Factsheet &



Institution Name

Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (HUFS), Korea

Institution Website

International Summer Session



Program Eligibility 

Exchange students must have:

Language Proficiency 


For taking classes taught in English

One of the following:

No requirements for taking Intensive Korean Language only


For taking classes taught in Korean

One of the following:

No requirements for taking Intensive Korean Language only

Benefits for Exchange / visiting Students 

Nomination & Application Period 

Spring Entry

August 1 - October 30

Summer/Fall Entry

February 1 - April 30

Semester Dates 

Spring Semester

March 4 – June 21

 Fall Semester

Sept 1 – Dec 21

International Summer Session 2024

New Student Orientation Dates 


February 29, 2024


End of August, 2024

Dormitory Check-in/out Dates 


In: February 27 - 28, 2024 (09:00 - 16:00 KST)

Out: June 21 2024 (09:00 - 15:00 KST)


In: August 28 - 29, 2024

Out: December 23, 2024 

Required Application Documents 

New Submission Method!!

Please have students submit documents using this form: 


Individual File Submission (.pdf, .doc, or .jpg)

.jpg Photo File

* All dormitory applicants must present Tuberculosis (TB) test results as they check-in at any of the HUFS dormitory. For Globee Dorm (Seoul Campus) and HUFS Dorm (Global Campus) applicants, only the x-ray test for the Tuberculosis test will be accepted. For International House applicants, either the x-ray or skin test for the Tuberculosis test will be accepted. Hepatitis test is not required for all dormitories.

Financial Statement

HUFS is not the party requiring financial documents for your exchange - the Ministry of Justice (i.e., Immigration) is now requiring that exchange students submit (to the univeristy) proof of financial stability following the length of their exchanges:

This amount must be in a bank account (i.e., a savings account/checking account) in your or your parents' names. Your last names must match or you need to also submit to HUFS a document showing the family relationship. This statement will be requested around the time that we start issuing the Certificates of Admission as your statement must be issued within 30 days of the Certificate's issuance date.

HUFS Online Application Demo

Student Document Submission Demo

Document Submission Form

Admission Package to Partner University 

Above items will be sent via registered air mail upon approval in most cases. Average shipping time is 11 days to most countries from Korea. Please consult with your local Korean embassy/consulate for other documents that you personally may need to provide (items vary by country).

Visa Process

D-2-6 / D-2-8 VISA (Study Abroad) is REQUIRED before entering Korea. 

Students can obtain a visa at the nearest Korean Embassy with the admission package. An additional step is required for students from the *21 nations listed below.

Health Examination

Students will need to have a health examination for Tuberculosis at a hospital designated by the Korean embassy as part of the visa process. Please consult the Korean embassy or Consulate for further details. 

This health exam result can be used for applying to all HUFS dormitories as well. 

Health Insurance

Exchange students or their parents/guardians are responsible for the cost of treatment should any medical emergencies arise.

Students should bring comprehensive travel and medical insurance before coming to Korea and verify that the insurance policy they carry covers hospitalization and medical care occurring during international travel and sojourns, as well as repatriation to their home country in case of medical emergency. 

Otherwise, a new law in Korea implemented in Spring 2021 will require students to pay for National Health Insurance Corporation (NHIC)'s monthly premium.

ENGLISH-Taught Course Areas

You can find classes, which are taught in English, mostly in the following departments/majors:

Please keep in mind that most international students (i.e., degree-seeking students) at HUFS take classes taught in Korean.

Restricted Courses 

Restricted Courses for Exchange Students

HUFS Grading Scale 

Regular Semester Course performance is graded on the following 100- point scale.


Double occupancy dormitory (on and off campus dormitory) 

"Off Campus" dorms are only about 250-300 meters away from the center of campus. See our pre-arrival guide's housing section for more info.

Tuition Fee 

The tuition fee will be fully waived for exchange students during the Fall and Spring semester periods for regular credit courses as well as the Intensive Korean program. 

Students who wish to take the Intensive Korean Program during winter and/or summer must pay the tuition fee, at 30% discounted rate (about 1,141,000 KRW ). From Fall 2020, the program fee has been raised to 1,620,000 KRW.


As of 2024 Fall semester, students who wish to take the Intensive Korean Program will be required to pay partial fees. 

Currency at HUFS 

Korean WON (KRW)

USD $1 = approximately 1,300 Won

Enrollment as of Fall 2023

2,437 Undergraduate (1,829)/graduate (608) international students between the Seoul and Global (located in Yongin city) campuses. 

INternational OFfice Address 

Office of International Admissions and Management (OIAM) 

Historical Archives Building #102

Hankuk University of Foreign Studies

107, Imun-Ro, Dongdaemun-Gu, Seoul 02450, Korea 

Inbound Exchange Inquiries 

Exchange Students

Mr. Jaehoan JOO

Ms. Jiyeong KIM

Office of International Admissions and Management 

Visiting Students/International Summer Session

Ms. Yoobin AHN

Office of International Admissions and Management 

Outbound Exchange Inquiries 

Ms. Nahyun CHOI

Office of International Affairs

Useful Websites

Pre-arrival Guide


International Student Guidebook


Academic Credits

More Info

Credits and Class Hours

Undergraduate Students

Graduate Students

Intensive Korean Program Students