Contact

for Exchange & Visiting Program

e-mail: exchange@handong.edu

Tel: +82-54-260-1765

Fax: +82-54-260-1769

Contact

for Undergraduate Program

e-mail: iadmission@handong.edu

Office of International Affairs (ANH412)

Handong Global University

558 Handong-ro, Pohang, Gyeongbuk 37554

Republic of Korea

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HANDONG GLOBAL UNIVERSITY

OFFICE OF INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

ON CAMPUS > PRACTICAL INFORMATION

BANKING & STUDENT ID CARD (DEBIT CARD)

 

ATM

There are 5 ATMs on campus. 

If ATMs on campus are not working, you may visit bank in downtown where takes 10 minutes by shuttle bus.

KOREAN BANK ACCOUNT 

STUDENT ID CARD

Our Student ID card will be issued by the Korean bank (Industrial Bank of Korea)

and it can be used as a debit card.

During orientation, OIA helps student to make Korean bank account (Student ID card).

However it will be issued after your Alien Registration Card (ARC) is issued.

To be clear, it takes 2 weeks to issue ARC, and then take another 1~2 weeks to issue

Korean bank account (Student ID card). So after 3~4weeks, your Korean bank account

and Student ID card will be issued.

STUDENT ID CARD

You will need the school ID card for various things in campus.

Ex) purchasing meals, paying for school shuttle bus, entering a dorm… 

*It will be issued during 4th weeks after semester starts

MOBILE

 

WI-FI

School provides free WIFI for mobile and laptops.

You can log in to the WIFI(HGU WLAN) with your ID number and school account password(HisNET).

All information (ID number and password) will be provide before you come to HGU.

USIM

If you want to buy data or have Korean mobile number,

you can visit any mobile stores in downtown (takes 10mins from school) and

buy USIM chip. The prices vary from the plan you choose for using.

Students usually buy 'Prepaid USIM chip' with 50,000KRW for a semester ($50) 

TRANSPORTATION

It is a high-tech city where POSCO, the world 4th largest steel company, is located. Pohang offers 

amenities of a city in the midst of beautiful mountains and beaches.

The HGU campus is also only thirty minutes away from Gyeongju, the ancient capital of Silla Dynasty, where its splendid culture and architecture still exist.

 

Major cities such as Seoul, Busan, and Daegu are easily accessible by public transportation including high-speed train at affordable costs.

 
Handong Global University in the city, Pohang
Seoul, Capital city of Republic of Korea
2.5 hours
by train

​TO HGU CAMPUS (POHANG)

  • From Incheon Airport

      5 hours by bus (50,000 KRW)

      3.5 hours by subway & train (65,000 KRW) : Incheon airport to seoul to pohang.

  • From Seoul

      2.5 hours by train (55,000 KRW) 

      4 hours by bus (30,000 KRW)

  • From Kimhae (Busan)

      2 hours by bus (15,000 KRW)

Click here to get information in detail (Last updated: March, 2019)

SCHOOL SHUTTLE BUS

(WITHIN POHANG)

Our school provides round trip-school shuttle bus to the downtowns.

- Fare: 800won per trip

- Route : School - (10mins) - Downtown - (10mins) - Beach - (10mins) - Downtown

- Bus schedule: student intranet (hisnet.handong.edu)

TO OTHER CITIES

(SEOUL , BUSAN)

  • Seoul (Capital city) - Pohang

      -2.5 hours by train

      -4 hours by bus

  • Busan (Second biggest city) - Pohang

      -1.5 hours by bus 

WITHIN POHANG

  • HGU campus to Train station

      -15 mins by taxi

  • HGU campus to Bus station

      -30 mins by taxi

      -45 mins by shuttle bus & taxi

MUST APP

 

KAKAO TALK

Kakao Talk is a widely used messenger app in Korea. Korean people use this application more than phone messages. You will be using this application very frequently while being in Korea.

HANDONG NFC

You will be able to get variety of school information such as class information, personal information, bus schedule, food court menu, etc., in addition to being able charge your student ID card to pay for school bus fees.

KAKAO T

Logging in using the Kakaotalk ID is available and it is very helpful to call taxis and type your destination even if you do not speak any Korean. You will need to ride taxi often to KTX train stations and more on.

KAKAO MAP

Logging in using the Kakaotalk ID is available and although Google map might be easier for you to use in the beginning, this app will be more efficient once you get used to it as it provides a more accurate information.