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Exchange Student Program


  • Students who are enrolling undergraduate program at partner universities of PCU.
  • Students who can take classes in Korean or English.

Provided Classes

  • International exchange students may apply for 1 semester or 2 semesters at PCU.
  • International exchange students may register classes up to 18 credits per semester.
    • a. semester at PCU = 16 weeks
    • b. Each class at PCU provides 2 credits or 3 credits.
  • Exchange students being eligible for regular undergraduate classes offered in Korean language.
    • a. Students who have a level 3 in TOPIK (Test of Proficiency in Korean).
      (TOPIK -
    • b. Students may register classes provided from all undergraduate departments and divisions.
  • Exchange students who are not able to take classes in Korean language.
    • a. Department of Korean Language and Literature provides Korean language classes from level 1(beginner level) to level 4 (intermediate level).
        - 5 classes of Korean: Korean Speaking, Korean Listening, Korean Reading, Korean Writing and Korean Grammar
        - This Korean Language class will be taught 3 hours a day from Monday to Friday, 15 hours per week.
        - This class provides total 15 credits.
    • b. PCU also provides some classes taught in English.

Academic Calendar

Mar. April. May. June. July. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec. Jan. Feb.
[Spring Semester] [Summer Break] [Fall Semester] [Winter Break]

Contents 2018 Fall Semester
(16 weeks)
2019 Spring Semester
(16 weeks)
Application Deadline End of May 2018 End of November 2018
Semester Date September 3 ~ December 21, 2018 March 4 ~ June 21, 2019
Semester Date This period includes midterm and final exams.
Suggested Arrival Date at Incheon International Airport to check-in PCU Dorms August 29 ~ 31, 2018
[Subject to change upon situations]
February 26 ~ 28, 2019
[Subject to change upon situations]
Summer Break(2018) June 25 ~ August 31, 2018 -
Winter Break(2018) December 24, 2018 ~ February 28, 2019 -
Summer Break (2019) - June 24, 2019 ~ August 31, 2019 [TBA]
Orientation TBA [Contingent upon situations] TBA [Contingent upon situations]

Application Materials

  • Application for International Students (Exchange Student Program) [Attachment]
    • - Please type in the application. Handwritten form is not acceptable.
  • Passport Copy
  • Transcript of academic records and certificate of enrollment from home university (college, institution)
  • 1 (one) letter of recommendation from home university (college, institution) [Free form]
  • [Optional] medical test results from home country [Free form]
    • - The test from the hospital must include the tests that PCU Dormitory Office requires.
    • - Please refer ‘PCU List of Medical Test (Requirement from PCU Dormitory Office)’ [Attachment]
    • - Otherwise, students must take a medical test at PCU on-campus dormitory upon arrival.
  • [Optional] A proof (copy) of health / medical insurance
    • - Otherwise, students must purchase a health insurance when they arrive at PCU.

※ All the documents must be written in English or Korean.

Sending Application

Please send this application form (photo attached and signed) and other required application materials to the following address. Application will be only accepted by post mail.

Mailing Address

Office of International Affairs, Pai Chai University
#P226, 155-40 Baejae-ro, Seo-Gu, Daejeon, The Republic of Korea (Postal code: 35345)

  • Name: (Mr.) Ryan Jongseok Park, Manager
  • Office phone number: +82 42 520 5243
  • E-mail:

Additionally, please send this application form (photo & signature not needed) by e-mail to

Attachments for Exchange Student Program

PCU Admission Guide for International Incoming Students 2018 Fall Semester PCU Application for International Student (Exchange Student Program) 2018 Fall Semester & 2019 Spring Semester PCU Dormitory Rate & Pictures PCU List of Medical Test (Requirement from PCU Dormitory Office) PCU Airport Pick Up Request Application PCU Transportation Guide (International Students) PCU Campus Map & Pictures PCU Brochure