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  • 2016-11-29
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So far, we’ve taken a look around the surrounding environment and saw what it feels like to study in KU Sejong through the eyes of foreign exchange students. Now it’s time to find out what kind of scholarships and programs the school provides for international students.

◈ International Scholarships

Let’s start first with KU Sejong’s scholarship system. Due to the school going through a complex reorganization in academic structure earlier this year, the scholarship system was also modified. While considering the increase of foreign exchange students’ enrollment, the university set out three scholarships. The following are the three main scholarships for international students.

▲ Outstanding Academic Achievement Scholarship

The ‘Outstanding Academic Achievement Scholarship’ is for foreign exchange students who have gained a high GPA in the previous semester. The best part about it is that the scholarship covers the next semester’s entire tuition fee. After seeing this information, students may be eager to apply, but there’s no need because every student who passes the previous semester with flying colors is automatically accepted. So, if you think you’ve got good grades, have a little patience because they’ll contact you individually.

▲ Academic Improvement Scholarship

Next is the ‘Academic Improvement Scholarship’. This scholarship is for international students who improved greatly on their grades prior to their previous semester. The benefit of this support is that you can receive half the amount of your tuition fee for the following semester. It’s a shame it doesn’t cover the entire fee, but at least you get something for trying. Who knows? Maybe your grades will improve and you could be the one getting the ‘Outstanding Academic Achievement Scholarship’. Unlike the previous scholarship, students must apply on KUPID (http://portal.korea.ac.kr).

▲ Need-Based Scholarship

The final scholarship is the ‘Need-Based Scholarship’. Unlike the scholarships above, this one doesn’t involve grades. The purpose of this aid is for foreign exchange students who need financial support due to their specific circumstances. Students who are interested must apply on KUPID (http://portal.korea.ac.kr); and if luck is on their side, they could get half of next semester’s tuition fee. Paper forms for the ‘statement of reason’ are available on the notice board on KUPID.

Only a few people know about the international scholarships, so we regard this as an opportunity to spread the word around to not only students who are planning to come abroad, but also to students who are already studying in KU Sejong. For more specific information, please read the scholarship application guide for international students.

◈ International Programs

If the university is thoughtful enough to offer international students scholarships, there must also be programs for them to participate in. Let us introduce you to some ‘global’ places and programs for foreign exchange students in KU Sejong.

▲ Korean Language Intensive Program (KLIP)

The Sejong Institute of International Affairs and Education provides various assistance and support for study abroad programs. The institute offers a variety of quality foreign language programs tailored to the various needs, interests, and levels of each individual student, and among those programs is the Korean Language Intensive Program (KLIP). It is a Korean mentoring program where foreign students are assigned to Korean students like buddies and receive group-study as well as one-to-one language practice. It is a daily life-based program where exchange students can take part in various club activities and explore Korean culture. The students enrolled in the program also take Korean courses, which last for 10 weeks per semester with a total of 4 semesters per year.

▲ International Town at Sejong (ITS)

Another program provided by the Sejong Institute of International Affairs and Education is the International Town at Sejong (ITS) Program. In this language program, each foreign student is assigned to two Korean students as roommates, and they live together in Liberty Hall Dormitory. The roommates naturally encounter a foreign language by living together and studying language 1:1. Additionally, they get to create clubs with other students and participate in club activities and events such as a Welcome Party, a Halloween Party, and International Day. Currently, KU Sejong is in partnership with 14 countries and 39 universities, so foreign students enrolled in the ITS program may meet other students from various schools including Korean students.

▲ English Café

The English Café is located on the first floor of Nongshim International Hall. The café is run by managers who are mostly foreign and Korean students enrolled in the ITS program. Everybody is welcomed at the café, where they can order refreshments like toast and coffee free of charge. The catch is that you must speak English only in the café because no other foreign languages are allowed. Yet, the café offers spacious room to play games or read novels and magazines, and provides a variety of activities like the Halloween Party and an Easter event, so it attracts a lot of visitors. So come around during your free time and make new friends. Be sure to remember the English Café is available from 10:00-19:00 on weekdays only.

▲ Sky Café

Like the English Café, Sky Café is also an English-only café. While everyone can visit the English Café, only the students who live in the dormitories can enter Sky Café. This entrance limitation wasn’t planned, but because the café is located on the 7th floor of Hoyeon 4-Hall Dormitory, only the students who have dorm keys can pass the entrance gate. However, if you are enrolled in our international exchange program, it is rather likely that you’ll live in the dorms, so no need to worry. The Sky Café also provides various refreshments, and the variety is a bit wider than that of the English Café. There’s toast, strawberry jam, maple syrup, soda, coke, hot tea, and coffee, all free of charge. Additionally, there are a lot of board games, card games, and even movies along with a Halloween Party, a Game Night, a Movie Night, and other events. So, if you want to read some books and have a bit of quiet time, we recommend the English Café, whereas if you want to enjoy a view of the campus and have an exciting night, we advise you to go to the English Café because it is open from 13:00 and lasts until 22:00.

These are the programs and places where you can meet new Korean and international friends. We hope they aroused your curiosity. Remember, there will always be people here on KU Sejong Campus to greet you. So, pack your things and come on over to start a new experience!

KU Sejong Student PR Team, KUS-ON
Student Reporter: Lee Seungyeon
Editor: Conrad Brubacher




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