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Konkuk University

History

The history of Konkuk University (KU) dates back to 1931 when the People's Hospital was founded. The establishment of the Chosun Political Science School followed in 1946, which was later renamed Konkuk University.

Education

Konkuk offers extensive courses in English, and international students also have many opportunities to learn Korean culture and language by mingling with their Konkuk classmates. Hence, a diverse group of international students study at Konkuk every semester. In the spring semester of 2016, more than 1,000 undergraduate students were pursuing their undergraduate degrees at Konkuk. There were an additional 251 participants in Konkuk’s exchange and visiting student programs during the same period. Approximately 100 students also come to Konkuk for short-term summer programs.

Research

Konkuk University (KU) officially launched the Research and University-Industry Cooperation Foundation in 2005 in order to conduct tasks concerning new knowledge and technologies that reinforce the nation's future and competitiveness. The specific responsibilities of the Research and University-Industry Cooperation Foundation include the promotion of joint cooperation among industries, research institutes, and the University, as well as the provision of research support.

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Konkuk University Scholarships

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Independent provider
Grant
1000000 KRW
Deadline
Not specified
Global Scholarship Program (GSP)
Merit-based

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Chungnam National University
Location not available
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
1000 USD
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
ServiceScape Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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ServiceScape
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
1600 USD
Deadline
30 Apr 2024
Mozida African Master Scholarship
Merit-based

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Mozida Foundation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
Not specified
Erasmus+ - Grants for study mobility
Merit-based

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OeAD, Austria's Agency for Education and Internationalisation
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
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
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
1500 USD
Deadline
15 May 2024
iVisa Annual Scholarship
Merit-based

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iVisa
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
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
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
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
31 Dec 2024
Grants of the Leopold Figl Foundation for students with residence in Lower Austria
Need-based

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Leopold Figl Foundation
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
Independent provider
Grant
200 USD
Deadline
30 Apr 2024
Wiingy Future STEM Leaders Scholarship
Merit-based

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Wiingy
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University Ranking

World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2024
601
2023
601
2022
601
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
2023
601 100
2022
701 -100
2021
601
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2024
801 -150
2023
651 -50
2022
601
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2024
-
2023
1049 96
2022
1145
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 administrative offices of Konkuk University (KU) are committed to working together and with our international students, faculty, and visitors to provide the best academic and social conditions for an enjoyable experience here at Konkuk. For any of your questions or concerns, please contact or visit our offices.

Housing services

KU:L House is Konkuk University's (KU) modern, on-campus residence which opened in August 2006. Open to foreign and domestic students studying at Konkuk, the dormitory is divided into four halls: Vision Hall, Frontier Hall, Dream Hall, and Lake Hall. KU:L House can accommodate more students than any other university housing facility in Seoul, as its four halls can accommodate up to 3,000 students. Male and female students live in separate halls. (Dream and Frontier Halls for females; Vision and Lake Halls for males)

Library services

Sanghuh Memorial Library was opened in 1989 to commemorate Konkuk University’s (KU) 43rd anniversary. The library has space for more than one million volumes and a total capacity of 3,300 seats. Most materials are on open shelves, directly available to faculty and students. The library has fully automated systems for searching the library catalogs and checking materials in and out.

Medical services

The Student Life Team at Konkuk University (KU) operates the Health Center (on-campus clinic) to assist with the healthy campus life of Konkuk students, faculty, and staff. A nurse is present during opening hours to provide health counseling, general pharmaceuticals, and aid for injuries or accidents that occurred during class, practical training, or events on Konkuk campus.

Campus life

KU's main campus is located in the southeastern part of Seoul near the Han River. The university is easily accessible from Incheon International Airport and downtown Seoul by public transportation.

Sports facilities

Konkuk University (KU) provides several options to Konkuk students, faculty, and staff to choose from for their sports and fitness needs.

  • KU Stadium
  • Gymnasium (including a weight room)
  • Tennis Courts
  • KU:L House Gym (for KU:L House residents, all faculty, and allstaff)
  • Basketball Courts
  • Sports Science Town (Icheon, Gyeonggi-do)

Student clubs

Konkuk University (KU) has nearly 70 student clubs, encompassing diverse areas of students' interest. Participating in these clubs as a foreign student may enrich your campus experience by meeting Korean and other international friends and engaging in various activities focused on a particular area. If you would like to join a club, visit the club offices in Student Union Buildings A and B, or visit the Student Club Association in Room 218 in Student Union Building B. (See Campus Map.)

All our programs are fully accredited by the Korean Ministry of Education and other external organizations such as the Accreditation Board for Engineering in Korea (ABEEK).

Kuri, Gyeonggi, South Korea

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