Exchange Program - Pusan National University


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Study abroad in Busan, South Korea’s beautiful second city, known for its beaches, port, mountains and temples. The city, which enjoys a sub-tropical climate and is home to beautiful beaches and the Dongbaek tree, the fragrant ‘rose of winter’.

There are hiking trails aplenty and unforgettable views over the Korean Strait, but Busan is also home to the world's largest department store (with a  golf course on the roof!), rock music, performing-arts festivals and the famed Pusan International Film Festival.

Pusan National University is one of Korea’s leading research universities and provides a full curriculum of 600 courses offered in English for UNH students of most majors. Pusan is particularly well known for business, STEM fields and global studies, as well as its campus life and extra-curricular opportunities. As a sign of its commitment to diversity, Pusan hosts a buddy program to bring international and Korean students together. Summer study is available.

UNH Exchange programs are suitable for students with strong leadership skills who want an immersion experience studying with local students, relying on local services with no management or oversight by UNH or other U.S. provider. 

Academics:  At PNU students have access to almost full curriculum studies in English, and to Korean language and culture classes.  

Housing and Meals:  PNU provides guaranteed dormitory facilities for the convenience of a growing number of international students.  The dormitories are double rooms and each residence hall is either designated for men or women.  Meal plans can be purchased so that students have either 2 or 3 meals a day.

Extra-Curricular Activities:  PNU has a Buddy Program designed especially for visiting exchange students to interact with current Korean PNU students one-to-one during their first semester in Korea to help with the adjustment process.

Tuition, Fees and Financial Aid:  UNH students pay their normal tuition and some fees.  UNH currently allow allows federal, state and institutional aid — except work study — to transfer for all UNH Managed, UNH Exchange and UNH Approved programs abroad. You will be able to factor in airfare as an educational cost and consider the cost of living in your host country for your estimated expenses.

In addition, there are study abroad scholarships available! Please visit the Scholarships & Fellowships page for information about UNH and external funding for study abroad.

The National Institute for International Education awards special scholarships to incoming exchange students through a selection process.  The amount is between US$2000-$4000.  The application for this scholarship should be made in December for the following spring semester.

Travel and Insurance:  Students purchase their flight independently. Visit Int’l Polices and Travel Resources section of the UNH Global website for information about International Insurance.

Eligibility:  Students need to have a minimum of a 2.75 gpa and meet UNH study away eligibility requirements. Visit the Start section of the UNH Global website for details.

Application Deadlines:  A summer term, spring semester or academic year exchange. Submit exchange application in Via by September 25 (for spring study abroad) or March 5 for full academic year.  

What next?  To find out more details about exchanges, attend a Study Abroad Information Session, held every Tuesday at 12:45PM, locations vary.   After you’ve attended an information session and researched the exchange, set up an appointment with Catherine D’Auteuil in myWildcat Success or come to our walk in advising hours. 

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