Korea University

To teach and study academic theories and application methods based upon KU’s philosophical belief in democratic education, thus fostering the talent required for the development of Korea and all humanity.

Master's Programmes

About

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

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.).

University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2018
90 8
2017
98 6
2016
104
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
2018
201
2017
-
2016
251
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
2017
201
2016
-
2015
-
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
2018
274
2017
-
2016
-
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.

Services

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.

Student Life

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.