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Exchange Students

What is Student Exchange Program (SEP)

KU has established extensive links with many universities internationally through its student exchange program(SEP), which was developed as part of its internationalization process. This program now involves almost two thousand students to and from countries in Asia-Pacific, Europe, North and South America.

The benefits of KU exchange students vary according to the terms and conditions of the exchange agreement KU has concluded with each institution. Based on the principle of reciprocal exchange of benefits, our standard exchange agreements regulate student tuition fee waivers at host universities; however, students are responsible for room and board. Exchange students are also responsible for their own travel, medical insurance and other personal expenses.

Moreover, KU entered into an agreement for student exchange with International Student Exchange Programs(ISEP), a membership organization of worldwide higher-education institutions. To apply for ISEP at KU, please consult the ISEP coordinator at your university or for more information about ISEP, please visit (www.isep.org)

Eligibility - Student Exchange Program (SEP)

Only currently enrolled students of partner institutions that KU has an exchange agreement with, and of ISEP member institutions are eligible to apply to the SEP.

All applicants are required to secure the approval of their home university and then forward the completed application to the Office of International Affairs at KU.

KU retains the right to review the students nominated for SEP by their home university and to make a final decision concerning admission.

Entry requirements

To apply for SEP at KU, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Accurately complete the online application form with essential supporting documents
  • A minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
  • Must be of a currently enrolled student
  • Must have studied for a minimum of 2 full semesters at home institution by the time of submitting the online application to KU

Tuition Fees

All exchange students coming to KU to study pay tuition and other mandatory fees to their home institutions. KU shall not charge exchange students any other fees. However, exchange students are responsible for their own cost of living while in Seoul, such as accommodation, meals, purchasing textbooks and any other personal expenses.

Required Documents

  • Original Academic Transcript
  • Personal Statement (A4 one-page)
  • Copy of a Valid Passport
  • Certificate of Health
  • Oath of Good Conduct
  • Health Insurance

Application Period

  • Spring semester(Mar-Jun): 1 Oct - 15 Nov
  • Fall semester(Sep-Dec): 28 March - 15 May

*The online application is open during the designated periods only.

Applicants who have submitted the application form may upload documents by clicking the [Add Documents] during the designated periods.
(Application may not be revised once it is submitted)