University of Oregon

Korea University Exchange

Program Overview

Korea University was founded in 1905 and has about 35,000 students, of which about 2,500 are international.  KU offers many courses in English in various disciplines at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and the number is increasing every year.  It has a beautifully landscaped campus on a hill in central Seoul, and many new and well-equipped teaching facilities.  The library complex is a particular favorite amongst students as is the Global Leadership Hall with its international café that encourages conversation between Korean and international students.

Korea University is one of the world’s leading research university and like the University of Oregon, a member of the Asia Pacific Rim Universities.  APRU is a consortium of 45 leading research universities. The consortium aims to foster cooperation in education, research and enterprise thereby contributing to the economic, scientific and cultural advancement of the Pacific Rim.  KU is also a member of the worldwide prestigious consortium, Universitas 21, an international network of 27 leading research-intensive universities in seventeen countries.

As with US institutions, not every course listed is offered each year and some courses have limited capacity.  Students are recommended to look at the course registration web-pages online for current course offerings. The list of courses offered in English will be updated and available for you to check online in January for spring semester and in July for fall semester. For more information visit Korea University's website and scroll to "Course Offerings" at bottom.

Exchange/visiting students can take a maximum of 19 credits per semester (up to 29 UO quarter credits). Academic credits earned through this program can be used to satisfy degree requirements.  Students are advised to consult with their UO academic advisor about the possibility of a given KU course fulfilling specific major requirements. 

Academic Details

Please click here to visit Korea University's website for more information.

Housing Description

There are a limited number of university dormitories on campus.  Rooms are shared.  A wide range of independent housing arrangements are available off-campus within about a twenty minute walk and the KU International Affairs staff can assist with identifying housing options.

Student Life

This is a student exchange program in which you will directly enroll in courses at one of the University of Oregon’s partner universities.  Exchange programs differ from other study abroad options and do not necessarily include significant on-site student support services, such as academic advising, health & counselling services, planned excursions or social events.  Students most comfortable and successful in exchange programs typically have high levels of self-reliance, resourcefulness, and willingness to adapt to unfamiliar teaching styles and living arrangements.

Dates and Deadlines

TermYearDeadlineArrival DateDeparture Date
Fall Semester20172/01/2017late Augustmid December
Academic Year2017-182/01/2017late Augustmid June
Spring Semester20182/01/2017late Februarymid June

Priority Discounts

If your program has a Priority Deadline, complete all pre-decision application materials by this date to receive a $100 credit toward your program fee. Please note, students participating in multiple summer programs are only eligible to receive the $100 credit once.

Note: this $100 discount does not apply to priority deadlines for SIT programs.

Course Equivalencies

Actual credit awarded is determined by the relevant department at your university in consultation with the study abroad office. Check with your study abroad advisor for more information.

UO students, please refer to the UO Course Equivalency Process and the UO Office of the Registrar Course Equivalency Database.