International Programs

Kyungpook National University

Study Abroad in South Korea

The University of North Carolina at Pembroke offers the opportunity to study at the Kyungpook National University for a semester or a year.
study abroadKyungpook National University is a leading national university in South Korea located in Daegu, South Korea. The university is one of 10 Flagship Korean National Universities.

The university was established in September 1946, succeeding the former Daegu Teacher's College, Daegu Agricultural College, and Daegu Medical College. In 2008, it merged with Sangju National University.



Daegu, also known as Taegu, and officially the Daegu Metropolitan City, is the third largest metropolitan area in South Korea, and by city limits, the fourth largest with over 2.5 million people. The city is the capital and principal city of the surrounding province, Gyeongsangbuk-do, although it is not legally part of the province. These two areas are often called Daegu-Gyeongbuk, and have a population of over 5 million.

The city is located in south-eastern Korea about 80 km inside from seacoast, near the Geumho River and its mainstream, Nakdong River in Gyeongsang-do, also called the Yeongnam region. The Daegu basin, where the city lies, is the middle part and rare plain of that region. It made the city the region's center of politics, economy, and abroad

In ancient times, Daegu was part of the Silla Kingdom which unified the Korean Peninsula first, and in the Joseon Dynasty period, it was the capital of Gyeongsang-do which was one of eight provinces of the country. The city also was the home of the regimes in South Korea's rapid economic growth period (1960's–1980's). Today, the city has become one of the major cities of the country and is making efforts to be the center of the fashion and high-tech industries. Due to its status as a cultural center, there are many nicknames for the city including "Apple's City", "Beauty's City", "Textile City", and "Fashion City".



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.



Requirements to apply:

  • Minimum G.P.A. 2.50
  • Sophomore Standing



To learn more about the study abroad opportunity at the Kyungpook National University in South Korea, please contact the Study Abroad Coordinator, in the Center for International Programs at, 910-521-6573 or stop by the Center for International Programs Office. You are required to submit:

  • UNCP Application for Study Abroad. $50 UNCP Study Abroad Application fee.
  • Application for KNU.
  • Certificate of Enrollment from UNCP.
  • 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.

You should minimally budget for the following:



You will pay tuition and fees to UNCP, and room and board in your host country. 


Financial Aid

Students can use their financial Aid for semester or year long programs. Please contact Financial Aid, to determine your financial aid eligibility.