Kyung Hee University – Seoul, South Korea
Kyung Hee University is a private university located in Seoul, South Korea. The emblem of the university is the Chinese character for “university” and has a world map in the background. This symbolizes Kyung Hee’s vision for globalization as well as an open mind and humanism for the world.
KHU, home to over 34,000 students is considered as one of the best universities in South Korea, comprising of 3 campuses; Seoul, Global (Yongin) and Gwangneun.
Since its founding in 1949, Kyung Hee University has pursued the Kyung Hee Spirit of “Scholarship and Peace” as well as the founding principle of “creating a civilized world.” It has established an academic tradition combining education, research and practice while pursuing the universal values of peace and mutual prosperity.
Programmes of study
Modules taught in English are available for students of the following programme areas at DMU: Textile Design, Arts and Festival Management, English Language and Literature, all Business Studies, Management, Accounting and Finance, Economics, Politics and International Relations. There are also General Education elective modules available to complement your studies and provide an insight into Korean culture and society, as well as Korean language classes. An overview of the course offer in English can be found here.
Exchange students will be required to follow a full programme of study for the academic year based at Kyung Hee University.
Learn more about campus activities and events
The Office of International Affairs organises an orientation at the start of the year which acclimatizes students to campus life and gives students the opportunity to get to know each other.
Students can participate in a Global Buddy programme which matches two Korean students with two exchange students in a group of four. The programme promotes cultural exchange through various project and events throughout the year.
Similarly, the International Friendship and Culture Club is a student-led organisation that brings together Korean students and international students to build friendships and foster intercultural awareness. The IFCC operates different programs every week to promote mutual intercultural awareness and provides opportunities for foreign students and our students to become friends. International students can discover lesser-known aspects of Korean culture through cultural experience trips every month. Academically there are also study groups that run to support international students study provide opportunities to learn each other’s culture and language.
Exchange students can also access the Global Zone, a place for international students which includes International satellite TV, computer and internet access, DVD and mini-library for use within the Global Zone, Tutoring rooms for group meetings and various culture programs and events.
There are also many student organizations available which are categorized into seven groups: performance, academic, service, athletics, religions, hobbies, and creative exhibition. Examples of organizations include an International debate club, Korean traditional music club and a Rugby club. Learn more about student organizations available here.
Travel & accommodation
Visas & insurance
Living costs in South Korea tend to be similar to those in the UK. We recommend that you do further independent research to gain a better understanding of the cost of your year abroad. To help you, we have a created a simple cost comparison between the UK and South Korea: