The MassArt International Exchange Programs are full immersion programs that students complete at one of our reciprocal exchange partner host institutions. Students enroll directly in the host institution abroad but pay MassArt tuition and fees. Most forms of financial aid apply, but it is important to check with the financial aid office for more information. Be sure to visit our website for more information on the steps to study abroad.
Korea National University of Arts (K-Arts) is located in South Korea’s capital and metropolis of Seoul, just north of the Han River. Not far from the art-filled alleys of Insadong and walls of Ihwa Mural Village, the K-Arts campus experiences a temperate climate with hot summers and freezing winters.
Portfolio • Application Form for Exchange/Visiting Student • Official Transcript • Certificate of Enrollment • 2 Recommendation Letters • 1 Passport-size Photo • Copy of Passport • Medical Clearance (Once accepted) • Study Plan (Personal Statement)
Please note: You may not apply to an outside program until a completed IEC Semester Away Learning Agreement has been submitted to the IEC.
Term 1: March 4th - June 21st
Term 1 Deadline: October 31st
Term 2: August 27th - December 14th
Term 2 Deadline: April 30th
Credit and Classes:
While on exchange at the host institution, students are permitted to enroll in a maximum of 19 credits worth of classes. K-Arts works with students individually upon arrival to campus to register for an appropriate course load. 1 academic credit is equal to 15 class hours, except for some studio classes.
Where students live:
On-campus housing in the K-Arts dormitory is conditionally available to students on a first come, first served basis. All dorm rooms are triple occupancy. Students are responsible for timely submission of housing forms and fees after acceptance into the program. Read more about living in the K-Arts dormitory here.
All students on exchange find accommodation, however accommodation is never guaranteed by the host institution and is fully the student’s responsibility.
Costs to Consider:
In addition to paying MassArt tuition and fees, you should consider the additional costs of studying abroad. You are responsible for purchasing plane tickets, housing, health and travel insurance, food, additional local travel and personal expenses. It may be against visa regulations in your study abroad country for you to work. If you are allowed to work, it may be difficult to to find short-term employment. Be prepared!
The university suggests that students in Seoul generally budget about $400 to $500 monthly, excluding housing.
Price Estimate of basic goods in Seoul
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This is accurate as of February 22, 2018 according to the host institution. Be aware that details can change at any time and it's best to get details from the host institution.