Sungkyunkwan University

City: Seoul
Language of instruction: English, Korean
  • Private research university located in the heart of central Seoul
  • 2 campuses: Humanities and Social Sciences Campus in Seoul, and the Natural Sciences Campus in Suwon
  • Originally founded in 1398 during the Joseon Dynasty as a place for scholars to study Confucianism
  • The foremost educational institution in Joseon
  • Much of Korean culture has been archived through the efforts of Sungkyunkwan scholars
  • 18 schools, 3 colleges, 12 graduate schools
  • Offers Korea’s first fully English-taught Global MBA program, as well as one of the best medical schools in South Korea, which is affiliated with the world-famous Samsung Medical Center
  • Recent years have seen a trend of SKKU rising in university rankings, and it consistently places in the top 5 nationally

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Partner university's areas of study



Terms offered

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

Term dates

  • Fall Semester: Late August to mid-December
  • Spring Semester: Early March to mid-June

Summer program

Courses + Transfer 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.)

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)

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

UBC course: ASIA 3rd
Title: Discover Korea: Korean Culture and History
Partner course code: N/A
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-09-12
UBC course: ASIA 3rd
Title: Introduction to Korean Cinema
Partner course code: IKS 2014-01
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-11-20
UBC course: ECON 1st
Title: Poverty, Inequality and Economic Growth
Partner course code: N/A
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-10-06
UBC course: HIST 2nd
Title: European Society and Culture
Partner course code: GEDG 012
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-03-18
UBC course: KORN 2nd
Title: Intermediate Korean
Partner course code: IEC 7008
Language of instruction: Korean
Evaluated date: 2017-11-20
UBC course: POLI 100
Partner course code: GEDI 007
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-02-23
UBC course: SOCI 3rd
Title: Human Rights and Equality in Modern Society
Partner course code: GEDG 032
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-03-02
UBC course: COMM 296
Title: Marketing Management
Partner course code: BUS 2003
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-11-22
UBC course: COMM 363
Title: Marketing Strategy
Partner course code: BUS 2004-03
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-11-22
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Corporate Communication
Partner course code: N/A
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-08-09
UBC course: ECON 102
Title: Introduction to Macroeconomics
Partner course code: GEC 2010
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-02-22
UBC course: BIOL 260
Title: Biological Science 2
Partner course code: GEDB 018-01
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-11-21
Tuition, Fees and Awards

Exchange tuition

  • Students will pay for 15 UBC credits per term

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.

Types of accommodation available

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