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Visiting Program

Visiting Student Program

HUFS offers a wide range of academic courses to attract increasing numbers of international students from Asia, the Middle East, Europe, the Americas, New Zealand/Australia and Africa.

The Visiting Student Program allows students from other countries to attend HUFS to take advantage of our excellent faculty and courses on a temporary basis.

Students from non-partner universities can apply to spend one semester or one academic year at HUFS. Visiting students are limited to a maximum of one year of enrollment at HUFS.


  • Eligibility
  • If your home university does not a have a formal academic agreement with Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, you may apply for the Visiting Student Program.

    As a visiting student at HUFS, you:
    - study at HUFS for one or two semesters
    - pay the tuition fee to Hankuk University of Foreign Studies
    - are responsible for inquiring to your study abroad adviser as to whether you can earn credits for the studies you will undertake at HUFS
    - may apply directly for the Visiting Student Program with a recommendation letter from one faculty member from your home university
  • Entry Requirements
  • Students should have completed at least one semester at their home university by the time of participation in this program. In order to gain admission, students are required to provide evidence of their GPA's at over 2.5 out of 4.0 or grades equivalent to a B average.

    ※ Korean/English Language Proficiency Requirements
    Language proficiency requirements have been established to ensure that all students registered in HUFS undergraduate programs are able to adequately participate in and benefit from instructional activities, which are mostly provided in Korean and English.

    1) Korean Language
    Students whose first language is not Korean and want to take regular courses taught in Korean are required to provide evidence of Korean language proficiency from at least one of the following:
    • a. TOPIK (Test of Proficiency in Korean) - Level 3 or higher or KLPT - 350 or higher
    • b. Level 3 or higher certificate from the HUFS Center for Korean Language & Culture
    • c. Official transcript proving you have earned at least 15 total credits from Korean language-related courses.

    2) English Language
    Students whose first language is not English and want to take coursework taught in English are required to provide evidence of English-language proficiency from one of the following:
    • a. IELTS - overall band score of at least 6.0
    • b. TOEFL - above 550 (Computer based 213, Internet based 80)
    • c. Letter from a university professor familiar both with expected standards in an English-medium university program and with the student's ability to perform in an English-medium academic atmosphere.

    ※ Students whose first language is Korean or English do not need to submit proof of language proficiency, but only if they plan to take courses taught in their first languages.
  • How/When to Apply
  • You may apply directly to HUFS for the Study Abroad Program.
    To make a direct application: Application deadlines
    1. Spring Entry: October 30
    2. Fall Entry: May 30
    ※ Please note that we are not able to proceed with incomplete application forms.



Ms. Yoobin Ahn
Email. / Tel. 82-2-2173-2068