Ajou University Academic Calendar for Exchange Students

  2019 Spring / Fall Semester 

A table showing the statistics of Spring 2013
Spring 2019 Semester
Dormitory Application Jan 14 - 18
Course registration  Feb 18 - 19
Dormitory Opening Feb 25
Orientation (Mandatory) Feb 27
Classes Begin Mar 4
Course Change Mar 4 and 5
Course Drop Mar 21 - 22
Mid-term Exam Apr 22 - 26
Final Exam Jun 17 - 21
End of the Fall Semester Jun 21
Dormitory Move-out Jun 22

 

 

 

 

A table showing the statistics of Fall 2013 (This schedule is subject to change)
Fall 2019 Semester
Dormitory Application Jul 15 - 19 (tentative)
Course registration Aug 19 - 20 (tentative)
Dormitory Opening Aug 26
Orientation (Mandatory) Aug 30 (tentative)
Classes Begin Sept 2
Course Change Sept 3 and 4 (tentative)
Course Drop Sept 19 - 20
Mid-term Exam Oct 21 - 25
Final Exam Dec 17 - 23 
End of the Spring Semester Dec 23
Dormitory Move-out Dec 24

The academic schedule for Fall 2019 will be updated during the spring semester.

A table showing the statistics of Korean National Holidays in 2013 Academic year
Korean National Holidays in 2019
January 1 Solar New Year’s Day
February 4-6 Lunar New Year’s Day
March 1 Independence Movement Day
April 12 46th Anniversary of Foundation of Ajou University
May 5 Children's Day
May 6 Substitute holiday of Children's Day
May 12 Buddha's Birthday
June 6 Memorial's Day
August 15 Liberation Day
September 12-13 Chuseok (Thanksgiving Day)
October 3 National Foundation Day
October 9 Hangul Proclamation Day 
December 25 Christmas

 

Academic Year

Ajou University's academic year consists of two semesters. Generally, each semester consists of 16 weeks. The Spring semester usually starts at the beginning of March and ends in the middle of June. The Fall semester usually starts at the beginning of September and ends in the middle of December. Exchange students are advised to arrive in Korea on the dormitory opening day.
 
   Spring semester: Early March to Mid-June (16 weeks)
   Fall semester : Early September to Mid-December (16 weeks)

Course Information for exchange students 

Exchange students can take a maximum of 19 credits from undergraduate courses per semester. Exchange students who are a graduate(master) student at their home university, or who have enough knowledge can take up to 6 credits of graduate(master) courses at Ajou. However, students need to undergo prior approval of each professor.

 

Exchange students enrolled in Master degree's program at their home university but not yet have obtained a Bachelor's degree should apply as an undergraduate student.

Courses of Instruction

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

Course list and registration

The updated course list of courses is confirmed two months before each semester and can be downloaded at
 
 
Students will receive the course schedule for registration before the semester starts. They are to complete an online course application within the given period. Please refer to the calendar above for the course registration date.

Course Load

3 credits course consists of a 45-hour workload. 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.
 
     No minimum workload is required.
     Maximum workload allowed per semester is 19 credits (usually 6~7 courses)

Grading System

Final grades for undergraduate courses are reported as follows :

A table showing the statistics of Korean National Holidays in 2013 Academic year
Letter Grade Grade Point Grade
A+ 4.5 95 ~ 100
Ao 4.0 90 ~ 94
B+ 3.5 85 ~ 89
Bo 3.0 80 ~ 84
C+ 2.5 75 ~ 79
Co 2.0 70 ~ 74
D+ 1.5 65 ~ 69
Do 1.0 60 ~ 64
F 0.0 0 ~ 59

 

Final grades for postgraduate courses are reported as follows :

A table showing the statistics of Korean National Holidays in 2013 Academic year
Letter Grade Grade Point Grade
A+ 4.5 95 ~ 100
Ao 4.0 90 ~ 94
B+ 3.5 85 ~ 89
Bo 3.0 80 ~ 84
C+ 2.5 75 ~ 79
Co 2.0 70 ~ 74
F 0.0 0 ~ 69

 

 

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.

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