Ajou University (Suwon)


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

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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 – 3rd week of December

Semester II:  1st week of March – 3rd week of June


English proficiency is mandatory.

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

Courses are taught in English. However, some of courses such as sports course, and Korean language courses are taught in Korean. 

Housing assistance

Students are responsible for the room and board fees during the study period. However, depending on the strategic plan at Ajou, they can provide the free housing benefit to a certain number of students from a partner University, but it will not be guaranteed.

Most students can be accommodated on-campus housing (2 beds room) and it costs about 1,120 USD per semester (based on 2016 academic year).

Estimated living costs per month

The estimated budget* for one semester (16 weeks) at Ajou is : 

Items Fee (USD) / Semester (approx.)
On-campus housing $1,120 (2 bed room) 
Living expenses (meals etc.) $400 * 4months = $1,600
Student insurance $60 
Student support (books etc.) $300 
Total $3,080

* The above costs are a general guideline for estimation only and are subject to change. The costs may differ depending on the student’s life style.


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

Number of places available

4 places per year.



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