The University for Creative Korea-II (CK-II) is a government effort to financially and technically support university education nationwide. University departments from across the country compete to be selected for the CK-II program. The Kyung Hee College of International Studies (KIC) together with the Department of Political Science and International Relations have formed a joint cooperative that was selected for CK-II support under its internationalization category in 2014. As a result, this cooperative has been designated as the recipient of roughly one (1) billion Korean won (roughly one (1) million US dollars) from the Ministry of Education, annually. This CK-II support allows KIC to provide a large number of students with a wide array of quality educational benefits.

With the CK-II support, KIC, with the Department of Political Science and International Relations, is developing and enacting various programs that contribute to human society through the training of comprehensive, talented individuals engaged in academics and action.

These programs include the Four-by-Four Certificate Program, various overseas education opportunities, exchange student/dual bachelor’s degree programs, domestic and international internships, social service programs, student activities and many more. Of these programs, the Four-by-Four Certificate Program allows for the combined presentation of all related programs.

Educational Vision

Education centered upon peace and mutual prosperity through ACADEMICS and ACTION.

The Ideal Individual

A comprehensive, talented individual engaged in academics and action.

The Goal of Education

Fostering students that…
• Identify themselves as citizens of a global community;
• Are creative and instilled with comprehensive professional knowledge in the social
• Are capable of problem solving in the field;
• Contribute actively to human society as individuals.


Undergraduate ProgramSpecific Content
General Education ProcessThe Four-by-Four Certificate ProgramA program that combines the four core capacities and four core categories.
3.5+1.5 Undergraduate / Master’s Joint DegreeCombined undergraduate and graduate programs.
Global Capacity Strengthening ProgramsShort Term Overseas Educational OpportunitiesOpportunities for short term education opportunities at prestigious educational institutions (e.g. Stanford University, the University of Pennsylvania, SAIS, Osaka University, and Fudan University)
Long Term Exchange Students; Dual Undergraduate Degrees
Opportunities for Long Term Exchange Students and Dual Degrees (e.g. UC Berkeley, UC Davis, Maastricht University, Osnabrück University, and the University of Manchester)
Career Development / Employment Programs
InternshipsThe United Nations, various international organizations, non-governmental organizations and firms, for example
Job Seeking ProgramsProvision of job-related information, seminars by professionals from various job sectors, mentorship programs between graduates and current students, and manuals for job seeking
Support for Student Employment ActivitiesSupport for student activities related to employment
Activity ProgramsAction and Social Service, Student Activities, Global Social Community Service (GSC), Domestic and International Action ProgramsSupport for domestic and international student based club activities, the GSC, and increased participation in domestic and international social contribution programs
International Organizations, NGOs, Firms, Corporate Social Responsibility Social Service ProgramOrganizations such as the UN, various international organizations, NGOs, firms, Corporate Social Responsibility Social Service Program participation opportunities

Global talent Certificate

A Certificate Program for fostering of globally talented individuals

Those who participate in the Four (Capacity)-by-Four (Category) Certificate Program and successfully acquire the four “capacities” will be awarded with the Global Talent Certificate.

Four Categories

• Global Civil Society
• Global Inequalities
• Global Cooperation
• Global Business

Four Capacities

• Foundation in the Humanities
• Creative Thinking & Convergence
• Practical Business Skills through Hands-on Experiences
• Social Responsibility