Kyung Hee University – Seoul, South Korea

Kyung Hee University is a private university located in Seoul, South Korea. The emblem of the university is the Chinese character for “university” and has a world map in the background. This symbolizes Kyung Hee’s vision for globalization as well as an open mind and humanism for the world.

KHU, home to over 34,000 students is considered as one of the best universities in South Korea, comprising of 3 campuses; Seoul, Global (Yongin) and Gwangneun.

Since its founding in 1949, Kyung Hee University has pursued the Kyung Hee Spirit of “Scholarship and Peace” as well as the founding principle of “creating a civilized world.” It has established an academic tradition combining education, research and practice while pursuing the universal values of peace and mutual prosperity.

Programmes of study

Modules taught in English are available for students of the following programme areas at DMU: Textile Design, Arts and Festival Management, English Language and Literature, all Business Studies, Management, Accounting and Finance, Economics, Politics and International Relations. There are also General Education elective modules available to complement your studies and provide an insight into Korean culture and society, as well as Korean language classes. An overview of the course offer in English can be found here.

Exchange students will be required to follow a full programme of study for the academic year based at Kyung Hee University.


Travel & accommodation

  • Travel – the nearest major airport to Kyung Hee University is Incheon International Airport (ICN). An airport pick-up service is available for students arriving at ICN on the designated arrival date provided by KHU upon request. A taxi would be approximately £45-£55 or alternative means of transport are available.
  • Accommodation – Accommodation is available at Sehwa Hall (Sehwawon) for students studying at the Seoul campus. Other options are also available. For more information check out the Kyung Hee University Housing page.

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 adequate travel and health insurance.


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: