Dongguk University

South Korea

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Dongguk University History

Dongguk University is a private, coeducational university which is located in South Korea, based in Buddhism. It was established within the year in 1906 as Myeongjin College by Buddhist pioneers of the Association of Buddhism analysis, The University gained full university standing as Dongguk University in 1953.

Dongguk University Programs, Courses, and Schools

Dongguk University offers 3,140 bachelor’s degree, 470 master’s programs and 172 doctorate programs. Its academic programs offer 53 undergraduate programs and 59 postgraduate programs. The university include colleges like College of Buddhist Studies, College of Humanities, College of Natural Science, College of Law, College of the Social Science, College of Police and Criminal Justice, Dongguk Business School, College of Life Science and Biotechnology, College of Engineering, College of Education, College of the Arts, College of the Pharmacy, Dharma College. The university has more than 13,701 undergraduate students and 1,801 graduate students.

Dongguk University Campuses

Dongguk University, the main campus is found in psychologist District, Seoul, simply north of Namsan. The campus' main entrance is at Dongguk University Station the intersection of the capital of South Korea Subway Line three and four. Chungmuro Station is near the rear entrance.

Ilsan, Goyang campus:  Located close to the Dongguk University Ilsan Hospital, the campus concentrates within the medical technology, medication, and ancient Korean medication.

Gyeongju campus: Opened in 1979, the campus is located in Gyeongju, North Gyeongsang Province.

Dongguk University Achievements

Dongguk University was awarded for Proud Dongguk Buddhist Prize in 2014. In 2014 the university was also honored for Excellence Researcher Prize. In 2011 it was awarded for Doggnuk University 10 years Continuous Service Prize. The University research of the influence of the fuel conversion to new renewable energy in agriculture on facility horticulture (Korean Association of Organic Agriculture, 2014)

An research of economic feasibility of cultivation-under-structure with the introduction of new renewable energy: focused on the comparative analysis on wood pellets, geothermal heat, and diesel (Korean Association of Organic Agriculture, 2014)

Dongguk University USP

Dongguk University was ranked 11th in JoongAngIlbo's Korean university rankings in 2014. Dongguk University was graded 77th among the Asian universities in 2015 QS World University Rankings, and 82nd in 2018. Dongguk University was ranked 656th among the planet and 211th among the Asian universities in CWTS Leiden Ranking in 2017.

Dongguk University Notable Alumni

Seohyun  (South Korean singer), Han Hyo-Joo  (South Korean film actress), Han Suk-kyu  (South Korean actor),  SuhHoon (Director of the National Intelligence Service).


Dongguk University Application Requirements


IELTS score requirements

A strong proficiency in the English language is essential for admission into universities in South Korea. To be able to get a successful admission in Dongguk University in South Korea students need to complete IELTS with a minimum score of 6.5.

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Dongguk University Deadlines

Bachelors: June 25

Masters: July 12

Deadlines may vary for each program. Please visit the program page for specific deadlines.

Dongguk University Rankings


US News
801 -900
GTU Rank


South Korea
US News
27 -29


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30 Pildong-ro 1-gil, Jangchungdong 2(i)-ga, Jung-gu,South Korea