Konkuk University

Konkuk University (Korean: 건국대학교, Hanja: 建國大學校) is a comprehensive private university. Konkuk University primarily educates in agricultural and life science research. It has undergone major transformations in the past decade, earning the title of “the fastest growing university in Korea.”

Konkuk University has campuses in both Seoul and Chungju. The Seoul campus is located in the southeastern part of Seoul, near the Han River. The Seoul campus has thirteen undergraduate colleges and thirteen graduate schools. The Glocal Campus in Chungju is composed of seven undergraduate colleges and two graduate schools. This campus is easily accessed by the Konkuk University Station.

Undergraduate degree-seeking program

Qualifications
  • Freshman Applicants (first grade): Applicants and their parents are foreign nationals without Korean citizenship (foreigners – non-Korean nationals (including dual nationalities). Applicants have graduated or are expected to graduate from accredited primary and secondary schools overseas (12-year education).
  • Transfer Applicants (third grade): Applicants have completed or are expected to complete at least 2 years of a 4-year undergraduate degree program with at least 50 percent of the credits required for graduation at an accredited Korean or foreign university with good academic standing. Applicants have graduated or are expected to graduate from a 2 or 3-year associate degree program at an accredited Korean or foreign college with good academic standing(except Hong Kong and Macao).
  • Language Proficiency Requirements: All applicants must submit one or more of the following documents: Applicant with a Grade 3 or higher in Korean Language Proficiency Test (TOPIK) Korean Language Program Completion Certificate issued by Konkuk Language Institute with Level 3 or above.

Graduate Degree-seeking Program

Qualifications
  • Common Qualifications: Nationality: The applicant must meet one of the following nationality requirements
    • A foreigner whose parents are both foreigners.
    • A person who has completed all levels of education equivalent to elementary, junior high, high school, and undergraduate school in a foreign country.
  • Language Proficiency: The applicant must meet one of the following language proficiency requirements
    • Korean Language Proficiency Test(TOPIK) Level 3 or higher
    • Completed Korean language level 3 or higher at Konkuk University Language Institute
    • A certain level of official test of English language proficiency(refer to admission guideline for required scores).
    • If the applicant can speak only English and no Korean, he/she must consult with the department before application is processed to see whether the department will accept the application or not (required).
    • In case applicant does not meet language requirement, with the study permit and recommendation by a KU professors of the respected department or program, the applicant can be exempted from the language proficiency above mentioned requirement for a certain period at the entrance stage The applicant request to check specific requirements for certain department – Dept. of Korean Language & Literature, Dept. of International Commerce & Business, Dept. of Clothing, and Dept. of Literature & Art Therapy.
MA Program
A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and educational attainment equivalent to a bachelor’s degree approved by the law of the country of residence.
Ph.D Program
A master’s degree from an accredited college or university and educational attainment equivalent to a master’s degree approved by the law of the country of residence.