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  • Locations: Seoul, South Korea
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Restrictions: UM applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Housing Options: Dormitory, Independent
Areas of Study: Accounting, Art, Asian Studies, Biology, Business, Business - AACSB & EQUIS, Chemistry, Design, Economics, Engineering, Entrepreneurship, History, Korean, Literature, Management, Marketing, Media Studies, Political Science Class Status: 1-freshman, 2-sophomore, 3-junior, 4-senior, 5-graduate student, 6-other
Program Type: bilateral exchange, study abroad Language of Instruction: English, Korean
Program: Direct, Exchange
Program Description:
Spend a semester in Seoul!  Konkuk University is in a covetable location in the city center.  KU's Exchange Student Program offers exchange students an opportunity to pursue their studies (for one or two semesters) in the rich, supportive academic environment provided by the university. Each semester, numerous exchange students from all over the world come and leave with a great academic experience and lifelong friendships.  KU offers beginning Korean language classes, weekly movie nights, a buddy program, and cultural programs.

A list of the courses offered at Konkuk 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 an on-campus dormitory or making arrangements independently.  Konkuk University's dormitories are centrally located on campus and are state-of-the-art shared rooms with en suite bathrooms.

For the Konkuk 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.  Students are not required to have taken Korean language, but advanced Korean language students must pay tuition for Korean language courses in the Konkuk Language Institute.  Beginner classes are offered at no extra charge.

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. 

Konkuk University offers an Internship and Cultural Experience Program with great benefits for students interested in work experience abroad.  The program is in early summer and is particularly of interest to TESL or Linguistics majors.  

Call 662-915-1508 or set up an appointment with Casey Nelson here.

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2020 03/04/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2020 03/04/2020 ** 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.