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Keimyung University
Daegu, South Korea (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
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Restrictions: UM applicants only
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Minimum GPA: 2.5 Housing Options: Dormitory, Independent
Areas of Study: Asian Studies, Economics, History, International Relations, International Studies, Korean, Literature, Management, Political Science, Sociology Class Status: 2-sophomore, 3-junior, 4-senior, 5-graduate student, 6-other
Program Type: bilateral exchange, study abroad Language of Instruction: English, Korean
Program: Exchange
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Spend a semester or year at Keimyung University in Daegu, South Korea!  Daegu is the fourth largest city in South Korea after Seoul, Busan, and Incheon, and the third largest metropolitan area in the nation with over 2.5 million residents. The city is the capital and principal city of the surrounding Gyeongsangbuk-do province, although it is not legally part of the province. The two areas combined are often referred to as Daegu-Gyeongbuk, with a total population of over 5 million.  Keimyung University is situated in a beautiful campus with a vibrant international community and buddy program.

A list of the courses offered at Keimyung University is available at the course information link. Students applying to this program should plan to meet with the appropriate academic advisors to help determine course selection and to seek the necessary course approval(s).

All students will be registered by the Study Abroad Office as full-time students during their semester abroad, which is 12 hours for undergraduate students and 9 hours for graduate students.  Undergraduate students must return with the equivalent of at least 12 hours of credit on their host university transcript (9 hours for graduate students).  Students can take additional hours and are not limited to the minimum full-time requirement while abroad.  All courses are graded on an ABCDF scale.  There is no Pass/Fail.

Students have the option of living in a choice of several on-campus dormitories.  The shared bedrooms are modern and located close to the international center.
Check out a student's dormitory tour below!

For the Keimyung University exchange, students are responsible for paying:
  • Current, full-time, UM tuition (including non-resident fees, if applicable)
  • UM Study Abroad fee (includes the cost for international health insurance)
  • Housing costs (details and payment are usually handled between the student and the host university)
  • Travel expenses, books and supplies, personal living costs, passport and visa fees (all the responsibility of the student)
Students who withdraw or become ineligible after the application deadline will be responsible for a withdrawal fee. 

Students must be in good academic and disciplinary standing to study abroad and must have a cumulative 2.5 GPA.  Additional or more stringent requirements may apply depending on the program.

In general, financial aid will apply to UM study abroad programs.  All students should review the study abroad information on the Financial Aid Office website.  It is the student’s responsibility to meet with a financial aid advisor to discuss how aid packages apply to study abroad.  Third party scholarships may also be available for specific programs, so students should discuss study abroad early and often with the Study Abroad Office and the Financial Aid Office.

For current tuition costs, the Office of the Bursar provides a tuition estimator

Keimyung University offers taekwondo, as KMU has a famous taekwondo team and master teachers.

The Korean Cultural Experience Program (KCEP) provides students with unique opportunities to experience traditional Korean culture in the traditional Korean village on campus, Hanhakchon. A variety of courses on art, music, handcrafts, and calligraphy are offered once a week through every semester. No fee is charged for the tuition. Some classes are required to pay for materials.

The Field Trip program provides an opportunity for students to visit sites of national and international significance and to study Korean history and contemporary technology first-hand in the Daegu and Kyongbuk areas. It is one day trip in consist of historical sites tour as well as visit of hi-tech companies such as POSCO, and Hyundai motors. Through this program, students are able to witness different perspectives of Korea.

The Office of International Affairs operates a Buddy Program that matches new international students with KMU domestic students to provide friendship and cultural exchanges. The program aims to minimize feelings of loneliness or isolation among international students and to help them adapt to their new life in Daegu. Every semester welcome party and farewell party for international students & buddy student are held at the International Lounge.

Call 662-915-1508 or email to schedule an appointment.

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Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2019 03/06/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Academic Year 2019 03/06/2019 ** 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.
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