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Korea University

History

Korea University was born as “Bosung College” in 1905. With a Royal grant from Emperor Gojong of the Korean Empire, Lee Yong-ik (Chungsukgong, 1854-1907), Treasurer of the Royal Household, established the school under the banner, “Education Saves the Country.” In the wake of the Korea-Japan Treaty in 1905,

Education

  • Undergraduate Schools
  • Graduate Schools
  • Exchange Programs
  • Language Programs
  • Open Lectures
  • Educational Support

Research

Development of the world's first homojunction flexible transistor through joint research between Korea and Yonsei. 

Career

The Career Development Center offers various information, services, and educational programs that enable students to decide and enter into their desired career paths. Information such as part-time jobs on campus, tutoring opportunities, internships, and job opportunities from both domestic and foreign companies can be viewed at our homepage, and career counseling services as well as career/employment programs are operating in order to help students find the most suitable career path for them, and further prepare their future employment process (resumes, interviews, etc.).

Bachelor's programmes

Korea University Scholarships

Below you will find scholarships related to Korea University. Distinction can be made between scholarships provided by the University and those provided by independent providers.

Independent provider
Grant
1000000 KRW
Deadline
Not specified
Global Scholarship Program (GSP)
Merit-based

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Chungnam National University
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000000 INR
Deadline
Anytime
Education Future International Scholarship
Merit-based

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Education Future
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
12250 USD
Deadline
Not specified
Westpac Asian Exchange Scholarship
Merit-based

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Westpac Bicentennial Foundation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3500 USD
Deadline
15 Nov 2024
ACES Scholarships
Merit-based Need-based

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ACES Education Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
ServiceScape Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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ServiceScape
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
14 Oct 2024
Fulbright U.S. Student Program
Merit-based Need-based

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U.S. government
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
40000 USD
Deadline
25 Mar 2025
Mary Doctor Fine Arts Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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Blumenthal Performing Arts
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
10000 USD
Deadline
25 Mar 2025
Gordon Hay Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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Blumenthal Performing Arts
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
30 Jun 2024
Moving Mates Scholarship
Need-based

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Moving Mates
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
Not specified
Erasmus+ - Grants for study mobility
Merit-based

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OeAD, Austria's Agency for Education and Internationalisation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
25000 USD
Deadline
14 Jun 2024
Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest
Merit-based Need-based

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Ayn Rand Institute
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
5000 USD
Deadline
25 Aug 2024
Women Scholarship for International Students
Merit-based

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educations.com
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
5000 CAD
Deadline
31 Dec 2024
Pinsky Law New Venture Development Scholarship
Merit-based

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Pinsky Law
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
31 Dec 2024
Coupons Plus Deals “Save for Future” Scholarship
Merit-based

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Coupons Plus Deals
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
15 Jul 2024
Fighting Bullying With Technology
Merit-based

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1902 Software
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
500 USD
Deadline
Not specified
L. Austin Weeks Undergraduate Grant
Merit-based

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American Association of Petroleum Geologists Foundation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
31 Dec 2025
Scholarship for students with disabilities
Need-based

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Anonymous Hope Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
12000 USD
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Programme
Merit-based Need-based

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The Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Programme
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
10000 USD
Deadline
31 Jul 2024
Global Innovation Challenge
Merit-based Need-based

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Social Shifters
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3500 USD
Deadline
15 Nov 2024
The Bill Walsh Scholarship
Merit-based

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ACES: The Society for Editing
Location not available

For a complete overview of scholarships for Korea University, visit our scholarship search.

University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2024
79 -5
2023
74
2022
74
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2024
201
2023
201
2022
201
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2023
201
2022
201
2021
201
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2024
-
2023
290 -18
2022
272
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Student services

One-Stop Service Center provides support services regarding the student’s life, such as issuing certificates, academic information, and counseling.

Housing services

  • Anam Dormitory - Anam dormitories provide a basic living environment and amenities for students from outside the Seoul area allowing them to focus on their studies.
  • Hoyeon Dormitory - Hoyeon dormitories provide a safe and comfortable living environment as well as amenities (such as seminar rooms, restaurants, shops, laundry room, music room, yoga room, etc.).
  • Global KU campus - KU is the first Korean university that provides dormitories for KU students studying abroad.

Library services

The KU library collection consists of 3,181,798 physical (hard copy) materials, including 2,151,706 books, 598,366 periodicals, 238,305 dissertations, 106,273 antique books in Chinese characters, and 87,148 non-book materials. The KU library also has another 420,134 materials in digital format: 59,721 e-journals, 269 web databases 69.607 paper and 252,156 e-books.

Medical services

Hospitals affiliated with KU are Anam Hospital, Guro Hospital (the following two are Specialized General Hospitals), and Ansan Hospital (General Hospital), and the procedural process differs due to the hospital ranking of the current health care legislation.

Campus life

Korea University consists of the Anam Campus (in Seoul, 844,809m^2), Sejong Campus (in Sejong Special Self-Governing City, 428,871m^2) and three auxiliary hospitals (Anam Hospital: Seongbuk-district in Seoul, 67,676m^2, Guro Hospital: Guro-district in Seoul, 40,208m^2, Ansan Hospital: Ansan-city in Gyeonggi Province, 47,846m^2).

Sports facilities

  • Badminton Court
  • Fitness Center
  • Squash Court
  • Rock Climbing
  • Lockers
  • Aerobics room

Student clubs

The activities of the student council revolve around the Anam Student Union and the Sejong Student Union, and comprise of student council bodies in each colleges as well as each departments. Students participate in events, projects, and research activities organized by each student council to renovate academic traditions and foster the spirit of self-governance.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2023

GSSA 2023

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2023. Universities with a score above 4.0 (out of 5) in any of the 8 award categories, receive Badges of Excellence. Congratulations!

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards

Student Reviews

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