Hanyang University (Seoul)
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
Fall Semester: Early September – end of December
|Language of instruction
English (15%) & Korean
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.
Fall Semester: April 1–15
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 credits = 1,875 ECTS). Courses are usually 2-3 credits.
Hanyang works with the following A-F system:
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. Currently, the on-campus dormitory is not available until further notice.
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)
You can find housing fees here
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.
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.
Hanyang University is located in Seoul, a city of nearly 10 million inhabitants and the capital of South Korea. Seoul is a popular tourist destination with many temples and historical sights, as well as modern attractions and nightlife. Find out more here.
The climate in Seoul is affected by monsoons. This leads to a hot and humid summer with intense rainfall, but winters that are colder than Utrecht’s with much less rain. There are also issues with air pollution.
Hangyang University has two separate campuses, both of which have student residences, food and grocery stores, sports facilities, and different academic colleges. Hanyang (Seoul) campus is on the edge of Seoul proper. ERICA campus is some 40 km southwest of Seoul. There is the Hanyang Global Student Union (HGSU), which is dedicated to organizing activities and support for international students, and to facilitate mixing between Korean and foreign students.