The University of Utah Asia Campus welcomes students wishing to study for a semester or more at our campus. Join students from around the world and discover what this truly global environment has to offer.
Why study abroad at the UAC?
With the explosion of KPop and Korean dramas across the world, there has never been a more exciting time to visit South Korea. The UAC’s location in the international district of Songdo provides a uniquely global home base, with Seoul just a bus or subway ride away.
Choose to spend a fall, spring, or summer semester at the UAC. Our summer and fall semesters follow the US academic calendar (June-August, August-December), while our spring semester coincides with the Korean academic calendar (late February-mid June). Click here to view the full Academic Calendar. Students who arrive in fall may also choose to take Early Spring classes from January-February.
No matter which semester you choose, you’ll live on-campus with students from all four IGC universities and take part in events on- and off-campus. Our Student Affairs staff, Student Council members, and Resident Advisors work hard to make the UAC a welcoming and exciting place to study.
Visiting students attend class side by side with degree-seeking UAC students and are fully integrated into campus life. All courses are taught in English; visiting students may take classes from among our five majors (Civil & Environmental Engineering, Communication, Film & Media Arts, Psychology, and Urban Ecology) or choose from among our elective or special topic courses from Anthropology to Fitness.
Before you arrive, we will provide your home university with syllabi for the courses in which you have enrolled. Your university will use these to determine how many credits to award for your time at the UAC. At the end of the semester, you’ll receive a University of Utah transcript showing the courses you took and the grades you received. Be sure to send a copy to your home university’s Registrar or equivalent office to ensure you receive transfer credit.
Visiting students pay the same tuition and fees as degree-seeking UAC students. During the fall and spring terms, tuition is charged as a flat fee of $10,000 for up to 17 credits. During the summer semester, tuition is charged at a rate of $350 per credit, plus any applicable course fees.
In addition to tuition, students are also responsible for housing fees, books and supplies, travel, and any other miscellaneous expenses they may incur. See below for a breakdown of the full Estimated Cost of Attendance per term (fall/spring):
|Asia Campus Cost of Attendance Per Term (Estimated)|
|Books & Supplies||$616.00|
|Room & Board**||$2,766.00|
|Estimated Total per Term||$16,112.00|
All costs are subject to change without notice and are expected to increase annually. The Cost of Attendance is based on estimated figures and may not accurately reflect an individual student’s costs. The combination of the direct and indirect costs will be used to determine financial aid.
*Miscellaneous costs include things like medical expenses, clothing, haircuts, telephone,
and other utilities, etc.
**Estimated Room & Board costs may vary based on room type selection.
***Based on a round-trip flight between the US and Korea
How do I apply?
Students at the University of Utah Salt Lake City Campus should contact the Learning Abroad Officefor information on how to spend a semester at the Asia Campus. Salt Lake City students are eligible to pay the same tuition rate that they pay at the Salt Lake Campus, and in most cases may also transfer any university scholarships.
For all other students, the process is simple! First, fill out an application for admission to the university before the application deadline:
Priority Deadline: December 7th, 2018
Final Deadline: January 25th, 2019
Be sure to select Non-Matriculated under Type of Application on the first page.
You’ll receive an admissions decision within two to three weeks. Once you have been admitted and paid your enrollment deposit, our International Services Coordinator will reach out to you in order to process your Certificate of Admission. You’ll use this Certificate as part of your visa application.
Apply for your D-2 student visa at your nearest Korean Consulate. After you have submitted your documents, it usually takes 2-3 weeks to receive your visa so be sure to plan ahead! Click here for detailed instructions on applying for the D-2 student visa.
After you receive your visa, book your flight and pack your bags! UAC staff will reach out to you a few weeks before your arrival with information on how to apply for on-campus housing, and will be there to welcome you during International Student Orientation.