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Sungkyunkwan University

4.2 out of 5 (14 ratings / 14 reviews) Seoul, South Korea
Sungkyunkwan University is a national university with 622 years of glorious history and shining tradition. The university has led the development of higher education in Korea by challenging and innovating with a mind for sharing and coexistence. 

Master's Programmes

Engineering & Technology (1)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)



Sungkyunkwan University was founded at the beginning of the Joseon Dynasty in 1398 as the highest national educational institute in the early years of the Joseon Dynasty in Korea. As the oldest university in East Asia, it has fostered leaders of our society for over 600 years. 


Sungkyunkwan University’s mission is to offer world-class education, produce exemplary research, build its reputation, and be global hub with the best knowledge and human resources network.


Research Institutes:

  • Institute of Confucian Philosophy and Culture
  • Deaedong Institute for Korean Studies
  • Sungkyun Institute of China Studies
  • Survey Research Center
  • Center for Francophone Studies / Centre d'Etudes Francophones
  • Institute for Knowledge and Information Management
  • Institute for Hybrid Future Culture
  • Center for East Asian History
  • Center of Leadership & Public Management
  • Institute for Social Welfare Studies
  • Sustainable Urban Development Institute
  • Policy Evaluation Research Institution
  • Cooperative Wireless Communications Research Center
  • Game Technology Center
  • Energy Power Research Center
  • Convergence Research Institute
  • Center for Power IT
  • Green Car Electro-Technology Center


  • Career Guidance: Helps students plan their careers based on their knowledge and skills
  • Job Counseling: Offers advice to students about suitable career paths and fields related to individual majors and various on and off campus activities
  • Career Management: Offers services to graduates who wish to find jobs in their fields of study or to change their career paths

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University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
97 -9
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Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
201 -50
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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
205 -10
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Student services

The Student Human Resources Development Team supports students career management and helps them develop their career paths so they can effectively utilize their knowledge and skills.

Housing services

  • Humanities and Social Sciences Campus (Seoul)
Myeongnyunhaksa, which can accommodate about 1,700 Korean, foreign, undergraduate and exchange students living at Humanities and Social Sciences Campus at Seoul, consists of Korean student dormitories E-House, G-House and K-House and foreign student dormitories C-House, I-House and M-House and it also has rental studio apartments for male students. 
  • Natural Sciences Campus (Suwon)
Bongnyonghaksa, a dormitory that can accommodate approximately 3,800 undergraduate and graduate students in the Natural Sciences Campus, consists of five wings: The House of Benevolence, House of Righteousness, House of Propriety, House of Wisdom and the House of Integrity.

Library services

Entrance Guide:

  • Student ID card (or mobile student ID card) is required
  • Attach student ID card at the gate and pass after green light is turned on
  • Students must reserve an empty seat using the kiosk beforehand. 

ICT services

Students can make requests or inquiries using SKKU's IT Call Center. The IT Call Center offers fast and accurate responses internet, PC, phone, etc. 

Medical services

To promote health and well-being of our students and faculty, the University’s Health Center offers services in early detection of diseases, treatment and treatment placement, health counseling, student health checkup and etc.

Student Life

Campus life

Myeongryunhaksa can accommodate about 1,432 domestic and international undergraduate students living at the Humanities and Social Sciences Campus in Seoul. It consists of Korean student dormitories (E-House, G-House, and K-House) and international student dormitories (C-House, I-House, and M-House).

Sports facilities

The Physical Education Health Center was established March 5, 1963 in order to supervise services such as health consultations for SKKU students, faculty, and staff, improvement of physiques, training athletes, etc. After that, the two functions of physical education and health consultation were separated. 

The Varsity Sports Organization is situated not only in the domestic and international sporting world, but also in the center of a star that produces many talented people from all walks of life.

Student clubs

Kinggo Cheerleader promotes and upholds team spirit among the SKKU community by cheering at sporting events of SKKU sports teams and other university events. 

Students Clubs like Racket Challenge Bloodline, Hogwarts or Chung Lang, meaning Blue Wave.


  • NO. 1 Korean Private Comprehensive Universities for 3 consecutive years in the JoongAng Daily University Rankings
  • Ranked 118th in the QS World University Rankings and 13th in the THE Asian University Rankings
  • GSB MBA Program: Ranked 45th in the world (British Financial Times)
  • 23 academic subjects ranked in the Top 100 of the 2015 QS World University Subject Rankings

Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

The fun part about university life and experience is getting to try out things that are perhaps out of our comfort zone. Basically, university experience includes the societies and activates that we take part in and the skills that we learn from them as well as the memories and friends that we make.

Study in Korea : Challenging yet Fun
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

It's a master by research program, you are allowed to start your thesis from the first semester within the project. Since I was entered an international program, their services (administration, communication, health coverage) towards the international student are still improved. Yet, they were helping us to overcome the issues, and implicate us to their culture and events....

I really wanted to study economic abroad because economic is really important in all over the country. I believe the university that i pick can be an excellent and also might tough. But i will try my best.
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I studied accounting for my diploma and its really fun. Thus, the lecturer was so kind

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