• Ajou University Academic Calendar for Exchange Students

 

   2017 Spring / Fall Semester

 

A table showing the statistics of Spring 2012
Spring 2017
Course registration February 13-14
Dormitory Opening February 24-25
Orientation (Mandatory) February 27, 28
Classes Begin March 2
Course Change March 2-3
Course Drop March 23-24
Mid-term Exam April 20-26
Final Exam June 16-22
End of Spring Semester June 22
Dormitory Moving-out June 23

 

 

A table showing the statistics of Fall 2012
Fall 2017 
Course registration August 16-17
Dormitory Opening August 26
Orientation (Mandatory) August 29-30
Class Begins September 1
Course Change September 1, 4
Course Drop September 21-22
Mid-term Exam October 20-26
Final Exam December 18-22
End of the Fall Semester December 22
Dormitory Moving-out December 23

 

A table showing the statistics of Korean Holidays in 2012
Korean National Holidays in 2017
January 1 Solar New Year's Day
January 27-30 Lunar New Year's Day
March 1 Independence Movement Day
May 3 Buddha's Birthday 
May 5 Children's Day
June 6 Memorial day
August 15 Liberation Day
October 3 National Foundation Day 
October 4-6 Chuseok (Thanksgivig 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.

 

   Spring semester: Early March to Mid-June (16 weeks)

   Fall semester : Early September to Mid-December (16 weeks)

Information courses open to exchange students

Exchange students can take a maximum 19 credits from undergraduate courses per semester. Exchange students who are graduate(master) student at thier 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 aproval of each professor.

 

Exchange students enrolled in Master degree's program at their home university but not yet to obtain any Bachelor's degree should apply at an undergraduate student.

 

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 list and registration

The updated course list of courses is confirmed two months before each semester and can be downloaded at

http://www.ajou.ac.kr/en/international/inter21.jsp

 

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.

Course Load

3 credits course consists of 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, an original academic transcript will be mailed to the home university within 2 months after the semester ends. If students need to have an extra academic transcript, they should directly contact Ajou Service Center.

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