University of Oregon

Hanyang University Exchange

Program Overview

The Hanyang University exchange program provides you with the opportunity to study Korean and take courses in English in various academic disciplines. If you have sufficient language skills, you may also take a limited number of regular courses taught in Korean at Hanyang University (HYU). You can take courses in international affairs, business, politics, development, diplomacy, and more. The HYU program is an excellent option if you are interested in Korean studies or Asian studies in general. The program will accept two to four University of Oregon undergraduate or graduate students.

Hanyang University (HYU) is located in eastern Seoul and is comprised of 25 colleges and enrolls approximately 33,000 students. Seoul, a city of 10 million people, is the capital of South Korea. Boasting impressive cultural and historic sites, including numerous palaces, shrines and museums, the cosmopolitan city has much to offer visitors and residents alike.

Academic Details

Korean Language and Culture Program (KLC)
The Korean Language and Culture Program is offered through the Hanyang International Language Institute. The institute's 180-hour intensive course lasts for 10 weeks and is designed for you to learn Korean and to broaden your knowledge of Korean culture. The KLC implements a learner-oriented education using multi-media technology and techniques. The institute runs small class sizes and emphasizes not only language learning but also cultural learning. Curricular and extra-curricular events include field practices, trips, visits, folk festivals, and sport meetings. You will be tested and subsequently placed in one of six levels from beginning through advanced.

Regular Curriculum
If you wish to take courses offered in the regular curriculum, you should have an intermediate or advanced level of the Korean language since the major language of instruction is Korean. If you do not have a high level of Korean language proficiency, you may do an independent study for each department in addition to your Korean language course. If you are studying through the Division of International Studies, you can take courses taught in English in International Relations, International Business and Area Studies.

For further information about courses, please visit Hanyang University.

Housing Description

You will be placed at the residence hall (dormitory) on the Seoul and Ansan Campuses. According to the conditions of the exchange agreement, your dormitory fees at Hanyang University for a semester or an academic year will be waived. However, note that the Office of International Cooperation requires a dormitory deposit of approximately $50 US. The International House is the latest addition to the university housing, exclusively for incoming exchange students. You will share a room with modern facilities with one other student. You will live with a mix of Korean or other international students with an intention to create an international atmosphere. Among the facilities available in the hall are reading rooms, a snack shop, public shower rooms, laundry facilities, as well as a cafeteria. The residence hall at Ansan Campus was built in 1981. It is comprised of three dormitories: two for men and one for women. The dormitory offers private study rooms, a health club, a seminar room, and a fine restaurant.

Application Process

Selection for the program is based on a review of your written application, transcripts, recommendations and completion of the interview process. After the initial application is complete, you will be required to complete the HYU exchange application in a timely manner. The application will be provided after the interview process has been completed.
Note: Because the final approval of nominees must come from Hanyang University, we will not have confirmation of acceptance until May, at the earliest.

Graduate Students:
In addition to the process described above, you must also complete the Graduate Enrollment in UO-Sponsored Study Abroad Programs form. This form requires that you obtain pre-authorization for your program from your adviser, department head and the Graduate School.

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.

Additional Requirements

  • One year of college-level Korean is recommended 
  • If you wish to take regular HYU courses, you must demonstrate sufficient Korean language proficiency

Dates and Deadlines

TermYearDeadlineExtended DeadlineArrival DateDeparture Date
Fall Semester20172/1/2017N/ALate AugustMid-December
Academic Year2017-182/1/2017N/ALate AugustMid-June
Spring Semester20185/15/2017N/ALate 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.