Student Exchange Programs

Hongik University is currently undertaking exchange programs with outstanding overseas universities through the establishment of friendly relationships. University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC) has been continuously running an exchange program with Hongik University since it initially enrolled students in 1989.

In addition, Hongik University has been undertaking exchange programs with diverse universities such as Utah State University, University of Kansas located in the US, RWTH Aachen University in Germany, École Nationale Supérieure des beaux-Arts(ENSBA) and Université de La Rochelle both located in France, Aalto University School of Art & Design (UIAH) and HAAGA-HELIA University of Applied Sciences located in Finland, Swinburne University of Technology located in Australia, University of Tsukuba, Musashino Art University, and Tama Art University located in Japan, and others.

In addition, Hongik University is also working on a dual degree system with its two partner universities located in the US (Washington State University (WSU) & Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT)), to enable students to acquire degrees at both Hongik University and its partner schools.

International Partner Universities


Swinburne University of Technology

Curtin University of Technology, Perth

Australia National University, Canberra School of Art

University of Melbourne


University of Innsbruck


Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos


University of British Columbia, Continuing Studies

Emily Carr University of Art + Design


University of International Business & Economics (對外經濟貿易大學)

Central Academy of Fine Arts (中央美術學院)

Harbin Engineering University(哈爾濱工程大學)

Hubei Institute of Fine Arts (湖北美術學院)

Yanbian University (延邊大學)

Sichuan University (四川大學)

Bohai University (渤海大學)

Nanjing University of the Arts (南京艺术學院)

Northeastern University (東北大學)

Northeast Normal University (東北師範大學)

Luxun Academy of Fine Arts (魯迅美術學院)

Renmin University of China(中國人民大學)

Xi'an Jiaotong University (西安交通大學)

China Academy of Art(Hangzhou)


Aalborg University


HAGGA-HELIA University of Applied Science

University of Art and Design, Helsinki(Taideteollinen Korkeakoulu)


École Nationale Supérieure de Création Industrielle(Les Ateliers)

Université de La Rochelle

École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts

L'école de design Nantes Atlantique

École Speciale d'Architecture

Paris College of Art

Ecole de Management Bretagne Atlantique, ISUGA


Pforzheim University

Universität Gesamthochschule Essen

Die Staatliche Akademie Der Bildenden Kuenste
(SADBK:Stuttgart State Academy of Art and Design)

Hochschule für Gestaltung

RWTH Aachen University

Akademie Mode & Design GmbH, Fresenius University

Hong Kong

University of HongKong


University of Tehran, I.R.IRNA


Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem


Domus Academy

Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti Milano (NABA)

Istituto Europeo di Design S.p.A.


Tama Art University (多摩美術大學)

Soka University (創価大學)

Musashino Art University (武藏野美術大學)

Osaka University of Arts (大阪藝術大學)

Kyoto Seika University (京都精華大學)

Kyoto University of Art & Design (京都造形藝術大學)

Tohoku University of Art & Design (東北藝術工科大學)

東京理科大學(Tokyo University of Science)

Nagaoka Institute of Design (長岡造形大學)

Ritsumeikan University (立命館大學)

Tsukuba University(筑波大學)


Al-Farabi Kazakh National University


Academy Industrial Design Eindhoven(AIVE)


Ivanovo State Power University

Moscow Stroganov Higher School of Industrial & Applied Arts

Moscow State University of Design and Technology


Cátedra Gaudí University Polytechnic Catalana(U.P.C)


Designhögskolan, Umeå Universitet(Umea Institute of Design(UID))

Högskolan för Design och Konsthantverk vid Göteborgs Universitet
(School of Design and Crafts(HDK))


Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts-Arts and Design

Zurich University of the Arts


Lasalle College of the Arts


Tainan National University of the Arts

Taipei National University of the Arts (國立臺北藝術大學)


Kingston University

Royal College of Art

University of the Arts London

Architectural Association School of Architecture

University of Dundee

Northumbria University

Arts University Bournemouth

Loughborough University


University of Kansas

Suffolk University

Illinois Institute of Technology

California State Univ., Long Beach

State Univ. of New York at New Paltz

Utah State University

Maryland Institute, College of Art

Rhode Island School of Design

California State Univ., Los Angeles

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Central Connecticut State Univ., New Britain

Washington State University(WSU)

Indiana University

California Institute of the Arts

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Emerson College


FPT University




Mogolia International University

Ulaanbaatar University


Ondokuz Mayis Universitesi


Tashkent Institute of Architecture and Construction

The Samarkand State Architectural and Civil Engineering Institute

Hongik Student Exchange Program

‘Hongik Student Exchange Program’ is a part of the international academic exchange programs that provide students with an opportunity to experience and study foreign language, society and culture at overseas universities.

Students are able to study at a reasonably low tuition rate, so as to acquire credits for either 1 semester or 1 year at overseas universities sharing the student exchange program to gain valuable foreign experience. Students who plan to apply for the exchange program need to prepare appropriate language scores, in particular TOEFL.

Dual Degree Program

The dual degree system can be defined as a system whereby a student who has completed more than 4 semesters at Hongik University can register semester records at both Hongik University and the overseas university. Students who have credits acquired from the overseas university need to seek approval of the credit from Hongik University to satisfy requirements for the degree, and vice versa. Hongik University is currently sharing a dual degree system with Washington State University (WSU) and Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), both located in US.

Dual degree system participants are able to acquire degrees from both Universities in a relatively short amount of time, and take advantage of the formal bachelor’s degree program from a US located university. This can help the student with employment, or admission into further education programs, gaining the advantages of exchange student experience and exposure to foreign languages.

International Community Service

The Office of Student Affairs has been providing students with diverse opportunities to volunteer for community services in a number of overseas countries during summer and fall vacations annually.

Hongik University students are annually sent to a number of Asian countries such as Mongolia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Laos and Nepal. Students gain valuable experience by working together harmoniously with citizens in other nations. Furthermore, the university also provides support for international community service by offering community service credits and international exchange scholarships to participants.

Overseas Training

Hongik University has been carrying out diverse major-related overseas training programs in outstanding overseas universities each vacation with the purpose of developing global leaders, and also has been providing credit recognition and international exchange scholarships to easily enable students to participate in the exchange program. In addition, Hongik University recognizes credits based on overseas language studies or overseas internship programs in which the students have individually participated in at their own cost.

For more specific information, please visit the official website of the international exchange PR center. (