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I would like to sincerely welcome you to Korea University.
Korea University, founded in 1905 on a mission to save the nation through education, has proceeded along the same path as Korea itself over the past century. In this sense, Korea University embodies the entire history of Korean tertiary education. Korea University stood at the forefront of the anti-Japanese movement during the Japanese occupation and led Korea's economic and political development and social democratization. Korea University has also captured the zeitgeist of Korean modern history at critical junctures.
Having developed through the love and support of the Korean people, Korea University is now preparing to assume leadership in global education. The world has already established itself as a single vast and interlinked community, demolishing national boundaries, and this change is continuing unpredictably and instantaneously.
As national boundaries are also disappearing on the academic and research front, Korea University is already competing against globally prestigious universities in numerous areas, including the innovation of educational service and attainment of research competitiveness. We have recruited eminent scholars in all major fields, and are achieving remarkably rapid growth in terms of globalization of education and educational excellence.
The sights of Korea University, however, are set even further beyond these achievements. We, Korea University, will not only further enhance key indicators such as research, infrastructure and globalization, but also grow into a university that can win the hearts of the global community as we have with the Korean people. We will become a university that garners the affection and respect of all through sincere volunteer work and interaction, a university whose graduates are trusted by society in terms of character, and a university that is globally recognized as being world-class in all aspects.
We, the community of Korea University, are exerting tireless and passionate efforts not only for the Korean people but also the peace and prosperity of humanity. It is therefore my hope that you will keep watching closely the development of Korea University as an incubator of insightful global leaders, a leading creator of new knowledge, and a prestigious university that is held highly in both national and global esteem. Furthermore, I would like to ask for your unwavering support and encouragement.
President of Korea University
On January 27th, 2012, the Study Abroad Center sponsored a presentation of Mr. Minjun Choi, Exchange Program Manager of Korea University. Click here to see the full PowerPoint presentation.
Located in the heart of South Korea—about 120 km (75 miles) south of Seoul, Sejong was conceived to relieve overcrowding in Seoul and promote balanced regional economic development. In addition to relocating South Korea’s federal ministries and other executive offices from Seoul to Sejong, the South Korean government designated Sejong as a center of research, education, and high-tech industry.
With financial and investment support, Sejong will attract corporations from across the globe. Sejong is 2 hours away from South Korea’s major cities and close to airports and ports that connect it to the world. With green spaces more than half of the city area and a forward thinking energy policy, Sejong will be one of the world’s greenest cities.
To build Sejong, the South Korean government established a new government agency, the Multifunctional Administrative City Construction Agency (MACCA) in 2006. Later in 2010, the National Assembly passed a bill allowing establishment of the self-governing city government by 2012. The first residential area in Sejong will be completed by the end of 2011, and the federal ministries and offices will relocate to Sejong from 2012 to 2014. Sejong’s population is expected to reach 500,000 by 2030.
Currently, Korea University is composed of 22 colleges and Schools, as well as 23 graduate schools and 36 auxiliary facilities, including libraries, museum, and press office. Korea University also has auxiliary educational facilities such as the Institute of Foreign Language Studies, the Institute for Continuing Education, the Institute of International Education, the Center for Teaching and Learning, and the Sejong Institute of Foreign Language Studies. There are 124 research institutes, including the Asiatic Research Center, the Ilmin International Relations Institute, the Korean Cultural Research Center, and the Institute of Basic Science. Korea University also takes pride in its impressive medical facilities, such as Anam, Guro, and Ansan Hospitals.
The Korea University Alumni Association consists of 250,000 university graduates, and promotes strong ties and support among its alumni living all over the world. These strong ties and support greatly facilitated the University in overcoming the many challenges over the years.
Programs at Korea University:
Korea University is South Korea's largest private university and among the top-ranked universities in the nation. the University consisted of 22 colleges, 89 academic departments and 124 research institutes. These assets are spread across two campuses: Anam Campus, located adjacent to each other in Seoul's Anam district; and the Sejong Campus, located in Jochiwon City, Chungcheongnam-do about 130 kilometers south of the capital city.
The Graduate School of Korea University was established in order to contribute to Korea's social development through creative academic improvement and training expert manpower. Korea University now focuses on investing in the general graduate school to make it a fully research-centered institute through the Global Project.
With many outstanding graduates and the activation of new academic exchanges with world distinguished graduate school, the graduate school is developing into a symbol of excellence and of industrial-academic cooperation.
KU has established extensive links with many universities internationally through its student exchange program (SEP), which was developed as part of its internationalization process. This program now involves almost two thousand students to and from countries in Asia-Pacific, Europe, North and South America. The benefits of KU exchange students vary according to the terms and conditions of the exchange agreement KU has concluded with each institution. Based on the principle of reciprocal exchange of benefits, our standard exchange agreements regulate student tuition fees waiver at host universities: however, students are responsible for room and board. Exchange students are also responsible for their own travel, medical insurance and other personal expenses. International students whose home institutions do not have an exchange agreement with KU nor has links with ISEP can also apply to study at KU through the visiting student program (VSP).
Outside the Student Exchange Program (SEP) and Visiting Student Program (VSP), there are two other programs that students can apply to study at KU. They are the International Summer Campus (ISC) which is also organized by the Office of International Affairs and the Korean language program which is offered by the Korean Language & Culture Center (KLCC).
Follow the below link to look up any course at the university:
Click below to find the calendar posted on the international website:
Accommodation & Meals
Students live on campus in one of the designated dormotories and take part in several cultural activities throughout the semester with Korean and other students from all corners of the globe.
Meal Plan at Domestic School Cafeteria (Anam Hall)
Int’l residents may purchase a meal-plan for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The meal plan is purchased on a per month basis at about KRW 112,500/45 meals (Individual coupon costs 4,000won) and is valid at the Anam Residence Student Dining Hall located between Anam Hall 1 and Anam Hall 2. For more information, contact the Accommodations office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meal Plan at CJ International House Cafeteria
Int’l residents may have breakfast at the CJ International House Cafeteria (KRW 6,000/1 meal), where is located on the 1st floor of CJ International House during the opening hours (7:30am - 9:00am Monday through Saturday).
The below link gives a full description of the campus dormotories:
Scholarship is provided to all participants in the ITS program. It includes airfare, room and board, and a stipend. Approximate total of the scholarship is about 3,000 U. S. dollars which should cover the minimum expenses for living in Korea. Come and enjoy the ITS advantage!
If you decide to partake as an exchange student, but not the ITS program, know that UNI has an exchange agreement with Korea University therefore, you pay UNI tuition.
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