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  • Locations: Seoul, South Korea
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: UCCS applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2025 10/01/2024 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2025 03/01/2025 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Type of Program: UCCS Exchange Programs Areas of Study: Accounting, Business, Business Administration, Economics, Finance, Human Resources Management, International Business, International Relations, International Studies, Law, Linguistics, Management, Marketing, Other Language & Literature, Political Science, Politics, Pre-Law
Language of Instruction: English, Korean Minimum GPA: 2.5
Housing Type: Residence Hall Themes & Meta Majors: Arts, Humanities, and Media, Education and Teaching, Exchange Programs, Society, Human Behavior, and Public Service
Program Description:

Update to Hankuk's requirements as of 5/18/2022: HUFS is not the party requiring financial documents for your exchange - the Ministry of Justice (i.e., Immigration) is now requiring that exchange students submit (to the university) proof of financial stability following the length of their exchanges:
4 months - 6,800 USD
6 months - 10,200 USD
10 months - 17,000 USD
12 months - 20,000 USDThis amount must be in a bank account (i.e., a savings account/checking account) in your or your parents' names. Your last names must match or

you need to also submit to HUFS a document showing the family relationship. This statement will be requested around the time that we start issuing the Certificates of Admission as your statement must be issued within 30 days of the Certificate's issuance date.
The Best Exchange LengthsWhen students register with Immigration after arriving, Immigration only issues two validity periods: 6 or 12 months. Thus, if a student wants to do an exchange only for 4 or 10 months, they will STILL receive a 6 or 12 month visa period.
We recommend to register with HUFS for the SHORTEST exchange period (4 or 10 months) only for the lowest required financial statement requirement.

Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (HUFS)

The student exchange program at HUFS is designed to develop a global perspective by gaining an appreciation of cultural diversity through immersion in academic and cultural experiences.Establish in 1954, HUFS was South Korea's first higher education institution specialized in foreign languages and global studies. HUFS boasts around 22,000 students with over 1,200 international students. UCCS students remain enrolled with UCCS and pay tuition fees to UCCS for either a semester or academic year of study at HUFS. HUFS is located in the heart of bustling Seoul, South Korea. Students do not need to have any Korean language knowledge to attend this program.

Interested in going on this program? Visit our Steps to Study Abroad website for more information: 

Have any further questions about this program? Take a look at our FAQ or contact us at


Exchange students can choose from a wide range of courses taught in English across disciplines. Students can look for classes via the HUFS Course Finder.

In order to search, you should choose Undergraduate at the Seoul campus. You can then select the Field and if there is a check box in the "F" field, the course is taught in English (or another language besides Korean). Please note 1st semester is Fall semester and 2nd semester is Spring semester. By clicking on the class, you can see the syllabus for that class. One class at HUFS will approximately translate to 3 UCCS credits, but classes are subject to individual review for credit. UCCS students will need to fill out a Study Away Form in order to receive official approval of classes and credit prior to depart


Academic Calendar
Fall Semester (2nd semester) Late August-Mid December
Springs Semester (1st semester) Late February-Mid June

Exact start and end dates will vary year to year. Please reference the HUFS Academic Calendar for exact start and end dates.


There are two campus dormitories are available for exchange students. All rooms are air-conditioned and fully furnished with internet access. Students, upon nomination and acceptance, will apply for the dormitory or their choice. For the most up to date information about HUFS accommodation, please visit their housing website here.
On-campus residences: On-campus residences have curfews starting at midnight, among other rules. Disobeying these rules can result in penalties, which if enough penalties occur, students will be asked to leave the residence. These residences cost around $1,000 for the semester.

Off-campus residences: These gender separated residences are located with a 3-minute walk from the Seoul campus. These residences also have limited availability and have no curfew.  These residences cost between $1,100 and $1,200 for the semester.


Every student going abroad through UCCS is required to obtain or show proof of a comprehensive international health insurance plan that includes emergency evacuation and repatriation. UCCS recommends a minimum coverage amount of $200,000.00. Please visit our insurance page for more information and to see the UCCS recommended international health insurance provider. Rates will vary depending on the student and the duration of stay.

Immigration and Visas

Students studying at HUFS for longer than 90 days will need to obtain a D-2 student Korean visa from the closest embassy or consulate. Students will need to obtain this visa before arriving in Korea. Upon receipt of a student's application documents, the HUFS Office of International Student Services will apply for the D-2 student visa on the student's behalf. After the student's visa application has been accepted, the HUFS OISS will update the student's application portal with his or her individual Certificate of Confirmation of Visa Issuance document. Each student must submit his or her Confirmation of Visa Issuance document, visa fee, passport, and tuberculosis test certificate (residents of designated countries only, see below) to the closest embassy or consulate of the Republic of Korea. 

Students are encouraged to visit the Korean Consulate in Los Angeles' website for the most up to date visa requirements and information. Students can also visit HUFS' website for more visa and immigration information.

The Global Engagement Office does not process or issue visas and permits. We are here to advise and assist you with the process, but obtaining this permit is ultimately your responsibility.  

Costs and Tuition

UCCS students that have been accepted to study at HUFS as an exchange student will pay tuition and fees to UCCS for the appropriate number of credits (12-15) at their normal UCCS tuition rate. Students should expect to pay the following costs in country and out-of-pocket; airfare, housing, meals, books and supplies. 

Financial Aid

Students are eligible to receive financial aid for this program as long as they maintain full-time status while abroad. Before departure students will need to receive pre-approval on all course work that they intend to take via their academic advisor or a faculty member through a study away form that can be obtained in the Global Engagement Office. Financial aid will not be released early for education abroad purposes. For specific questions regarding financial aid, students should contact the UCCS financial aid office directly.


Students are eligible to continue to receive most scholarships and grants that they would receive normally during the semester as long as there are not stipulations that students need to be on-campus. Students should confirm this with their appropriate contact for the scholarship. Students wishing to apply for scholarships for study abroad should visit our scholarship website.


Health and Safety

Health and safety are paramount to a successful experience studying abroad. We encourage students to research health and safety considerations of the destination in which they wish to go. The U.S. Department of State (DOS) and the Centers for Disease Control  (CDC) provide up to date and comprehensive information about health and safety abroad. Please visit the following links to find more information:
U.S. Department of State:
Centers for Disease Control:

Seoul, South Korea

Seoul, the capital of South Korea, is a huge metropolis where modern skyscrapers, high-tech subways and pop culture meet Buddhist temples, palaces and street markets. Notable attractions include futuristic Dongdaemun Design Plaza, a convention hall with curving architecture and a rooftop park; Gyeongbokgung Palace, which once had more than 7,000 rooms; and Jogyesa Temple, site of ancient locust and pine trees.

Today, Seoul is considered a leading and rising global city, resulting from an economic boom called the Miracle on the Han River which transformed it to the world's 4th largest metropolitan economy with a GDP of US$845.9 billion in 2014 after Tokyo, New York City and Los Angeles. In 2015, it was rated Asia's most livable city with the second highest quality of life globally by Arcadis. A world leading technology hub centered on Gangnam and Digital Media City the Seoul Capital Area boasts 15 Fortune Global 500 companies such as Samsung, one of the world's largest technology companies, as well as LG and Hyundai-Kia.