Welcome to Hankuk University of Foreign Studies

Welcome to Hankuk University of Foreign Studies and congratulations on your selection as an exchange student!

This blog will provide you with helpful information and guidance on your study abroad plan at HUFS.

As an exchange student, you will enjoy a variety of quality courses we proudly offer, and you will broaden your understanding of Korean culture and society.  We really look forward to meeting you and working with you within a few months and hope your stay at HUFS will be a profitable one for your educational development.

Important Dates for 2017 Spring Exchange Students!

– 2017 Fall Semester: August 28 – December 15, 2017

– (Mandatory) New Student Orientation: August 25, 2017, at 1:30 pm

Dormitory Check-in and Check-out Schedule! 

[ Seoul & Global Campus ]

– Dormitory Room Number Announcement: February
– Dormitory Check-in: August 23-24, 2017

– Dormitory Check-out: December 16-17, 2017

* No early check-in / No late check-out available

– Please buy your plane tickets accordingly.

Online Course Registration! 

–  1st Round: August 7-11, 2017, 10:00am to 4:00pm (Korea Standard time!)

–  2nd Round: August 28 – September 1, 2017, 10:00m to 4:00pm (First week of the 2017 Fall Semester)

(Please see the menu listed on the right side for detailed information)

About Hankuk University of Foreign Studies 

Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (HUFS) was established in 1954. In addition to its focus on the theory and practice of foreign languages, HUFS also encourages students to use the language skills that they have acquired to study politics, economy, society and culture of each region of the world. HUFS is a specialized university that educates students to become creative experts, international Koreans, and independent researchers who will contribute to the development and exchange of culture.

HUFS is a coeducational university with around 15,000 students in 51 departments within 15 colleges. HUFS has educational exchange ties with 465 universities in 80 countries worldwide.

HUFS is the birthplace of foreign language education in Korea and teaches 45 major languages of Asia, the Middle East, and other major regions of the world. HUFS graduates now play vital roles in international trade and diplomatic affairs.


– Campus: Seoul Campus, Global Campus, and Songdo Campus (planned)
– Colleges: (Seoul) 10 Colleges, 34 Departments / (Global) 7 Colleges, 42 Departments
– Graduate Schools: 8 Graduate Schools
– Research Institutes: 3 Centers, 27 Institutes
– Total No. of Faculty Members: 620 (As of Apr. 2012)
– No. of International Professors: 200 (As of Apr. 2012)
– No. of Students: 27,708 Undergraduate students / 3,503 Graduate students (As of Apr 2012)
– No. of International students: 1,431 (As of Apr 2012)
– International Exchanges: 80 countries, 465 Universities, and institutions (As of Apr 2012)
– Total Alumni: Approximately 110,000

Toward a World Class University

– 45 languages taught in 32 foreign language departments
– The only CIUTI member institution in Korea
CIUTI is the world’s oldest and most prestigious international association of universities with translation and interpretation programs
– The only CAAS member institution in Korea
– Ranked 29th in the World in modern linguistics (2014 QS World University Rankings)
– Ranked 1st in Korea for universities without a medical school
– Ranked 1st in Korea on the Outbound Exchange index (2014 QS Asian University Rankings)
– Ranked 5th in Korea for Inbound Exchange index (2014 QS Asian University Rankings)

  1. November 29, 2012 at 12:45 am

    I have been accepted to this universtiy, I am from Mexico, and I will be arriving in February!
    I cant wait to be there and study, hope everything goes well!
    See you in a few months!

    • Itzel
      December 11, 2013 at 12:28 pm

      me too! I”ll be arriving on March! Im so excited!

  2. November 29, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    Hi guys!
    I`ve been also accepted to Hufs! So I can`t wait to get acquainted with all of you!

  3. hafsa
    July 27, 2013 at 9:17 am

    Hello!! my name’s hafsa ilyassa im from Morocco.i will graduate this year from my high school and i want to study after in HUFS .i have 3 languages”arabic-french-english” my questions are “what are the things that i have to do now to have the scholarship?and what i have to prepare for this like papers…?i don’t know how to fil the application request please help me for preparing myself Early!

  4. Amalia Rizky
    December 3, 2013 at 12:21 pm

    actually, this is my dream college. so what are the important things that I should have it please share it. Im amalia rizky from Indonesia and now Im student @UMY Yogyakarta Indonesia and I want to be there so share me out about your criteria to be accept there. thanks 🙂

  5. Jason Bartlett
    December 12, 2013 at 12:16 pm

    안녕하세요~ 제 이름은 제이슨이고 봄 학기에 외대에서 교환학생 될 거예요. 반갑습니다^^

  6. Guillem Badia
    December 19, 2013 at 2:38 am

    Hello ! My name is Guillem and I come from Barcelona ! I’ll be studying at HUFS from February til June! I’ve already been accepted but I haven’t received the official approval. Does anybody know when it is supposed to arrive? Thank you and see you guys soon!

