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Kyungbok University

Address: 425, Kyeongbokdae-ro, Jinjeop-eup, Namyangju-si, Gyeonggi-do, Korea 12051

Description Kyungbok University

  • Established: 1992
  • Type: higher education institution
  • Location: Namyangju, South Korea
  • Language of instruction: Korean.

Kyungbok University (KBU) is a higher education institution in South Korea. Based on systemic, practical educational programs, the latest means of ensuring the educational process and various joint projects with the real sector of the economy, the university received the highest rating in terms of employment in the country. KBU has been awarded several publicly funded projects for its educational achievements.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Kyungbok University

Program name


  • Dates: year-round
  • Duration: 2-4 years.

The undergraduate course at Kyungbok University aims to train quality professionals through higher education. Therefore, in connection with the reorientation of the higher education system to two main goals - academic research and career growth - reflecting the situation in which universities find themselves, KBU introduced an advanced undergraduate course to train the professional staff needed for employers, and provided the opportunity for all holders of associate degrees continue their studies after graduating from 2-3 year college.

02.07.2020 -29.07.2020
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Korean language program

  • Dates: year-round
  • Duration: 10 weeks.

The Korean Education Center (KEC) has been teaching the Korean language as a second language since March 2018. KBU is developing KEC into one of the best educational institutions for Korean education with an outstanding teaching staff and excellent teaching materials. The program consists of 5 levels of Korean language proficiency. Each level includes 200 hours (4 hours a day). Additionally, KEC offers Korean culture programs to better understand life in Korea and promote cultural awareness.

Summer study tour program

  • Dates: July 2 - July 29
  • Duration: 4 weeks.

KEC organizes short-term study travel programs every summer season. These programs are offered to students who want to learn Korean and enjoy a tourist holiday in Korea.

Accommodation, housing and food

The university provides its students with the opportunity to live in a residence, with accommodation in two types of rooms:

  • Double: 2 twin beds, bathroom, desk, wardrobe, wardrobe, refrigerator. Cost 240 000 ₩ / month
  • Triple: bed, shower, toilet, desk, personal wardrobe, refrigerator. The cost is 170,000 ₩ / month.

The hostel has a shared kitchen, allowing students to cook their own meals.

In the residence there are two cafeterias for students: Azalea Cafeteria and Clover Cafeteria.

International students are required to live in a dormitory during the first school year.

Events Kyungbok University

K2 Mates is a vibrant team of Korean students who speak some foreign languages. The team annually accepts foreign students, helping them adapt to university life in Korea through various social events. Connecting to K2 Mates is a great way to practice Korean, make new friends, find your way around campus, and get to know the Korean environment.

The Woodang Art Hall, located on the ground floor of the Munhwakwan Building, is used as a venue for various performances, exhibitions, forums and a degree ceremony.

KBU offers a gym and fitness center for all students.


  • KBU's strength is the high level of graduate employment based on sustained collaboration between the university and companies
  • Various academic programs are provided for international students, including the Korean language program, recruiting and advising students, supporting immigration issues, supporting campus life, organizing cultural experience programs
  • Overseas study programs and international internships are provided for Korean students.

Equipment Kyungbok University

The university campuses are located in two cities in South Korea: Namyangzhu and Pochone. The material and technical base of KBU includes:

  • The library
  • Multimedia lab
  • Seminar rooms
  • 20 computers, several printers and a copy machine (for free use by students, outside classrooms)
  • Tennis court.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

The academic year at the university is divided into 2 semesters.

Additional expenses for the general educational program:

  • Student Union Contributions 38,000 ₩ -78,000 ₩
  • Cost of living 714 $ -1196 $ / month.

Additional costs for the language program:

  • Bank statement more than $ 5000
  • Opening deposit (non-refundable) 50 000 50
  • Materials 70 000 ₩ / semester
  • Transfer from the airport 50 000 ₩ / one way (transfer is free if the student arrives on Thursday one week before the start date of classes).

Extra fees:

  • Registration fee (for a programme/course)
  • Deposit for a course/programme

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

To enter the university you must:

  • Request
  • High school graduation document
  • Official transcript of academic performance
  • Korean language proficiency certification (TOPIK Level 3 / Completion of the TOPIK level 4 Korean language course at KBU or Korean universities)
  • Applicant’s passport and parent’s ID (foreign registration card, if any)
  • Certificate of Family Relationship
  • 2 photos (3 × 4 cm)
  • Proof of employment and annual income of parents.

All documents must be translated into English / Korean.

Depending on the country of origin, some of the above documents may be canceled or additional documents may be required.

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