is the first engineering school in Korea and one of the best engineering schools in terms of ranking.
hosts a university-based industry center – e.g. Chung Mong-koo Automotive Research Center (Hyundai) on the Seoul campus.
is located in the heart of Seoul, capital city, and is the only University where the subway station is located on campus.
invites more than 4,500 international students per year for degree, and long and short term programs.
offers an International Summer Program after the semester program.
Hanyang University is a private research university in South Korea. The main campus is in Seoul, and the second one, the Education Research Industry Cluster at Ansan, or ERICA campus is located in Ansan. The name ‘Hanyang’ derives from the former name of the capital city (current Seoul) during the Chosun Dynasty. Its founding philosophy is Love in Deed and Truth, and educational philosophy is to cultivate graduates equipped with the virtues of diligence, honesty, humility and service. Dr. ‘Paikman’ Kim Lyun-joon established the nation’s first engineering institute (DongA Engineering Institute) in 1939 which became the founding facility of Hanyang University, and the institute is reorganized into Hanyang University 1959. Hanyang University has high competitiveness in a field of engineering with alumni network of 300,000 working in various fields. This leads to gain its nickname ‘Engine of Korea’, throughout 70 years of its history.
Hanyang University currently has 15 colleges and 60 departments on Seoul campus, and 8 colleges and 40 departments on ERICA campus. The university also has 21 graduate schools as well. Hanyang University has international partnerships with around 700 universities in 70 countries and over 2500 degree seeking foreign students study in Hanyang University each year. It has ranked 171th in 2016 QS World University Rankings, 62th. The World’s Most Innovative Universities by Reuters. In 2016 university rankings by JoongAng Ilbo, one of the most renowned newspapers in Korea, Seoul campus was ranked 2nd and ERICA campus was ranked 8th.
Terms of Exchange
Undergraduate students: Accepted
Graduate students: Accepted
Computer Science majors: Accepted
Students should have the equivalent of a 2.0 on a 4.0 GPA grade scale (over 60%). Borderline students may be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Students must complete at least one semester and be able to submit the official transcript whey they submit the online application.
Language of Instruction
Korean and English
The main language is Korean, but we do offer courses taught in English. Overall, 30% of all courses are taught in English and approx. 15% of courses in Engineering College are taught in English.
English Proficiency Requirements
The minimum scores of acceptable tests are below. Exceptions to the requirement are students from universities in English-speaking countries (US, Canada except Quebec, UK, Australia, Iceland, and New Zealand).
English Course List is available about a month prior to new semester. Please refer to previous year’s English Course List before the new list becomes available. The number and contents change slightly every year.
Workload per Semester
Students are allowed to take up to 20 credits. Most Hanyang University courses are 3 credits.
Additional Application Materials
We will send the online application instruction email directly to nominated students from GE3. After we review your application, we will send students Certificate of Admission, essential for making visa, after they are uploaded online.
Dormitory Application Form
Official Nomination Letter (from International office)
International Health Insurance Certificate (or students must apply for Korean Insurance)
Students will receive their acceptance packet:
For spring semester – before mid-January
For fall semester – before mid-June
Please note that on-campus housing remains competitive. We do not have adequate on-campus space for the number of applications we receive. Therefore, it is very important to submit all application materials prior to the application deadlines to improve the students’ chances of getting on-campus housing. We also have housing options near the university. See the Finding Accommodations site for information on housing options on both campuses.
Seoul is the capital and largest city of South Korea. A megacity with a population of over 10 million, it is one of the largest cities in the world. The Seoul National Capital Area is the world's second largest metropolitan area with over 24.5 million inhabitants, which includes the Incheon metropolis and most of Gyeonggi province. Almost half of South Korea's population live in the Seoul National Capital Area, and nearly a quarter in Seoul itself, making it the country's foremost economic, political, and cultural center.
Seoul has been a major settlement for over 2,000 years, with its foundation dating back to 18 B.C. when Baekje, one of the Three Kingdoms of Korea, established its capital in what is now south-east Seoul. It continued as the capital of Korea during the Joseon Dynasty and the Korean Empire. The Seoul National Capital Area is home to four UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Changdeokgung, Hwaseong Fortress, Jongmyo Shrine and the Royal Tombs of the Joseon Dynasty.
