Programs : Brochure
- Locations: Seoul, South Korea
- Program Terms: Fall Semester, Spring Semester
- Program Sponsor: Global E3
- Restrictions: LSU applicants only
Seoul Campus – Seoul, SOUTH KOREA
ERICA Campus – Ansan, SOUTH KOREA
Hanyang University is a private research university in South Korea. The main campus is in Seoul, and the second one, the Education Research Industry Cluster at Ansan, or ERICA campus is located in Ansan. The name ‘Hanyang’ derives from the former name of the capital city (current Seoul) during the Chosun Dynasty. Its founding philosophy is Love in Deed and Truth, and educational philosophy is to cultivate graduates equipped with the virtues of diligence, honesty, humility and service. Dr. ‘Paikman’ Kim Lyun-joon established the nation’s first engineering institute (DongA Engineering Institute) in 1939 which became the founding facility of Hanyang University, and the institute is reorganized into Hanyang University 1959. Hanyang University has high competitiveness in a field of engineering with alumni network of 300,000 working in various fields. This leads to gain its nickname ‘Engine of Korea’, throughout 70 years of its history.
Hanyang University currently has 15 colleges and 60 departments on Seoul campus, and 8 colleges and 40 departments on ERICA campus. The university also has 21 graduate schools as well. Hanyang University has international partnerships with around 700 universities in 70 countries and over 2500 degree seeking foreign students study in Hanyang University each year. It has ranked 171th in 2016 QS World University Rankings, 62th. The World’s Most Innovative Universities by Reuters. In 2016 university rankings by JoongAng Ilbo, one of the most renowned newspapers in Korea, Seoul campus was ranked 2nd and ERICA campus was ranked 8th.
Terms of Exchange
Language of Instruction
Korean and English
The main language is Korean, but we do offer courses taught in English. Overall, 30% of all courses are taught in English and approx. 15% of courses in Engineering College are taught in English.
English Proficiency Requirements
The minimum scores of acceptable tests are below. Exceptions to the requirement are students from universities in English-speaking countries (US, Canada except Quebec, UK, Australia, Iceland, and New Zealand).
Fall, Spring, or Academic Year
Academic Calendar | Semester Dates (including exam period)
Restricted Disciplines and Courses
Global Techno Graduate School of Business, Graduate School of Technology & Innovation Management, Graduate School of Urban Studies are not available to exchange students at Hanyang University.
Please click below to check the list of English taught courses and course descriptions.
English Course List is available about a month prior to new semester. Please refer to previous year’s English Course List before the new list becomes available. The number and contents change slightly every year.
Workload per Semester
Students are allowed to take up to 20 credits. Most Hanyang University courses are 3 credits.
Additional Application Materials
We will send the online application instruction email directly to nominated students from GE3. After we review your application, we will send students Certificate of Admission, essential for making visa, after they are uploaded online.
Students will receive their acceptance packet:
Please note that on-campus housing remains competitive. We do not have adequate on-campus space for the number of applications we receive. Therefore, it is very important to submit all application materials prior to the application deadlines to improve the students’ chances of getting on-campus housing. We also have housing options near the university. See the Finding Accommodations site for information on housing options on both campuses.
Estimated Cost of Living
Food/meals – 300 ~ 400 USD
Housing – 500 ~ 600 USD
Local transportation – 70 USD
Academic expenses (e.g., books, stationery) – 50 ~ 80 USD
Personal expenses – 300 ~ 600 USD
Other administrative fees – none
Office Responsible for International Exchange Students
Seoul (Seoul Campus)
Seoul is the capital and largest city of South Korea. A megacity with a population of over 10 million, it is one of the largest cities in the world. The Seoul National Capital Area is the world's second largest metropolitan area with over 24.5 million inhabitants, which includes the Incheon metropolis and most of Gyeonggi province. Almost half of South Korea's population live in the Seoul National Capital Area, and nearly a quarter in Seoul itself, making it the country's foremost economic, political, and cultural center.
Seoul has been a major settlement for over 2,000 years, with its foundation dating back to 18 B.C. when Baekje, one of the Three Kingdoms of Korea, established its capital in what is now south-east Seoul. It continued as the capital of Korea during the Joseon Dynasty and the Korean Empire. The Seoul National Capital Area is home to four UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Changdeokgung, Hwaseong Fortress, Jongmyo Shrine and the Royal Tombs of the Joseon Dynasty.
Today, Seoul is considered to be a leading global city, ranking among the top ten global cities in the Global Cities Index of 2010. It is one of the world's top ten financial and commercial centers, home to major multinational conglomerates such as Samsung, LG and Hyundai-Kia. In 2008, Seoul was named the world's sixth most economically powerful city by Forbes.
Seoul has a highly technologically advanced infrastructure. Its Digital Media City is the world's first complex for IT and multimedia applications. Seoul was the first city to feature DMB, a digital mobile TV technology and WiBro, a wireless high-speed mobile internet service. It has a fast, high-penetration 100Mbps fiber-optic broadband network, which is being upgraded to 1Gbps by 2012. Seoul Station houses the 350 km/h KTX bullet train and the Seoul Subway is the third largest in the world, with over 200 million passengers every year. Seoul is connected via AREX to Incheon International Airport, rated as the best airport in the world by Airports Council International.
Seoul hosted the 1988 Summer Olympics, 2002 FIFA World Cup and the 2010 G-20 Seoul summit. The city was named the World Design Capital for 2010 by the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design.
Ansan City (ERICA Campus)
Ansan is a city in Gyeonggi Province, South Korea. It lies south of Seoul, and is part of the Seoul National Capital Area. It is connected to Seoul by rail via Seoul Subway Line 4.
Ansan is situated on the coast of the Yellow Sea (locally called West Sea. Portions of various Yellow Sea islands lie within its jurisdiction. The largest and best-known of these is Daebu Island.
Several institutions of higher learning are located in Ansan. They include Ansan College, Ansan College of Technology, Seoul Institute of the Arts, and a campus of Hanyang University.
The city is also home to National League soccer club Ansan Hallelujah.
The Korea Transportation Safety Authority, a government agency of South Korea, is headquartered in Ansan.