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  • Locations: Seoul, South Korea
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Restrictions: Xavier applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English, Korean Minimum GPA: 2.5
Class Standing: 2 - Sophomore Accommodation Options: Residence Hall
Click here for a definition of this term Type Of Aid That Can Be Applied: Federal Aid, Gilman eligible, XU Scholarships, XU study abroad scholarships Type of Program: XU Direct
Program Description:

Korea University Business School (KUBS) -  Direct Exchange in Seoul, S. Korea


Seoul, South Korea

Number of Students at KUBS
Total Undergraduate: 2,044 students
Total international undergrads: 363 students

English and Korean.  Exchange students must take a Korean proficiency test (placement test) if they wish to take a Korean language course. More than 65% of courses are conducted in English.

Nahyun Lee
KUBS International Office
Korea University Business School
Anam-dong, Seongbuk-gu
Seoul, 136-701, KOREA
Semester Dates
Fall semester: September to mid-December
Spring semester: March to mid-June
Academic Offerings > Major Subject > Korea University Business School

  • Students may refer to the course list from the previous corresponding semester (e.g. spring semester 2017 for spring semester 2018). The course lists are to be used as reference since not all courses may be open.
  • Students are responsible for checking the latest course list in July for the fall semester and January for the spring semester. The lists offered in Fall and Spring may differ, so please check carefully.
  • Courses conducted in English are indicated as “(English)”.
  • All KUBS undergraduate courses taught in English are open to the exchange students. Two exceptions: BUSS161 and BUSS402.
  • Click on the Course No. link to see the syllabus. If no information has been filled in, please click the ‘Upload File’ link at the bottom of the page for the syllabus.
  • Exchange students are allowed to take non-business courses if pre-requisites are met and they have successfully registered online. (Non-available subjects: medicine, nursing, law, information security, and courses at the Sejong campus, which is indicated as S in the campus category). 
How to Apply
Fall Nomination Deadline is April 30
Fall Application Deadline is May 31
Spring Nomination Deadline is October 31
Spring Application Deadline is November 30
Note: For admittance to a Direct Program you must first be nominated by the Center for International Education to the Direct Exchange Partner University.
  • Apply through Xavier’s online application system, pay application fee and program deposit.
  • After these steps are complete, the Center for International Education will nominate you unless we have hit capacity on the number of students who can attend this program during that semester.
  • A link will be sent to you from the KUB’s online application at the end of April (for fall) and October (for spring), and you MUST complete the application by the deadline indicated.
  • After final review of the students’ application, a “Letter of Admission” will be sent to you who are successfully admitted through e-mail first. By the end of June (for fall) and December (for spring) the “Admission Packet” including 1) original copy of letter of admission, 2) certificate of admission, and 3) business license of Korea University will be sent to Xavier University’s Center for International Education on your behalf.

Required Documents for Application can be found here:
Accommodation Options
On-campus accommodations are located within about 20 minutes walking distance from KUBS.
Residence Halls
CJ International House with Bathroom – Single or Double
Anam Global House with Bathroom – Double or Triple
Applying for On-Campus Accommodations
Fall semester: early June to early July
Spring semester: early December to early January
Residence Office Contact:
Off-campus accommodations are also possible at KUBS. There are numerous private student accommodations called Goshitel near the campus, reachable by 5-10 minutes’ walk. These accommodations vary widely in terms of room size and rate. For more off-campus housing options, please refer to
Homestay Korea ( can arrange students with families willing to host a homestay student, and reservations are available in English.
All KUBs incoming exchange students except for those with Korean citizenship MUST have worldwide insurance coverage, and the benefits should provide for all injuries and illnesses that may occur during the whole duration of their stay in Korea.
In accordance with the university’s Travel Policy, all students must be enrolled in international health insurance while abroad. Xavier University’s insurance provider is Cultural Insurance Services International (CISI). We will purchase this insurance on your behalf to meet KUBS insurance requirement as well as Xavier’s. The cost of CISI insurance is $36.50 per month abroad.
Visa Requirement
For US students of non-Korean descent, KUBS exchange students must have the D-2 student visa to study at KUBS. You can apply for the visa at the nearest Korean Embassy or a Korean consulate by submitting the three documents in the admission packet: Certificate of Admission, Letter of Admission, and Business License of Korea University.
If you are a foreigner of Korean descent or hold Korean/other dual citizenship, you must check with the Korean Embassy or Korean consulate before applying to the exchange program.
Campus Life Information can be found here:

This program is currently not accepting applications.