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.

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

What is an Exchange?

This is a program in which the University of Oregon and the partner universities exchange students on an ongoing basis. The number of places available to UO students varies based on the number of partner institution students coming to UO. If there are not enough exchange places available in a given year, then qualified applicants will be offered the opportunity to apply as a fee-paying study abroad student, or to apply for an alternate exchange program.

This is an exchange program in which you will directly enroll in courses at a UO partner university. Exchange programs differ from other study abroad options and on-site student support services such as academic advising, health & counselling services may vary. 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.

NOTE: The host university has its own credit and grading system. The transcripts provided by the host institution will be converted by the UO Registrar’s Office based on established standards of conversion. Exchange applicants should meet with a GEO advisor to discuss program details.

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. 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.

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. 

 

Korean Language Classes and Intensive Language Course:

For students who want to study some Korean alongside their coursework, there is an intro level Korean class for beginners, as well as an introductory level 2 class. These classes meet around four hours per week and are worth about 5 UO credits.

Hanyang also offers 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. You will also take one content class in addition to the Intensive Language Class.

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, plus you will take one additional content class
  • 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.

 
 

Housing Description

You will live in a residence hall / dormitory that is within walking distance of campus. Most rooms are shared with a roommate, however, a limited number of single rooms are also available. Hanyang typically provides free housing for University of Oregon students, but this depends on having continued funding. You also have the option to arrange your housing independently if you prefer. 

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. 

Dates and Deadlines

TermYearDeadlineArrival DateDeparture Date
Term
Fall Semester
Year
2019
Deadline
2/1/2019
Arrival Date
Late August
Departure Date
Mid-December
Term
Academic Year
Year
2019-20
Deadline
2/1/2019
Arrival Date
Late August
Departure Date
Mid-June
Term
Spring Semester
Year
2020
Deadline
2/1/2019
Arrival Date
Late February
Departure Date
Mid-June
Term
International Winter School + Spring Semester
Year
2020
Deadline
2/1/2019
Arrival Date
Late December or Mid-January
Departure Date
Mid-June

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.