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Student exchange program

Academic information
Full-time workload

Exchange students usually take 3 to 6 course per semester based on 3 credits per course.

Office involved with exchange

The International Programs and Language Education Center

Information on courses open to exchange students
  • English course for spring semester will be fixed on February
  • English course for fall semester will be fixed on July

Grading System
Letter Grade Point Grade
A+ 4.5 95 ~ 100
A 4.0 90 ~ 94
B+ 3.5 85 ~ 89
B 3.0 80 ~ 84
C+ 2.5 75 ~ 79
C 2.0 70 ~ 74
D+ 1.5 65 ~ 69
D 1.0 60 ~ 64
F 0.0 0 ~ 59

Academic Transcript

An Original academic transcript will be mailed to the home university within 2 months after the semester ends. If students need to have an extra academic transcript, they should directly contact International office.

Application procedure
Nomination deadline

Partner universities need to discuss the number of students before the nomination and should email the nominated students’ information to KIT. The nomination form will be emailed to partner universities in February and August.

  • Spring Semester : November 1
  • Fall Semester : May 1

Application deadline

Nominated students should submit an application within in the deadline.

  • Exchange for Spring Semester-October 1 to November 15
  • Exchange for Fall Semester-April 1 to May 15

  • Exchange students must be nominated by the KIT’s exchange partner university.
  • Exchange students must be a full-time student in one of KIT’s exchange partner universities and have completed at least 1 semester of study at home university.

Application documents
  • Application Form (Attached)
  • Self-Introduction Essay
  • Latest Official transcript in English
  • Certificate of Enrollment
  • Passport Copy

Admission package delivery date to home university
  • Fall semester students : At the end of June
  • Spring semester students : At the end of December
Information on program
Services offered to exchange students

Exchange students will be also offered the chance to participate in various extracurricular activities such as industrial tours and cultural experiences.

  • Orientation, welcome party, farewell ceremony
  • Cultural field trips, visit to global companies in Korea
  • Buddy program
  • Voluntary Activity

Information on Accommodation

All incoming exchange student can apply for the on-campus housing.

Housing Fee (KRW / 2017 Base year)

Bedroom type Spring/Fall semester Vacation(Summer/Winter)
No meal 5days 7days No meal 5days 7days
2-person 482,150 938,610 1,054,050 N/A N/A N/A
4-person 460,950 927,410 1,042,850 291,060 N/A 458,040
  • Meal is only Korean food including pork and personal eating habits can’t be consider.
  • Each bed room is equipped with a bed, desk and chair, a closet, and air conditioner.
  • The fee for vacation can be changed


Exchange students pay tuition to their home institutions and tuition is waived at KIT

Estimated costs for one semester stay

The Estimated Budget for one semester (16 weeks) at the KIT is :

Items Fee (USD) / Semester (Approx.)
On-campus Housing $400 (No meal option)
Living Expenses (Meal etc.) $400*4 months = $1,600
Student Insurance $60
Student support (Book, etc.) $300
Total $2360
Visa requirements

Students need to obtain the D-2 Visa with the admission and invitation letter which will be issued by KIT.

Alien Registration

All students who stay in Korea for more than 90 days must apply for the alien registration card within 90 days of entry. It usually takes 3-4 weeks for the card to be issued.

Insurance requirements

We request Health Insurance for exchanges students during staying in Korea. Students can purchase health insurance from their home countries, or they can purchase it through International Office at KIT.

Health Check-up
  • All students have been requested to submit the health and medical clearance form with their online applications as part of the required documents.
  • According to government regulation, students from certain designated countries will need to get re-tested for tuberculosis at the district public health center in Korea upon arrival.
  • The designated countries are: China, Sri Lanka, Russia, Uzbekistan, Thailand, Vietnam, India, Nepal, Indonesia, Pakistan, Mongolia, Bangladesh, the

Meals and Food

Students can buy various types of meals on and off-campus, and also cook some instant snacks in the shared kitchen of the dormitory. Students usually use the kitchen to cook noodles, toast, and small snacks or to keep their own food in the communal refrigerator. Normal meal prices range from 3,500 won to 5,000 won (approx. US$ 3~5) per meal.

Opening a bank account

If students would like to open a bank account in Korea, they will need to bring a Alien card and a passport.

Voluntary Activity
  • One foreign student and one Korean student make a team
  • Foreign student is to prepare lecture regarding one’s own country’s culture, language and any possible stories of home country to school kids (elementary school, middle schools or high schools located in Gumi and Gyeongbuk).
  • Lecture can be lasting 60 mins to 90 mins. One time for a month.
  • Each student will get paid some amount of allowance as a reward.
  • Student will receive a certificate of volunteer by the end of semester.
  • If you are interested in this activity, it is highly recommended to bring traditional costumes or cultural stuff of your home country. It’s quite competitive to get this voluntary activity opportunity. But don’t forget that chance favors only the prepared mind. If you like to join, please submit application form by E-mail to Ms. Minah Kim (minah@kumoh.ac.kr)

Part Time Job Opportunity

KIT offer part time job opportunity for international students

  • Working Place : KIT English Café (located in 1st floor of library)
    • - To encourage KIT student to speak English
    • - To welcome visitor and to help their English study
    • - Cleaning the room
  • Eligibility : fluent English speaker, active and outgoing personality
  • How to apply : work plan (no template, 1 page of A4-sized paper), interview required.

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