Ajou University Academic Calendar for Exchange Students

  2018 Spring / Fall Semester 

A table showing the statistics of Spring 2013
(Tentative) Spring 2018
Course registration  February 12-13
Dormitory Opening February 26
Orientation (Mandatory) February 27, 28
Class Begins March 2
Course Change March 2, 5
Course Drop March 22-23
Mid-term Exam April 20-26
Final Exam June 15-21
End of the Spring Semester June 21
Dormitory Moving-out June 22


A table showing the statistics of Fall 2013 (This schedule is subject to change)
(Tentative) Fall 2018
Course registration Aug 16-17
Dormitory Opening August 27-28
Orientation (Mandatory) August 29-30
Class Begins September 3
Course Change September 3-4
Course Drop September 20-21
Mid-term Exam October 22-26
Final Eaxm December 17-21
End of the Fall Semester December 21
Dormitory Moving-out December 22

The above course drop and change period is only for exchange students. 

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Korean National Holidays in 2018
January 1 Solar New Year’s Day
February 15-17 Lunar New Year’s Day
March 1 Independent Movement Day
May 5 Children's Day
May 22 Buddha's Birthday
June 6 Memorial day
June 13 Local Election
August 15 Liberation Day
September 23-25 Chuseok(Thanksgiving Day)
October 3 National Foundation Day
October 9 Hangul Proclamation Day 
December 25 Christmas Day


Academic Year

Ajou University's academic year consists of two semesters. Generally, each semester consists of 16 weeks. The spring semester usually starts in the beginning of March and ends in the middle of June. The fall semester usually starts in the beginning of September and ends in the middle of December. Exchange students are advised to arrive in Korea on the dormitory opening day.

Credit Transfer

Credits earned while studying at Ajou University are usually transferred to the students' home universities. However, students should confirm whether or not their home universities will accept credits earned at Ajou University before their arrival. After the semester ends, students may request that the Office of International Affairs to issue their transcript and to mail it to their home university.


Students will receive the course schedule for registration before the semester starts. They are to fill out a online course application form within a given period.

Courses of Instruction

The language of Instruction is given in Korean or English. There are list of courses offered in English and the list is distributed to the foreign students before the arrival and the orientation day. Students with high Korean Language proficiency may, with permission, select courses offered in Korean.

Course Load

Students can take a maximum of 19 credits (usually six courses) during the regular semester. There is no requirement for the minimum number of credits but students are usually advised to take a minimum of 12 credits.

Grading System

Final grades for undergraduate courses are reported as follows :

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Letter Grade Grade Point Grade Evaluation
A+ 4.5 95 ~ 100 Excellent
Ao 4.0 90 ~ 94 Outstanding
B+ 3.5 85 ~ 89 Very Good
Bo 3.0 80 ~ 84 Good
C+ 2.5 75 ~ 79 Satisfactory
Co 2.0 70 ~ 74 Fair
D+ 1.5 65 ~ 69 Poor
Do 1.0 60 ~ 64 Minimum Acceptable
F 0.0 0 ~ 59 Failure (no credit)

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