Hankuk University of Foreign Studies is the birthplace of foreign language education in Korea and teaches 45 major languages of Asia, the Middle East and other major regions of the world. HUFS graduates now play vital roles in international trade and diplomatic affairs. In addition to its focus on the theory and practice of foreign languages, HUFS also encourages students to use the language skills that they have acquired to study the politics, economy, society and culture of each region of the world.
HUFS is a specialized university that educates students to become creative experts, international Koreans and independent researchers who will contribute to the development and exchange of culture. HUFS is a coeducational school with around 15,000 undergraduate students in 74 departments within 17 colleges. HUFS has educational exchange ties with 638 universities in 92 countries worldwide.
Website for International Students
Website for Exchange Students
HUFS is composed of two Campuses, the Seoul Campus located in the eastern region of the nation's capital city, and its suburban Campus in Yongin, which is about an hour and a half drive from the Seoul Campus. As of 2012, the Seoul Campus consists of 13 buildings, including the university Administrative Offices, Student Center, Humanities Building, Graduate Schools, Institute of Teaching and Learning Development, Social Science Building, Foreign Language Training and Testing Center, Library, Faculty Office BuildingⅠ, Faculty Office BuildingⅡ, Information Building, Open Air Theater and International Center. The Campus (Yongin) also consists of 13 buildings, including Administrative Offices, Humanities and Business Building, Language and Literature Building, Student Center, 2nd Dormitory, Women's Mo Hyun Dormitory, Men's Mo Hyun Dormitory, Information Building, Natural Science Building, Bar Exam Preparation Hall, Library, Information and Industry Building, Welfare Building, and Center for International Area Studies.
The Seoul Campus of HUFS has taken another step toward becoming a more creative global Campus through the completion of the Minerva Complex. The old main hall, which was the first building on the Seoul Campus, holds symbolic significance as it was the main building of HUFS for some 50 years. Through the establishment of the Minerva Complex, the parts of the old main building remaining after demolition work were given renewed symbolic importance through their renovation and transformation into the HUFS Historical Archives Center.
The Global Campus (Yongin) offers a striking contrast to the urban atmosphere of the Seoul Campus. Isolated from the hustle and bustle of the city life, the Global Campus is nestled in beautiful Wangsan valley filled with wild flowers and covered with rich foliage. Whereas the Seoul Campus has virtually no more space for new construction, the 2.6 million square meters of the Yongin Campus still has many open sites for future development. At the center of the campus one finds the Myoungsoodang Pond, which lives fully up to its name that means the "pond with clear water." Students can choose to stay in the on-campus dormitory and use numerous on-campus facilities, or they can easily commute via commercial bus lines from Seoul.
Areas of study open to undergraduate exchange students in English:
Languages, Business Administration, Social Sciences, Law, Education, Asian Studies, International Studies, Engineering (Several Areas), Science (Several Fields), Humanities.
Students whose first language is Korean or English do not need to submit the proof of language proficiency if they plan to take courses taught in their first language.
||September 5th - November 21st
||February 24th - May 26th
||December 11th – December 15th
||June 12th - June 16th
*Please note, these are estimated dates and are subject to change. For the most updated information, please visit the host university website
Estimated Monthly Cost in USD:
- Housing: $250
- Meals: $350
- Local Transportation: $20
- Additional Fees: $100
- Course Materials: $30
is a dormitory for students attending Seoul Campus, and was set up to make campus life more convenient and help improve the global capabilities of the students. About 700 people are living in GlobeeDorm, with the 5th floor through the 12th floor being designated as an English-language-only zone.
For more information, please visit the University’s Housing Website