Study Abroad in South Korea
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke offers the opportunity to study at the University of Ulsan for a semester or full-year.
Since its establishment, the UOU has contributed to the development of Korea by producing competitive work force. Now with the support of Hyundai Heavy Industries, the UOU is ready to become a global institution.
The UOU’s accomplishments are well recognized nationally and internationally. The UOU was ranked 8th nationally and 272nd worldwide in terms of SCI publications (2007). Also, the UOU has been placed among the best universities for 3 consecutive years by Korean Council for University Education. The UOU is not satisfied with its accomplishments. With a geographical advantage at the center of Korean industry, the UOU continues to develop into a specialized and globalized educational institution.
The UOU is currently conducting ‘World-Class Programs’ in Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering, Chemical Engineering and Medicine. Also the UOU is carrying out various projects which every UOU student benefits from.
Ulsan, officially the Ulsan Metropolitan City, is South Korea's seventh largest metropolis with a population of over 1.1 million. It is located in the south-east of the country, neighboring Busan to the south and facing Gyeongju to the north and the Sea of Japan (East Sea) to the east.
Ulsan is the industrial powerhouse of South Korea, forming the heart of the Ulsan Industrial District, which is home to the world's largest automobile assembly plant operated by Hyundai Motor, the world's largest shipyard operated by Hyundai Heavy Industries and the world's largest oil refinery owned by SK Energy. In 2008, Ulsan had a GDP per capita of $63,817, the highest by far in South Korea. It would have been the world's third wealthiest economy if ranked, being richer than Norway, Singapore, United States, Hong Kong and Switzerland.
The city hosts the K-League football club Ulsan Hyundai Horang-i (Ulsan Hyundai Tigers), who, after the 2002 FIFA World Cup, relocated from their former stadium in Jung-gu, which is now a municipal ground, to the Munsu Stadium, which hosted several matches during the 2002 World Cup. Ulsan is home to another soccer team, Ulsan Hyundai Mipo Dockyard, which plays in the Korea National League. It is also home to the University of Ulsan.
Korea's climate is regarded as a continental climate from a temperate standpoint and a monsoonal climate from a precipitation standpoint. The climate of Korea is characterized by four distinct seasons: spring, summer, fall, and winter.
Application Deadline: December 15 (spring semester)
Application Deadline: June 15 (fall semester)
Full year programs are also available.
Requirements to apply:
- Minimum G.P.A. 2.50
- Sophomore Standing
Updated every fall and are available online.
To learn more about the study abroad opportunity at the University of Ulsan in South Korea, please contact the Study Abroad Coordinator, in the Center for International Programs at firstname.lastname@example.org, 910-775-4095 or stop by the Center for International Programs Office. You are required to submit:
- UNCP Application for Study Abroad
- Application for University of Ulsan
- Certificate of Enrollment from UNCP
- Academic Reference Letter
- Official copy of all college transcripts
- Copy of passport and medical insurance (Certificate of Health)
- Resume (not required, but recommended)
- Study Plan
- Copy of your passport
- Three Photos (3*4 cm)
You should minimally budget for the following:
- Passport application
- Visa requirements/fees
- Room and Board
- Travel during free time
- Weekly spending money
You will pay tuition and fees to UNCP and room and board in your host country.
Students can use their financial Aid for semester or year long programs. Please contac the Financial Aid Office to determine your financial aid eligibility.
The University of Ulsan has two programs that UNCP students may be eligible to apply for: TaLK (Teach and Learn Korean) or LaTU (Learn and Teach in UOU). UNCP students will be subject to an interview and selection process.