About Dankook University
Facts & Figures
  • Established: 1947
  • Type: Private
  • Founding Spirit: Self-reliance, Independence and National Salvation
  • Guiding Principle: Truth and Service
  • Mascot: Brown Bear
  • Academics: Undergraduate, Graduate and Doctoral Programs
  • Campus: Jukjeon Campus and Cheonan Campus
  • Students: 34,559
  • Faculty: 3,317
  • Jukjeon Campus: 152 Jukjeon-ro, Suji-gu, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do, 16890, Republic of Korea
  • Cheonan Campus: 119 Dandae-ro, Dongnam-gu, Cheonan-si, Chungnam, 31116, Republic of Korea

Benefits for Exchange Students Studying at Dankook University
  • Diverse selection of courses available in English and Korean
  • Wide range of intensive Korean language courses
  • Safe on-campus accommodation guaranteed for all students
  • Diverse cultural activities organized by our Student Ambassadors each semester
  • Personalized one-on-one buddy program with local students
  • Campus situated in a secure local Korean environment, with convenient proximity to Seoul
  • Opportunities for Language Tutoring Program that offers free on-campus accommodation
  • GKS government scholarship opportunities

Academic Calendar
  • Our academic year is comprised of two semesters: spring and fall, each lasting 16 weeks, including the examination period.
  • Attending the orientation is mandatory for all participating exchange and visiting students.
  • The schedule is subject to change.
Events Spring 2024 Fall 2024
Arrival and Dorm Move-in February 26 - 27 August 26 - 27
Orientation February 28 - 29 August 28 - 29
Classes Begin March 1 September 1
Midterms April 9 - 20 October 9 - 20
Classes End June 21 December 20
Final Exam June 8 - 21 December 8 - 20
Dorm Move-out June 30 December 31

Exchange/Visiting students must meet the following requirements:
  • Enrollment as a full-time student in a university program.
  • Completion of at least one semester at their home university.
  • Maintaining a minimum GPA of 2.0 out of 4.5 or its equivalent.
  • Demonstrating adequate proficiency in English or Korean.
  • Being in good physical and mental health.
Additional considerations for students before nomination:
  • Students must ensure financial stability throughout the study period.
  • Students are strongly encouraged to thoroughly review our course list to confirm the availability of a sufficient number of courses that meet their academic requirements.
  • It is mandatory for students to possess private health insurance covering hospital expenses during their stay in Korea.
  • Students are advised to have good mental and physical health for a successful experience studying abroad.

Nomination and Application Periods
Events Spring 2024 Fall 2024
Nomination Period September 1 - October 30, 2023 March 1 - April 30, 2024
Application Deadline November 15, 2023 May 15, 2024

Application Process
Online Application
  • Students are required to establish an email account on the DKU application website to proceed with the application.
  • Then students need to fill out the online application form, providing details such as personal information, chosen major, preferred accommodation type, etc.
  • Students must also upload the necessary documents.
  • The specific documents needed may vary based on the applicant's nationality.
  • Online Application Guidelines (Download)
  • Online Application FAQ (Download)
Required Documents
  • Copy of Passport
  • Academic Transcripts
  • Study Plan (Download)
  • Pledge (Download)
  • ID Photo
  • Certificate of Enrollment
  • Bank Statement

Acceptance Letter
  • The application screening process occurs after the application deadline. During this period, students may be requested to submit additional documents or provide clarifications.
  • Decisions on applications are typically communicated within 6 weeks from the deadline.
  • Accepted students will receive a package containing an official acceptance letter and a certificate of admission for visa purposes.
  • Typically, acceptance packages are distributed in mid-December for the Spring Semester and mid-June for the Fall Semester.

  • A student visa is mandatory for non-Korean students intending to study in Korea.
  • Upon receiving the acceptance package, students must personally contact the nearest Korean embassy or consulate general promptly for their student visa
  • Visa processing times vary and may range from a few days to months, depending on the country and embassy. Therefore, students are advised to initiate the visa application process as early as possible.
  • Dankook University cannot guarantee visa issuance.

Health Insurance
  • Exchange/visiting students must have health insurance covering their stay in Korea.
  • Students need to purchase health insurance in their home country and submit the certificate before coming to Korea.
  • The insurance policy should cover sickness, accidents, and death. Students should also familiarize themselves with how the health insurance works in case of any medical issues.
  • Additionally, students must subscribe to the Korean national health insurance service; however, exemptions are available for those whose purchased private insurance meets specific requirements.

