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Konkuk University

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Description of Konkuk University

  • Location: Southeast Seoul and Chungj, Korea;
  • Year of foundation: 1946;
  • Language of instruction: Korean, English;
  • Study programs: bachelor's, master's, postgraduate studies;
  • Type of education: mixed.

Konkuk University was opened in 1946 by private investment as a school for future politicians, but rather quickly outgrew its original goals and became one of the best universities in Korea. In the ranking of the best Korean universities, this institution occupies a place in the top ten, is the fastest growing university in the republic. Konkuk University has 58 subsidiary research institutes, cooperates with more than 480 educational organizations.

The university has 15 colleges, 38 faculties and 11 postgraduate schools.

Thanks to active volunteer activities, local students and those who have arrived on exchange easily find a common language. The educational process for those who come to Korea for training is easy due to a favorable and friendly atmosphere, there are no social restrictions (by gender, religion, etc.).

The courses are taught in Korean, but there are over 500 courses in English. Foreign students, of whom 5% of the total number of all students, are assisted in learning any of these languages. The teaching staff is the pride of the university: it includes more than 1000 full-time teachers, more than 2000 highly qualified professors.

Programs and prices, tuition fees in Konkuk University

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All year round
from 7000.00 $ / year
from 7000.00 $ / year
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year
All year round
from 14000.00 $ / year
from 14000.00 $ / year
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year

Accommodation, meals, prices

The institution provides accommodation in a dormitory-student campus on the main building in Seoul. Double rooms with heating and air conditioning.

Activities Konkuk University

The main building is famous for its sports equipment - it is in it that the development of sports at the university is concentrated. Art and science courses are actively taught.

The main building houses a library with millions of books of various genres in several languages.

Admission dates and extra charges

List of additional expenses:

  • Transport;
  • Food;
  • Accommodation in the campus.

For detailed information about the tuition fee students can contact to SMAPSE local manager.

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

Applications are accepted online only from April 29 to May 17. For admission, students will need knowledge of the Korean language at least TOPIC-3. Foreign students will need 2 out of 4 years at their university with good academic performance or at a partner university.

Upon admission, language and general tests are possible.

Scholarships Konkuk University

Foreign citizens can receive free education under the KGSP program, subject to good academic performance. The scholarship is paid once a semester.

There are scholarships for language school students. To receive financial support, students must submit documents and have a performance of at least 80% out of 100% in terms of the GPA or a certificate from a school that is in the TOP-20.

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Residence permits, citizenship and other services

  • Guardianship services during the studies
  • Student supervision

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