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Program Description


Video courtesy of Korea University (KU)

Quick Facts

  • To receive priority consideration for this program, submit complete fall or academic year applications by February 1st and spring applications by August 1st.
  • Korea University (KU), founded in 1905, is widely acknowledged as one of the country’s oldest, largest and top-ranked universities in Korea. Its reputation for quality is based on excellence in teaching, research and service to Korean society.
  • Internship options in local organizations: KUBS will help students find internship placements with local companies.
  • Eligibility: must be currently enrolled as a full-time, degree-seeking student in good academic standing, must have completed 1 full-time semester with grades posted at time of the application; must be a WP Carey student with 2.75 cumulative GPA.  
  • The competitiveness of this program is considered moderate to high.  Contact the International Coordinator for more information.



Location Details

Seoul is a city rich in history and tradition, founded in 1392. It is now the capital city of South Korea, and traces of the former dynasty are still very much a part of the city's landscape. The capital city with an exciting modern architecture and a cosmopolitan community, Seoul is the political, cultural, commercial, financial, educational and recreational center of South Korea. It is home to major corporations, banks, government offices, leading schools and universities, theaters and entertainment facilities. Seoul also offers rich and satisfying tourist attractions and events.

A truly global, buzzing city and the host of the Olympic Games in 1988 and the World Cup in 2002, Seoul is the country's biggest - by far - and is also amongst Asia's most wealthy cities. The heritage and tourism scene within Seoul is undeniable, with fortresses, temples, shrines, palaces and ceremonies all vying for your attention, along with modern skyscrapers, glitzy shopping malls, and multi-media and entertainment complexes around the Itaewon, Jamsil and Namsan area.

Photo: Seoul, South Korea

Visa Information

U.S. citizens will require a visa* in order to participate in this program. Limited information about the visa application process may be provided by the ASU Study Abroad Office and/or your host institution, but it is your sole responsibility to research, apply, and secure a visa. Failure to obtain a visa may result in your inability to participate and, ultimately, your withdrawal from the program, subject to the terms of the Study Abroad Withdrawal Policy

Consult this page for additional information regarding visas. If you need assistance securing a U.S. Passport, visit the ASU U.S. Passport Acceptance Office in Tempe.

PLEASE NOTE: Visa requirements for non U.S. citizens may differ from those for U.S. citizens; students who are not U.S. citizens are advised to contact their International Coordinator and begin independently researching the visa requirements for their nationality as soon as possible.

*At the time of writing. This information is subject to change without notice; students should independently confirm this requirement with the relevant consulate/embassy.


Academic Program & Courses

With a large number of course options that fit directly into the ASU WPC majors and the WPC International Business Certificate, KUBS is a perfect option for business students looking to study in one of Asia's largest and most significant cities.

KUBS offers courses in Accounting, Finance, International Business, Logistics, Service & Operations Management (LSOM), Management, Marketing, and MIS.  Exchange students also have the option of taking one or two courses in other disciplines offered at Korea University, such as Korean language or culture. For a complete list of courses visit the KUBS course website (remember to change the "Dept." dropdown to "Korea University Business School").

Glossary of Terms:

100 Level Courses = 1st year courses
200 Level Courses = 2nd year courses
300 Level Courses = 3rd year courses
400 Level Courses = 4th year courses

Internship placements are typically not for credit, but are usually for pay. Placements are not guaranteed, and depend upon each student's strengths and local business needs.

Korean language courses are available as well.  Student can find those courses here. General Subject > General Studies> Electives>IFLS108-113/ IFLS240-247. 

Course registration takes place in July/August for fall students and in January/Early February for spring students.

Access a list of courses other ASU students have taken and view current course equivalencies.

Credit & Grade Conversion Scale

Click here to view how credits and grades at Korea University Business School will convert to ASU credits and grades.
KUBS Business Hall
Photo courtesy of KUBS

KU Library
Photo courtesy of Korea University


KU Anam

KU Dining hall
Photos courtesy of Korea University

Program Housing

Exchange students have the option of living on campus in student dormitory, in a homestay, or off-campus in independent housing.

