South Korea

Top Universities and Colleges in South Korea

Listen up, students! Young scholars these days want a place that is relatively inexpensive and, at the same time, has some of the best universities in the world. South Korea has all of those things, plus a McDonald's delivery system.

You'll find some of the best universities in the world, that appear at the top of the popular university rankings lists. These colleges and institutions are well-known all over, garnering a wide reputation and high ranking alongside other prestigious institutions. Their top law schools, business schools, medical schools, and engineering schools offer the best courses, enabling you to study in the best Bachelor's, Master's, and Ph.D programmes worldwide.

Top Ranked Universities on BachelorsPortal

Universities Times Higher Education Ranking (2021) Shanghai Jiao Tong University Ranking (2020) TopUniversities Ranking (2021) U.S. News & World Report Ranking (2021)
Seoul National University 60 101 37 129
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) 96 201 39 274
Sungkyunkwan University 101 201 88 205
Pohang University of Science and Technology (Postech) 151 301 77 367
Korea University 167 201 69 264
Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology 176 401 - 395
Yonsei University 187 201 85 329
Kyung Hee University 251 301 236 547
Sejong University 301 501 651 629
Hanyang University 351 201 146 440
Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology 501 801 295 846
Ajou University 601 801 551 999
Chung-Ang University 601 601 403 949
Ewha Womans University 601 501 333 741
Konkuk University 601 701 551 922
University of Ulsan 601 501 521 668
Chonnam National University 801 501 701 664
Inha University 801 601 531 976
Kyungpook National University 801 301 561 618
Pusan National University 801 401 581 689
Yeungnam University 801 501 801 850
Catholic University of Korea 1001 701 456 1070
Chonbuk National University 1001 501 591 767
Gyeongsang National University 1001 801 - 1049
Kookmin University 1001 - - -
Chungbuk National University - 601 - -
Dongguk University - 801 456 1065
Inje University - 901 - -
Dankook University - - 751 -
University of Seoul - - 751 635
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University Rankings Explained

World University Rankings created by Times Higher Education takes into account the reputation of research done by universities and how often papers produced by universities were quoted around the world.

Academic Ranking of World Universities created by Shanghai Jiao Tong University focuses on the number of award-winning scientists, most cited researchers from the listed universities, and their contribution to the scientific community.

QS World University Rankings created by TopUniversities surveys a large number of academic experts about the reputation of universities and also measures the quality of teaching.

Best Global Universities Rankings created by U.S. News & World Report analyses university graduation rates and how many students remain enrolled in their second year of studies. It also surveys university representatives on the performance of universities.

Study in South Korea

Having as one of the main values the idea of education as the key to success in life and with a literacy rate of almost 100 %, South Korea is a great destination for studying abroad. As an international student, in South Korea you will benefit from low tuition and living costs and opportunities for scholarship programmes.

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