Overview

Ewha Womans University

City: Seoul
Language of instruction: English, Korean

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

ArtsCommerce (UBCV)EngineeringFine ArtsForestryHealth SciencesLand and Food SystemsManagement (UBCO)Science

Notes on Language of Instruction

Korean and Asian Studies in English. Other areas of study in Korean.

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ELIGIBILITY + TIMING

Terms offered

Term 1Term 2Full year Term 1 + 2 (UBC Term 1 start)Summer

Who can go?

Students can take courses in most areas of study. IMPORTANT: All applicants should have GPA of 75%.

Term dates

Ewha Fall Semester: September 1 to mid-December

Ewha Spring Semester: Early March to mid-June 

Notes on eligibility and timing

Summer program

Ewha International Co-Ed Summer College

Courses + Transfer Credits

Credits

Course equivalency formula

Same as UBC credits

Grading scheme

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.)

Information about the transfer credit portal.

Course Information

* 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

Exchange (pay UBC tuition)Graduate research

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).

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.

Partner Course Information

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.

UBC Vancouver

Arts
UBC course: ARTH 3rd
Title: Korean Art History: From Prehistoric Times to Chosun Dynasty
Partner course code: 10822
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date:
UBC course: ARTS 1st
Title: Korean Ceramics
Partner course code: CERAMICS 10504
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-05-10
UBC course: ARTS 1st
Title: Introductory Korean Studies
Partner course code: KORN STUD N/A
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-07-18
UBC course: ARTS 1st
Title: Korean Ceramics II
Partner course code: 10505-01
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-05-23
UBC course: ARTS 3rd
Title: Everyday Life in Modern Korea
Partner course code: 37562 01
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-06-26
UBC course: ASIA 3rd
Title: North Korean Studies on Society & Culture
Partner course code: 10548-01
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-10-19
UBC course: ASIA 3rd
Title: Religion and Culture in Modern Korea
Partner course code: 10619
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-10-30
UBC course: ASIA 3rd
Title: Modern History and Korean Cinema
Partner course code: 10819
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-07-29
UBC course: ASIA 3rd
Title: Pop Goes Korea: Korean Media & Culture
Partner course code: 11027-01
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-04-15
UBC course: ASIA 3rd
Title: Premodern History of Korea
Partner course code: 35716
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-07-29
UBC course: ASIA 3rd
Title: Understanding Korean Cultural Heritage
Partner course code: 35881-01
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-04-15
UBC course: ASIA 4th
Title: Women in Korean History
Partner course code: ASIA 10958
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-08-28
UBC course: ECON 341
Title: Korean Economy and Capitalism
Partner course code: ECON 10148-01
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2012-12-04
UBC course: ECON 3rd
Title: International Trades
Partner course code: ECON 22213-01
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2012-12-04
UBC course: ELEV 2nd
Title: International Trades Law
Partner course code: ECON 35680-01
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2013-01-29
UBC course: Econ 356
Title: International Economic Policy
Partner course code: 35694
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2013-10-30
UBC course: HIST 3rd
Title: Contemporary Issues in East Asia
Partner course code: 36787
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2013-10-30
UBC course: HIST 3rd
Title: East Asian History and Civilization
Partner course code: 36784
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2013-10-30
UBC course: KIN 3rd
Title: Sport and Globalization
Partner course code: KIN 10562-01
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-05-17
UBC course: KORN 1st
Title: Korean Language 1
Partner course code: 10980
Language of instruction: Korean
Evaluated date: 2014-07-29
UBC course: KORN 3rd
Title: Korean 3
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: Korean
Evaluated date: 2014-04-15
UBC course: KORN 4th
Title: Ewha Korean Level 4
Partner course code: n/a 4th
Language of instruction: Korean
Evaluated date: 2014-07-29
UBC course: KORN 4th
Title: Academic Korean Level 1
Partner course code: KORN Level 5
Language of instruction: Korean
Evaluated date: 2014-07-29
UBC course: POLI 360
Title: International Security
Partner course code: 35682
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2013-12-21
UBC course: POLI 364
Title: International Organizations
Partner course code: 35677
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2013-12-21
UBC course: POLI 367
Title: Analysis of International Relations
Partner course code: 34440
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2013-12-21
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Advanced Topics in International Relations
Partner course code: 35695
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2013-12-21
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Special Topics in Asian Studies: Nationalism and Diplomacy in East Asia
Partner course code: 38786
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2013-12-21
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: International Relations in East Asia
Partner course code: 35678
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2013-12-21
UBC course: PSYC 3rd
Title: Counseling Psychology
Partner course code: 21595
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-08-14
UBC course: RELG 1ST
Title: Christianity and the world
Partner course code: 10023
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date:
Commerce
UBC course: COMM 296
Title: Marketing Management
Partner course code: BUSI 22240
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2013-09-13
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Fashion Survey
Partner course code: Fashion Su 35039
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2013-06-11
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Business Communication
Partner course code: BUSI 35629
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2013-09-12
Land and Food Systems
UBC course: FNH 301
Title: Fundamentals of Food Chemistry
Partner course code: 36936
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2013-10-04
UBC course: FNH 3rd
Title: Laboratory Methods in Food and Nutrition
Partner course code: 36599
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2013-10-04
Pharmaceutical Sciences
UBC course: BIOL 3rd
Title: Medicinal Natural Products
Partner course code: PHARMACY 37107
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-02-13

UBC Okanagan

Arts and Sciences
UBC course: ARTS 1st
Title: Korean Language Level 1 (Basic)
Partner course code: KORN 11008
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-07-18
UBC course: CULT 3rd
Title: East Asian Culture and Thought
Partner course code: CULT 36785-01
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-01-23
Tuition, Fees and Awards

Exchange tuition

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

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.

Additional awards

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.

Check out international learning awards and eligibility.

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.
Housing

Types of accommodation available

Off-campusOn-campus

Housing notes

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. 

Information on Accommodation

How to applyBack to UBCO