About Korean

We are the only New Zealand university to offer a comprehensive programme in Korean language and culture.

Studying Korean

Absolute beginners with no prior knowledge can start to learn Korean with us and can go on to PhD-level study in Korean language.  We encourage you to place language study in the broader context of Korean studies. Courses on film, history, culture and modern literature can round out your knowledge of Korea. Native speakers can also find courses to enhance their language skills.

Find out more about studying Korean

Overseas study opportunities

Study abroad opportunities in Korea are available for you to earn credit towards your degree. We encourage students to take advantage of both short-term and long-term study opportunities in Korea at partner institutions. The University of Auckland has agreements with several of the top universities in Korea.

Student exchange and study abroad

Staff and research in Korean

We are part of the School of Cultures, Languages and Linguistics. Our research interests include traditional Korean geographical knowledge and contemporary Korean society, including Korean migration world-wide. We collaborate with staff across the School and are also connected with the New Zealand Asia Institute.

Find out more about staff research in Korean