Konkuk University is one of South Korea’s leading comprehensive private universities and is recognized as one of the top 10 among the country’s 370 higher education systems. Internationalization of the campus is a primary goal at Konkuk. KU provides more than 500 courses taught in English every semester delivered by renowned professors, including approximately 70 international faculty members from all around the world.

The highly internationalized campus offers customized services from International Programs such as a student volunteer system, which helps foreign exchange students in settling down at KU. Students can meet over 200 international students from all around the world as well as have a chance to meet domestic students and experience local cultures.


Konkuk University is located in the city of Seoul. The main KU campus surrounds Ilgam Lake. For KU campus photos, click here.

Program Dates


Start of Classes: March 2 
Exam Period: June 15-June 21 

Start of Classes: August 28 
Exam Period: December 11 – December 15 
More information and updated academic calendars can be found here: https://www.konkuk.ac.kr/eng/jsp/International/inter_1_2.jsp

Eligibility Requirements

  • 3.0 or above cumulative GPA**
  • The program is open to the following majors/minors: Art, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Communications, Computer Science, Economics, History, Mathematics, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science ***

*Although CI students do not need to have Korean language units to be eligible to apply, students who are accepted must take a Korean language course at Konkuk University during their study abroad semester.

**Students with a cumulative GPA below the stated GPA will be considered when special circumstances exist. Please contact the Study Abroad Advisor at international@csuci.edu.
***Majors offered are subject to change. Please check with the International Programs office for the most updated information.

Application Documents

Before beginning the application, please read the 1-Semester Exchange Application Process (PDF, 448KB)

Upon Acceptance Required Paperwork

  • Designated health insurance must be purchased through CI's Risk Management Office upon acceptance.  The coverage must be for the entire duration of your program.  Your admittance status is dependent on the purchase of the desinated insurance.