Do you want to study in Korea, but you don’t speak Korean? If so, you can study in English programs provided by Korean universities. There are many Korean universities that offer the majority of the courses in English, and some even offer all in English! So, let’s take a look at programs that are taught in English in Korean universities.

English-Taught Programs in Korean Universities

Yonsei University- Underwood International College

Yonsei University has a separate international college for undergraduate students named Underwood International College. There are 16 majors and 409 courses at this college. All of these courses are taught in English by prestigious professors, so there is absolutely no need to learn Korean. Also, the great thing is that Yonsei University is part of the “Ivy Leagues of Korea,” and the university is well-known to all Koreans and many citizens from the surrounding countries. If you want to study in Korea in English, I highly suggest Underwood International College.


Kaist is one of the most prestigious universities in Korea. It is known for its STEM programs, which are one of the best in Asia. At one point, every course, except languages, was taught in English. Now with the new President, that “rule” was no longer in place. However, a large percentage of courses are taught in English, and the majority of the STEM subjects are taught in English. You can view the personal answers in Quora here and here.

Handong Global University

This university offers 4 majors that are taught all in English. Those majors are Global Management, US International Law, Global Convergence Studies, and Information Technology. You can see the details here. Also, around 30% of the major courses are taught in English. So, if you are not familiar with Korean, you can take many courses in English at Handong Global University.

If you don’t plan on learning Korean, I personally recommend these three Korean universities for their English-taught programs. Other universities do not offer the majority of classes in English, so you will have to learn Korean. So, if you would like access to different universities in Korea, I highly suggest learning Korean at different language schools.

Check Also: Available Programs for International Students

How to Study at these English-taught Universities

So, what do you do now after you’ve learned about these universities? First, you need to determine if you would like to go to these international universities in Korea. Why? Because if you do go to these universities, you might need to change your major if your major is not offered at these universities. If it is not, I recommend going to a Korean language school for a year and learning Korean.

Second, you will have to do your research about these universities and decide which ones that you will like to attend. Check if your desired major is offered, tuition fees, and scholarship information. Carefully review this information and compare it with other universities.

Third, if you do decide that you want to attend these programs, you will have to get admission information. You can do so by going to the university website and clicking on the admission section. The university website will provide you with all the information that you will need to apply. Carefully check the important information such as application dates, required documents, and application forms.

Fourth, you will need to prepare your application and apply!


There are some options if you do want to study in Korea in English. However, there are other universities in Korea as well that accept international students and give great scholarships to them. If you are interested, make sure to also check out the Available Programs for International Students!

About the Author: Hyun Lee

Hyun is the founder at Global Scholarships. He has received a full-tuition scholarship at Birmingham-Southern College as well as $1,000 Burger King Scholarship for his undergraduate degree and has been offered a fully funded scholarship consisting of tuition, living stipend, and health insurance for computer science Ph.D. program at North Carolina State University. Read more about his scholarship journey here.

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