Founded in 1886, Ewha is located in the heart of Seoul. Ewha Womans University is a private women’s university and is widely considered to be the top women’s university in South Korea. About 21,000 students attend Ewha with about 16,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students. Ewha has 12 undergraduate colleges and a Global School of continuing Education, 6 graduate schools, 4 professional graduate schools, and 9 special graduate schools.
There is also an Ewha International Summer College (EISC) that holds a 4 week and a 2-week program. People who are eligible must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 and be a current undergraduate, graduate student, or prospective student who will begin that fall.
International students who would like to be admitted into Ewha must complete several admissions steps and it begins with an online application. To be eligible to apply as an international student, one must meet all the following criteria:
Ewha provides information on entrance quotas on their website.
Undergraduate students must propose a major by the end of freshman year or sophomore year depending on the department. The deadline for changing a major is the end of one’s second or third year depending on the department. Students are also able to double major or have a minor.
For English-speaking students interested in attending the school, Ewha hosts exchange students from visiting schools, offers a MBA program in English, and hosts a Graduate School of International Studies (GSIS) program.
The Graduate School of International Studies consists of International Studies and Korean studies. The following are the 4 concentrations under the International Studies Department:
Applicants must make a payment when they submit their online application. Tuition fees vary depending on the program chosen.
Ewha offers several scholarships for incoming and registered international students.
Incoming international students have three scholarships available to them.
Registered International Students have two scholarships available to them.
Ewha has 79 buildings on campus and spans a total of 544,964㎡.
Ewha has three types of dormitories, the Hanwoori House for undergraduate students, the Ewha-House for freshmen, and the International-House for exchange students and guests.
Nearby Ewha’s campus is a shopping street commonly referred to as Ewha Womans University Fashion Street. This area is an ideal spot to shop for cosmetics and clothing.
Ewha Womans University’s notable alumni include actress Claudia Kim, model Kim Seo-yeon, actress Seo-Min Jung, actress Yang Jin-sung, etc.
For the Times Higher Education (THE) University Impact Rankings 2020, Ewha placed number 1 among domestic universities and 50th worldwide in the issue of gender equality. Ewha, as of 2020, is in the 601-800th category for THE World University Rankings.
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