Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (Seoul, South Korea)

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The No. 1 International University in Korea

In addition to Hankuk University of Foreign Studies’s status as the best institution teaching internationalization in Korea, it is widely considered to be the best private university in the country, especially in Social Sciences and Languages. It is currently teaching 45 foreign languages.

In addition to graduating the largest groups of Korean diplomats in the country, the university is recognized as one of the institutions producing the most CEOs of the top 100 companies in Korea.

Hankuk University of Foreign Studies Accreditations

  • The Korean Council for University Education
  • The Ministry of Education, Science, and Technology of the Republic of Korea
  • International Association of Universities (IAU)
  • University Institutional Accreditation
  • Member of The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
  • HUFS ranked first in Korea(7th in Asia)among universities with no medical school *
  • Ratio of exchange students from foreign countries – 1st in Korea *
  • Proportion of lectures taught in English: 30% – 1st in Korea ¤
  • Proportion of foreign faculty [full-time lecturer and higher level] – 2nd in Korea ¤

*2013 Chosun Ilbo.QS Asian University Rankings
¤2012 Joongang Daily University Ranking Evaluation

The Hankuk University of Foreign Studiesis divided into two campuses, one in the city center in Seoul, one about 45 minutes away (Global campus) and thethird one under construction. Altogether there are 10 colleges and 74 departments at the university. There are approximately 650 members of the teaching staff; third of which are professors from foreign countries.

Study Abroad in Seoul, Korea - View of Hankuk University of Foreign Students in Seoul, South Korea Hankuk University of Foreign Studies campus in the Seoul city center

Fittingly for its highly international focus, Hankuk University has international exchanges with over 550 universities in 82 different countries. The number of international students hovers around 1,300 and the ratio is the highest in Korea. Exchange students have also ranked the universityas the best in Korea for exchange program execution. Local studentsalso go on exchange, almost without exceptions. The 7 + 1 Study Abroad Program supports students to study at least one of eight semesters abroad.

In addition to language studies, the university has a strong focus on both global markets and global governance. The university facilitates this agenda through internship programs in organizations such as KOTRA (Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency) and Korean Embassies all around the world.

Hankuk Universityalso actively cooperates with the United Nations. It was the first university to organize a dual master’s degree program with the UN-mandated University for Peace (UPEACE). In addition, the Model United Nations (MUN) General Assembly is one of the oldest traditions at the university. It was first introduced in 1959.

The Harvard MUN Organizing Committee is partnering up with Hankuk University in 2015 to organize the next Harvard World MUN in Seoul. Hankuk Universityis the first institution in Korea to host the conference which is the world’s largest and most renowned annual collegiate model UN conference, joined by over 2,000 university students and professors from some 70 countries around the world.

Other internationalization projects include the Graduate School of International and Area Studies’ cooperation with government officials from developing countries in Asia, Africa, and Latin America who the school invites to participate in the university’smaster’s degree programs every year.

“Come to HUFS, meet the world”

students at hankuk university of foreign studies - study abroad in seoul, korea Students at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies

Studying Abroad at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies with Asia Exchange

Hankuk University of Foreign Studies is a highly popular destination for completing a study abroad semester or even a full degree. It has the highest ratio of international students in Korea.Exchange students have voted Hankuk University’s exchange program as the best in Korea, and the university takes great care in offering its international students the best study abroad experience possible.

We can help you study abroad at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies for one or two semestersor complete a 4-week summer school program. Take advantage of the university’s extensive course offering in English and become a truly global citizen at this university of which the former U.S. President Barack Obama said:

barrack obama gave a speech to the peopleBarack Obama, former U.S. President

“Come to this great university, where a new generation is taking its place in the world.”

Hankuk University of Foreign Studies and Asia Exchange welcome you to study abroad in Seoul!

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