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Kangwon National University

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Description of Kangwon National University

  • Established: 1947
  • Type: State Higher Educational Institution
  • Location: Chuncheon, Republic of Korea
  • Number of students: 38,000
  • Language of instruction: Korean, English.

Kangwon National University (KNU) was founded as a provincial agricultural college of Chuncheon in 1947 and transformed into a state university in 1978. KNU is among the top 30 best educational institutions in South Korea.

Programs and prices, tuition fees in Kangwon National University

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There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year

Accommodation, meals, prices

KNU Residence is one of the largest in South Korea (can accommodate more than 4600 students).

The cost of living in a hostel is 350,000 000 -1,600,000 ₩ / semester.


  • University ranks first in graduate employment among major national universities
  • KNU students can be provided with financial assistance
  • The university has developed international exchange programs.

Facilities and equipment at Kangwon National University

The main campus of the university is located in Chuncheon, and the second is in Samchok. University infrastructure includes its own library.

Admission dates and extra charges

The university has two semester academic years. The spring semester begins in March, the fall - in September.

Additional expenses:

  • Entrance fee 70 000 ₩
  • The cost of living in Chuncheon is 714 $ -1196 $ / month.

Entry requirements, how to apply, what is required to enrol

To enter the university you must:

  • High school diploma / bachelor's degree / master's degree
  • Language Proficiency Certificate:
  • TOPIK 3
  • TOEFL (PBT 530, CBT 197, iBT 71) / IELTS 5.5 / CEFR B2 / TEPS 600 / TOEIC 700.

To enter the Korean language courses you must:

  • Statement
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Syllabus
  • Copy of the passport
  • Apostilled and notarized copy of the diploma of higher education (in English) + transcript
  • Copy of family members ID cards
  • Notarized copy of family registration certificate
  • Financial documents:
  • Letter of guarantee
  • Certificate of deposit balance on an account with more than $ 10,000 in the name of the parent or applicant (issued within 1 month, unless a separate validity period is specified)
  • 3 photos (3.5x4.5, white background, not older than 6 months)
  • Entrance fee.

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Residence permits, citizenship and other services

  • Guardianship services during the studies
  • Student supervision

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- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
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- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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