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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2019 03/01/2019
Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: Tentative Program Dates
Academic Year 2019-2020 03/01/2019
Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: Tentative Program Dates

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

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Fact Sheet:
Program Manager:
Patty Welsh
Language of Instruction:
English, Korean
Minimum G.P.A.:
2.75, 3.3 for 1st Semester Sophomores
Class Standing:
First semester Sophomore, Junior, Second semester Sophomore, Senior
Number of credits per term:
Program Type:
Non-Rutgers Students:
Program Description:
The Program
  • Ewha Women’s University, in central Seoul, is one of the most prestigious universities in South Korea. It was established in 1886 as the first all-female university in Korea.
  • As a student at Ewha, you’ll enroll in the International Exchange and Study Abroad Program—while the university is all-female, the program is fully co-ed.
  • Your classes will be in English but, if your Korean language skills are up to par, you may be able to take classes in other departments.  In addition to Korea language classes, Ewha offers over 100 courses taught in Art & Design, Art History, Asian Studies, Business, Economics, Geography, Ideology and Culture, International Studies, Korean Studies, Literature,  Media Studies, Music, Politics, Psychology, Religion, Social Welfare, Sociology, Women's Studies, and more.
Your Host City: Seoul
Seoul, the capital of the Republic of Korea, is among the world’s largest cities, with a population of more than 10 million. The city is said to be built on eight mountains—four inner mountains that surround the old city, and four outer—so expect some steep slopes and spectacular views. Seoul’s visitor highlights include the palaces of the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1897), the National Museum (of archeology, history, and art), the National Center for Korean Performing Arts, where you can attend regular performances, and Namsan Park. The city also has a vibrant nightlife with a variety of clubs, bars, cafés, and restaurants. Seoul may be large and the pace of life often frantic, but that doesn’t mean there’s no chance to relax—nothing gets in the way of the daily tea ceremony.

In order to have an idea of what classes are available, you should visit the Ewha Course Catalog web page.  

When looking for courses, be sure that you are looking at courses for undergraduate students only and that you are looking at classes in the correct term of study.  At Ewha the Fall semester is actually Semester II and the Spring semester is Semester I.

If you choose to take a Korean Language Class, you will be placed in one of four levels of Korean, based on your proficiency.  You will take a placement exam when you arrive that concentrates on writing, listening, and a personal interview. If you already speak Korean fluently, you may take almost any class offered at Ewha Womans University.

You will need to be sure that you are registered as a full time student according to Ewha Womans University and Rutgers University. That means you will need to take at least 12 credits each semester. Most classes at Ewha are worth 3 credits. The credit translation system between Ewha Womans University and Rutgers University is 1:1, meaning a 3-credit course at Ewha University will also be a 3-credit course on your Rutgers University transcript. It is not possible to take classes as not-for-credit or pass/fail.

For information about Study Abroad credit transfer, registration, and transcripts please visit the Academics section of our website.

Academic Calendar
Fall Semester: Early September – Late December
Spring Semester: Mid-February – Late June
To view the current academic calendar, please visit the Ewha web page.
*All dates are subject to change.  Do not book your flight until you have been accepted by the university and the academic dates have been confirmed. 

Accommodations and Meals
Most international students are placed in on-campus housing at the Ewha-Samsung International House. The house offers both single and double rooms.  You can easily access the snack bar, gym, computer room, study rooms and kitchenettes when needed. Central heating and air-conditioning, as well as internet access are offered in each room. Bed linens, pillows and a blanket will be provided, but you should bring your own bath towels. Meal plans are not included. 

Housing placements are made on a first-come, first-served basis and are done completely at the discretion of Ewha University. On occasion, students are sometimes placed in other on-campus dormitories. For more about housing options, please visit the Ewha web page.

Financial Information
For more information on the total cost of the program go to the top of this page, locate "Budget Sheets" and click on the appropriate term.
For more information about Finances, including information about Financial Aid please visit the Finances Section of our website.
As part of your preparation to apply for this study abroad program, please familiarize yourself with the Rutgers Study Abroad policies.

Students are also encouraged to start researching Scholarship opportunities as early as possible.  You may find the following scholarships applicable to this program.

Rutgers Global–Study Abroad Scholarships- Available to all Rutgers students participating in a Rutgers Global–Study Abroad program during the fall/spring/academic year/summer.   For more information please visit the Scholarship section of our website.

Benjamin A. Gilman Study Abroad Scholarships- Available to study abroad students who receive a Pell Grant.  For more information about the scholarship and additional eligibility requirements please visit the Gilman website.

Please also visit the Scholarships section of our website for additional information about Rutgers and National Scholarships.