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Ajou University

4.1 out of 5 (32 ratings / 28 reviews) Suwon, South Korea
Centered at the heart of modern Korean culture and development, Ajou University is a leading research university in Korea. For its excellence in international programs and support for international students, Ajou is recognized and accredited by the Korean Government. International students can study at Ajou either through degree or short-term programs such as visiting students, international summer school or language/culture programs.

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In 1981, Ajou Engineering College was raised to university status as Ajou University with three colleges, including Engineering, Business Administration and Humanities, and ten departments.

At the 10th anniversary of the University in 1983, Ajou Univer- sity established a ‘ten-year development plan’. This was the first general development plan envisaging a futureimage of Ajou University.


Thereare wide ranges of international programs at Ajou including student and faculty exchanges, visitingstudent, international summer school, Korean language and foundation program. Internationalstudents are taking courses offered either in English or Korean by various majors. At Ajou, there areabout 1,000 international students from all around the world.


With practicality as its educational philo-sophy, Ajou University has focused on research that can be industrialized and the cultivation of talented professionals with competence in the industrial fields.

There is a growing consensus in the 21st century that university should engage in practical research that can be industrialized. Ajou University boasts its active research in partnership with industrial fields as the research projects commissioned by businesses account for 38.8 percent of the total projects it was commissioned by outside institutions. As joint research activity between academy and industry is much demanded by society, research activity at Ajou University serves as a good model.

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University Ranking

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World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
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Student services

One-Stop International Student Service

Housing services

  • Ajou University offers various type of accommodations for providing comfort and modern technology to residents. Ajou University Dormitory "Woncheon Dormitory Complex" houses over 2,300 domestic and international residents consisting of 4 buildings.
  • At Hwa-hong Hall, over 300 international students can accommodate either in two-people-shared room or in four-people-shared room.
  • We hope native Korean students and international students alike will be able to learn about each others' cultures and broaden their sense of international perspective. In addition to the "Woncheon Dormitory Complex", a newly built international dormitory will be opened in August 2014 (can accommodate about 470 students).

Library services

Ajou University Central Library was founded on March 15th, 1973 to fulfill our education objectives clearly stated in our school regulations. Our goal is to contribute to the students' and faculty's studies and research by collecting, arranging and providing academic information.

ICT services

PC Labs on campus.

Medical services

Health Care Center.

Student Life

Campus life

Ajou University has top-notch educational facilities in a green campus environment. The campus isalso close to downtown Seoul, only 40 minutes to the famous Gangnam District.You canexperience Past, Today and Future of Korea/Asia at Ajou campus.

Student clubs

Ajou students are strongly encouraged to participate in extracurricular activities that enrich campus life. About 60 extracurricular associations cover every field: arts, science and technology, volunteer social work, religion, Martial Arts, and many others.

There are also about 130 academic clubs where students with the same academic interests get together under faculty advising. Ajou University holds an annual "Student Club of the Year" contest. International students are also strongly encouraged to join the student clubs.


1. International Education Quality Assurance System (IEQAS)

2. Accreditation Board for Engineering Education of Korea (ABEEK), a member of Washington Accord

3. Korean Association of Business Education Accreditation (KABEA)

4. Joint Commission International (JCI), international accreditation in medical services

Student Reviews

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Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I have passed exam on june of 6th in 2021 So, I am not currently study at Ajou because it will begin on 2nd September

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

overall experience is very good

What an experience.
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Learning together with students from all around the world in the most peaceful environment of the University with excellent faculty members was a fantastic experience.


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