Chung-Ang University

Location

Seoul, South Korea 

Website

oia.cau.ac.kr

Availability

Available for all undergraduates and MBA students only.


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    Chung-Ang University (CAU) has two campuses with their main campus in the heart of Seoul, 10 minutes’ walk from the Han River, and the second campus in Anseong, an hour south of Seoul.  
     
    The University is a private institution established in 1918. CAU has endured through the painful course of Korea's modern history, upholding its ideal of "Truth and Justice". Since then, CAU has taken a leading role in nurturing intellectuals of the nation. Respected as leading institution providing quality education, CAU has sped up the pace of innovation in local education. 
     
    Fully accredited by the Ministry of Education and Science Technology of Korea, CAU offers a wide range of bachelor's, master's and doctoral programs including a law school, global MBA programs and a medical school.  
     
    CAU organizes 3 to 4 Cultural Activities called CKEP (CAU Korea Exploration Program) throughout the semester for students to experience unique aspects of Korean Culture for free.  
     
    The Office of International Affairs organizes a ‘GLAM’ buddy program (staffed by Korean student volunteers) to help international students assimilate with the culture. 

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    Seoul, the capital city of South Korea is located on the Han River in the north western part of the country. Home to 10 million people, the city is the cultural, economic and political centre of South Korea. Seoul is fashion and technology-forward but also deeply traditional. Here, you will find five UNESCO World Heritage sites, as well as state-of-the-art skyscrapers. The city offers beautiful scenic attractions as well as interesting bars, luxury hotels and great food.

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    • Gyeongju 
    • Seoraksan National Park (Gangwon)  
    • Dadohae Haesang Maritime National Park
    • Manjang cavern (Jeju) 
    • Hahoe Folk Village (Gyeongsangbuk) 
    • Insadong Shopping Street (Seoul) Peak Tram 
    • Haein-sa Temple (Gyeongsangnam)  
    • King Munmu's Underwater Tomb (Gyeongju) 
    • Changdeokgung Palace (Seoul) 
    • Demilitarised Zone (DMZ) 
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    South Korea, officially called the Republic of Korea, is a country in East Asia, covering the southern part of the Korean Peninsula and sharing its only land border with the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea).

    South Korea has a population of around 51.5 million people, and is one of the world's most densely populated countries at 503 people per square kilometer, a number more than 10 times the global average. South Korea is a highly developed country and the world's 11th largest economy. Its capital, Seoul, is a major global city and half of South Korea's population live in the Seoul Capital Area, the fourth largest metropolitan economy in the world.

    Nearly 70% of South Korea's land area is mostly uninhabitable due to it being mountainous, a major factor in the population concentration. Despite the large population and city lifestyle, South Koreans are known for being very active, with most weekends spent out of doors for many people.

    It’s known for its green, hilly countryside dotted with cherry trees and centuries-old Buddhist temples, coastal fishing villages, beautiful sub-tropical islands, and its advanced high-tech cities such as Seoul, the capital. Today, South Korea is known for its globally influential pop culture such as K-pop and TV dramas, part of the phenomenon referred to as the Korean Wave. Korean and English are the major two languages used in South Korea, and generally English will get you by for exchange.

    Did you know…..?

    South Korea has the world's fastest Internet connection speeds and the world's second best healthcare system. South Korea is a global leader in many technology and innovation driven fields, being the world's 5th largest exporter and 8th largest importer.
     
     

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CAU Factsheet

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UniSA exchange deadline

August 1st to go on exchange in SP2

January 11th to go on exchange in SP5

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Fall semester (SP2)
September to December

Spring Semester (SP5)
March to June


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    Undergraduate

    • Arts 
    • Biotechnology 
    • Business & Economics 
    • Da Vinci College of General Education 
    • Education 
    • Engineering 
    • Humanities 
    • ICT Engineering 
    • Natural Sciences 
    • Social Sciences 
    • Software 
    • Sport Sciences 

    Postgraduate

    MBA and Graduate School of International Studies (GSIS) courses only 

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    All students must meet standard exchange selection criteria and any host institution restrictions.

    Courses from the following schools are not available for exchange:

    • School of Medicine 
    • School of Pharmacy 
    • School of Nursing 
    • School of Law 
    • Graduate School - All Graduate School Programs are not available except GSIS (Graduate School of International Studies) and MBA. 

     
    Important note:  Final official list of courses will be available through the online course registration system approximately one month before the beginning of lectures. 

