Konkuk University

About Konkuk University
For sixty years, Konkuk University has helped educate the  young minds of Korea in technology and scientific research. The university has two campuses one in Seoul and one in Chungju. The main campus Chungju is a two hour shuttle ride from Seoul. The campus offers a great academic and fitness facilities including a gymnasium, health care center, and library. Chungju campus is surrounded by lots of convenient shops and banks. Students can enjoy Korean culture offered by many clubs in martial arts, music and art. The university currently enrolled over twenty five thousand students and offers a large variety of degrees. Outside the campus Chungju has natural parks such as Mt. Wolaksan and Suanbo Hot Springs. Chungju is a proud host of the World Martial Art Festival since 1998.  Students who want to learn more about Konkuk University can find more information at the university website.  

Location: Chungju, Korea

Websitehttp://www.konkuk.ac.kr/eng/ or for more information regarding exchange: click here. For general information on the program and the application process click here.

Academics Available: To view the courses offered in English click here. Click here on how to check the KU course syllabus.

Dates to Remember:


Application Due

Study Abroad Dates

Fall Semester

May 23

August 27 - December 14

Spring Semester

November 23

March 4 - June 21  

* Please remember HPU Study Abroad Application Deadline is Mid-March for Fall and Mid-October for Spring. 

Admission Requirements:

  • Must have attended HPU for one semester
  • Must intend to graduate from HPU
  • Must have at least a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Must be fluent in English

Application Procedure:

  • Complete the Student Exchange Program data sheet.
  • Schedule and attend a formal interview with Melissa Matsubara
  • Be prepared to discuss your motives for studying abroad and your degree plan.
  • Select an exchange partner university that has courses which can be used for your intended HPU degree.
  • Fill out the exchange university’s admissions application: Konkuk Application
  • Obtain recommendation letters to be turned in with your application. (This depends on the individual university’s application requirements)
  • Passport photos (Amount and size depend upon each university)
  • Sign a Course Request Approval (CRA) to verify your foreign coursework and HPU equivalents.

Health Insurance:  Health Insurance is mandatory for all study abroad students.  HPU recommends health insurance from Cultural Insurance Services International (CISI) for students study abroad. There is more information medical coverage and rates of CISI health insurance at http://www.culturalinsurance.com/

Housing Accommodations: Konkuk University does offer on campus housing options to its exchange students. The dormitory on Chungi campus along with your usual room in addition offers restaurant, library, music hall, and sport facilities. Students are encouraged to make their housing arrangement with the host university as soon as possible. Students can find more housing on the university website. For dorm application click here. For health examination form (required to live in the dormitory) click here.

Visa Information: Exchange students are responsible for getting their visa it is encourage to make the appropriate arrangements as soon as possible.  Students can get visa application and learn more of Korea culture by clicking on Korean Consulate of Honolulu.   U.S. Passport information is available at 522-8283 (recording) and on line at http://travel.state.gov Students can also find more information on visa by clicking on Study Abroad Resource page. You can find information about the student visa process at http://traveltips.usatoday.com/obtain-korean-student-visa-61961.html


HPU Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs
Hawaii Pacific University
1164 Bishop Street, Suite 200, Honolulu, HI, 96813
Tel: 1-808-544-9326, Fax: 1-808-544-9355

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