Korean national Sanghyun Hwang, 28, will appear in a Brisbane court charged with the murder of a South Korean exchange student.

A man accused of killing a South Korean exchange student over a substantial amount of money is expected to front court on Monday.

South Korean national Sanghyun Hwang, 28, was charged with murdering Min Tae Kim after his body was found in a shallow grave on an Algester property in Brisbane’s southwest last month.

Mr Kim, also 28, disappeared after he went to exchange $15,000 for South Korean currency for his return home.

He had posted an ad on the Gumtree website looking for someone to give him a good exchange rate.

He left his share house in Cannon Hill, east of Brisbane, with his cash to do a deal with an unknown person on December 16.

His murder came not long after 22-year-old South Korean woman Eunji Ban was bashed to death while walking to work in Brisbane’s inner city.

A 19-year-old Spring Hill man has been charged with her murder.

The cases are not linked.