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Hankuk University of Foreign Studies

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Description of Hankuk University of Foreign Studies

  • Established: 1954
  • Location: Republic of Korea, Seoul
  • Type: private.

Hankuk University was founded in 1954: from the very beginning of its activity, it played a large role in rebuilding the country after the war, releasing talented leaders, diplomats, and scientists.

Education at this university is a symbiosis of foreign languages, jurisprudence, computer and business technologies, which makes it possible to produce highly qualified personnel that are in demand both domestically and in the world market. Hancock University ranks third in the world among universities in the number of foreign languages studied - today there are 45 of them. The educational institution was the first in Korea where interpreters and translators began to be trained.

Hanku University of Foreign Languages aims to become a world-class university. To date, agreements on exchange programs have been signed with 522 universities from 64 countries. In the framework of the “7 + 1” program, students who went to study in another country, at least 1 semester out of 8, receive comprehensive support from alma mater.

The institution was one of the first in the world to practice simultaneous training in two specialties in the magistracy. Today you can get education at the faculties:

  • Humanities
  • Of English language
  • Western languages
  • Eastern languages
  • Regional Studies: Central and Eastern Europe
  • Chinese language
  • Japanese language
  • Translation business
  • International and regional exercises
  • Social sciences
  • Business and Economics
  • Natural sciences
  • Engineering Sciences.

Programs and prices, tuition fees in Hankuk University of Foreign Studies

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All year round
from 3200.00 $ / year
from 3200.00 $ / year
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year
All year round
from 3600.00 $ / year
from 3600.00 $ / year
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year


  • High level of teaching foreign languages
  • The most comprehensive Korean language learning program
  • Powerful teaching staff, part of which are native speakers
  • Successful students receive recommendations from the university when applying for jobs at South Korean embassies around the world.

Facilities and equipment at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies

Near the main building there is Seoul Forest, Dongdaemun Market, Migliore Shopping Center, Mount Achasan, King Sejong Memorial Hall, the National Theater of Korea.

The main pride of the university is its library, which was created to help students studying foreign languages. Equipped with the latest technology, all publications are united by an electronic catalog.

To implement educational goals, students have at their disposal equipped classrooms, computer equipment. Language conferences, studies, events are regularly held.

Entry requirements, how to apply, what is required to enrol

For admission, foreign applicants must provide:

  • Certificate of completed secondary education
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Sponsorship letter
  • Study plan
  • Self-introduction.

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Residence permits, citizenship and other services

  • Guardianship services during the studies
  • Student supervision

Review about Hankuk University of Foreign Studies

Hi, my name is Rukhshona I am from Uzbekistan. I wanted to ask what documents I need to visit this university and when I have to ask for documents and more grants are at this university (Hankuk)
Manager Smapse Education
Hello, Ruhshona! With such a question, you better contact the university directly.
Hi, My name is Ural.I am from Uzbekistan. In 2020, I graduated English language department in Uzbekistan and now I am going to continue my master's degree in Hankuk university. I have Ielts 6 band score and I need further information about entering, tuition and admission requirements..., Thank you in advance for all !
Manager SMAPSE
Ural, good afternoon! With such a question, you better contact the university directly.
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- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
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- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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