Complete an International Bachelor’s Degree in Korea at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies

Complete a Bachelor’s degree in Korea at a top-class private university and kickstart your international career!

Live in the flagship city of the Asian Tigers and enjoy the excellent standards of Korean higher education. Build your international network and become a global citizen of the world at the no. 1 international university in Korea.

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icons_lightgrey-08 Bachelor’s Degree Program in Korea – Overview


Spring (Mar – June)
Autumn (Sep – Dec)


International relations, international economics, international law and development, culture, humanities, languages





4 years



Lectures, assignments
and various other teaching
methods depending on courses


22700 EUR (full degree),
2500 EUR for the first semester

Bachelor’s Degree Program in Korea – Highlights

  • Get an acclaimed degree from one of Korea’s best universities
  • Gain the necessary language skills and professional know-how to work in demanding and competitive international environments.
  • Get familiar with Korean culture and the Korean tiger economy, which has given rise to technology giants like LG and Samsung
  • Take in the international atmosphere on campus, meet with people from all over the world and improve both your English and intercultural communication skills
  • Explore life in the “24-hour city” Seoul, also rated one of the top 10 student cities in the world

Find out more about the degree program

Semester dates

2020 Fall Admission

Early Decision Regular Decision
Asia Exchange Application Deadline March 6, 2020 May 22, 2020
Final Admission notification May 4, 2020 July 7, 2020
Registration July 1 – 23, 2020 July 7 – 23, 2020
Semester dates September 1 – December 21, 2020
Orientation August 26, 2020

2020 Spring Admission

Early Decision Regular Decision
Asia Exchange Application Deadline Ended August 30, 2019 Ended November 22, 2019
Final Admission notification October 25, 2019 January 17, 2020
Registration January 2 – 31, 2020 January 17 – 31, 2020
Semester dates March 3 – June 19 March 3 – June 19
Orientation February 28, 2020 February 26, 2020

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icons_lightgrey-58 Studying in the Bachelor’s Degree Program

The goal of the 4-year Bachelor’s degree program is to give you the necessary language skills and professional know-how to work in demanding and competitive international environments. You also have the chance to choose among different specializations depending on your interests and career goals. All the while you have the chance to immerse yourself in Korean culture and build your international network.

The Bachelor’s degree program in Korea is for you if…

  • You have an upper secondary degree
  • You have a good command of English
  • You’re interested in pursuing an international career
  • You’re interested in East Asia and Korea
  • Courses & Studies

    Studies in the full degree program

    As a student in the Bachelor’s degree program you’ll study at the Division of International Studies, located on the Seoul Campus in downtown Seoul.

    The program gives you the chance to further specialize and deepen your knowledge based on your interests and skills.

    You can choose one or more tracks out of the following four: International Relations Track, International Economics Track, International Law and Development Track, Culture & Humanities and Language track.

    The program is taught completely in English.

    Find out more on the International Division home page

  • Fees

    Payment procedure

    First semester tuition fee: 2500 EUR (2880 USD)

    Application fee: 190 EUR (247 USD)

    The tuition fee per semester at HUFS is 2850 EUR or 3250 USD per semester. The first semester is paid to Asia Exchange and the remaining semesters are then paid directly to the university before each semester.

    By applying through Asia Exchange you will always pay less for the first semesters tuition fee when you are accepted to the program. First semester tuition fee without Asia Exchange is 3380 EUR/3850 USD.

    There are also various scholarships available for all nationalities. Read more about scholarships.

  • Visa Information

    All international students residing outside Korea will need to apply for a student visa at the embassy or consulate of the Republic of Korea. You must apply for the visa in person at the Korean embassy in your home country.

    You should have at least US$ 20,000 available in either your or your parents’ bank account at the time you apply for the of D-2 visa. If your sponsor is not your parent or spouse, you many need additional documents.

    Please find out more about the full visa application procedure here.

  • Accommodation

    The university provides plenty of dormitory options for students. There are currently 3 different dormitories for you to choose from, all located within a 2–3 minute walk from the campus.

    You can choose your preferred accommodation option in the application form.

    Find out more about the accommodation options and prices in Seoul.

  • About Hankuk University of Foreign Studies

    Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (HUFS) is known for its high-quality curriculum in international studies, globalization and as many as 40+ foreign languages. It has been rated as the 1. international university in Korea and has the highest ratio of international students in the country. Many diplomats have graduated from the university.

    University’s contact information

    Office of International Student Services
    Hankuk University of Foreign Studies
    107 Imun-ro, Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul
    South Korea, 130-791

    University’s website

    University’s contact person

    Ms. Yoonmee Lee

    University Accreditation

    • The Korean Council for University Education
    • The Ministry of Education, Science, and Technology of the Republic of Korea
    • International Association of Universities (IAU)
    • University Institutional Accreditation
    • Member of The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
    • HUFS ranked first in Korea (7th in Asia) among universities with no medical school *
    • Ratio of exchange students from foreign countries – 1st in Korea *
    • Proportion of lectures taught in English: 30% – 1st in Korea ¤
    • Proportion of foreign faculty [full-time lecturer and higher level] – 2nd in Korea ¤

    *2013 Chosun Ilbo.QS Asian University Rankings
    ¤2012 Joongang Daily University Ranking Evaluation

  • Campus pictures

icons_lightgrey-13  Apply to the Bachelor’s Degree Program in Korea


 Get the required documents
(see list below)


Fill out and submit the online application form
together with the required documents


You’ll get an initial confirmation of your
study placement within 1-7 days

  • Receive tuition fee discount on successful application: 850 EUR / 1000 USD discount on the first semester!
  • Get access to comprehensive information materials such as an Asia Exchange Guide after you apply.

