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.)
- 3 study abroad opportunities: Student Exchange Program, KIEP (Korea University International Education Program) and ISS (International Summer School)
- 81 departments in 19 colleges & divisions, 18 graduate schools
- 1,400+ full-time faculty members with over 95% of them holding a Ph.D. or equivalent qualification in their field
- Particularly strong Humanities and Asian Studies Departments along with the recently established Graduate School of International Studies (GSIS)
- Renowned for its professional schools of Law, Medicine and Business Administration
- Located in Seoul, the campus covers 182+ acres
- 35,000+ students from all over the world
- One of the most beautiful campuses in Korea, boasting stately stone architecture, sprawling lawns, seasonal trees and natural flora
Partner university's areas of study
Notes on Language of Instruction
- Approximately 40% of courses are offered in English
- Korean language courses offered every semester in 6 different levels from beginner to advanced (each level course taught two hours/day, four days/week)
- All students are required to take a placement test before class begins (if necessary, students can take a one-level-higher class or a one-level-lower class together with the assigned class)
- One regular semester composed of 16 weeks - students are required to take approximately 120 class hours per semester
ELIGIBILITY AND TIMING
Who can go?
- Exchange students can take coursework in most areas of study
- Term 1: Late August to Late December
- Term 2: Late February to Late June
- Summer: Mid June to Late August (International Summer School)
- Commerce: When applying to Go Global, UBC-V Commerce students must select 'Korea University-COMM'
Course equivalency formula
- Same as UBC credits
- Exception of Korean Language courses, whose credits are doubled
Credit transfer process
* 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 participate in the Korea University Student Exchange Program (KUSEP)
- For summer language programs: please review the length and rigor of any short program
- Short programs may not receive equivalent credit if they are not comparable to a language course at UBC
- Please ask your advisor or Korean language department for feedback if you are uncertain about your program
- When selecting courses, ensure that they are available in the semester for which you are applying
Credit-bearing Korean language courses are offered during the regular semesters. There are 5 different levels from beginner to advance. For those who wish to take Korean language classes, no prior knowledge of the Korean language is required but there might be placement test depending on the lecturer. It will be held on the first day of the class. Free Korean language classes (4 weeks) are offered to students who completed a regular semester at KU during the winter/ summer break.
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
- Summer students attend through our exchange agreement and pay tuition to UBC based on the number of credits earned at the partner institution
- Some exceptions may apply
Scholarships + awards
- Global KU Scholarships are awarded to exchange students with high academic standing (at least 75% overall average) who will be studying at KU for a full academic year
- As a U21 Member institution, KU offers an automatic Universitas 21 Scholarship to UBC students with acceptance to the university
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’ for Federal 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.
- Some partner fees may apply
Types of accommodation available
- Online application for housing is available only after the student submits his/her application form & required documents and receives a Korea University Student ID Number
- Accommodation is limited and served on a first-come-first-served basis
- Deposit payment of 200,000 KRW is required to complete your application; otherwise, the application will not be processed
- Please read the application procedure carefully posted on the accommodation website before applying online