Dongguk University

For thousands of new students each year, Dongguk continues to serve a great first step on a lifelong journey of self-discovery, service to others, and spiritual enlightenment.

Master's Programmes



Founded in 1906 by Korea's ecumenically minded Jogye Order, Dongguk remains one of the few Buddhist affiliated universities in the world. Yet its doors have always been open to students and teachers of all faiths and philosophies.


Following the foundational spirit, the University aims at making the Buddhist spirit and the Korean culture known worldwide, and further at cultivating persons of talent with leadership skills, who will devote themselves to realizing ideals of the nation and mankind by researching and teaching academic theories and their application methods.


  • Academics
  • Academic Calendar
  • Class Registration & Grades
  • Colleges
  • Graduate Schools
  • Research Institutes
  • Korean Buddhist Research Institute
  • Academy of Cultural Studies
  • Research Institute of Biotechnology
  • Institute of the Social Sciences
  • Institute of Business Administration
  • GrInstitute of Education
  • Institute for Naturial Science
  • Research Institute for Industrial Technology
  • Institute of Japanese Studies
  • Institute of Information & Telecommunication
  • Institute of Electronic Buddhist Text & Culture Content
  • Institute of Comparative Law and Legal Culture
  • Institute for the North Korean Studies
  • Institute of Statistical Research
  • Ecology Research Center
  • Ubiquitous Logistics Research Center (ULRC)

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2021

GSSA 2021

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University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
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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
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
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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

  • We are currently operating various stores and student cafeterias for campus life convenience. There are bookstores, stationery shops, a photo studio, photocopy shops, an optical shop, stationery stores, convenience stores, coffee shops, a Burger King a hair salon and more.
  • Conversation Buddy Program (Degree-Seeking Students)- The Conversation buddy program is a 1:1 buddy program which aims to help international students to improve Korean language proficiency and to adjust to living in Korea and studying at Dongguk.

Library services

  • Plant for the ocean
  • Dharma Talk
  • Buddhist Talk
  • Miracle of Awareness'
  • Let's have a meal together!!

ICT services

Wireless is available anywhere on campus for students. You can follow below steps to get connected.

  • -First Step: You can set your WIFI password with your Student ID on your student ID card. Initial student password for international students will be given during the orientation.
  • -Second Step: Please go to website and set your WIFI PW.

Medical services

  • All international students must be insured during their study period to receive proper treatment from any unexpected illness and injury during the stay in Korea.

Student Life

Campus life

The Namsan Residence hall that was built in February 2012 is a dormitory for enrolled students. The residence consists of 373 double rooms and 5 single rooms (for the disabled) furnished with modern facilities.Subsidiary facilities: Student lounges, seminar rooms, computer area, laundry room, gym, information plaza, cafeteria, convenience store, café.

Student clubs

The Conversation buddy program is a 1:1 buddy program which aims to help international students to improve Korean language proficiency and to adjust to living in Korea and studying at Dongguk. Your Student ID Card is a multi-functional smart card. It can be used at the Central Library (to enter and check-out books), as a transportation card (bus, subway) and as a pre-paid check card (cafeterias, campus stores).

Student Reviews

Not Marketing related
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

The program I am currently enrolled in is Master in Marketing, I would say that this program is consumer behavior oriented. The reason that I am not 100% satisfied with the program because I wanted to learn more about modern marketing strategies.

Reminiscence of my university.
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

All of the professors are easy to approach. They were really kind to students. When I had questions, I could come visit their offices whenever I wanted. Something that I did not like was that the course was not composed coherently and it was completely up to individuals to to organize their courses coherently. I think the university is not kind to foreigners. Not many of...

Follow your Dream
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

high quality of education


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