Ewha Womans University

Seoul, South Korea

A private university, Ewha Womans University was founded in 1886 and became a university in 1946. It is the largest women’s university in the world, with 11 colleges and over 25,000 students. Designed by the prominent French architect Dominique Perrault, who built Bibliothèque nationale de France in Paris, Ewha is considered by many to be one of the most beautiful campus facilities in the world.

Program Overview

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Academic Program

Exchange participants are required to take a full-time course load (at least 12 Temple credits) while abroad and will earn transfer credit.

Language of Instruction

English and Korean

Best for

Art, business, liberal arts, communication and media studies

Learn more about the academic program, course approvals and transfer credit process.

    Location & Facilities


    Ewha Womans University is situated in the exciting Shinchon area of Seoul, about 10 minutes by subway or bus from downtown Seoul. Ewha is located in a student-orientated area of the city with Yonsei, Sogang, Hongik, and Kyunggi Universities located nearby. The area near the front gate of Ewha contains one of the most densely-concentrated shopping districts in Korea, where students can check out the latest local fashions and Korean curios at wallet-friendly prices.


    • Classrooms equipped with smart technology
    • Computer labs and campus Wi-Fi
    • Student Union Gym and Sports facilities
    • Library
    • Reading Rooms
    • Napping Rooms
    • Performing Arts Theater
    • Kyobo Bookstore
    • Shinhan Bank
    • Post Office
    • Shops
    • Cafes
    • Movie Theater
    • Art Gallery
    • Administrative offices

    Ewha Campus Map

    Program Dates
    • Fall Semester: early September through mid-December
    • Spring Semester: early March through mid-June
    • Academic Year: early September through mid-June

    Program participants are required to be present for the entire length of the program, from the official arrival date through the program end date.


    Students may choose to live in university-arranged housing or find independent housing.

    Students who decide to live in university-arranged housing can choose to live in the I-House dormitories. The I-House comes equipped with a fitness room, computer rooms, laundry rooms and kitchenettes on each floor. Other amenities include a convenience store, a guest lounge, parcel lockers, common kitchen, study room, prayer room, and meditation room.

    Building A & B
    Exchange students are assigned to single or double rooms depending on their selection in the application. All rooms include central air and heating and include the following:

    • Bed, desk, closet, bookshelf, refrigerator
    • Internet access
    • Bathrooms in each room
    • Floor heating system, balcony

    Building C, D & E
    Exchange students are assigned to single or double rooms depending on their selection in the application. All rooms include central air and heating and include the following:

    • Bed, desk, closet, bookshelf, refrigerator
    • Internet access
    • Bathrooms in each room in Building D and single rooms in Building C; Shared bathrooms in double rooms in Building C and single rooms in Building E

    To view photos of the I-House rooms and amenities, visit the Ewha Residence website and click on the "Facilities" tab. Residents of I-House do not have a curfew.

    Faculty & On-site Support

    As an Exchange Program participant, you will have access to the support provided by your host institution.


    Program Costs

    Temple Tuition and Standard University Fees

    Students pay Temple tuition and fees directly to Temple. Visit Temple’s Bursar for per-credit tuition rates. All students pay University Services Fee.

    More details

    For complete details about billable costs and estimate for non-billable expenses, such as airfare, meals, and personal expenses, view the program cost sheet.

    View Program Cost, Scholarships and Financial Aid.

    Health & Safety

    Your health and safety abroad are our highest priority. Visit our Health and Safety page and stay tuned for more details about health and safety on this program.


    For more information, contact Education Abroad: 215-204-0720;

    Eligibility Requirements

    Temple programs are open to qualified students matriculated at any U.S. or Canadian college or university.

    You are eligible to apply if you meet the following requirements.

    Are enrolled fulltime and will have completed 2 semesters before studying abroad
    • You are enrolled as a full-time matriculated student at the time of application as well as during the semester prior to studying abroad.
    • You will have completed at least two (2) semesters of college-level study by the program start.
    Are in good academic standing and meet minimum GPA requirement for the program

    You meet minimum cumulative GPA requirement, on a 4.0 scale from all colleges/universities attended. The requirement varies by program:

    • Temple Semester Programs: 2.75 (Internships: 3.0)
    • Temple Summer Programs: 2.5
    • Exchange Programs: 2.75
    • External Programs: 2.5

    You remain in good academic standing from the time of application until the start of your term abroad; students on academic warning are not eligible to participate.

    Have a valid passport

    You will need a passport, valid well beyond the length of your program, by the application deadline.

    View deadlines and validity requirements for your host country.


    Are in good disciplinary standing

    You are in good disciplinary standing at the time of application and remain so through the start of your term abroad. Students who have been found responsible for a code of conduct violation and will not be in good disciplinary standing (including disciplinary probation) may submit a petition for review.

    Meet the minimum age requirement

    You are at least 18 years old at the time of application.

    For Ewha, the following additional considerations apply.

    Non-U.S. citizens: you are welcome to study abroad if you meet the eligibility requirements; however, you are not permitted to study abroad on an exchange program in your home country. Please speak to Education Abroad if you have questions about your eligibility.

    Application Requirements

    The standard application requirements pertain to all students applying to Temple programs.

      Additional Requirements for Ewha Womans University

      • All students applying for an exchange program are required to meet with a program manager before submitting their application. 
      • If taking courses in the language of the host country:
        • Foreign language evaluation, completed by a faculty member in the appropriate language department. You can send the evaluation form electronically to your evaluator from the online application or download a paper form from your application that you can submit directly to Education Abroad.

      Admissions Timeline

      • Admissions is not rolling.
      • Temple nominates students for Exchange Programs after the deadline for the specific term.
      • Once you submit your application, you should expect a decision by the decision deadline, about one month after the program application deadline has passed.

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