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International Exchange Programs

Exchange Student Program

For Kyung Hee students studying abroad

Each semester since December 2011, Kyung Hee University has sent exchange students to 434 sister universities in 69 countries throughout the world. Various types of scholarships are available and students are sent for one semester or one year, depending on their majors. Through its network of prestigious international universities such as UMAP, INU, ISEP, and SAF, Kyung Hee allows its students to earn credits freely in Korea, Japan, China, Europe, and the U.S. Applications are accepted for consideration each March and September at the Office of International Affairs homepage ( The website also offers information on each sister university and evaluation reports by previous exchange students. Approximately 500 students are chosen to participate each year.


Undergraduate freshmen (2nd semester only), sophomores, and juniors are eligible.
Candidates must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above.
Candidates must meet additional requirements as stated in the website announcement.

Selection Criteria

Language grades (by language)
Language proficiency (Exams may be administered in some cases.)

For foreign exchange students at Kyung Hee

All formalities concerning international exchange students planning to study at Kyung Hee University under the terms of a bilateral agreement must be conducted via the home university. You should initially inquire at your own university (for example, at the International Relations Office) whether exchange programs exist between your institution and Kyung Hee University.

Required Documents

Online personal information form (Seoul/Global)
Application Form for Exchange Students, Kyung Hee University [download]
Official Academic Transcript (English)
Certificate of Enrollment (English)
Study Plan Outline (English or Korean)
2 Photographs (front, hatless): 3cmX4cm
Copy of Passport
Notification of Travel Arrangements
Application for Admission to Dormitory (Seoul/Global)
※ For more information about application, please visit

Application Deadlines

November 1 for Spring semester (March-June)
May 1 for Fall semester (September-December)

Exchange & Study Abroad Prgrams  

Study Abroad Program

Through academic exchange agreements, the Study Abroad Program enables students to gain credits by studying abroad on their own finances and offers students more diverse study abroad options. Students are considered to have the same status as exchange students, and study abroad for one semester or one year.


Opportunities to study in a high quality educational environment
Continuity of academic progress (receiving full credits that are approved upon return to Kyung Hee)
Gaining a global perspective by living in dormitories and interacting with host country students
Increased language abilities

Short-term Learning Program

The Short-term Learning program offers an opportunity for students to use the summer or winter break to study abroad for less than two months. The five types of training are: major-based, language, athletics, culture, and internship.


Continuity of academic progress (receiving full credits that are approved upon return to Kyung Hee)
Increased language abilities and global perspectives
Approval of various credits upon the successful completion of the program (graduate students excluded)

Dual Degree Program and Credit Transfers

The Dual Degree Program enables students to receive a degree each from Kyung Hee University and another institution with which it has made a dual degree agreement. This program is raising the global capacity of Kyung Hee's students and is available at 14 schools in nine countries, such as École Polytechnique in France, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU) in Japan, Central University of Nationalities in China, and the University of Victoria in Canada. A Joint Degree program that offers one degree in the name of two universities is also available and will be further developed in the coming years.


Receive two degrees: one from Kyung Hee University and one from a foreign university simultaneously within four years
Maintain credits at Kyung Hee University while pursuing a second major at a university abroad

Culture and Athletics Exchange

To share the excellence of Korean culture, the Culture and Athletics Exchange Program sends culture and sports teams to sister universities and institutions abroad. Through this exchange, students of each culture can cultivate friendships and widen mutual understanding.

Program History

2005 Taekwondo team invited to Hokuriku University in Japan.
Calligraphy department, chorus, and dance team hold joint performance and exhibition.
2008 Women's Field Hockey teams from Kyung Hee University and APU in Japan exchange skills and compete.
2009 APU and Kyung Hee University cheering squads cheer together during football and baseball finals; both universities' cheering squads and hip-hop groups exchange skills.
2010 The APU and Kyung Hee University calligraphy departments hold joint exhibition.
2011 The APU and Kyung Hee University photography clubs hold joint exhibition.

Employee International Research Program

The International Research Program provides opportunities for Kyung Hee University employees to conduct research abroad for one to two months regarding the skills required for their duties. This program was created to offer employees a chance to improve their language skills and to strengthen their global capacities.


Candidates are permanent employees of Kyung Hee for three or more years.
Candidates have worked consecutively for three or more years since the last day of a leave of absence lasting more than six months.
Candidates have foreign language skills and are able to communicate independently with foreign institutions.
Candidates are qualified to travel abroad.

Employee International Culture Program

The Employee International Culture Program partially funds employees in traveling abroad to learn about the cultures and academic institutions of other countries. They visit prestigious universities abroad to gain insight into their administrative styles and facilities and also to experience their cultures. This program was created to cultivate employees' global perspectives and to learn the university systems and regional cultures of other countries.


Candidates are permanent employees of Kyung Hee for two or more years.
Candidates are qualified to travel abroad.

Program Status

Year Country Term Research Topic
2008 USA 02.11-02.20 Community service programs and scholarship programs of prestigious East Coast universities
2008 USA 02.11-02.20 Scholarship management and student loan services of prestigious East Coast universities
2008 Turkey 01.26-02.03 Cultivating global and multilateral opinions in employees
2008 Canada 02.20-02.24 University development based on prestigious Canadian universities
2009 China 01.25-01.29 Academic reform of China's top-tier universities
2009 USA 02.07-02.15 International student management
2010 England
07.22-08.02 Expanding internship opportunities at international institutions and researching university social service programs
2010 China 07.14-07.17 Boosting Kyung Hee University's technology transfers
2011 Canada 01.31-02.06 Fundraising programs

Employee International Benchmarking Program

The Employee International Benchmarking Program is offered each year to contribute to the professionalism and globalization of Kyung Hee University's administrative abilities by benchmarking prestigious universities around the world. The program sent employees to Japan in 2006, the United States in 2007, Japan and Southeast Asia in 2008, and Singapore, England, and Germany in 2010.

Program Status

Year Country Research Topic
2007 USA Allocation and management of budget
2007 USA Human resource management and salary system
2007 USA Fundraising and alumni affairs
2007 USA Social service programs
2007 USA Facilities management, campus environment, and design
2008 Singapore, Hong Kong, Thailand Administrative support for international students
2008 Singapore, Hong Kong, Thailand International exchange, double majors, short-term learning programs
2008 Singapore, Hong Kong, Thailand Curriculum management, international faculty accommodations and management
2008 Singapore, Hong Kong, Thailand International student academic management and support services
2008 Singapore, Hong Kong, Thailand International faculty appointments, accommodations, and support
2008 Singapore, Hong Kong, Thailand International student and faculty systems, CISS and I-House management
2008 Japan University archive storage and management
2010 Singapore Fundraising system
2010 England and Germany European university archive storage and management