International Winter School

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Immerse yourself in Korean culture while earning credits.

Hanyang International Winter School (HIWS) is one of the utmost growing winter programs in Korea which is held at the Seoul Campus of Hanyang University. Comparing to the Summer School, HIWS participants can enjoy extraordinary experiences during the winter only in Korea! Students from all over the world are able to engage world-class education combined with interactive cultural activities to learn about Korea and its unique culture. Being part of the HIWS program means learning from qualified professors, having new friends from all over the world, and experiencing Korea in various ways.


Total 2 sessions, 2.5 weeks for each session

 Hanyang International Winter School is composed with full of academic-cultural experiences within 2.5 weeks of each session in Korea. Those 2 sessions are scheduled right after the Christmas and before or after the Lunar New Year. Participants are more than welcome to join either for Session A, B or A+B. 

The application period starts in mid-August and ends in end-November. 
• Session A: End of December – Mid-January 
• Session B: Mid-January – Early February

4 credits

Through the HIWS program, students can take up to 1 Academic course and 1 Elective course. Academic course is 3 credits and Elective course is 1 credit. Credits earned at HIWS are transferable to most institutions outside of Korea.

Wide scope of Course

HIWS offers credit-bearing courses which are transferable to participant’s home university. All courses are 100% taught in English by HYU professors and International faculty members from prestigious universities. A wide range of subjects in 7 fields of study within the schools of Business & Economics, Communication & Media, Engineering, etc.

Hanyang Buddy Program (WINGELS)

For more pleasant memories at HIWS, a group of Hanyang volunteering students will accompany with participants to every event at HIWS. Participants can also enjoy a half-day Seoul Tour which will be arranged by WINGELS.


Select the session that suits your schedule, select your courses, earn credits, and experience Korea in a unique way.