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Soonchunhyang University (Korea)

Student Exchange Agreement

Student Exchange Agreeement between Soonchunhyang University (Asan, South Korea) and The Ohio State University, Columbus (Ohio, USA)

Ohio State contact information

The Ohio State University, Office of International Affairs

International university contact information

Soonchunhyang University, School of Global Education/Exchange

Location of international university

Asan, Republic of Korea / Taehan-min'guk

Number of students, undergraduate or graduate, and length of stay

  • On an annual basis, Ohio State (OSU) will nominate to Soonchunhyang University (SCH) three undergraduate students of high quality for fall semester in the field of Korean Studies and SCH will nominate one undergraduate student for one academic year to OSU in any field.

Eligibility requirements

  • Criteria for students' qualification (degree level, prerequisites, etc.)
  • Qualifications of eligible students (GPA, language skills, etc.)
  • Undergraduate students hosted by OSU are required to demonstrate English langue skills of TOEFL 527 or higher.  For graduate/professional students, the minimum TOEFL score is 550.
  • Evidence of specific qualities (preparation, motivation, statement of intent, and/or etc.)

Ohio State responsibilities

  • Student participants will be given an orientation as is customary for all study abroad participants, including full information about the contents of this SEA
  • Students participants will continue to be eligible for all benefits of student aid at their Home Institution

Responsibilities of the host institution

  • Provide admitted students with a formal letter of admission and other documents as may be required for establishing their student  status for visa and other purposes
  • Provide a post-arrival orientation to assist students in settling quickly into life in the host environment
  • Assign admitted students to the appropriate school, department, or division, and to an appropriate academic advisor
  • To the extent that their language competence permits, students will be permitted the same freedom of choice in course selection as that enjoyed by regularly enrolled students at the Host Institution
  • All student services and facilities of the Host Institution will be made available to students participants
  • Upon completion of studies, the Host Institution will send an academic transcript of the student's work to the appropriate office of the Home Institution


  • Students admitted to the host institution will pay the normal academic fees to their home institution
  • The Host Institution will waive or provide a means to cover all application, academic, and admissions fees normally required of students
  • Round-trip international travel, all room and board costs, and all personal costs (books, travel in the host country, clothing, etc.) in the host country will be the personal responsibility of each student
  • Both universities will provide students with information about scholarship/grant opportunities to help cover program cost, if available
  • Qualified students coming to SCH will be offered a cultural internship scholarship to help cover costs of living.  Dormitory fees will be waived and part of cost for round-trip international will be reimbursed. 
  • Damage of any facility will be the responsibility of the student.
  • Student participants must purchase the Medical/Health Insurance required by the Host Institution.  Whatever medical/health costs may not be covered by their insurance must be paid by the students.

Duration of the agreement

Three (3) years, from October 9, 2008 through October 9, 2011.  During the last year of the term of the agreement the decision to renew or renegotiate the terms will be made on the basis of mutual consultation between the two institutions.

Note: Please see entire agreement for details


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