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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.

Once your home coordinator receives your Korean VISA acceptance pack, you should collect it from them and arrange to visit your nearest Korean Embassy or Consular Section as soon as possible. Please do not wait until the final moment to process your student VISA!

Within the acceptance pack you will also find an arrival form. Please complete this, with your landing date in Korea, flight information and the day you expect to arrive on campus. Please send this to the email listed on the form, allowing Hallym to arrange your ‘buddy’ and campus accommodation.

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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.