Multiple $5,000 - $7,000 grants are available through the New Colombo Plan for students going on exchange in semester 1or 2, 2018 to South Korea. 

Pusan National University
City:  Busan
Approximate semester dates:

Spring Semester: March to June

Fall Semester: September to December

Language of instruction: Korean (mostly Korean), English 
Full time load equivalent:

Undergraduate: 15 credits per semester
Postgraduate: 9 credits per semester


Fields of Study Available:

This is not an exclusive list of the disciplines available.  Disciplines listed here can provide a full-time load of study.  All other available courses can be found in the course catalogue.

Humanities & Social Sciences:

Global Studies (See below for details)
Korean Language and Literature
(high proficiency in Korean required) 

Course Catalogue (Courses in English): Click Courses in the top blue tab> Course List > Courses in Foreign Languages. Then select the Year, Semester and Language (English) and click Search. Please note that the courses taught in English may not add up to a full-time study load. Students are allowed to study across faculties. 

Exchange students can only choose courses from DGS (Department of Global Studies) and KEASP (Korean and East Asian Studies Program)  

2017/2018 English taught course list is here, DGS & KEASP courses are highlighted in yellow. 


Global Studies: Interdisciplinary curriculum taught entirely in English including law, international relations, history, economics, culture, art and religion. Click here to find out more about the Korean and East Asian Studies Program (KEASP) Curriculum: Click Academics > Curriculum > KEASP Curriculum

All undergraduate exchange students are allowed to take Korean language courses (3 credits each) offered by PNU's International Language Institute under KEASP Curriculum:  

  • Beginners' Korean (I and II)
  • Intermediate Korean
  • Advanced Korean
  • Learning Korean in Drama
  • Learning Korean in Songs


Please note that the options listed on this webpage should be used as a guide only. Additional discipline areas may be available. For current information about fields of study, course selection and language proficiency requirements, please check the host university's website.

Restricted Fields of Study:

Korean Medicine. 

Note: The Department of Korean Language and Literature requires high level of proficiency in Korean in order to enrol in major courses. 

Approximate living expenses:

KRW 500,000 per month

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All exchange students must purchase overseas travel insurance before arriving in Korea. They are not eligible to purchase PNU's group medical insurance. 

Additional information:

Pusan Information Sheet 2017

Pusan National DGS & KEASP program brochure

On-campus dormitories (including meals) available. In 2017, PNU cannot guarantee students on-campus dormitory places due to construction works. PNU International will assist students in finding affordable off-campus housing.