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Exchange South Korea: Kyungpook National University
Daegu, South Korea (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Academic Year,
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Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2021 03/15/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Academic Year 2021-2022 04/01/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2021 04/01/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring 2022 11/01/2021 ** 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.
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Program Type:
Exchange (Bilateral)
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Language of Instruction:
English and Foreign Language
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Junior, Senior, Sophomore
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Areas of Study:
Asian Studies, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Computer Science, Cultural Studies, Economics, Education, Engineering, English as a Second Language, Foreign Language (other), Geography, History, Information Technology, International Relations, International Studies, Management, Math/Statistics, Physics, Political Science, Social Sciences, Sociology
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Kyungpook National University

Daegu, South Korea


Kyungpook National University (KNU) is a prestigious national university with an enrollment of over 38,000 students. With an international student population of over 1,300, a variety of courses across the curriculum are offered in English. KNU is located in Daegu, South Korea, the fourth largest city in Japan and with a population of 2.5 million.

UW-Whitewater students can study abroad for a semester or year at KNU or participate in the 4-week KNU Global Summer School.

Semester/Year Visiting Student Program



Fall semester: Early September to Mid December
Spring semester: Early March to Late June


Students choose one course from a selection of approximately a dozen 3-credit courses across the humanities, business, social sciences, and sciences. A variety of courses are offered in English by individual colleges and departments, along with courses specially designed to offer a new perspective and understanding of Korea. Korean language courses are also available at a variety of levels. Most classes are worth 3 credits each. To learn more about courses at KNU, visit their site.


Visiting students may live in double rooms in on-campus dormitories. The dormitory fee for one semester is around $1,100 USD, which includes three meals per day at the dormitory cafeteria.


Based on a diverse network of Korean companies, including multi-national conglomerates, SMEs, local government, and NGOs, KNU offers international students the chance to integrate a part-time internship into their study abroad semester. English is used as the language of communication, and activities range according to the background and skills of the individual student and the needs of the host company.

The internships are arranged at the beginning of the semester, and last for 12 weeks based on 12 hours per week for 3 credits. Most internships are unpaid. Full-time internship options are also available during the summer and winter vacations.



KNU Global Summer School


The KNU 3-week Global Summer School brings together students and academics for a unique intercultural experience through provoking lectures of global issues and leadership. All courses are taught either in English or Korean, and you will take courses with Korean students as well as other participants from all over the world.


Late July ~ Mid August (3 weeks)


Students choose one course from a selection of approximately a dozen 3-credit courses across the humanities, business, social sciences, and sciences. 


All participants will be assigned a double-occupancy room in the KNU on-campus dormitories (2 students per room). Rooms are furnished with beds, mattresses, cabinets, desks, chairs, and bookshelves. Breakfast is provided at the dormitory cafeteria.

? Participants should prepare their own toiletries, towel and slippers

Campus life and cultural activities

The KNU Global Summer School organizes various activities and excursions outside of class to help students make the most of their study abroad experience.  Students will spend the mornings in class, and afternoon activities include lessons in Korean language, taekwondo, tea ceremony, and pottery. Day trips or overnight excursions to other Korean cities will be held on the weekends.

Additionally, all students will be assigned a local KNU Buddy, your personal guide to KNU and Korean culture. Your buddy will contact you via e-mail prior to your departure for Korea.

Estimated Cost of Attendance

Billed by UW-Whitewater Semester Summer
Tuition* 3,800  
Application/Application Fee 225 225
Contingency Fee 50 50
CISI Insurance 140 35
Subtotal $4,215 $310
Additional Estimated Expenses    
Passport and Passport Photos 150 150
Books/Supplies 150 50
Personal/Miscellaneous 2,000 300
South Korean Student Visa Fees 75 75
Room and Board*** 1,100 210****
Round-Trip Airfare 2,500 2,500
Subtotal $5,975 $4,085
Total***** $10,190 $4,395

*2019-20 UW-W tuition for in-state residents. Non-residents are subject to UW-W non-resident tuition rates. Tuition rates are subject to change each academic year.
**KNU Global Summer School tuition/program fee includes tuition, housing, daily breakfast, and cultural activities.
Summer program fee based on 2018 estimate.  Participant will pay program fees related to term abroad.

***Room and board expenses will vary depending on term. Recommended that students elect for KNU’s meal plan (includes 3 meals per day).
****Price estimate includes meals that are not included in summer tuition fee.
*****For comparison, the UW-W Financial Aid office estimates the cost of attendance on the UW-Whitewater campus for one semester to be $7,400 based on 2019-20 estimates.

NOTE: Due to the financial processes at KNU, we/KNU recommend that applicants who participate should have enough personal funds to cover tuition, housing, meals without financial aid assistance (all fees due at the beginning of the term abroad to KNU).  


Office of Global Experiences
Office: McCutchan 204
Phone: 262-472-5759

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