International Bachelor’s Degree at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies

Complete a Bachelor’s degree at a top-class Korean 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.

Applying to the degree program is easy and you can get an initial confirmation of your study placement as quickly as in a day.

On this page you can find out more about studies, semester dates, fees and application deadlines as well as how to apply.

Semester dates

2019 Spring Admission

Early Decision Regular Decision
Application period September 7, 2018 November 30, 2018
Admission notification September 28, 2018 December 28, 2018
Certificate of Admission February 4 – 8, 2019 February 4 – 8, 2019

2019 Fall Admission

Early Decision Regular Decision
Application period March 15, 2019 May 31, 2019
Admission notification April 8, 2019 June 24, 2019
Certificate of Admission July 24 – 31, 2019  July 24 – 31, 2019

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Key facts about Hankuk University of Foreign Studies

Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (HUFS), has been continuously ranked as the best international university in Korea. The ranking encompasses the areas of exchange student ratio and satisfaction, curriculum and teaching staff, and international cooperation and networks.

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

http://www.hufs.ac.kr/user/hufsenglish/

See also

Studying at HUFS

University’s contact person

Ms. Yoonmee Lee

Studying at 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.

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

To apply, you only need an upper secondary degree. There is no entrance exam. To successfully complete your studies, you need to have a good command of English.

Find out more about courses, visa, accommodation and fees below.

  • Courses and studying

    Studies in the full degree program

    The degree program at the Division of International Studies is an international program taught completely in English.

    The goal of the program is to give you the necessary language skills and professional know-how to work in demanding and competitive international environments.

    In the program you’re able 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.

    Find out more on the International Division home page

  • Student visa

    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.

  • Fees

    Payment procedure

    Tuition fee: 2800 EUR / semester (3250 USD)

    Enrollment fee: 645 EUR added to first semester fee. (750 USD)

    Application fee: 190 EUR (247 USD)

    The tuition fee per semester is 2800 EUR (European students) or 3250 USD (students from outside of Europe) per semester. The first semester is paid to Asia Exchange and the remaining semesters are then paid directly to the university before each semester.

    In addition to the tuition fee, an enrollment fee of 645 EUR or 750 USD is added to the first semester fee.

    By applying through Asia Exchange you will receive a 850 EUR/1000 USD discount for the first semester tuition fee when you are accepted to the program.

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

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Student experiences

Ask former students

Ask our former students for practical hints and tips about living abroad and what the everyday life at the study destination was like.

“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 (niklas.melcher@me.com)


 

“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 (Svante.lietzke@outlook.de)


Student testimonials

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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.

A student from 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 https://seouloved.wordpress.com/

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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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Blogs from Hankuk University of Foreign Studies

SEOULOVED

Antonia is a 21-year old public relations student reporting from her exchange period in Seoul Korea. Her blog is a mix of beautiful photos and stories about the South Korean lifestyle.

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Hankuk and me

Niklas spent the fall semester 2015 in the Hankuk University of Foreign Studies. In his blog he writes about both his studies as an exchange student and his personal insights from the city of Seoul.

Check the blog

Become a blogger

Do you want to write a blog during your study abroad semester? We’re always on the lookout for good bloggers. If you’d like to write a blog and have us link to it from this page, let us know! Check out our hints and tips for bloggers.

Want to read more student experiences?

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Study Abroad Reports from Seoul


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<< Courses and studying

Apply for Bachelor’s Degree at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies

 

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 Get the required documents (see list below)

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Fill out and submit the online application form
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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.

    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 application fee 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.

    Fees

    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.

    Cancellation

    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]asiaexchange.org. 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.

  • Frequently asked questions

Hankuk University of Foreign Studies Application Form

Quick facts

 Next application deadline
30 November, 2018

 Full degree duration
4 years

Fees
Tuition fee: 2800 EUR / semester
Application fee: 190 EUR
Enrollment fee: 645 EUR

Receive 850 EUR discount on the first semester fee on successful application!

Are you from outside of Europe?
Read more about the fees.

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Hankuk University of Foreign Studies has been continuously ranked as the best international university in Korea.

Create a global mindset and skill set and gain numerous opportunities both for a career and post-graduate/Master’s studies in business abroad.

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