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. 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 2024 02/01/2024 Late August Mid-December
Academic Year 2024-25 02/01/2024 Late August Mid-June
International Winter School + Spring Semester 2025 02/01/2024 Late December or Mid-January Mid-June
Spring Semester 2025 02/01/2024 Late February Mid-June

Discount for Pell Recipients

To expand access to study abroad, GEO is offering a $400 discount for this program (Summer 2024 and beyond) to UO students who currently have the Pell Grant as part of their federal financial aid (FAFSA).

Academic Details

In this exchange program, you can focus primarily on taking content courses in English and take some Korean language courses. If you intend to study Korean language at Hanyang, please note that the Intensive Language Course is not open to exchange students. 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. 

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 20 to 30 UO credits per semester, depending on the number of courses you take
  • 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

The application process for this program is competitiveGEO staff will review your application materials, and a decision about your enrollment will not be made until after the application deadline. In some cases, an interview is required. If your program requires an interview, you will be contacted with further details about this process after the application deadline. Early applications are encouraged.

Successful applicants will receive an exchange nomination from GEO. Selection will be based on a holistic review of your application. This includes a review of your GPA, transcripts (including courses taken and in-progress), any additional requirements or prerequisites (see section "Additional Requirements"), and written statements. 

Applying for an exchange program involves 2 steps. If you receive a nomination from GEO, you will also need to complete the host university's application, which is administered and reviewed by your host university directly. Instructions will be provided after acceptance by GEO. The host university makes the final decision regarding acceptance into the program.

Housing Description

On the Seoul campus, on-campus dormitories will not be available until further notice. Instead, Hanyang will share information that students can refer to when arranging accommodation through their newsletter after students are admitted. You will be responsible for arranging your own housing.

Students who study at the Hanyang ERICA campus might 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. 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.