Kyung Hee University

South Korea

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Kyung Hee University History

Kyung Hee University is a private university with its campuses in Seoul and Suwon, South Korea. The university was established in 1949 as Sin Heung Junior College subsequently adding an undergraduate college in 1952 by Seek Choue. In 1954, a graduate school was added and subsequently, the present name was adopted in 1960.

Kyung Hee University Programs, Courses, and Schools

Kyung Hee University follows the Kyung Hee University System, which offers comprehensive education to students starting right from kindergarten to graduate school. The university is also home to the prestigious and renowned College of Korean Medicine, which is regarded as the leading school in traditional Korean medicine and other Asian medical practices.

Kyung Hee University offers various undergraduate and graduate programs in Humanities, Law, Politics, Economics, Management, Hotel Management, Medicine, Dentistry, Life Sciences, Art and Design, Physical Education, Business, Journalism and Communication, Peace Studies, Art and Fusion, Pan-Pacific International Studies, and International Legal Affairs to name a few.

Kyung Hee University Campuses

Kyung Hee University is spread across three campuses – two in Seoul and one in Suwan. The Seoul campuses are spread across 245 and 12 acres whereas the Suwon campus is the largest with 510 acres of area. The university campus is also home to three museums – the Natural History Museum, Central Museum, and Hye Jung Museum.

Kyung Hee University also provides various facilities at these campuses for its students such as libraries, sports courts and grounds, halls of residence, restaurants and cafe, language support centre, and numerous other recreational facilities. Cultural Exchange Centre on-campus brings together Korean and international students to foster cultural exchange.

Kyung Hee University Achievements

Kyung Hee University is part of the Global Collaborative Program which allows students to attend seminars and classes led by renowned scholars and engage in discussions about global governance and sustainability. The Global Collaborative program is co-run by prestigious institutes like the University of Pennsylvania, Peking University, Ritsumeikan University, and Moscow State University also co-operating with United Nationals and Conference of NGOs.

Kyung Hee University is ranked 8th in South Korea and 37th in Asia by QS World University Rankings. The university has produced graduates holding prominent positions in the Korean parliament and in various fields such as business, science, and arts.

Kyung Hee University USP

Kyung Hee University runs many programs in co-operation with United Nations, UNESCO, UNDP,  United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, and the World Civic Forum in areas of global importance such as sustainability, literacy, human rights, and research programs. Some of these programs are the World Civic Forum, Global Service Corps, Global Studio Network, Global Academy for Future Civilizations, and United Nations Academic Impact.

Kyung Hee University has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades and the acceptance rate fluctuates between 40 to 50%. The university has subsidized tuition fee for local students.

Kyung Hee University Notable Alumni

Kim Dae-Jung (15th President of South Korea), Moon Jae-in (19th President of South Korea), Yun Mi-Jin (Archer and Olympic gold medalist), and Kwak Jae-Yong (Film director, screenwriter).

Kyung Hee 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 Kyung Hee University in South Korea students need to complete IELTS with a minimum score of 5.5.

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Kyung Hee University Cost of studies


Fees may vary for each program. Please visit the program page for specific fees.

Kyung Hee University Deadlines

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Kyung Hee University Rankings


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