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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Academic Area: Accounting, Law, & Taxation, Asian Studies, Business, Computer Science, English, Humanities, International Studies, Political Science and Law, Science
Program Type: Exchange Program Housing Options: On-campus housing
Credit Type: US equivalent 1:1 Language Prerequisite:
Scholarships: Boren Awards, Various Scholarships Internship: NO
Language of Instruction: English, Korean Program Terms:: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
Program Description:

Seoul, South Korea
University of Seoul

Table of Contents

Academic Fields of Study
Language of Instruction
Accommodation and Meals
Estimated Program Costs
Application Process
Seoul, SK Map
Program Overview
The University of Seoul (UOS) is an exchange program. Sending Red Hawks out on exchange is contingent upon recruiting inbound exchange students, and trading your place with theirs in an even balance. Spots are therefore very limited. This is an internal Montclair application. Even a successful application through this portal does not guarantee that we have a spot for you at your preferred exchange partner and during your preferred semester. You will only be confirmed for an exchange when you are nominated to that university by our IAI office.

The University of Seoul (UOS) is a public university supported by the Seoul Metropolitan Government. Seoul is the economic, political, and cultural center of Korea. For more than 600 years, Seoul has been the capital of Korea and is a historical city with social, cultural and physical layers spread along a vast and complex landscape. University of Seoul's faculty, student, and administrative body are distinguished by a commitment to civic values and a dynamic urban civilization. In addition to basic research, the University of Seoul functions as a think-tank in formulating and supporting major policy goals of the Seoul Metropolitan Government. With diverse and specific programs to integrate research and policy, practice and the education, University of Seoul seeks a balance between academic and professional concerns, and between visionary goals and practical researches.

UOS Partner Information 2018-2019 (as of Feb. 2, 2018).pdf
Gyeongbokgung Palace, SK
Seoul, SK Night
Academic Fields of Study

About UoS
President: Lee, Sang Bum, Ph.D.
Established: 1918
Faculty Members: 1,078 faculty members
Staff: 253 staff members
Student Body: 12,206 undergraduate students. 2,923 graduate students
Partner Institutions: 106 institutions in 29 countries
International Students: 319 international students

Exchange students can take up to 20 credits for a regular semester
(spring or fall) and up to 8 credits for the International Summer School.
Most of the courses offered during regular semesters are lectured
in Korean, which can be found at 
Academics → Course List (each department) 
Courses offered in English

Language of Instruction

Many  regular courses are offered in English, but many of them are in Korean. All of the exchange students are strongly recommended to take Korean language courses and at least one course of Asian studies while on exchange. You will be assigned to the Korean language courses on the basis of your Korean language proficiency. Asian Studies courses will be taught in English.

Korean Language Courses cannot be registered by each student online. IICE (Institute of International Cooperation Education) Office will register your Korean Language courses collectively within the online course change period.

Seoul, SK Nightlife
King Sejeong
Traditional Korean Garb
Cherry Blossoms in Seoul, SK
Accommodation and Meals

The UoS can help you find accommodation. All on-campus housing rooms are fully equipped with central heating, central air conditioning and free LAN internet access. Every room is double occupancy, which has twin bed, two closets, two desks and chairs. It is advised that students should bring bed linens and pillow. A variety of facilities are also available for residents convenience such as a coin operated laundry room, gym, library, computing facilities, bank, cafeterias & snack bars, health services, post office, etc. Additional accommodation information will be provided upon your request.
Estimated Program Costs

The Semester or Academic Year Abroad program is a traditional student exchange. Students who participate will pay tuition and fees for a semester (or academic year) to Montclair State University.  

Students will be billed for housing by University of Seoul. Other fees may include transportation, health insurance, visa fees, study abroad fee, and additional cultural activities. Students are advised to allow at least $5,000 per semester to cover housing, meals and other basic living costs. Students participating in the summer program will be charged six credits of Montclair State tuition.  No further tuition will be charged at U of Seoul and your payment includes free housing, activities and some field trips. Airfare will be partially reimbursed and excursions are highly subsidized.

For the exchange students of spring and fall semesters, UOS provides scholarship to the students whose home universities agree to support UOS exchange students reciprocally.
Global Korea Scholarship available for semester exchange students.
Application Process

Please complete the Montclair State University study abroad application process.  In addition, please submit the UOS application to the Study Abroad Office at Montclair State.

For Further Information
Contact us at
The Office of International Academic Initiatives
Cole Hall 319
Montclair State University
Montclair, NJ, 07043

Front Desk: 973 655 6862
For general questions about Study Abroad, please contact:


Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2024 10/01/2023 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.