Today, Seoul is considered to be a leading global city, ranking among the top ten global cities in the Global Cities Index of 2010. It is one of the world's top ten financial and commercial centers, home to major multinational conglomerates such as Samsung, LG and Hyundai-Kia. In 2008, Seoul was named the world's sixth most economically powerful city by Forbes.
Seoul has a highly technologically advanced infrastructure. Its Digital Media City is the world's first complex for IT and multimedia applications. Seoul was the first city to feature DMB, a digital mobile TV technology and WiBro, a wireless high-speed mobile internet service. It has a fast, high-penetration 100Mbps fiber-optic broadband network, which is being upgraded to 1Gbps by 2012. Seoul Station houses the 350 km/h KTX bullet train and the Seoul Subway is the third largest in the world, with over 200 million passengers every year. Seoul is connected via AREX to Incheon International Airport, rated as the best airport in the world by Airports Council International.
Seoul hosted the 1988 Summer Olympics, 2002 FIFA World Cup and the 2010 G-20 Seoul summit. The city was named the World Design Capital for 2010 by the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design.
Ansan City (ERICA Campus)
Ansan is a city in Gyeonggi Province, South Korea. It lies south of Seoul, and is part of the Seoul National Capital Area. It is connected to Seoul by rail via Seoul Subway Line 4.
Ansan is situated on the coast of the Yellow Sea (locally called West Sea. Portions of various Yellow Sea islands lie within its jurisdiction. The largest and best-known of these is Daebu Island.
Several institutions of higher learning are located in Ansan. They include Ansan College, Ansan College of Technology, Seoul Institute of the Arts, and a campus of Hanyang University.
The city is also home to National League soccer club Ansan Hallelujah.
The Korea Transportation Safety Authority, a government agency of South Korea, is headquartered in Ansan.
This program is currently only available to Engineering and Computer Science majors. If you are interested in this program please contact Rohan Palma or a CEA adviser.
Please click to start your application. After applying, continue the application process here
Hanyang University Seoul Campus – Seoul, South Korea
ERICA Campus – Ansan, South Korea
Korean and English The main language is Korean, but we do offer courses taught in English. Overall, 30% of all courses are taught in English and approx. 10% of courses in Engineering College are taught in English. We do not require an official language certificate.
Hanyang University is the successor of DongA Polytechnic Institute, which was established in 1939 despite the turbulent and repressive environment, resulting from Japan’s occupation of the peninsula (1910-1945). In 1959, the University became a comprehensive university. It has about 37,000 students in 22 colleges and 16 graduate schools, and is ranked 3rd best private University in Korea by the England’s “The Times World University Review,” (2009)
To continue the momentum of progress, Hanyang University has been striving to promote internationalization and consequently, over 1000 courses instructed in English per semester by about 150 foreign professors are now available. Also, through Hanyang University International Summer School which offers more than 70 courses taught in English from renowned educators, Hanyang University hosts more than 1200 students from all over the world. Efforts such as these have allowed Hanyang to recruit about 6000 international students, and the University also has formal relations with over 600 universities around the world.
Please click below to check the list of English taught courses and course descriptions,
HOW TO SEARCH ENGLISH TAUGHT COURSES.pdf
English Course List is available about a month prior to new semester. Please refer to previous year’s English Course List before new list come out. (The number and contents change every year slightly)
Yes, but please note that on-campus housing remains competitive. We do not have adequate on-campus space for the number of applications we receive. Therefore, it is very important to submit all application materials prior to the application deadlines to improve the students’ chances of getting on-campus housing.
PRE-ARRIVAL Entry Visa
Student Visa (D-2 Visa)
Health Insurance & Immunizations
International Health Insurance is mandatory to study at Hanyang University. Students must submit copy of international insurance certificate before arriving or they need to apply for Korean insurance online.
Students also need to take typhoid and tuberculosis test and submit the test result during housing check in. (They can also do it in Korea and submit the result to the dormitory office)