Konkuk University, South Korea

Location: Seoul, Chungcheongbuk-do

Institution at a glance:

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    • Summer Camp
    • Winter Camp
    • Korean Language Training
    • Exchange Student Program
    • Non Degree Program
    • Undergraduate
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    • MBA
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English Lectures Support
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KU’s Worldwide Partnership

As of July 27, 2018, Konkuk University has a network of 600 partner 
universities in 65 countries around the world.

KU’s International Programs

International Students at Konkuk

Konkuk offers extensive courses in English, and international students also have many opportunities to learn Korean culture and language by mingling with their Konkuk classmates. Hence, a diverse group of international students study at Konkuk every semester. In the spring semester of 2018, more than 1,200 undergraduate students were pursuing their undergraduate degrees at Konkuk. There were an additional 130 participants in Konkuk’s exchange and visiting student programs during the same period. Approximately, 100 students also came to Konkuk for short-term summer programs in 2017.


Konkuk Students Abroad

Every year, Konkuk students go abroad through various study abroad programs offered by the Office of International Affairs. The students broaden their perspectives and enhance their foreign language skills and understanding of different cultures. In 2017, 852 Konkuk students participated in dual-degree, exchange, visiting, language, and short-term programs. Universities that Konkuk students studied at include Tsinghua University, Nanjing University, the University of Michigan, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Kyoto University, the University of Edinburgh, the University of Manchester, Erasmus University Rotterdam and the University of Groningen.

Why Konkuk?

Prepare for Your Future

Established in 1931, Konkuk University (KU) is one of South Korea’s leading comprehensive private universities, often recognized among the top 10 out of the country’s 370 higher education institutions. KU has two campuses—the main campus in Seoul and the GLOCAL campus in Chungju—with 21,600 undergraduate and 4,000 graduate students. The university is particularly known for its art and design, biomedicine, bioscience, business administration, and real estate studies departments, and more than 500 courses are taught in English each semester. With some of the nation’s top academic programs and distinguished professors, KU will help you achieve your goals.

Student Life in a Vibrant City

Konkuk’s main campus is located in the heart of Seoul, the capital of South Korea. It is just steps away from the Konkuk University subway station, which is serviced by two lines—Line 2 (green) and Line 7 (olive). Line 2 circulates downtown Seoul and offers easy access to almost anywhere in the city, all within one hour. Also nearby the campus is a large shopping mall with a Lotte Department Store, multiplex, and hundreds of cafes and restaurants. Students can leisurely walk over to the Han River Park to bike, swim, and have a picnic as well.

Safe and Friendly Campus

Seoul is a safe city by global standards and the entire Konkuk community feels especially safe thanks to the dedication of campus policemen, security guards as well as student volunteers. For emergencies, 15 call boxes are strategically located to provide direct lines to the campus police 24 hours a day. KU is also a diverse, multicultural institution with the Office of International Programs offering customized services to foreign students. Through a volunteer program, current KU students also assist foreign students in settling down.

Global Partnerships

As of October 2016, KU has entered into agreements with 481 institutions in 60 countries. Through the agreements, an increasing number of dual-degree programs, exchange programs, language courses, and short-term programs are becoming available to both KU and foreign students. In 2015, a total of 984 KU students studied abroad and 1,162 foreign students were registered at KU during the fall semester.

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  • Seoul Campus:

    120 Neungdong-ro,, Gwangjin-gu, Seoul, South Korea

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  • Global Campus:

    268 Chungwon-daero, Chungju-si, Chungcheongbuk-do, South Korea

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