Ewha Womans University
Ewha Womans University (Korean: 이화여자대학교, Hanja: 梨花女子大學校) is a private women's university in central Seoul, South Korea. It is one of the city's largest institutions of higher learning and also the world's largest female educational institute. It also is one of the best-known universities in South Korea, and often considered to be the top women's university there. Ewha was founded in 1886 by the American Methodist Episcopal missionary Mary F. Scranton.
Partner university's areas of study
Notes on Language of Instruction
Korean and Asian Studies in English. Other areas of study in Korean.
ELIGIBILITY + TIMING
Who can go?
Students can take courses in most areas of study. IMPORTANT: All applicants should have GPA of 75%.
Ewha Fall Semester: September 1 to mid-December
Ewha Spring Semester: Early March to mid-June
Course equivalency formula
Same as UBC credits
Credit transfer process
The transfer credit process takes approximately 16 weeks following each submission deadline. You should allow sufficient time to meet important deadlines that may affect you (e.g., application for graduation, registration in courses that require prerequisites that you took on exchange, entry to a major/honours program, etc.)
* Students who have special requirements or require academic accommodation should contact a Go Global advisor regarding their needs at least six weeks prior to the application deadline.
Type of Go Global Experiences
Course information and restrictions
** Students may be restricted from taking certain courses (not all!) offered by the Education, Art, Music Departments. Also, students are allowed to take courses of the Graduate and the Graduate school of International Studies.
Korean Language Level 1~6 (Offered to exchange students, free of charge) For details: http://elc.ewha.ac.kr/LangCenter/eng/index.jsp
Full course load information
Almost all courses offered at Ewha are open to exchange and visiting students. Courses are typically worth three credits, meeting 3 hours a week. Full-time students are required to take a minimum of 9 credits to a maximum of 18 credits per semester.
Transfer credits and equivalent courses at this university
Check out the courses that students have successfully transferred back in the last 3 years. If you don't see a course you need listed, it simply means you need to submit the course to be evaluated through the Transfer Credit Portal while on exchange.
* Areas of study at partner universities are subject to change. This list is to be used as a general guideline and is not exhaustive; research the partners' websites for additional course information.
15 credits or equivalent full-time program fee per term, paid to UBC. For the summer program, tuition and other fees, aside from the application fee, are paid directly to the partner. Some exceptions may apply.
Scholarships + awards
Information on available awards can be found here.
The Go Global award $1000
All students accepted to Go Global for Exchange, Research Abroad, or Study Abroad programs are automatically considered for this award. If you meet the eligibility criteria, you'll be notified of your award after you're accepted to Go Global and after you get nominated to apply to the partner university.
Students who are eligible for awards may receive one UBC or UBC-affiliated international learning award. If you're eligible, you are always offered the highest-value award. Unless stated otherwise, you need to meet eligibility criteria set out by the University Senate regarding awards.
Information for US students
If you are a student from the United States, please check the US Department of Education Lookup Tool to ensure that any partner institution you wish to attend on Exchange is Title IV ‘eligible’ forFederal Student Aid for the year in which you intend to study there. For institutions outside of the US, select “Foreign Country” from the “State” dropdown menu.
If you attend an eligible institution, then you may receive Title IV federal student loans while on Exchange.
If you attend an ineligible institution:
- You will not be eligible for US federal student loans,
- You may invalidate any US student aid you have previously received for your studies at UBC,
- You may be required to immediately begin repaying your US student loans, and
- You may not be eligible for any future US student aid for the remainder of your studies at UBC.
Types of accommodation available
The IEI assists students with housing. On-campus housing is available at the International House dormitory. The dormitory is centrally heated and air-conditioned, and both single and double occupancy rooms are available. Students applying for on-campus housing are required to pay housing application fee of 60 USD as soon as possible to reserve their room.