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  • Locations: Daegu, South Korea
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English, Korean Minimum GPA: 2.5
Housing Options: Residence Hall Areas of Study: Business, Education, English, History, International Affairs, Korean, Theater
Class Status: 2-Sophomore, 3-Junior, 4-Senior Program Type: Study Abroad
Program: Exchange
Program Description:
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Keimyung University
Daegu, South Korea

Keimyung University was founded on May 20, 1954. It is private university located in Daegu City, South Korea. The student body averages around 25,000 students each year. The international student enrollment is currently around 800 students. Keimyung University has been one of the most active universities in internationalization and has enjoyed 312 partnerships in 55 countries. Keimyung University offers over 450 classes in English, providing exchange students with plenty classes to choose to take while on exchange. Korean language and Korean culture classes are available to exchange students. Keimyung University is well equipped to not only educate students via a variety of classes available in English and Korean, but there are also extensive opportunities for students to explore Korean history and culture and become immersed in a global community focused on social awareness and development. Students are able to develop professional and artistic skills in many of the state-of-the-art facilities, as well as explore in a traditional Korean village right in the heart of campus.

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The City of Daegu, located inland, in the southeast of the Korean Peninsula, is the third biggest city in Korea. The city is conveniently located four driving hours by car or two hours away by express train from Seoul, the capital city. It also takes one and a half hours from Busan which is adjacent to the ocean. Daegu is also surrounded by small cities and towns which have numerous historical and cultural sites. People can also reach many beautiful beaches on the East Sea which are only two driving hours away. Daegu has a population around 2.5 million. Daegu is a manufacturing industry city. The major industries are textiles, metals and machinery. Daegu is also renowned around Kore for the quality of apples grown. Its nickname is the “Apple City”. Daegu is largely a homogeneous city giving exchange student a true immersion experience. 

Contact Information
You can find a link to their website here
Please contact Jimin Cha,, for more information

Learn more about Keimyung University from their fact sheet here
You may view a promotional pamphlet about the University here

Students must meet the all minimum admissions requirements for the university: language proficiency, GPA, etc.

How It Works
Thanks to the exchange agreement that exists between Keimyung University and ETSU, students can attend Keimyung while still paying tuition costs to ETSU. Thus, costs are comparable to studying and lodging at ETSU’s main campus. 

Below is a table of the costs paid to ETSU and to Keimyung University
Fee Table Per Semester
*Fees are subject to change
ETSU Costs
Bilateral Institution Costs 
Other Costs
Pay the Following:
  • ETSU tuition and fees: ~$4,750
    • Link to cost is located here
    • Click "Undergraduate"
    • The exchange agreement requires you to pay 15 credit hours (though you are only required to 12 or more credit hours)
  • ETSU Admin Fee: $100
  • Bucs Abroad Application Fee: $32
  • CISI Health Insurance Fee: $60 (For programs over 14 days long) *May 2020 price; Subject to change
Pay the Following:
  • Housing and Meals, found here
  • Application Fee
  • Institution-Specific Expenses
    • Some institutions abroad require residence hall insurance, deposits and/or application fees
    • Contact the institution to see if there are any other fees
Bank Statement:
  • The government requires international students to show proof of sufficient funds in the form of a bank statement (this is not unique to the country, the US government also requires this from incoming international students). This is to show that you are able to cover the fees in the “Other” column, as well as cover any unforeseen emergencies. If you are a dependent, you can provide a bank statement from a parent or guardian.
Definite Costs:
  • Airfare
  • In-country transportation (e.g. train, taxi)
Potential Costs (Vary by Country):
  • Student Visa Fees 
  • If applicable: travel costs, for countries that require students to obtain a student visa at a consulate (usually in DC or Atlanta)
Miscellaneous Costs:
  • Bed sheets
  • Towels
  • Cookware
  • Souvenirs
  • Other
 Costs to Deduct from the Price
*Deductions are unique to the individual. Please consult Amy Collins at for more information.
Financial Aid & Scholarships
Private Scholarships
Pell Grant (if eligible)

Roan Scholars Scholarship (if eligible)

Tennessee Lottery Scholarship (if eligible)

Other Financial Aid & Scholarships: $0 - Full Ride
  • Most financial aid & scholarships can be applied during a semester abroad. Please consult the ETSU International Financial Aid Advisor, Amy Collins (, for more information
ETSU International Education Scholarship: $0 - ~$4,000
  • Please note: students are not guaranteed a scholarship and must follow all instructions in order to be eligible.
Private Scholarships

If Applicable: Institution-specific Scholarships
  • Link to their International page can be found here
How to Pay:
  • Tuition & Fees:
    • Applied automatically when enrolling in the course "EXCH 3583"
  • Room & Board:
    • Paid to the institution abroad.  Please contact the institution for payment question

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2021-2022 01/15/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2021 01/15/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring 2021 08/15/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.