• Ajou University Academic Calendar for Exchange Students

 

   2018 Spring / Fall Semester

 

A table showing the statistics of Spring 2012
Spring 2018
Course registration Feb 19 - 20
Dormitory Opening Feb 26
Orientation (Mandatory) Feb 28
Classes Begin Mar 2
Course Change Mar 2 and 5
Course Drop Mar 22 - 23
Mid-term Exam Apr 20 - 26
Final Exam Jun 18 - 22
End of Spring Semester Jun 22
Dormitory Moving-out Jun 23

 

 

A table showing the statistics of Fall 2012
Fall 2018 
Course registration Aug 16-17
Dormitory Opening Aug 27
Orientation (Mandatory) Aug 30
Class Begins Sept 3
Course Change Sept 3 and 4
Course Drop Sept 20 - 21
Mid-term Exam Oct 22-26
Final Exam Dec 18-24
End of the Fall Semester Dec 24
Dormitory Moving-out Dec 25

 

 

A table showing the statistics of Korean Holidays in 2012
Korean National Holidays in 2018
January 1 Solar New Year's Day
January 15-17 Lunar New Year's Day
March 1 Independence Movement Day
April 12 45th Anniversary of Foundation of Ajou University
May 5 Children's Day 
May 7 Substitute holiday of Children's Day
May 22 Buddha's Birthday 
June 6 Memorial Day
June 13 National Regional Election Day
August 15 Liberation Day
September 24-26 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 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

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

 

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, 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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