Pusan National University

South Korea

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Pusan National University History

Pusan National University also called PNU or Busan National University is amongst the ten national universities in Busan, South Korea. The university is also known by its former Korean name of Gungnip Pusan Daehakgyo. Originally established as a college in 1946, it acquired university status in the year 1953. The university currently enrolls over 30,000 students and employs 900 plus staff.

Pusan National University Programs, Courses, and Schools

Pusan National University is highly renowned for its Engineering programs. The university offers a wide range of programs in subjects like Mechanical Engineering, Multimedia, Naval Architecture & Ocean Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Architectural Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Material Science and Engineering, Architecture, Urban Engineering, Science and Technology Studies, Computer Science and Engineering, and Civil and Environmental Engineering.

Pusan National University is also home to a host of research institutes such as PNU EU Centre, Korean Traditional Costume Research Institute, Institute of Chinese Studies, Institute of Jeompil-Jae, PNU Institute of Humanities Research, and Korean Studies Institute which cater to research and academic community.

Pusan National University Campuses

Pusan National University has its primary campus located in the city of Busan, South Korea with two secondary campuses in Yangsan and Miryang. Public transport such as subway and bus connects the university to the city centre which offers various recreational, shopping, and dining facilities to the students at their doorstep.

Pusan National University offers dormitories to international students as well as houses a university hospital on-campus. The university is equipped with state-of-the-art lecture theatres and laboratories in addition to dedicated study spaces, wireless internet, libraries, and sports facilities. The Busan campus is also home to a number of museums, gyms and health centres, and open green spaces.

Pusan National University Achievements

Pusan National University is ranked as 2nd best university in South Korea and is highly renowned for its Engineering department. QS World University Rankings ranks the university in top 200 universities in the world for up to six subjects.

Pusan National University is also one of the handful of universities in South Korea to receive KRW 30.9 billion funding from the South Korean Ministry of Education. The university professors and researchers receive a considerable amount of grants from the government to carry out research and development activities.

Pusan National University USP

Pusan National University is an averagely selective institution with an average rate of acceptance. The university also offers scholarships, grants, and bursaries to deserving students to assist them with tuition fee. Some of these scholarships offer 100% tuition fee waiver in addition to covering living expenses in Busan.

Pusan National University is considered as one of the flagship universities of South Korea and is renowned for its Engineering programs. The university actively contributes in national and international research projects aimed at bringing a change in the country.

Pusan National University Notable Alumni

Aram Hur (Educationist), Im Si-wan (Actor and Singer), Lee Jae-Yong (Actor), and Cho Kyoung-Tae (South Korean Politician).  


Pusan National 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 Pusan National University in South Korea students need to complete IELTS with a minimum score of 6.5.

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Pusan National University Cost of studies


Bachelors: KRW 5,069,970

Masters: KRW 7,102,820

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

Pusan National University Deadlines

Bachelors: February 24

Masters: March 29

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

Pusan National University Rankings


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601 -650
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801 -1000
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South Korea
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9 -11


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