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Wonkwang University

Address: 460 Iksan-daero, Sin-dong, Iksan, Jeollabuk-do, Republic of Korea

Description Wonkwang University

  • Established: 1946
  • Type: private higher education institution
  • Location: Ixan, South Korea
  • Language of instruction: Korean.

Wonkwang University (WKU) was founded in 1946 and is a private higher education institution in South Korea. The university provides a complete integrated education that combines knowledge and morality to implement the fundamental principle of won Buddhism.

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

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  • Dates: year-round.

The university offers educational programs in the following areas:

  • Asian Religious Studies
  • Architectural and environmental design
  • Biotechnology
  • Painting and sculpture
  • Livestock
  • Journalism
  • Healthcare
  • Foreign languages
  • Art history
  • Computer engineering
  • Cosmetology
  • Theory and composition of music
  • Business management
  • Electronic commerce
  • Jewelry, etc.
from 4 020 $ / year


  • Dates: year-round.

The university offers educational programs in the following areas:

  • Public administration
  • art
  • Engineering
  • Arts and Humanities
  • Management
  • Education
  • Food technology
  • Natural sciences
  • Social sciencies
  • Traditional oriental medicine
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Jurisprudence and others.
from 3 285 $ / year


  • Dates: year-round.

The MBA program at WKU is designed to develop the following skills in students:

  • Business Solution
  • Managerial decision making
  • Innovation
  • Quick response to changes in the management environment
  • Market development.

Language Courses (Korean)

  • Dates: year-round
  • Duration: 4 semesters (1 semester = 10 weeks).

WKU offers Korean language programs designed for students with any language background (from elementary (TOPIK 1) to advanced (TOPIK 6) level).

Training courses are aimed at:

  • Development of communication skills necessary for everyday life and social events
  • Increased knowledge of the history and culture of South Korea.

Accommodation, housing and food

Wonkwang University provides the opportunity to live in a dormitory on campus. The WKU residence includes 8 buildings and accommodates 3,670 people.


  • The institution is one of two universities in South Korea that offer courses on restoration of antiques.
  • WKU provides financial assistance to its students
  • University offers international exchange programs
  • WKU is accredited by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology of South Korea.

Equipment Wonkwang University

The university is located in the city of Jeolla Pucto Province (South Korea) - Iksana. Logistics support at Wonkwang University includes:

  • Research institutes
  • Information and Computing Center
  • The library
  • Athletic facilities
  • Medical Center.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

The academic year at the university consists of two semesters.

Additional expenses:

  • Entrance fee = 229 000 ₩
  • Cost of living Iksane = $ 714 -1196 $ / month.

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

To enter Wonkwang University you need:

  • Request
  • Education Documents
  • Korean Certificate of Proficiency TOPIK 3
  • Curriculum Vitae with educational objectives
  • Copy of identity card / copy of passport
  • Financial guarantee (certificate of deposit in the amount of more than $ 5000)
  • Photos 3.5x4.5 (4 pcs.).

Documents of education must be officially certified and apostilled.

Depending on the chosen study program, additional documents may be requested.

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Recommendations on when to apply

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- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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