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Course Information


SKKU offers more than 7,000 courses throughout the academic year in every field and level of study. As of now, over 30% of the courses are conducted in foreign languages, primarily English. SKKU is planning on gradually increasing the number of The reasons for this is two folds; first is to provide a change for SKKU students to improve their global competence and language capability, and second is to provide a larger selection of classes for international students who are not fluent in Korean. SKKU is actively recruiting renowned foreign faculty, while providing a series of retraining programs for Korean faculty aimed at enhancing language and lecture skills.

Academic Year

SKKU’s academic year starts around March 1st and lasts for 12 months. The start-up date of a specific academic year may vary slightly according to each year’s calendar. All academic schedules, such as course sign up, add and drop, withdrawal, mid and final exam, course evaluation are to be planned based on this.

Course Catalog


Course Restriction

Not all courses are open to exchange students as they require special application eligibility or completion of pre-requisite courses. The followings are the fields of studies that are exclusively offered to major students.

Graduate School
  • - Special Graduate School
  • - Specialty Graduate School (Except for ASIA MBA program)
Undergraduate School
  • - School of Medicine
  • - School of Pharmacy
  • - Global Business Administration*
  • - Global Economics*

Majors with asterisk may open to a few selected major students among all accepted applicants who have been proven to have shown excellent academic performance in respective area.

Credit Issues: maximum credit and credit transfer

1 SKKU credit requires students to fulfill 1 study hour per a week. Most SKKU courses require 48 hour of study in the classroom, not including extra work, while language courses and experiment courses weight 1 or 2 credits in general.

Load of Study
/ week / semester
1 credit course 1 hr 16 hrs
2 credit course 2 hr 32 hrs
3 credit course 3 hr 48 hrs

An exchange student’s home university is responsible for transferring SKKU credits, while SKKU provides information on the grading system and the academic policy for reference. SKKU International Office sends necessary documents, including academic transcript, to the students' home university by express mail with which the exchange student who completed exchange program can ask for credit transfer.

Exchange students are allowed to take up to following credits in accordance with their major.

Undergraduates Postgraduate
18 credits 9 credits (15 credits for MBA students)

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