Hankuk University of Foreign Studies – Seoul, South Korea

Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (HUFS) is a leading global institution established in 1954. Since its founding, HUFS has pioneered the way forward for Korea, leading the country’s economic growth and globalization.

HUFS is recognized as the best university in Korea for educating foreign languages and area studies. The mission of the university is to foster creative experts on the international stage, who can contribute to world peace and the exchange of cultures.

More information about HUFS International Programmes can be found here.

Programmes of study

HUFS offers a range of programmes of study for students studying the following disciplines: International Relations, Politics English Language, English Literature and Creative Writing are welcome to apply.

An overview of modules offered can be found here.

DMU student stories

Joe’s experience studying in Seoul, South Korea

Joe studies English Language with TESOL at DMU, and chose to study on exchange at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies. Here are Joe’s reflections on his year spent in South Korea. Did you notice any differences in the teaching styles between the UK and Korea? Studying in Korea is a lot more intensive. We had…

Travel & accommodation

  • Travel – The nearest major airport to HUFS is  Incheon Airport. It is recommended that you use the HUFS Airport pickup service. A taxi to HUFS would be approximately £45-£55.
  • Accommodation – You will need to apply to live in the HUFS on-campus dorms. For more information check out HUFS Housing webpage.

Visas & insurance

  • Visas – To take part in this exchange you are responsible for ensuring that you meet South Korean entry requirements.
  • Insurance – DMU insurance is not sufficient for studying on exchange in South Korea, and students are required to purchase emergency medical insurance while attending HUFS.


Living costs in South Korea tend to be similar to those in the UK. We recommend that you do further independent research to gain a better understanding of the cost of your year abroad. To help you, we have a created a simple cost comparison between the UK and South Korea: