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Before Your Departure

HALLYM UNIVERSITY

Before your departure:

During the application process, incoming exchange students are asked to choose their courses at Hallym University based on the previous year's course list.

Students must choose between 12-18 credits to study at Hallym. You must study at least 12 credits, to be classed as a 'full time student' in keeping with Korean immigration rules. From this list of courses, Hallym International Office will place you into the relevant school or department. You will then be emailed the most up to date course list as it is released 4-6 weeks before the start of the academic semester. You will then have one week to choose and email your selected courses for your upcoming exchange period. They will then be booked for you, wherever possible.

Please note the following information about course selection:

*Some courses may change, or be dropped. Some courses may also clash with other classes you have chosen*  You will be given the opportunity to change classes (where seats are available), during your first week at Hallym.

During the application process you will also be asked to select an on campus housing choice for your exchange period. Please note that whilst it is possible to stay off campus, Hallym University and International Office will not assist you with this. We always recommend that students stay on campus, for convenience and to avoid potential conflict with landlords.

Please refer to the  accommodation section  of the website for more information about on campus accommodation options.

Students must email their complete scanned incoming exchange application to Hallym, within the time frame indicated. Hallym will then process your application with Korean Immigration. Once successfully processed Hallym will email each student their 'Certificate of Admission' and Hallym Business Certificate (original copies can also be posted if your specific Korean Embassy requires it). Students must then take these documents (and any other documents the Korean Embassy in your home country requests) to finalize your student VISA. Please note that you have not been formally granted your student VISA until the Korean Embassy in your home country approves it. 


Once incoming exchange students receive their VISA they are then asked to inform Hallym International Office of their arrival date in Korea, following any guidance given by International Office. (Subject to COVID control and the potential 14-day 'self isolation' period at the start of the semester.

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It is also a good idea to do some research on Korea, its culture and customs before your arrival. This will help to minimize any'Culture Shock' that you may feel.