Dong-A University

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.



Spring (Mar – June)
Autumn (Aug – Dec)

Max. Credits

ca. 30 ECTS / 18 US credits

Program Content

Lectures, Excursions

Levels of Study



/ semester+ application fee

Study Fields

Business and Management


Dong-A University

Diverse learning support & cultural experience activities


in Busan


Destination in

Accredited by international
education quality assurance system



SPRING 2025*

AUTUMN 2025*

SPRING 2026*

You may apply for semesters in the upcoming years already.

*) Small changes possible

Program Highlights

  • 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


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.

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Frequent asked questions

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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 semesterRead 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 to have travel insurance?
A: You are required to have a valid accident and health insurance for the whole duration of the study abroad program. The university may request a copy of the insurance certificate at the beginning of the semester. Additional information and recommended insurance packages.

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 visaflightsaccommodation 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

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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