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Sungkyunkwan University

History

Sungkyunkwan University was founded at the beginning of the Joseon Dynasty in 1398 as the highest national educational institute in the early years of the Joseon Dynasty in Korea. As the oldest university in East Asia, it has fostered leaders of our society for over 600 years. 

Education

Sungkyunkwan University’s mission is to offer world-class education, produce exemplary research, build its reputation, and be global hub with the best knowledge and human resources network.

Research

Research Institutes:

  • Institute of Confucian Philosophy and Culture
  • Deaedong Institute for Korean Studies
  • Sungkyun Institute of China Studies
  • Survey Research Center
  • Center for Francophone Studies / Centre d'Etudes Francophones
  • Institute for Knowledge and Information Management
  • Institute for Hybrid Future Culture
  • Center for East Asian History
  • Center of Leadership & Public Management
  • Institute for Social Welfare Studies
  • Sustainable Urban Development Institute
  • Policy Evaluation Research Institution
  • Cooperative Wireless Communications Research Center
  • Game Technology Center
  • Energy Power Research Center
  • Convergence Research Institute
  • Center for Power IT
  • Green Car Electro-Technology Center

Career

  • Career Guidance: Helps students plan their careers based on their knowledge and skills
  • Job Counseling: Offers advice to students about suitable career paths and fields related to individual majors and various on and off campus activities
  • Career Management: Offers services to graduates who wish to find jobs in their fields of study or to change their career paths

PhD Programmes

Sungkyunkwan University Scholarships

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Grant
1000000 KRW
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Global Scholarship Program (GSP)
Merit-based

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Chungnam National University
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Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
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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
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ACES Education Fund
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Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
ServiceScape Scholarship
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ServiceScape
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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
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Various benefits
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Erasmus+ - Grants for study mobility
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OeAD, Austria's Agency for Education and Internationalisation
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Independent provider
Grant
5000 USD
Deadline
25 Aug 2024
Women Scholarship for International Students
Merit-based

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educations.com
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Independent provider
Grant
90000 AUD
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World Universities Ramsay Postgraduate Scholarship
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The Ramsay Centre
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Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
31 Dec 2025
Scholarship for students with disabilities
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Anonymous Hope Fund
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Independent provider
Grant
12000 USD
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Programme
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The Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Programme
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
Not specified
AAPG Foundation Grants-in-Aid
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American Association of Petroleum Geologists Foundation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
31 Oct 2024
$1,500 Annual Video Contest Scholarship
Merit-based

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IvyPanda
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Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
31 Dec 2024
Grants of the Leopold Figl Foundation for students with residence in Lower Austria
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Leopold Figl Foundation
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Independent provider
Grant
55000 USD
Deadline
01 Nov 2024
Francesca Norris Memorial Scholarship
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International Society of Women Airline Pilots
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Grant
10000 USD
Deadline
01 Nov 2024
Type Rating Scholarships
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International Society of Women Airline Pilots
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Independent provider
Grant
5000 USD
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International Conference Scholarship
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International Society of Women Airline Pilots
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Independent provider
Grant
5000 USD
Deadline
01 Nov 2024
Financial Scholarships
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International Society of Women Airline Pilots
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Independent provider
Grant
1500 USD
Deadline
31 Jul 2024
Spreadsheet Gladiator Scholarship
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Coefficient
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Independent provider
Grant
200 USD
Deadline
31 Jul 2024
Wiingy Future STEM Leaders Scholarship
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University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2025
123 22
2024
145 -46
2023
99
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2025
-
2024
145 25
2023
170
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2024
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2023
151 50
2022
201
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
2025
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2024
-
2023
263
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.

Student services

The Student Human Resources Development Team supports students career management and helps them develop their career paths so they can effectively utilize their knowledge and skills.

Housing services

  • Humanities and Social Sciences Campus (Seoul)
Myeongnyunhaksa, which can accommodate about 1,700 Korean, foreign, undergraduate and exchange students living at Humanities and Social Sciences Campus at Seoul, consists of Korean student dormitories E-House, G-House and K-House and foreign student dormitories C-House, I-House and M-House and it also has rental studio apartments for male students. 
  • Natural Sciences Campus (Suwon)
Bongnyonghaksa, a dormitory that can accommodate approximately 3,800 undergraduate and graduate students in the Natural Sciences Campus, consists of five wings: The House of Benevolence, House of Righteousness, House of Propriety, House of Wisdom and the House of Integrity.

Library services

Entrance Guide:

  • Student ID card (or mobile student ID card) is required
  • Attach student ID card at the gate and pass after green light is turned on
  • Students must reserve an empty seat using the kiosk beforehand. 

ICT services

Students can make requests or inquiries using SKKU's IT Call Center. The IT Call Center offers fast and accurate responses internet, PC, phone, etc. 

Medical services

To promote health and well-being of our students and faculty, the University’s Health Center offers services in early detection of diseases, treatment and treatment placement, health counseling, student health checkup and etc.

Campus life

Myeongryunhaksa can accommodate about 1,432 domestic and international undergraduate students living at the Humanities and Social Sciences Campus in Seoul. It consists of Korean student dormitories (E-House, G-House, and K-House) and international student dormitories (C-House, I-House, and M-House).

Sports facilities

The Physical Education Health Center was established March 5, 1963 in order to supervise services such as health consultations for SKKU students, faculty, and staff, improvement of physiques, training athletes, etc. After that, the two functions of physical education and health consultation were separated. 

The Varsity Sports Organization is situated not only in the domestic and international sporting world, but also in the center of a star that produces many talented people from all walks of life.

Student clubs

Kinggo Cheerleader promotes and upholds team spirit among the SKKU community by cheering at sporting events of SKKU sports teams and other university events. 

Students Clubs like Racket Challenge Bloodline, Hogwarts or Chung Lang, meaning Blue Wave.

  • NO. 1 Korean Private Comprehensive Universities for 3 consecutive years in the JoongAng Daily University Rankings
  • Ranked 118th in the QS World University Rankings and 13th in the THE Asian University Rankings
  • GSB MBA Program: Ranked 45th in the world (British Financial Times)
  • 23 academic subjects ranked in the Top 100 of the 2015 QS World University Subject Rankings

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