Hankuk University of Foreign Studies


Hankuk University of Foreign Studies is the home of foreign language education in Korea and teaches 45 languages ​​from Asia, the Middle East and other major regions of the world. HUFS alumni now play a vital role in international trade and diplomatic affairs. In addition to its focus on the theory and practice of foreign languages, HUFS also encourages students to use the language skills they have acquired to explore the politics, economics, society and culture of every region of the world.

HUFS is a specialized university that trains students to become creative experts, international and independent researchers who will contribute to the development and exchange of culture. HUFS is a coeducational school with approximately 17,000 students in 78 departments at 18 colleges. HUFS maintains educational exchange links with 602 universities in 97 countries.

HUFS Profile

  • Campus: Seoul Campus, Global Campus (Yongin)
  • Colleges: 18 Colleges, 78 Departments (Seoul And Global)
  • PhDs: 9 PhDs
  • Research Institutes: 3 Centers, 27 Institutes
  • Total from the faculty: 841
  • No. international professors: 200
  • No. number of students: 17,345 undergraduate students / 2,574 graduate students
  • No. of international students: ~1774 international students from 90 countries
  • International exchanges: 97 countries, 602 universities (as of Jul. Two thousand nineteen)
  • Total Alumni: 150,000

Colleges on campus Seoul

  • College of English
  • College of European Languages
  • College of Asian Languages ​​and Cultures
  • College of Chinese
  • College of Japanese
  • College of Social Sciences
  • College of Business and Economics
  • College of Business Administration
  • College of Education
  • Department of International Studies
  • CFL division

Colleges at Global Campus (Yongin)

  • College of Humanities
  • College of Interpretation and Translation
  • College of Central and East European Studies
  • College of International and Regional Studies
  • College of Economics and Business
  • College of Natural Sciences
  • college of engineering
  • Department of Biomedical Engineering

Entry Requirements

Students must have completed at least one semester at universities in their home country by the time they enter this program. In order to be admitted, students must provide their GPA of more than 2.5 out of 4.0 or grades.

Korean / English Proficiency Requirements

Language proficiency requirements have been established to ensure that all students enrolled in the HUFS undergraduate program can adequately participate in and enjoy the learning activities, which are primarily conducted in Korean and English.


Students whose first language is not Korean and wishing to attend courses taught in Korean must provide proof of Korean language proficiency from at least one of the following documents:

  • TOPIK (Korean Proficiency Test) - Level 3 or higher or KLAT-150 or higher (B2)
  • Level 3 or higher certificate from the HUFS Center for Korean Language and Culture
  • official transcript certifying that you have earned at least 15 total credits from Korean related courses.

English language

Students whose first language is not English and wish to submit their coursework in English must provide proof of English language proficiency from at least one of the following documents:

  • IELTS at least 6.0
  • TOEFL / TOEFL ITP-550 or higher, Computer 213 or higher, Internet 80 or higher
  • TOEIC-750 or higher

A letter from a university professor who is familiar with both the expected standards of an English-language university program and the student's ability to perform in an English-speaking academic environment.
Students whose native language is Korean or English are not required to provide proof of language proficiency, but only if they plan to take courses taught in their native language.

Global Exchange Scholarship Funded by Hanguk University of Foreign Studies

Hankook University of Foreign Studies offers scholarships for up to five academically distinguished exchange students from our international partner institutions. Each scholarship is worth 500,000 won (one-time payment) per semester.

Opportunities & Conditions

Scholarships are awarded to applicants from our international partner universities who are accepted for admission to our exchange program.

the scholarship will be awarded based on the strength of their exchange application: academic merit and the contribution of the international community.
Fellows will work to promote global awareness and international understanding through participation in hufs community outreach programs including, but not limited to, the Children's Library Initiative, the Peer Language Training Program, and/or the HUFS & You International Student Magazine.
the number of fellows may vary depending on the availability of opportunities

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