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Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (HUFS) in Korea

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HUFS Campus
Picture Yourself In Seoul
Hankuk University of Foreign Studies
HUFS Campus
Picture Yourself In Seoul
Hankuk University of Foreign Studies
Picture Yourself In Seoul
Hankuk University of Foreign Studies

Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (HUFS)

Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (HUFS) was established in 1954 and is the birthplace of foreign language education in Korea.  It played a significant role in reconstructing Korea after the Korean War by producing numerous CEOs and diplomats. HUFS is a specialized university that educates students to become creative experts, international citizens and independent researchers who will contribute to the development and exchange of cultures. HUFS is a coeducational school with around 15,000 students in 51 departments within 15 colleges. HUFS has educational exchange ties with 257 universities in 74 countries worldwide.

Program dates

  • Fall Semester: late August through mid-December
  • Spring Semester: late February through mid-June
  • Academic Year: late August through mid-June


HUFS offers a wide array of courses taught in English* in the following areas:

  • Asian studies
  • Business (introductory courses only)
  • Communications
  • Economics
  • Education
  • English literature
  • Foreign languages
  • International studies
  • Political science
  • Korean studies
  • Students proficient in Korean may take courses in any HUFS Department.

*courses taught in English are typically designated with a “V”

Language of instruction

  • English
  • Korean

School location

HUFS Seoul Campus is located in the eastern part of Seoul, approximately 20 minutes by subway from City Hall, the center of Korea's educational, cultural, political and economic activities. Numerous shops and cafés surround the campus, providing students with an array of places to shop, eat and relax. However, with the HUFS subway stop a five-minute walk from most campus buildings, students enjoy easy access to the rest of the city and all that Seoul has to offer. 


  • Classrooms equipped with smart technology
  • Computer labs and campus Wi-Fi hotspots
  • Sports facilities
  • Library
  • Cafes
  • Open-Air Theatre
  • Administrative offices

HUFS Campus Map


  • On-campus dorms
    • Temple students apply for rooms on campus. Students can take advantage of the university cafeterias, but there is no meal plan.
  • Independent housing

Program costs

Students pay Temple tuition and university service fee directly to Temple. 


Open to qualified students matriculated at Temple University. 

Applying to the program

Application Deadline: March 1 for the fall semester/academic year and spring priority; September 1 for the spring semester