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Education Abroad Office

Sungkyunkwan University

Area: International Business Exchange
Location: Seoul
Country: South Korea
Term: Spring

SKKU offers more than 7,000 courses throughout the academic year in every field and level of study. Currently, over 30% of courses are conducted in foreign languages, primarily English. The reason for this is twofold: first to provide a change for SKKU students to improve their global competence and language capabilities, and secondly to provide a larger selection of classes for international students who are not fluent in Korean

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Category: 1, no foreign language proficiency requirement, all courses taught in English

Cost: UofSC resident tuition rates + in-country costs

Requirements: junior standing; International Business major

Students on exchange pay in-state tuition directly to USC and do not pay tuition to SKKU. All housing, food, and personal expenses are paid by the student in Seoul. SKKU offers a breakdown of estimated living costs, however the actual cost can differ depending on the student’s lifestyle. To get an idea of ​​life on site, you will find on the numbeo website indications on the cost of living in Korea compared to other countries in the world.

Students can take up to 18 SKKU credit hours per semester. They release course options and registration will occur in February. Course information can be found onlineTo see courses UofSC students have taken at this university, please reference the Registrar's Course Equivalency Table

SKKU’s Office of International Affairs also organizes cultural activities and social events for all exchange students. Through these events we aim to increase our students’ sense of globalization and multicultural understanding.

Per university policy, all UofSC students will be charged emergency medical, evacuation and repatriation insurance for their time abroad. Contact the Education Abroad Office for more details.

Students may apply for accommodation in residences. Some housing includes a meal plan option, and others are self-catered. The housing application will be provided to accepted students. Students are encouraged to apply early for housing since it is not guaranteed. 

The spring semester typically begins in early March and lasts until late June

SKKU offers an orientation session for visiting students to help them adjust to life in Korea and the campus environment. The orientation covers: academic issues including course information and registration, housing plan and policies, visa-related matters, and so on. This is to be followed by a brief campus tour and reception where students have the chance to get to know each other. 

SKKU's Office of International Relations closely cooperates with the Global Student Network: Help & Information Club (GSN HI-CLUB), which is a volunteer student buddy group that helps and supports exchange students to adapt to living in Korea. HI-CLUB also organizes a number of cultural events where exchange and SKKU students can come together. It is one of the most valuable resources of help and information that is always accessible to exchange students.

Students who attend SKKU for a semester are required to register with Consulate and apply for a D-2 visa.



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