    • January 6, 2014 at 11:53 am

      Please log into the online application system with your ID/PW. You will see your status there. Documents have already been sent to your home university via DHL Express mail. We look forward to welcoming you to HUFS soon!

    • Itzel
      January 10, 2014 at 4:50 am

      me too! Im from Mexico and I will course the spring semester there.

  7. December 23, 2013 at 1:40 pm

    Hi =), Glad to be accepted as an exchange student! Studying at Chulalongkorn Univ. in Thailand, but I’m Koreannn yeahyy. So excited to study at HUFS ❤

  8. January 6, 2014 at 2:13 pm

    Hello ! My name is Liyana and I am from Malaysia. I’ve been accepted here for the next semester starting February until June but I didn’t yet receive any official document or approval letter. Does anyone know when the document will arrive?
    Thank You ^^

    • January 7, 2014 at 10:56 am

      Hi Liyana! We will send the documents by DHL Express mail to your home university as soon as we receive the completed application packets from ALL students coming from your university. Would you please ask Farah to check her email? We have sent repeated emails, but no answer. We need her passport information page. Without it, we can NOT prepare the necessary documents. Thanks!

      • January 7, 2014 at 1:08 pm

        Thank you for your reply. There are two students from my university including Farah had cancel the application and they currently dealing with my university international office. May I know if it possible to send the other two students document including me ealier because we need to proceed with our visa application. Thank You.

  9. Zanya Angélica Arroyo González
    January 8, 2014 at 6:54 am

    I’m very excited to go to HUFS .
    I’m from Mexico and I’ll be there in February. see you!!

    Saludos desde México! 😉

  10. Canan Çetin
    January 11, 2014 at 3:48 am

    Hello everyone ! I’m Canan,from Turkey.
    I desperately want to come HUFS but I’m having sort of huge problem.
    I need scholarship.Normally I’m not paying my institution and there’s no a lot of spending here,but it seems that I’ll have a lot if I come there.
    And my GPA isnt higher than 2.5 :/
    Is anyone know scholarship for international exchange students?
    It’d be great if you would help.

    Thanks so far !

    January 15, 2014 at 2:13 pm

    Hi My name is Nelva Hernández from Mexico !!! I’ve been acepted but i what to know when will the results of the scholarship be announced.


    • January 20, 2014 at 1:43 pm

      Hi Nelva! The scholarship results will be announced on Friday, February 7, 2014. It will be listed in the ‘Announcements’ section of our office website: http://international.hufs.ac.kr/
      Look forward to welcoming you to HUFS soon!

  12. miimii
    January 22, 2014 at 6:19 am

    Hello! I’m Planning to apply for the fall semester 2014 exchange program. But I’m wondering in which campus do exchange students stay? in Seoul Campus or in Yongin campus, which i heard is far 2 hours from Seoul.


    • February 5, 2014 at 10:16 am

      Hi! You choose the campus (Seoul or Global) depending on your major, which courses are offered, where you want to be, etc. Please check our office website for more information. See ‘Introduction’>’About HUFS’ for the list of colleges in each campus: http://international.hufs.ac.kr and/or check the section on this blog: “Before You Arrive
      2. Find Courses @HUFS and Talk to Your Academic Advisor” for links to the complete listings of courses. Look forward to welcoming you in 2014 Fall!

    February 12, 2014 at 11:29 am

    Hello I have been trying to find the results of scholar ships but I haven´t been succesful. Could you tell me ere to find them.


    February 12, 2014 at 11:31 am

    Hello I have been trying to find the results of scholarships but I haven´t been succesful. Could you tell me ere to find them.

  15. miimii
    March 20, 2014 at 4:33 am

    Hello! I’ve been nominated by my home university to the exchange program fall semester 2014, but I haven’t received an acceptance letter or anything to inform me through email. how can I know if I’m accepted or not ? I really hope to be accepted tho~

    • June 2, 2014 at 5:22 pm

      Hi! Please log into the online application system with your ID/PW. You will see your status there. Documents will be sent to your home university via DHL Express mail. We look forward to welcoming you to HUFS soon!

  16. Hanif
    May 26, 2014 at 8:18 pm

    when will I be expecting the Admission results via Application Status for Student Exchange this coming Fall Semester? cheers!

