Kyungpook National University

Kyungpook National University

80, Daehak-ro, Buk-gu, Daegu, Korea

Kyungpook National University is located in Daegu in the southeastern part of Korea. Daegu is the third largest city in Korea with a population of approximately 2.5 million and conveniently located in relation to Seoul and Busan.

Founded in 1946, KNU now has 15 faculties and 10 graduate schools with over 27,000 students.

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Accommodations:  - click on International Programs, then Student Exchange Program
Cost: Low
External Funding Available: Yes
Availability: 5
Academic Dates:

Spring Semester: March - mid June
Fall Semester: September - mid December

Course Timetable: A variety of courses are offered in English by individual colleges and departments, along with courses specially designed to offer a new perspective and understanding of Korea.

The list of courses taught in English will be available in the middle of January for the following spring semester or July for the following fall semester. In addition, this list will be sent to all accepted exchange students by e-mail with instructions on course registration.

Exchange students can take up to 21 academic credits per semester, and most courses are worth three credits.

See course list for Fall 2014

See course list for Spring 2015

Program Type: Exchange , Summer school , Internship
Language: English , Native language
Available Subjects: business and entrepreneurship
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Summer School Information:
Additional Information: Possibility to do a part-time internship during the term or full time internship during the summer. See  for details. Students participating to the summer school are counted under the exchange programme and pay per course tuition to UNB.


Marion Westgate, BA/BED.SOCI.HIST 2015, on exchange in Winter 2012

"What I most liked about studying abroad was being able experience a new culture and meeting other exchange students from various countries. I took a number of interesting courses in Daegu; I found the course "Cultural Life in Korea" the most enjoyable class since it lead to discussions about Korean culture and the difference between Western and Korean culture.

Getting around Korea is really easy which allows for convenient travel. There are many unique things about Korea: including Persimmon Wine found in Cheongdo, Ancient Tombs that look like grassy mounds, and lots of temples. 

To other students who may consider studying abroad, I would say go for it! Do not be afraid to try different and experience the culture. It can often lead to very interesting experience from eating frogs to trying a bug or two."