UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School
South Korea

Semester Study Abroad Programs

South Korea: Korea University Business School

Student Life
  • Overview

    Kenan-Flagler Global Programs (KFBS semester exchanges, KFBS summer programs, and KFBS short-term immersions) are ONLY open to students who have been admitted to the major or minor Undergraduate Business Program. Pre-business students and non-business majors and minors are not eligible to apply to Kenan-Flagler Global Programs. Admission status to the Undergraduate Business Program will be verified for all applicants.

    This program is eligible for the Phillips Ambassadors Scholarship (UNC-CH undergraduates only). To learn more visit the Phillips Ambassadors website at http://phillips.unc.edu/. When you are ready to apply click here.

    Founded in 1905, Korea University Business School was established as the first business school in Korea. It is a prestigious private university, with over 15 colleagues and 18 graduate schools which educate more than 32,000 students. It is ranked first among Korean business schools, one of the top in Asia, and is accredited by the AACSB and EQUIS. KUBS has a large international student population and a thriving exchange program.

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    Application checklist


    • GPA Requirement: 3.00 
    • Language Prerequisite: None
    • Class during program (min): Junior
    • Language of Instruction: English/Korean
    • Non-UNC may apply? No 

    Exchange Options
    • Undergraduate Exchange: Yes Exchange Only 
    • Graduate Exchange: No
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  • Program Terms and Dates

    This program is offered during the following terms: Fall, Spring

    Program dates are generally as follows:

    Fall - September to Mid December
    ​Spring​ - March to Mid June

    Spring 2018 dates are February 22 - June 22

    Application Dates

    Fall 2019 Program:

    • ​​Application opens: November 1, 2018
    • Application deadline for Fall 2018: February 21, 2019
    • Notification begins: March 8, 2019
    Spring 2020 Program:
    • Application cycle opens: March 1, 2019
    • Round 1 application deadline for Spring 2019: April 11, 2019
    • Round 1 notifications begin: April 26, 2019
    • Round 2 application deadline for Spring 2019: September 5, 2019
    • Round 2 notifications begin: September 13, 2019

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  • Academics

    Credit information for KFBS students

    The university offers a large number of courses taught in English in major functional areas including Accounting, Finance, International Business, and Marketing. UNC students typically take 15 credit hours and enjoy a small class size with most of the classes being less than 35 students per class.

    Courses taken at the Korea University Business School will transfer back to UNC Pass/Fail. Achieving a grade of C or above will transfer back to UNC as a pass course, which will not affect UNC GPA. Students who receive any grade under C will fail the course and an F grade will transfer back to UNC, which will affect their UNC GPA. Though transfer credit for this program is Pass/Fail, future employers and graduate schools will also look at the KUBS transcript, so grades are important.

    Students participating on this program will transfer back 3 UNC credits for every 3 credit course at KUBS, and are expected to take either four or five courses worth 3 credits each during the semester. A student who earns a C or above in all courses will receive a total of 12-15 UNC credits for their semester abroad.

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  • Housing

    KUBS offers on campus housing, available on a first come first served basis. On campus housing is in a building called CJ International. CJ International is an air-conditioned, suite style facility for 230 men and women, and offers single and double occupancy rooms. Bathroom facilities are connected to the suite and are shared by the suitemates. All rooms offer internet access.

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  • Student Life

    There are many conveniences located on campus, including a post office, ATM, hair salon, bookstore, and restaurants.

    Seoul is a large city of over ten million inhabitants with a metropolitan area of over 24 million. Located in Northeast South Korea, Seoul has a rich history dating to 17 BC. Seoul is divided by the river Han, which was once used for as a trade route to China. The city is bordered by mountains and the Han River plain.

    Seoul is home to more than 100 museums and is a city rich in historical and modern architecture. Students can take advantage of the city's performing arts and shopping.

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  • Budget

    Here, you will find a list and links to costs related to this program.
    Last cost update: December 2018

    We suggest you create your study abroad budget using this worksheet to help you think about your costs on this program:

    • Populate the figures from the tables below into the left side costs of attendance
    • Input your financial resources on the right

    Your customized budget sheet can help determine your current financial status, and help you understand what additional funding you may need to help make this an affordable program option.

    Cashier Billed Expenses*:

    UNC Tuition and Fees
    Take the amount on the Tuition and Fees line and divide by 2 to get your semester tuition and fees cost

    Fee UG Business major/minor
    Based on major/minor enrollment
      Study Abroad Fee $700

    GeoBlue International Medical Insurance

    *Cashier Billed Expenses are those charges billed directly to your UNC ConnectCarolina account.


    Out of Pocket Estimates**:

    International Airfare

      Meals $2,000
      Immigration Visa/Residence Permit

    Passport Application Renewal
      Course Materials $50
      International Cell Phone Plan $350
      Personal Expenses
                Travel Insurance $400
                Local Transportation $300
                Personal Travel $1,500
                Incidentals (ex. Laundry) $350
                Shopping/Souvenirs $150
                Other Personal Expenses***  
      Total Estimated Expenses: In-State  $15,970
      Total Estimated Expenses: Out-of-State $28,984

    **Out of Pocket Estimates are based on the cost of the program, which is determined by combining the average costs our previous students have spent in each of these categories, along with the costs our partner provides to us as their averages. These estimates are subject to change based on exchange rate fluctuations, bank fees, and individual variances in costs of living.
    ***Other Expenses: the budget worksheet also has a place for you to input other expenses outside of the out-of-pocket estimates that you may incur, such as attending concerts or sporting events.

    Funding your study abroad program

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  • Accessibility

    Please make an appointment with a Kenan-Flagler Global Programs Advisor via the Intranet if you would like to discuss this program. We work with students who are registered with the Accessibility Office or who may require certain accommodations for study abroad.

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