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Why Konkuk?

Why Konkuk?

Prepare for Your Future

Established in 1931, Konkuk University (KU) is one of South Korea’s leading comprehensive private universities, often recognized among the top 10 out of the country’s 370 higher education institutions. KU has two campuses—the main campus in Seoul and the GLOCAL campus in Chungju—with 22,700 undergraduate and 2,200 graduate students. The university is particularly known for its art and design, biomedicine, bioscience, business administration, and real estate studies departments, and more than 160 courses are taught in English each semester. With some of the nation’s top academic programs and distinguished professors, KU will help you achieve your goals.

Student Life in a Vibrant City

Konkuk’s main campus is located in the heart of Seoul, the capital of South Korea. It is just steps away from the Konkuk University subway station, which is serviced by two lines—Line 2 (green) and Line 7 (olive). Line 2 circulates downtown Seoul and offers easy access to almost anywhere in the city, all within one hour. Also nearby the campus is a large shopping mall with a Lotte Department Store, multiplex, and hundreds of cafes and restaurants. Students can leisurely walk over to the Han River Park to bike, swim, and have a picnic as well.

Safe and Friendly Campus

Seoul is a safe city by global standards and the entire Konkuk community feels especially safe thanks to the dedication of campus policemen, security guards as well as student volunteers. For emergencies, 15 call boxes are strategically located to provide direct lines to the campus police 24 hours a day. KU is also a diverse, multicultural institution with the Office of International Programs offering customized services to foreign students. Through a volunteer program, current KU students also assist foreign students in settling down.

Global Partnerships

As of December 23, 2020, Konkuk University has a network of 649 partner universities in 69 countries around the world. Through the agreements, an increasing number of dual-degree programs, exchange programs, language courses, and short-term programs are becoming available to both KU and foreign students. Every year, more than 900 Konkuk students go abroad while about 2,000 international students study at Konkuk.

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