Hanyang University Exchange

Language Requirement: None
Academic Standing by Program Start: Sophomore or Above
Location: Asia, South Korea
GPA: 2.75
Program Overview

The Hanyang University exchange program provides you with the opportunity to study Korean and take courses in English in various academic disciplines. This program is an excellent option if you are interested in Korean studies or Asian studies in general, and offers an intensive language program if you want to rapidly improve your Korean language skills. The program will accept two to four University of Oregon undergraduate or graduate students per year.

Hanyang University has two campuses: the Seoul campus which is centrally located in the city, and the ERICA campus on the outskirts of Seoul. Hanyang is one of the leading private research universities in South Korea, and is comprised of 25 colleges and enrolls approximately 35,000 students.

With more than 10 million residents, Seoul is home to impressive cultural and historic sites, including numerous palaces, shrines and museums. The cosmopolitan city has much to offer visitors and residents alike.

Scholarship Opportunity: Students who study at the Hanyang ERICA campus (about 1.5 hours outside of Seoul) may be eligible to receive free housing. You will need to select that you are applying to the ERICA campus in your secondary application for Hanyang University.

Dates and Deadlines
Term Year Deadline Arrival Date Departure Date
Fall Semester 2022 02/01/2022 Late August Mid-December
Academic Year 2022-23 02/01/2022 Late August Mid-June
International Winter School + Spring Semester 2023 02/01/2022 Late December or Mid-January Mid-June
Spring Semester 2023 02/01/2022 Late February Mid-June
Academic Details

In this exchange program, you can focus primarily on taking content courses in English, or focus on studying Korean language, or do a mix of both. Students with high proficiency in Korean language may be able to directly enroll in coursework taught in Korean.

Courses in English:
Hanyang offers several hundred courses in English each semester, and you may choose from coursework in the humanities, social sciences, sciences, business, and more. Exchange students typically take 5-6 courses per semester.

Note: The Hanyang School of Business is AACSB accredited, however, please note that business courses are in high demand and can be difficult to get into. The following are not available to students:

  • College of Medicine, School of Nursing, College of Pharmacy (Seoul campus)
  • College of Pharmacy, Department of Applied Music, Department of Dance and Performing Arts, Department of Accounting and Tax (ERICA campus)

View all Colleges based at the Hanyang Seoul campus.

View all Colleges based at the Hanyang ERICA campus (outside of Seoul).

View courses available in English at both campuses. 


Korean Language Classes and Intensive Language Course:

For students who want to study some Korean alongside their coursework, both campuses offer an intro level Korean class for beginners. The Seoul campus also offers an introductory level 2 class. These classes meet around four hours per week and are worth about 5 UO credits.

Both Hanyang campuses also offer a rigorous Intensive Language Course from the very beginning level to the advanced level. This course meets 5 days per week for 4 hours per day, allowing you to rapidly improve your proficiency in reading, writing, speaking, and understanding Korean. Some cultural excursions are included with this class. Students who select this class should be prepared for rigorous language study.

See Korean language class information here.


Hanyang International Winter School:
Hanyang offers 2 sessions during their International Winter School. Session A is usually from late December to mid-January, and Session B is usually from mid-January to early February. See calendar here. Spring semester and yearlong students have the option to participate in one or both sessions before the spring semester starts. There is an extra cost to participate – see the GEO program budget for more information.
During each session, you can take 1 academic course and/or 1 elective course. Academic courses include topics such as business, Korean language, and Korean culture. Elective courses include topics such as K-pop Dance, Taekwondo, and Korean Traditional Fan Dance. Academic courses are usually each worth 3 Hanyang credits (5 UO credits), and elective courses are usually each worth 1 Hanyang credit (2 UO credits). The program also includes some cultural activities and excursions.
See winter school course information here.

In the Hanyang exchange program, you will earn:

  • Around 25 to 30 UO credits per semester
  • Note: if you take the Intensive Korean Language Course, you will earn about 20 UO credits of Korean language. If you are doing the spring semester exchange, you also need to take one additional content class in order to maintain UO full time enrollment. In the fall semester, the additional class is optional
  • If you participate in the Hanyang International Winter School before spring semester, you will earn: around 2-7 UO credits per session of the winter school

Note: UO credits listed above are estimates and are subject to change. Please refer to the Hanyang links for the updated credit information on their classes. One credit at Hanyang is equal to 1.5 UO quarter credits.

Course Equivalencies

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

Non-UO students: 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.

Additional requirements
  • One year of college-level Korean is recommended in order to facilitate daily life in Seoul and navigating a Korean university
  • If you wish to take regular Hanyang courses taught in Korean, you must demonstrate sufficient Korean language proficiency
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, GEO will review your application and select successful candidates for nomination to Hanyang. Nominations are made in April for the fall semester and in October for the spring semester of the following year. Students will then need to complete a secondary application for Hanyang, which typically consists of an additional online application, an official UO transcript, passport copy, financial documentation, etc. The final decision regarding acceptance is made by Hanyang. Notification about final acceptance will happen in late May for fall students, and in early December for spring students. 

Housing Description

You will live in a residence hall / dormitory that is close to campus. Most rooms are shared with a roommate, however, a limited number of single rooms are also available. Dormitory space at the Seoul campus is limited, and the housing application is on a first-come, first-served basis. You also have the option to arrange your housing independently if you prefer. Students who study at the Hanyang ERICA campus will receive free housing. You will need to select that you are applying to the ERICA campus in your secondary application for Hanyang University. The ERICA campus is located in Ansan, South Korea, which is about 1.5 hours away from Seoul. Visit the Hanyang University website for more information about dormitories and housing options.

Travel Advisories

GEO programs are under continuous review during this period of global uncertainty and limited travel. All program details outlined on this page, including program cost, are subject to change if global or location-specific conditions require modifications to program structure.

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