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Korea University (Exchange)

The Program

Korea University (KU), founded in 1905, is widely acknowledged as one of the country’s oldest, largest and top-ranked universities in Korea. Its reputation for quality is based on excellence in teaching, research and service to Korean society. An eminent faculty, outstanding students and internationally recognized research programs all contribute to the KU’s academic fame. As a major comprehensive university, KU offers a rich variety of courses in Liberal Arts and Sciences as well as Business Administration.

KU, a member of Universitas 21, is nationally recognized for its commitment to teaching and academic excellence. The university’s academic breadth is extensive with its 81 departments in 19 colleges & divisions, and 18 graduate schools and it has over 1,400 full-time faculty members. KU has particularly strong Humanities and Asian Studies Departments along with the recently established Graduate School of International Studies (GSIS). KU is also renowned for its professional schools of Law, Medicine and Business Administration.

In research, KU is an internationally recognized leader with over 100 research centers, including the East Asiatic Research Centre and the Korean Cultural Research Centre. Furthermore, Korea University Business School (KUBS) is the first and only business school in the country to have acquired both European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) accreditation, in combination with the accreditation granted by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

The KU campus covers over 182 acres and is home to more than 35,000 students from all over the nation and the world. With its stately stone architecture, sprawling lawns, seasonal trees and natural flora, KU is known to have one of the most beautiful campuses in Korea. The students of KU represent Korea’s dream as they are among the nation’s brightest and most ambitious.

The Academics

KU offers many courses in English in various disciplines at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and the number is increasing every year. Please note that it is not guaranteed that the same list of courses is offered to students every semester. It is important that you make sure that your intended courses will be offered in your registered semester.

The list of courses offered in English will be updated and available for you to check online from mid December for the Spring semester and mid June for the Autumn semester on students need to make sure that the courses are designated with an ‘X’ indicating they are open to exchange students, and look to make sure the course is taught in English.

Additionally, KU offers the special benefit of complimentary intensive Korean language courses in the regular semesters and the intersession.

The fall semester runs September – December, and the spring semester runs March – June.

In order to earn credit at UConn for courses completed on this program, individual courses must be approved by a designated UConn course evaluator and assigned a UConn course number. Complete instructions for this process can be found under Academics.

This list of course equivalents indicates courses that other students have taken in the past. It does not guarantee that they will be available when you participate in the program. If you want to take a course that is not on the list below click on “Academics” to access information on the course accreditation process.General Education course substitution: your school or college will decide if specific study abroad courses can be used to fulfill General Education Requirements. You will need to individually petition your school for the substitution.  For exact information, go to “Academics” and “Gen Ed Substitution”.

Note: All study abroad courses have to be assigned a UConn course department number by faculty departmental evaluators before they can be posted and later considered for any minor, major, gen ed, or elective credit.

