International Studies Abroad ®est. 1987

Semester / Trimester

STEM, Social Sciences & Liberal Arts -Korea University

With 40% of the courses at Korea University taught in English, students can choose a wide variety of classes from the following departments:

  • Business Administration,
  • Architecture,
  • Education,
  • Engineering,
  • Health Science,
  • Liberal Arts,
  • Life Sciences and Biotechnology
  • Media & Communication,
  • Political Science & International Relations.
Korea University's Business School is the first business school accredited both by AACSB & EQUIS in Korea.

Known as one of Seoul's "SKY Universities," similar to the "Ivy League" in the U.S., Korea University is a world-class institution featuring a dynamic educational environment, beautiful and conveniently located campus, and top-quality student facilities. It prides itself not only on being a progressive and globally conscious institution, but also one that plays a role in preserving and developing Korean culture.

While at Korea University, students can choose to live in student dorms or to find an independent off-campus housing.

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Minimum GPA

Students must have a minimum grade point average of 2.50.

Minimum Admissions Prerequisites

  • All students must have a passport that is valid for at least six months after the end of their program to be accepted into the program. Students who do not yet have a passport MUST apply for one as soon as possible and may need to pay for expedited processing to ensure that they have a passport by the application deadline.
  • Students must submit college transcripts showing they have completed at least two semesters and have sophomore standing with an overall GPA of at least a 2.5 on a 4.0 scale at all higher education institutions attended (community college, college, or university) at the time of application to the program. Effective Fall 2017, Korea University will not make any exceptions to the requirement. Freshman students are encouraged to apply for ISA programs at Konkuk University or Pusan National University, which will accept Freshman applicants. Please contact the ISA Seoul Program Manager for more information.
  • For the transfer students, you should have completed at least one semester at your current home institution before applying for the program.
  • Korea University strictly enforces this admission requirement. Therefore, no exceptions can be made to the GPA requirement or the two-semester rule under any circumstances. Please contact the ISA Seoul Program Manager with any questions.

Along with their standard ISA application, students also submit

  • a letter of recommendation from an academic reference,
  • a letter of intent,
  • color passport copy,
  • profile photo,
  • Korea University student oath.
Students will receive detailed instructions for these application materials in their ISA student portal after submitting their initial ISA online application. All required application materials must be submitted on or before the application deadline. Contact the ISA Seoul Program Manager for more details.

Course Information

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.


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