UMD: A Globally Connected University

ENGR Exchange Global E3: Hanyang University (Korea)

Seoul, Korea
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Hanyang University is a member of the Global Engineering Education Exchange Program (Global E3), an exchange program for engineering students with partner universities in 21 countries. Students pay University of Maryland tuition. Visit the Global E3 website at for information on the Global E3 partner universities and application procedures.

Host Institution
Hanyang University is the successor of DongA Polytechnic Institute, which was established in 1939 despite the turbulent and repressive environment, resulting from Japan’s occupation of the peninsula (1910-1945). In 1959, the University became a comprehensive university. It has about 37,000 students in 22 colleges and 16 graduate schools, and is ranked 3rd best private University in Korea by the England’s “The Times World University Review,” (2009)

To continue the momentum of progress, Hanyang University has been striving to promote internationalization and consequently, over 1000 courses instructed in English per semester by about 150 foreign professors are now available. Also, through Hanyang University International Summer School which offers more than 70 courses taught in English from renowned educators, Hanyang University hosts more than 1200 students from all over the world. Efforts such as these have allowed Hanyang to recruit about 6000 international students, and the University also has formal relations with over 600 universities around the world.

Host City
Hanyang University is located in Seoul, which is Korea's political, cultural and economic center.  A thriving metropolis, Seoul is the home of embassies, theaters, stores and high-tech office buildings.  Amongst tall modern buildings sit ancient palaces, temples, and shrines set against crowded markets and the peaceful Han River that runs through the city center. Known as one of the most wired cities in the world, students in Seoul can take advantage of Korea's position on the cutting edge of global technology.  With a population of approximately 11 million people, Seoul continues to expand outward.

Exchange programs are highly competitive and space in each program is limited. You must meet the following eligibility requirements in order to apply to this program:

  • 3.0 GPA
  • Completion of 2 semesters at UMD
  • You must be an ENGR major

Exchange programs are a good fit for students looking for immersion, personal growth, and the opportunity to strengthen qualities such as independence and adaptability.

Student Visa Information
A student visa is required for participation on this exchange. For more information, please visit our study abroad visa guide to view instructions for the country you will be visiting. Please note that visa information is subject to change and you are responsible for checking the embassy website for updates.

  1. Click "Apply Now" at the top of this page. You will log in with your UMD directory ID and password.
  2. Submit all application materials by the deadline listed below. This includes meeting with your EA advisor (listed at the top of this page), requesting a faculty letter of recommendation, and submitting an official transcript.
  3. FOR ENGR GE3 ONLY: If you are applying for a Global E3 exchange, you will need to submit an additional GE3 application by the deadline listed on their website.
  4. After the application deadline, we will review all completed applications and nominate students for available spots in each exchange program.
  5. If you are nominated to participate in this exchange, you will work with your EA advisor (listed above) to apply directly to the host university, who will formally admit you to the exchange program.
  6. Nominated students will then work with their EA advisor (listed above) and our partner universities to coordinate all aspects of the stay at the host university such as course registration, visas and arrival.

Students studying at Hanyang University enroll for engineering courses. Review the Global E3 website for details including the availability of courses taught in English and the course options for the various engineering majors.

For a listing of course offerings please click here.

Disciplines available: Architectural, Biomedical, Chemical, Civil, Communications, Computer, Computer Science, Construction, Electrical, Electronic, Environmental, Geoenvironmental System, Industrial, Information Management, Information Systems Technology, Materials, Materials Science, Mechanical, Nuclear, Transportation, Urban Planning & Engineering.


All credit you earn on this program will count as transfer credit towards your UMD degree.  Most courses at  Hanyang University  will be converted as follows:

Hanyang University Credit UMD Credit
1 credit 1  credit
3 credit 3  credit

The chart above was last approved by the UMD Transfer Credit Committee on__

You can view how courses at this institution have previously been evaluated for UMD equivalents on the International Study Course Search hosted by the Clark School of Engineering website and the Transfer Credit Services Equivalency Database (TCEQ). If you are interested in taking a course not listed on TCEQ, you may have it evaluated for acceptability by following the  UMD Registrar’s evaluation request guidelines.


Undergraduates must receive a C- equivalent or better in order to be eligible for the transfer of credit.

Hanyang University Grade UMD Grade
C -  C -

Exchange students are offered off-campus housing options in Eton House, Smartville, Roseville, or Majangville. For more information, visit the university's website?.

UMD students participating in an Exchange have the benefit of paying UMD tuition rates to attend an institution abroad. For specific information on the cost of attending this Exchange, please see the UMD Exchange Cost Sheet

Tuition and fees for exchange programs are charged directly to your UMD account, which means you can apply UMD scholarships, state and federal financial aid, and alternative loans towards the cost of an exchange. Housing costs are paid directly to the host institution or on-site housing agency.

You can use the cost of attendance comparison worksheet to view how study abroad programs compare to each other and the amount you pay on campus at UMD. As always, your EA advisor (listed above) is available help you complete this worksheet and find affordable programs that fit your study abroad goals.

Please refer to the following resources for more information on funding study abroad:

Term Year Application Deadline Admission Notification Program Start Program End
Spring 2018 10/01/2017 10/11/2017
Fall 2018 03/01/2018 03/11/2018
Year (Fall-Spring) 2018 03/01/2018 03/11/2018