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About

History

  • In 1981, Ajou Engineering College was raised to university status as Ajou University with three colleges, including Engineering, Business Administration and Humanities, and ten departments.
  • At the 10th anniversary of the University in 1983, Ajou Univer- sity established a ‘ten-year development plan’. 
  • This was the first general development plan envisaging a futureimage of Ajou University.

Education

  • Thereare wide ranges of international programs at Ajou including student and faculty exchanges, visitingstudent, international summer school, Korean language and foundation program. 
  • International students are taking courses offered either in English or Korean by various majors. At Ajou, there areabout 1,000 international students from all around the world.

Research

  • With practicality as its educational philo-sophy, Ajou University has focused on research that can be industrialized and the cultivation of talented professionals with competence in the industrial fields.
  • There is a growing consensus in the 21st century that university should engage in practical research that can be industrialized. 
  • Ajou University boasts its active research in partnership with industrial fields as the research projects commissioned by businesses account for 38.8 percent of the total projects it was commissioned by outside institutions. 
  • As joint research activity between academy and industry is much demanded by society, research activity at Ajou University serves as a good model.

University Ranking

World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2024
501 100
2023
601
2022
601
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QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2024
631 -143
2023
488 43
2022
531
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2023
801
2022
801
2021
801
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2024
-
2023
1116 -66
2022
1050
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Services

Student services

  • One-Stop International Student Service

Housing services

  • Ajou University offers various type of accommodations for providing comfort and modern technology to residents. Ajou University Dormitory "Woncheon Dormitory Complex" houses over 2,300 domestic and international residents consisting of 4 buildings.
  • At Hwa-hong Hall, over 300 international students can accommodate either in two-people-shared room or in four-people-shared room.
  • We hope native Korean students and international students alike will be able to learn about each others' cultures and broaden their sense of international perspective. 
  • In addition to the "Woncheon Dormitory Complex", a newly built international dormitory will be opened in August 2014 (can accommodate about 470 students).

Library services

  • Ajou University Central Library was founded on March 15th, 1973 to fulfill our education objectives clearly stated in our school regulations. 
  • Our goal is to contribute to the students' and faculty's studies and research by collecting, arranging and providing academic information.

ICT services

  • PC Labs on campus.

Medical services

  • Health Care Center.

Student Life

Campus life

  • Ajou University has top-notch educational facilities in a green campus environment. 
  • The campus isalso close to downtown Seoul, only 40 minutes to the famous Gangnam District.You canexperience Past, Today and Future of Korea/Asia at Ajou campus.

Sports facilities

  • Residents in Hwa-hong Hall (International Dormitory) can use the gymnasium of the basement of Hwa-hong Hall

Student clubs

  • Ajou students are strongly encouraged to participate in extracurricular activities that enrich campus life. About 60 extracurricular associations cover every field: arts, science and technology, volunteer social work, religion, Martial Arts, and many others.
  • There are also about 130 academic clubs where students with the same academic interests get together under faculty advising. Ajou University holds an annual "Student Club of the Year" contest. 
  • International students are also strongly encouraged to join the student clubs.

Accreditation

  • International Education Quality Assurance System (IEQAS)
  •  Accreditation Board for Engineering Education of Korea (ABEEK), a member of Washington Accord
  • Korean Association of Business Education Accreditation (KABEA)
  •  Joint Commission International (JCI), international accreditation in medical services

Ajou University Scholarships

Below you will find scholarships for Ajou University. Distinction can be made between scholarships provided by the University and those provided by independent providers.

Provided by university
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
Anytime
Ajou Admisstion Fee Scholarship
Merit-based

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Ajou University
Suigen, South Korea
Provided by university
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
Anytime
Ajou Special Scholarhip
Merit-based

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Ajou University
Suigen, South Korea
Provided by university
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
Not specified
Ajou Global Scholarship (for New International Students)
Merit-based

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Ajou University
Suigen, South Korea
Independent provider
Grant
1500000 KRW
Deadline
Not specified
Fully Funded GKS Korean Government Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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Korean Government
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3500 USD
Deadline
15 Nov 2024
ACES Scholarships
Merit-based Need-based

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ACES Education Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
14 Oct 2024
Fulbright U.S. Student Program
Merit-based Need-based

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U.S. government
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
750 EUR
Deadline
Not specified
Global Scholarship Program (GSP)
Merit-based

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Chungnam National University
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1600 USD
Deadline
30 Apr 2024
Mozida African Master Scholarship
Merit-based

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Mozida Foundation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
90000 AUD
Deadline
Not specified
World Universities Ramsay Postgraduate Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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The Ramsay Centre
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
31 Dec 2025
Scholarship for students with disabilities
Need-based

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Anonymous Hope Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
12000 USD
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Programme
Merit-based Need-based

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The Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Programme
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1500 USD
Deadline
15 May 2024
iVisa Annual Scholarship
Merit-based

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iVisa
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1500 USD
Deadline
31 Mar 2024
The Annual IELTS from 6 to 9 Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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IELTS from 6 to 9
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
30 Jun 2024
$1,500 Annual Essay Writing Contest Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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IvyPanda
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
Not specified
AAPG Foundation Grants-in-Aid
Merit-based Need-based

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American Association of Petroleum Geologists Foundation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
Not specified
Anonymous Hope Fund
Merit-based Need-based

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Anonymous Hope Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
500 USD
Deadline
30 Apr 2024
Biotin Xtreme Hair Care Annual Scholarship 2023: Empowering The Future Of Hair Care
General Scholarships

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Biotin Xtreme Hair Care
Location not available
Provided by university
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
Anytime
Ajou Medicine and Nursing Scholarhip for International Students
Merit-based

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Ajou University
Suigen, South Korea
Independent provider
Grant
5000 USD
Deadline
10 Mar 2024
“The Hope For Healing” Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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FHE Health
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1500 USD
Deadline
31 Jul 2024
Spreadsheet Gladiator Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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Coefficient
Location not available

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Suigen, Gyeonggi, South Korea

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