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Korea University

Program Terms:

Fall Semester, Spring Semester, & Academic Year


Established in 1905, Korea University (KU) is one of the nation’s oldest and most prominent institutions of higher education. KU is one of two oldest private universities in the country. KU is continuously ranked in the top 200 universities in the world.

Academic Details:

Undergraduate students take a minimum of 12 credits to a maximum of 19 credits per semester. Postgraduate students take a minimum of 6 credits to a maximum of 12 credits per semester.

Grading is according to the following criteria: exams and assignment results, attendance, and class participation. Two examinations (mid-term and final) are usually given per semester.  A minimum of 70% attendance is required in order for a student to earn a passing grade.

Approximately 40% of courses are conducted in English and 60% in Korean. For those who wish to take Korean language classes, no prior knowledge of the Korean language is required but there might be placement test depending on the lecturer. It will be held on the first day of the class. (Source: Korea University Fact Sheet 2018)

Housing Details:

On-campus accommodation is available but limited. Students are advised to apply as soon as the online application is available. The residence office will contact the students via email for full payment. Most of the rooms are shared. All on-campus accommodation is located within 20 minutes of walking distance from the main campus.

There is a wide range of off-campus housing available near the campus within 5-10 minutes’ walking distance. Most of the rooms are small and en suite, so many students prefer to stay off-campus. The incoming advisors will provide information and assistance where needed. (Source: Korea University Fact Sheet 2018)


  • Sophomore standing
  • Must have completed at least two semesters at UHM
  • 2.5 cumulative GPA
  • Students applying for Korea University Business School must be business students
  • Students applying for the Korea University Flagship Program must be either undergraduate or graduate Korean Flagship students

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