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Inha University is one of the most prestigious private universities in Incheon, Korea, and has been continually ranked as a top 10 college nationwide. Since its foundation as an engineering institute in 1954, the university has sustained a strong tradition of academic integrity and gained a reputation for excellence in its educational programs, and its research in the fields of science and technology and across a broader academic spectrum including IT, social sciences, business, global logistics, education, law, fine arts, humanities, and medicine. Fully accredited by the AACSB and motivated by the strong support and investment of the Hanjin Group, Inha University continues to develop and enhance its educational programs, practical research projects, and globalization efforts. Inha’s vision continues with its grand project of building a global campus in New Songdo City, a newly emerging international business and R&D hub city in Northeast Asia. Due to the wide range of areas of study relating to engineering, this university is a good fit for engineering students.
With over 3 million people, Incheon is one of the largest cities in Korea and is located half an hour away from Seoul. A gateway to Northeast Asia with an international airport and an international seaport in its hand, Incheon is located on the west coast of the Korean peninsula abutting the Yellow Sea. Incheon is an intensely dynamic city bursting with rapid cultural and economic change, and it is now transforming into a global business hub centered around the high tech and futuristic New Songdo City, which is designated to become a center of diverse international businesses and trade. (Source: Inha Summer School Leaflet, 2017)
Students can check the school’s website for a list of colleges with available courses taught in English. Information of note, though, is that Chemistry, Korean-related majors, nursing, medicine, visual design, theatre studies, and other courses are not taught in English and are therefore restricted for application. Students are also recommended to take Korean Language Courses while at Inha. (Basic, intermediate, and advanced classes are offered.) Students who are already proficient in Korean may take regular university courses taught in Korean.
Undergraduate students can expect to take a maximum of 19 Inha credits. Most classes at Inha comprise three hours per week, which means that they are designed as three-credit courses. One credit hour equals 15 class hours with the exception of experimental courses, which are 30 hours.
Courses offered in English can be found at http://sugang.inha.ac.kr/sugang/. Click on ‘English’ (upper right), select ‘Course Schedule’, then select ‘foreign language’ from the drop-down menu bar.
All exchange students are guaranteed on-campus housing if they wish to stay at the school dormitory. However, each student will share a room with three other students. The accommodation includes bedding, a computer room, a shared kitchen, a laundry room, and a Dining Hall. There is also a gymnasium, a retail store. a badminton court, a shared washroom, a ping pong table, a shared shower room, and a billiard table.
Other exchange students who do not want to stay at the school dormitory can make their own arrangements for off-campus housing; however, the housing situation is often quite difficult for exchange students staying for only one semester because of the year long nature of most apartment rental contracts. The International Center would introduce some available off-campus accommodation (studio type flat) for short-term residents (4months ~ 12 months) for exchange students who apply. (Source: Inha University Website)
- Sophomore standing
- 2.5 cumulative GPA