UConn Dept. and # University Course Title Foreign # Foreign Course Credits Accreditation Expiration Date
ACCT 2001 Principles of Financial Accounting BUSS 152 Principles of Accounting 3 12/31/2017
ACCT 2101 Principles of Managerial Accounting BUSS 244 Management Accounting 3 6/30/2019
BADM 2893 Business Communication ISC300A Business Communication 3 6/30/2022
BADM 3760 Business Information Systems ISC213 Introduction to Management Information Systems 3 6/30/2022
CHIN 3293 Foreign Study HOEW410 Topics in Chinese History 3 12/31/2019
CRLP 1193 Foreign Study IFLS110(02) Intermediate Korean 1 3 12/31/2020
DRAM 4193 Foreign Study HEED433 Construction of Fashion Costume 2 6/30/2021
ENGL 2100 British Literature I ENGL 267 History of English Literature Before the 19th Century 3 6/30/2020
ENGL 3621 Literature and Other Disciplines ENG327 British and American Literature on Film 3 6/30/2020
FNCE 3103 Financial Management ISC 303A and 303B Principles of Finance 3 6/30/2019
GEOG 2200 Introduction to Human Geography GEOG 153 Introduction to Human Geography 3 6/30/2020
HIST 1993 Foreign Study SPGE176 Introduction to Korean History and Culture 3 6/30/2020
HIST 3993 Foreign Study HOKA003 Modern Korean History 3 6/30/2020
HIST 3993 Foreign Study DISS262 Understanding East Asian Civilization 3 6/30/2020
HIST 3993 Foreign Study HOKA152(04) Korean History: New Perspectives 3 12/31/2020
KORE 1101 Beginner Korean I IFLS 108 Beginner’s Korean I 3 12/31/2017
KORE 1103 Intermediate Korean I IKL311 Intermediate Korean I 3 6/30/2020
KORE 1193 Intermediate Korean I IFLS110-00 Intermediate Korean I 3 6/30/2020
KORE 1193 Foreign Study IEE1008 Beginning Korean Language III 3 6/30/2020
KORE 1193 Foreign Study IFLS 109-00 Beginners Korean II 3 6/30/2020
KORE 1193 Foreign Study IFLS 110 Korean Speaking for Beginner I 3 6/30/2020
KORE 1193 Foreign Study IFLS 241 Korean Speaking for Beginner II 3 6/30/2018
KORE 1193 Foreign Study IFLS 245 Korean Writing for Beginners 3 6/30/2020
KORE 1193 Foreign Study ISC383 Korean Literature and Culture 3 6/30/2019
LING 1793 Foreign Study ENGL 414 Special Topics in Applied Linguistics: Discourse Analysis 3 12/31/2020
LING 1793 Foreign Study LING 202 Phonetics 3 12/31/2020
LING 1793 Foreign Study LING 322 Morphology 3 12/31/2020
LING 1793 Foreign Study ENGL 398 English Acquisition Theory 3 12/31/2020
LING 2793 Foreign Study LING331 Cognitive Functional Grammar 3 6/30/2020
MCB 2210 Cell Biology LIST201 (05) Cell Biology 1 3 6/30/2020
MGMT 3101 Managerial and Interpersonal Behavior ISC309A Organizational Behavior 3 6/30/2022
MGMT 3225 International Business BUSS 313 International Business Management 3 12/31/2018
MGMT 4893 Foreign Study ISC311 Global Leadership and Management 3 6/30/2020
MGMT 4893 Foreign Study BUSS 320 Korean Business and Management in the Asian Context 3 12/31/2018
MKTG 3101 Introduction to Marketing Management BUSS 205 Marketing Management 3 12/31/2018
MKTG 3370 Global Marketing Strategy ISC306 International Marketing 3 6/30/2020
OPIM 3104 Operations Management BUSS 211 Operations Management 3 6/30/2019
OPIM 4893 Database Management ISC399 Database Management 3 6/30/2020
PSYC 2700 Social Psychology PSYC277 SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY (English) 3 12/31/2021
PSYC 3105 Health Psychology PSYC438 HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY (English) 3 12/31/2021
PSYC 3501 Sensation and Perception PSYC221 Sensation and Perception 3 6/30/2020
PSYC 3883 Foreign Study PSYC365 Psychology of Decision Making 3 12/31/2021
SOCI 3451 Sociology of Health SOCI 470 Medical Sociology 3 12/31/2017
SOCI 3451 Sociology of Health SOCI375 Sociology of Health and Health Care 3 6/30/2021
SOCI 3901 Urban sociology soc297 City and Society 3 12/31/2021
SOCI 3993 Foreign Study SOCI295 Social Statistics 3 6/30/2020
SOCI 3993 Foreign study SOC294 Social Research Methods 3 12/31/2021
STAT 1000Q Introduction to Statistics I BUSS154-02 Business Statistics 4 6/30/2020
URBN 3993 Foreign Study diss241 Contemporary Korea 3 12/31/2021

The Experience 

At KU, on-campus housing is prioritized for exchange students and university facilities can be used in the same manner as all KU registered students. Students must apply for housing by the deadline.  Information on housing arrangements at KU can be found by going to Housing costs around $1,780 per semester for a single room (less for shared room).

KU has a buddy program that pairs an exchange student with a Korean student at KU. They assist foreign students with adapting to KU and academics in Korea, provide cultural exchange and language assistance, and bring students to events and activities. There are specific events almost every month set up for international students at KU.

Scholarships are available to international exchange students. Click here for details: Global KU Study Abroad Scholarship.

Education at Korea University is not achieved inside classrooms and research centers alone. Numerous club activities and close relationships among students complete KU’s responsibility to the community and to creating an open world. The culture of KU is the future of Korean culture, one in which young intellectuals lead each other towards prosperity.


Exchange programs charge in-state UConn tuition for in-state students and New England rate UConn tuition for all out-of-state students, along with a few other UConn fees. For exact information on the costs associated with this program, please visit this program’s budget sheet by clicking the link below.

Because this program charges tuition, nearly all types of financial aid can be applied to defray the cost. Contact the UConn Office of Financial Aid Services for information regarding your individual financial aid package.

You may apply the following types of financial aid to the cost of this program: CT Aid for Public College Students Grant, Federal Title IV Funds including Pell Grant, SEOG, Stafford Loans, Perkins Loans, Parent Loans, private scholarships, Tuition Remission Grant, University Grant, Tuition Waiver, and academic scholarships (such as Day of Pride, Nutmeg, Presidential, Leadership and Academic Excellence Scholarship).

You may not apply the following types of financial aid to the cost of this program: Federal Work Study

Budget Sheets: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
The Details

  • Location: Seoul, South Korea
  • Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit

Dates / Deadlines:

Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2018 10/02/2017 10/09/2017 02/19/2018 06/30/2018
Academic Year 2018 03/08/2018 03/15/2018 TBD TBD
Fall 2018 03/08/2018 03/15/2018 TBD TBD

Fact Sheet:

Class status: 2nd Year, 3rd Year, 4th+ Year Academic area: Humanities, Sciences, Social Sciences, Business, Engineering
Language of instruction: Korean Prior language study required:
Open to non-UConn students: No Required GPA: 3