KonKuk University

KonKuk University

Tel :+82 2 2049 6202

Website :www.konkuk.ac.kr/eng.konkuk.ac.kr

Konkuk University was established in 1931.  Located in Seoul, the capital of the Republic of Korea, Konkuk is one of the nation’s fastest-growing universities.  The university consists of 15 undergraduate colleges and 13 graduate schools offering 163 undergraduate and 77 graduate degree programs.   It is recognized as a leading university in Korea in international trade, real estate science, biotechnology, telecommunications and design.  Under the tutelage of more than 2,000 faculty members including more than 62 full-time ones, over 20,000 students (including about 2,000 foreign ones) pursue their dreams at Konkuk.  Its second campus is located in Chungju City.


KU:L HOUSE is a modern, on-campus housing facility which opened in 2006. Dedicated to foreign and domestic students studying at Konkuk, the dormitory is divided into four halls; Vision Hall, Frontier Hall, Dream Hall and Lake Hall.



Entrance Fee: 938,000 ($830)

Tuition for major courses:

  • Liberal Arts, Political Science, Commerce & Economics, Business Administration: 3,317,000 ($2,933)
  • Sciences, Animal Bioscience & Technology,Arts & Design (Apparel Design): 3,981,000 ($3,520)
  • Architecture, Engineering, Information & Communications, Arts & Design: 4,644,000 ($4,106)

Entrance Fee: 1,015,000 ($898)

Tuition for major courses:

  • Liberal Arts ect:4,369,000 ($3,863)
  • Science ect.:5,240,000 ($4,633)
  • Engineering ect: 6,115,000 ($5,407)
  • Veterinary Medicine:6,674,000 ($5,902)
  • Medicine: 7,427,000 ($6,567)
Konkuk Language Institute

Tuition Application Fee : 50,000 ($44) / One time at the enrollment
Tuition: 1,400,000 ($1,238) / Term

Dormitory (KU:L HOUSE)

Double Room (A two-bed room for two persons):    

  • 4 months - 1,600,000 ($1,460)
  • 6 months - 2,300,000 ($2,100)

Facilities: 2 beds, 2 desks, free Internet, A phone, shower and toilet. Convenient store/ bakery/ hair salon/ Laundromat etc.



Qualifications: You and both of your parents must be of foreign nationality. And
You must have finished or will soon finish–in your home country—both primary
and secondary education, equivalent to their Korean counterpart.

Korean Language Requirement:

  • TOPIK (Test of Proficiency in Korean) Level 3 (Intermediate Low) or above

Qualifications: You and both of your parents must be of foreign nationality. or
You must have finished or will soon finish—in your home country—both primary and secondary education, equivalent to their Korean counterpart, and earned or will soon earn—in your home country—an undergraduate degree, equivalent to its Korean counterpart.

Korean Language Requirement:

  • TOPIK level 3 or above
  • TOPIK level 5 or above (if you want to major in Korean)
  • TOEFL iBT 80, IELTS 5.5, TEPS 550 or above

Case Study

Name: Iulia-Elena Sargu, Sophomore (GKS scholarship student)

Country of Origin: Romania

If you ask me what makes studying at Konkuk such a unique experience, I can talk for hours how different Konkuk is from my previous university back home in terms of teaching methods, infrastructure and so on. I would rather tell you about Korean people and, more specifically, about Korean students. You may have heard how seriously the Koreans take education and how hard they work from childhood to get into a decent university. Certainly, this kind of pressure can be stressful, but I believe it ultimately becomes a part of your life. During any semester, it is common to see Korean students working on a project on campus in the middle of the night. Even during holidays, they don’t really take it easy. I always find them doing something extra to improve themselves, whether it be a school project, a group study session or a part-time job related to their major. If you’re looking for motivation and stimulation that can help you grow as an individual, studying at Konkuk might be just the thing for you. The Koreans generally appreciate goaloriented people, so they’ll help you pursue your dreams in any way they can. Just don’t be afraid to ask! Of course, there’s always the benefit of experiencing a whole new culture and everything it has to offer.