courses during a single semester.  The courses are taught in English at both campuses unless you choose to take courses in one of the 45 languages taught at the university. At the Seoul campus students can take courses in Business, Economics, Political Science, Mass Communications, International Studies, Education, English, Korean Studies, and  language courses. At the Global Campus, students can take courses in Philosophy, History, Mathematics, Computer Science, Environmental Science, Chemistry, Business and Economics courses was well as language courses. 

For program details, courses and descriptions, please visit HUFS website and navigate to the "Exchange Program" section.

Course Information
HUFS provides information about available courses and the course registration process in their Exchange Pre-Arrival Guide. Contact the program coordinator for assistance navigating the guide or to request more information about courses and the course registration process. 
Colleges in Seoul Campus (Seoul) Colleges in Global Campus (Yongin)
College of English College of Humanities
College of Occidental Languages College of Interpretation and Translation
College of Oriental Languages College of International and Area Studies
College of Chinese College of Central and East European Studies
College of Japanese College of Economics and Business
College of Social Science College of Natural Science
College of Law College of Engineering
College of Business and Economics College of Business Administration
College of Education College of International Studies

Housing Information
Housing will be in a residence hall on-campus or off-campus. Payment for housing is to be made upon check-in at the dorm. Rooms will be double occupancy, air-conditioned, fully-furnished (bed, desk, closet, locker, telephone and refrigerator), with private bathroom/shower room, and free internet access.  The residence hall also has the following facilities: laundry room, study rooms, fitness center, lounge, and a convenient store. The on-campus residence hall doesn't have a cafeteria but the campus has 3 cafeterias and you may also eat at nearby restaurants. Student residents in the off-campus residence hall will have access to a kitchen. 

Learn more about housing options at HUFS

HUFS Buddy Program
The HUFS Buddy Program provides an opportunity to build friendships between local and international students through informal interactions outside the classroom, both on-campus and off-campus.These include weekly Korean film evenings with typical Korean refreshments, a taekwondo session, and an introduction to student nightlife hot spots. The buddy team also assists the international students with adapting to the local Korean lifestyle by helping them obtain mobile phones, accompanying them on the subway if necessary, introducing them to good shopping districts, and giving them walking tours of interesting neighborhoods.  One member of the buddy team will be living in the on-campus dorm to provide assistance as needed to the international students on an on-call basis. 

Visa Information
All  participants in this program  are required to apply for and obtain a student visa the Korean Consulate in New York City. This can be done in person or via mail.  Students will not be able to apply for the student visa until they have received an official letter of acceptance from HUFS. More details and instructions on obtaining the Korean student visa are provided upon acceptance.  Note: Non-US passport holder may require different procedures.  Please contact the program specialist for more details. You may visit the following site to start reading about the student visa process: Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in New York

More visa information is also provided from HUFS on their website. 

Flight and Arrival Information
Students in this program will be responsible for making their own flight arrangements to Incheon International Airport (IIA) in Seoul.  Upon acceptance to the program, students will be provided with the arrival dates.

Select your term of interest for the latest budget information. Costs (budget sheet)
Select your term of interest for the latest budget information.

Fall                                                                                                                                   Spring

All students are covered by full health, evacuation and repatriation insurance.

Financial Aid
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

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.

Updated: 09/15/2021