Konkuk University History
Konkuk University is one of the leading private universities situated in Seoul and Chungju. Konkuk University was founded as Chosun School of Politics, a junior college for future political leaders, by Dr. Yoo Seok-chang In May 1946. After Thirteen years, the school became a “comprehensive university” and changed its name to Konkuk which means “founding a nation”.
Konkuk University Programs, Courses, and Schools
The Seoul campus has 11 undergraduate colleges and 13 graduate schools, whereas the GLOCAL campus in Chungju comprises of 6 undergraduate colleges and 4 graduate schools. The University has 58 affiliated and special research institutes in the areas of humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.
Konkuk University Campuses
Konkuk University Campus has Ilgam Lake which is located at the center of Seoul campus. Konkuk University Museum highlights 4,532 historical artifacts, including Dongguk Jeongun, one of the National Treasures of South Korea. Konkuk University's main library is Sanghuh Memorial Library. Which was opened in 1989, and it was the largest library in Asia at the time.
Konkuk University Achievements and USP
Konkuk University offers many Scholarships for International students to help them study in Korea. The tuition fee is very high for international students because it is a private university. For undergraduate students, up to 100% tuition waiver is offered, and for graduate students, up to 50% tuition waiver is offered. These tuition waivers are based on the GPA of the previous semester.
Konkuk University Notable Alumni
Lee Min-ho (Korean Actor and Singer), Lee Jong-suk (Actor and Model), Cho Yong-ho (Justice of the Constitutional Court of Korea), Kim Hyesoon (poet)
Konkuk University Application Requirements
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Konkuk University Cost of studies
Undergraduate: KRW 3,656,000
Fees may vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific fees.
Konkuk University Deadlines
Bachelors: May 17
Masters: April 30
Deadlines may vary for each program. Please visit the program page for specific deadlines.
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