Ewha Woman's University
Ewha Woman's University is the world's largest university for women with 21,000 students, 14 colleges, and 14 graduate schools. In 1886, Mary F. Scranton, a Methodist missionary from Ohio, U.S., opened the doors of Korea's first school for women in Seoul. In the following year, Emperor Kojong named the school "Ewha", which means "Pear Blossom". Since its founding, Ewha has expanded women's opportunities for higher education and contributed to the modernization of Korean society and the improvement of women's lives through active social participation.
Ewha Womans University's first Department of Law was founded in 1950 and for over 50 years has produced numerous professors, judges, lawyers, government administrators and other legal professionals. The current College of Law, which selects 200 new students every year, was established in March, 1996. It has grown to be the best College of Law for women in Korea and is ranked in the top 6 out of 100 Korean law schools in the number of students and graduates passing the Korean bar examination. Ewha College of Law puts forth the utmost efforts to produce competent professors and lawyers, who can make great contributions to society and to the advancement of the status of women.
The College of Law offers sufficient English language courses for Illinois students to take a full load of courses in English, and exchange students can choose from courses in English and Korean. The curriculum includes an introduction to Korean law, corporate law, international law, international trade law, competition law and intellectual property law. Two students from Illinois may study at Ewha for one semester each year.
Deadlines and Decision Dates
Applications and supporting documents must be submitted by deadlines established by the Study Abroad Office for timely review. Completed applications submitted by the early deadline will be given priority consideration.
The Study Abroad Office reviews applications on a batch basis, i.e. applications not completed by the early deadline may likely be reviewed only after the final deadline. As some programs will close/fill after the priority deadline, students are encouraged to apply early.
The decision dates published below indicate to the earliest possible date that students may receive a decision regarding their application. Most decisions will be released two to three weeks after the deadline.
Fall Semester Priority Deadline: January 15
Fall Semester Final deadline: February 15
Spring Semester Priority Deadline: June 15
Spring Semester Final Deadline: September 15
**Program may close before final deadlines.
All the IAGE/Law Exchange programs are only open to Law JD students.
Please click Create App above to apply. Note that you will be charged a non-refundable $25 application fee by clicking Create App.
- All applications include, at the minimum:
- Official paper transcript
- 1 letter of recommendation
- On-line questionnaires
- Some programs will require more materials.
For more information, please contact Illinois Abroad and Global Exchange (IAGE):
910 South Fifth Street
124 International Studies Building
Champaign, IL 61820