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Seoul, South Korea

Direct Enrollment - Korea University

Study Abroad
Program Options:
Direct Enrollment
Fall, Spring, Academic Year

At a glance


Apartment, Dormitory


15 to 19 per Semester

Language of Instruction:

English, Korean

Language Prerequisites:


Visa Required:


About the Program

Starting in Fall 2024

We're excited to announce our new partnership with Korea University! Students will be able to apply for this program starting with the Fall 2024 term.  If you're looking to go to Seoul sooner than that, checkout our other program at Yonsei University.

Immerse yourself in the culture of South Korea through full-time enrollment at Korea University (KU) – a prestigious private research university in Seoul and a trusted partner of IES Abroad’s Study Abroad Foundation (SAF). It’s an incredible opportunity to engage with Korean culture, learn about its history and modern society, and gain valuable academic experience at one of the top universities in the country. It’s a unique and enriching experience that combines academic rigor with cultural immersion

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Follow Your Academic Interests

Select from more than 500 English-taught courses, including STEM.

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Improve Your Korean Language Skills

Join intensive and non-intensive Korean Language Instruction courses.

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Join University Clubs & Activities

Korea University hosts various programs and activities.

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Take Classes Like a Local

Select from a range of coursework Korea University has to offer.

Program Advisor

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Alicia Emerich

Once you’ve applied for a program, I’ll be your direct point of contact. From housing to course registration and everything in between, I’m here to help you prepare to study abroad. Once you’re accepted to your program, you’ll find even more detailed information about what you need to know before you depart in your Predeparture Guide. Let’s get started!

📱 800.995.2300 ✉️ study@IESabroad.org

About the Destination

An arial view of Seoul, South Korea from N-Seoul Tower.

Why Seoul?

Seoul is a dynamic metropolis where ancient history and modern life converge. You may have heard that Seoul was ranked third “best student city” according to the QS World University Rankings® 2022! Winning factors include a “24/7” culture, late-night tea houses, and 115 museums; nine major subway (plus bus) lines, so everything feels convenient; and a population of nearly 10 million people to enjoy all that it has to offer.

Learn More About Seoul

Get to Know Your New City

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Take in a view of the cityscape at the N Seoul Tower

Take the cable car up Mt. Namsan to access the observation platform.

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Admire the Gyeongbokgung Palace

Roam the grounds of the largest palace built by the Joseon dynasty.

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Taste street food at Gwangjang Market

Immerse yourself in South Korean flavors.

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Gaze at the Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP)

Attend events, shows, and museums.

The Student Experience

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a student apartment in Seoul, with a table, chairs, and a TV
  • Apartment
  • Dormitory


You'll be in double room with one roomate. The apartment is conveniently located near public transportation for daily commutes to campus. Each apartment includes a kitchen and bathroom. Meals are not included. Single rooms are also available and carry an additional cost.