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Bachelor’s Degree in Seoul, South Korea

Complete a Bachelor’s degree in Korea at a top private university and kickstart your international career!

Apply through Asia Exchange and receive a guaranteed 300 EUR scholarship for your first semester as a full degree student at HUFS. This scholarship guarantees a cheaper first semester than applying directly! Asia Exchange will guide you through the application process. Book a Zoom meeting with us to find out more!

Live in the flagship city of the Asian Tigers and enjoy the excellent standards of Korean higher education. Build your international network and become a global citizen of the world at the no. 1 international university in Korea.

Program Overview


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

Program Duration

4 years

Program Content

Lectures, assignments and various other teaching methods depending on courses

Levels of Study



22700 EUR (full degree)
On average 3200 EUR per semester
300 EUR cheaper when applying through Asia Exchange

Study Fields

International relations, international economics, international law and development, culture, humanities, languages

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AUTUMN 2023*

SPRING 2024*

You may apply for semesters in the upcoming years already.

*) dates still tentative

Program Highlights

Studying in Hankuk University Bachelor’s Degree Program

The goal of the 4-year Bachelor’s degree program is to give you the necessary language skills and professional know-how to work in demanding and competitive international environments. You also have the chance to choose among different specializations depending on your interests and career goals. All the while you have the chance to immerse yourself in Korean culture and build your international network.

The Bachelor’s degree program in Korea is for you if…

  • You have an upper secondary degree
  • You have a good command of English
  • You’re interested in pursuing an international career
  • You’re interested in East Asia and Korea

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Most frequent questions and answers

Q: How do I select my courses? 
A: Course registration dates will be sent to you by email. Course registration happens through HUFS’ own portal.

Q: What study level are the courses at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies? 
A: Bachelor -and Master-level courses. Bachelor-level courses are more widely available.

Q: When do the exams take place? 
A: Exams will be organized during the last few weeks of the semester. All courses and exams will be finished by the announced semester ending date.

Q: What type of visa do I need to have in order to study in South Korea? 
A: You will need a D2 student visa in order 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.

Q: Is there on-campus accommodation available at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies? 
A: Yes. In addition to the on-campus dormitories, students can also stay in off-campus dormitories that are located just a minute’s walk away from campus. You can read more about the dormitories and room options here.

Q: When do I know if I will receive a dormitory room? 
A: Hankuk University of Foreign Studies will inform students on their dormitory assignments before the semester starts

Q: When can I move into the dormitory, and how long I can stay there? 
A: Check-in and check-out dates will be confirmed separately for each semester. Normally, you can check in 2 days before the start of the semester, and students can stay in the dorm for the duration of the semester. The dormitory payment is paid directly to HUFS.

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.

All new dorm residents are required to take a medical examination at the HUFS Health Care Center or submit proof of an authorized health examination report at the time of exchange program application in accordance with the requirements of the Korean Immigration Service and HUFS dormitory regulation. Tuberculosis (TB) is the only test on the health examination form which is mandatory for all students (skin test or chest X-ray).

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 visaflightsaccommodation and other living costs. The costs of living in Seoul are slightly lower than in many Western cities, but the real costs will depend on your individual lifestyle.

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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