International Summer Session in Korean & East Asian Studies

The International Summer Session in Korean & East Asian Studies (ISS) at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (HUFS), offered continuously for 13 years since its establishment in 2003, provides a unique opportunity to all those who want to deepen their understanding of Korean society and the sources of its current trends. International students may increase their Korean language proficiency through ISS language classes, and domestic Korean students have the opportunity to enhance their English language proficiency by studying in an international environment where all courses are taught in English.

ISS provides students with a carefully planned curriculum and the courses are taught by some of the most prominent scholars in the field of Korean & East Asian Studies, many of whom are invited from prestigious foreign universities to teach for the summer session. The faculty and students together create a cosmopolitan atmosphere which is conducive to an in-depth understanding of Korean society.

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Admission to the ISS is open to anyone who has completed at least one semester or two quarters of college or university. The minimum GPA required for admission is 2.00 on a 4.00 scale (or equivalent).
Graduate students and those who who already have degree may also apply.
(Under special circumstances, qualified high school graduates who will be enrolled in a university program in the fall 2013 semester may petition for acceptance into the program.)

Entry Requirements

Admission to the ISS is open to anyone who has completed at least one semester or two quarters of college or university. The minimum GPA required for admission is 2.00 on a 4.00 scale (or equivalent).

1) Students currently attending a university where English is the medium of instruction or who have graduated from an English medium high school do not need proof of English proficiency.

2) Students who are enrolled at non-English speaking universities must submit a proof of reasonable English proficiency : IBT 71, TOEIC score of 700, or a HUFS FLEX score of 625. Or,

If a student does not have a TOEFL, TOEIC or FLEX score, alternative verification of sufficient English proficiency may also be provided in the form of a 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.

Course/Enrollment Information

Regular tuition covers enrollment in two 3-hour courses for 6 credit hours. A student who enrolls for 6 credit hours of theory courses may also choose to enroll in language classes in the afternoon. Only students enrolled in at least one ISS theory course may enroll in the optional Korean language or Academic English classes. Scholarship recipients for the morning classes will also be granted a scholarship for the Korean language classes, calculated on the same basis.

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How/When to Apply

Students can apply for HUFS International Summer Session online (Printed versions of the application form will be also accepted). Application will not be considered complete and will not be processed until all supporting materials are received and application fee payment is confirmed. Students are notified when their applications are complete, usually within two weeks after the application is complete or by the published notification date.

International students should note that their application deadlines are earlier than those of Korean students.
This is to allow adequate time for the processing of student visas and the receipt of payments.

If you have been successfully nominated as an exchange student, you need to contact and apply through the international office at your home university.

Online Application

Students should complete all sections of our ISS online application form.

Apply Online exchange Student

※ We accept short-term exchange students from our partner universities at International Summer Session.

※ Students who want to participate in our summer program on exchange need to contact their international/study abroad office at their home institution.

Application Forms

- We also accept paper application for fee-paying students via mail

- Please download the application form and submit it to our ISS office

- If students want on-campus housing, they need to submit the dorm application form.

Application Form for International Summer Session

Application Form for Dormitory

Application Deadlines

December 1, 2015 - May 31, 2016 : International Students

December 1, 2015 - June 15, 2016 : Domestic students

* Application fee (USD 100 or KRW 100,000) must be paid before the deadline


- Address :
Office of International Student Services
Hankuk University of Foreign Studies
107, Imun-ro, Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul, Korea, 02450

- Website :

- Phone : +82-2-2173-2068

- Fax : +82-2-2173-2877

- E-mail :

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