International Exchange Programs

Exchange Student Program

For Kyung Hee students studying abroad

Kyung Hee University is sending more than 2,000 students to over 200 partner universities each year. This is the largest volume in Korea. There are various types of scholarships the students can apply for their semester or one-year program abroad depending on their majors. Kyung Hee has more 585 partner universities in 82 countries as of 2021, giving students broad options to choose their venue for the program. Applications are accepted for consideration each March and September at the Office of International Affairs homepage ( The useful information on the partner universities are also on the homepage for students to check in advance. reports by previous exchange students. Approximately 500 students are chosen to participate each year.

  • Undergraduate freshmen (2nd semester only), sophomores, and juniors
  • Candidates must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above.
  • Candidates must meet additional requirements as stated in the website announcement
Selection Criteria
  • Language grades (By language)
  • Interview
  • GPA
  • Language proficiency (Exams may be administered in some cases)
For foreign exchange students at Kyung Hee

All formalities concerning international exchange students planning to study at Kyung Hee University under the terms of a bilateral agreement must be conducted by the home university. You should initially inquire at your own university (for example, to the International Relations Office) whether exchange programs exist between your institution and Kyung Hee University.

Required Documents (To be uploaded on the application site)
  • Copy of the passport in color
  • Passport photo 3cmx4cm
  • Official Transcript of Record (English)
  • Certificate of Enrollment (English)
  • Recommendation Letter
  • Medical Assessment & TB Test Result
  • Official Bank Statement
  • Consent Form etc.

For more information about application, please contact

Application Deadlines
  • October 30 for Spring semester (March-June)
  • May 30 for Fall semester (September-December)
Study Abroad Program

Study Abroad Program enables students to gain credits by studying abroad on their own finances and offers students more diverse study abroad options. Students are considered to have the same status as exchange students and study abroad for one semester or one year.

  • Opportunities to study in a high-quality educational environment
  • Continuity of academic progress (receiving full credits that are approved upon return to Kyung Hee)
  • Gaining a global perspective by living in dormitories and interacting with host country students
  • Enhance language abilities
Short-term Learning Program

The Short-term Learning program offers an opportunity for students to use the summer or winter break to study abroad for less than two months. The five types of training are: major-based, language, athletics, culture, and internship. Some programs can be conducted during the semesters(on/off-line).

  • Continuity of academic progress (receiving full credits that are approved upon return to Kyung Hee)
  • Enhance language abilities and global perspectives
Dual Degree Program and Credit Transfers

The Dual Degree Program enables students to receive degrees each from Kyung Hee University and another institution with a dual degree agreement. This program is raising the global capacity of Kyung Hee students and is available in various partner universities such as University of Houston, University of Manchester, Rutgers University and École Polytechnique University. A Joint Degree program that offers one degree in the name of two universities is also available and will be further developed in the coming years.

  • Receive two degrees: one from Kyung Hee University and one from a foreign university simultaneously within four years
  • Maintain credits at Kyung Hee University while pursuing a second major at the university abroad
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