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    • UniSA academic transcript  
    • Passport 
    • Online Application Form for the Exchange Program 
    • Financial Statement (Official document provided by the bank, the other documents are not available) 
    • Digital Passport-size Photo 
    • Signed Dormitory Agreement (if applying for on-campus housing)  
    • Signed Privacy Policy 
    • TB test (Tuberculosis test) results 
    • UniSA Insurance certificate (please email Insurance Team to request for certificate) 
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    19 Chung-Ang credits (maximum) = 18 UniSA units 
    15 Chung-Ang credits (minimum) = 13.5 UniSA units 

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    Evidence of English is not required for undergraduates. However, it is recommended that you have good knowledge of English or Korean. 
     
    Suggested Equivalent to 197 points in TOEFL CBT test or level 4 in TOPIK (Test of Proficiency in Korean). 
     
    Non-native English speakers undertaking MBA and GSIS courses must provide evidence of English language proficiency of one of the following:

    • TOEFL (IBT 80 PBT 550 CBT 210) 
    • IELTS 5.5 
    • TEPS 550 
    • Recommendation Letter for Language Proficiency 

     

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CAU Factsheet

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UniSA exchange deadline

August 1st to go on exchange in SP2

January 11th to go on exchange in SP5

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Weather
Autumn/Winter: -6°C to 5°C
Spring/Summer: 20°C to 30°C

Currency
₩ South Korean Won 

Local language/s
Korean


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    Free airport pick-up service by CAU Global Ambassadors (designated dates & times only) is available from Incheon International Airport (ICN). To book this service, please see here
     
    More information on other means of getting to the campus can be found here

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    On-campus accommodation is available at Chung-Ang University (dormitory style including facilities). On the online application, there will be a dormitory application section. All students who wish to stay at the dorm should apply for the dormitory on the online application page. On-campus accommodation is very competitive and is allocated on first come, first serve basis. 
     
    Off-Campus Housing is also available however is advisable that you organise this before your arrival. 

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    As an exchange partner with the University of South Australia, you do not have to pay tuition fees to Chung-Ang University as these are included as part of your fees at UniSA. Travel and living expenses are at your own cost. The table below gives an indication of costs you will incur: 

    Items Approximate Cost (AUD)
    Return flights from Adelaide (to Seoul)  $1200 
    Accommodation (on-campus)  $2000 per semester 
    Meals/Groceries $2200 per semester 
    Transportation $350 per semester 
    Entertainment and incidentals including phone, laundry etc. $1700 per semester 

    More information can be found here.

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    UniSA offers a generous travel grant of up to $2500 for a full semester exchange. You may also be eligible to receive an OS-HELP loan of up to $8000. For more information please see funding and scholarships website

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    UniSA offers travel insurance as part of your exchange for up to 270 days (can be extended up to 365 days). For more information please see travel insurance website.  
     
    Please click here to read the travel insurance policy. 
     
    A list of Frequently Asked Questions can be found here
     
    If you have any further questions about travel insurance, please contact the UniSA Insurance Office on 08 8302 1678. 

CAU Factsheet

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UniSA exchange deadline

August 1st to go on exchange in SP2

January 11th to go on exchange in SP5

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Visa information

It is your responsibility to apply for your visa for your overseas study experience. You can refer to the relevant consulate regarding a specific countries visa requirement. UniSA is legally unable to provide visa advise. Please see below links for more information.  
 
Australian Government DFAT brief on Republic of Korea (South Korea) is available here
 
Republic of Korea (South Korea) embassy website can be found here
 

Register your travel

To participate in an exchange experience, you must register your travel with International SOS (iSOS). We will provide instructions on how to do this throughout the process. 
 
UniSA has partnered with iSOS to offer our students medical, safety and security advice, referrals, emotional support and routine and emergency assistance when travelling or living abroad. 
 
For more information please visit the Travel Health and Safety Webpage
 
Before your departure, we strongly encourage you to visit the Smartraveller website
 
The website contains important information you need to know about travel documents, up to date travel advisories on destinations you may be travelling to on behalf of the University, travel tips and more. 

CAU Factsheet

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UniSA exchange deadline

August 1st to go on exchange in SP2

January 11th to go on exchange in SP5

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No available summer/winter school

Chung-Ang University is not an exchange partner for a Winter/Summer School. To see other current short-term opportunities, please click here

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