Study Abroad in Busan at Dong-A University for 1 or 2 Semesters
Study in the second largest city of South Korea, Busan. Busan is built right on the coast, contains historic temples and is home to more than 3,5 million inhabitants. The city is in the southern part of the country and is considered the main tourism destinations in Korea. Busan is home to sacred mountains and is surrounded by pristine beaches that easily compete with Miami, Florida. Busan offers hot springs to explore and has a culinary culture that one can only love. Moreover, Busan is one of Asia’s main logistic hubs and home to some of the biggest logistics enterprises in the world. Dong-A university belongs to the best universities in the region and is the best private university in Busan. At Dong-A University, you will have the unique opportunity to dive into the Korean culture and to learn from some of the best professionals from the country.
Diverse learning support & cultural experience activities
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You may apply for semesters in the upcoming years already.
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Boost your career prospects by studying abroad in one of Asia’s best private Universities
Study in the biggest tourism destination in Korea
Enjoy the cultural diversity in the multicultural melting pot of Busan
Meet new people from all over the world and build an international network
Explore pristine beaches, historic temples, sacred mountains, unique attractions, and a flourishing art scene
Enjoy a variety of free-time activities, both in Busan and on campus
STUDYING IN DONG-A UNIVERSITY PROGRAMS
Dong-A University is the right choice for those who want to challenge themselves academically at a top-class private university in South Korea. The courses at DAU are diverse, intriguing, modern and based on the to-date academic standards around the world.
Studying at Dong-A University is for you if…
- You want to be able to choose among a great selection of top-notch courses
- You want to improve your English and intercultural communication skills
- You want to get to know life and culture in one of the most intriguing countries in Asia
- You want to network with people from all over the world.
Dong-A University Course Lists
As an exchange student at Dong-A University (DAU), you have plenty of options when making your course selections. You can pick your courses freely from the level (year) and the subject area most suitable and interesting for you. Asia Exchange students can choose from Business and Management Courses as listed below.
The syllabi are exemplary and available for most courses. The remaining syllabi will be handed out at the beginning of lectures at the latest. In the course schedule documents, the terms “first,” “second,” etc., refer to first-year studies, second-year studies, etc., meaning the year in which degree students are expected to take the courses.
Availability of courses
Since DAU offers no tailor-made exchange program with specific courses, students should be prepared for possible course changes. Pick some extra courses when making your initial course selection if one of your choices isn’t available. At the beginning of the semester, you can still make some changes to your course plan if needed after arriving at the destination.
How to choose the courses?
Students can choose the courses 2 weeks before the semester start through a buddy program where a Korean student from Dong-A will help them register their courses because the registration website is
In addition to the courses mentioned above, you have the chance to attend additional distance learning courses in the fields of Economics, Marketing, Sociology, and Politics. All the courses are taught from a distance and can be joined independently from place and time. This gives you the ultimate flexibility to combine your study abroad experience with various academic courses.
All information about the eCampus can be found here.
You have the chance to opt for distance learning courses during your application process. Please note that each distance learning course is worth 5 ECTS and comes at an additional charge of 149€ / 167USD.
After completing your eCampus courses, you will receive an academic transcript issued by Undiknas University. Additionally, you will receive a participation certificate for each completed distance learning course.
Q: What type of visa do I need to have to study in South Korea?
A: You will need a D2 student visa to study in South Korea. For Summer School students, a visa may not be needed due to the length of the program. Please contact your local embassy for more details.
Q: When can I apply for my visa?
A: You can start your visa application process after receiving the official acceptance letter from the university. The letter will be sent to you at the latest one month before the start of the semester. Read our general visa instructions here.
All international students residing outside Korea will need to apply for a student visa at the embassy or consulate of the Republic of Korea. You must apply for the visa in person at your home country’s Korean embassy. Read about the visa application procedure here.
Dong-A University does have on-campus accommodation, a dormitory. Many international students stay in these dormitories but may look for their accommodation independently as well. You can try looking before you arrive in Busan, but you can still do it once you are in the country.
Some students stay at hostels/hotels for the first week to get to know the other students/potential roommates during the orientation events. If this is your preferred approach, we recommend booking the accommodation for your first days via Agoda. However, we still recommend looking into your long-term accommodation well in advance before your flight. Remember, other students will also be looking for places to stay!
Q: Do I need to take into account any healthcare-related matters?
A: In addition to the basic vaccinations (MMR and diphtheria-tetanus), travelers are most often advised to get vaccinated against Hepatitis A and B. Vaccinations always depend partly on the individual, so remember to consult your physician.
Q: Do I need insurance?
A: All students are required to have valid travel insurance for the duration of the semester. See our recommended travel insurance providers here.
Q: What kind of costs should I be prepared for?
A: In addition to tuition fees, you should be prepared to pay for the student visa, flights, accommodation and other living costs.
The cost of living in Seoul is comparable to most European countries. However, like everywhere, the cost of living highly depends on your anticipated lifestyle. Usually, our students consider Seoul as well affordable.
If you try to keep your costs as low as possible and avoid excessive spending, then the cost of living can be as low as 800,000 KRW per month.
However, most of our students spend around 1,000,000 – 1,200,000 KRW per month.
Luckily there are many options to help lower your costs while living in South Korea – goshiwons and public transport are great examples.
Q: I need to have my learning agreement/certificate of enrollment signed. What should I do?
A: Please fill out the document and send it to email@example.com.
Q: When will I receive my Official Acceptance Letter?
The official letter of acceptance will be delivered to you 1.5 months before the semester starts at the latest. We’ll send it to the street address you have provided in your application. Please let us know if this address changes at any point.
Q: When will I receive my Transcript of Records?
A: The university prepares and sends the transcripts of records usually within 2-3 months after the end of the semester.
Q: Do I need to know any Korean beforehand?
A: It is not mandatory to know any korean beforehand. However, knowing only a few basic words and phrases in advance will already help you a lot! HUFS also offers Korean language courses at different levels through their Korean Language Center.
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