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Hanyang University  is an exchange destination for University College Utrecht students in Seoul, South-Korea.

Hanyang University is interesting for all fields.

Number of places available

3 per semester

Academic calendar

Fall Semester: Early September – end of December
Spring Semester: Early March – mid-June

Language of instruction

English (15%) & Korean

Course offerings

The English Course List is available about a month prior to new semester. If you would like some indication of the courses available you can find the course lists for previous years here.

Application deadlines

Fall Semester: April 1–15
Spring Semester: October 1–15

Credit system

A full-time study load at Hanyang is considered 12-20 credits per semester. These credits are comparable to UCU-credits, so you’ll have to do 16 credits to have equivalent of 30 ECTS ( 1.875 credits = 1 ECTS). Courses are usually 2-3 credits.


Grade system

Hanyang works with the following A-F system:

Grade Basic grade point Hanyang Grade
A+ 4.0 4.5
A0 4.0 4
B+ 3.3 3.5
B0 3.0 3.0
C+ 2.3 2.5
C0 2.0 2.0
D+ 1.3 1.5
D0 1.0 1.0
F 0.0 Fail

Both on-campus and off-campus dormitories are available. All exchange students are housed in the Student Residence. In most residences, students share a room with one other student, in a few with three others, and sometimes single rooms are also available. Students can apply tof Hanyang’s housing approximately 2 months before the start of the semester. More information can be found here.

Hanyang University recently opened their brand new Erica campus which may be of interest to students. More information on the campus can be found here.



Spring Semester (4 months): approx. 1,300,000KRW (approx. 980 Euro)
Fall Semester (6 months): approx. 1,950,000KRW (approx. 1,400 Euro)
This is excluding meals. Hanyang indicates the monthly costs at 700,000 KRW (€500). This would include room, food, leisure, transport and health insurance.


There is an Orientation for exchange students at the beginning of the semester, which is 1 – 2 days before the semester starts. Apart from that, there are several activities organised specifically for exchange students: field trips, sports festival, garden parties, etcetera.

Student experiences

Make sure that courses you want to take are indeed taught in English! Enrolment can be competitive so be proactive about it. Students also advise mingling with Korean students: they may be shy but are very willing to show exchange students their culture. The Hanyang new dormitory is fully equipped and nearby the subway station. A mentoring program is available in which Hanyang students help international students settle in and provide assistance with course selection, student cards, local events etc… The application for this is included in the online application for the exchange.

More information

For information about the requirements for studying abroad, the application procedure and more, go to UCU's Study abroad page. 

You can browse through all UCU exchange destinations and UU exchange destinations in the exchange catalog.