Ajou University ranks among the top 10 universities in South Korea. With a central location to the center of Seoul, students are only a quick train ride away from the lively streets of the capital city. In addition to having a diverse selection of English course offerings, students can take advantage of a variety of activities, both on campus and off. Whether it’s participating in the campus buddy program, joining weekend excursions like rafting the Dong River or visiting historical sites such as the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Suwon Hwaseong Fortress, students are sure to make memories that will last a lifetime.
Ajou University is located in the central area of Suwon, the principal city of the Gyeonggi-do Province, approximately 20 miles from Seoul. The university and the surrounding communities offer a rich educational and recreational environment with the unique cultural and historic heritages of Suwon and easy access to the diversity of Seoul, the world's tenth largest city.
Academic year or semester exchanges
ISEP-Exchange for International students.
ISEP-Exchange for US students.
Academic Year: late August to late June
Semester 1: late August to late December
Semester 2: late February to late June
In Korean: Education
(education, teaching English as a foreign language, teaching, teacher training, educational administration); Energy
(energy, energy conservation); Engineering
(mechanical, industrial & information, chemical & materials, biotechnology, nanotechnology, environmental, architecture, information, computer); History
(Eastern Europe, Latin America, South Asia, Southeast Asia, United States); Law; Statistics; Philosophy; Physics
(biophysics, electronics, mechanics); Psychology; Public Administration; Public Health; Social Science (economics, sociology, political science & diplomacy); Transportation Technology.
In English: Area Studies
(Western Europe, Japan, China); Biology
(biology, genetics, biotechnology); Business
(business, accounting, advertising, business administration, commerce, finance, international, management, marketing, information systems); Chemistry
(chemistry, biochemistry, industrial chemistry); Computer Science; Communications
(communication, electronic communication technology, media); Economics; Engineering
(chemical, civil, computer, electrical, environmental & urban, mechanical, industrial, material); International Relations; Literature
(American, English, comparative, poetry, speech, Korean, French); Languages and Linguistics
(Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Korean, English); Nursing; Physics; Political Science; Sociology; Urban Studies.
During the academic year, all divisions of the university offer courses in English. International and area studies (East Asia), engineering, and business administration are highly recommended.
Students typically enroll in 4-5 classes per term, which averages to 12-19 hours in class per week. A term runs for 16 weeks.
Housing and Meals
Students are housed in double-occupancy rooms in a university dormitory on campus. The university dining service provides students with meal plans at a very low cost. For those not selecting a meal plan, several cafeterias and kitchen facilities are available on campus. Kitchens are located on each floor of the dormitory.
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