Ajou University Academic Calendar for Exchange Students

  2018 Spring / Fall Semester 

A table showing the statistics of Spring 2013
Spring 2018 Semester
Course registration  Feb 19-20
Dormitory Opening Feb 26
Orientation (Mandatory) Feb 28
Classes Begin Mar 2
Course Change Mar 2, 5 (tentative)
Course Drop Mar 22-23
Mid-term Exam Apr 20-26
Final Exam Jun 18-22
End of the Spring Semester Jun 25
Dormitory Move-out Jun 23


A table showing the statistics of Fall 2013 (This schedule is subject to change)
Fall 2018 Semester (Tentative)
Course registration Aug 16-17
Dormitory Opening Aug 27 or 28
Orientation (Mandatory) Aug 30
Classes Begin Sept 3
Course Change Sept 3-4
Course Drop Sept 20-21
Mid-term Exam Oct 22-26
Final Exam Dec 18-24
End of the Fall Semester Dec 24
Dormitory Move-out Dec 25

The academic schedule for Fall 2018 will be updated during the spring semester. 

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Korean National Holidays in 2018
Jan 1 Solar New Year’s Day
Feb 15-17 Lunar New Year’s Day
Mar 1 Independence Movement Day
Apr 12 45th Anniversary of Foundation of Ajou University
May 5 Children's Day
May 22 Buddha's Birthday
Jun 6 Memorial's Day
Aug 15 Liberation Day
Sept 23-25 Chuseok(Thanksgiving Day)
Oct 3 National Foundation Day
Oct 9 Hangul Proclamation Day 
Dec 25 Christmas


Academic Year

Ajou University's academic year consists of two semesters. Generally, each semester consists of 16 weeks. The spring semester usually starts in the beginning of March and ends in the middle of June. The fall semester usually starts in the beginning of September and ends in the middle of December. Exchange students are advised to arrive in Korea on the dormitory opening day.

Credit Transfer

Credits earned while studying at Ajou University are usually transferred to the students' home universities. However, students should confirm whether or not their home universities will accept credits earned at Ajou University before their arrival. After the semester ends, students may request that the Office of International Affairs to issue their transcript and to mail it to their home university.


Students will receive the course schedule for registration before the semester starts. They are to fill out a online course application form within a given period.

Courses of Instruction

The language of Instruction is given in Korean or English. There are list of courses offered in English and the list is distributed to the foreign students before the arrival and the orientation day. Students with high Korean Language proficiency may, with permission, select courses offered in Korean.

Course Load

Students can take a maximum of 19 credits (usually six courses) during the regular semester. There is no requirement for the minimum number of credits but students are usually advised to take a minimum of 12 credits.

Grading System

Final grades for undergraduate courses are reported as follows :

A table showing the statistics of Korean National Holidays in 2013 Academic year
Letter Grade Grade Point Grade Evaluation
A+ 4.5 95 ~ 100 Excellent
Ao 4.0 90 ~ 94 Outstanding
B+ 3.5 85 ~ 89 Very Good
Bo 3.0 80 ~ 84 Good
C+ 2.5 75 ~ 79 Satisfactory
Co 2.0 70 ~ 74 Fair
D+ 1.5 65 ~ 69 Poor
Do 1.0 60 ~ 64 Minimum Acceptable
F 0.0 0 ~ 59 Failure (no credit)

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