General Information:

"Pusan National University is one of Asia’s premier comprehensive institutions of higher education and a national leader in research, teaching, and community service. Established in May 1946, PNU provides educational opportunities in almost all areas of study and supports the needs of quality higher education in the southeastern region of the country. PNU, the university that exemplifies the values of truth, freedom and service, is creating a new value system based on a humanitarian spirit and insights about the most important trends affecting people around the world today. PNU continues to aspire to make a substantial and positive contribution to global society."

Find more information on their website. Check out the handbook the university created here.

Admission: Faculty of Arts

Language Requirements: Toefl score 580 / CBT 230 / IBT 92 / IELTS score 6,5 / Cambridge Advanced (CAE) (Not valid if achieved before 01/12/2018) / English Language test (University Language Centre) score: C2 or C1, only one score C1/B2 or B2 is allowed; score B1 is not allowed

Number of exchange places available: 2 (and additional 2 for PNU's Summer/Winter programme)

Additonal Admission Requirements: GPA should be over 2.5 out of 4.0.

Accomodation: Different types of student housing are provided. (Mostly twin room with private or shared bathroom)

Visa: You must apply at a Korean Embassy or Consulate in your home country to apply for your visa. Although it is possible to apply for a D-2-6 visa outside of your home country, or to change from a tourist visa to a student visa in some cases, this requires more paperwork and is more complicated than doing it at home. Therefore, we strongly advise applying for your student visa as soon as possible in your home country so that you can travel later if you need to. Since the pre-arrival visa is only valid for 3 months, please apply for it starting from June (Fall Semester start) or December (Spring Semester start), even if you get the documents earlier. If you do not have a D-2-6 by the first official day of the semester (usually September 1 or March 2), the Seoul Immigration Office will fine you 200,000 KRW. 

Term: The first semester begins late September and goes till December. On the other hand, the second semester begins March and ends in June.

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