  • Who can apply?
    • A minimum age of 18 years
    • You should have sufficient English skills (at least B2 level). You will need to submit written proof of your English skills together with your application (see required attachments below).
    • Both biological parents and/or current legal guardians must not have Korean nationality.

    See the additional requirements.

  • Required attachments
    • Official High School Transcript (Apostille or Consular Confirmation needed)
    • Official High School Graduation Certificate (Apostille or Consular Confirmation needed)
    • Personal statement and a study plan limited to one A4 page in English (why you want to study at HUFS, what are you planning on studying, how will your studies at HUFS help you in the future etc.)
    • A copy of the identification page of your passport (please note that your passport must be valid for at least six months after your trip starts)
    • A passport style color photo. The background should be white. The picture should preferably be in JPEG-format.
    • Official language certificate such as TOEFL, IELTS, DAAD or similar.
    • Copies of Both Parents’ Passports (or official documents indicating parents’ nationality)
    • Official document indicating parent-child relationship between the applicant and his / her parents
  • Application instructions
    • Please upload the attachments in PDF format.
    • If possible, please submit all the attachments together with the application. If you’re missing some attachment(s) when you first apply, you can send the missing document(s) later. However, please note that we won’t process applications without any attachments whatsoever.
    • All attachments must be sent to us within 30 days of submitting the application or by the application deadline at the very latest.
    • You can submit all the documents electronically. Please don’t send anything via regular mail.
    • There is a late application fee for applications or attachments submitted after the application deadline.
    • Note that you will also have to submit an application through HUFS’ own application portal at in addition to submitting the application to Asia Exchange. The portal will be open on application periods for Early and Regular Decision.

    Confirmation, official acceptance letter and visa

    You’ll get an initial confirmation of your study placement in 1-7 days, starting from the day your application is complete with all the required documents and the application fee is paid. Please note that the university has the final authority regarding student admissions.

    You will receive the final confirmation of your study placement 2 months after the application deadline at the latest.

    The official certificate of admission will be sent to you 1 month before the semester starts at the latest. We’ll send it to the street address you have provided in your application. Please let us know if this address changes at any point.

    You need the official certificate of admission to apply for a student visa.


    The application fee invoice will be sent to you soon after the initial acceptance letter. This fee will be due within 10 days of receiving your confirmation. The application fee is non-refundable even if you decide to cancel (see below). You’ll receive the invoice for the tuition fee about 2.5 months before the semester starts.


    If you’re unable to participate in the program, you have the right to cancel your participation for no extra cost until you pay the tuition fee (Tuition fee can be refunded if the host university declines your application for some reason, the application fee however, will not be refunded). Let us know about your cancellation by writing us an email at info[at] Cancellations notified via phone, SMS or by any other means will not be considered. For more detailed information on our cancellation policy, please see terms and conditions for cancellation.

    We also reserve the right to cancel your participation if any of your fees becomes overdue. For more information, please see our terms and conditions.

    Travel insurance

    You are required to have a valid accident and health insurance either from your home country or an insurance recommended by HUFS for the whole duration of the program. The university may request a copy of the insurance certificate at the beginning of the semester. See our recommended travel insurance providers.

Apply now to the Bachelor’s degree program

icons_lightgrey-04 Student Experiences of Studying at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies

What students have said

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"The months in Korea were certainly some of the best in my life"

The months in Korea were certainly some of the best in my life. In between a vivid nightlife, extraordinary food, deep conversations, a great number of wonderful friends from different cultures, a very special football club and the exchange life itself – this is what shaped me most within the last few months.

Niklas, Germany

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“I love the atmosphere of my new home”

The smell of cotton candy is laying in the air paired with laughter. It’s the first day of school at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies and the college clubs try to recruit new members. I love the atmosphere of my new home; busy students walking around, the smell of the metropolis and the excitement about something new that’s laying in front of me.

Antonia, Germany

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“Going abroad has opened up my eyes”

Korea and HUFS was a culturally enriching experience that gave me profound insights on many new things. I established friendships that will hopefully last for a lifetime and I felt like I really infiltrated the Korean culture – I got into it. I’m extremely grateful for the entire experience. Going abroad has opened up my eyes and allowed me to see that there is another world out there besides the world I live in. I have put to rest my prenotions. I cannot wait to travel to back to Korea and experience new things and meet more people.

Michael, USA

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icons_lightgrey-59  Ask Former Students

Ask our former students for practical hints and tips about living abroad, travel arrangements and the everyday life at the destination.

“Hey guys! The time in Korea was incredible! Both the educational and the personal experiences will make me never forget this beautiful country. I would be happy to help you experience the same wonderful exchange. Please don’t hesitate to ask any kind of questions.” 

Niklas, Germany (

“The first days in Seoul were fantastic and I really enjoyed the whole semester! Everybody at HUFS was very helpful and I met so many nice people. If you are thinking about a semester abroad in South Korea, send me an email!” 

Svante, Germany (

Want to read more student experiences?

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Other Programs at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies

Semester Program at Hankuk University

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Study for one or two semesters at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies and choose among courses from a large number of fields!

Find out more about the semester program

HUFS International Summer School Session

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No time for a full semester abroad? Join a compact 4-week international summer school instead!

Find out more about the international summer school 

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