Gachon University

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Dates, Deadlines, and Costs
TermApp DeadlineStart DateEnd DateCost
Academic YearMay 15Early SeptLate JuneBudget
FallMay 15Early SeptMid DecBudget
SpringNovember 15Late FebruaryLate JuneBudget
Program Information
  • GPA
  • 2.5
  • Language of Instruction
  • English, Korean
  • Foreign Language Requirement
  • No
  • Class Eligibility
  • Junior, Senior, Sophomore
  • Program Open To
  • UA Students
  • Credit Type
  • Transfer Credit
  • Level of Study
  • Undergraduate
  • Housing Options
  • Varies
  • Program Type
  • Exchange
Program Overview

Students seeking an exchange in Computer Science or a truly immersive Korean language experience should consider the Gachon University exchange program. Gachon University is located just outside of Seoul and offers both semester and year-long exchanges. 


The Gachon University exchange program allows students to study Computer Science and/or Korean along with a host of other fields of study. Please consult with an academic advisor from your department to discuss credit transfer approval.


Seoul is the capital and largest metropolis of South Korea. The Seoul Capital Area, which includes the surrounding Incheon metropolis and Gyeonggi province, is the world's second largest metropolitan area with over 25.6 million people, home to over half of South Koreans along with 632,000 international residents.

Situated on the Han River, Seoul's history stretches back more than 2,000 years when it was founded in 18 BCE by Baekje, one of the Three Kingdoms of Korea. It continued as the capital of Korea under the Joseon Dynasty. The Seoul Capital Area contains five UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Changdeok Palace, Hwaseong Fortress, Jongmyo Shrine, Namhansanseong and the Royal Tombs of the Joseon Dynasty. Seoul is surrounded by mountains, the tallest being Mt. Bukhan, the world's most visited national park per square foot. Modern landmarks include the iconic Dongdaemun Design Plaza, Lotte World, the world's second largest indoor theme park, and Moonlight Rainbow Fountain, the world's longest bridge fountain.


Today, Seoul is considered a leading and rising global city. A world leading technology hub centered around Gangnam and Digital Media City, it boasts the world's sixth largest number of Fortune Global 500 multinationals such as Samsung, the world's largest technology company, as well as LG and Hyundai-Kia.

Among 30 global cities, Seoul ranked first in technology readiness by PwC's Cities of Opportunity report. Seoul Station is the main terminal of the KTX high-speed rail and the Seoul Subway is the world's largest subway network, considered the world's best subway by Jalopnik, providing 4G LTE, WiFi and DMB inside subway cars. Seoul is connected via AREX to Incheon International Airport, rated the world's best airport nine years in a row (2005–2013) by Airports Council International.


Gachon University provides housing to exchange students with its dormitory, offering Quad, Triple, Double, and Single rooms that are given out on a first-come-first-serve basis. Gachon does not assist exchange students in finding off-campus housing. Exchange Students can reserve accommodation by submitting the dormitory registration form when submitting the exchange student application materials.For additional information about housing at Gachon, see this LINK.

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