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Message from Dean of Global Engagement


Welcome to the Office of International Affairs (OIA) website at Chonnam National University (CNU). Since its establishment in 1952, CNU has been a leading center for global education and internationalization in the region. With over 1,300 international students from around the world and partnerships with 344 universities and institutions in 59 countries, CNU is committed to providing an exceptional international education to its students. CNU also offers outstanding Korean language programs through its Language Education Center, which teaches the Korean language to approximately 700 students annually.

As a newcomer to CNU, you will have access to our complementary Korean language program. Undergraduate freshmen students can participate in a year-long Korean language and culture program at our charming Yeosu campus, located in the beautiful harbor city of Yeosu, one of the most popular tourist destinations in Korea. The credits earned through this program will count towards graduation credit requirements. Exchange and graduate students are also welcome to take advantage of the Korean language programs sponsored by CNU. International students can apply for various scholarship opportunities available to them, in addition to CNU's affordable tuition fees.

The OIA is here to support you in your transition to a new environment. We provide assistance and resources to ensure that your experience at CNU is a positive one. Our doors are always open to you, and we are committed to helping you make the most of your time in Gwangju and Yeosu.

We are confident that your experience at CNU will be filled with happy memories that will remain with you for years to come. Thank you for choosing CNU as the beginning of a new chapter in your life.

Dr. Min-Suk Kook
Dean of External and Global Engagement
Chonnam National University
Gwangju, Korea