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Sungkyunkwan University

The brightly illuminating ideas of the past, culminating in Sungkyunkwan University's tradition and history, even today sprouts a creative bud anew. Over six hundred years of history and tradition is a powerful legacy that evermore distinguishes us. 

Master's Programmes

Business & Management (1)
Social 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.


  • University College was launched in 2005 to systematically promote general and basic education and to support freshmen adjust to university life.
  • The College of Confucian Studies & Eastern Philosophy is one of SKKU’s most important assets. 
  • The College of Liberal Arts, formerly the College of Humanities, was co-founded with the establishment of the modern SKKU in 1946.
  • The College of Social Sciences was established to contribute to the nation and society by cultivating global citizens with democratic ethics.
  • The College of Economics has faculty members who provide excellent education to students while leading excellent and influential researches in domestic and international academic and policy fields.


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

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University Ranking

World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
89 -7
82 29
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
95 5
100 8
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
151 50
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
195 -7
188 12
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

The Student Human Resources Development Team offers specific guidance to students in career management and career paths to help them utilize their majors and aptitudes and provide support in job skill development and any other preparations for careers.

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 services to the IT Call Center and receive assistance. The IT Call Center offers fast and accurate responses to any inquiries, requests and registrations by 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

  • Humanities and Sciences Campus (Seoul)
  • Natural Sciences Campus (Suwon)

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

Good University!
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

It has been a great time studying at Sungkyunkwan University. Students are very competitive and all of the courses are well-planned and executed.

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Great learning invronment, small classes which is wonderful, great profs, students are very cliche art school which can be nice but also exhausting sometimes.

Anonymous rated 2 out of 5 stars

it was a pleasant experience since i have been graduated under the eye of a best professional in there specials .

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