University ranking. Being one of the most prestigious universities in South Korea,Hankuk University of Foreign Studies never leaves the top 20 according to national ratings. The university is in the top 5% of the most prestigious educational institutions on the planet. Strong suits of the university are: «Arts and Humanities», «Social Sciences and Management». The university is among the most respected institutions by the employers of South Korea and the world.
Application process and the cost of tuition. The students must pass examinations in order to get admitted to the university. The academic year is traditionally consists of two semesters. A year of bachelor studies will cost you around 12,366 USD. HUFS is considered to be a pricey option when it comes to obtaining a master’s degree - 12,366 USD per year of study. In addition, the scholarships provided by the university allow for partial coverage of tuition expenses. It is important to check for current tuition fees on (http://www.hufs.ac.kr) with the desirable faculty in mind.
The composition of the university. Hankuk University of Foreign Studies is average in size with a capacity of 18 thousand students. The university accepts both local and foreign students. At HUFS there are about 9% of foreigners. The teaching staff consists of more than 2100 specialists. The majority of academic staff at HUFS consists of foreign specialists. The university is an active participant of international programs aimed at academic exchange of students between the educational institutions. University’s social media profiles can give you more information about the students and current events: Twitter, Youtube, Facebook, Linkedin.
Infrastructure of HUFS. The library is available to all of the students. The university also provides dormitories for those who need them.
Hankuk University of Foreign Studies - Official Description
Since its founding in 1954, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (HUFS) has played a significant role in reconstructing Korea after the Korean War by producing numerous CEOs and outstanding diplomats, who are competitive enough to strive forward in the global stage. HUFS is currently teaching 45 foreign languages, and stands as the number one global university in Korea. Combining studies in the humanities, law, social sciences, business, and computer science, students naturally grow as global leaders, equipped with both professional knowledge and language proficiency. HUFS has various programs that meet the ambitions of young people. Through the 7+1 Study Abroad Program, HUFS supports students to study at least one of eight semesters in a foreign country. HUFS is shaping ‘beyond-language’ programs, such as overseas internship programs at KOTRA (Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency) and Korean Embassies all around the world. HUFS is also the university to organize a dual master’s degree program with the UN mandated University for Peace (UPEACE). HUFS has been producing talented individuals who could further Korea’s modernization and promote world peace. HUFS has three campuses located in Seoul, Yong-in, and Song-do (under construction, near Incheon International Airport).
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