Ewha Womans University

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Ewha Womans University is a private women's university in central Seoul, South Korea and one of the city's largest institutions of higher learning and currently the world's largest female educational institute. Since opening its doors in May, 1886, to accomodate a single student, Ewha has continued to evolve throughout its history of dedication and challenge as it sought to improve the lives of oppressed women.

Under Ewha's education spirit, the purpose of education has been for modernization of women's education upon the spirit of Christianity, enlargement of opportunities for women's education, nourishing women leaders, orienting toward the harmonized society with equal sex through these aims. Now, Ewha thrives to take the role as the women's community to contribute to the new human civilization in the 21st century concerning the purposes firmly cherished in its tradition.

Ewha is dedicated to working toward establishing an open-minded academic community to guide the spirit of the times, one that is founded upon Christian feminine values, emphasizing cooperation over competition, community over individualism. Ewha seeks to raise intellectuals who will create and integrate culture by multilateral education and realize the three virtues, Knowledge, Goodness, and Beauty.

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According to the recent Asian University Evaluation, conducted by Korea and UK organizations in May 2009, Ewha ranked 4th position among all universities in Korea. The university consists of 12 colleges, ranging from Liberal Arts, over Engineering and Business Administration, to Pharmacy, 15 graduate schools, 61 research institues as well as 1 hospital, and further departments and auxiliary bodies.

Ewha Womans University offers the "International Exchange and Study Abroad Program" for exchange and visiting students. This program has been established for students who are interested in a wide-range of studies including topics on Asia and Korea, and is open to undergraduate and graduate students (both women and men) from any accredited institution of higher education. Students have the option to study for one or two semesters at Ewha as a non-degree seeking student. All international students enrolled in our program may register in any of the courses offered by Ewha, either in English or Korean, depending on their language proficiency.