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  • Locations: Daegu, South Korea
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Calendar Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: SJSU applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2021 10/01/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** 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.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: SJSU Bilateral Exchange Class Eligibility: Graduate Student, Sophomore, Junior, Senior
Language of Instruction: English, Korean Language Requirement: None
Housing Options: On-Campus Housing GPA Requirement: 2.75
Internship Option Available: Yes Eligible Majors & Concentrations: Accounting, Aerospace Engineering, Asian Studies, Biology, Business, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, College of Business, College of Engineering, Economics, Education, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, Finance, Global Studies, International Business, Management
How competitive is admission to this program?: Mildly Competitive
Program Description:
Kyungpook National 1
This is a reciprocal exchange relationship between SJSU and Kyungpook National University.
  • Take courses in English
  • Earn SJSU resident credits for all completed courses.
  • Pay your normal SJSU tuition and fees.
  • Use your financial aid and apply for scholarships.
  • Immerse yourself in Korean culture 
  • Study for one semester or an academic year.
  • Gain an advantage when applying for jobs and graduate school.


Daegu, Korea 
Daegu is a city in North Gyeongsang Province, South Korea. It’s known for the Daegu Yangnyeongsi Oriental Medicine Cultural Center, which has a market as well as exhibitions tracing the history of local medical traditions. Nearby, Gyeongsanggamnyeong Park is home to manicured lawns and the early-20th-century governor’s residence. Exhibits at Daegu National Museum include ancient pottery and Buddhist relics.  Daegu was an economic motor of Korea during the 1960s–1980s period and was especially known for its electronics industry. The humid subtropical climate of Daegu is ideal for producing high-quality apples, thus the nickname, "Apple City".  Daegu is a major rail hub so it is easy to travel by train to just about anywhere in Korea.  Like many South Korean cities, it has an annual Lantern Festival in February. 

Daegu Lantern Festival
Kyungpook National University has over one hundred classes taught in English across multiple fields of study, including:
Social Sciences
Business & Economics
International Studies

For a full list of courses available, please see the links here: 


Fall Semester: August - December
Spring Semester: March - July


Students must:be enrolled as an SJSU student for one semester prior to departure, or be a California community college student eligible to enter SJSU by the semester of departure
have Sophomore, Junior or Senior standing by the semester of departure. 
have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher


Based on a diverse network of Korean companies, including multi-national conglomerates, SMEs, local government, and NGOs, KNU offers international students the chance to integrate a part-time internship into their exchange semester.  English is used as the language of communication, and activities range according to the background and skills of the individual student and the needs of the host company.

The internships are arranged at the beginning of the semester, and last for 12 weeks based on 12 hours per week for 3 credits. Most internships are unpaid.
Full-time internship options are also available during the summer and winter vacations. 


On-campus housing is available at approximately $500.00 per semester.  Housing options include a mealplan for approximately $600.00 per semester, for three meals a day.  All exchange students are guaranteed an on-campus room, but they must apply.  Students who wish to live off-campus may do so, but they must inform KNU and must find housing for themselves. 

KNU Dorms


**These costs are current as of 2018–19. These are estimated costs for one whole semester. Consult the Bursar’s Office for up-to-date information on tuition and fees. Personal expenses do vary between students: those who eat out at restaurants or plan to travel frequently should estimate higher. 
SJSU Tuition & Fees: $3,900.00
Round Trip Transportation: $1,200.00
Room & Meals: $1,100.00
Books & Supplies: $200.00
Insurance: $350.00* 
Personal Expenses: $1,500.00 
Total: $8,250.00

*Student Health Insurance: All outgoing exchange students are required to purchase the SJSU-approved University health insurance plan through JCB Insurance Services. 


Financial Aid: Students who are participating in certified SJSU study abroad programs can use all of the financial aid including grants, scholarships, and loans (except work study) for which they are normally qualified.  For more information click Here.

Scholarships: Scholarships for study abroad come in many forms: SJSU Study Abroad Scholarships, Program Specific, National and International scholarships. Find links for these scholarships and online scholarship search engines by clicking Here.