On-campus accommodation is available but extremely limited. Rooms are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, but exchange students should NOT anticipate being placed in on-campus housing. More information on housing is available from the KUBS Residence Office here.

Students will likely be placed in off-campus accommodation.  Students who apply for on-campus housing, but are not placed, will receive assistance from KUBS International Office to secure off-campus housing.

Private student accommodations, called Goshitel, are located near campus (5-10 minute walk). These accommodations vary widely in terms of room size, rate, meals, cleaning, and laundry services. Prices range from approximately KRW 500,000 - 700,000 per month, and the average price is about KRW 550,000. More information can be found here.

General information on housing in Seoul can be found online at the Seoul Global Center website (under Living > Housing).

Homestay Korea can also put students in touch with families willing to host a student, and reservations are available in English.


Accessibility Information

For more information about accessibility, please visit this website from Korea University.

Individuals with disabilities may find accessibility and accommodation in one of more of this program’s locations very different from what you find in the United States. Depending on the program, there may be a great deal of walking or the regular use of public transportation. The Study Abroad Office cannot guarantee access to public transportation, buildings, or public sites on this program.

Although ASU cannot guarantee the accessibility of all program sites, students with disabilities can and do study abroad. Upon request, the ASU Study Abroad Office can provide information about the availability of accommodations and accessible facilities on the specific program and can help you determine whether this program can meet your accommodation needs.

KU Training Center
Photo courtesy of KU


Cost Information

Exchange program participants will pay ASU tuition and fees for the term of the Exchange program, according to the individual student's classification and degree level. In addition to ASU tuition and fees, participants are also responsible for paying the following non-refundable fees:

  • $50 Application Fee
  • $400 Administrative Fee
  • Mandatory Medical Insurance Fee*
All other costs associated with participation in the program are the responsibility of the individual student.

Be sure to reference the Fall Semester Cost Sheet, Spring Semester Cost Sheet or the Academic Year Cost Sheet for information on any additional estimated expenses.

The program may allow for time which can be spent in non-program activities. Participants may wish to travel, sightsee or participate in activities or events in which they have a personal interest. Please note that the participant is fully responsible for making arrangements and for all costs of transportation, lodging, food and additional expenses that may be associated with any non-Program activities.

*The actual amount of the Medical Insurance Fee charged to each student depends on the program duration. 


Funding Your Study Abroad Program

Studying abroad is an investment in your future, which requires careful planning and management. However, the personal, academic, and professional rewards that you will gain from this experience will last a lifetime. You should carefully consider costs, budgets and financing when selecting and preparing for your experience abroad. If you have questions at any step of the process, we encourage you to reach out to your International Coordinator for guidance.

Steps to Financing Your Study Abroad Program

  1. Review the Considering Costs Table for a general overview and cost comparison of popular programs.
  2. Be sure to reference the Fall Semester Cost SheetSpring Semester Cost Sheet or the Academic Year Cost Sheet to find a breakdown of program expenses.
  3. Attend a Financing Your Study Abroad Workshop.
  4. Consider your Financial Aid options.
  5. Search and Apply for Scholarships and Grants.
  6. Exhaust your options by exploring Additional Funding Resources including our Community-Based Funding Guide.
  7. View our Financing Your Study Abroad Program Handbook for more information, including Payment Information.

Unique Funding Opportunities for This Program



Dates & Deadlines
Dates & Deadlines
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Semester 2020 09/25/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: For priority consideration for this exchange, apply by August 1. If space remains after the priority deadline, applicants will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the listed deadline. Dates are subject to change. Do not purchase airfare until dates are confirmed by the Study Abroad Office and/or in any host institution acceptance materials.

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision tasks prior to the term's application deadline.