Courses Offered in English
Exchange/visiting students can find the list of courses taught in English below. They mostly are in the following departments:
  • Business Administration
  • International Business Administration
  • International Trade
  • British and American Humanities
  • Law
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Convergence Systems Engineering
  • Polymer Science and Engineering
  • Mobile Systems Engineering
  • Liberal Arts
  • Intensive Korean Language
Please also take note of the following:
  • If students are not highly proficient in Korean, we strongly recommend selecting courses only from this list.
  • Courses offered in English are available in Jukjeon Campus only; Cheonan Campus does not offer courses in English.
  • This list also includes a wide range of intensive Korean language courses designed for international students learning the Korean language.
  • The complete list for a new semester will be made available one month before the semester begins. While there may be minor changes, the list of courses offered each semester generally remains consistent. Therefore, prospective students planning to study abroad are advised to review the course list from the previous year.
Campus Spring 2023 Fall 2023
Jukjeon Campus Download Download
Cheonan Campus - -

Courses Offered in Korean
  • Courses offered in Korean, both major and liberal arts, are recommended for students with a Korean proficiency of at least TOPIK Level 3 or above.
  • Students can search for lectures in the course catalog for each campus below.
  • Actual registration may be restricted based on departmental limitations and remaining seats for each course.
  • Courses in the Jukjeon Campus School of Theater and Film (Theater, Film, Musical) and courses in the Cheonan Campus Medical School, Dental School, Pharmacy School, and Nursing School are all unavailable for enrollment.
Campus Course Catalog
Jukjeon Campus Course Catalog
Cheonan Campus Course Catalog

Course Selection and Credits
  • We offer exchange/visiting students the freedom to select courses from any department, irrespective of their major. Students are advised to read the course syllabus for each chosen course, as course selection is entirely their responsibility.
  • Exchange students may choose any course from the provided list of English-taught courses and mix courses from different departments regardless of their major.
  • There is no prerequisite to attend courses in any year level. However, we advise students to carefully assess their capabilities and make informed decisions by reviewing the course syllabi.
  • Students can take up to 19 credits per semester including the Korean language courses. Exceeding the 19-credit limit is strictly prohibited under all circumstances. Additionally, auditing classes without formal enrollment is not permitted.
  • While there is no strict minimum number of courses required for exchange students, we advise taking a minimum of 9 credits to ensure a rewarding and enriching academic experience.
  • Before registering for courses, we encourage students to consider the credit transfer or validation process for when they return to their home university. To gain clarity on this matter, it is essential to consult with their home university beforehand.
  • Students can take courses from one campus only.

On-Campus Housing
  • Students select their accommodation type during the application stage. Guaranteed placement is ensured for those choosing on-campus housing in their online application.
  • Residence on campus is optional, allowing students to choose to live off campus independently.
  • Exchange students residing on campus will be accommodated in double occupancy rooms at Woongbi Hall for Jukjeon Campus and Danwoo Hall for Cheonan Campus. Single rooms are not available.
  • All residents have a roommate and are asked about their roommate preference. While the housing office endeavors to accommodate preferences, it's not guaranteed.
Off-Campus Housing
  • Although living on campus is recommended for reasons such as safety, building a sense of community, and cost-effectiveness, students are free to choose off-campus accommodation if they prefer. However, Dankook University does not arrange off-campus housing for students, nor does it endorse specific real estate agents or service providers.
  • Therefore, students who wish to secure off-campus accommodation must independently locate suitable housing and carefully review and understand any contracts or agreements they enter into.

Estimated Expenses
Item Amount Note
Tuition 2,000,000 - 4,000,000 KRW Waived for Exchange Students
Registration Fees 60,000 KRW University Registration and ARC Registration
On-campus Accommodation 1,600,000 KRW per semester 4 months
Meals and Personal Expenses 700,000 KRW per month Varies depending on personal lifestyle
Korean National Health Insurance 70,000 KRW per month
Books and Supplies 100,000 KRW Varies depending on courses

Living Cost

It is hard to estimate a budget since expenses will vary depending on personal lifestyle. But here are some examples of what things cost:

  • Public Transportation to Seoul: 3,000 KRW
  • On-campus cafeteria: 3,000 ~ 7,000 KRW
  • Dining out: 10,000 ~ 20,000 KRW
  • A bottle of water: 1,000 KRW
  • 1 liter carton of milk: 3,000 KRW
  • Starbucks tall size Americano: 4,100 KRW
  • McDonald’s Big Mac set: 6,400 KRW
  • Bread or buns in a bakery: 2,000 ~ 5,000 KRW
  • Movie at theater: 11,000 KRW
  • Admission to a museum, temple or palace: 3,000 KRW
  • Laundry: 3,000 KRW

Tuition Fees for Visiting Students (50% Dankook International Scholarship Applied)
Degree College Fees
Undergraduate Humanities, Business and Economics, Social Sciences, Law 2,000,000 KRW (Approx. 1,500 USD)
Undergraduate Engineering, Software Convergence 2,700,000 KRW (Approx. 2,000 USD)
Undergraduate Music and Arts 2,800,000 KRW (Approx. 2,200 USD)
Undergraduate Business and Economics(International Business Administration) 3,000,000 KRW (Approx. 2,400 USD)
Undergraduate Software Convergence(Mobile Systems Engineering) 3,200,000 KRW (Approx. 2,500 USD)
Graduate Humanities, Business and Economics, Social Sciences, Law 2,900,000 KRW (Approx. 2,400 USD)
Graduate Engineering 3,800,000 KRW (Approx. 2,900 USD)
Graduate Music and Arts 3,900,000 KRW (Approx. 2,900 USD)
Graduate Sports 3,400,000 KRW (Approx. 2,600 USD)

Contact Us
Contact Information
  • #314 International Hall, Dankook University, 152 Jukjeon-ro, Suji-gu, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do, 16890, Republic of Korea
Office Hours
  • Monday - Friday  9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Lunch Break  12:00pm - 1:00pm