    • June 2, 2014 at 5:25 pm

      Hi! Admission results will be announced soon! Please log into the online application system with your ID/PW. You will see your status there. Documents will be sent to your home university via DHL Express mail. We look forward to welcoming you to HUFS soon!

      • Hanif
        June 3, 2014 at 12:08 pm

        But my printed documents have not been arrived at HUFS yet. should I be worried? hahaha

      • June 6, 2014 at 5:33 pm

        When did you send them? Can they be tracked? Please send us an email (exchange@hufs.ac,kr) to discuss it further.

      • Hanif
        June 7, 2014 at 1:25 am

        I have submitted the printed documents on 22nd April 2014 to my Uni’s International Office and I asked them on 20th May 2014 to confirmed that is has been airmailed. As of now, me and other nominated students are still waiting for our printed documents to arrive at HUFS.

  17. Sandra Pajares
    May 28, 2014 at 3:25 am

    Hello, I’ve been nominated by my home university and I aplied in April for the exchange program for the next fall semester but I haven’t received any acceptance letter or information about being accepted or not yet. When will be able to know the results?
    Thanks for your help!

    • June 2, 2014 at 5:24 pm

      Hi! Please log into the online application system with your ID/PW. You will see your status there. Documents will be sent to your home university via DHL Express mail. We look forward to welcoming you to HUFS soon!

  18. Fadime Gülsüm ÇAKIR
    June 2, 2014 at 9:16 pm

    Im Fadime Gülsüm,from Turkey.
    Im studying Korean Language and Literature of Erciyes University in Kayseri.
    I want to study as an exchange student in your University. But ı dont know any information about your exchange program.Can you inform me ?

  19. Muhammad August Dwi Hariyanto
    June 11, 2014 at 6:16 am

    Hi my name is Ari from Indonesia. I’ve been approved as a student in HUFS for this fall semester and now I’m waiting for the invitation paper. When will the invitation paper sent to us? And also can i have a date for the scholarship announcement? I desperately need it. Thank you for advance

  20. Paul Pérez
    June 12, 2014 at 11:56 pm

    Hello! I want to know if there are available scholarships for exchange students and what we have to do if so. I have sent several e-mails requesting that information but I don´t have received any reply. Thank you!

  21. Diana Kristel Nuñez
    June 17, 2014 at 3:48 am

    Hi there! I’ve been accepted! I’m so excited! Can’t wait for learning and meeting you all!

  22. June 17, 2014 at 4:25 pm

    Hello everyone! I’m so exited now that i’ve been accepted at HUFS! Can’t wait to meet you all! Best wishes for everyone!

  23. Paul Pérez
    June 20, 2014 at 9:45 am

    Hello! What is the new step after being accepted? Thank you

  24. June 21, 2014 at 8:34 am

    Hi i’m from Mexico and applied for the exchange student program in fall semester but i haven’t received the acceptance letter yet. I really need that letter for the visa process, most of the flights to korea have scales in the USA , mexicans can’t enter in the US without a transit visa, this transit visa takes about 1 or 2 months to do.

    The other option is to take the one with the scale on japan but i can not afford that flight, it costs the double.

    Thanks for your help, I look forward to hearing from you soon

    • June 26, 2014 at 10:58 am

      I received the acceptance letter today, thank you a lot.

  25. July 3, 2014 at 8:57 am

    I read my application status wrong, haven´t received the acceptance letter , i reallly need that paper to tramit my visa.

  26. Claudia Moreno
    July 3, 2014 at 10:32 am

    Hi, I´ve been accepted as a student to HUFS and my acceptance letter is jet to be received, but I have one doubt. I want to stay at the Global Dormee, how do I apply to stay there on fall semester?

  27. July 10, 2014 at 5:47 am

    I have been accepted as an exchange student for the fall semester and I was wondering how I can make sure that the dorm application was received by the IOSS ?
    There is any other steps I have to do ?

  28. November 11, 2015 at 1:35 am

    Hi! I want to know the GPA requirement for these exchange program, is it 2.5 and above? Thanks! 🙂

  29. December 22, 2015 at 2:51 pm

    Any one in here from spring class of 16?

    • Bendexter
      January 22, 2016 at 8:23 pm

      Hi! I am heading there for Spring semester in February! 🙂

      • December 9, 2016 at 5:28 am

        hmm funny how i never saw this comment untill now lol

    • marcelah
      January 25, 2016 at 1:31 pm

      Im from spring class 16.

  30. Asmae
    January 20, 2016 at 3:27 am

    I m student in the last year of high school and i m from morroco . I would like to apply for a scholarship .what should i do in order to take this scolarship ?
    Thank you

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