Ajou University (Suwon)


Ajou University is a universitywide partner in Suwon, South Korea.

Student experiences

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General information for exchange students

Course information

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AJOU 2017 Spring Exchange&Visiting Students (YouTube)

Academic calendar

Semester I:  1st week of September – last week of December
Semester II:  1st week of March – last week of June

Orientation generally commences the last week of August for Semester I and the last week of February for Semester II.

Exams take place mid December for Semester I and mid June for Semester II.

Academic calendar


GPA (Average Grade)

There is no GPA requirement for this destination.

Language Requirement

There is no specific language requirement for this destination.

Areas of study open to exchange students
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Information Technology
  • College of Natural Sciences  (limited)
  • School of Business Administration
  • College of Humanities
  • College of Social Sciences
  • College of Law (limited)
  • University of College - General Education (most taught in Korean)
  • Division of International Studies
Courses at Master’s level

Some of the courses are offered in English at Master’s level.

Undergraduate students can only choose undergraduate courses. In case students have enough knowledge to take post graduate courses, they can take up to 6 credits from the postgraduate courses, but should go through prior approval of each professor.

Postgraduates can choose both undergraduate and postgraduate courses up to 12 credits, but can take a maximum of 6 credits from undergraduate courses. 

Language of instruction

English and Korean, depending on the specific course.

Housing assistance

All incoming exchange students can apply for on-campus housing, but housing is not guaranteed. In the past almost 100% of exchange students stayed on campus. Most importantly, students are required to submit the result of their tuberculosis test in order to stay at the Ajou dormitory.

On-campus housing can cost between €480-920 for a whole semester depending on the type of accommodation. 

More information on housing

Estimated living costs per month

Average living costs are around €750 per month, depending on accommodation and lifestyle. (Estimate from 2022).

You can find a more detailed breakdown of expenses here.


You can find information on this university’s credits in the credit conversion table

Number of places available

4 places per year.


Selection was not necessary in the past few years.



If you have any questions about this universitywide partner university, contact the universitywide International Office:

Asia, Latin America & Middle East

Name: Ms. Clim Gorissen
E-mail: region1@uu.nl

North America & UK

Name: Ms. Cathelijne van Weelden
E-mail: region2@uu.nl

Australia, New Zealand, South Africa & Spain*

Name: Ms. Tessel Arendsen
E-mail: region3@uu.nl

* Universidad Complutense de Madrid and Universitat de Barcelona


Name: Ms. Mandy van den Houten
E-mail: region4@uu.nl

photo of Patrick Chan

General exchange questions

Name: Patrick Chan
Email: exchange@uu.nl

Erasmus+ grant questions

The International Office can only help you with questions related to the content of your Learning Agreement and with signing documents on behalf of the Sending Institution.

For all other Erasmus+ grant related questions, please refer to the Erasmus+ grants for Studies page (scroll down to “Contact the Erasmus Office” to make an appointment) or send an e-mail to erasmus@uu.nl

For questions about faculty programmes and internships, contact the Faculty International Offices.

Phone availability

Phone: +31 (0)30-2531224
Office hours for calling: Monday and Thursday, 13:30-15:00

Make an appointment via Teams

We are available for appointments via Teams. If you have a question, use the calendar below to make an appointment.

If you are unable to make it to your appointment, please do not forget to cancel.