Hanyang is a private university which was founded in 1939 during the Japanese occupation. The university’s aim was to educate many engineers and technicians necessary for an independent Korea. In July 1948 Hanyang was the first university in Korea who had a four-year engineering college. Today, Hanyang is still renowned for its high level of education in engineering. It now has 23 colleges and 15 graduate school studies and is considered as one of the top universities in Korea.

historyleft: 1939 – Opened Dong-a Polytechnic Institute. | right: 1948 – Elevated to the Hanyang Engineering College 


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HIWS is held at the Seoul Campus which is located near the center of Seoul and has a subway station on campus (line # 2 – green line) so students have very good access to all areas in Seoul. The Seoul Campus boasts up-to-date facilities including libraries, dormitories, cafeterias, and coffee shops.

The OIA Welcomes You!

OIA stands for Office of International Affairs. Hanyang University is pleased to host our international students from all over the world, and we cordially welcome you to Korea. The Hanyang International Winter School (HIWS) opened its doors in 2016 as a means to encourage more international exchanges between Hanyang and its partner universities. A number and variety of individuals have come and gone, but the warm memories still linger. With years of successful hosting of Hanyang International Summer School (HISS), we are looking toward a long and eventful future for HIWS, with more students and activities to come. In the program, our students have the opportunity to learn various aspects about The Land of the Morning Calm, otherwise known as The Hermit Kingdom, and its 4,500 year history. The programs offered in the Hanyang Winter School are designed to help participants gain a broader perspective in areas including history, culture, and communication, to name a few. To help your studies at Hanyang and your life in Korea pass as eventfully and comfortably as possible, the Office of International Affairs is here to provide you with any assistance you need.